IGN review - 8.0

#1captpluto99Posted 2/17/2012 12:51:46 PM
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/121/1218803p1.html

The story sounds like a mess, but I'm still buying it. It looks like they went the Dead Space 2 route, more action.
#2PennState0411Posted 2/17/2012 1:00:14 PM
8 is a pretty good score plus for $15 you can't really go wrong. I'll definitely pick this this up on Wednesday.
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#3LenderPosted 2/17/2012 1:59:14 PM
I'm definitely excited for this one. Alan Wake was such an underrated title. Can't wait to play this!
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#4Dark_EpathyPosted 2/17/2012 5:57:47 PM
I'll wait and see about the story. The Remedy guys have said repeatedly that a lot of the story content is optional; if you just go through the motions, you probably won't get much. I'm not sure how heavily the reviewer went into those optional conversations, manuscript pages, etc.

But everything else sounds great. Very excited for Wednesday.
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#5Guirec730Posted 2/19/2012 5:10:16 PM
Am I the only one that thought Dead Space 2 didn't really have that much more action, just a few more large shootouts? The pacing seemed very similar.

But yes, that seems like a fair parallel, but this is more of an expansion...it doesn't even really seem canon, but it's all good. It's Alan Wake Gaiden.
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#6ModMouseFanPosted 2/20/2012 12:58:05 PM
Did IGN just call an assault rifle an interesting and imaginative weapon?
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#7spikedwraithPosted 2/20/2012 2:02:07 PM
^ Yep. Maybe the reviewer is new to games and life. To b ehonest I wouldn't really call a nail-gun imaginative, either...A cannon that shoots a shark that burrows underground and homes-in on a target is an imaganative weapon.
#8Dark_EpathyPosted 2/20/2012 2:51:00 PM
Maybe he means in the context of the franchise? Considering the first game's rather traditional arsenal.
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#9Guirec730Posted 2/20/2012 6:08:19 PM
SpikedWaraith gets a cookie for Armed and Dangerous reference.
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#10LenderPosted 2/20/2012 8:10:26 PM
^Saints Row: The Third has a similar type of weapon. Then again, maybe Volition, Inc just borrowed the concept of the Land Shark gun from Armed and Dangerous.
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