Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Genre: Psychological Horror
I bought Alan Wake on Humble Bundle during their weekly sale for $1 or $2. I was not expecting much from this game.
When I first started, the field of vision (FOV) of the character (Alan) took awhile for me to adjust (5 to 10 minutes), but in the end, I was more focused on the light from the flashlight than the character itself. While I was playing, some frustrated things were constantly occurring: dying due to focusing more on the light than Alan and the dodging mechanic was not working properly sometimes. I turned my FOV all the way up, but it still was not enough for me. I wanted more vision behind my back in order to see when the enemies were going to come and attack. However, after playing this game, I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the Horror genre.
I like the idea of the episodic format that they implemented. This way, it feels more like a TV show with cliffhangers at the end of each episode and also a good place to stop playing and take a rest before jumping back in! After finishing an episode, The game recaps what happened on the previous episode before you start a new one.
Thanks to the soundtrack, the game/TV show becomes more alive. The suspense feeling when you are just walking towards your goal and then suddenly an enemy appears behind or in front of you.
As stated earlier, I consider this more of a TV Show than a game because you just get sucked into the story line and with each character. As well, there are a lot of cinematic cutscenes throughout gameplay. The game by itself is amazing with an ending that makes you ponder (reminded me of Inception’s ending), but with the DLC’s, this game finishes in a way that makes you want more!
I may not even be able to prove to you that they exist
But don’t you think that if they did exist
The first thing they do is convince you that devils aren’t real
That way, you’re no threat to their influence
You’ll just be another helpless victim
So the question is, “Is that you?"
Romans 8:1-17 (NIV)
Ver 3: For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering.
Ver 5-8: Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
Ver 9: You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
Ver 12-13: Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation — but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.
Ver 15: The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
When my bro was singing Rob Base’s part, I thought that he was singing SNSD’s The Boys.
I wanna dance right now
We can show em how the girls get down
Yes we go for more than zero
Number one everyone should know
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
I wanna rock right now
I’m Rob Base and I came to get down
I’m not internationally known
But I’m known to rock the microphone
— Det. Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise). CSI:NY S06E02: Keep It Real.