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Games PS3 Owners Wish They Had: Alan Wake

When people around here learned I was playing Alan Wake, they wondered if I might do a review of some kind. Well, that doesn't jive with the PSXE format, of course, but I often spoke highly of the artistic, well-written Xbox 360 exclusive in my editorials and Week in Reviews. We do believe the PS3 exclusive lineup has the edge in terms of measuring-stick games but there are a few exclusives on other platforms PS3 fans wish they had. And now that we learn Remedy might be working on Alan Wake 2, we're going to say this is the one potential series you'll really miss if you don't own a 360.

Mass Effect is coming to Sony's machine and there's Halo and Gears, but over the years, we've noticed our readership tends to consist of gamers who really appreciate the artistic side of this industry. There's an abnormal number of RPG fans (nothin' wrong with that, either) and a game like Heavy Rain is adored. Uncharted 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 are beloved more for their atmosphere, presentation, scope, feel, and overall substance rather than their technical savvy. This being the case, I'm telling you guys: Alan Wake, while definitely a little repetitive in terms of gameplay, will really make you think. It's an impressive story and a genuinely creepy setting, and it's really unfortunate that it sold so poorly.

It's the game's originality that should appeal to you. Some will say there's very little in the way of originality on the 360 platform but Alan Wake is definitely a beacon. If you don't appreciate the writing, character development, and general sensation provided by the truly freaky atmosphere, you will not like it. You'll just say it's a mediocre third-person shooter, which is a ridiculously ignorant thing to say, but people will still say it...especially people who stick to action games and shooters. Given the artistic productions found on the PlayStation platform in the past (everything from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus to Katamari Damacy to Heavy Rain to LittleBigPlanet), I'm fairly certain many PS3 owners wish they had Remedy's ambitious, effective title.

Am I saying I want Remedy to put Alan Wake 2 - if it does indeed exist? - on the PS3? Well, not necessarily. Exclusives are the cream of the crop of any platform because developers can focus entirely on that one platform. So in all honesty, I'd rather it remain exclusive to the 360 rather than go multiplatform. Do I think it could've been better had Remedy opted to go exclusive with the PS3...? Well, that's another question. As is, though, Alan Wake is good for the industry, and the artistic-minded should be part of it.

Tags: alan wake, microsoft, alan wake sequel, alan wake ps3

10/20/2010 11:55:35 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (109 posts)

frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:17:18 PM
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is alan wake on the pc? i have so many games im playin i dont think i would get to it, but the option being there would be nice.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:40:36 PM

When it was originally in development it was being designed for the PC (first trailers were all PC) and for the 360. Remedy later scrapped the PC version and simply went with the 360.

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Sir Dan
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:26:47 PM
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A game like Alan Wake is lost on the xbox shooter-heavy crowd. The fact it sold so poorly is indicative of this. Bring it to PS3! We'll appreciate it.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:41:59 PM

Good point, its sales have not been rather average.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:15:26 PM

Something that I would like to see, but I think that Microsoft owns the rights to it. Maybe we'll get another developer to make a multiplatform release of something similar.
Peace.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 11:00:33 AM

Agreed. It would be on my buy list.

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frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:32:02 PM
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WOW they just announced the god of war collection will be on the psn 11/2. that is crazy now you dont even need the disc for that game. Ghost of sparta will be up on the psn on the same day

reference the psblog so this is confirmed

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:17:58 PM

They've done that with quite a few games. I'd be far more interested if they were to announce that they were putting the PS2 games on there, as that would be more surprising. Also, a sign for the future to come, but alas no. PSN remains a PS2 free zone.
Peace.

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main_event05
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:37:28 PM

Oldly enough, I own more PS1 games than I do PS2. I know, weird, I'd rather start seeing PS2 games in the store.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:35:49 PM
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Don't like TV sit coms thus don't like how this is like a TV sit com. I found this boring when I played it at my friends house.

