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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 07:52:12
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The Resident Evil 4 of this generation...there I said it and I believe it!

Here's the IGN video preview:

http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/743608/remedy-project-next-gen-title/videos/alanwake_vdp_021810.html

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The uses of lighting and atmosphere is incredible! And the way it's played, could this be the Resident Evil 4 of this generation?

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:03:10
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A lot of people who saw it at X10 were very positive on it.  I'm hoping it's above average.  The only things I have heard of it recently is that they tried the multi-studio approach for the game and that failed (thus the delays).

Does anyone know anything about its most recent development?

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 08:14:03
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That last shot sure reminds me of that gondola thing in RE4...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:43:39
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Honestly I'm not getting a RE4 vibe at all.

Alan Wake looks more like a survival horror game. Nyaa

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:45:34
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Loading video now.

From what I saw at E3, I was quite disappointed with the sort of shooter based averageness I saw. I was expecting something different like Shattered Memories.

Anyhow, will get back to you.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 11:04:20
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Right, watched it. I'm torn, I love the story aspect and atmosphere and visuals, but then the action focus really turns me off.

I want horror games to be less about shooting things. More about tension, exploration and thinking. The epic fights with slow mo and rotating cameras is too far, in the aspect that it feels like a populist concession.

There are so many action games, I'd like to see a thinking mans game.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:42:46
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Hopefully not. I do want to finish Alan Wake.
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:47:00
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maybe that's what the developers are going for, but i don't think it will have anything like the impact RE4 had

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 13:51:45
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gamingeek said:

There are so many action games, I'd like to see a thinking mans game.

On consoles, you mean. Otherwise, you can build a PC and get one of the Anno series games, or Europa Universalis III. Those are thinking men games.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:41:01

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

There are so many action games, I'd like to see a thinking mans game.

On consoles, you mean. Otherwise, you can build a PC and get one of the Anno series games, or Europa Universalis III. Those are thinking men games.

I don't want to think that hard. Nyaa

I mean like horror/adventure/detective games. Or making a graphic adventure style game, only in 3D and with proper production values. But one in which you don't bust out a machine gun to pummel enemies.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:55:03

gamingeek said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

There are so many action games, I'd like to see a thinking mans game.

On consoles, you mean. Otherwise, you can build a PC and get one of the Anno series games, or Europa Universalis III. Those are thinking men games.

I don't want to think that hard. Nyaa

I mean like horror/adventure/detective games. Or making a graphic adventure style game, only in 3D and with proper production values. But one in which you don't bust out a machine gun to pummel enemies.

Oh yeah. I'd love to have a game like that. Too bad you don't have a PS3, because Heavy Rain sounds like it could be right up your alley on this regard. Sadly, games that have tried to incorporate investigation/detective elements into an action construct have failed. Like Condemned.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:09:09

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

SteelAttack said:

gamingeek said:

There are so many action games, I'd like to see a thinking mans game.

On consoles, you mean. Otherwise, you can build a PC and get one of the Anno series games, or Europa Universalis III. Those are thinking men games.

I don't want to think that hard. Nyaa

I mean like horror/adventure/detective games. Or making a graphic adventure style game, only in 3D and with proper production values. But one in which you don't bust out a machine gun to pummel enemies.

Oh yeah. I'd love to have a game like that. Too bad you don't have a PS3, because Heavy Rain sounds like it could be right up your alley on this regard. Sadly, games that have tried to incorporate investigation/detective elements into an action construct have failed. Like Condemned.

I did enjoy the first Condemned, but the sequel got a bit of a critical mauling and poor sales. I guess I didn't feel compelled to pick up a sequel. My dream game would be like a modern Tex Murphy game played in the first person with Arc or the Wii remote. Only with all the modern trappings like Call of Duty camera angles and mo-cap and object manipulation like Elebits only much more refined.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:25:56
Anno on Wii is pretty awesome, probably Ubi's only truly great Wii game, so, try that. It's not as serious and complicated as the PC games, but it's not kiddy either. Other than that, for Adventures, um, Another Code R is good. There are tons of adventure games on PC of course, but the best are older, with few exceptions. Penumbra (PC) probably fits your fantasies rather well. Horror adventure trilogy (I think) from indie devs with pretty good visuals and full physics based gameplay. Do check it out, it doesn't have much publicity (indie) but it's good.
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:32:18

Agnates said:
Anno on Wii is pretty awesome, probably Ubi's only truly great Wii game, so, try that. It's not as serious and complicated as the PC games, but it's not kiddy either. Other than that, for Adventures, um, Another Code R is good. There are tons of adventure games on PC of course, but the best are older, with few exceptions.

I've been wanting to try Anno for ages but its price kept fluctuating so eventually I just decided to wait until it was hobo price. Angry Monkey here played it.

We had a thread but only one person got it.

IGN review Anno Dawn of Discovery (Wii) 'Bright, breezy & beautifully presented'

I'm playing Another Code R very slowly, currently stuck inside the underwater lab. The slow text scrolling kills me and the way you cant pick up useful items until the game lets you.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:26:41

I don't know if it'll be the RE4 of this gen. Dead Space was kind of that game for me as well as RE5. It does look fantastic though and it sounds like the writing for the story will be quite good. I've really been looking forward to the game for quite some time so it's great to know it'll finally be out soon.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:39:06
It's not coming to Wii, therefore it sucks.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:49:38
No.

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 17:54:19

Yodariquo said:
No.

Your signature makes arguing with you a daunting task, you know?

Not that I was going to argue with you on this particular issue, since I don't care about ASK "Hyperbole" Story's statement.


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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:36:20

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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:58:10
Wrong thread, sorry.
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