Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Alan Wake

Old 05-23-10, 05:40 PM
  #251  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 7,522
Received 111 Likes on 54 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by porieux View Post
Generally if you are going to be advertised at, then the content is free or greatly reduced price because of this. If you pay a premium, then the expectation is that you won't have to endure advertising. This is a pretty familiar concept,
One of the reasons I'm having a hard time understanding your point of view is that the above is blatantly false. Product placement has been huge in tv shows and movies for ages. If you go to the theater, you watch previews for other movies and see posters in the lobby. Anywhere you go that serves concessions has large logos from companies like Pepsi and Coke. Never has there been an understanding that this results in lower prices for concerts, ballgames, films, dvds, amusement parks, etc., etc., etc. If anything, video games without product/branding placement are fairly unique compared to the rest of the world.
Old 05-23-10, 06:58 PM
  #252  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Alan Wake

Sorry but not playing one of the best games of the year, some will say of this generation, because of some ads it's one of the dumbest excuses I've ever heard.

They are not in your face ads, you are not missing anything from the story if you don't see them. Some will say they make the game more realistic, but I really don't care either way.

Seriously, driving a Ford car, or walking and seeing an ad for a known brand won't affect your game play either way.
Old 05-23-10, 07:02 PM
  #253  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 3,613
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Do we know how the DLC is going to integrate into the game? Is it going to be like Heavy Rain or will it be like Mass Effect (ie, if I wait to play until the DLC comes out, it will be incorporated into my gameplay.)

Also, did anyone end up with an extra theme code or male avatar shirt?

PS My favorite in-game ad so far has to be the Obama billboard in Burnout Paradise.
Old 05-23-10, 07:44 PM
  #254  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,349
Received 20 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
Sorry but not playing one of the best games of the year, some will say of this generation, because of some ads it's one of the dumbest excuses I've ever heard.

They are not in your face ads, you are not missing anything from the story if you don't see them. Some will say they make the game more realistic, but I really don't care either way.

Seriously, driving a Ford car, or walking and seeing an ad for a known brand won't affect your game play either way.
Old 05-23-10, 11:37 PM
  #255  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Liver&Onions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oregonzola
Posts: 14,293
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
Sorry but not playing one of the best games of the year, some will say of this generation, because of some ads it's one of the dumbest excuses I've ever heard.

They are not in your face ads, you are not missing anything from the story if you don't see them. Some will say they make the game more realistic, but I really don't care either way.

Seriously, driving a Ford car, or walking and seeing an ad for a known brand won't affect your game play either way.
Preach it.
Old 05-24-10, 12:16 AM
  #256  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
superfro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Marion, IA
Posts: 5,008
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
Sorry but not playing one of the best games of the year, some will say of this generation, because of some ads it's one of the dumbest excuses I've ever heard.

They are not in your face ads, you are not missing anything from the story if you don't see them. Some will say they make the game more realistic, but I really don't care either way.

Seriously, driving a Ford car, or walking and seeing an ad for a known brand won't affect your game play either way.
Agreed.

But seriously...the tv ads were goddamn lame.
Old 05-24-10, 11:28 AM
  #257  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,268
Likes: 0
Received 18 Likes on 17 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

I havent played Alan Wake yet, but in-game ads wouldnt be so bad if developers would do them right. If they would get multiple sponsors it could really help the game to be a little more realistic. The problem is when they only get one company advertising and the entire game is covered with ads for Axe Body Spray.
Old 05-24-10, 04:32 PM
  #258  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

I feel sorry for Alan Wake, releasing the game on the same day as Red Dead Redemption totally destroyed their sales. Really bad timing.
Old 05-24-10, 07:08 PM
  #259  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
DeanoBKN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 5,332
Received 8 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Zwerchfell View Post
I feel sorry for Alan Wake, releasing the game on the same day as Red Dead Redemption totally destroyed their sales. Really bad timing.
Do u have a link to the source?

Personally, I don't feel sorry. Who in the hell thought it'll be a good idea to release this the same day as Split Second, Prince Of Persia, and Red Dead Redemption? They could have held off for 2 more weeks and had a shot at decent sales. Unless word of mouth carries, this game will probably be a flop sales wise.
Old 05-24-10, 07:15 PM
  #260  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,349
Received 20 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

I dunno, despite the poor timing of release, I don't think it will be a flop.
Old 05-24-10, 07:30 PM
  #261  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 324
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
Do u have a link to the source?

