Alan Wake is one of those few games that leaves you thinking about it long after you have finished it. The beginning is weak, but as you carry on in the game, it begins to drag you into its dark world. You are Alan Wake, a writer suffering from writers block, he has come to Bright Falls to break his writers block. Instead he becomes trapped in a story that he doesnt remember writing and to make things worse his wife is missing. He goes a journey that will take to the very heart of evil. This game left me wanting more and I can't wait for the DLC and the Sequel (those who beat the game and watched the credits know what Remedy told us at the end of the credits). I bought the Limited Edition, this isnt a rental its a must buy for any gamer!
It took me 10 hours to beat normal
There are 3 modes: Normal, Hard, and Nightmare.
50 Achievements worth 1000G
I got 495 on my first play through on normal.
I plan to work my way up to Nightmare.
Replay Value; HIGH
Now I have wanted this game for a while; but I never thought it would be this great! I am a big fan of the mystery games, so this one was a game I couldn't wait for! Now for the graphics: 9/10... They are AWESOME! About the same as MW2. Gameplay: 9/10... You can move your flashlight around and it will actuly let you see. Without your flashlight you could not see very well at all! You can have Alan be on the right of your screen or the left. But the only Cons are: If you in a building you can only go into certen rooms. (Others are locked) And I would have very much liked to see a free roam option in the game. (Of course I have not beat it yet so lets keep our fingers crossed!)
Some of you might be shocked like I was when I first played it. This game is kind of "harsh" for a T rated game isn't it? Well yes, sort of. Over all this game is a great game! I would recomend getting it. My rating I give it is about a... 9.5/10... But you REALLY should be a Teen or older if you are getting this game. Thanks!
Alan Wake blends a nice mixture of horror and action. With a tale of light and darkness, this game is superior in story telling. I can't tell you much about the story as it is complex and best to be left for you to play and experience. I will tell you that Alan's wife, Alice, was taken by the Darkness and you have to get her back. Other than that, everything else is an experience.
GRAPHICS: The graphics are amazingly captured. From the character models to the forests to the lighting system. Amazing.
SOUND: The sounds all around are top notch from the voice acting, the Taken(the enemies of the game), the sounds all around are superior.
STORY: Alan Wake is a bestselling writer who came to Bright Falls to get away and relax. After the Taken have taken Alice, his wife, he goes on a battle through the darkness to find Alice. The story is like a Stephen King novel. It doesn't have to make sense or explanations. In the end, the mystery is what we will remember .
CONTROLS: The controls are easy to grab ahold of. Very good setup.
GAMEPLAY: You use light as your main weapon and fight the creatures and objects possessed by the Darkness.
FAULTS: -Some parts can be a little frustrating -It is sometimes easy to get lost roaming in the forest -Some things can get a tad repetitive
Alan Wake is a top notch game. I wouldn't say it was worth 6 years of waiting though, but what can you do?! I would recommend picking this game up regardless of your view point on it. Just remember to stay in the light...