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octanion Nov 27, 2012 @ 2:58am
What is the replayability value of this game?
Is there a point in playing through this game multiple times? Or are you basically done once you finish your first (thorough) playthrough?
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Marsson Nov 27, 2012 @ 3:16am 
There's a Nightmare mode that unlocks once you complete the game. And there's lots of manuscript pages that you can only find in that mode that adds even more to the background story of the game. It all boils down to how much of a completionist you are though!
Ogisha Nov 27, 2012 @ 6:09am 
^^What he said. And story is not that simple to understand. Maybe you'd want to play it again because of that. If you're achievement hunter, you'll play it many times ;)
[-SoL-]YuriBrazilU2 Nov 27, 2012 @ 6:27am 
i played it 3 or 4 times. this game is like a movie, you probably will not play it like l4d2.
Binary Shadow Nov 27, 2012 @ 12:13pm 
It all depends on if you want to get all the collectables and achievements since you cant get all of them without playing through the game atleast once to unlock Nightmare mode.
wjousts Nov 27, 2012 @ 4:52pm 
Aside from being a completionist, no. The game is largely on rails, so it's not like there are different ways to play through it for different outcomes.
Kinren Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:52pm 
I am working on playing through all the difficulty levels. Plus, the story is so good, its worth playing over every once and awhile.
DoubleD Nov 28, 2012 @ 7:22am 
Still playing the first time through and I am enjoying it even if I don't play it a second time. Like most SP games. But I hear others play through a second or third time to discover collectables they missed the first time playing. I know I have miised some already being to concerned with running and staying alive than going off into the woods to explore for items. ;)

Well worth the price of $10 for both titles. (on sale)
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Zefar Nov 30, 2012 @ 7:16am 
So far I'm enjoying it a lot but I won't be playing it a second time.

The only main gripe I had with the game so far is a certain story part.

Like how do they(Main guy + Barry) not notice something is odd with a certain person that wants to help them. The personality from before and after are so big that it would be impossible to miss.

The reason I hate that part is because earlier the game with a certain story page says that characters must stay true to themselves or the magic will be lost. The main guy can figure out things quite quickly generally but that person? Nope, didn't seems to ring any warning bells.
I could understand Barry might not have picked up on it as he hadn't seen the bad stuff yet. But Alan should have noticed it right away.

I think the game though started in the way wrong. Don't throw me into combat first and then bring me to the nice part and then bring to combat once again. Start of nicely and then go to the dark setting.
DoubleD Nov 30, 2012 @ 5:11pm 
I have to sit down and finish this game so I can see what I end up thinking about it. Of course I have the DLC to play after that as well.
GenPattonBR Dec 3, 2012 @ 11:33am 
By the looks of it, I don't know if I even want to finish the game, let alone play it again.

I've played it for 40 min and I really don't like it.
CorvusCorax Jan 2, 2013 @ 4:49am 
For the collectibles and also for the atmosphere you easily want to do a 2nd playthrough. Plus, you can try do your second run with the Nightmare Mode.
SomebodyNowhere Feb 8, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
If you like the manuscripts you can go through again on nightmare difficulty and pick up some that are only available in that difficulty. There are also other collectables to seek out if you're into that kind of thing and a commentary as well. It also is a fun mindbending story that almost urges you to take another trip through it to try to digest it all.
Oakace Mar 1, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
you can try for a harder difficulty or find bonus things or get achievements. I'm playing it through the 3rd time and not tired of it yet.
Vic 2.0 Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:34am 
Everyone's different, but I've played it five times now and it's always fun! I've found all of the collectibles except 3 can pyramids and I'll probably keep playing even after I've found everything because the gameplay itself is so addictive.

I made a detailed guide of when and where enemies are infinite respawn (not as often as you probably think) and I've been trying to post it here for months. But for some reason, it won't let me start a new discussion. Well, that's another topic; the point is, there are many subtle mysteries to solve aside from the storyline of the game itself.

P.S. - The DownLoadable Contents are pretty good, too, especially 'The Writer'. And American Nightmare isn't quite as awesome as the original game, IMO, but it's still worth a good play through.
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