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frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:38:35 PM

really? what do you mean like a sitcom? i dont know much about the game other than its not doing well

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:40:39 PM

Uh...Alan Wake is no sitcom. It's shot like a TV series but it's most definitely a drama. And it would be boring if you only played it for five minutes; it'd be like picking up a book and reading five pages.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:48:23 PM

Its feels is like a TV show. Sit com was the wrong word I guess. Didn't dig it. I did only play it for a few minutes but after watching my friend play it quite a bit each time I'd go to his house. Even hes bored with it as he just got Uncharted 2 ha. Just not interesting enough for me to want it on the ps3.

To be fair, most of the books Ive read I got hooked within 5 to 10 pages. :)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:08:38 PM

K...Because it's you Ben, I'll try and get my friend to loan me his box so I can play this. I'll give it another shot. :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:56:42 PM

Well, I'm not saying everyone will like it. Let's just say if you liked Heavy Rain - which is very different, but still has similar artistic merits - you might like Alan Wake.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:24:59 PM

i just picked up alan wake for 27 bucks brand new. i haven't had a chance to play it because i've been busy with castlevania. i bought a 360 for 50 bucks, and alan wake was the reason i bought one.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:41:32 PM
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This is the one game that makes me wish my 360 hadn't died from heavy modding so I could play it. Still don't get why they decided to not release it for the PC.

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frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:44:07 PM

maybe microsoft paid them not to. so that people would only be able to get it on a 360.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:48:55 PM

Well ya, they're in business with MS but it's still idiotic given the amount of development time and exposure given to the PC version.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 12:59:07 PM

It's bizarre to me how devs would rather take MS's bribes then take their chances selling their game to the public on more than one platform. This game certainly would have sold better had it been available for PC as well. Also, stuff like DLC is certainly going to net them more profit by making it available to everyone on day one. Stupid if you ask me. Ha

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frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:03:40 PM

thats like new vegas why did they bother doing this again with the dlc. its getting old and stupid

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:21:47 PM

It's proof of how petty and desperate MS really is. They have one exclusive announced and it's not coming until next year and from what I can see it's just more of the same just like Halo Reach.

They must be worried when they look at what Sony is doing and has lined up. It's like Bwarny Fwank throwing his own money into his campaign now that's he's finally worried about losing his seat. Oh please God let Sean Bielat win. He builds robots that kill terrorists. :)

Oh and apparently it could be years before developers figure out how to make hardcore games for Kinect. So I have read. Fail. MS. is scared. That's why we will continue to see them throw money at 3rd party devs. It's desperation time.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:44:16 PM

@Jawk

Thumbs up until you unnecessarily brought politics into a discussion completely unrelated to politics.

Give it a rest, dude.

Talk about petty and desperate.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:43:04 PM

It's called an "analogy" so relax champ.

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ace_boon_coon
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 6:31:31 PM

lol @ Bwarny Fwank. lol lol that's funny. i'm a Dem, but i can't stand that guy.

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:13:29 PM

LV, you could probably pick up a decent 360 second now days for pretty cheap!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Tokky
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:02:08 PM
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@Ben. I've been following this site for sometime now and must say i've been enjoying your articles up until recently. You no longer review games on ps3 alone but also on rival platforms (x360). First halo reach and now alan wake. I find it realy dissapointing. I thought this is a playstation site even your site url says the same. I think i and probably other member of this site wil find this site more interesting if you sticked to playstation related stuff. If we wanted xbox stuff, we know where to get it.

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frylock25
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:11:34 PM

if you dont want to read about it then dont read about it. we are all gamers here and want to know what he thinks since he played it. its not like just cuz this is a ps site we have to act like the other systems and games on those systems dont exist. this is called an editorial for one, and something that the fanbase has asked for. if you were a long time reader like you say you would know such a thing. your opinion is not indicative of this entire site.

since Ben owns a 360 and occasionally wipes the dust off of it to pop in a game he sometimes lets us know. some of us here own one system. some of us own 2, some own all 3. this editorial in no way gimps his reporting the news nor does it ruin the site. if you dont like it there are plenty of other fanboy sites on the net. this is an open community of gamers that wants to talk about GAMES. see the trend?

this is also not a review. there is no score nor did he go about this like a review. in fact he did relate this whole article to the playstation the whole time. maybe your reading comprehension needs work.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:11:46 PM

People don't just come here for Playstation news but also Ben's personal opinions on anything and everything related to gaming. Most people own multiple consoles and I see no reason to ignore interesting games just because they're not on a Sony system.

