Alan Wake Thread

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Xzibit, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

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    u know what. i know it sounds crazy but this is me. xbox360 version feels better to me. its like ART. alot blurr. some kind of..cant describe in english sorry..not sharp. like a dream lol.
     
  2. Damien_Azreal

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    The blur on the 360 version makes it look like a painting. A hand painted backdrop to the story that plays out.
     
  3. Cambria

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    So maybe in daylight the HDR stands out quite a bit more. But since the game is about 99% at night, meh.
     
  4. Damien_Azreal

    Damien_Azreal Ancient Guru

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    360...
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    PC...
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    It's not just HDR. It's the texture resolution, shadows, LOD, AA, resolution... everything on the PC version has been improved and touched upon.
     

  5. Cambria

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    From those images, texture resolution is the same, shadows are the same. However, the difference being seen would be the lack of HDR (or low HDR) for the 360 which would cause the shadows not to stand out as much and the blur effect actually kinda makes it look better if you ask me. Distracts more from all the other low quality stuff.

    Even the draw distance looks to be the same, which would explain why even on the PC the draw distance for the grass/plants seems rather close.

    You can tell clearly from those images that the main difference is that blur.

    If they touched anything up on the PC version, they sure could have done a hell of a better job for the time it took them. The cars have to be the ugliest textures in the game. I look at them and I am immediately taken back to 1995.
     
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  6. zer0_c0ol

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    why do ppl buy games on consoles it s beyond me
     
  7. Redemption80

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    Easy answer, because they don't have a PC, or the game isn't on the PC.
     
  8. Xzibit

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    Early releases. Early DLCs, early or exclusive demos. All compared, ofcourse,
    with PC.
    Thanks to platform "holder" ofcourse.
    But with these bonuses some some interesting facts: console fanatics pay more for worst quality - multiplatform games, which are the majority in our days.
    And the main motivation is: exclusives. That's why japan business mans want to conquer USA, but there dominates XBOX, so hell no. Japan "talents" can stay with their PS3, which is worst console ever, in their Japan.

    Hope you enjoy this post :eyebrows:
     
  9. Cambria

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    Or its just easier. Its alot easier and usually cheaper just to buy a console. You can enjoy bug free and for the most part smooth gameplay. And today, pretty much the way it was meant to be played. Sadly.

    I think consoles are great in some ways, but they just arnt going to cut it anymore. Unless they redesign them in some way they will not be able to keep up with the rate of technology advancement. Which has been the problem now. I fear the next group of consoles could last even 15 years before being replaced!! Scary thought I know. But either companies have to invest more money into keeping their hardware up to dateish, or we suffer from dragging outdated graphics for insane amounts of time.

    I kinda hope consoles go the way of the dinosaur and do not come back. But companies are making way too much money off them for that to happen. Its looking like the PC gaming industry will go the way of the dinosaur if anything.

    Disgusting:
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    So far the best texture Iv seen in this game:
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  10. painter

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    I buy games on PC and console, because I'm a gamer... loads of GREAT and cheap used 360 games... anything I'm really serious about I get on PC.

    Don't get the angst about it all :confused:

    Those comparison shots certainly show the difference... definition mainly.
     

  11. Redemption80

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    That is the reason people buy consoles, not why they buy console games, but i know what your getting at.

    There is also price per game, while console games cost more, unlike PC games you can sell them on, or buy them cheaper pre-owned, on average buying 10 console games a year will cost you less than 10 PC games if you take advantage of the pre-owned market.

    I have friends who just want something to occupy them for a few hours when they get in from work, they have saw PC games running on my setup and agree there is a big difference in visuals and framerate, but don't think it's big enough to warrant all the money i have spent.
    I agree it isn't, but i love PC games/gaming and i love new tech, so i will continue to do it.

    As for it affecting ports, i don't think there is a huge difference visually between PC only games and multi platform ports.

    EDIT: Cambria, your shots look nothing like the shots i'm seeing in the screenshot thread.
     
  12. Buss_Shots

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    Don't flame us but I'm with biggie on this ^ Its the lack of anisotropic filtering.
     
  13. gridiron whirlw

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    In those comparison shots above, there is a huge difference in the visuals....I cant even read the signs in the x-box shots...not even the stop sign.

    I do wish the game had a quick save option

    It can be frustrating with check point saves, just because some checkpoint saves were poorly done, ewhere you need to go gather your flashlight and ammo again...Really? Why?
     
  14. F1refly

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    more than that. rentals are a huge plus. resale value, its easy to get $40 back on old games off ebay. no worry of funky DRM issues, driver issues, Windows issues, debilitating game bugs. I only buy very specific games on PC, most i play are rentals cause lets face it, most games are throwaways anyhow. 6 -8hrs, their not often good enough for a full replay. Gamefly rentals are pure awesome

    omg, lol. you guys sound like a bunch of broken records. Are we seriously still going to have this "latest PC tech vs 6 yr old console tech" debates again? serioiusly:3eyes:
     
  15. Cambria

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    I scrolled through a few in that thread, did not see any difference. Perhaps just cuz of the locations?

    I honestly did not see any difference between low settings and high settings (at least in the cafe on the first part, did not really go about on low settings to see what the rest looked like).

    Did you see the first screen I posted in this thread? Still one of the best screens of the game I think. Its on page 17.
     
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  16. painter

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    Speaking of records... I reckon CD's are better, especially compared to new fangled MP3's :wanker: :)

    Anyway, NO there is no debate... a good PC is better, end-of... I just don't hate consoles.

    I only responded to the new 360 owner to say if you can pick-up AW cheap then you might as well, as the PC version is not a million miles better to be worth the extra cash... IMHO :)
     
  17. Rich_Guy

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    Rofl, if you squint their identical :D
     
  18. slick3

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    The only difference i see from the above comparison is the blur on the 360 due to the lower resolution ! o_O
     
  19. Redemption80

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    Both screenshots are the same resolution though.
     
  20. Darren Hodgson

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    Apologies accepted. I was a little surprised by your post to be honest as the last few PC games I've written about on here are ones I haven't exactly been raving about, i.e. the mediocre Kingdoms of Amalur and the gets-a-lot-better-as-you-get-further-in The Darkness II.

    I've played up to about a third of the way through Episode 4 (based on each episode taking me roughly 1.5 to 2 hours to complete) and I think the game is a lot of fun. I especially like the story which is very Twin Peaks meets Lost made in the style of Silent Hill. There are some great set-pieces, although some are spoilt a little by the manuscripts you find which reveal parts you've yet to play. Also the game throws (quite literally, in fact) new things at you as you play, it isn't just about aiming your torch and shooting enemies mindlessly. I think the story is really good so far and it keeps me wanting to return to it.

    The most annoying thing about the game is that every so often I'll reach a checkpoint with virtually no ammo left which makes the next section harder as Wake is totally unfit and unable to run for more than a hundred yards before slowing down and panting out of breath. That means that enemies can catch up with you and since the dodge button is the same as the run button (LB on the 360 controller) I invariably get hit and often die. Not game breaking but it just shows how ample checkpointing can actually be a curse at times, especially as there's no way to save the game manually.

    For a single player game, there's a nice amount of content particularly with the two DLC packs.
     
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