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JessIsMe
01-18-2011, 12:45 AM
but then Alan Wake bored the crap out of me. anyone else feel that way?:confused:

FSparacino4
01-19-2011, 02:40 AM
but then Alan Wake bored the crap out of me. anyone else feel that way?:confused:

I was enthralled and engaged through the entire story, but then I played the DLCs and I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. I was quite disappointed that they did nothing to advance the story and did nothing to clarify the ending. Needless to say, I am still eagerly awaiting a sequel and hope that the DLC doesn't suck.

Dz06lt
01-19-2011, 02:58 AM
I wouldnt say boring, while the game was very repeitive the story kept me interested

Fullmetal JT
01-19-2011, 06:21 AM
I was enthralled and engaged through the entire story, but then I played the DLCs and I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. I was quite disappointed that they did nothing to advance the story and did nothing to clarify the ending. Needless to say, I am still eagerly awaiting a sequel and hope that the DLC doesn't suck.

I feel the same way, for the most part. Haven't played the DLC yet but have read around that many people were disappointed, which makes me feel a bit :( about it.

I loved the story, excellent stuff, definitely kept my attention and made me want to continue playing with the action/horror combo.

Violent
01-19-2011, 06:47 AM
I found this game quite enjoyable at first as well but then it got really repetitive and boring doing the same thing over and over again.

RockWhore
01-19-2011, 08:23 AM
The combat mechanics didn't really bother me tbh as the story kept me coming back for more. Enjoyed every moment of my time in Bright Falls.

I keep meaning to go back through it with Dev commentry enabled as I always liked doing that in Half-Life / Portal.

wexnlex
01-23-2011, 08:20 PM
I found it an exciting game from begining to the end, actually when I got to the credits I thought, "Damn what a ride".

Now that I have to replay it for various achievements, it may not be as engaging.

Really one of the better games I have played on 360 and it's a goddamn shame it didn't sell better.

Big Robawt
01-26-2011, 07:00 AM
From my experience of the story I was more confused than bored. :eek:

Odiumruse
01-28-2011, 02:48 PM
Playthrough 1: Awesome, one of my favourite games in a long time.
Started playthrough 2 on Nightmare...Hit mission 4 and not played since, just got slightly bored, but I will come back to it again for sure.

There is a lot of potential for an amazing game. & the story line was the best in a long long time.

newbsicle
02-09-2011, 04:46 PM
What's boring about shining a flashlight on enemies and waiting 10-15 seconds before you can shoot any of them? That sounds like another borderlands game of the year to me. *sarcasm

davidsgame
02-10-2011, 07:17 PM
Agree good game to begin with but then becomes repetitve, put me off downloading the dlc if all it was going to be is running around in the dark?

DreamDevice
02-16-2011, 04:21 PM
I would play a game where you did nothing but walk around in dark scary areas. Even if thats all you did....because im tired of call of shitty games...

Okeem
02-21-2011, 05:00 PM
i would have to agree that i felt the same way..around chapter 4 or so the gameplay began to get boring but the story was what really kept me going because i thought it was freaking amazing! so much so its making me play it a second time on nightmare now

tysz87
02-21-2011, 10:47 PM
Original game was great. The plot there is brilliant. I've finished it with some good emotions, I wanted to know more but when I played DLCs, I asked myself "What they did with this?". DLCs ruined this mysterious atmosphere...

alandonovan
02-24-2011, 09:42 PM
Great story, imersive graphics... but a little linear.

Not dissapointed tho

Leaf King
03-02-2011, 06:19 PM
My only complaint is that, although the story is rich and intriguing, the actual gameplay is nothing short of Point A to Point B, and usually the environments are interchangeable and unrelated to the mission, i.e. Get to Lover's Peak but cross through a saw mill and a lumber yard and a river.

Rebel Yell
03-11-2011, 04:37 PM
I have started this game only recently (a couple of days or so...). I like the atmosphere and the game dynamics... with the exception of the collectibles. Ok for the manuscripts, as they are part of the story, but all those useless items are a little annoying (and I am only at half of the Episode 2).

I imagine that the designers put all those collectibles in order to keep players going everywhere and making the whole game time a little longer...

Harry Rasing
03-25-2011, 10:10 PM
The original game was brilliant, but the DLC sucked a little bit and that's why the game became boring... :(

Cactuszach
05-05-2011, 06:29 AM
Lots of potential here for a great game, but it really fell short for me. The plot really wasn't that good. It had flashes but tried to outsmart itself and the ending fell apart.

I really dislike games with intentionally vague and pointless endings. It always feels like an easy out for the writers instead of actually making everything make sense.

Robioto
05-05-2011, 11:54 AM
I can see where you are coming from. I really like this type of game, phycological with elements of horror.

But after finishing it I got the feeling that it was so close to being a masterpiece but managed to fall just short in pretty much every area. The game sufferes from the usual prblems games face:

- Repeitive gameplay - combat gets tiresome although the concept is good, why no puzzles? Why can't they mix the gameplay up a bit?