If you actually read his thoughts on games that currently aren't available on the PS systems you'd see he talks about why those with Playstations should be interested in them.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:16:22 PM

He's never reviewed an Xbox game on this site. Yes he's suggested we play other games on other platforms, hardly a review. Bens an equal opportunity gamer. He's just advising us there is other stuff to play on other platforms that we also might enjoy. We trust his opinion so that's why I see problem with this.

Besides, he's an admin, he can post what he wants. ;)

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:25:47 PM

@ Tokky:

This isn't just a PS3 gaming site, even though you may assume so by the URL. The only platform that seems to have no merit to some, is PC's (To each their own I guess). If you don't like it, there are certainly a plethora of PS3 only sites...like Sony's forums for example.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:36:23 PM

Correction: that's why I see NO problem with this.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:58:51 PM

Tokky: You're confusing us and the readership with a blind fansite. None of us here qualify. Also, this isn't a review; we've never reviewed anything but PlayStation titles, as I mentioned in the article.

I doubt any of our regulars or people who understand what PSXE is about will have a problem with this. If you do, like I said, you misunderstand this site and those that run it and read it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:16:31 PM

Utter nonsense, we are GAMERS here Friend. Real ones.

I do have a suggestion for an editorial though Ben. Just let us interview you. Possibly omitting certain questions by LV about your sexuality. :)

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coverton341
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:25:53 PM

I refuse to read an interview of Ben if LV is censored. He must be allowed to ask about anything. Says so in one of those government documents about freedom or something.

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FatherSun
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:51:52 PM

@tokky R. I. F. !

Ben Interview x PSX readers = Longest PSX thread ever! + LV uncensored = "insert infinity symbol"

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:07:28 PM

Um...how would that work? The readers interview me?

You mean, take questions and then do an editorial in which I'm the interviewee? That might come off as self-serving...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:15:18 PM

No more so than the dalliance with those two ladies ;)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:35:45 PM

Tokky,
Here at PSXE, even though we're a Playstation oriented site, we're still gamers first and in the end, that's all that really matters.

So of course most of us would like to know about a good title(that's only exclusive to another console), that would be a perfect fit on the PS3 too.

Now with that said, I'm a gaming collector & own 20 consoles and hand-held's(so far), and since one of those consoles is a 360, I thank Ben for informing me of one of the few truly rarefied & unique titles out for it.

I don't hate the 360, but I DO hate the unscrupulous, conniving, gamer back-stabbing, company who owns the brand!!!!

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www
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:52:22 PM

Stop lynching Tokky all you.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:23:36 PM
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The article should read, 'Platforms that Rememdy wishes they could port their IP to'. I would've gotten this on PC, day 1, but yeah, MS had to go and ruin that for everyone.

I hope they really enjoy buoying a company they basically crippled by enforcing exclusivity. Let's see, in 20 weeks of business they've oved 750K units...of a game that was announced PRIOR to the launch of Gran Turismo 5 (as PC/360 exclusive, no less). As far as I'm aware, the majority of interest was from the PC community. To put that in perspective, Heavy Rain outsold this game in it's first 3 weeks.

Would I like to play it? Sure, but not for the cost of a 360+Game, just isn't worth it. And it's satisfying to see Remedy get bent over for it, hopefully they'll force a little more autonomy from MS.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:35:12 PM

"As far as I'm aware, the majority of interest was from the PC community."

Likely because it didnt have Call of Duty, Halo or Gears of War in the title. ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:36:10 PM

Great post.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:22:05 PM

I don't think they bought Remedy did they?

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FatherSun
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:02:11 PM

I have no problem with the 360. It its a good machine when it works. But I do have issues with MS. It seems that when they decided to enter the game industry the plan was to not only compete but to also cripple the competition at whatever costs. Even if it means zero integrity towards the gaming community. MS plays dirty. Especially on their home turf. Is there such a thing as a fair fight?

