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#1 Posted by Violetta (46 posts) -

 Is Alan Wake any good? I'm a huge fan of survival horror games, especially the Resident Evil games back when they used to be good (everything before RE4 & RE5).

#2 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

It's not survival horror, but it's still definitely worth buying.

#3 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -
@Violetta said:
"especially the Resident Evil games back when they used to be good (everything before RE4 & RE5). "
fightin' words if I've ever heard em
 
but I digress
 
Alan Wake is good, tense fun but it's pretty short and I don't remember there being much in the way of replay value unless you're a completionist (the pages) or if you're planning on getting the DLC too. I'd say it's a rental (that's what I did).
#4 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

Yes

#5 Edited by xyzygy (10008 posts) -

Definitely. It's my Game of the Year this year so far, though I haven't played Assassin's Creed yet. It has excellent pacing, graphics (especially lighting, the best lighting I've ever seen, period), writing, storytelling, voicing, controls. It's not survival horror though, and it doesn't really fall under the genre of horror. On the front cover of the game it refers to itself as a "Psychological Action Thriller" which is probably the best way to describe it. I don't know why people keep thinking it's a horror game. 
 
Also, it's a fairly lengthy game for a strait up action game. It doesn't keep count but it was definitely around 18-20 hours when I beat it. That is, if you're a person who likes to explore your game worlds. For a game like this, the maps and areas are absolutely massive.

#6 Posted by virtorio (250 posts) -

I never got around to buying Alan Wake when it came out, but in a (partially drunk) snap derision brought it on Games On Demand a couple of days ago. 
 
 I've barely stopped playing it since.  One of my favorite games of the year.

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#7 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

Absolutely. It's not a perfect game by any means but its really goddamn good.

#8 Posted by Eden_Obscured (5 posts) -

how many dlcs are out for it?

#9 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -
@Eden_Obscured: There are two dlc's out so far
#10 Posted by Eden_Obscured (5 posts) -

@ $30 for this....looks like a good buy.  thx

#11 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I was kind of disappointed by it, but thats not really saying much. Its still an excellent game. Its not Max Payne, but its still got some real strengths.

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