`Alan Wake' inspired by Stephen King, David Lynch

Ask most video-game designers about their inspirations and they will mention other games. But Sam Lake, the lead writer of Microsoft's "Alan Wake," drew more from books, especially Stephen King's.

"The setup of the game _ a best-selling but troubled writer whose dark work of fiction starts to come true, blurring the line of nightmares and reality _ is a very Stephen King type of a starting point for a story, so King's works were definitely a source of inspiration for us," says Lake, whose script name-checks the horror master right at the start.

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SolidAhmed2950d ago

Can not wait to play the game, hopefully it would scare me as SH2 did.

eggbert2950d ago

It's not so much scary as it is a thriller. You'll be on the edge of your seat at times, and you'll have a few spooky moments but it's nothing compared to the old SH's (at least for me).

There were two main problems I noticed while I was playing and that was:

The lip syncing was terrible. Not much else I can say about this.

Sometimes trees would block the screen making it hard to see what is going on.

Darkstorn2950d ago

What about David Cronenberg, the greatest horror director of all time? Or H.P. Lovecraft, the greatest horror writer of all time?

kaveti66162950d ago (Edited 2950d ago )

I hate David Lynch. He makes intentionally convoluted films that don't have logical endings and then all the critics try to save face by calling it art.

Inside_out2950d ago

Funny you should say that...the ending in AW is definetly WEIRD...having said that...chapter 4 should of been the ending...with the doctor...sorry, thats all I can say....Great game, on my second play thru know on harder difficulty...

Nihilism2950d ago

Don't know how to report articles, but alan wake is not on PC... wrong tabs