Can't read it right now due to work filters, but the northlight engine even back in 2019's Control was super impressive in terms of its performance and visual quality. I wonder if any of the updates will add features like HDR and stuff to Control.
Yeah, that part sucks. I was hoping it would be on Steam from day 1, but it will come later supposedly.
Been playing for maybe 3 hours and so far, it's very different from the original.
The original Alan Wake was a third person action adventure game with a great story. The action part of the gameplay had you weakening enemies with a flashlight and then shooting them.
This game, at least so far, is more like a walking simulator / crime mystery game, where you walk around as a female FBI agent collecting clues and bring them to a "mind room" to analyze them. No real "action" in the game, so far.
The graphics are pretty good, and it has all the latest ray tracing effects and DLSS 3.5. The game looks great. The lighting effects of things like the sun coming through a window and reflecting off of a table in the Oh Deer Diner are impressive. Getting a solid and steady 144 FPS, which is the limit of my monitor, running at full resolution (no DLSS) with every graphics option maxed out and using DLAA only, although I can hear the fans on my GPU, which I rarely ever do, so it must be using a bit more GPU power than most other games.
Yes, there are a few songs in the game that they've done.
The one integrated into the "We Sing" level is great.
Just finished the game and it was decent.
There were some really interesting, creative and innovative parts of the game, but I'd have to say overall I'd give it a 7 out of 10.
There are some parts of the game that can be confusing and just drag on.
Still definitely worth playing, especially if you played the first Alan Wake and Control, however I prefer those two earlier games to Alan Wake 2.