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:03:55 PM

Actually you're right, Microsoft doesn't own Remedy (If I were Remedy, I'd be seriously pissed at MS lol). But, for all intents and purposes on this game, they basically own it. They got distribution rights by covering development costs. Gave them the power to determine which platforms it released on.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 8:30:33 PM

WWW.
LMAO,.....

It was he, himself, who brought the rope to our party, not us

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:38:13 PM
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Alan Wake doesn't seem like a game i would enjoy, but if i ever get to play it I'm going to try it out and see how it is.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:39:22 PM
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Well i played Alan Wake and i have to say that its a fun game i really enjoyed it dare i say Heavy Rain interactive drama Vs Alan Wake drama for me the winner is............everybody.

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Highlander
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:50:54 PM
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Didn't Alan Wake need a wake after the sales numbers were announced? You'd think that the developer would want to go multi to at least increase the possible market for the game.

Of course, MS probably owns the rights, so perhaps not...

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Amazingskillz
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:54:02 PM
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Is it better than Heavy Rain? They seem similar.

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SirLoin of Beef
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:03:37 PM

As one who's finished both Alan Wake and Heavy Rain, I can say that they're not that similar other than maybe atmosphere.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:00:53 PM

Actually very different games; the similarity lies in the art. And no, I would say Heavy Rain is the superior title, but then again, I sort of think HR is superior to almost anything else this generation.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 1:59:52 PM
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I just don't understand why we don't have it on PC, let alone PS3. It's not like it even did that well financially. I'm hoping though, I really am interested in it. I absolutely adore twin peaks

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:21:00 PM

There's one, and only one explanation why Remedy would allow themselves to suffer so badly, financially, and that's because Microsoft wanted to inflate their exclusive line-up, due to a lack of in-house development staff (in comparison to the competition).

From a business perspective (Microsoft's anyway), it makes sense (when the IP is compelling to your core), because it'll bring in new people as well as getting your base behind it. However, they completely missed the mark on this one, as their base has seemingly no interest in that type of IP.

It may someday come to PC, but that will be far, far down the road, likely when it's way past its relevance.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:21:40 PM

I still can't work out why it went 360 exclusive, after it was initially announced to be PC exclusive, I believe. I think it has something to do with M$ trying to follow Sony's example and diversify the exclusives, without realising that they've already fragmented their fanbase by relying so heavily on shooters. The whole bunch of them are odd.
Peace.

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Mornelithe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:40:03 PM

@ Lawless: Nah, it was originally announced at what, E3 2005 as being a PC/360 game. A few months prior to launch or thereabouts, they announced that the PC version would be terminated (which is crazy, I can't imagine how much engine work they did on the PC version...just to throw it all away).

It's definitely to diversify the exclusives on the 360, the problem is the 360's core is clearly interested in two types of IP's, Third Person and First Person Shooters. This isn't to say that every person who owns a 360 is only interested in those games, but the vast majority appear to base their purchasing decisions upon those factors.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:05:26 PM
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Any gamer who values good games would want all good games to be accessible to them.
I'm not planning on getting into Alan Wake anytime soon--it's so creepy--but seeing that it's a good game it'd be nice for PS3-only users to have a shot at it.

And, BTW, 360's are pretty darn cheap right now with a large selection of heavily discounted software.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:14:47 PM

Not cheap enough.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:26:07 PM

I wouldn't mind getting a 360, but I can't really justify it to myself. Roughly four hundred dollars (AUD), as well as any games. I prefer the SIXAXIS style controller for my games, and besides, there are really nothing on the system I REALLY want. Plus I've already got a ridiculous backlog of games to play, and getting a 360 would only compound that problem. But I needs the good games...
Peace.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:02:24 PM

I always say that if you can't justify the purchase, don't bother. Me, I'd want a half-dozen games currently available I'd want to play, and at least a half-dozen more I'd want in the future. If I can't find them, I don't want the system.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:23:54 PM

360's are cheap, but I can't be replacing it all the time.

