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Alan Wake Continues to Haunt My Dreams

How much longer do I have to wait to play another Finnish action game with an evocatively named protagonist?

It's been more than three years now since Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment first whetted my whistle for Alan Wake, but I feel no closer to understanding exactly what this game is, let alone a sense for when it will be released, than I did back at E3 2005. There's a new trailer out, which you can see in all its HD glory over on Gametrailers.

  


It confirms the game's spooky tone, provides a glimpse of a few new characters, and while there's no apparent gameplay to be seen, it looks better than anything that's been shown of the game so far. I've got some pretty fond memories of both Max Payne games, and it took a while for Remedy to get the first one out the door. It was well worth the wait as far as I'm concerned, so I'm willing to invest a certain amount of faith and patience in Alan Wake. Still, I know better than to assume that a trailer means anything about the game's nebulous release date, so I continue to sit here, in the dark, and wait.
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Posted by Ryan

It's been more than three years now since Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment first whetted my whistle for Alan Wake, but I feel no closer to understanding exactly what this game is, let alone a sense for when it will be released, than I did back at E3 2005. There's a new trailer out, which you can see in all its HD glory over on Gametrailers.

  


It confirms the game's spooky tone, provides a glimpse of a few new characters, and while there's no apparent gameplay to be seen, it looks better than anything that's been shown of the game so far. I've got some pretty fond memories of both Max Payne games, and it took a while for Remedy to get the first one out the door. It was well worth the wait as far as I'm concerned, so I'm willing to invest a certain amount of faith and patience in Alan Wake. Still, I know better than to assume that a trailer means anything about the game's nebulous release date, so I continue to sit here, in the dark, and wait.
Posted by Kraznor

Yeah, I was really glad to see this confirmation that the game does indeed still exist and is progressing. Got a real Stephen King, "Secret Window" type of vibe from this one.

Posted by Hef

I really want to see some gameplay for this.  It's good that they're taking their time, but I mean at show us something more than a pre-rendered trailer.

Posted by Hexogen

Consider me officially anticipating this game again. Any new piece of media for Alan Wake is awesome, but what 'd really like to see is some actual gameplay.

Posted by DavidSnakes

I've already seen this, but hot damn do I want to play this game.

Posted by Junpei

I remember being intrigued by the initial trailer way back when. Glad to see some more is finally coming to surface on this game.

Posted by Claude

The mystery about the game development has given this game an identity.

Posted by Paradigmer

Alan Wake looks a lot like John Stamos. 

Posted by bgenso

Hmm interesting. I as well never really understood or sure what to expect from this game back when I was last reading about it. Now I'm curious.

Posted by TheHBK

Why the fuck are they making this instead of Max Payne 3?  They should not have announced this game, or any game for that matter, if they are not prepared to show gameplay and more than a few little teasers within, i don't know, 3 years!

Posted by Stealthoneill

If this game plays as good as it looks then im sold. Ever since it was announced its been on my 'One to Watch' list, and I loved the Max Payne games so theres another tick in the box.

I just wish they would hurry up and put something on disc so we can play the damn thing!
Posted by VibratingDonkey

I'd assume they're working on Alan Wake because they had spent like six years with Max Payne and wanted to try something different. They're taking their time because Remedy is a small team and they want it to be of high quality.

I've been trying to avoid info on games like Fable II, Fallout 3 and Mirror's Edge. With moderate success. So I find the lack of infoz to be a good thing. I'm tired of knowing pretty much everything there is to know about a game before I even get to play it.

Some Rockstar studio is making Max Payne 3, rumors say. Would be weird if they bought the IP rights only to do nothing with them. But it's been five years since Max Payne 2 and no announcements, so I guess them doing nothing is in fact a possibility.

Posted by Bwast
Posted by Grim_Fandango

Alan Wake is a nice, and refreshing take on the action genre, tag me as hyped for this game!

Posted by Kohe321

Kinda cool trailer, this game can be awesome.

Posted by Blinck

It looks awesome!

Posted by Death_Burnout

Shove that in Jeff's Face! :P

Posted by virtorio

I cannot wait to play this one.

Posted by Media_Master

cool, looks like psychological horrer like Signs

Posted by burjeffton--defunct

Yeah, I'm all over this game...I like the cinematic elements that games like Remedy infuse their games with. Hopefully we see this game released before next year's holiday season. I'm sick of having to chose between 3 games to buy every week in October and November.

Posted by Irishjohn

This game was one of the reasons I bought an Xbox 360.  Two years ago.

Posted by BawaTheGamer

I want ALan wake so bad. I loooooooooooove Max Payne 1 and 2. Max payne 1 was the first full version pc game i ever played to completion .And it was bloody brilliant .I played it for for the 8th+ time 2 weeks ago and its still freakin' awesome.,so theres some sentimental value there too.(I was a console +CS1.5 guy before that)

Posted by Destroyeron

Didn't see no crop circles. Doesn't look like the type of game I'd enjoy.

Posted by Soulglove

Oh, they just slapped the MS name on that trailer twice...such a shame

Posted by Milkman

This going to be the coolest coat sim EVER!

Posted by Scooper
Posted by s10129107

If this is another Zombie game i'm gonna be pissed.

Posted by HTTenrai

Mmm...seeing a new Alan Wake trailer is like finding a nice, thick blanket when you're cold.