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    I thought there was already a thread for Alan Wake, but the search came up dry. So I figured I'd get this thread going, because I know there are probably some people out there that picked up a copy before the street date, tomorrow.

    I'm picking up my copy in the around lunch.

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    Yeah, I got mine on Friday Haven't even opened it yet...
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    I'm going to grab mine at lunch time tomorrow. Can't wait! I've been looking forward to it since its announcement. To be honest, after the amount of time between its announcement and release I always sort of figured it'd be quietly canceled. To see it actually be released is a treat

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    I haven't bought a copy, I'm not sure if I will rent it either. I'm kinda tired of this sort of game, I'm sure its not a bad game but I'd rather be playing something online with friends. I will however say the graphics look really good.

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    I was going to make a thread for this tonight so I'm glad to see one finally started. I'm picking up my limited edition copy tomorrow morning and will be playing it as soon as I get home.
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    Twin Peaks fans will definitely like this game. The narration reminds me of American Psycho.

    But the lip synching really needs a patch.
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    The LE has some of the coolest packaging I've ever seen, gotta say. No time to play it today though I was shocked to see that the book was friggin HARDBACK! Very nice!
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    I heard that you need to buy the DLC to see the ending... is this true?

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    Roy Orbison = awesome as all hell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxlords View Post
    The LE has some of the coolest packaging I've ever seen, gotta say. No time to play it today though I was shocked to see that the book was friggin HARDBACK! Very nice!
    Indeed! Well bound hardback, no less. VERY impressive. The 'book' packaging is great too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke View Post
    I heard that you need to buy the DLC to see the ending... is this true?
    I haven't heard that. I haven't completed it yet, so I can't say for sure.

    Things I love about the game so far:

    1) NIGHT SPRINGS. They need to release a DVD with all the episodes on it. Crazy fun stuff.

    2) These are the best 'scary woods at night' in any game ever.

    3) The shooting is exceptionally satisfying.

    4) It has "Twin Peaks" scribbled all over it. With Deadly Premonition, that's two Twin Peaks inspired games this year.

    Things that cause me concern:

    1) collecting coffee thermoses.....?

    2) The voice actor for Alan Wake is essentially 'meh'.

    3) There's a HELL of a lot of combat, more than a horror game should probably have. I was expecting more of a psychological horror game, but that's my fault for believing the PR vomit. I know that I said that the shooting was satisfying, but man... There's a lot of it, you know?

    All in all, so far so good. Even with all the shooting and plentiful ammo, Alan Wake puts any Silent Hill since number three to utter and complete shame. Here's hoping it holds up til the end (and through the already announced DLC).

    Oh yeah:

    Thing that annoys me number four: DLC.

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    Twin Peaks references thus far:

    -Pacific Northwest setting
    -Very Lynch-esque atmosphere - As previously stated, these woods are creepy as hell. And surprisingly very long
    -Diner w/old jukebox (Double R, in TP)
    -Hotel by waterfall
    -Ditzy police secretary
    -Fish on the table (instead of in the coffee pot)
    -Falling moose heads.


    This game seriously could give a few AAA horror movies a run for their money. There are points in the game that actually made me jump about 10 feet in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxlords View Post
    The LE has some of the coolest packaging I've ever seen, gotta say. I was shocked to see that the book was friggin HARDBACK! Very nice!
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    Indeed! Well bound hardback, no less. VERY impressive. The 'book' packaging is great too.
    I was also very impressed when I opened my limited edition up yesterday. I took a pic for the finds thread of all the goodies for others to see. Everything sits in there so sturdy which makes this one of the best produced limited editions this gen. I bet that in a few years this one will go up in price.

    I only got to play for an hour last night and I am just now getting home from work. I will play some more tonight. It's a shame the Halo Reach beta ends tonight because Alan Wake is going to be occupying most of my time in the near future.
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    i too got the LE on release day (from newegg, no tax and they shipped it before release so it got here on release day!).

    i will echo everyone that wow is the LE nice!

    i havent played the game yet, actually about to.

    question to everyone who got the LE and played it already:
    the book included, is it spoiler-rific? i want to take the book w/ me to work tomorrow and read it some, but i dont want it to spoil the game for me. so, any info on this?

    edit: just finished the first episode. great game. im really into the story. this is probably the most interesting horror game i have played. going to bed now.
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    Am I the only person who bought the LE that was pissed that Roy Orbison track was left off the soundtrack?

