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Posted by cornerb0y
When it was first announced in 2005, Alan Wake was a game I was anxiously anticipating. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t released until five years later. By the time Alan Wake was released, it seemed as though a lot of people had forgotten about it, which is a shame because I consider this game to be one of the best games to come out in 2010.
In this game, you take the roll of the bestselling thriller writer Alan Wake. The story begins when Alan and his wife decide to take a vacation in Brighton Falls, Washington. When his wife mysteriously goes missing, he must go forth on a journey through what seems like the latest book he wrote; complete with parts he doesn’t seem to remember writing.
This game is easily one of the best looking games on the Xbox 360. You can tell that Remedy worked very hard to make the game not only look good during game play, but in cut scenes, as well. The game never had any slowdown, rendering or bogging. With a fantastic transition from cut scene to gameplay, it makes you feel like you are almost in control of a movie instead of a game.
The soundtrack of the game sets the mood and helps bring the dark and tense moments around full circle. With the in-game band Old Gods of Asgard track “The Poet and the Muse”, you will be singing the track for weeks! The sound effects are fantastic as well, from the turnover of an engine to a shotgun blast, it almost seems as if you are living the experience.
Something that always seems to be hit or miss for a lot of games is voice acting. But fear not because that is something you don’t have to worry about with Alan Wake. Every word spoken in the game flows naturally and does not sound as though it is being read from a script.
Alan Wake isn’t your run of the mill third person shooter because of one simple concept: light vs. dark. If there is one thing you will remember about this game, it’s that light is your friend. In order to attack any enemies, you must first break their shield of darkness with your flashlight, as well as other light sources. At first it may feel unnatural to do this, but you will catch on quickly.
The control of the game as a whole feels very well done and has a very little learning curve. Once you start playing this game, you won’t want to stop. With a very well written story line, Alan Wake has tons of pop culture references that will put a smile on your face. This game is a great mix of horror, thriller, and a dash of comedy to keep you on your toes. For fans of survival horror games, or just a great action game, you need play this game NOW!
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Posted by cornerb0y
I honestly don’t use you enough, I hope you are well! Anyways, I’m now settled into Texas, and I have to say things are going better than I expected. I really enjoy it out here! I’ve meet a few people at my new job that seem to be quite awesome (also I work maybe 3 minutes from home, and that rules!!!), and the weather is fantastic when its not cold out, cause it gets damn cold at times, but right now it has to be in the low 70s, upper 60s. Fuck yeah. I can’t wait to get some money so I can do some awesome stuff and see some sweet shows. I’m hoping for a Neo-Geo meet up here in the near future so I can get my classic gaming on with some other folks and I really hope to get Taylor into it so I have an arcade buddy around at all times. I don’t miss Gloucester one bit, but of course I miss family and friends. Kenny is coming for two days in a month and I can’t wait, we are going to go apeshit I’m sure! Other than that I am hoping to meet some people with the same interest as me musically and maybe start a band around here, I need my limelight fix again…I miss it. I think its going to be a lot easier than it was in Gloucester, since no one listened to the same stuff I did around there. And on that note I am done typing for the night. I’m gonna finish this beer, listen to some tunes, then goto bed. Later!
P.S. You are awesome if you read all of this!