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View Poll Results: How Scary is Alan Wake
Far Too Scary!! 9 2.50%
Scary! 71 19.72%
Mildly Scary. 92 25.56%
It Was Scary At Times.. 123 34.17%
Gah! Scary!?! Not Scary At All... 65 18.06%
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #61
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Not scary at all a little nerve recking maybe especially those parts where you cant die for the achiv. Still think that the first Silent Hill was one of the cariest i played so far
Yeah, I'll never forget being creeped out by the little monsters in the school. I'd never played anything like it before, and it scared the crap out of me.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #62
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If you're the type who literally puts themselves in the game, then you're in for one hell of a ride. It really does screw with your mind and can make you feel paranoid.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:01 AM   #63
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What were the scariest parts for people?
I also wonder this. I played this game 2 times, and most of the times the game actually warns you enemies are coming.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:04 AM   #64
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The game might not be the scariest on the market but it still has it's shocking moments and I like that most of the scary moments are created through the atmosphere and not through stupid boooh-shockers.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:31 PM   #65
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I love how well written this game is...it's scary..I find my self at the edge of my seat.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:31 AM   #66
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While not like Exorcist-scary, I find myself constantly tense playing the night sequences. What the game really does well is give you a feeling of foreboding during the daytime when things are safe. You just dread going out into the mountains and want to stay in those cozy cabins or lodges. The sound design is masterful too and really helps with the atmosphere.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:01 AM   #67
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Yeah exactly just the earie surroundings you get placed into is just creepy. Also the monsters approaching keep being announced in slomo so that isn't the problem. My problem is still with the shocking moments of Barbara. BRRRRR
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:34 AM   #68
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While not like Exorcist-scary, I find myself constantly tense playing the night sequences. What the game really does well is give you a feeling of foreboding during the daytime when things are safe. You just dread going out into the mountains and want to stay in those cozy cabins or lodges. The sound design is masterful too and really helps with the atmosphere.
great way to describe the game....I dreaded going out at night.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #69
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ya not too scary but running through the woods at night creeps me out a little bit because you know the darkness is out there....
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:15 PM   #70
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If you're the type who literally puts themselves in the game, then you're in for one hell of a ride. It really does screw with your mind and can make you feel paranoid.
this is like me for sure, i always try to emerge myself into the game (character) and understand what is going on during the story.

i have been planning on getting this game since january or so, and thinking of heading to gamestop after work to pick it up. any direct advice from a pro who has done mutiple playthrus? things i should avoid, look out for, missables?

not sure if the game has different difficulties, if so i will most likely play on the hardest to get the full experience. one thing i dont want to do is rush thru the playthru and get to the end before i realize whats going on. any big sidequests or DLC that add to the story?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #71
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not sure if the game has different difficulties, if so i will most likely play on the hardest to get the full experience. one thing i dont want to do is rush thru the playthru and get to the end before i realize whats going on. any big sidequests or DLC that add to the story?
Try beating it on Normal to get a feel for the gameplay and enjoy the story without being overwhelmed. Don't worry about collectibles the first time through, just get the ones you see. Then you can go to Nightmare mode.

On Nightmare mode, it's a good idea to just go for the Nightmare pages and not worry about the other collectibles. There are some areas where you're trying to look around and Taken keep re-spawning.

A third playthrough on Normal is good for getting leftover achievements and collectibles. Copy and paste a checklist for those thermoses, otherwise you'll go crazy looking for them. The game doesn't tell you which chapter you have missing ones.

There's The Signal and The Writer DLC to be played after the main game. Remember to go through the Episodes menu to choose them, otherwise the game will force a higher difficulty on you. The DLC episodes are much harder than the main game. You'll probably have to play these twice or more (especially with the no-die achievements) to get everything.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:09 PM   #72
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I didn't find the game scary, it's more of a thriller and I really enjoyed it. The old bitch is creepy though
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #73
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the only time it scared me was when i cant hear them behind me and then they silently hit me
Same here. The game kinda reminded me of the TV Show 'Lost' when the characters first encountered "The Others". They could only hear them whispering, but couldn't see them.

The game isn't overly scary, but it had a few scenes that made me jump.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:26 AM   #74
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #75
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Why are people still posting in this thread? OP made up their mind back on Page 1... last year.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #76
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Why are people still posting in this thread? OP made up their mind back on Page 1... last year.
Maybe because it's not closed yet?? And why not? Others also should have a chance to tell their opinion.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:47 PM   #77
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Its not scary,definetly no 'Dead Space',now thats scary.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:37 AM   #78
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If you want scary play amnesia. 'Nuff said.

I jumped a few times playing Alan Wake though.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:47 AM   #79
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I am a serious wimp, and don't like anything in the way of scary. Unfortunately, I still have a morbid curiosity for such things. I finished the 1st episode of Alan Wake tonight, and it's not too bad. However, I'm playing with the sound really low, which lessens the tension quite a bit. Lights off and sound up would likely give me nightmares!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:51 AM   #80
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It's really only mildly scary, but if you play it at night, with the lights off, it gets like twice as freaky. But thats just my opinion idk if it was like that for anyone else.

Thats how I played it. Thats why I voted Scary. Scariest game since I played Dead Space. Its a neat game too, if you can't trust your neighbors then who ?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:51 PM   #81
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I thought it was pretty scary. I haven't beaten the game, this is the first game I've ever played like this. I like it so far though.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:34 PM   #82
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I had my shocking moments, even in the DLCs.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:36 PM   #83
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I voted "mildly scary" because I thought "scary at times" was being too modest. I was creeped out/paranoid about 90% of the game.
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The whole horror of this game is how the enemies just appear out of the forest. I wonder how the recently announced sequel will improve upon this.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:48 PM   #85
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The scariest part of the game, for me, was done by accident.
I was in complete darkness, surround sound up real loud because my roommates were out, and playing while wrapped in a blanket with my girlfriend, because we're poor and heating costs cash money playa

I was searching for chests in one of the woodsey portions of the game, and came up to a shack. I was just staring at the wood paneling because my girlfriend had gone to make hot chocolate, and I heard footsteps in the game.
I looked around in every direction - nothing. Weird.
I went into the little shed, nothing to be found, not even ammo.
Stepped outside, and was looking at the wood paneling again, while conversing with the GF.
Heard more steps in game.
Turned to my left, giant taken right there.

Seriously screamed like a little girl.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:58 PM   #86
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It's about as scary as a particularly inoffensive kitten.

If the game ever does threaten to get tense, Alan will open his stupid gob and ruin it with some dumbass narration.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:14 AM   #87
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The game was rather repetitive, so it became predictable after a while. I found it scary at times during the first chapter or two, but then I kinda just wanted to get through the game, so I wasn't into it as much.
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I'm not finding it scary, but then again I desensitized to the point nothing not grounded in reality fails to scare me.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #89
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If you're the type who literally puts themselves in the game, then you're in for one hell of a ride. It really does screw with your mind and can make you feel paranoid.
This is how I am when I play most games but mostly games like this. There have been times I will hear something and just freeze pointing my flashlight all over the place.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:17 PM   #90
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It is scary. be sure to play in a dark room, turn lights off and pull the curtains across (preferably heavy dark curtains).
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