Alan Wake II’s 1.15 replace is now stay on Xbox, PlayStation and PC. It fixes a ton of bugs, improves some visible points, and likewise provides an choice to make the sport rather less scary for all you weenies on the market.
How Alan Wake 2 Builds Upon The ‘Treatment-Verse’
Launched final November, Alan Wake II was the long-awaited, extremely anticipated sequel to 2010’s Alan Wake. We right here at Kotaku beloved Treatment’s spooky follow-up, calling it the most effective recreation of 2023 and among the best survival horror video games ever made. The story of author Alan Wake and his battle in opposition to the darkness and all of the creepy monsters lurking inside continued in Alan Wake II, however not like the primary recreation which was extra of an action-focused shooter, the sequel was a a lot scarier expertise. Maybe for some of us on the market, it was too scary.
On January 31, Treatment introduced the most recent replace for Alan Wake II--update 1.15—was now stay throughout all platforms. It’s an enormous replace, bringing some welcomed efficiency enhancements and including some much-needed options, together with a chapter choose menu and an simply accessible FOV slider on PC. However essentially the most attention-grabbing addition on this replace is a brand new setting that may make the sport a bit much less “jump-scar-ey.”
“Added possibility to decide on between Low and Regular horror flash visible and audio depth.”
A steadily used approach in Alan Wake II is to flash a number of close-ups of disturbing-looking characters or different pictures on the participant’s display screen to scare them and make them really feel uncomfortable. Usually these are accompanied by a loud, unsettling noise or music cue.
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The flashes weren’t like strobe lights or something that would trigger attainable seizures, however they had been very scary and had been used to successfully preserve gamers on their toes. For some, this was an excessive amount of, and made the sport arduous to play. And now you possibly can flip them down. What that truly means in apply, I’m unsure. And I’ll by no means know. As a result of I’m not a child.
Positive, I imply, yeah, I may need dropped my controller a few times throughout some actually harrowing moments. And certain, yeah, I perhaps needed to take a break or two when issues received too scary and intense. However I’m not a weenie. By no means. However perhaps I’ll try this new setting once I return to play Alan Wake II’s new recreation+ mode. Simply to love, you understand…test it out. Not as a result of I’m scared or something. By no means. Give up asking.