History VideoGame / AlanWake

28th May '17 3:30:02 PM rmctagg09
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* NiceDayDeadlyNight: During the daytime, life in Bright Falls is fairly normal. Once night falls, things get dangerous in a hurry, with Alan having to fight large numbers of shadowy Taken.
21st May '17 11:23:41 AM HighCrate
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* DeathByGenreSavviness: [[spoiler:Nightingale]] becomes GenreSavvy by reading the manuscript pages. All this really means, though, is that [[spoiler:he realizes that the Dark Presence is going to grab him]] about two seconds before it actually does. Also a case of DeathByIrony since [[spoiler:after Alan escapes from him the second time, he shouts into the night something along the lines of "I'll catch you even if it kills me!"]]



* GenreSavvy: Alan. It's a borderline superpower given the setting. Then again, he is a writer [[spoiler:and did write the story]] so it's probably justified.



** Suuuuure, Alan, going into the ''very'' dark trailer owned by the monotone-speaking person who knows you're looking for manuscript pages even though you never told them is ''obviously'' the smart thing to do! Made far, far worse by the fact he's GenreSavvy ''considering he wrote it.'' How many times does he fall for the oldest horror story tricks in the book, again?
*** But then again, remember the rules of the setting - it's a setting ruled by the letter of the manuscript. Thus, even if he didn't want to, he would have to abide by what was written anyway. Also, it may very well be that the poor writing/justification of the scene as written the manuscript is the very reason the person in the trailer was Taken in the first place.

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** Suuuuure, Alan, going into the ''very'' dark trailer owned by the monotone-speaking person who knows you're looking for manuscript pages even though you never told them is ''obviously'' the smart thing to do! Made far, far worse by the fact he's GenreSavvy ''considering he wrote it.'' How many times does he fall for the oldest horror story tricks in the book, again?
*** But then again, remember the rules of the setting - it's a setting ruled by the letter of the manuscript. Thus, even if he didn't want to, he would have to abide by what was written anyway. Also, it may very well be that the poor writing/justification of the scene as written the manuscript is the very reason the person in the trailer was Taken in the first place.
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* GroundhogPeggySue: [[spoiler:Everyone, really. This kind of makes Mr. Scratch's defeat utterly inevitable, since he'll soon be dealing with a small army of four increasingly GenreSavvy individuals who know the lay of the land and the nature of the enemy, and are coordinating with each other, to boot. Mr. Scratch's whole "game" isn't looking so fun in hindsight. Special mention goes to Emma, who after two loops of violent deaths decides she's tired of it and ''does your entire job for you''. All you have to do is turn a wheel and throw a switch.]]

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* GroundhogPeggySue: [[spoiler:Everyone, really. This kind of makes Mr. Scratch's defeat utterly inevitable, since he'll soon be dealing with a small army of four increasingly GenreSavvy individuals who know the lay of the land and the nature of the enemy, and are coordinating with each other, to boot. Mr. Scratch's whole "game" isn't looking so fun in hindsight. Special mention goes to Emma, who after two loops of violent deaths decides she's tired of it and ''does your entire job for you''. All you have to do is turn a wheel and throw a switch.]]
16th May '17 4:24:21 PM nombretomado
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Influenced heavily by other major horror/mystery works, you could say it is Creator/StephenKing meets ''TwinPeaks'', with a large dash of Creator/HPLovecraft. Others have described it as the ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' of video games, and they are not that far off from the truth.

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Influenced heavily by other major horror/mystery works, you could say it is Creator/StephenKing meets ''TwinPeaks'', ''Series/TwinPeaks'', with a large dash of Creator/HPLovecraft. Others have described it as the ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' of video games, and they are not that far off from the truth.



** If anything, it's DuelingGames with ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''. Both are third-person shooters that came out in 2010, which star an anti-social guy who knows way too much pop-culture. Both main characters travel to a TwinPeaks {{Expy}} and battle {{Eldritch Abomination}}s while fighting off things that appear human but are not.

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** If anything, it's DuelingGames with ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition''. Both are third-person shooters that came out in 2010, which star an anti-social guy who knows way too much pop-culture. Both main characters travel to a TwinPeaks ''Series/TwinPeaks'' {{Expy}} and battle {{Eldritch Abomination}}s while fighting off things that appear human but are not.



* {{Expy}}:[[spoiler: Agent Nightingale heavily resembles Agent Gordon Cole of TwinPeaks, who is himself in turn played by none other than Creator/DavidLynch, who's in addition to that one acting role also one half of the show's writing team and its occasional director alongside Mark Frost. However, unlike Gordon, Nightingale is a terrible person and an alcoholic with no control over his impulses.]]

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* {{Expy}}:[[spoiler: Agent Nightingale heavily resembles Agent Gordon Cole of TwinPeaks, ''Series/TwinPeaks'', who is himself in turn played by none other than Creator/DavidLynch, who's in addition to that one acting role also one half of the show's writing team and its occasional director alongside Mark Frost. However, unlike Gordon, Nightingale is a terrible person and an alcoholic with no control over his impulses.]]
9th Apr '17 9:18:12 AM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The ''Night Springs'' narrator does a near-perfect RodSerling.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The ''Night Springs'' narrator does a near-perfect RodSerling.Creator/RodSerling.
20th Feb '17 1:15:27 AM TheGunheart
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* NothingIsScarier: Instead of linear stages that are almost always sending Taken your way to run or fight from, a great deal of American Nightmare, especially if you're after all the manuscript pages, is spent wandering large, open and eerie environments with rarely a Taken encounter to be had.
6th Feb '17 7:39:11 AM Kurush
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* ThatCameOutWrong: On the first go when you have to fetch Dr Meadows' camera for the telescope, she tells to you to be careful, it's quite expensive and they don't have a replacement. Fortunately, she's quick to realize that that was a lot more callous than she intended and meant for you to be careful.
15th Jan '17 3:36:39 PM nombretomado
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** Oh yeah. It also sounds [[BrutalLegend metal as hell.]]

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** Oh yeah. It also sounds [[BrutalLegend [[VideoGame/BrutalLegend metal as hell.]]
30th Dec '16 10:48:18 PM Gregzilla
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Maaaaaaybe? The ambiguity is lampshaded by the narrator. After all, nothing ever is as it seems... in Night Springs.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Maaaaaaybe? [[spoiler:Maybe? The ambiguity is lampshaded by the narrator. After all, nothing ever is as it seems... in Night Springs.]]
29th Dec '16 11:02:39 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}:[[spoiler: Agent Nightingale heavily resembles Agent Gordon Cole of TwinPeaks, who is himself in turn played by none other than DavidLynch, who's in addition to that one acting role also one half of the show's writing team and its occasional director alongside Mark Frost. However, unlike Gordon, Nightingale is a terrible person and an alcoholic with no control over his impulses.]]

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* {{Expy}}:[[spoiler: Agent Nightingale heavily resembles Agent Gordon Cole of TwinPeaks, who is himself in turn played by none other than DavidLynch, Creator/DavidLynch, who's in addition to that one acting role also one half of the show's writing team and its occasional director alongside Mark Frost. However, unlike Gordon, Nightingale is a terrible person and an alcoholic with no control over his impulses.]]
16th Nov '16 9:13:54 AM Viira
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* {{Badass}}: Surprisingly, Alan is upgraded into being one as of American Nightmare, albeit a very polite badass who shows a great deal of concern for people around him caught in his dangerous tale. What makes him badass is how together he is in this game compared to the previous, and how casually he treats fighting the Taken.
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