Alan Wake Remastered

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  1. wrathloki

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    I never played the DLCs for Alan Wake so I’m glad to go back and check it out again. Also, I gotta disagree about Control just being a remixed Quantum Break, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. Control is one of the weirdest and best games ever made, and I think the collectibles really added a lot to that world.

    Anyways, and this isn’t directed specifically at you but everyone here. Does anyone on this website ever actually like any games? Every single game thread I look at is everyone talking about how much said game sucks, nothing positive anywhere. Not looking to start a fight or anything, it’s just something odd I’ve noticed.
     
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    Alan Wake is personally Remedy's best game.
    But, Control and Max Payne 1 and 2 are right up. They are all so damn good.

    Quantum Break is really good as well, but, does suffer from it's rough development. Where Remedy had to cut a lot of gameplay ideas to get the game done, and... it suffers as the only Remedy game not written by Sam Lake.
    But, still a fun title.
     
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  3. Darren Hodgson

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    When I started playing Control, it immediately felt like a remixed Quantum Break to me, only with a female lead instead of male. I personally do not think the gameplay loop is that different, both feature characters that have powers that they can use to slow down time, pick up stuff and throw things around and both are set primarily inside fairly dull interior locations. They also both have you finding and reading lots of boring text to fill in the background story.

    I finished Quantum Break (dear lord though, those life cinematics were dreadful) but not Control, simply because I found the experience way too similar. I guess we will just have to agree to disagree?

    P.S. I'm not saying that Control or Quantum Break were bad games, there are both perfectly competent, but I did find both a bit disappointing, especially the former for the reasons stated earlier.
     
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    Yeah noticed that too. I though my card is artifacting or having some driver issues since i updated to w11.
     

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    Well, given that Control and Quantum Break use the same engine... and look extremely similar.
    And, Quantum Break has Courtney Hope playing Beth, and in Control Courtney plays Jessie... it does make sense.

    The main draw for Control is the story, the expanded powers and how the world shifts around you.
    Quantum Break was originally supposed to be a much more in depth game, powers, characters... all intended to be "more". But, a lot of stuff was cut to stream line the game and get it released. Which, disappointed Remedy a lot.
     
  6. wrathloki

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    Yeah the setting of Control is really the draw. It’s not just a bland brutalist looking place, it’s a weird infinite, dimension spanning pocket dimension thing.
     
  7. Damien_Azreal

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    Definitely.
    I bought the Making of/Art book for Control. It's amazing.

    I'd like to see a proper comparison between the existing Steam release and this remaster.
    All the comparisons shown are between the remaster and the original Xbox 360 release. The PC version already featured higher res textures, and some other updated elements.
     
  8. wrathloki

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    So the game appears to be running perfectly at 4k60 with settings at high, TAA on and MSAA/FXAA off on my 3070ti and 5900x. Seeing this at 16x the resolution and twice the frame rate of the 360 version is nice.
     
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    Found this comparison video...


    Yeah, I'll stick with the original Steam release.
    I dislike that the remaster removed a lot of the fog effects, and a lot of the character models honestly look worse. While the facial animations are better, Alan specifically looks a bit derpy in the remaster.
     
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    Looks like a completely different person.
     

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    It all looks good to me.

    Edit: after playing a good chunk there does not seem to be a lack of fog, there’s still lots of fog.
     
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    They changed Alan model to look more like Ilkka Villi the actor who played him. Also how he looks in Control's DLC.
     
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    Yeah this is the Alan Wake from Control. I dont have issues with that.
     
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    Closer to how the actor looks now (in the middle):

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    I see they removed that dark fuzzy fog effect when the enemies appear, that thing was what made Alan Wake so spooky.

    Pass,.. will add lod sharpen on top and i have remaster as well
     

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    Not entirely, Alan in Control has longer hair and a more prominent beard.
    And, the AlanWake Engine isn't compatible with Northlite, so it's not the same model.

    It's them trying to update the original Alan model, which mostly is fine... but occasionally the updated model looks a bit derpy.
     
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    I am unable to see the image you are putting here for some reason.

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    I like the new look in control btw. The older more experienced wake went through some nightmares. I hope thats where they will be going with alan wake 2 and new engine.
     
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