Sam lake just tweeted something interesting.

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#1 Posted by Tomorrowman (151 posts) -

SamLakeRMDIt's all true. "It will happen again, in another town, a town called Ordinary." It's happening now.

he then linked to this site, http://thishouseofdreams.blogspot.com/

So it looks like we're getting Alan Wake 2 for e3. Good news as this is my favorite xbox game. Anyone else interested?

#2 Posted by ShaggE (6453 posts) -

Nice! Now I just need a surprise Bayonetta 2 announcement and my E3 expectations will be complete.

#3 Posted by Coafi (1488 posts) -

Alan Wake 2 would be awesome! I won't get my hopes up just yet. That blog looks like it is an ARG type of thing.

#4 Posted by Nilazz (613 posts) -

More Alan Wake!!

#5 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

More Alan Wake is always good-- the PC port is the best game I've played this year so far. I hope this one eventually sees its way to the PC as well :)

#6 Edited by Nilazz (613 posts) -

There is some interesting stuff on that blog, a picture that looks like the roof of the bird leg cabin ( the two windows ) and talks about a diver.

#7 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

So how long until the pc version?

#8 Posted by Tomorrowman (151 posts) -

@Nilazz: lots of references to alan wake 1, and not american nightmare, so I think it is safe to assume this is the real deal and not another side story.

#9 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

2lan Wake?

#10 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

Alan Wake was a spectacular game although I never gave American Nightmare a try.

#11 Posted by Delta_Ass (3279 posts) -

You need to play more games if Alan Wake is your favorite.

#12 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@scarace360 said:

So how long until the pc version?

Don't miss E3 2016!

SHIT!

#13 Posted by Irvandus (2879 posts) -

@FiestaUnicorn said:

2lan Wake?

No man, Two A Wake.

#14 Posted by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

@Delta_Ass said:

You need to play more games if Alan Wake is your favorite.

I knew someone would be asinine enough to say something like this.

#15 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

So how long until the pc version?

I'm hoping it will come out simultaneously with the console version. If I am not mistaken, they said that Alan Wake had been a success on PC. I think.

#16 Posted by Tomorrowman (151 posts) -

@Delta_Ass: I didn't say it was the best game, it had its problems, but that doesn't mean I can't like it.

#17 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

If they can make an Alan Wake game that isn't mediocre, then I'm aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall in!

#18 Posted by Tomorrowman (151 posts) -

I have quickly been reminded why I don't post on forums. I just thought you guys would like a bit of info I hadn't seen on any news sites.

#19 Posted by Jeust (10648 posts) -

Yay!

#20 Posted by ESREVER (2691 posts) -

I'm enjoying Hamst3r's playthrough of Alan Wake. I should really play it for myself, but haven't been able to find the time, and I don't really wanna setup my 360.

#21 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@ESREVER: Peeeeeeeeceeeeeeeeeee version! :D

#22 Posted by ESREVER (2691 posts) -

@Cloudenvy: Yeaa.... but I have it on 360. Re-buying it seems silly. Though it was only $5 so meh. I'll play it on whatever platform when I'm ready.

#23 Posted by Driadon (2998 posts) -

MOTHERFUCKIN YES!

#24 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -
@Delta_Ass
You need to play more games if Alan Wake is your favorite.
Pfft
#25 Posted by MethodMan008 (810 posts) -

Awesome! I absolutely love Alan Wake.. Fantastic video game.

Sadly I don't have a 360 anymore, so here is hoping someone other than Microsoft publishes the sequel...

#26 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@ESREVER: That is pretty cheap, I just ended up getting it from my library.

Hopefully it goes on sale on Steam for like $10 this summer so I can go through the DLC.

#27 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Fucking A, this is the best news I've seen all day. Love Alan Wake. Love it.

#28 Posted by DFSVegas (354 posts) -

@FiestaUnicorn said:

2lan Wake?

Al2n W2ke

#29 Edited by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

Make it open world like they originally planned, and let me fully explore the small town lifestyle (assuming Alan finds himself somewhere similar to Bright Falls). I wouldn't mind another fake Rod Serling narrated adventure in a new setting for him either.

