History YMMV / AlanWake

30th May '16 5:51:00 PM Aiguille
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In ''American Nightmare'', during your final trip to the observatory, you fight a horde of Taken while "Balance Slays the Demon" plays seemingly from nowhere. Does Rachel [[SourceMusic play it for you over the intercom]]? Is Alan hearing it in his head because [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he enjoyed the Children of The Elder God fight more than he let on]]? Or perhaps it's [[FridgeBrilliance part of the soundtrack to the episode of Night Springs he is living]]?

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In ''American Nightmare'', during your final trip to the observatory, you fight a horde of Taken while "Balance "[[https://youtu.be/b6RKKCQt82Y?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Balance Slays the Demon" Demon]]" plays seemingly from nowhere. Does Rachel [[SourceMusic play it for you over the intercom]]? Is Alan hearing it in his head because [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he enjoyed the Children of The Elder God fight more than he let on]]? Or perhaps it's [[FridgeBrilliance part of the soundtrack to the episode of Night Springs he is living]]?



** "Children of the Elder God" by FakeBand "Old Gods of Asgard, the real life group Music/PoetsOfTheFall"
** Especially "The Poet and The Muse".
** The main game ends with [[Music/DavidBowie Space Oddity]] in the credits, while the DLC final chapter ends with Music/DepecheMode's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gYRf3aeQc Darkest Star.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tA2d4DWdGw "War"]], which plays in the fifth episode's ending, and also can be played during what is likely one of the most difficult fights in the entire game.

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** "Children "[[https://youtu.be/8-l_kbZbXRQ?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Children of the Elder God" God]]" by FakeBand "Old Gods of Asgard, Asgard", the real life group Music/PoetsOfTheFall"
Music/PoetsOfTheFall
** Especially "The "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and The Muse".
Muse]]".
** The main game ends with [[Music/DavidBowie Space Oddity]] in the credits, while the DLC final chapter ends with Music/DepecheMode's]] Music/DepecheMode's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gYRf3aeQc Darkest Star.]]
** [[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tA2d4DWdGw "War"]], com/watch?v=0f_hewSrAH4 War]]", which plays in the fifth episode's ending, and also can be played during what is likely one of the most difficult fights in the entire game.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvgbNPhASo Balance Slays The Demon]] from American Nightmare.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvgbNPhASo "[[https://youtu.be/b6RKKCQt82Y?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Balance Slays The Demon]] Demon]]" from American ''American Nightmare.''



* {{Mondegreen}}: In the very first line of "Children of the Elder God" - "Warriors, torchbearers, come redeem our dreams." - the first two words can easily be misheard as "Warriors touch their ass".

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* {{Mondegreen}}: In the very first line of "Children "[[https://youtu.be/8-l_kbZbXRQ?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Children of the Elder God" God]]" - "Warriors, torchbearers, come redeem our dreams." - the first two words can easily be misheard as "Warriors touch their ass".



* ThatOneLevel: The battle after you find the radio that plays "War". It's a very cramped warehouse full of the large Taken that take forever to light up and have a tendency to bum rush you. It's also full of smaller, faster guys who can sneak up behind you very easily. Oh, and did I mention that you have recently lost all of your stuff and only get three flares to go along with your revolver? If you're lucky, you'll find a shotgun just before the radio, but it doesn't help that much.

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* ThatOneLevel: The battle after you find the radio that plays "War"."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f_hewSrAH4 War]]". It's a very cramped warehouse full of the large Taken that take forever to light up and have a tendency to bum rush you. It's also full of smaller, faster guys who can sneak up behind you very easily. Oh, and did I mention that you have recently lost all of your stuff and only get three flares to go along with your revolver? If you're lucky, you'll find a shotgun just before the radio, but it doesn't help that much.
19th May '16 2:23:02 PM Aiguille
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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwV0jMmvtt0 Children of the Elder God]]" by a [[FakeBand fictional band]] named "The Old Gods of Asgard".
** Especially "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOxSqSxRy-4 The Poet and The Muse]]".

