E4G: Alan Wake is a game that not only is fun to play, but fun to discuss. It is short, yes, but I have spent more time talking and discussing the meaning of this game more than I have played other games. It is not an easy story to wrap one’s mind around. There are plot twist, character developments, massive lore and homage to various pieces of work and people. But the story is different than that of, let’s say, Mass Effect. With Mass Effect, what you see is what you get. There is little to, almost, no room for interpretations and just plain guess work. With Alan Wake, the player has to decide what things mean.