#30 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

Its gonna be Alice Wake watch

#31 Edited by Gravier251 (217 posts) -

Oh, awesome. I love the cryptic elements and symbolism elements with Alan Wake so seeing any sort of sequel or something alluded to like this is pretty awesome.

Some house on the lake allusions, Thomas Zane (and some poems), the dark presence, especially the nightmare bit. Even recognised the "Alone at my Own Wake" line on one of the poems, seems that it was the title of an Old Gods of Azgard album. "B" is likely Barbara Jagger, one of the poems is even exactly what Thomas Zane says at the end of the first episode. Yeah, definitely excited for more. Well, suppose it is self evident given the avatar I have here >.< hehe.

Anyway, awesome, I definitely want more Alan Wake, absolutely love the narrative in it and the gameplay was rather enjoyable on the harder difficulties with the emphasis on evading/running away.

#32 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

SHIT FUCK HELL GODDAMN HELLYEAH FUCK YES OMG ALL I WANT PLEASE!

I am literally flailing my arms around like a madman in absolute fucking giddiness about this!

I NEED Alan Wake 2!

@Tomorrowman said:

I have quickly been reminded why I don't post on forums. I just thought you guys would like a bit of info I hadn't seen on any news sites.

Don't listen to the haters. I am super happy and eternally grateful for you posting this.

#33 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

@Cloudenvy @ESREVER said:

I'm enjoying Hamst3r's playthrough of Alan Wake. I should really play it for myself, but haven't been able to find the time, and I don't really wanna setup my 360.

It's available on GOG (as well as American Nightmare which is not so good so don't waste your money on it) for $30. That includes all the DLC as well as The Alan Wake Files book (in PDF format) and a slew of other goodies. Downloadable, DRM-free, and fucking excellent! When they launched it on GOG, it was only $15, so I HAD to pick it up. If you can find it on Steam for cheaper, that's another route to go with.

#34 Posted by TheHT (11261 posts) -

Oh hell yes.

#35 Posted by Hamst3r (4484 posts) -

I hope the sequel focuses less on combat as I really didn't care for the combat at all. Way too much padding and not very interesting padding at that.

It would also be nice if they took a tip from the bonus chapters and made the sequel get weird much earlier on. More weirdness, less fighting.

#36 Posted by AndrewB (7613 posts) -

@Tomorrowman said:

Anyone else interested?

Favorite former 360 exclusive.

#37 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Cool. Just finishing up Alan Wake myself. I hope they do things different this time and put less emphasis on the action. I played through Max Payne 1 and 2 in preparation for MP3, but I feel that experience is being better put to use with Alan Wake and getting all the references.
 
But damn I also want another Red Seeds Profile.

#38 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

One of my favorite games this generation, would love some more of it.

#39 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3869 posts) -

Ohhh man this has got me all kinds of excited! I loved the first one, I want a sequel so bads.

#40 Posted by RIDEBIRD (1232 posts) -

That's a scary ass blog. I loved Alan Wake, need me some more

#41 Posted by Roomrunner (828 posts) -

@Tomorrowman said:

I have quickly been reminded why I don't post on forums. I just thought you guys would like a bit of info I hadn't seen on any news sites.

Don't worry dude. There are a lot of people like us who read the post, say to ourselves "awesome", and are off to retweet to our friends. Not to chime in with yet another tired old "why I personally did or did not like Alan Wake" post.

You did a good job.

#42 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

The shooting was fine in Alan Wake. The problem is that it just happened too often and carried too much of the stuff going on. I agree that the later half of Alan Wake started doing some awesome stuff, and the DLC really took things in an interesting turn with the way words meant something. I'd love to see more stuff like that along with other innovations that mean there is still combat and fighting, but it is incredibly situational. Moreover, I want the Taken (if that is what would return) to feel like a much more menacing and threatening force. In the previous game, they felt like faceless and nameless zombies. I would hope that they could make them really feel visceral and dominating in the situations they present themselves in, like at the farm on the stage...but there needed to be more of the Taken and it needed to be really in-your-face. I felt like it never got past "hey, I'm on stage and ONE of them finally got to me". I guess the best honest example would be how Left 4 Dead 2 really DID steal the thunder from them on that one.

