When a game that has been many years in development is about to be released, it’s difficult not to reminisce and think about where you were when the game was first announced and the feelings you had when the developers gave you those first juicy details and whether those same feelings are still relevant today. Six years ago, the Xbox 360 platform wasn’t even released and Alan Wake was a game coming exclusively to PC. As we all know times have changed.
Of course, as we’ve been waiting for the game, many great releases have since come to light, some of them offering similar gameplay mechanics to Remedy’s latest. This has led many to question whether the release will hold up to today’s standards. Part of the problem Alan Wake faces is that it has been in development for six years and inevitably sets the standard incredibly high for itself, as surely a game that has been in development all this time would have to be a truly exceptional experience.