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Author: dagoss
Posted: October 13, 2021 (05:13 AM)
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They are lumberjacks, firemen, farmers, policemen and tourists. But you've never seen tourists like this, at least not outside of Walmart.

Great line!

So I've heard of Alan Wake before, but I actually don't know what it is. Outside of knowing a bit about the story and atmosphere, this review didn't really answer that question for me. It could be a quasi-shooter a la RE4 or a walking sim. I would have liked to know a bit about the game bits.

I still enjoyed this review. It is entertaining and enjoyable to read through, and has some clever lines.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: October 13, 2021 (06:51 AM)
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Thanks for reading, dagoss, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! As far as genre and mechanics go, I had hoped that lines like this one might shine some light on that matter:

Even knowing that I can probably dodge, shine, and shoot my way out of an encounter with limited difficulty, I dread each new one and the oppressive solitude along the way.

I was leery of diving too deep into descriptions of the mechanics, because that's something people inevitably complain about when I do go there, but I had hoped sentences such as the above might disabuse any readers of the notion that the game is a walking simulator. It is a third-person horror game where you explore dark environments and dodge, shine or shoot your way out of encounters with enemies that emerge from the shadows, all on your way to the next story sequence. I would say it has more in common with Silent Hill than Resident Evil, but without the tank controls games in either of those franchises tended to have in the early going.

"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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