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    I just finished episode 2 and I'm becoming more and more intrigued with the storyline. I can't wait to see how this ends but I will enjoy the full ride in the meantime.
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    Since I recently finished Deadly Premonition, I was thinking about picking up this game. Possibly the LE version, as Amazon still has a few in stock. Also, because I have a $20 credit thanks to Super Mario Galaxy 2.

    Question: on Amazon it says that if I had preordered the game, I would get DLC for free (only on LE version). Is the DLC inside the game packaging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    Since I recently finished Deadly Premonition, I was thinking about picking up this game. Possibly the LE version, as Amazon still has a few in stock. Also, because I have a $20 credit thanks to Super Mario Galaxy 2.

    Question: on Amazon it says that if I had preordered the game, I would get DLC for free (only on LE version). Is the DLC inside the game packaging?
    There are more DLC that amazon will email you if you pre-ordered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    Since I recently finished Deadly Premonition, I was thinking about picking up this game. Possibly the LE version, as Amazon still has a few in stock. Also, because I have a $20 credit thanks to Super Mario Galaxy 2.

    Question: on Amazon it says that if I had preordered the game, I would get DLC for free (only on LE version). Is the DLC inside the game packaging?
    It contains a code to download it. It doesn't come out until the end of June.

    And personally, I can't wait. I just beat it tonight. Awesome ending.

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    I'm just into Ep. 2 right now...and there's a few things I REALLY REALLY hate about the game so far.

    1. The "Where to Go" text. Do we SERIOUSLY need text blocking up the screen with exactly where to go or what to do for the WHOLE GAME? I mean...you already have the nav circle...hit select or something to pop up the info if you need it! Gah! And you can't turn it off! I hate games like this when they ruin your sense of immersion!

    2. The camera. AW has one of the worst cameras I've seen in a long time. I LOVE the fact that you can move it as you please. I DESPISE the fact that it's got NO AI AT ALL. Camera doesn't follow you even a little...it just stays where you leave it. So when ya get massed...you're looking at a bush and turning the camera just in time to see yourself get killed. Yay. Damn thing should at least sort of auto track and leave it up to you whether to take over.

    3. Is there even a lock on at all for enemies? That'd be nice....

    4. The sound levels. The sound levels in this game are SO LOW that I had to turn my TV up to double it's normal volume for it to be the same volume as any other game. WTF?

    Other than those things...so far I'm pretty ok with it. Story SEEMS decent...presentation is pretty good. The graphics are already a fair bit dated compared to most of the current stuff, but for the amount of time in dev....it could be worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    Is the DLC inside the game packaging?
    All new copies of Alan Wake(both regular and LE) have a download code for the first(of two) new episode, which will be available in either June or July. If you buy a used copy than this episode will cost you 800 Microsoft points($10).
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    Ok, finished it and loved it.

    The LE I bought came with a code for free DLC. Free DLC not out until July. But they are selling two parts of a DLC on there already for 800 points each. Is that not free somehow or are we expected to buy them too? I inputted my code and it downloaded 500MB of ?!?

    $89 for an LE... and $20 for more stuff on release day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaar View Post
    The LE I bought came with a code for free DLC. Free DLC not out until July. But they are selling two parts of a DLC on there already for 800 points each. Is that not free somehow or are we expected to buy them too? I inputted my code and it downloaded 500MB of ?!?
    Those "two parts" of DLC for 800 points each are the two episodes I talked about in my previous post. You can't download either yet. The first one(titled "The Signal") will be free with your code(that came with new copies of the game) once it becomes available. The second dlc episode will not be free and I'm going to guess that it will also be 800 Microsoft points.
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    Picked up the LE also, yet to open it up yet because of a game called Split/Second that I'm currently addicted to big time:-)

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    Also, for the record the Amazon pre-order codes were for an Alan Wake t-shirt for a male avatar, a female avatar and then Bright Falls theme.
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    so no one read the book yet?

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