Alan Wake, a bestselling crime fiction author who hasn't managed to write anything in over two years, and his wife, Alice, go to the idyllic small town of Bright Falls to recover his creative flow. They are greeted by the friendly townsfolk before driving to their house in the middle of Cauldron Lake. After an altercation with Alice, Alan leaves the house, knowing that she will not follow him as she has a fear of the dark. Upon hearing screaming, Alan runs back into the house only to find that Alice has fallen into the lake. He dives in after her. Suddenly, Alan wakes up in a car, his head bleeding. He heads towards the nearest gas station after being attacked by the Taken, people from Bright Falls that have been taken over by the Dark Presence. When he arrives, by seeing a festival advertisement he realizes it's been a week since he jumped in the lake after Alice. He calls for the police, and when he says that his wife is missing and they lived in the house on Cauldron Lake, Sheriff Sarah Breaker informs him that there is no house in Cauldron Lake, not since the 1970s. They drive past it and, much to Alan's horror, she's right.
AW simply has the best lighting effects that ever seen in a game and the most breathtaking landscapes that will let you ignore the game just to stare at this beautiful world, however the character design is good, i'm not saying it looks bad, but it could've been better, but i can't blame the developers, imagine only 45 staff members developed this game and i'm sure they deserve a kudos for their hard work and to me they've earned.
The story plays out in an episodic format, with a television show-****presentation where each episode/chapter brings another piece to the puzzle of the main plot. Remedy has confirmed that Alan Wake is only the first season of a bigger story, so we will see more future DLC's from remedy,and they officially annoucened two DLC episodes and hopefully will see some more.
Light plays a significant role in gameplay. The enemies, called "the Taken" in the game, are sensitive to light, encouraging the player to take advantage of environmental light sources and placing significant emphasis on the flashlight as a primary weapon.
all i will say is, that i recommend you playing AW on a 5.1 surround system, trust me, it'll blow your mind, i'm not saying that a built in tv speaker is bad, but you will have full experience on a surround sound system.
to be honest, i didn't play a lot, but i knew what i expected from remedy, i've been tracking this game for five years and since that time, i knew this game won't disappoint me, so buy the game now.