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SmokeyPSD
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:28:22 PM

with a brand new computer at my fingers I really have no reason whatsoever. I toyed with the idea of a 360 but my pc changes that entirely. There's absolutely no games apart from Alan Wake I'd want.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:14:10 PM
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As stated before, this and Gears are the two franchises for which I would buy a 360. As there are really no other exclusives on the system that interest me, I can't play it. I asked a friend about AW, and he ragged on it, which made me realise that he's not really the 'different games' type. Oh well, good to see a company following up on originality, but I have to ask, is a sequel really necessary? Would it not be better to carry over the method and perhaps some vestiges of the gameplay and create an entirely new IP?

Now my thoughts are swirling about AW, but I'm having trouble catching them. Maybe later.
Peace.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:24:06 PM

Aren't you an jRPG guy, too?

Lost Odyssey can be had for about $16.00 on eBay.

The franchises that hold the most weight for me on 360 are as follows.

-Halo
-Gears of War
-Ninja Gaiden (x-box versions still have some unique elements)
-Mass Effect
-Dead or Alive
-Lost Odyssey
-Too Human
-Bayonetta (PS3 version basically doesn't exist to me)
-The assortment of multi-plats that are better optimized on 360.

And many of these games can be had for less than $20 a pop.
I grabbed ME2 the other day for $17.99 from Gamestop. And it released new this year.




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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:29:43 PM

Yeah, LO is interesting, but for some reason, I keep forgetting about it. Most of those titles you list have little appeal for me, and as for the multiplatform titles, it doesn't bother me all that much. Anyway, I'd like to keep up here, but I've got to go to work.
Peace.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:31:46 PM

Considering the console has been out for nearly 6 nears that list of games isn't saying much Temji.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:46:55 PM

I dunno, 13 games (Gears=3games etc) minus Too Human =p is still a pretty good net quantity of games to be had (the amount of games added to the already existing pool of PS3 multi-plats).

I haven't had a 360 since the beginning so being able to come into over a dozen of good games all at once at real low prices has been worth it. Even if I did sell one 360 once already--I shouldn't have bought it originally when I did, instead holding off for it when it was cheap.

I haven't been a fan of MS's vision for the games industry with 360 etc and I really don't know what they're thinking going into next year but needless to say, there's still some worthwhile stuff there for those who want it all, console-side.

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Mamills
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 2:54:58 PM
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yea, never really cared about alan wake, and still dont.
mass effect 2 on the other hand...

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marcusfrommo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:02:26 PM
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Well, I'd rather have blue dragon. Jawknee, have you've played that, or anyone by the way?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:49:58 PM

No I havent but I wanted to because anything Akira Toryiama does is great in my book. But my friend who got me into JRPG's said it sucked. Big time. Him being a fan of Akira Toriyama as well said not even he could save it so I never bothered.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:21:08 PM
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I'd love to try it as anything Lovecraftian (except most of the movies) always has my attention. But I think it might be a mistake for Remedy to make a second one. I don't see this being a franchise that is going to gain sales on Xbox. I say they take their artistry multi-plat with a new IP that is a spiritual successor since MS doesn't own them but it does seem to own that IP.

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Wissam
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:24:25 PM
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I do not want anything from the crap box TBH.

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nilos95
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 3:50:39 PM
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We love thriller! We love Alan! Heck, HR sold extremely well compared to Alan and i see those 2 as equal games in terms of quality

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FlyingKickPunch
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:01:57 PM
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I know I'm in the extreme minority here, but I really want to play Magna Carta 2. Is that ever going to make it to PS3?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:16:50 PM

is that related to the anime?

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Nynja
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:08:48 PM
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I was actually considering picking this up, now that I have been playing my 360 more lately.

A week ago, I dusted off the old 360s and played some Gears2 with friends over a LAN. Since then, I decided to give Mass Effect another chance.

I must say, I'm really starting to dig it. The RPG elements feel shallow in some areas of weapon upgrades, but the story and the character development are top notch. The atmosphere created in Mass Effect has this hollow, yet amazingly curious draw to the plain but beautiful vistas.

Over the past week I have come to a conclusion that I don't hate the Xbox 360. I hate the ignorant 360 fanboys. I don't hate Sony, I hate their ignorance. I hate Microsoft because of their greed, but who can blame a company with good business practice?

