Diehard GameFAN writes: "We have reached the point in this console generation’s life cycle where developers are no longer satisfied with telling the story of hard, strong men doing brave, bold things. Instead, we’ve reached the point where story is king, and just liberally splashing crimson about the screen no longer carries the game. Alan Wake has finally been released, after spending a great deal of time in development or as just a tech demo. Telling the story of a mere writer in a horrific state of desperation, Remedy Entertainment has offered up a story for the ages. The question that still needs to be answered, though, is 'Is it a good game?'"