I'm currently playing Alan Wake ...
What can I say ... it's been a long time since a game has creeped me out this much.
The fact that you have to keep the light on the taken to kill them ... genius! I can't tell you how many times I've been faced with the task of killing several of the stronger units in a group ... only to have the batteries in my light go out. Sure, I have 9 extra batteries, but panic still ensues ... which usually results in me wasting plenty of much need ammo and/or flares.
It's not just the groups of taken in the dark woods that get to you ... just one or two well placed taken inside a dark house are enough to shake you (provided you're stuck in a small room with them). For example, I found a guy in his home all bloodied and he told me (Alan) how his friend had suddenly turned on him. Now since I heard his screams as he was attacked I knew good and well his "friend" was still in the house. The fact that it was only one guy didn't bother me ... it was the small rooms in the house plus the one guy that had me on edge ...
There have been plenty of moments like that so far ... I won't ruin the one that scared me the most (in case you still haven't played the game). Let's just say I'm sure the folks next door heard me when I yelled.
It's kind of funny, when I turn the game off (I have limited time these days), I can almost hear the disc in the 360 asking me, "was it good for you baby?"
My reply: "hell yes!"