What I love, is my games and my online friends. If XBL did not require a fee to play games online, I would actually consider buying more games for the system.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:20:25 PM

My only issue with that is "good business practice" since MS's basic practice isn't to be the best, but to beat the best by dragging whatever industry it sinks its teeth into down into the dirt until mediocrity looks like genius to the masses. DVD limits, buying exclusives, faulty hardware. All this draws back the horizons of gaming where I believe Sony attempts to expand the horizons and take the whole industry into new places.

just my two cents.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:27:14 PM

Yea, MS's business model has been anything but good. They have been a detriment to both the PC and game industry. It can't be denided.

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Nynja
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 7:31:00 AM

What I referred to as "good" was merely successful. Not necessarily honorable.

I still don't like MS as a company, but I cannot deny that they are formidable competitor. They tend to keep the competition on their toes, which ultimately is a great thing for us... So long as MS does not monopolize the market.

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sirbob6
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:24:33 PM
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I am just wondering if anyone knows the sale numbers for Alan Wake. I remember seeing an article here that said that it was 125,000 or something small like that.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:14:21 PM

It's less than a million, more like 750-800k. That's pretty sad but I think Remedy chose the wrong console. I have a feeling had it been released on the PS3 it would have sold well over 1million within the first month.

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 9:13:58 AM

I'm with you on that one, LV. If it has anything to do with a good story, character development, or using your brain, put it on the PS3.

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STAY3R
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 4:30:59 PM
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the only 360 game that i got 1000 achievement points, love alan wake, itz simply awesum, but Ben i guess every hardcore gamer should have this game in their collection

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RebelJD
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:50:41 PM
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Alan Wake should have been on the PS3. If it was, it would have been a part of my collection as we speak. Too bad Remedy isn't Ninja Theory and "poor" sales won't have it jump boat.

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www
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 5:53:51 PM
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I believe Heavy Rain is enough and owns it, I don't think am planning on getting it for 360 either.

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marcusfrommo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 6:42:42 PM
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Jawknee, I don't know what your frien said, but that game kicks some serious butt. Oh well, your best bet is to test it out for yourself.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:00:50 PM

Maybe i will at some point. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 6:50:01 PM
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Eventhogh I have a 360, I wish every other Ps3 owner could enjoy this gem

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LittleBigMidget
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:03:51 PM
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I had a chance to play this game at a friends house. Oh my god...the game was so repetitive... no offense to anyone who actually liked the game, but I found it to be just "Aim flashlight, shoot, keep moving, aim flashlight, shoot" ect.

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Alienange
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 7:37:15 PM
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How does repetitive gameplay make you think?

The game looks boring. If it has a good story then great, but I don't see that as a reason to buy a 360. A book maybe, but not a 360.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:08:30 PM

You're being obtuse. You know that's not what I meant.

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:15:41 PM

I don't know Alienange, I mean I sat through the first hour of gameplay vid when it was released on Gamespot. I kinda liked just watching some one play it...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Nynja
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 7:31:47 AM

I don't think it looks boring, but it does appear to be one of those games that I'd start but never finish.

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Temjin001
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 10:11:07 AM

When you think about it, most games that fit a given genre class are repetitive. When I play NGS2 I don't want to be doing anything but slashing up baddies. Likewise, I wouldn't want to be doing anything but racing in a racing game. Why should it be any different for shooters etc?

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Deathb4Dishonor
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 8:14:14 PM
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Mayb Alan Wake alone isn't enough to buy a 360 but if you like games like gears of war,halo,and alan wake then mayb u should have a 360... I personally have all 3 system and PSP and DS... And while i prefer to buy most of my games in the PS3 bc it's my favorite system, I still want to b able to play exclusive gems in other systems that r exclusive like Alan Wake... Mayb all the other systems don't have a lot of exclusive that come close when compared to Heavy Rain,God of War,And Uncharted but they do have some worth checking out... just my opinion though

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goodgamer
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 8:58:48 PM
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i just sold mi ps3 to get a xbox 360 and alan wake can miss this graetness of a game, every body else should do the same



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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:17:12 PM

No you didn't!

