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Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam

Dark Side Of Gaming describes the discovery of details on Alan Wake's American Nightmare on Steam, suggesting a PC edition of the psychological thriller sequel is on the way. Thanks Eurogamer.

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9. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 22:01 Reactor
 
I think the Uncharted series has the right balance, as well as the right quality. Nothing is uncanny valley, and both the mocap and hand animating work well together.  
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8. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 19:01 Iurand
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 16:02:
It was more accurate but it didn't look right.

Maybe because they've hit uncanny valley?
 
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7. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 18:54 Rea1One
 
This is awesome news!  
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6. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 16:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 14:10:
I thought LA Noire currently held the cutting edge title in facial animation?
Yes and no. LA Noire did a lot of interesting things with facial animations but the visual quality was terrible, as it looked pretty much like a video stretched over the model. It was more accurate but it didn't look right. It was also more limited, whereas Half-Life 2 could generate the lip-sync from an audio file based upon the sounds being made.

I still consider HL2 to be the best overall (which shouldn't be the case considering how much older it is), though LA Noire was a very worthy attempt and it's something the industry needs more of.
 
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5. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 14:10 CommunistHamster
 
Beelzebud wrote on Apr 24, 2012, 11:57:
Alan Wake was an amazing looking game. Right up until someone had to talk, and then the Quake 2 era animations killed it.

To me it's amazing that in 2012, there are still barely any games that can top Half Life 2's animations.
I thought LA Noire currently held the cutting edge title in facial animation?
 
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4. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 13:08 NegaDeath
 
Looks ok but I'd still like to see the ORIGINAL game that was demoed with DX10 support way back when. That looked amazing at the time.  
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3. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 12:39 vrok
 
I never asked for this.  
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2. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 11:57 Beelzebud
 
Alan Wake was an amazing looking game. Right up until someone had to talk, and then the Quake 2 era animations killed it.

To me it's amazing that in 2012, there are still barely any games that can top Half Life 2's animations.
 
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1. Re: Alan Wake's American Nightmare Spotted on Steam Apr 24, 2012, 10:27 Frijoles
 
A stunning sequel to the original Escape from Ventriloquist Island. This latest sequel comes complete with:

  • Characters that have more than 10 joints!

  • New facial animations that feature blinking eyes and eye lids!

  • And of course, mouth animations that can move at least half a centimeter instead of not at all!


  • I know I am excited.
     
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