Spuzaw Aug 18, 2012 @ 12:21pm
Is American Nightmare worth it?
I loved Alan Wake but I'm not sure if I should purchase AN. How's the story?
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Merc Berserk_TT® Aug 18, 2012 @ 5:11pm 
id like to know myself. Someone told me its like horde mode Alan Wake style. personally havent played alan wake much yet though.
Arparso Aug 19, 2012 @ 1:17am 
It's not a true sequel, the story is rather thin and only serves as an excuse for all the fighting you'll do. You do learn quite a bit more about the characters and world of Alan Wake, though... mostly through the various manuscript pages. If you enjoyed the world of Alan Wake you'll appreciate this effort in American Nightmare.

The actual gameplay is a lot more focused on action and features more varied enemies and weapons than the original. It still gets somewhat repetetive, but fighting is at least more fun than in the first game.

For the sale price it's worth it, I'd say... just don't get it solely for the story.
Little Shellfish Aug 19, 2012 @ 7:05am 
I loved it as much as i loved the original game, the thing is, there are 3 open maps, an motel in the side of a middle-deserd road, and observatory and an DriveIn cinema, the 3 are ♥♥♥♥ing nicely full of detail and very nice to walk and observe the details, and its fun to see how the story goes through them all. I recommend it.

Sorry for any english mistakes.
[PUG]greta Aug 19, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
I was wondering if it was worth it myself; I am pretty interested in the horde mode as well... Reminds me of mercenaries for resident evil which I can play for hours. How good is the horde mode
plastic_viking Aug 21, 2012 @ 2:17am 
I paid £3 for it. Haven't played i t yet but it's a bargin on sale
BurningCa007 Aug 22, 2012 @ 10:07am 
It's definately a bit more arcadey and focuses a little less on the story which I thought was phenomenal in the original Alan Wake, but alas, at a bargain it is worth buying...
/usr/Kage Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:20pm 
I enjoyed it quite a bit, but the actual game is a lot smaller than the original. The arcade mode gives the game a bit of replayability if your'e getting the high scores is something you're interested in.
Gattarack Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:34pm 
I would say it is worth the full price. While you do play the same three maps over, the story is wrapped up well in my opinion. The Arcade mode is a lot of fun! I have played this for about 12 hours already and plan to play at least 10 more.
Ogisha Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:29pm 
Anyone who likes first game shouldn't miss this one. Sidestory, but good one.
[JDL]faraany3k Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:31pm 
Much more action oriented and probably less scary then original ALAN WAKE. Arcade Mode is pretty fun if you are into killing TAKEN, Alan Wake Style. If you are a person like me who loved the original ALAN WAKE, then American Nightmares is a must have. It has around 15 hours of gauranteed entertainment.
Zerca Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:36pm 
i liked the orginal alan wake very much, but this is a very very thin sequel of one of my favourite games. The orginal gave me a really cool story with a very scary atmosphere. This Game is very short and the only thing which count in this game is action. For sure, its only a "Arcade" game but if you liked Alan Wake for the story/atmosphere i probably don't like Amercan Nightmare.

And for me as a German : The Arcadegame only support english language. I liked the german dub of the orginal game. Reading textes or try to understand a foreign dialog isn´t that cool since GTA
[-SoL-]YuriBrazilU2 Sep 5, 2012 @ 10:57pm 
totally. little better graphics, and less heavy than the first one. you must play it to see how a 1gb action style spin off game can be creepy and interesting.
Kissamies Sep 6, 2012 @ 4:44am 
Got it from sale, it's OK for that price. I'd say if you liked the gameplay on Alan Wake, you'll like this. If you liked AW just for the story, maybe not so much.
Volchonok Sep 6, 2012 @ 5:51pm 
It does kinda carry on from the end of Alan Wake's two special episodes. It's about Mister Scratch who Thomas Zane mentions a few times in Alan Wake. I don't wanna spoil anything here but, while it does continue the story, it does do it in a halfhearted and fairly obscure way. It's still good, it's just less of a focus. If you get it, make sure you listen to all the radio shows and watch the TVs because they add an extra layer.

Remedy have hinted and stated on a number of occassions that they are making a sequel, which I'm sure will suit to your story needs :)
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Alexander Graf Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:58pm 
I think the story not like you ...
Personally, I was disappointed.

For, example you can look: http://youtu.be/cLA2kTjR9js
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