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    I'm glad I don't have the tendency to buy things right when they're released. It was one of the games I figured was worth getting for my Arcade, but if I need DLC, it's rather useless without the hard drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griking View Post
    There's a difference between seeing an add in a sports or racing game where they actually add to the realism and adds in suspense games that change the atmosphere and ruin the moment. And it's not about my sales resistance, it's about my advertising tolerance.

    Bah. IMO him driving a real car that really exists adds to the realism. The Verizon stuff....none of it was during particularly meaningful scenes either. It's way better than most of the blatant product placement in virtually every movie we see these days... Do you watch movies? Or drive on the freeway? Or go outside your house? Product placement is simply a fact of life these days...it's only a matter of time before it's in most games.
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    I got the game as a birthday present Saturday, got to the end of it yesterday and beat the last episode today. I was kind of iffy about the game when I first started it, but I slowly got into it and eventually just couldn't put it down. I started giving up on trying to find all the manuscript pages towards the end, since things got rather hectic, but I liked how they explained what happened to other characters when they were left behind/separated from you.

    Atari should take a lesson from this game and see how a real Alone in the Dark game should have been, instead of giving us the shitstorm that was Inferno.

    Quote Originally Posted by Griking View Post
    I was going to purchase the game but then I saw a story about the excessive amount of advertising in the game which turned me off enough to change my mind.
    I'm not sure what story you read, but I saw maybe 3 ads in the game. I saw two commercials when I turned on a TV and a Verizon billboard when I was driving down a road, that's it. It was nothing blatant, none of the characters said "Hey, I should order some Pizza Hut on my Verizon phone and jump in my H2 Hummer to go pick it up!", none of it took anything away from the game.

    And I don't see how seeing ads for Burger King as you're playing Madden 10 is acceptable, but driving past a BK drive-thru in anything else crosses a line.
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    Just finished it. The last boss I had to use the Pizza Hut Breadstick Cannon because the boss was able to spawn the Can You Hear Me Now Guy and flares don't hurt him. Made it a little harder, but then again the fucking useless camera made an unnecessary black spot on an otherwise excellent game.

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    I just played thru the first DLC--The Signal. It was a nice, although brief, journey that further expanded upon the narrative. It also pretty much fortells what the last piece of DLC will be about. The boss battle was.....wacky but it was a nice hour or so time waster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    I just played thru the first DLC--The Signal. It was a nice, although brief, journey that further expanded upon the narrative. It also pretty much fortells what the last piece of DLC will be about. The boss battle was.....wacky but it was a nice hour or so time waster.
    Definitely.

    I wished the DLC would have last a few more hours, but at least it was fun. It seemed a bit "forced" for some reason, though I can't pinpoint why.

    I need to replay the episode, mostly to find the missing alarm clock and get the other missing achievements, including finishing the last "boss" in less than a minute and a half.

    Still missing some achievements from the main game as well, mainly two manuscripts missing.
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    I just finished playing thru the second(and last) episode of downloadable content--The Writer. This episode was a bit longer than the first and the ending tied up the first game pretty well while also leaving the door wide open for a sequel(all horror games/movies have to do this).

    Unfortunately we may never get a sequel because of how poorly Alan Wake has sold. And that sucks because it's still one of my candidates for game of the year and most certainly has one of the best stories of the year. But if this is the last game in the series, atleast Remedy went out strong. I can also take comfort in knowing that it will become a classic some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robocop2 View Post
    Let me just say that the battle at the farm is one of the most epic things I have done in a game in a while. THAT is what the stage battles in Brutal Legend should have been like
    holy shit...that is word for word exactly what i said in my mind when i played that part lol
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    I'm still hoping this game gets a sequel. At the very least it became Time Magazine's video game of the year last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    I'm still hoping this game gets a sequel.
    Well atleast it's getting something, although what that is may be a little difficult to decipher at the moment:

    "Fans of the franchise will be excited to learn that yes, more Wake is coming! But to be absolutely certain to avoid confusion, this next Wake installment will not be Alan Wake 2. And neither will it be DLC," said Oskari Hakkinen, Remedy’s head of franchise development.
    So it's not a sequel and it's not DLC but it's directly related to Alan Wake. The only thing I can think of is a spin off. Hopefuly we get more details at E3 next month.
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    I hope they fix the combat! I LOVED the story...even if the last bit was somewhat confusing...
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