Alan Wake 2
Native PS5 application
October 27, 2023
30 FPS (Target)
60 FPS (Target)
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Compelling storyline with unanswered mystery.
Both protagonists have equal importance.
Multi-layered storytelling keeps you engaged.
Ability to reshape the storyline adds a new dimension.
Improved combat experience over original game.
Survival horror game with effective jump-scares.
The settings and characters create a rich atmosphere.
Game challenges you with environmental puzzles and navigational tasks.
The engaging narrative leaves you questioning.
Graphics are stunning with attention to intricate details.
The Northlight Engine gives a realistic touch to graphics.
The storyline is not fully explained.
In-game enemies can attack during Mind Place visits.
Resources are scarce, creating survival challenges.
Game slow down and stuttering during hectic scenes.
High graphical requirements on PC.
The music didn't stand out as much as original game.
Innovates in every way possible
Reintroduction to Bright Falls is captivating
Plot is enthralling
Graphically trumps most games on PS5
Alternating between two protagonists results in flawless pacing
Storyling and atmosphere is engaging
Gameplay is more streamlined and snappier
Detailed, visually impressive settings
Non-existent loading times
DualSense haptics enhance the experience
Expansive lore and twisting story
Enemy variety hasn't improved much
Some puzzles create confusion
Minimal HUD can reduce game's clarity
DualSense haptic functionality is not the best
True survival horror experience
Thrilling to play
Different sets of weapons for characters
Upgrading features for characters
Structured and systematic fighting
Tactical resource usage
Puzzle solving features
Continues story from Alan Wake 1
Inspired narrative and aesthetic choices
Versatile and unpredictable
Exceptional use of overlaying silhouettes
Impactful and satisfying weapons
Exceptional cast and character performances
Intense tension and beautiful presentation
Fast load times
New game+ mode
Tougher difficulty level
Missing satisfying melee attack
Vulnerable when entering safe spaces
Frame rate drops
Minor texture frustrations
Game loads to black screen sometimes
Compelling story that leaves you questioning.
Characters are equally important.
Game provides the ability to shape multi-layered storytelling.
Players can affect surroundings and open new areas for exploration.
Experience and sense of discovery is excellent.
Improvements in combat add to the experience.
Game is dripping with atmosphere, in settings and characters.
Environmental puzzles require observation and deduction.
Engaging story that appeals to both newcomers and existing fans.
New Game +, higher difficulty and surprise elements add value.
Beautiful graphics mesh real footage during gameplay and recreate classic film techniques.
Mystery in the game isn't fully explained.
Mind Place won't protect when enemies attack.
Scarcity of resources sometimes leaves players on edge.
Game doesn't provide markers for direction or puzzle solutions.
Effects popping off cause major slow down and stuttering.
High graphical requirements on PC.
Ambience of the game music didn't stand out.
Experience making action games
Stunning lighting mix in the game
Off-kilter talk show segments engage the player
Game narrative uses live-action scenes
Story tied into meta layers
Writer and director Sam Lake's roles strengthen metaphors
Sequel feels buggy and frustrating
Game lacks nuance and fluidity
Dodging mechanism is unreliable
Switching between items is sluggish
Enemies often fly off-screen or warp forward
Repetitive aspects in the game
Poor implementation of horror elements
Use of hacky live-action clips for scares
Overuse of certain features dulls impact
Story lacks follow-through
Gameplay has gone from dull to frustrating
Sequel doesn't improve upon the original
Game felt like a rough draft
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