- Samey landscapes - The forest is awesome at first, but it is over used. Just not enough variety IMO.

- Lack of interesting enemies - where are the epic bosses? Why do all the taken pretty much look the same? Why not posessed animals? Enemy variety becomes a grind towards the end.

- Bloody collectibles! - Collectibles IMO is a lazy, cheap way for developers to atificially lengthen the game. There were so many in this game it's beyond ridicuolus, at least have a point to them. Games should take a lesson from Batman Arkham Asylum for collectibles, the Riddles were a great and original.

- Lack of replay value and unlockables - You complete the game. Then what? Play it again? Collect the tedious, pointless collectibles? The benchmark here for a single player game is Resident Evil 4, loads of bouns modes, loads of unlockables that keep you coming back again and again. (probably never have it as good though with DLC)

The game is very good (really liked the story and the game as a whole TBH) but it just suffers from these common problems with games this gen which holds it back from classic status. There is a lack of imagination and most of all variety in all areas.

These are such common problems now a days.

cherryontop420
10-27-2011, 03:56 AM
What's boring about shining a flashlight on enemies and waiting 10-15 seconds before you can shoot any of them? That sounds like another borderlands game of the year to me. *sarcasm
this is nothing like borderlands what are you talking about? borderlands is wayyyy better than this garbage

JakeB
12-14-2011, 09:37 PM
I was interested the whole way through, never got bored at all, and I've beaten the game on all three difficulties.

FeatherbottomMR
01-03-2012, 03:59 AM
One of the best games I played this year...... or I guess now last year....

Max Torque
01-03-2012, 05:19 PM
Found it interesting enough to 1500/1500 it. Liked the atmosphere and story, and even the combat was fun. What I didn't like were the platforming-type elements in "The Writer"; jumping challenges are for games with tight controls. Otherwise, you're just challenging your ability to compensate for slop.

theNomad
01-05-2012, 12:00 AM
I picked it up for 5 (pre-owned) in the sales a few days ago, I played the 1st episode earlier today and feel I'll end up sharing the op's viewpoint. Was a couple of moments I really enjoyed like the anthology horror show airing on that cabins television, and can understand the story would be interesting enough to keep me hooked a little, its just the gameplay seems kinda bland.



- Bloody collectibles! - Collectibles IMO is a lazy, cheap way for developers to atificially lengthen the game. There were so many in this game it's beyond ridicuolus, at least have a point to them. Games should take a lesson from Batman Arkham Asylum for collectibles, the Riddles were a great and original.

And this really sums up one of my pet hates, I don't want to roam around looking for coffee flasks and transcripts. I will at some point go back and try get back into the game, but as it stands I picked up so many other more involving games recently to care much for AW.

BSH 1975
02-20-2012, 08:44 PM
but then Alan Wake bored the crap out of me. anyone else feel that way?:confused:

Yeah, same here, just stopped half way.

Right now I'm just reading the forum to see if it can catch my attention again....but nothing so far :(

ChickinOnaChain
02-20-2012, 08:50 PM
I actually wanted this game when it came out but I never got around to getting it. It seemed too dark and I'm not a "night game" person.

xTGMx INF3RNO
02-20-2012, 09:42 PM
This game is so underrated. Its one of the best game made in the last few years imo.

Cornholio
03-02-2012, 12:24 AM
Game is good.. but hunting the collectables afterwards is boring as SHlT.. 3rd playthough and im missing 99/100 thermos -_-.

AlexHidanBR
03-09-2012, 07:37 PM
I think the game is pretty good, but nowadays I barely play it

MaseJ
03-15-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm enjoying the game but the suspence is dying fast (just finished episode 2). Hopefully have a nice twist in the next episode or two.

MaseJ
03-15-2012, 09:28 PM
Arrggh DP. Just started episode 3 and ticking along nicely.

Skilled
03-22-2012, 01:53 AM
I don't take much notice of the combat I'm playing for the story.

pedgz
09-24-2012, 01:17 AM
the story got me interested up until the end that i paid much closer attention to it on the nightmare playthrough.

The Pandamic
10-12-2012, 02:23 PM
Halfway through the game, it became very repetitive.

Vic2Point0
09-19-2013, 12:46 AM
I found the whole experience thrilling. Loved the story, loved the combat, would MARRY the atmosphere if it were humanly possible, lol. Repetitive? No more so than any other shooter, IMO. Ever-changing environments and predicaments. It's a blast!

I was enthralled and engaged through the entire story, but then I played the DLCs and I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. I was quite disappointed that they did nothing to advance the story and did nothing to clarify the ending. Needless to say, I am still eagerly awaiting a sequel and hope that the DLC doesn't suck.

Naturally, they didn't want to advance the story (or clarify the ending, same thing) in their DLCs because that would've been pretty low of them. "Enjoy the game so far? Well now you gotta pay us more money if you want to see the real ending, hahaha!" I really enjoyed the DLCs, especially 'The Writer'. But there is reason to worry about how good (or bad) the sequel will be, and that reason is American Nightmare.