Will Alan Wake just be a disappointment?

Alan Wake, the psychological thriller game coming from acclaimed developers Remedy, is a game that really did look like something different. Something that promised new innovations, gorgeous graphics and a very story-driven focus, which certainly sounded exciting when the game was first shown to the public way back in 2006.

Is the game really going to be all that good, or will it be a big disappointment...?


[UPDATE] For some reason some people seem to question the fact that Alan Wake is truly dropping the open-world gameplay, yet this has been revealed by Remedy themselves on several occasions after E3 2009. It will still have parts in the game where you can kind of roam around, but it will not be the sort of GTA/Shenmue style gameplay that was originally planned for the game. Additionally, the company have stated that they are putting a stronger emphasis on action to make Alan Wake more of a Remedy game, but this is also disappointing as the game was originally going to be psychological and less about just gunning down "zombies".

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Tinted Eyes3950d ago

Yup, I mean taking out the open world? LAME

dolan3950d ago

It's basically just a Resident Evil clone. Certainly nothing like the game it was hyped to be. Also, graphically it was quite a dud from the footage at E3. Not really surprising since it has been in development for so long and the engine is so old.

gamesR4fun3950d ago

sure its a long shot form what it was suppose to be but it might stil b fun n looks bout as good as anything can on the 360...

topdawg1223950d ago

It looks like it will have a good story and voice acting, but the gameplay doesn't look that cool

Peter North3950d ago

Of course it will be a disappointment, it's a 360 exclusive.


"Of course it will be a disappointment, it's a 360 exclusive."

man don't you ever fvcking clock out?

Nitrowolf23950d ago

Well He is Peter North...

topdawg1223950d ago

Looks like another dissaopintment for the bots. This game looks like it has nothin but a good story. sorry

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Peter North3950d ago

If the 360 didn't suffer from limited disc space and RROD-rendering, Alan Wake would have the chance of being the last moderate success on the dying Xbox 360 platform.

Peter North3950d ago

They thought getting into the Automotive industry on the Xbox was a great idea but look what happened.

MGSR THE HD VERSION3950d ago (Edited 3950d ago )

ditch the efforts, the bear bird game hit a higher graphical note than the twisted wombat and bot combo.


you can take that combo and super-size it b1tch.

callahan093950d ago

I've seen games that natively render in 1080p and don't look nearly as good as Call of Duty 4, which renders below 720p. Native resolution is mostly irrelevant to how good or bad a game can look. In my opinion, the PS3 Ratchet & Clank games have incredible graphics and look better than Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts on 360, even though Banjo is rendered at a higher native resolution. Just look at the polygon count, the texture quality, the fur effects, the shading, the lighting, etc. on Ratchet & Clank Future. It's stunning.

PandemicPrawn03950d ago

There is a lot of hype around this game, and being a new IP we don't really know what to expect.

It could go either way.

For the record, I hope it's a successful title for Remedy and Microsoft.

ShenmueLegacy3950d ago

I agree, I really hope it is a good game. Let's just hope they haven't screwed it up with what they've changed in the game.

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