Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Many people were very skeptical when Alan Wake’s American Nightmare was first announced. The game is finally here and this time the setting has been moved from the Northwest to the American south. Many things have stunned the fans such as shifting the game from a retail game to XBLA. The game developers have shifted the focus to action rather than adding mystery this time around. This is not deliberate but the game lacks suspense and thrill of the first title.
The review of the Alan Wake’s American Nightmare will reveal all its pros and cons. The game has come fairly decent action and provides the users with some good adventure but the lacks the suspense and an interesting story. The plot is good but the story never fully develops on the plot which makes it very beguiling. The game is not bad and you will certainly have a good time playing but by no means betters’ the first installment which is adorned by fans.
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare lacks some serious suspense and should be looked as more of an action game rather than a thriller. The game is also a spin off and is not a direct sequel to the game. The story follows Alan as he is trapped inside a story he wrote for a TV show. He finds himself in a desert town where he deals with a host of psychopaths taken over by a Dark presence. The game is a long shot from the first title as it has no mystery and horror elements. This particulate title is a sharp contrast from the straightforward thrill and horror that the first one provides us which is why many people have mentioned it in bad terms.
No review is complete without mentioning the closing comments. Overall, it is an excellent game with amazing gameplay and action but the only thing that goes against this one is that people keep comparing it to the first title. You get to play with the some good weapons’ which is always a plus. The story however lacks horror which became a hallmark for the original.