2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A bit disappointing,
This review is from: Alan Wake (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I love psychological thrillers - much prefer them to action-packed jump/gore-fests. That goes for films/TV, books and games. And being a fan of the Max Payne games, I was very much looking forward to playing this.
However, despite having some great atmospheric touches near the beginning, this game did lose its momentum after the second episode. After that, everything became VERY repetitive indeed, to the point where it became extremely irritating rather than exciting each time the enemies began attacking. Another problem is that this game wasn't at all challenging, just annoying.
The story itself (the main selling point of the game) also lost my interest, as it was fairly generic and I'd pretty much worked out how it was going to end due to the patronising exposition in Alan's internal monologues throughout the game.
Aside from the scenarios/objectives/action repeating themselves over and over again, the voice acting is pretty atrocious and for a game which spent some six years in development, the character graphics and controls left something to be desired. Max Payne I & II actually managed to get more of a reaction from me, despite purporting to be more action-based.
Ah well. It's fairly cheap here on Amazon and it did entertain me for the first couple of hours, so it may still be worth picking up. And a lot of people seem to really enjoy it, so perhaps you'll come to disagree with me if you decide to make the purchase.