Posted by : Jameson Durall Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I guess in this case I should say Just finished: Alan Wake.

Alan Wake: Limited Edition

Playing this game at night with the lights out and 7.1 surround sound was one of the most intense gaming experiences I've ever had.  They did a really great job of establishing early what the rules for enemy encounters were and then building the tension slowly for each one as I got adjusted to the combat.  Then as the game progressed, they let me get comfortable with those rules and then started to slowly break them.  For Example, any time I found a secret stash of stuff left behind for me...I was safe.  Until this one time late in the game when I let my guard down and turned around to find two enemies standing right behind me.  Scared the crap outta me.

The other thing I really liked was how the game was split into 6 episodes.  It felt like I was playing a TV show and also gave me a good stopping point to shoot for after about 2 hours or so of playing each night.  It also had a really nice story recap when you start each episode that made it feel really nice and gave you a refresher on things you may have forgotten or missed the first time.

I was kinda disappointed with the ending, since I felt they left it a little too vague for DLC.  I didn't get enough closure to the story to feel satisfied with where I ended up.I have the first DLC episode downloaded but have decided to wait a bit before getting back to it.

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One Response so far.

  1. I really enjoyed the game and it was probably genuinely the creepiest game I've played since F.E.A.R.

    I was hoping the end was going to go in a slightly different direction, but for all the joy that game gave me I think it's a small complaint.

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