Alan Wake is right up there with Silent Hill 2 IMO as an all time classic horror title... for completely different reasons. While it's not as high concept as the latter its pure enjoyable Stephen King fun.. and at the end of the day isn't that the point of any game?
Playing this again it's as fun as the day I played it. I felt Control was a let down as a sequel to Alan Wake mainly because of the story and lack of varying environments. Theres something about good horror games that makes them more timeless than any other genre, maybe because there so few and far between.
The combat feels fun, the light mechanic is something that could really be expanded in a sequel. I LOVE the tv aspect and pacing really feels like your staring in your own tv show with none of the disadvantages of projects with similar goals. The collectables are awesome and really add to the experience. Playing on Nightmare with extra insights into events (played out in a none linear fashion) is a great incentive to replay.
There are three really good DLCs (one standalone) if you want more. Hopefully one day we will get a remaster and/or a sequel. If your a fan of horror games you owe it to yourself to play this game.
Anyone else with me? In retrospect does Alan Wake deserve to be held in such high regard?
Ps Remedy give us a proper sequel. There's not a lake of fans.. there's an ocean!