Alan Wake had such a rich, emotional universe, like Max Payne. It was the Twin Peaks game we never had.
While I loved Quantum Break and will no doubt enjoy Control, somehow they feel more sterile, the layer of human imperfection that was a theme of the protagonists in Max Payne and Alan Wake doesn’t seem as crucial.
Literally the only bad thing about the game was how repetitive and tedious the combat could get at times. YMMV in terms of how big a deal that is for you. But everything else about the game was amazing. I truly felt like I was playing a Stephen King novel.