Alan Wake User Reviews

7.2

Alan Wake: Writer, husband, demon slayer

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Developer and Publisher: Remedy Entertainment

The Finnish city of Espoo is best known for Children Of Bodom, who were once a good band but are now complete garbage, but it also hosts a game development studio known as Remedy Entertainment. You may remember them as the developer of gamers such as Max Payne, Max Payne 2 and Alan Wake. "But wait a minute, aren't you reviewing the latter right now?" - well, yeah, but if you forgot or you were in a comatose state between 2008 and now, Alan Wake was released as an Xbox 360 exclusive title (hey kids, remember when consoles had console exclusive gam...

7.0

A Gradual Fading Light

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Imagine you had the opportunity to write a novel that turns real, and you're the protagonist; I'm sure you'd be the handsome, superhero character who gets the hottest lady and has a great reputation across his hometown/country. You'd be a flawless figure who's pretty much invincible. But what if the story is being controlled by a dark presence that turns it into a psychological horror, and your job is then to work out a credible and happy ending for the protagonist (also known as you!). I bet you wouldn't be too pushed on being part of that story. Fortunately for you, the role is not yours ...

8.2

All Original

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It seems like it's becoming more and more of a rarity to experience a game that manages to create a unique identity for itself in this day and age when publishers are less willing than ever to stray too far from the norm. Instead of innovating developers are tasked with copying the gameplay from the best selling games of the last few years in an attempt to duplicate the original titles sales numbers. Unfortunately this leads to a slew of games that play almost identically to one another, yet lack the heart of the game being emulated, which as often pointed out is best personified in the fir...

4.0

Artificial extension cords

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Alan Wake is one of those games that have professional reviewers going gaga. This reviewer is left scratching his head after he finally finishes the game, because he doesn't see what the big fuss was. For those who aren't in the clear, Alan Wake is a AA game (average critic score between 80 and 90), meaning that it must've been a good game... that, or they were bribed to suck its dick, because in all honestly, Alan Wake is a game that stresses the hell out of "style over substance", as while the graphics are pretty, the gameplay is tedious as all hell! It's about as mind numbing as an episo...

7.0

If I ever hear the word ‘Darkness’ again, I will kill everyone at Remedy…

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Alright, so Alan Wake came out recently, after an almost 6 year wait. I eagerly rented my copy, ran home, and popped it in the 360 [which had been gathering dust since I beat and wrote my review for Bioshock 2]. When I started playing the game, I was bothered by something right off the bat. I didn’t know what the *bleep* was happening. I had no idea why I was thrown into extreme darkness, or why I was running away from a random person that was surrounded by shadows. Well, you’ll probably be confused, too. And you’ll need to get used to it, my friend, because Alan Wake will confuse you at ev...

7.4

Wake up and smell the dark eucalypti

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While I had a good time with this game, it didn't hit me in the same way a large majority of reviews - both professional(ly stupid) and the users of Gamefaqs - would lead me to believe. Maybe it's that I set myself up for disappointment after reading those reviews and spending $99 on a copy that I just didn't think Alan Wake was the holy grail it was made out to be. Don't get me wrong, it's a good game, but it's not great.

Story: Alan Wake, a best selling author, has been suffering from writer's block for two years, and to try and cure it, he takes his wife known as Alice with him to a small...

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