History YMMV / AlanWake

31st May '17 2:56:31 PM gunarao
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* HilariousInHindsight: The episodes ending with a musical track just makes the game's ''Series/TwinPeaks'' nods even stronger, seeing as how that's how every episode of ''The Return'' ends.
20th Nov '16 8:09:59 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* {{Mondegreen}}: In the very first line of "[[https://youtu.be/8-l_kbZbXRQ?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Children of the Elder God]]" - "Warriors, torchbearers, come redeem our dreams." - the first two words can easily be misheard as "Warriors touch their ass".
7th Nov '16 11:49:02 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: A minor example. The Taken who has a specific grievance against Wake in the beginning of the game, during the nightmare, and who speaks lucidly, is more intimidating than the ones who randomly shout gibberish based off of their lives.
** It's never quite clear if this is actually a Taken or just a part of Alan's nightmare. It could be intentional decay on Alan's part, remembering the nightmare and making that into what the Taken are, or it could be that this is what the Taken really are but he toned them down in his book. Suffice it to say [[MindScrew the game isn't going to explain it]].
*** It's just a part of Alan's nightmare. "The Writer" ends with a BossRush of [[spoiler: Dr. Hartman, the Anderson Brothers (both at once), and then Barry three times in a row; all of whom are lucid Taken, and the DLC takes place in Alan's nightmares.]]
** Might also be a case of NotBrainwashed. The guy was pretty upset about Alan killing him off in his book.
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.
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