A brilliant game.
This game in incredible. It has an amazing story line, some of the best graphics on consoles, great voice acting, perfect soundtrack and the gameplay works great and is a lot of fun. BUY THIS GAME! This superb game really deserves a sequel, so buy it and start supporting great games/developers before all were left with is the mediocre Call of Duty and its uninspired clones...
Would make an epic MOVIE!
I bought Alan wake as an impulse buy off of the Xbox Live Market place. After downloading it i was wondering what it was like. None of my friends (Online and off) have played it. I knew what it was kinda like from pictures and watching a small trailer but I wasn't hooked just yet. But, as soon as I shot my first 'Taken' I said to myself "I think this could be fun..." and I was right. This game was LONG. I beat games in usually less than $* hours but not this. I took about 4 days to beat it. I played nothing but this for four days! Most games nowadays are short or not interesting enough for a decent campaign. alan wake would be an EXCELLENT movie, like no joke the plot is solid and the acting could use a tad bit of tweaking but overall if they made it into a movie I would see it... again and again! I think if you want a game that has epic story, setting, gameplay, graphics, and even dementia then by all means buy or rent this. Worth your time!
Definelty a perfect game.
Alright, the first thing you should know is that this a marvelous game. It may have taken 5 years to complete, but it was well worth it. The storyline is very good and the cut-scenes can be hilarious. I really like the fact that just about every object in the whole game you can interact with. The controls are great and very easy to learn, and the music in the game is beautiful. It is very cool that it is like playing a book. It is cool that you can find manuscript pages. Me and my brother love this game, we have just recently beat it and we were both thrilled at how remarkable the game was. My brother isn't even into games like this, and he still loved it. It isn't often that you see a perfect game, and this is one. (SPOILER ALERT) This game will have a sequel, and it will either be downloadable content, or an actual game. The ending of this game leaves more questions than answered, but they will all be answered. This game has beautiful graphics and left me awestruck. Flawless game, well worth the wait.
Best thriller/horror known to man
Alan Wake has such twists and weird facts and stuff, that you have try to put the pieces together but don't know how to solve the mystery. The story of this reminds of the movie Darkness Falls where the town was attacked by the tooth fairy that killed everyone if they went in the dark, or Gears of War with the Krill that would eat you alive in the dark lol. You use light and guns and light weapons like flare guns and flashbangs to combat your foes. Alan Wake is a normal human not some bullet time, kung-fu maniac/munitions expert like most games, his movements are consisent with a normal person, his dodging his firing of a weapon even when you sprint excessively you sluggishly run as your sprint recharges like a normal person. Each time you think your safe something has gotten to you, though this game wasn't really as scary as some other games like Doom 3, Dead Space, RLH, or F.E.A.R.
NO matter what kind of gamer you are, if you love a great story that will keep you guessing what's gonna happen next you'll love Alan Wake.
Alan Wake was a great adventure full of suprises and, as they advertise, cinimatic moments. The lenght was perfect with six episodes that take about an hour and a half to three hours in time. If you leave in the middle of an episode, to take a break, you can continue it at anytime. From almost the exact same moment as you left. This game also has excellent challage. The story line can somtimes be confusing if you miss a few clues so be sure to go back and look for missing info. I myself am used to Modern Warfare controls and the controls to this game are very similar, in my opinion. I love how almost all of the mage is in night and keeps you on edge. Very Awesome. The game alos has various tv shows that you can watch. Night Springs, is very similar to the tv show Twilight Zone, with the same creepyness. Also, for added effect, you must play this game at night, because of all the thrilling and suprising moments. Don't let the price of this game discourage you, this game is well worth the money.
To be completely honest, I was very excited to play this game due to the hype it had received in the reviews. The premise was very innovative, but I feel there was a lot they could've done more.The Pros are simple: Graphically this game is stunning and the premise of the story is finely crafted but no where near executed to its full potential. This game is not scary and it would be an insult to games like Silent Hill to call this game a psychological thriller.
The dialogue alone is enough to make you want to play this game, it completely negates any eerie mood the setting has set up. Its corny how he reiterates his actions every step of the way, I get that its suppose to be like a book but come on.
