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Gamersyde Preview - Alan Wake

Gamersyde talks about Alan Wake and interviews Oskari Häkkinen:

"It's 7pm, Wednesday February 24th at the gates of Paris, the scenery is in diametric contradiction to the idyllic town of Bright Falls. However, it's there that we had the chance to try the long-waited Alan Wake and to discuss it with the developers. An exceptional evening for an exceptional game.

For the few people who haven't heard about Alan Wake, it's important to remind that it was one of the first next-gen game announced, five years ago. The first screenshots made quite a splash, then we had no news until last year E3 Microsoft conference where we were shown a pretty average looking gameplay demo. Consequently it's with high hopes (it's a Remedy game after all !), but with a little bit of fear too, that we started to play the game."

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tronz4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

" To be clear, none of the existing Xbox 360 games even compares to it, and even on PS3, which have more real exclusive titles, it's hard to find an equivalent. Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Crysis, these are the few games which can compete with it. Whether it's the real-time projected shadows produced by the essential flashlight (those were obviously missing in Condemned 1 & 2), the total absence of aliasing (720p 4x FSAA), the breathtaking realistic lighting effects, the huge size of certain levels, SSAO, the atmospheric effects, the humongous size of some moving objects, the vegetation which interacts with characters and wind, or the largely satisfying framerate (with a light tearing that should disappear in the retail version) and many other physical and graphical effects, Alan Wake never ceases to amaze you with relative ease."

" Controls are responsive enough to let you manage stressful situations (we've seen a sequence where the hero, helped by two other characters, have to resist a massive wave of enemies while waiting for an elevator, a typical survival-horror scene that you have come to expect in games such as Resident Evil or Left 4 Dead) and a dodge button (the same as the Run one) is set to limit virile contacts against enemies or elements from the scenery. The slight inertia of the character and some stiff animations could annoy the nitpicky gamers, but exploration and action sequences quickly become comfortable and captivating"

Going to pre-order this the next chance I get. I think the only game that matches Alan Wake is Metro 2033 because it have superb textures and lighting too.

tronz4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

For the previewers pointing out the unfinished animations in the preview build of Alan Wake. This is the pre-baked routine people are talking about. http://www.gameblog.fr/imag...

This is what they are working on now before release.
http://xcastonline.com/inde...

http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

I received a disagree :(

saint_john_paul_ii4290d ago

great facial animation, but a lot of games surpass this.

Bungie4290d ago

wow that was a great video interview

i'm soo excited about this game , i try to stop myself from spoilers .

green4290d ago

I taught some fanboys on N4G said the 360 was maxed out and cold never produce games of uncharted 2 or Killzone 2 level.

-MD-4290d ago

360 is maxed out right guys?

iFLOWLIKEWATER4290d ago

I'll have to play this game myself. It would have to be very consistent in its graphics and textures to unseat UC2.

JANF4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

"To be clear, none of the existing Xbox 360 games even compares to it, and even on PS3, which have more real exclusive titles, it's hard to find an equivalent. Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Crysis, these are the few games which can compete with it. Whether it's the real-time projected shadows produced by the essential flashlight (those were obviously missing in Condemned 1 & 2), the total absence of aliasing (720p 4x FSAA), the breathtaking realistic lighting effects, the huge size of certain levels, SSAO, the atmospheric effects, the humongous size of some moving objects, the vegetation which interacts with characters and wind, or the largely satisfying framerate (with a light tearing that should disappear in the retail version) and many other physical and graphical effects, Alan Wake never ceases to amaze you with relative ease."

where are the PS3 fanboys now? Alan Wake FTW!!!!

commodore644290d ago

from the article:

"To be clear, none of the existing Xbox 360 games even compares to it, and even on PS3, which have more real exclusive titles, it's hard to find an equivalent. Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Crysis, these are the few games which can compete with it."

This sounds like the 360 is matching and even exceeding the ps3.
Time to smell the coffee.

likedamaster4290d ago

@Pope

You just can't help but to troll. Fail.
FYI, from the past games I can think of that did really good face animations none are at this level. HL2 being one and my personal favorite.

Game is looking better and better.

dustgavin4290d ago

Of course this has the best graphics if you only own a 360. Just ignore the fact that 360 was released a year before the PS3 and is still trying to match the quality of Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, and God of War 3.

As for all the 360 fans above me...
I like how each of you have no problems trashing PS3 articles and then whine when the same happens to your beloved console.

Keep wearing those goggles and just pretend Sony does not exist. ;)

iFLOWLIKEWATER4290d ago

Don't let your Sony goggles blur your vision, bro.

saint_john_paul_ii4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

Im not trolling. why would i troll. an example of of the games im talking about is the new mafia game.

other games include of course, U2, KZ2...

dustgavin4290d ago

I enjoy that 360 and Ps3 are competing to deliver the best possible experience on either console. Plus, I never stated that this was a bad game at all.

It is just sad to see 360 fans act like no other console is producing games that are equal or better to what is being offered on 360.

No blind goggles here.

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Sonyslave34290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

O sh!t 360 has the power of teh cell.

BYE4290d ago

It looks aight, but it is no match for the breathtaking realism of KZ2, MGS4, Uncharted 1 & 2 and Heavy Rain.

And btw, technically, this is a 2011 game which is sad. The 360 had a year head start. Think about how good PS3 games will look by then.

hellraiserpop4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

Apparently Gamersyde, who happen to have played the game (unlike you) seem to disagree.

And 2011? Your faulty PS3 calendar must've screwed you too. This releases in less than 3 months.

dustgavin4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

He is saying that the 360 was released a full year before the PS3. I would hope that year lead has given them enough time to produce a game that matches the quality of Ps3 exclusives.
360-2005
PS3-2006

BYE4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

@hellraiserpop

Yeah, but if people measure it by PS3 standards, it would equal a 2011 game because of the one year advantage in the console cycle.

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Dark3604290d ago

Gamersyde...Author BlimBlim (100% Ps3 Fanboy) And He Wrote This:

To be clear, none of the existing Xbox 360 games even compares to it, and even on PS3, which have more real exclusive titles, it's hard to find an equivalent. Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Crysis, these are the few games which can compete with it. Whether it's the real-time projected shadows produced by the essential flashlight (those were obviously missing in Condemned 1 & 2), the total absence of aliasing (720p 4x FSAA), the breathtaking realistic lighting effects, the huge size of certain levels, SSAO, the atmospheric effects, the humongous size of some moving objects, the vegetation which interacts with characters and wind, or the largely satisfying framerate.

...Sorry DROIDS Better Luck Next Time...LOL

JasonPC360PS3Wii4290d ago (Edited 4290d ago )

For the droids http://www.kleenex.com and some pics and a video for you below.

Akagi4290d ago

I'm sure the low-res textures won't be noticeable due to the general darkness of the game. :)

Viva la blu ray!

AllroundGamer4290d ago

also darkness in xbox360 games is great for hiding those pesky texture popups in the distance ;)

ArcFatalix4290d ago

jason360 is so insecure. chill out the game isnt released yet, it will be great though.

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