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Survival Horror Done Right

posted by Diog3nes (LA VERNE, CA) Jun 6, 2010

Member since Jun 2008

65 out of 75 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

From the very beginning of Alan Wake it became clear that this was not your normal survival horror game. The controls are excellent making aiming and maneuvering throughout the game world a breeze. The gameplay revolves around light and dark in which case your flashlight and flares are your most valuable items. The storyline is very well thought out, but it might not be one that will gain the interest of everyone. Even if the story does not grab your interest there is plenty to like. The graphics are top notch with my only complaint being some lip syncing issues. The shooting is quite excellent and I feel this aspect puts this game over its competitors (Silent Hill, Resident Evil). My one complaint which really has no impact on the overall experience is the amount of collectibles required for achievements. I did not mind finding the missing pages of the book as it pertained to the story and had relevance, but collecting coffee thermoses is a serious pain.

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Very Good

Good but can be repetitive.

posted by Ascalon (LEWISVILLE, TX) Apr 2, 2011

Member since Dec 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Pros and Cons:

+Great setting, impressive graphics, and a perfectly creepy/dark atmosphere.

+I loved the way the broke the game into episodes like a T.V show, very cool.

+For the most part the gameplay mechanics are solid, on harder difficulties you'll have to find creative ways to kill of your enemies using a mix of light sources and your typical weapons.

+ The story was decent

- The gameplay can really become repetitive and tiresome after a while. They send hordes of enemies after you while you're trying to get from point A to point B which makes it seem like a straight up action shooter rather than a survival Horror/adventure game which i wanted badly.

- Some of the "enemies" can be annoying, like the bird or the possessed objects/vehicles.

I really hope Remedy can work on a sequel for this game, they have a shot at making something really great here. Just tone down the action elements of the game and expand more on exploration/adventure/overall creepiness of the game.

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What a Game

posted by Biohazzard63 (MILLINGTON, TN) Feb 17, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Alan Wake was a great game in many aspects. There were a few down sides. Very short game. Took about 6-7 hrs too play through. The controls were very well laid out for this game. Camera angles where a little troublesome at some points. The game got repetitive at points, but what made the game so great was the story and the way they made it like a T.V series. This game is a definite rent. Dnt recommend buying bc of the short gameplay.

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