The core game play could've been better, the point the flashlight at the taken then shoot him is cool, but its also very repetitive. If you run out of bullets, there is no melee option. In the survival genre there are a lot of better options. This game is a rainy day rental, at best.
I just beat Alan wake and it was a good game. It is a little scary the enemies are power the only thing i hated about the game is that when Alan runs he gets tired so quick i mean say if you are all out of bullets you will have to run but as soon as he slow down the taken enemies will catch up to you and hit you but it is still a very good game i wound give it a 9.0. The best things i like about the game is the graphics,sound,,and the characters like berry. The best part in the game is when You are with berry on the stage and fireworks are 1 of your light source and theres ammo everywhere. i think every xbox 360 owner should have this game. I did not really like the ending of the game alice voice change in sound of a demon and says Alan wake up. I also completed the add on the signal and at the end of that hes falls to the ground and says how do i get out of here. He trapped in his nightmare i cant wait for the second add on comes out i will get it. My xbox live gamertag is IcedGamefreak.
A Mindblowing Ride
This is a game about a novelist, Alan Wake who is trying to get his kidnapped wife back. Alan and his wife Alice are going on a vacation to the small tourist town of Bright Falls. While at their cabin, Alan and Alice have a fight and which leads to Alan exiting the cabin. then while he walking to regain his thoughts he hears screams coming from the cabin. Alan goes back to the cabin to find that Alice has been kidnapped. He blacks out and wakes up to discover that he is behind the wheel of his car, that has crashed. He gets out of the car and realizes that he can't remember what he was doing or where he was going. He then goes through a a series of increasingly strange events and he works to discover just what is truly going on and what he has to do with it. The games story is head-and-shoulders above its competition. intriguing, mindblowing and filled with twists and turns, it is something that will keep you thinking long after you are done with the story. The combat system of the game is unlike any other there is. You need to use light to weaken your enemies and then you can finish them off with an assortment of weapons. This is a horror game, you feel scared as the strange, possessed figures come closer, you try to fend them off with your flashlight but are constantly overwhelmed. This makes you always want to be in the light, for in the light is the only place you are truly safe. Alan wake is a game that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for single player adventure game. Its complex storyline keeps you guessing until the end and then the end makes you want the DLC and the DLC makes you want a sequel. The more I think about Alan Wakes story the more I like it. Sure, it has some annoying gameplay bugs but the unique storyline and combat system completely makes up for any problem in this game. I highly recommend that you buy it.
Very addicting and Fun Game but only a Rent
My first review of a game yes i already have it i got it for free haha but enough of that the graphics are good it reminds me so much of silent hill its kinda weird at first but the more the story goes along the more you get it well for gameplay theres only a few weapons that ive encountered so far and im pretty far into the game there is the revolver pretty standard you'll mostly use this weapon the whole time, the rifle very powerful you find this in the later levels, and the shotgun theres two types a pump action and a automatic both come in very handy, the flashbang and flares, theres not that many different enemies and the only way to kill them is to shine your flash light at them and get the darkness off of em and then shoot or flashbang em its like watching a horror movie its addicting and fun i theres options for downloadable content but of course i cant download nothing because of a banned xbox but i think this game is only good for a rent im sure i wont play this again after i beat it.
good but not great
Well when i saw the previews for this game on tv and what not. i thought to myself wow this might be another like silent hill game where its a thiller/adventure game. and should take a long time to finish. well i just baught it a few days ago and when i started it was actully pretty interesting with the story being great and the graphics were amazing. i got to the point where you need to rescue your wife from the kidnapper going through the woods and stuff. i relized that the levels are VERY VERY long. alot of running around and getting no where. then with the whole "oh point the flashlight at your enemy for a few seconds them you can shoot them" if you get surrounded with no flares with nothing but your flashlight and pistol by the time you expose one taken to shoot him the lumberjack behind you already has his big axe up side your head and your dead. i think this game could be a bit more succesful if you didnt have to shine a light at your enemy just to get a shot to kill them. but thats just me