"Remedy's done a great job of mixing elements of written work, television, and video games to create an experience full of scares, laughs, and thrills that's just as fun to play as it is to watch." - IGN.com
"...it’s still a genuinely skin-twitching survival game with an original and tense twist to the combat." - PCgamer.com
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Videos integrated to the game - while you play the game listen to the Remedy team's comments about the locations and design. The commentary contains about one hour of videos, you can activate it from the in-game menu options.
Alan Wake Files
A brave and deeply disturbing account of one man's attempt to confront the visions that haunted him. Clay Steward's gripping journey takes him to a small town in the pacific Northwest where he follows in the tracks of best-selling author Alan Wake and renegade FBI Agent Robert Nightingale. There he travels ever deeper in the woods and ever farther into the heart of darkness to unravel a series of mysterious events that reach hundreds of years into the past and chillingly into the present.
The 130-page illustrated PDF Book will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam Directory:
A soundtrack containing 49 minutes of fully mastered tracks in 320kbps MP3 format, composed by Petri Alanko, Old Gods of Asgard and Poets of the Fall. Tracks:
A Writer's Dream - Petri Alanko
Welcome to Bright Falls - Petri Alanko
The Clicker - Petri Alanko
Taken by the Night - Petri Alanko
Mirror Peak - Petri Alanko
Tom the Diver - Petri Alanko
Hunters - Petri Alanko
The Well-Lit Room - Petri Alanko
Departure - Petri Alanko
Children of the Elder God - Old Gods of Asgard
The Poet and the Muse - Old Gods of Asgard
War - Poets of the Fall
Tom the Diver (Collector's Edition Exclusive Mix) - Petri Alanko
The Soundtrack will be placed in your Alan Wake folder in the Steam directory:
Copyright 2010-2012 Remedy Entertainment Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Alan Wake is a registered trademark of Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
Alan Wake is one of my favorite video games ever. Its gameplay is solid and the voice acting is great, but what stands out most is the story. Naturally a fan like me would want to expand on the gaming experience with extra content. That's where the Collector's Edition Extras come it. I consider them akin to a "Deluxe DVD" in that their content is not necessary to enjoy the game, but those who wish to expand on their game experience should get it. Let's decompose what is in the DLC: -Developer Commentary: This is exactly like a DVD commentary where the devs are describing various aspects of the game as you play it. Interesting, but a bit distracting from the main game. I would recommend this on a second playthrough. -PDF book: The PDF version of the Alan Wake Files, released along with physical copies of the Collector's Edition. It expands on certain characters after the ending of the game and goes a bit more in-depth concerning the game's setting. The content does expand on the game's story, but not in any very meaningful way. Still great for those who enjoy the game's lore. -Soundtrack: Exactly what is sounds like. It does not actually include all the songs featured in the game (Such as Roy Orbison's In Dreams or David Bowie's Space Oddity), but it does include the in-game music by Pietri Alanko and some original Poets of the Fall songs, some of which appear in-game as songs by the "Old Gods of Asgard", a fictional band. The soundtrack is great, and the song "The Poet and the Muse" actually has some major references to the game story. Overall the Collector's Edition Extras are a nifty addition to your collection and do make the experience more complete for those die-hard fans of the game. HOWEVER. I cannot recommend them for the price they currently retail at. They cost approximately 1/3 if the game's base price and contain nowhere near as much content. If you are interested, I strongly urge you to purchase the Collector's Edition (get this DLC half-price) or buy it on sale.
Alan Wake: Collector's Upgrade simply adds on a sort of "directors" cut level of content to the base game. You will get developer commentary, a very nice illustrated book (pdf), and the soundtrack. The commentary is interesting for those that want a perspective from the makes of the game, and is unique in that it can play in the background of the game as you play. The pdf book is very nice, and a worthwhile read. The illustrations are good and the whole thing is a great complement to the game. In particular the soundtrack stands out. As a big soundtrack fan myself, what Petri Alanko put together is pretty great. The songs from the game are simple and straightforward but are very atmospheric and well constructed. Having the popular style music from the Old Gods in the game is also a fun addition. Worth it for huge Alan Wake fans, this add-on won't disappoint if you want more from Remedy itself.
This upgrade adds 3 main things to your base Alan Wake game: The soundtrack, a PDF book, and the ability to turn on developer commentary. The sound track alone is worth it because of how powerful the tracks are. After every episode, one of those tracks play and you're left with a stunned feeling because of how the pacing works. Now you'll actually get those soundtracks. The PDF book adds a lot to the story and other things that happen in the Alan Wake universe. I haven't tried the commentary, but I'll definitely turn it on the next play through, but that won't be a while. Overall, you should get this because it is an amazing sound track and book though doesn't add content
I enjoyed this game if nothing less for its originality. The narration provided by the main character adds some legitimate value to the game, which is not always the case, definitely not for this genre. In addition to that, you are fighting against a force that is loosely defined and which therefore makes it all the more terrifying. When, at any moment, anything around you could take life and try to end you, it adds to the plight of the character dramatically. I give this game very high marks.
Few games capture the horror genre better than this. The only game to scare me more was Silent Hill many years ago, but that might be because I was so much younger back then. The story and design of this game is just brilliant, and if you feel comfortable playing a scripted story, buy this right away.
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