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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review: Homegrown Fear

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by phnk

Despite high reviews and praise from gamers everywhere, Alan Wake failed to light up the sales charts. Unfortunately, Alan Wake’s ending left many questions unanswered and fans all but gave up on a sequel ever being released to answer those questions. Imagine their surprise that not only was an Alan Wake sequel coming, but it was an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive at that. Does Alan Wake: American Nightmare, despite being a digital release, stand up to its predecessor?

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Alan Wake

Alan Wake, releasing soon on the Xbox 360, looks to bring survival horror back to gaming by combining a dark, twisted narrative with fast paced combat against surmountable odds. The story and imagery in Alan Wake is been described as being reminiscent of Twin Peaks or a Stephen King novel. Alan, a professional writer, has taken a vacation in a small town to clear his head of writer’s block. From there, strange things happen in the town; residents become possessed by darkness and Alan’s wife is kidnapped. Over the course of a few days, Alan must find out who, or what, has kidnapped his wife and why while he fights for his life against unspeakable horrors.

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