Just Because There's A Forest, Doesn't Mean This Game Looks Like Alan Wake

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Folks are saying that upcoming survival horror game Silent Hill: Downpour kinda looks like Xbox 360 thriller Alan Wake.


Much of the comparisons seem to steam from screenshots depicting heavily wooden environments - kinda like in Alan Wake!

"I think it's a bit odd for anyone who hasn't even seen the game to be drawing comparisons to any other games," developer Devin Shatsky tells website Hell Descent. "They can only judge from the screenshots they've seen, so I don't blame them."


"If they think we are looking 'Alan Wake-ish' just because we have a forest area in part of the game, then so be it," he continues. "But it could easily be said that Alan Wake ripped off SH in a number of ways with the look and feel of their entire game."

According to Shatsky, Silent Hill: Downpour features a variety of in game environments. The forest stuff is, as the developer says, "a drop in the bucket".

Devin Shatsky on Downpour's Alan Wake Comparison [Hell Descent via Eurogamer]

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SH will never be like Alan Wake, because Alan Wake actually has a compelling storyline and characters!