Excerpt: Alan Wake, finally released on PC after being exclusive on Xbox 360 since release, is welcomed by many PC Gamers around the world. Developed by Remedy Entertainment (the company behind the Max Payne series), the game has spent four years in development before it graced the Xbox 360 with its presence...
Conclusion: Now I’ve already mentioned how the game has a strong narrative a deep story and plenty of cinematic themes about it, but of course these sort of features in a game usual lead to a lack of freedom in terms of gameplay. That’s not too much the case here.
Excerpt: Horror and action are not always best buds. The two make appearances together, but usually with one taking center stage while the other shuffles uncomfortably in the back. I'm sure you've noticed that, especially when controlling combat-trained heroes with top of the line weaponry.
Excerpt: Anyone who has been paying attention knows I am a huge fan of Alan Wake. The only reason I did not give it my Game of the Year for 2010 is Mass Effect 2 came out the same year. My biggest complaint about the game was that it was only available on the 360, and I knew several people, including one...
Summary: Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a combination of adrenaline-fueled arcade action and an exaggerated pulp action-adventure story. It's instant fun for all gamers but also takes the Alan Wake story forward for the fans.
Summary: Remedy’s high-concept horror drama, Alan Wake, its way onto the Xbox 360 back in 2010, after a protracted 5-year development cycle that included false starts, scrapped ideas and even a shift from sandbox gameplay to linear exploration.
Excerpt: Survival horror fans haven’t had much to terrorise them of late. Aside from the masterful, pant-fillingly horrible Dead Space 2, I can’t think of a single title from the past year that’s made me do the John Wayne walk of shame to the bedroom, in search of fresh boxers.
Pros: Creepy atmosphere, Unique twists, Great cliffhangers
Summary: Darkness is a powerful force. Not knowing what lies beyond the safety of the light can be absolutely terrifying to those with an overactive imagination. But fearful fantasy turns deadly in the bucolic town of Bright Falls, Washington, where the whispering shadows hold untold horrors that reach out...
Pros: Strong writing and creative storytelling, Creepy without being campy, Dynamic combat is tight, Improved graphics
Cons: Encounters grow repetitive by the end, Some character animations look dated