(Unfortunately, at the time of writing, I couldn’t get the video to work, but fortunately I found some images, so I can post about that, and just keep trying the video.)
The screens look very interesting, and there are a couple that show in game footage. Once again, the graphics look excellent. It is beginning to seem that developers are starting to use the 360’s power to more effect.
I’ve done my best to sum up the game for those that don’t know below.
Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Wash., Alan Wake immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world that enables players to roam freely in hyper-realistic, dynamic and interactive environments. Alan Wake is mission-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful story line unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn. Players will unravel the riveting plot through multilayered character interactions, unique problem-solving and intense combat against terrifying enemies. In this nightmarish world, Alan Wake must use a variety of weapons to survive, including his most powerful ally against the creatures of darkness light itself.
It sounds quite similar to Condemned, with the way the story slowly revealed itself and the excellent combat system. It also made you wet at least two pairs of pants, since it was an incredibly scary game in 5.1 sound. Alan Wake goes under the title of “psychological thriller”, so the links are similar there. All in all, I think this could be an excellent game. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
Once again, this is, for now, exclusive to the 360 and Windows Vista, with a release date “TBA”. Don’t expect the game this side of Christmas though.
Thanks to The M.A.R.T. for submitting!