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libellule said:
markers said:
the only thing i would say bad about Alan wake is seemed to slow down too much in fights, whether intentional or not id like the pace to stay the same. and at the end of the trailer the chick says "wake up alan wake up" i pray to the game gods this whole game is not a big dream he has of his novel or whatever.

was it Alan Pain or perhaps Max Wake ?

 

I also think the slow motion stuff doesn't fit with horror game : it just killed the oppressive feeling already quite hard to generate in an open environnement

lol nice one, didnt think of that. but glad someone agrees with me on the slow motion.



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s1lverFoX said:
Thought infamous was not allowed to show face in forums for 1yr after the fail topic of the morning?


LOL XD



axumblade said:
CAL4M1TY said:
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Also, Alan wake was far from a disappointment for me. It was engaging, tense and suspenseful. I wouldn't say it was scary, but it had an amazing atmosphere.

I agree completely. I think it was going for more of a creepy atmosphere then scary, which I really think is awesome.

It looked good, but it was very different from what I expected. It was tagged as a psychological horror and the tech demos were about expansive, monumental environments.

What they demo-ed though was an action packed, over the shoulder RE4/5 like gameplay. It could be that what they showed doesn't reflect the atmosphere of the game as a whole, but I expected something more like an adventure game, and with a subtler setting.



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WereKitten said:
axumblade said:
CAL4M1TY said:
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Also, Alan wake was far from a disappointment for me. It was engaging, tense and suspenseful. I wouldn't say it was scary, but it had an amazing atmosphere.

I agree completely. I think it was going for more of a creepy atmosphere then scary, which I really think is awesome.

It looked good, but it was very different from what I expected. It was tagged as a psychological horror and the tech demos were about expansive, monumental environments.

What they demo-ed though was an action packed, over the shoulder RE4/5 like gameplay. It could be that what they showed doesn't reflect the atmosphere of the game as a whole, but I expected something more like an adventure game, and with a subtler setting.

In my opinion, it is hard to actually make a demo creepy or scary. The only demo I can say actually freaked me out was the Siren demo. x.o



Hmm, didn't realize that.

Well, my apoligies @infamous. keep up the good work. :)



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SilverFox...read the OP. MGS Rising is not MGS 5.

Until MGS 5 is released, it isnt part of the TRUE MGS series. Just an offshoot going for more sales by using the MGS name.



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axumblade said:
WereKitten said:

It looked good, but it was very different from what I expected. It was tagged as a psychological horror and the tech demos were about expansive, monumental environments.

What they demo-ed though was an action packed, over the shoulder RE4/5 like gameplay. It could be that what they showed doesn't reflect the atmosphere of the game as a whole, but I expected something more like an adventure game, and with a subtler setting.

In my opinion, it is hard to actually make a demo creepy or scary. The only demo I can say actually freaked me out was the Siren demo. x.o

I agree, it's hard if you actually jump all the tension building and spoil everything jumping right in the middle of action. The action means adrenalinic tension, but it resolves the horror buildup.

Thus either the guys at Remedy are really bad at choosing how to present the title and/or bent to show action because that's what someone else wanted on stage, or the title itself is actually less psychological than I thought.



"All you need in life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure." - Mark Twain

"..." - Gordon Freeman

WereKitten said:
axumblade said:
WereKitten said:

It looked good, but it was very different from what I expected. It was tagged as a psychological horror and the tech demos were about expansive, monumental environments.

What they demo-ed though was an action packed, over the shoulder RE4/5 like gameplay. It could be that what they showed doesn't reflect the atmosphere of the game as a whole, but I expected something more like an adventure game, and with a subtler setting.

In my opinion, it is hard to actually make a demo creepy or scary. The only demo I can say actually freaked me out was the Siren demo. x.o

I agree, it's hard if you actually jump all the tension building and spoil everything jumping right in the middle of action. The action means adrenalinic tension, but it resolves the horror buildup.

Thus either the guys at Remedy are really bad at choosing how to present the title and/or bent to show action because that's what someone else wanted on stage, or the title itself is actually less psychological than I thought.

Honestly, I"d be fine with any of those reasons....Alan Wake looks like it has a great story and that's all that really matters to me in the end.



WereKitten said:
axumblade said:
CAL4M1TY said:
...

Also, Alan wake was far from a disappointment for me. It was engaging, tense and suspenseful. I wouldn't say it was scary, but it had an amazing atmosphere.

I agree completely. I think it was going for more of a creepy atmosphere then scary, which I really think is awesome.

It looked good, but it was very different from what I expected. It was tagged as a psychological horror and the tech demos were about expansive, monumental environments.

What they demo-ed though was an action packed, over the shoulder RE4/5 like gameplay. It could be that what they showed doesn't reflect the atmosphere of the game as a whole, but I expected something more like an adventure game, and with a subtler setting.


that I agree

but yeah, it is also "only" a demo ...



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infamous8 said:

No 2009 release.

Limited gameplay footage shown.

Average graphics.

meh. I was expecting a lot more considering how much the internet fanboys hyped it up. Ah well. I'll probably still pick it up.


you can't make judgment based on G4... I hope you've watched an HD video of it.  I personally am a little more excited about it.  It kind of reminds me of what Alone in the Dark should have been.