Alan Wake Reviews Round-Up

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The platform exclusive game that’s been in development for over 5 years is finally going to be available. No, not Gran Turismo 5 – that one’s still caught in purgatory. We’re taking about 360 exclusive psychological thriller/horror Alan Wake from Max Payne developers Remedy. The Finnish developer’s game – announced all the way back at E3 2005 – is finally finished.

Let’s take a look at the available reviews and see if it’s a shining example of the genre, or if deserves to be left alone…in the dark.

So..pretty good scores – but not unanimously so. I have a tendency to agree with Eurogamer reviews – but they do tend to get it quite wrong when it comes to survival horrors. They gave the rather excellent Dead Space a 7, the same score they gave to the rather abysmal Alone on the Dark. Of course, scores aren’t the gist of reviews – they’re just arbitrary numbers assigned to the end of reviews so people take you seriously.

Alan Wake will be available locally on May 14th  – who of you will be getting it?

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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