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shame they cancelled the PC version...
i am gonna watch my friend play this game like he watched me play heavy rain xD



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I don't get all the people saying "amazing, best ever, tops all graphics on 360 etc"..... it looks good but not THAT amazing?!?!?!



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I must say the game mechanics dont thrill me but then I thought the same about Dead Space and wound up loving it.

What does impress are the graphics in particular the light engine.

The effect as Alan Wake looks up through the lighthouse through the cast iron staircase is easily the most jaw dropping use of light I have seen in a video game.

Ordered the Limited Edition Version !



JimmyRay said:
I don't get all the people saying "amazing, best ever, tops all graphics on 360 etc"..... it looks good but not THAT amazing?!?!?!

It's certain fanboys jumping on games trying to hype it up. Considering the game is very dark the graphics are quite average.



Have they said uncanny valley was not a problem on this game? It does not appears so.



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rccsetzer said:
Have they said uncanny valley was not a problem on this game? It does not appears so.

Uncanny Valley effect is restricted to the field of robotics !



Well, i still cannot forget Cronos battle on God of War 3. But this game looks great. Ground texture is somewaht not great.



The lighting, while technically very impressive, just seems overdone. It feels as though they know they can produce great lighting and are going out of their way to show that over and over. That has always been the main sore point for me since we were shown trailers and screen shots; this 12 minutes of gameplay is just confirmation. The excessive lighting ruins the atmosphere for me, same with the ghost/demon thing's Cliché dialogue. From what I have seen so far - admittedly not the whole game - the atmosphere does not compare with Fatal Frame or Silent Hill 1 & 2. Still, I look forward to playing the game. Looks like I'll finally be forced to upgrade my firmware after all; if I can get passed my issues with the lighting.



dont spoil yourself, dont look at those trailer !



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CGI-Quality said:
It does look good, though it does have it's share of issues (low-res textures, screen tearing). HEAVY RAIN had instances of both though, so it's still too early to judge this, especially since it's yet to go gold. No, it isn't currently the best I've seen from the 360 but it's certainly a pretty game.

Actually it has gone gold. That happened about a week ago but nothing was posted in the news on VGChartz: http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/63179

I haven't watched the vid. I want to save it all for when the game is on my TV so I can judge it as it was meant to be seen but I enjoy reading all of your reactions to the vid. Keep em coming!