OnlyGizmos: It has been in the making for five years, so when it did come out, there was an aura of “we-do-not-quite-know-what-to- expect” about Alan Wake, Remedy Entertainment’s new game for the Xbox 360. Remedy, in case you have forgotten (five years is a long time in tech, after all) are the same folks who brought us arguably the most classy videogame shooter series of all time, Max Payne. So, there was a fair deal of apprehension in the air when the game was released. After all, five days is a long time in tech – the Xbox 360 was a newbie when Alan Wake was announced, and there was no sign of the PS3 or the Wii. Gamer expectations were pretty different (we thought that GTA 3 series and Half-Life 2 were the coolest thing around) then. So how would a game that had started out in those days end up in an era when gamers had been spoilt by the likes of God of War, GTA IV and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?