Personally, I don't feel sorry. Who in the hell thought it'll be a good idea to release this the same day as Split Second, Prince Of Persia, and Red Dead Redemption? They could have held off for 2 more weeks and had a shot at decent sales. Unless word of mouth carries, this game will probably be a flop sales wise.
no link, just my prediction based on my friends list and other things.
Old 05-24-10, 08:27 PM
  #262  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
dvdsteve2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Home of the 2009 Stanley Cup & Vince Lombardi trophy!!!
Posts: 6,117
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

As for the 'in-game ads', I'm a big fan of them actually. I love how they are in Burnout Paradise. Also, I hate watching a TV show and they have a Pepsi can, but Pepsi is stickered to say something like Popsie.
Old 05-24-10, 08:40 PM
  #263  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Next stop, Earth.
Posts: 3,262
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Well I will probably end up playing the game anyway since it was bought by another member of my household today.
Old 05-24-10, 09:30 PM
  #264  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,349
Received 20 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by porieux View Post
Well I will probably end up playing the game anyway since it was bought by another member of my household today.
You should not play it out of principle for those ads!
Old 05-25-10, 02:32 AM
  #265  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,402
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

I had no idea this game had "ads" I only played for about 4 hours but never noticed one
Old 05-25-10, 08:35 AM
  #266  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chuckd21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Finished this up last night. Still processing.
Old 05-25-10, 09:25 AM
  #267  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Raul3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Picture a cup in the middle of the sea
Posts: 10,706
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Alan Wake

I finished last night, I slept only 5 hours but it was worthy.

I just read the wikipedia page for the game and I'm still not sure if I "understand" the ending. From the wiki page it seems I didn't miss anything from the game.

I'm going to check the spoilers in this thread now.

Oh and after finishing the game I confirm everything I said after playing the first chapter. I give it a solid 9, but those NPCs are like from two generations ago. But I still liked Barry.
Old 05-25-10, 12:07 PM
  #268  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 8,486
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Finally put this in last night and couldn't stop playing. Got most of the way through Episode 3 before I went to bed.

I'm loving it, and it's far more engrossing to me than Red Dead has been.
Old 05-25-10, 03:03 PM
  #269  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chuckd21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

I've come to this conclusion: This game deserves to be played.

But as a personal preference... Deadly Premonition > Alan Wake.
Old 05-25-10, 03:22 PM
  #270  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,150
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Finished chapter one today. Really liking it so far.
Old 05-25-10, 03:55 PM
  #271  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Jersey represent!
Posts: 5,643
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
But as a personal preference... Deadly Premonition > Alan Wake.
Having played through all of Deadly Premonition and about 1/3 of Alan Wake, that sounds crazy.
Old 05-25-10, 04:03 PM
  #272  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Rival11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Western N.Y.
Posts: 6,186
Received 41 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Saints Row 2 really pissed me off with ads (the only time I even cared about it) why? Because they specifically make you wait to "apply an update to this game" so they can add the advertisement in. It's not too bad as they are not around every corner but the fact that they actually make you DL them is bullshit. With that said.....I still like SR2.

All this good talk about AW has me reconsidering a purchase......I've really heard nothing but great things (and nothing less than that) from a lot of people who have similar tastes in video games as I do.
Old 05-25-10, 04:04 PM
  #273  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chuckd21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by UncleGramps View Post
Having played through all of Deadly Premonition and about 1/3 of Alan Wake, that sounds crazy.
Well, Alan Wake is clearly the better "game". But for me, Deadly Premonition was the better overall "experience".
Old 05-25-10, 04:23 PM
  #274  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Jersey represent!
Posts: 5,643
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Well, Alan Wake is clearly the better "game". But for me, Deadly Premonition was the better overall "experience".
Fair enough. I'll have to finish Alan Wake before I can really weigh in with an opinion.
Old 05-25-10, 04:35 PM
  #275  
DVD Talk Legend
 
chuckd21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,700
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Alan Wake

Originally Posted by UncleGramps View Post
Fair enough. I'll have to finish Alan Wake before I can really weigh in with an opinion.
And really it's probably unfair for me to compare the two. At a glance they might seem similar, but aside from being set in the Pacific Northwest, they are NOTHING alike.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.