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** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwV0jMmvtt0 Children "Children of the Elder God]]" God" by a [[FakeBand fictional band]] named "The Old FakeBand "Old Gods of Asgard".
Asgard, the real life group Music/PoetsOfTheFall"
** Especially "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOxSqSxRy-4 The "The Poet and The Muse]]".Muse".
2nd May '16 8:58:28 PM PurpleEmperor
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* NightmareRetardant: Having a deranged hybrid of [[Franchise/KingdomHearts the Heartless]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 the Ganados]] flail at you wildly with a rusty sickle is unnerving right up until he kindly informs you, "Omega-3 fatty acids are GOOD for your health!".\\
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But then swings back to NightmareFuel when you realize that the random phrases are ''all that's left of the original person.''

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* NightmareRetardant: Having a deranged hybrid of [[Franchise/KingdomHearts the Heartless]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 the Ganados]] flail at you wildly with a rusty sickle is unnerving right up until he kindly informs you, "Omega-3 fatty acids are GOOD for your health!".\\
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health!".
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But then swings back to NightmareFuel when you realize that the random phrases are ''all that's left of the original person.''
21st Apr '16 2:22:35 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TheScrappy: Agent Nightingale is seen as an especially obnoxious and TriggerHappy InspectorJavert, though Remedy may have special plans for him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in a possible sequel]].

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* TheScrappy: Agent Nightingale is seen as by quite a few an especially obnoxious and TriggerHappy InspectorJavert, though Remedy may have special plans for him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in a possible sequel]].
21st Apr '16 2:22:21 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* TheScrappy:
** Agent Nightingale, though Remedy may have special plans for him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in a possible sequel]].

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* TheScrappy:
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TheScrappy: Agent Nightingale, Nightingale is seen as an especially obnoxious and TriggerHappy InspectorJavert, though Remedy may have special plans for him [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap in a possible sequel]].
20th Apr '16 5:17:51 AM aye_amber
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** The main game ends with [[DavidBowie Space Oddity]] in the credits, while the DLC final chapter ends with [[DepecheMode Depeche Mode's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gYRf3aeQc Darkest Star]].

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** The main game ends with [[DavidBowie [[Music/DavidBowie Space Oddity]] in the credits, while the DLC final chapter ends with [[DepecheMode Depeche Mode's]] Music/DepecheMode's]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8gYRf3aeQc Darkest Star]].Star.]]
16th Apr '16 1:23:05 PM TinMan
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** The live action scenes in ''American Nightmare'', especially Mr. Scratch's messages to Alan. It's got the usual dorkiness of low-budget video game live action, but he's just so over the top it's hard not enjoy it.
11th Apr '16 9:52:38 PM TeraChimera
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* CultClassic: According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5CRjoQKyY8 Sam Lake himself]].

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* CultClassic: According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5CRjoQKyY8 Sam Lake himself]]. Its initial sales weren't the greatest (it had the bad luck of being released next to ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''), but they were steady, and its fanbase adores it for its story and dark atmosphere.
31st Mar '16 2:43:17 PM aye_amber
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** The licensed music used in the game's episode intermissions is fantastic. Considering the soundtrack includes such musical figures as DavidBowie and DepecheMode, this is to be expected.

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** The licensed music used in the game's episode intermissions is fantastic. Considering the soundtrack includes such musical figures as DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie and DepecheMode, Music/DepecheMode, this is to be expected. expected.
25th Dec '15 4:19:12 AM Doug86
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* NightmareRetardant: Having a deranged hybrid of [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts the Heartless]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 the Ganados]] flail at you wildly with a rusty sickle is unnerving right up until he kindly informs you, "Omega-3 fatty acids are GOOD for your health!".\\

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* NightmareRetardant: Having a deranged hybrid of [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts [[Franchise/KingdomHearts the Heartless]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 the Ganados]] flail at you wildly with a rusty sickle is unnerving right up until he kindly informs you, "Omega-3 fatty acids are GOOD for your health!".\\
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