Alan Wake 2 Review - Is it a Good Game?


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A deputy was supposed to be here to show us to the crime scene there's the car so where's the deputy eaten by a bear I'll check out that map with the original Alan Wake having come out over a decade ago the fact that it would someday get a sequel wasn't something most fans of the game would imagine considering the game's middling sales and the fact that at the time horror titles weren't doing as well as they were these days thankfully the game has since achieved.

Status and with the success of Control Remedy could revisit Alan Wake with a sequel to boil Alan Wake 2 down to just a AAA Blockbuster survival horror third-person shooter does quite a disservice to the title more so than most other games out there the real strength of Alan Wick 2 lies Less in the nuts and bolts of its mechanics and More in how it chooses to tell its mind-bending story Allen wake 2 is a competent game to play I never found myself annoyed with the core combat for example and the resource management.

The flashlight, along with the lack of ammunition certainly helped to increase the tension of combats that enemies rarely fall in a single shot. all and you have to juggle between different enemies by keeping them away from you with your flashlight while at the same time trying to take them down with well-aimed shots while enemies can feel like bullet sponges it never feels out of place since you're essentially fighting beings corrupted by otherworldly Force there is a limited amount of weapon customization offered.

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Upgrades for weapons are available once you find enough manuscript scraps these scraps are scattered all over the game and offer minor upgrades like increased ammo or more damage there isn't going to be any upgrade that you find that radically changes the way that you take on combat scenarios unfortunately right off the bat Alan wake 2 gives off a Vibe not too far from classic horror TV shows after the short dark and gruesome opening featuring Cult of the tree the antagonistic organization in the game you're put into the shoes of FBI agent.

Saga Anderson has come to the town of Bright Falls to investigate a ritualistic murder near Cauldron Lake right off the bat Alan Wake 2 brings in quite a few interesting references to the first game the victim in question is FBI agent Robert Nightingale who mysteriously disappeared as few years ago eagle-eyed players will notice that the timeline for nightingale's disappearance matches up quite neatly with the events of the original Allen week and there's quite a bit more going on in cauldron Lake than you first realized things It is especially a case when you attempt to analyze the body of a nightingale and the sheriff then disappear as you try to give you a few manuscripts as well as nightingale's corpse coming to life to kill you while there's a lot going on in the story, especially in the game's first few hours Alan Wake 2 never feels like it's rushing.

Through its story beats there are plenty of quieter moments where you're left alone with your thoughts as you try to explore the game's several creepy environments the story in Alan W 2 is an absolute joy to try and figure out especially since it's framed as an investigation by the FBI rather than just a bog standard action adventure game story with cutscenes one of the two protagonists of the game Saga Anderson has quite an interesting ability which is tapped into to help explain more of the story and anything else of importance that might be

Happening around you her mind place is essentially a room in her mind where she can walk around freely the Mind Place lets you read manuscripts that you might have found revisit the game's live-action TV show and ads listen to some of the titles music and most importantly try and figure out the game story as Anderson continues her investigation into the death of Nightingale and the cult of the tree she finds clues that help guide her to the next objective these Clues can be deciphered in the mind place where the players can help answer questions posed by the game with some of the evidence that they find in the wild Anderson can also tap into her amazing deductive skills to attempt to identify certain characters from the game, learning more about them, and being able to determine which location, for example.

The heart works like a key to continue further down the rabbit hole of the nightingale's death while it's presented as if it were an investigative tool in the vein of something like LA Noir the case files in the mind place are essentially just fancier way of tracking missions giving players hints about their next objective and learning more about the game's characters and settings it's the Pres action that really sells the Mind place as an interesting place to spend some time to figure things out the whole room could have just been a menu and something intangible would have been lost with that decision when it comes to its horror the game's atmosphere and writing does most of the heavy lifting The Cult of the tree feels like a legitimately spooky crew to fight against and even early game puzzles that involve a hole in.

Alan Wake 2 is a Great Game

Alan Wake 2 also makes use of jump scars that at Best of Times feel completely unnecessary and at worst, they made me outright laugh out loud the jump scares don't really add anything to the game's atmosphere or story, and more often than not are just there to hide the fact that a boss is teleporting away from you or to just startle you every once in a while visually bright Falls and its surrounding areas are just downright gorgeous. 

Alan Wake 2 is a great-looking game and Remedy wasn't afraid of showing off just how far it's come especially after control which also looked beautiful some of the vistas presented in the game are just downright surreal and how amazing they can look for context I played through the game using its performance setting which managed to keep a steady frame rate while still looking reasonably good the quality setting kicks things up a notch visually, especially with how the game uses its lightings but unfortunately the frame drops were ever present especially if there's too much stuff involved while Allen week 2 is a fantastic Standalone title in its own right players familiar with the original Alan Wake will find a lot to love here it picks up the story quite naturally despite the large gap in time both in the game story as well.

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As in the real world and the gameplay is definitely not holding Alan Wig 2 back this time around for new players I would at least recommend checking out some story summaries of Alan Wake if playing the game is impossible while the story does makes sense on its own those familiar with the setting even those that only really played control and its awe DLC we'll find plenty of smaller details that end up making the whole experience just way more enjoyable these aren't just cool callbacks either the Federal Bureau of control is a presence in.

Alan Wake 2 story and the game world feel richer for it Alan Wake 2 is a great horror game its use of its environments to create atmosphere is fantastic and unlike the original Alan Wake, the core gameplay is fun to the story while fairly complicated is told quite well not only through the use of cutscenes and conversations but also through the rather invent of Mind place where players can put together Clues and read through notes themselves ultimately coming to the same conclusions as Saga Anderson the aonomus Alan wake's involvement in the story is also incredibly interesting especially thanks to the expansion the game settings saw with control Allen wake 2 is bound to be enjoyable This game is not just for people who love the horror genre, but for everyone who enjoys an action-packed third-person game featuring spooky elements and stunning images.

Alan Wake 2 is a fantastic horror game with some excellent atmosphere fun combat and an incredibly interesting story while it does make use of jump scares it feels a bit unnecessary, but the other aspects of the game are capable of making you feel uncomfortable.

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