Wake up

We’ve been fairly ambivalent about the new horror movie/game Alan Wake. For one thing it seems too linear, from what we had seen, and that sort of mannered gameplay, with loads of hints and too many forced cutscenes isn’t really our bag at all. However, the first 11 minutes of the game have been slapped up on YouTube and bugger me if it isn’t actually rather intriguing.

Obviously it’s spoiler central, so if you don’t want to ruin the opening part of the game for yourself, don’t look at it, but if you are interested, be prepared to be impressed. It’s pretty hokey, and owes a lot to Max Payne, but still intriguing. The game comes out on 14 May, if you fancy it.

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