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Old 08-04-2011, 04:15 AM   #1
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Worth buying?

I have been curious about this game for quite some time, I'm not a huge survival horror genre player, I have been a gamer long enough to have played some of the classics, Resident Evils, Silent Hill 1 and 2, etc... Anyway I had seen videos and ads back when this was first released but was never sure about if I would enjoy playing it. So I was looking to get some opinions, if this is worth a buy. Im not into games of this style that require you play a multiplayer mode or do a co-op online story run either (no I havent checked the achievement list yet to see if it has either so please forgive me) so I was hoping to get some honest opinions, and some pros and cons about this game.
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Old 08-04-2011, 04:37 AM   #2
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I highly recommend you buying it. I rented it the first time, played a week, then ended up buying it. It doesn't have multiplayer or co-op in it and the story takes around 8-10 hours to complete. There are also some extra DLC that IS worth buying to keep you going.
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Old 08-04-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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I was with you thinking I wouldn't enjoy it.... but I have to say it is a really great game.... just finished everything with this game.... it is well worth it....
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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id like to try it but I'm gonna wait a few more weeks; my local gamestop but they have the collectors edition for 79.99 and the manager said they were gonna mark it down to 19.99 in a a little while. figure im gonna go big for 3 extra dollars
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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The collectors edition comes with "The Signal" DLC included. I picked it up in the UK a few months back for £19.99.

Enjoyed the game more than i thought i would, not too difficult and not a huge amount of collectibles, playing through again on the hardest setting was much easier and enjoyable than i thought it would be.
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Any new copy of the game has The Signal DLC included, not just Collectors Edition.
This is a great game, definitely one of my favourites.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:38 AM   #7
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thanks for all the input. Ill probably be picking this up soon. Its just gonna be stuck in line behind finishing catherine
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Get it! Great game. Different story. Very enjoyable. I rented it.. Might actually buy it and get all the DLC soon.
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I have been curious about this game for quite some time, I'm not a huge survival horror genre player, I have been a gamer long enough to have played some of the classics, Resident Evils, Silent Hill 1 and 2, etc... Anyway I had seen videos and ads back when this was first released but was never sure about if I would enjoy playing it. So I was looking to get some opinions, if this is worth a buy. Im not into games of this style that require you play a multiplayer mode or do a co-op online story run either (no I havent checked the achievement list yet to see if it has either so please forgive me) so I was hoping to get some honest opinions, and some pros and cons about this game.
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By now you should be able to find it low enough in price that it is absolutely worth it. It was a really fun game, but I wouldn't really compare it to RE or SH. Alan Wake isn't really survival horror. More suspense action thriller. Don't let the 8-10 hour gameplay fool you. If you go for all the achievements it'll take longer than that. And the DLC is definitely worth it too.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:10 AM   #10
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they alan wake for 10 bones at kmart, I just bought it yesterday. great deal. i love alan wake and now i can play it on nightmare mode this time around.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #11
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I got the game for $20 and I really enjoyed it. The story was really good and it was something different that Ive never played before. I really liked it and can't wait for the second one to come out
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:40 PM   #12
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Just picked it up for ten bucks at Kmart. Awesome game, great story, and a lot of chills each time I play. Easily worth more.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:08 PM   #13
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I'm really interested in playing this game..Hopefully I can pick it up soon.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #14
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I guess the best part of the game is the story, I'm really hooked!
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:45 AM   #15
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Yes you should I got a code for it for free and I loved it. I got to the third level then got side tracked from my friends borrowed Gears of War 3 game, but it is awesome. It honestly was the best game I've played in years. the graphics and sound are stunning and it truly is like your living through a horror book. Its only 17$ at Gamestop now, get it.
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Old 10-30-2011, 11:17 PM   #16
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Enjoyed it.It was different, but i only rented.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:00 PM   #17
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Great game.
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Old 12-03-2011, 01:26 AM   #18
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You can still find a limited edition at low price which is worth it for all you get.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #19
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I give it a solid 8/10. Definitely an underrated game. It has a intense story and cool graphics, but sometimes the gameplay is a bit...annoying at times. The DLC was not worth your money though, even if it gave us some "answers"..
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:36 PM   #20
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I think any story related DLC is worth if you really enjoyed a game and want some more.
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I think story related DLC is better than multiplayer DLC 99% of the time in general.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:25 PM   #22
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I thought the DLC was really good...
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:28 AM   #23
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Worth buying.

Alan Wake is an awesome game with unique qualities and unexpected scares. I loved it !
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:33 PM   #24
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I found that the DLC was really really good.
There were platforming sections that weren't present at all, and remotely jarring considering the normal gameplay; but all of these qualms were quelled by the story being so good.

Plus you get to fight a tornado.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:43 AM   #25
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Definitely worth buying. There's no online play, but a great story. It's something new. You play in the dark and it's really intense. Lots of achievements. You'll definitely be pulling it off the shelf again.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:43 PM   #26
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i agree i think you should buy
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Old 12-25-2011, 03:41 AM   #27
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It was $5 the other day on amazon
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #28
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Will stay forever in my game collection!
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:15 PM   #29
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I looked forward to this before it came out but forgot about it when I got a PS3. can buy it for less than £10 now so think I will. sounds pretty good.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #30
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Great game, looking forward to the Next Alan Wake game.
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