Alan Wake II’s 1.15 replace is now dwell 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.
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 perfect sport of 2023 and among the finest survival horror video games ever made. The story of author Alan Wake and his combat towards the darkness and all of the creepy monsters lurking inside continued in Alan Wake II, however in contrast to the primary sport 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, Remedy announced the latest update for Alan Wake II–-update 1.15—was now dwell 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 probably the most fascinating addition on this replace is a brand new setting which may make the sport a bit much less “jump-scar-ey.”
- “Added choice to decide on between Low and Regular horror flash visible and audio depth.”
A often used approach in Alan Wake II is to flash a number of close-ups of disturbing-looking characters or different photos 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.
The flashes weren’t like strobe lights or something that might trigger potential seizures, however they have been very scary and have been used to successfully maintain gamers on their toes. For some, this was an excessive amount of, and made the sport onerous to play. And now you’ll be able to flip them down. What that truly means in follow, I’m unsure. And I’ll by no means know. As a result of I’m not a child.
Positive, I imply, yeah, I might need dropped my controller a few times throughout some actually harrowing moments. And positive, yeah, I possibly needed to take a break or two when issues received too scary and intense. However I’m not a weenie. By no means. However possibly I’ll try this new setting after I return to play Alan Wake II’s new sport+ mode. Simply to love, you recognize…test it out. Not as a result of I’m scared or something. By no means. Give up asking.