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Alan Wake

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GBP 49.99

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WOW

5

A great game ... sublime light and shadow ... it is the first game of this type that I buy and I must say that I could start with a better game ... a book to read with the controller ... definitely recommended ... if you are afraid of the dark ... ... ..... ...... turn on the light!

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Finnish writer meets Twin Peaks

4

Really nice story driven game. Really creepy enemies. but they could have been more various. Gameplay is quick to learn and the music is really great. As a fan of Twin Peaks best TV-series ever I really like all the connection with achievements, and you will also be familiar to the story as they have borrowed some part from the series. You will get the first DLC for free witch is also nice. But to be honest I was expecting more from Alan Wake but for the price it's a really decent game. And if you are a Twin Peaks fan you should really try it.

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Fantastic

5

This is one of those games that was in development hell for a long long time and as we all know that can go horribly wrong. I am happy to say this was a pleasant surprise. The story is basically a play on every stephen king novel and in some ways parallels his own bolivian marching powder fueled days when he seriously doesn't remember writing some of his novels. The gameplay is excellent, point light & shoot, and mixes it up enough so that you dont get bored. Its also seriously creepy. I jumped a number of times and its a good job I played during the day. There are some faults. The lip synching is terrible but you dont notice it after a while. Alans sidekick barry can be a bit annoying but only a bit. If you buy new you usually get a code to download the DLC pack 'the signal' for free and that was an excellent extension of the story. Overall your looking at a 10 hour game than if your a fan of horror books and films you should enjoy. Definitely worth a purchase.

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Alan Woke I think

4

Remedy's new piece of fine work really defines the meaning of "Psychological thriller". The game and its storytelling is more like a good movie than a game, because of the good script. When I was playing the game, I quickly realised how the game succeeds to make the game feel like a TV programme, with that great episode system that always makes you want to play one more episode. The gameplay is good, if you don't count certain shooting parts of the game which unfortunately got boring pretty quickly. Anyways, anyone looking for games that are only action based, or don't want to care about the plot, don't bother. I strongly recommend to anyone else, because this is a game that you'll really remember even after the closing credits.

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Alan Wake

4

Fantastic atmosphere and use of lighting. The gameplay is solid and the guns and light weapons feel great to use, as expected from the creators of Max Payne. Sadly it doesn't reach the quality of their previous game, I didn't care as much about the characters and the story as in MP.

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Amazing Game

5

This is the best experience I've had since Shenmue on Dreamcast, ten years ago. If games are about make you feel something, this is the Game! If I were you, I'd buy it right now!

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very good

5

Alan wake is a game for those guys like myself who like games with a good plot that suck you in and also feel the tension with every passing minute, please ignore any reviews that class this game as SCAREY! yes jumpy at times however i am not a big scarey game fan, this however is really good and pushes limits of action/scarey and treads the fine line between it The story starts as Alan who is a famous author, in his own nightmare while going back to reality in sections finding parts of his book which he has not wrote and reliving the horror scenes. The scarey parts are showed by a slow motion movement with your enemies coming at you with spades,axes and erm....spades. Sounds repetitive but with the added bonus of the atmosphere, being stuck in the woods with a torch and a gun. Currently on vacation with his wife after suffering writers block, the story takes you to bright falls (think the town where they set the crazies) and you discovering secrets of this 'lovely' town. Another bonus is his needy (and also scared of the dark) wife going missing and you tracking her down, Mr Wake surely knows how to pick them In conclusion if you like games that have a good plot and are a bit wimpy like myself then you will like Alan Wake, however the hardcore resident evil/silent hill fans maybe dissapointed and may rate this lower then myself Happy gaming!

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Torch On

4

Alan Wake presents itself as a psychological action thriller. It would be better to classify it as a homage to the supernatural genre, and like Quentin Tarrantino’s homage to martial arts, Alan Wake borrows heavily from the genre and uses clichés as if they were going out of use (see what I did there?), yet can hold its own among the genre and will surely be remembered for its great narrative. There are too many moments to recount that elicited a chuckle from me – an axe crashing through a door, crows taking off from fences to circle a house, chainsaw wielding enemies. The same applies for the supporting cast; everyone is lifted straight from your favourite supernatural movie – the aforementioned old biddy and disgruntled FBI agent, another mysterious old lady, two mad brothers, a sinister doctor, etc. You even get to jaunt through the environment with a couple of them and there’s some great writing at work. Barry’s dialogues can carry entire segments. It’s a shame that none of these characters are explored in detail and we get just a fleeting glimpse of them, leaving us to imagine what must be driving them. There are a few sets of collectibles – thermos flasks that stick out like sore blue thumbs. Collectibles are a bane, especially if they don’t have anything to do with the game. There are also radio shows to listen to and TV shows to watch. The TV shows are a must watch, even if just for the obvious nod to Twilight Zone. As I mentioned before, the soundtrack is cheesy, and it fits the game perfectly. There are some wonderful tracks to listen to, and if you get hold of the Collector’s Edition, they are all available on disc. I would also urge you to get your hands on the book that comes with the Collector’s Edition. It’s a brilliant piece of writing/marketing. There’s an X-Files vibe to it as it explores events in Bright Falls from the perspective of an avid supernatural hunter. The presentation is near perfect with the faux interviews and photographs. That’s how a Collector’s Edition is done. Conclusion Alan Wake is a fine homage to the supernatural without being ridiculous. It takes everything that defines the genre – the campy characters, over-the-top camera angles, and clichéd plot points, and combines them with a great story to provide a lasting interactive experience. Minor niggles with the presentation or gameplay mechanic should not stop you from picking up this great adventure. Pros Great storyline with some memorable incidents Innovative use of light as a combat mechanic Superb lighting and particle effects Daytime Bright Falls is a treat to watch Cons Graphics are inconsistent Characters are not explored in detail Limited enemy diversity

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Wake up!

5

Alan Wake is a game from small game studio Remedy. Many gamers will remember the Max Payne series, and fell in love with them, so how does Alan Wake do? Alan Wake isn´t a horror game. It´s an psychological action thriller in the style of a TV series, and it does it really well. After each episode you just have to see what happens next and that tells how well made story it has. The story is what this game is all about. Well done gameplay, atmosphere and soundscape is just a big bonus. Truly a masterpiece in gaming industry!

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really great

5

Been playing this over the weekend plenty and have to say it's one of my games of the year so far. It's clearly inspired by the books of Stephen King, and is terrifying and action packed in equal measure. The guys that made this should really pat themselves on the back. It's a classic!

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