I'll be honest, though: even if they kept it all at the same ratio as before, I really just want good characters, a good story, and the facial shit worked out because GODDAMN did people start looking freaky after a while.

#43 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

@valrog said:

@scarace360 said:

So how long until the pc version?

I'm hoping it will come out simultaneously with the console version. If I am not mistaken, they said that Alan Wake had been a success on PC. I think.

Didnt it make its money back in 48 hours or something?

#44 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

@scarace360 said:

@valrog said:

@scarace360 said:

So how long until the pc version?

I'm hoping it will come out simultaneously with the console version. If I am not mistaken, they said that Alan Wake had been a success on PC. I think.

Didnt it make its money back in 48 hours or something?

The PC version did, yeah. It just shows that it should've been a PC launch in the first place, as it's the audience that would've been way more attentive to the title than the console market.

#45 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

This is so damn cool. Pretty interesting that the blog has been up for months. Never seen any of it before. Lots and lots of Wake references in here, so there's definitely something coming. Though Remedy has firmly said that they are in no way participating in E3 this year, so I wonder if this is teasing a reveal further down the line. Maybe another standalone DLC episode? Alan Wake 2 would be great, but something tells me that that's going to be a next gen launch title.

@jakob187 said:

The PC version did, yeah. It just shows that it should've been a PC launch in the first place, as it's the audience that would've been way more attentive to the title than the console market.

That's a bit unfair. I don't think it was a matter of the "console market" not being attentive (third-person shooters have done pretty well on consoles).

Alan Wake's problem was launching on the same day as Red Dead freaking Redemption with lousy marketing. Red Dead mopped the floor with practically everyone for like the entire spring and summer of 2010.

#46 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Great news! Loved the game on PC, even though I still haven't played through the DLCs.

And yes, I'll echo the others' sentiments about the combat getting too tedious by the end. They didn't even try hiding the fact that it was just filler (they really overdid it in the last chapter especially). Don't get me wrong, I thought the shooting was meaty and visceral, all mechanically sound and it felt great, but it got too repetitive that by the end I was dreading every encounter just because I was tired of the combat and all I wanted was a resolution for the story.

Hey, what if... this time they design the game the way it was meant to be way back when? Open world, day night cycles, etc... That'd be something.

#47 Posted by hoossy (934 posts) -

I'm down.... just need more Stephen King-esque story line and less repetitive shooting sequences.

#48 Posted by Tomorrowman (151 posts) -

I think Alan Wake was the right game at the right time for me. I have a massive obsession with the paranormal and spend most weekends out camping. That's pretty much what that game is. Throw in a little hair metal and what more could you want? The character models looked weeeeeeeird it's true, and that's something they said was one of their highest priorities right after the game came out.

I thought the feel of the combat was great, my problem is that it isn't scary. I feel like they were going for a little more tension than they managed to get out of it. The flashlight battery, for instance, was pointless. You have more batteries than you'll ever need, and you'll never run out. All it does is make you press Y every few seconds instead of adding tension.

So yeah, there's definitely some tweaks to be made but I'd be glad to take another romp through the woods.

Just no thermoses.

#49 Posted by adam1808 (1496 posts) -

Stoked. Hopefully Remedy makes the combat less frequent and more impactful, and on the PS3 and PC for a day and date release.

#50 Posted by GaspoweR (3028 posts) -

I dont think itll ever showup on PS3 since I believe the project lead (not Sam Lake) wants the franchise to remain within the Xbox and PC as a matter of principle. Come to think of it, it might be due to Microsoft investing so much on the first Alan Wake in its development and marketing that Remedy probably feels indebted to them or maybe because MS might have an exclusivity agreement with them like they do with Epic and Gears. Either way it is not likely that any of the Alan Wake games to come on any Sony playform in the near future.

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