Best Xbox 360 Action/Adventure: Alan Wake

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Kamikaze1353062d ago

I don't have a 360, but Alan Wake looks like an amazing game. Well....if Shadow Complex counts as an action adventure then I'd pick that over any game any day >_>

Poseidon3062d ago

i agree, this is the one reason i may concider buying an xbox360, its the one game that really intrests me. :)

GWAVE3062d ago

360's best action/adventure? NO WAY.

What about Mass Effect 2 (barely an RPG anymore) or Ninja Gaiden 2?

scofios3062d ago

I didn't play alan wake yet , but for me the best action/adventure game on the 360 would be gears of war series .

RonRico3062d ago

WTF are u talking about if u dont have a 360? SC is better BTW. Yhank you and goooooodnight! That's right yhank you. lol

zeeshan3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

Ok so I guess I am gona get flamed by fanboys for this but, I didn't like ALAN WAKE one bit. The first 30 minutes are nice but after that it got boring. Same old thing. Use the flash light, point and shoot. There weren't many weapons to choose from, in the end the story went all over the place and you just lose interest in it. I finished it because I HAD to cuz I had paid $60 for the game!

Alan Wake was one of my most anticipated survival-horror titles for a veryyy long time and I got it day one but after playing it, I was sooo disappointed, I don't have words for it.

Don't get me wrong, some people did like it but in my opinion, it was one big disappointment. MASS EFFECT 2 delivered more! I know, I know, two different games but anticipation wise, Mass Effect 2 didn't disappoint me ALAN WAKE surely did!

starchild3062d ago

Could that have anything to do with the fact that you are a raging PS3 fanboy and Alan Wake is a full 360 exclusive? Sure, you admitted Mass Effect 2 "delivered more", but that game is a console exclusive and can also be played on gaming PCs, so it's a little easier for you to swallow your pride on that one.

Alan Wake was one of the best games I have played all year--hell, all generation. It positively drips with atmosphere, the gameplay was always engaging to me, the plot was deep and twisted and the world was beautiful. I loved it.

DelbertGrady3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

Check his comment history. That's what I call stealth trolling. PS3 fanboys seem obsessed with bashing Alan Wake. I guess it's easier to hate what you can't have.

frjoethesecond3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

My experience with alan wake was spoiled because I played heavy rain first. If it wasn't for that i'd have enjoyed it almost as much as max payne. The game felt dated to me. Atmosphere was great though, spoiled by random coffee.

Traveler3062d ago

I played Heavy Rain and Alan Wake. They are both good games, but I guess I would have to say I enjoyed Alan Wake more.

frjoethesecond3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

To those who disagree with my previous comment. Are you saying my experience wasn't spoiled and I have no idea how I feel about the games I play?
If that's the case then perhaps you can correct my comment?

dkp233062d ago

The main issue with this game is that the game is way too short and too linear...Playing through the game, it has potential to be a great game, but I was able to finish the game rather quickly and almost found all the coffee bottles (grr)...

If there is a sequel, I hope the sequel has more content, less linear, and more ability to explore..

its an above average game IMO, but could of been real great...

NinjaAssassin3062d ago

@ frjoethesecond

No, they are probably just disagreeing with your opinion. Many people have played both games and some feel that Alan Wake was the better game.


How long do you expect a game to be? Alan Wake took me a lot longer to beat than Uncharted 2 and I was satisfied with the length of both games.

jetlian3062d ago

tell zeeshan is lying!!!no weapons you say? magnum,rifle,shotgun, flares, flare gun,flashbangs. the dudes a writer not some combat marine. the story doesn't go all over the place either.

to the people saying its repeative its like any other game. You shoot then move forward. Has a few moments where your doing other things. If you want a non linear game play a RDR or something like that this is story based

jjesso19933062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

I agree Hated I alan wake the ending was rubbish the story was terrible I would give it 7.9 max It was way overhyped And in the end it did not feel like it took 5 years maybe year and half.

Since it was announce it was hyped to be first game utilised quad-core's on pc that was lie graphics king consoles that was lie sandbox game that was lie everything this game was hype about this game was lie. Me hating this has nothing to do with what console I own I Love fable 2 gears of war ect but game was simply hyped to be completely different game than it was.

coolbeans3061d ago

You're getting disagrees because most didn't feel spoiled when playing Heavy Rain first and then Alan Wake because they're both great games (you're basically churning a fanboy pot with the comparison too). You also said it felt dated....which most would disagree upon as well.

Do you read your own statements? :S

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lelo2play3062d ago

"Best Xbox 360 Action/Adventure: Alan Wake"

I don't know if it's the best Xbox 360 Action/Adventure, but it is a great game. Very underrated by some reviewers.

gravemaker3062d ago (Edited 3062d ago )

wait, adventure? It's a SHOOTER with flaslight

playstation_clan3062d ago

dude its not a shooter, look at the sales and tell me that. :)

hamoor3062d ago

On topic:
I guess alan wake is underrated AND overrated at the same time
Its overrated because it has too much hype and its underrated because the hype killed the game and a lot of people who didnt actualy tried the game think that Alan wake is bad but really it's not bad at all
Just imagine dead space was overhyped then it didn't get tEh 90z in Meta but does it means dead space is a bad game?

frjoethesecond3062d ago


Made me spit out my coffee lolloing.

KILLERAPP3062d ago

I played the game, finish it and loved it but I for one hope they would have keep it an open world sandbox if they would have it could have been what Red Dead Redemption is for the western setting, still love the game and the ending am still asking myself about the game and how it came to be and am really wishing for Alan Wake 2 so we can get all the answers…

gamer20103062d ago

your trolling is average. try harder, troll.

FragMnTagM3062d ago

Not too bad. I was really impressed by the lighting in the game. I am at a loss as far as the story goes. I thought I had it all worked out and BAM! the ending came. It really does leave you hanging and I would like to know what really happened. There were plenty of oh shit moments, but a lot of times it was predictable when something was going to jump out at you. I would have liked to see a little more variety in enemies though.

Zeeshan says he didn't really care for the story, but I think it was one of the best parts of the game. I couldn't put it down until I figured out what the hell was going on. Alas that never happened as there are some loose ends at the ending of the game. It was like the first time I watched the Matrix, I came out of the movie with more questions than answers, that is until I watched it a second time.

It is a great game, but I know it is not for everyone. Best thing anyone can do is play it and make up their own mind about it.

starchild3062d ago

I didn't have a problem with the ending at all, in fact I really liked it. I completely agree with the guy that wrote this article, so I'll just quote what he said about the ending:

"Many have argued that the ending is weak. I am not one of those people. I appreciate an ending that doesn’t come right out and say what the conclusion is to all the madness. It really makes you think and analyze everything you just experienced."

izuna3062d ago

Sorry, but that's the result of bad presentation.

PandaJenkins3062d ago

uh no it is called leaving the ending open for dlc and a possible sequel. It also concluded one of the main plot points while doing so. The narrative was absolutely fantastic though but I can also get why someone could get confused by it. There is quite a lot to take in.

Weaksauce11383062d ago


Yea open interprentation endings are definitely the result of bad presentation, look how much people hated Inception.

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