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Alan Wake: The Signal(Xbox 360)

Alan Wake: The Signal(Xbox 360)
alaScore 84

34 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments are divided on the gameplay. Some have doubts about the story.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Alan Wake: The Signal (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Alan Wake: The Signal

 

Lots of new questions, not a lot of answers. The psychological thriller Alan Wake gets its first batch of downloadable content in the form of “The Signal”. Picking up immediately...

Fast paced gameplay ; Amazing lighting and atmosphere ; New "word" element changes things up

Not much of a story continuation ; Leaves much to be desired ; Gameplay can get very frustrating when in close quarters

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Alan Wake: The Signal - Xbox 360 review at Thunderbolt Games

 

For all its contrivances, or perhaps because of the multitude of them, Alan Wake suffered from something of an information overload. The narrative was told via cut scenes, pseudo-cut scenes, in-game dialogue, in-game visual events, text messages,...

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Alan Wake - The Signal

 

The Signal is the first downloadable addition to the story of Alan Wake. If you bought the game brand new, this doesn't cost you a thing, which is always a plus, and it certainly doesn't feel like a free add-on. The story continues exactly where the...

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Alan Wake; The Signal DLC

 

Ahhh, the comfort of familiarity; knowing that what you've once enjoyed you are apt to do again. Each of us enjoys moments and memories that recreate specific emotional responses. Unfortunately, mankind is a fragile creature and much of what we recall...

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Alan Wake: The Signal

 

"This is not a gun. It is a tool in a logical process of elimination." Thomas Zane speaks these words to Alan Wake, but he might as well be saying them to the person behind the controller, as this first of what is expected to be many DLC episodes...

The Signal features more "best" than "worst," and is absolutely a must-play for anyone who's completed the initial release, as it extends, clarifys, and complicates the game's narrative -- just what Wake fans are looking for.

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Alan Wake - The Signal

 

Alan struggle to decipher between the real and unreal continue in this short, yet satisfying DLC.

I will warn you that the game takes on a harsher form as you will be constantly surrounded by enemies and objects that even more than ever require the use of light to destroy them. This results in some repeat level play and some frustrating moments....

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Alan Wake: The Signal DLC Xbox 360 Review

 

Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment's long-awaited horror title managed to impress with its intriguing story and unusual light-based combat. However, some repetitive enemy types and a few monotonous battles took some of the shine off an otherwise highly...

Continuation of the Alan Wake story ; More challenging gameplay

Short playtime ; Little replay value

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Alan Wake: The Signal

 

Not as entertaining as Alan Partridge.

Oh well, at least the DLC’s free if you bought the game brand new, though if you’ve not traded it in by now we'd be genuinely shocked.

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Alan Wake: The Signal

 

The Signal is well worth a play, just don't go expecting any plot revelations or answers to the game's more fundamental questions.

Bright Falls is as atmospheric as ever ; A nice insight to the mind of Wake

Might frustrate those looking for concrete answers ; Perhaps a little on the short side

The DLC lasts around two hours, but with ten alarm clocks to find along the way (just like the coffee flasks of the main game), as well as cardboard standees of certain characters to find - you could probably extend that to three or four. The fact that...

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Games review: Alan Wake: The Signal is not at full strength

 

Should you bother tuning into Alan Wake: The Signal? GameCentral checks the batteries on its torch and sets off to investigate.

The use of transformable letters is used to much more interesting effect than the original. The graphics and sound are still atmospheric and creepy

Combat and enemies are as repetitive as ever. More so given their extra familiarity. Plot and script are still aimless and awkwardly written

The original already had serious problems in terms of storytelling and variety, but this downloadable extra only makes things worse.

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