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Old 05-05-10, 01:57 AM
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Re: Alan Wake

Embargo is over, review is live. Ask away and I shall answer (without spoiling anything).
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Old 05-05-10, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
Embargo is over, review is live. Ask away and I shall answer (without spoiling anything).
How long is the game to complete ?
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Old 05-05-10, 08:02 AM
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Looks good! Been waiting since '08 to play this game
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Old 05-05-10, 12:21 PM
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How long is the game to complete ?
Seems like it depends on what difficulty you start at. I played on Normal, and estimate it took 9-11 hours. I know of guys who played on hard and said took 4 hours to get through Episode 3 alone.

But on normal, expect ~2 hours per episode.
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Old 05-05-10, 12:46 PM
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Embargo is over, review is live. Ask away and I shall answer (without spoiling anything).
Should I get the Limited Edition? Is the game that special? (I like LEs for special games.)
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Old 05-05-10, 12:53 PM
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Should I get the Limited Edition? Is the game that special? (I like LEs for special games.)
If you enjoy LEs, then sure.

The game is quite good. I was let down however by the final "boss battle". It was not a challenge at all.
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Old 05-05-10, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Liver&Onions View Post
Embargo is over, review is live. Ask away and I shall answer (without spoiling anything).
Link to the review?
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L&O...nice review on ur blog and got me interested in this game when i never had any at all. i am all for atmosphere and a dark and foreboding horror game.

any news of the screen tearing correction in the future? did it still happen throughout the game to completion?
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Link to the review?
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
L&O...nice review on ur blog and got me interested in this game when i never had any at all. i am all for atmosphere and a dark and foreboding horror game.

any news of the screen tearing correction in the future? did it still happen throughout the game to completion?
No word from Remedy on tearing. It sounds like some reviewers didn't notice any at all.
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Old 05-05-10, 01:05 PM
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regarding some original music in the game - possibly spoilers.

Spoiler:
We need those two Old Gods of Asgards songs in Rock Band. STAT!
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Old 05-05-10, 02:36 PM
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just watched the gametrailers review, this game looks fantastic, I cant wait till I get my Xbox fixed and I can pick it up
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Old 05-05-10, 03:42 PM
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Just pre-ordered at Best Buy.
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Old 05-05-10, 04:07 PM
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Does anyone know if there will be a demo and when?
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Does anyone know if there will be a demo and when?
all signs point to no.
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Old 05-05-10, 04:34 PM
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all signs point to no.
Sounds like you asked your magic 8 ball.
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Old 05-05-10, 04:38 PM
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no online mp...so with Red Dead coming out there is no reason to spend full price on this...as it will be 39.99 new by the time I finish up with Red Dead...but I look forward to it..
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no online mp...so with Red Dead coming out there is no reason to spend full price on this...as it will be 39.99 new by the time I finish up with Red Dead...but I look forward to it..
I'm totally gonna PM you spoilers. In the subject line.
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Sounds like you asked your magic 8 ball.
http://forum.alanwake.com/showthread.php?t=1216

Will there be a demo?

A demo for Alan Wake will not be released prior to the game's launch. It is still as yet undecided if there will be a demo post-launch.
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I just watched the three available Bright Falls videos and now I'm too scared to play this game. Or come out from under my desk.
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So is this game a sandbox style or is it more of a Max Payne (also by remedy...with rockstar) type game?

I ask because a couple of reviews mention the game is pretty short - I would like more to do after I beat it - the fact that games aren't cheap makes me bring this up - I would like to be able to free roam if possible.
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Old 05-05-10, 04:56 PM
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It's not sandbox. The areas are generally pretty wide open however, but it's a linear game which is perfect for the storytelling they are trying to do here.
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I'm totally gonna PM you spoilers. In the subject line.
[spoilre]Alan Wake is an anagram of "Weak Anal". This fact becomes a major plot point in Chapter 4.[/spoiler]
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Old 05-05-10, 06:38 PM
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Is this always going to be a 360 exclusive, as in, did Microsoft produce it or something? It looks really awesome but I only have a PS3 and Wii.
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Old 05-05-10, 06:40 PM
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MSFT published it, so it's unlikely to make it to the ps3 or wii. Even the PC version was shelved.
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