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Submitted by jeeves86 1415d ago | article

Alan Wake - The Writer is the Absolute Worst Kind of DLC

Rely on Horror: The DLC in itself might be a bit of fun, but what it means for gamers down the road is pretty hard to swallow. Also, it doesn't even deliver on it's promise! Will Alan Wake ever get a proper ending? (Alan Wake, Xbox 360)

BannedForNineYears  +   1415d ago
I never bought a single piece of DLC in my life......No joke......Excluding free LBP DLC. :|
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MiloGarret  +   1415d ago
I take it you're extremely poor?
Shanks  +   1415d ago
Some of us only pay money for a physical copy.
8-bit  +   1415d ago
Some of you are missing out on some great DLC experiences then.

There are some DLC that are worth it and some that just plain aren't. MW2 DLC can rot for all I care, not going to buy maps that I own on COD4 disk. On the other hand paid DLC for LBP is amazing. The marvel levels are worth every penny.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1414d ago
"Will Alan Wake ever get a proper ending?"

Probably not until you've spent $60 on DLC.
Masamori Sumimura  +   1415d ago
im pretty sure alan wake DLC are free. stop complaining kid.
Redempteur  +   1414d ago
are you SURE ...???????

isn't it 560 points Microsoft ??
MiloGarret  +   1414d ago
The first one is free if you bought the game new, the second costs 560 points.
coolbeans  +   1415d ago
Alan Wake doesn't get a proper ending?
While that seems a bit sad from what I was anticipating from the DLC, there's also the sense it's always had of "suspending the mystery" when you consider it's like a TV show. However, that idea in it of itself is disgruntling since hardly any games try to do that.
sukru  +   1415d ago
They have got to be kidding...
I loved the game, the atmosphere, the pacing of the story. However I did not like the ending, or the second one. Now they tell me even the third one is lacking.

I can understand that the small team cannot perfect details like facial animation. However everything was the story in the game, and they are afraid to complete it. Any ending would be fine, even an ambiguous one.
Solidus187-SCMilk  +   1415d ago
the ending is fine
this writer is just whining because there is going to be an AW 2.
mcstorm  +   1414d ago
I hope they do bring a AW2 out so far Alan Wake is my game of the year loved it. This game looked stunning played well and the story was good too. I look forward to playing this DLC to see if it dose end the game or not.
dead_eye  +   1414d ago
he's whining cos it should have been in the game to begin with and there isn't going to be AW2 (or slim to none chance)
dragonelite  +   1415d ago
spoiler

Don't they show a new book alan wake has written "The Return" where he writes how he got out of the darkness have not played the game but a buddy told when he tried to tell me there's a sequel coming.
Hands Up For Games  +   1415d ago
What a joke of an article even if it is an opinion piece.

Alan Wake the retail game had a conclusive ending that finished off the 1st Season perfectly.

The 2 DLC episodes simply added to this finale, without spoiling it for anyone, if you enjoyed Alan Wake the you will really enjoy The Writer and it sets it up perfectly for the 2nd series. In my opinion of course.
dragonelite  +   1415d ago
Yeah your right.

I dont think people get it that alan wake/remedy are trying to make it more like a tv series. And i really did enjoy playing a episode each night.
radphil  +   1414d ago
I find it ironic that you say the article is a joke even if it's an opinion piece, and then you leave off "in my opinion of course" :p
KiRBY3000  +   1414d ago
"Alan Wake the retail game had a conclusive ending"

i finished the game last week, there was nothing such as a "conclusive ending". its the opposite, the game ends like there is another episode about to begin... but there's not (unless you get DLC but apparently even the DLC is a let down).

i was so hyped for this game and the story but it's just a bunch of cliché that makes no sense, i feel like they tried to put all the cool stuff from tv shows or movies they liked and then tried to make a story out of it. in the end, the story feels cheap and completely unoriginal.

*spoilers*
-so people, any ideas for our new project "Alan Wake"?
-yeah boss, that black smoke monster was pretty cool in LOST, lets put it in our game!
-ok, jerry how about you?
-hum, people like wtf endings so lets randomly insert a clone of the main protagonist somewhere.
-excellent, what else? bob?
-there is this game i really like, silent hill 2, it takes place in the woods kinda and there's a lot of fog...
-interesting. hey peter are we good on the gameplay part?
-oh, we scraped everything, we're making a linear shooter instead.
-alright good job everyone, and remember we've only got about 7gigs of disc space. but dont worry guys, microsoft called and they say we can sell the rest of the game as DLC episodes.
-holy cow! these guys are brilliant!

and now i got to buy 2 DLC an hope for a proper ending? im sorry but what a ripoff. i feel cheated.
Redempteur  +   1414d ago
JUST LIKE prince of persia 2008 ..

is it so hard to put the ending on the disc .???

Worst dlc that's for sure ..i want my story to at least be complete ...
Tony P  +   1414d ago
Well, you can't be that mad it wasn't on the disc. Alan Wake touted the nature of its DLC as a KEY FEATURE. You were told up front how it would go.

However, the devs promised The Writer would be the content that brought conclusion and resolution to AW. Which, from how it sounds, it did not. And that, I'd hate.
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dragonelite  +   1414d ago
It opened up the story for a sequel Because of the new novel alan wake wrote"return" the novel we play in the main game is"Departure".
Tony P  +   1414d ago
Oh I get it, I just think it's a disservice still.
Mastodon  +   1414d ago
Exactly what Remedy said:

Alan Wake is a TV series...

Season 1 is the FIRST GAME
DLC 1 is a TV Special and DLC 2 is the Second TV Special

Alan Wake 2 is Season 2

In that order... why is that so hard to understand? Expect to see around 3 to 4 seasons and 5 to 7 TV specials before the "ending" is revealed... (That part is an opinion).

Its X-Files, Twin Peaks, and Twlight Zone rolled into one.
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Xtremist  +   1414d ago
Best horror survival of this gen.
Great game and great dlc content-can't wait for the "Return".
Hopefully it won't take too long.
Hokulani  +   1414d ago
s'ok! Never completed "Alan Wake", probaly won't spend the MS Points on DLC for it!
Paballo  +   1409d ago
I know this is off topic but could someone tell me what's so bad with Mc Ds.here in South Africa unlike your first world countries we have yet to do an expose se on the food yet I know you guys have. wats so bad about it as is different with other fast food? I mean are they all not healthy for you?
On topic I am very disappointed with Alan Wake and this may sound like trolling but I truly believe that the sandbox nature was taken out due to dvd9 and disappointed that a game based on a brilliant book could not live to the expectations of that book,was not really scary and less narrative..
Paballo  +   1409d ago
I know this is off topic but could someone tell me what's so bad with Mc Ds.here in South Africa unlike your first world countries we have yet to do an expose se on the food yet I know you guys have. wats so bad about it as is different with other fast food? I mean are they all not healthy for you?
On topic I am very disappointed with Alan Wake and this may sound like trolling but I truly believe that the sandbox nature was taken out due to dvd9 and disappointed that a game based on a brilliant book could not live to the expectations of that book,was not really scary and less narrative..Best horror game this gen is still Dead space.

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