Monday, May 17, 2010

Review: Alan Wake

Alan Wake is a bit different than a lot of survival horror fare. Depending more on a creepy atmosphere than on gruesome violence and monstrosity, it is more akin to something like "psychological horror" (which is how the game has been billed) than it is something like a Resident Evil or a Silent Hill.

I can appreciate that, and the tone and atmosphere of the game is generally pretty good. It's writing and characterization is a lot more stilted though.

However, I spent time in my review talking more about the presentation of fear in the game than in complaining about the hamfisted dialogue. You can read more here:

Alan Wake

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