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...
I find this game to be very enjoyable and very well developed. I think the one and only problem with it is that sometimes the talking animations appear to be slightly off otherwise i love the game all around.