Alan Wake episodic format “a massive risk”

360 Magazine: Alan Wake’s American Nightmare dev tells us why the XBLA sequel will succeed where Alan Wake failed.

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NYC_Gamer2460d ago

going digital is the best thing for Remedy.they could rack up some profit without all the crazy middleman fees/having to sell millions of copies.

Dailynch2460d ago

I would have liked to have seen Alan Wake in an episodic format. Is was all ready to go, it was a risk but i think it could have really worked for them.

MariaHelFutura2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

LOL. No. Alan Wake is one of the 360s premier titles. Alan Wake should have been released for the PC, 360 and PS3 at the same time, NOT reduced to a D/L title. Its sad if you ask me, its definitely NOT a good thing. Personally this is one title I believe would have sold better on the PC/PS3 than the 360.

Biglet2460d ago

Given that the last game was a bit of a flop, I think DL makes good sense.

MariaHelFutura2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

OK.... Ill just reverse my comment a bit. I'm glad it stayed a 360 exclusive. This the best thing ever that one of the best 360 titles is becoming a episodic D/L title, this the route all developers should go. I hope 4za becomes episodic D/L title aswell in the future, it would be the best thing for the series in the long run. Game are better and more fulfilling in small portions. They should just cancel the PC version cause it won't sell and PS3 gamers would hate this game.


Hufandpuf2460d ago


Nobody I know buys episodic DLC. It's a waste of time and money. by the second episode everyone forgets that the game even exists.

Ducky2460d ago (Edited 2460d ago )

^ True dat.

Just look at HalfLife2. By the 2nd episode, even Valve forgot about its existence.

MariaHelFutura2460d ago

Finally some people w/ some common sense arrived. Alan Wake was a great game and doesn't deserve this.

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KillerPwned2460d ago

Alan Wake released only digital? I'm fine with that but in episodic format eww no. Give me the full game at a reasonable price. Then if their is some kind of nice expansion slap a little price tag on it nothing huge and we are golden.

Fishy Fingers2460d ago

They've countered any potential risks by doing what any self respecting developer would have.... Made it more of a shooter.

Genius' at work...

IronFistChinMi2460d ago

This is just a spin-off, AW2 will go back to the original formula.

maniacmayhem2460d ago

I think it could work if done right. I loved how the original game was set up in episodes and showed what happened and what was next like a real show complete with real music.

Lets just hope the gameplay is a bit more varied than the original.