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Max Payne meets Alone in the Dark...,
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This review is from: Alan Wake - Limited Edition (Video Game)
Alan Wake it's one of the biggest masterpieces for XBox360 of all time. Incredible graphics, great soundtrack (included in this Collector's Edition), and a Story that will surround you.
The graphics are really detailed: The landscapes are huge, the people are very realistic (even their clothes). May be the face expressions are not as good as the rest of the game, but are more than acceptable.
The Story... now the story is one of the best you will ever experience. It will hook you up from the begining. Its a mixture of Stephen King with X-Files, from a certain point of view. And it takes that and mixes it with the best "surreal" moments from Max Payne, joining all of them in a perfect harmony with the mistery surrounding Bright Falls.
You will find misteries to resolve, some puzzles (may be not too hard), lots of action with your flashlight and guns, and of course lost of objects to collect. (coffee thermos, manuscript pages, songs, etc.)
Along with the Soundtrack, which is great (not too many songs included, is the downside), comes a booklet of the same size of a DVD case, speaking of Alan Wake. And there is also a Bonus DVD with Interviews, trailers, making ofs, a commentary for during the game and two themes for the XBox dashboard (one of Bright Falls by night, and the other by day) and some gamer pictures.
Also with the games comes a code for downloading the next episode. It will download a 500Mb file that will be unlocked with another code they will send to your email for playing the next chapter.
So, if you are lucky, and buy the game while it is not too expensive, I would say this is a Must Buy for the XBox360. Without any doubt it will unleash the full power of the console, and it will give you hours of entertaiment. Without any doubt, it has been worth the waiting for this game to come. It's a shame its uncertain if it will be released for the PC, and a good move from Microsoft against Sony's PS3.