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Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Old 10-27-23, 12:18 AM
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Well plot-wise he'd probably get more out of playing the original (and the American Nightmare DLC) than relying solely on any recap the sequel might offer. But, yeah, I bet you could still jump into this one and get caught up easily nonetheless. Or he could dive into the original after finishing the sequel, treating the former as a prequel.
No he was asking if it mattered if he played the second one on PS5 after playing the first on the 360. Certain games have carry-over from the first game if you have a game save on the same system family (like Telltale Game sequels and Mass Effect games). This is not that kind of game. Everyone who played had the same outcome for Alan, so thereís no previous save info that needs to carry over for the sequel.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

IGN gave this a 9/10... I will likely pick it up when it's on sale.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

It's cool that it's 60 bucks - nice to see that.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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It's cool that it's 60 bucks - nice to see that.
Because it's digital only.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Because it's digital only.
Actually, that's just for the standard version (which I guess is still a good price). The deluxe version includes all the DLC including the expansion.

Also, digital editions usually cost more anyway.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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... Also, digital editions usually cost more anyway.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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"Supply and demand. Brick and mortar stores purchase video games at a discounted rate and in turn bring down the price as demand falls. They also have to compete with other stores to get you to come into their store and they want to get rid of excess inventory. The price of games on the Xbox store and PSN are controlled by the publisher and since there's no competition and demand is high they can keep the price higher than brick and mortar stores."

Take a look at the prices at places like amazon for physical copies comparted to the digital cost at the Microsoft store. Big savings.

With that said, it is easier for online stores that sell digital only to do flash sales, push services like game pass, etc... And they also cut the prices on many titles after they release them as well but still, There are a lot of older games out there with a considerably higher price for digital only.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

But that was not your original statement.

You made an unconditional blanket statement, as if all new games have different prices with Physical vs Digital which is not true.

Not sure why you needed to look up what you quoted as that is well known.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Yeah the publisher said themselves the reason it released at $60 was because it was digital only and that if they would have released a physical version also it would have raised the price to the standard $70.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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No he was asking if it mattered if he played the second one on PS5 after playing the first on the 360. Certain games have carry-over from the first game if you have a game save on the same system family (like Telltale Game sequels and Mass Effect games). This is not that kind of game. Everyone who played had the same outcome for Alan, so thereís no previous save info that needs to carry over for the sequel.
Ah, yeah. I see that I missed that he was asking if this was an ME situation. My bad.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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But that was not your original statement.

You made an unconditional blanket statement, as if all new games have different prices with Physical vs Digital which is not true.

Not sure why you needed to look up what you quoted as that is well known.
??? My "blanket statement" is also true - you replied with basically nothing so I decided to provide extra as well? What am I missing here??? I mean, you can literally look everything up yourself and see.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Played through a chapter and a bit. The sound is buggy on Xbox and that shit needs to be fixed. First time I booted up in Performance mode, the sound cut completely during the opening cutscene and didnít come back. Second time I booted up in Quality mode, and it was fine but then I noticed the music was cutting in and out.

Other than that, the game is silky smooth so far. The procedural detective stuff is interesting and I like how itís implemented in the game, but Iím waiting for the moment when the game kicks into high gear.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Thatís from the game, right? I will wait until I play the game to watch it.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

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Thatís from the game, right? I will wait until I play the game to watch it.
Yeah, it an official Old Gods of Asgard (a.k.a. Poets of the Fall) music video, using live action footage featured in the game. Interestingly, it's four minutes shorter than the actual song, despite the added spoken intro in the music video.



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Yahtzee is back (although seems less energetic than he used to be).

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Gotta love Remedy for doing crazy ass shit like this.

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

I've been home with COVID all week so I've put almost 15 hours into this and while it's good it hasn't blown me away or anything. Nowhere near the level of Control in storytelling or fun gameplay.
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It'll be hard for a survival horror-ish game to ever get close to the fun that Control's gameplay brought.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Finished this up the other day and found it pretty underwhelming as a whole. It's way too long for the story they are telling. My final playtime was almost 25 hours and a bunch of that is having to return to same areas over and over with no fast travel to get you to sections quicker. I really enjoyed the Saga levels (with the Mind Palace and the detective work) but every time it switched to Alan and it's meta-looping narrative I was struggling to keep interest the music level aside.
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It also ends with almost nothing accomplished and just sets up a Alan Wake 3.





A good game but at least in my opinion not near a GOTY candidate.

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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Funny, I received a message from xbox that this was "20%" off - yeah, still have to pay over 60 bucks. I don't care how much I like a game, if I can't have the tangible, I'm not paying over 7-10 bucks for it......looks like I have a long wait.
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Re: Alan Wake 2 (2023)

Physical Edition (and DLC) announced today.



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^ was that Jesse from Control??
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Nice. Look forward to getting the Deluxe Edition.

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