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:17:44 PM

Hmm, why do you even want to let us know this!? I mean the whole point of commenting here and being part of this community is because you own a PS3 and actively use it, no? Why sell the PS3 to play one game, or does it go deeper than that?

Unless, of course, you are kidding! (0)-(0)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:23:16 PM

The way he types conveys he's short quite a few brain cells so I believe it when he says he sold his PS3 for a 360. I wouldn't doubt it if he also sold his car for a new bicycle as well.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:23:54 PM
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I gotta be honest I was expecting something way better out of Alan Wake. It didn't deleiver on the premise it was supposed to. Although it may still be a good game, I think a must own is pushing it.

If this is the game that PS3 owners must have, that the 360 offers, I feel like there is no other choice in which console to own. Clearly I know thats not what you mean, that Alan Wake is "the game", but it again didn't deliever like everyone hyped it up to. It was completely a different game than I thought of when people mentioned Alan Wake. It graphically was know where near the best of the best, and that was where most of it's hype came from. Maybe from a story stand point its intriguing, but again the element of repetive gameplay ruins that to an extent.

Maybe im being bitter about this, maybe im not fully grasping whats happening here. Point is Alan Wake never has nor probably never will appeal to me as a game I wish the PS3 had.

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goodgamer
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 9:25:52 PM
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of course im kidding if i wanted to play a xbox game i buy an xbox, ther no need to tell a ps3 owner about ms game ,i tink...

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Qubex
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 @ 11:05:58 PM

Ok goodgamer... you are forgiven :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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___________
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 3:00:31 AM
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i really enjoyed this, especially the way the story is handled.
its so hard to get pacing right, but i think remedy nailed it!
slowly giving you info, than contradicting that info to keep you questioning what happened.
was it real, or was it fake?
kinda like what enslaveds ending does, leaves the conclusion up to the players digression.
i really enjoy stories like that, not to end on a cliffhanger or leave gaping holes in the story, cough GOW3, but close everything up but leave the interpretation up to the player.

a story is so important to a game, ninja theory said story is the most important aspect to a game, well i would not go that far but its certainly one of them.
the story needs to believable too, not like heavy rain which made no sense what so ever, was far too far fetched, and extreme a real stretch.
believability is EVERYTHING in a story, if the story is not believable or just does not make sense or is cliche than its going to completely destroy the story!
assassins creed is a perfect example, the reason why the story is so good is because its believable, and people can identify with it because its linked to real life situations.
it tries to tell a story of a real life time, whether that actually happened or not is irrelevant, just that they try and link it to real life really adds so much power to the story!

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JackC8
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 7:44:51 AM
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It'll take me until the middle of 2012 just to play all the awesome games that are available, or have been announced, for the PS3. I think I'll get by pretty well without Alan Wake.

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Underdog15
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 9:17:56 AM
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It's really sad, if you ask me, that this was released on 360. It's the only title I actually really want to own that I can't own. There really isn't enough on the 360 to interest me in a purchase of the system, and since I don't even have enough time to play all the games I want to play on the PS3 alone, I really can't justify a purchase.

If this had been on PS3 or PC, it likely would have been near the top of my to-play list.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 11:01:06 AM

I have found that the 360 makes a good DVD player.

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556pineapple
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 9:39:40 AM
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My housemate has this game and it's a lot of fun. Not fun enough to make me want to get my own Xbox, but if they WERE to bring it to the PS3 I would certainly get it.

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Cabalavatar1
Saturday, October 23, 2010 @ 5:14:39 PM
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It may be the first time you read my writing this, Ben, but there's a first time for everything as the maxim goes:
You're way off-base with this statement that PS3 owners wish they had Alan Wake. Let me voice assertively that I have ZERO interest in this game. I watched a friend of mine play it at my house and I'm not surprised at all that its ratings are so average and that its sales are so average. It's another junkie Psych Thriller game in a long line of junkie Psych Thriller games.
The game I wish I had most for the PS3 is Gear of War 1&2. Also, I wish that Fallout 3 and NV had been better on the PS3. But I bought all 3 titles on the 360. Where's my Alan Wake purchase? REJECTED.
I wish that I could even fathom why you like that game to the point of this absurd apotheosis.

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