Evil Avatar writes: "I think there may be a bit of a misconception as to exactly what kind of game Alan Wake is. The developers originally stated that it was an open-world title and even at the time of this writing, Amazon.com maintains that description. Let's get this out of the way first: Alan Wake is a story driven, linear action game. You'll spend most of the time launching an assault against a dark presence while uncovering the truth about what happened to Alan's wife. Remember that other game Remedy is famous for? This game is kind of like that but now there's no bullet-time."