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Alan Wake Remaster leaked, launches on October 5, 2021 for Xbox, PS4, and PS5 (Up: Confirmed)

intbal

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A remaster? Buy the same game all over again?
No thanks, Remedy. My X360 copy works through backwards compatibility.
I wouldn't be opposed to some FPS Boost, though, Microsoft.
 
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SEGAvangelist

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A remaster? Buy the same game all over again?
No thanks, Remedy. My X360 copy works through backwards compatibility.
I wouldn't be opposed to some FPS Boost, though, Microsoft.
You would be boosting a 540p game to 60fps assuming they can even figure out how to boost 360 games. This game actually needs a remaster.
 
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kiphalfton

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There's something about this game that just didn't click with me. Which is unfortunate, as I really wanted to like the game as the atmosphere is great.

If there's a free PC update, I'll probably try it out, but if not I don't see the point of paying for it when it's been free or cheap for a long time now. Unless of course there's ray tracing, graphics have been overhauled, etc. (i.e. a remaster on par with the quality of Saints Row 3 remaster).
 

skit_data

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I bought the original Alan Wake and tried it. Felt dated and I wasn’t impressed by the gameplay. I like Control a lot though, so a remaster with some QoL improvements might be worth checking out.
 

Hawk269

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I loved it when it came out on the 360....but playing it now on Series X via BC it is just way too low resolution....so while we don't have details, I am hoping for Native 4k/60fps. I also agree with others that a full remake would be preferred, but with Covid and all the other shit, I think that is way too much that Remedy would want to invest into. Still looking forward to this...love this game.
 
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intbal

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You would be boosting a 540p game to 60fps assuming they can even figure out how to boost 360 games. This game actually needs a remaster.
Yeah, I've played it several times. I'm fine with the image produced by the temporal reconstruction in Alan Wake.
 

Marty-McFly

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I really liked the premise of the game.

The gameplay was some of the worst ever though.
 

Elder Legend

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Day 1 Gamepass or meh.

it was a great game but I tried going back to it and it didn’t age so well.

Quantum Break is when this company peaked, Control was a bunch of steps back. Every game before QB were training wheels/stumbling blocks, their games we’re getting progressively better until their latest meh fest.
Ehh I disagree. I think Control was a ton of fun and I liked the protagonist.
 

Stuart360

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Probably the best Remedy game post Max Payne, but still tedious and boring imo.
I wont be playing this again.
 

Umbasaborne

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Nice! I own the backward compatible version in series x, but i dont feel like playing that game at 540p 30 fps. Great game though, one of my faves on the 360
 
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Kydd BlaZe

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Playing this in 1080p 60fps after initially playing through it on 360 was a revolution at the time (2013 was when I built my first PC). I would play it all over again with a 4K facelift and remastered textures.
 

East of Odessa

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Is Remedy doing the remaster or was it contracted out to someone else? (Remaster companies can be hit or miss)
 
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Cool and creepy atmosphere, and it had a different idea for a game. But as I recall, the gameplay was kind of tedious and often frustrating to me, with some bad boss fights and some super annoying birds for example.

Would be interesting to try it again though to see if I'd enjoy the gameplay more today.
 

rofif

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I think it came out very near to god of war 3.
I had 360 at the time and Alan wake blew me away. I replayed it few times also on pc. Love it.
Lol there is Xbox 360 in one of the levels. Wonder of they will leave it in

I kinda want to replay gos of war 3 now ;p
 
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Moses85

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Gameplay was and still is bad.
Grapic was great. Played and finished it once.
 
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winjer

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Gameplay was and still is bad.
Grapic was great. Played and finished it once.

I agree completely.
For the time, the graphics were very good. But gameplay and combat was bad.
It also had a decent atmosphere to it.
I didn't find the story particularly engaging.
I never managed to finish it.
 
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Luipadre

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loved the original but i just played through the 360 version again a few months ago. Im not buying this unless it comes to ps+

Cant wait for the sequel tho
 

T-Cake

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Given this is due to be announced next week is it safe to assume aw2 at the ps event?

I think it's 100% certain they are doing Alan Wake 2 but not sure we will see it this coming week. Hope I'm wrong though!
 

Mr Hyde

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Never played Alan Wake so I'm definitely buying this. Kinda bummed it's not listed for Switch.
 

DispatchNinja

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I hope the October date is real. Haven’t played this since 2011, really looking forward to going through it again.
 

Markio128

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Has anybody shed a light on visual improvements? Are we thinking similar to Control?
 

eyesabitdull

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Bought the game for less than $1 a few months and barely touched it.

Is it really that good?
 

edbrat

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Thought it looked boring and ordinary when it first released, doubt a lick of paint will change that.
 

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I’ll wishlist it and wait for a sale.

Never had a high opinion of the original game, but I appreciate its existence and would be open to a return by Remedy given how good Control turned out.

An X-Files like paranormal survival horror set in the PNW? I can only get so erect.