Oliver at El33tonline writes:
"... But let’s keep it at five years. That’s a long time. For anything. For any endeavour of any kind. Five years, multiplied by the number of people who have touched, shaped and moulded this game, Alan Wake. Could this time have been used more productively? Perhaps. Would the world at large be any richer for efforts going towards a work that wasn’t Alan Wake? Maybe.
But let me tell you something.
If the folks at Remedy hadn’t spent the last five years crafting the game, Alan Wake, to mesmerise the rest of us, the videogame world would have been poorer for it, and after spending the hours necessary to wind, weave, battle and flow your way through the enthralling narrative and satisfying gameplay, you will similarly agree that Alan Wake was worth every moment of your time."