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Vanille Feb 1 @ 8:47am
Just Finished 'The Writer'
I was on the fence about this game but 'The Writer' was pretty amazing. Anyone who's a little dissapointed with the game, just keep going. It really does get better.
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Llns221993 Feb 1 @ 8:48am 
¿How can you get dissapointed with Alan Wake? (I'm serious haha) just keep playing (Y)
Vanille Feb 1 @ 8:50am 
The first few episodes were kind of boring to me. That combined with me being frustrated with the controls left me a little unsatisfied. But the further in the game I got, the better it got.

For me, it didn't really get good until Barry arrived.
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Vic 2.0 Feb 1 @ 5:08pm 
Did the game get better, or did you just get better at it? :P

The Writer was phenomenal. Still, when I play the game over again, I always have to start with Episode 1 because I really like the story too. And I literally can't get enough of the combat and atmosphere, so I need the whole dose! In fact, I usually play American Nightmare again afterwards as well.
Vanille Feb 1 @ 7:43pm 
I did get better, but I still stand by what I said about the story. At least that's how it was for me.
Vic 2.0 Feb 2 @ 3:01am 
That's your experience of it and you're more than welcome to it. I've heard others say similar things, including big fans of the game.
Toeperken Feb 2 @ 12:37pm 
Quite sure i'll replay on higher difficulty once finished on normal _
Vanille Feb 2 @ 12:50pm 
Hmm.. hope I'm not being misunderstood. I'm not saying the game was bad by any means. All I'm saying is that the game didn't fully pull me in until after the first few episodes.
Vic 2.0 Feb 2 @ 3:33pm 
Originally posted by Vanille:
Hmm.. hope I'm not being misunderstood. I'm not saying the game was bad by any means. All I'm saying is that the game didn't fully pull me in until after the first few episodes.

I gotcha. Lots of people feel that way, didn't like the beginning all that much. And I can see why the episode after Barry arrives sparked your interest, because things got real (real fast!) at that point, what with Rusty being attacked and all. I remember feeling more alone and desperate in that episode than in the first, or maybe I was just feeling like I really had to get to my destination (first because I had to meet the kidnapper and then because I had to get back to Barry). In the first episode, there wasn't that sense of urgency, maybe because Alan had been sitting in that car for who knows how long anyway?

Anyway, just my thoughts on it. Good call on The Writer though. Definitely my favorite DLC.
Vanille Feb 3 @ 11:03am 
I know it's silly, but it's a little hard for me to get into games from the male perspective. I'm the same with books. My husband and I love the same genres but both prefer books who's perspective is our own sex.

Based on this observation, I have to wonder if this game would have enticed me more if it was a female protagonist. So for me, after Barry arrived, it was really the dialog and connection that caught my attention. You can't watch Barry wearing Christmas lights and saying funny stuff and not be entertained. Honestly, he was my favorite part of the game!

Eh, not sure if this makes me sound immature. Just making my own observation. I wonder if any other girl gamers agree.
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Llns221993 Feb 3 @ 11:25am 
Originally posted by Vanille:
I know it's silly, but it's a little hard for me to get into games from the male perspective. I'm the same with books. My husband and I love the same genres but both prefer books who's perspective is our own sex.

Based on this observation, I have to wonder if this game would have enticed me more if it was a female protagonist. So for me, after Barry arrived, it was really the dialog and connection that caught my attention. You can't watch Barry wearing Christmas lights and saying funny stuff and not be entertained. Honestly, he was my favorite part of the game!

Eh, not sure if this makes me sound immature. Just making my own observation. I wonder if any other girl gamers agree.

Dunno about the other girls...but Barry is definitely the star of the game (Also the old gods)
Vic 2.0 Feb 3 @ 3:43pm 
Haha, well Barry was entertaining for most of us, male or female. And I've been saying since I finished the game first time around I would love it if Alice was the playable protagonist in the sequel (if there is one).
666' Jean Feb 8 @ 4:05am 
yes don't get angry, keep going on
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