This game is amazing graphically and storywise. The lighting is awesome ant there are some edge of your seat moments. The one problem i have with it is that it gets over very quickly and i don't like to replay stories so i just have it sitting on my shelf, waiting for the next DLC. Another problem is the face of Allen's wife when she is talking looks horrible graphically.
I like the way the game play was played yes it was slow that during the day your going around meeting new people but when it comes to nightfall now the game gets interesting. I like the way they did with the story and the graphics, controls were easy to use but to be honest I recomend this game not a keeper because I compared it with deadspace and to be honest I like dead space more than alan wake, but I like to say to the creators great job with the game. So please continue on making better games like this .
posted by SuperSofa (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) May 29, 2010
Member since Sep 2009
Background: Alan Wake is an author who has had writers block for about two years now... To add to Alan's troubles he has terrible nightmare so he is unable to have a decent night sleep. He has started to not be able to differentiate between reality and the sleep world. His wife has a phobia of the dark. He and his wife decide to go on a vacation to Bright Falls. Upon a nice little island in the middle of the lake. Bright Falls is a small town where everyone knows everyone else. Upon arriving in Bright Falls Alan discovers his wife plan to try and get Alan to check into a clinic that is located in Bright Falls. The clinic is for people who suffer from mental illnesses such as insomnia and illusions. Soon after arriving at their cabin they both realized that things do not go as planned for either Alan or his lovely wife Alice. Alice is kidnapped and Alan tries to find where she has been taken to but when Alan tells the police where they were staying the police inform him that there hasn't been an island there for about 30 years. Alan is taken on a psychological thrill ride to find his missing wife and defeat the dark, evil, and malicious presence that constantly haunts him through out the story.
Overall thoughts 1) Graphically 9/10: Alan Wake is great to look at from the flare bursting to the minor details such as the facial expressions on the characters or his tweed jacket's stitching. 2) Sound 8/10: The sound track to Alan Wake adds many different emotions to the game. From the gripping violins that play while you are at the edge of your seat during an action scene to the songs that play between each episode. 3) Storyline 10/10: Alan Wake has been many years in the making and the story line definitely shows it. The story will have you as I have said at the edge of your seat through out the whole game. 4) Replay ability 6/10: Although a great game I don't foresee my self replaying this more than once.