Alan Wake

What’s keeping me up at night is this brand new game (or should I really say brand new? It has been in production since 2004-2005 I think), called Alan Wake, made by Finnish Remedy. It must be one of the most; if not THE most hyped video game this year. Even a 6-part film series, Bright Falls, was on air prior to the games release, functioning as a prequel to the game.

The first time I heard about Alan Wake was somewhere around 2006-2007 I think. The developers had released a teaser (not the one above, if I find it I will show you guys), which was really mind-blowing! Never before have horror games been this cinematic, not even Silent Hill; not as far as I can recall. The gameplay is built up much like Bright Falls, with several episodes following one after another. Every episode is opened with the stereotypical “Previously on…” TV-series summary, which enforces the whole movie-feeling.

The game -as it shows- circulates mainly around light and darkness, mystery and a lot of twists! Also, it reminds me of John Carpenter’s The Fog, which of course is a plus. You will find yourself running like a mad dog through any dark corners just to reach the next source of light and safety, then looking back at the twisted shadows and think that you survived the darkness once again… I have been following up on the comments on Remedy’s Youtube channel, and this far they have only gotten very positive feedback on this game, so I guess I will have to recommend it.

Alan Wake is about a horror author whose inspiration has run dry. To cleanse his thoughts from the stressful big city he takes off with his wife to Bright Falls, a typical deer-fest town where everybody knows everybody. Unfortunately, Alan is barely able to settle in before weird things start happening. And it all starts with a nightmare…

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2 Responses to “Alan Wake”

  1. Ser väldigt spännande ut 🙂

    • Jo, av det jag har sett kan det vara ett av de bästa spelen jag sett! Eller åtminstone i samma klass som Silent Hill 🙂

      Ska själv provspela lite, än så länge har jag bara sett på när gurra spelar. Det är inte helt perfekt, men jag förstår att de efter att ha jobbat på spelet i flera år så måste de stanna någonstans. De jobbar redan på en uppföljare iaf, eftersom ettan har ett välsigt öppet och surrealistikst slut, vilket kanske kräver sina förklaringar 😉

      Du får komma hit någon gång och titta på, kanske provspela lite om du vill?

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