Alan Wake (2010)

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While on vacation in the small town of Bright Falls, a struggling writer must investigate the mysterious disappearance of his wife while events from his latest manuscript, which he can't remember writing, begin to come true.

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19 November 2012 | Morbius_Fitzgerald
10
| A gaming experience I will never forget.
In my entire life of gaming, I have only ever wanted to play a game multiple times twice. The first is the original Assassin's Creed (I'm up to AC: Brotherhood so expect that to change), The next was this.

I have played little snip-its of Max Payne, not enough to get the full gaming experience - from what I played it was fun.

The thing I love about this game is that if people were attempting to make a video game movie adaptation that would finally be taken seriously, use the plot to this game. Its not "Kill darklings here, there, everywhere." Take the plot this has, you could make a half-decent movie or miniseries(which actually DID happen, and I have reviewed it) out of it.

The plot - Alan and Alice Wake are away on vacation, Alan has had writers block for 2 years and Alice has a phobia of the dark, they go to a small country town called Bright Falls. Alice tries to get Alan back in the writers chair, they have a fight and the cabin the Wake's are staying in has a blackout. Alan finds that his wife has been taken and is now in the lake surrounding the cabin. He wakes up in a car crash a week later and finds these creatures that have light as their only weakness and shine a flashlight at them long enough, they are now no longer immune to bullets. He then finds manuscript pages to a book he wrote that he doesn't remember writing. He uses this to get back to his wife.

I will say that the graphics for this game are excellent - the fact that this game was made by an independent Finnish company made it all the more impressive and it made the game all the more admirable in my eyes.

The soundtrack is well suited for the game. Anyone will tell you that The Old Gods Of Asgard are a great band and there is something about shooting "darklings" with the song "Children Of The Elder God" playing in the background that gets me into a sort of "high", if you know what I mean.

Overall my second favourite game of all time, I hope anyone reading was convinced enough to play it.

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Action | Drama | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

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Release Date:

18 May 2010

Language

English


Country of Origin

Finland

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