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Published on January 21st, 2011 | by Charlie

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If Alan Wake 2 Was Real…

Now knowing the sales, an Alan Wake sequel may never come about. But with all the fans that there is for Alan Wake (so many people seem to want a sequel), then there could still be a slight chance a sequel would be made. But if there were a sequel, Remedy would need to work twice as hard to make this game truly something special. But what should be added in the franchise that could make the sequel better? Here are 6 things I believe the sequel would need and should recieve.

1. Animal Taken

I know what you’re thinking. There were birds. But what I’m on about is wolves, deers (I mean in the first game, it was the deer-fest, and not once did I see a single deer. You did in the live-action prequel, but not in-game). If there were animals that could chase after Alan, that would really get the heart pumping.

2. Melee Weapons

Melee weapons are tricky to figure out how they could affect the Taken, but I had a thought. What about if melee weapons could slow down the Taken, so then you can atleast have a chance to escape? I mean, you’re more likely to find a melee weapon around than guns, so why not add them? You have the Taken using melee weapons, and you kind of wished you could throw the items back, and if you could do that, that would be fantastic!

3. At least 8 Episodes in Season 2

Now don’t get me wrong, 6 episodes was a perfect amount for me. I have the full 1500G in achievements, including the two DLC’s, which added 2 episodes. Of course, 8 episodes (excluding DLC) would be a wicked amount. Each episode usually last 1 hour and 30 minutes (maybe longer if you attempt to get the collectables), so if Alan Wake lasted 8 episodes, the game could last a minimum of 12 hours, which is the length a game should be.

4. A Horde Mode

Usually, for a game to be great, you need to have something extra than just a campaign. A horde mode would be great, where you are trying to fight back as many Taken as you can. This would be a great addition and could give Alan Wake 2 the lasting appeal it might need.

Alan Wake has discovered..... the PC!... We hope...

5. A PC Port

Indeed, we are a 360 site, but even I think the sequel should get a PC port. Like with Mass Effect 2 on the PS3, the PC version could show a summary of what happened in the first game. Like one of those huge TV series recaps. PC gaming has a huge market, and if the sequel was released on the PC too, that would boost the sales immensely.

6. A Co-Op Campaign

Perfect! The best saved until last. Now I am not saying you must have Alan Wake as one of the co-op characters (ILL BE BARRY! PLEASE…) but it could be great if you had a co-op mode from somebody else’s perspective. You know, make it like Portal 2, where another story is being told by two new characters in the Alan Wake universe. Even if the campaign mode lasted just a few episodes, it would indeed lengthen the games life.

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  • Sdf

    Personally, I don’t think they really need to change anything, apart from perhaps the lip synch issue on the cutscenes.

  • Duffsman

    @Sdf

    Spot on! When they start to change things is when it starts to go wrong.

  • Just finished this game, I should have bought it when it came out so they had more support. But i went for Red Dead just like everybody else.

    I still haven’t finished Red Dead and I’m already jonesing for the Wake DLC so that shows you which one I thought was better. The scene with Barry and Alan playing the Poet and the Muse song gave me goose bumps. Haven’t been so engrossed in a game since playing either of the System Shock games in the 80’s and 90’s.

    I really hope they come out with a Sequel this game deserves more exposure as it’s one of the best I’ve played in a long time.

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