Alan Wake Remastered Video Review - Old Mystery, New Coat of Paint | COGconnected

COG writes: When Alan Wake was originally released in 2010, it was heavily praised for its excellent storytelling which helped to garner a cult following. 11 years later and the Stephen King-inspired classic is back but will it still be able to captivate audiences?

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CrimsonWing6953d ago (Edited 53d ago )

I adored this game when it launched on the 360.

I still think it's a great game, but I will admit that there's mechanics that hadn't aged well such as jumping/platforming, the ridiculous lack of stamina this guy has (I mean if the recharge didn't take 10x longer than it does to deplete it may have been tolerable), the zapping down the darkness takes waaaaaaay too long at times and the batteries vary when filling the usage meter instead of just charging it fully, the driving isn't great, and I can't tell you enough how annoying getting hit by something off-screen is.

That being said, if you're NOT gunning for all the trophies/achievements I think you'll have a blast with this game sans some minor frustrations. If you're going for the DLC trophies be prepared to go to some dark places trying to get the no death/one-run trophies/achievements. Those particularly will show you the flaws of the game.

Neonridr53d ago

not only that but the cutscenes are horribly optimized. The framerates during these cutscenes on my PS5 dip down extremely low at times, and I have no clue why.

CrimsonWing6953d ago

Yea I noticed that, too. Stutters like crazy during the beginning of every cutscene.