Since its release, much of the debate surrounding Alan Wake has centred in its enigmatic ending. Its ambiguity left some feeling cheated while others felt it complemented the style of the narrative. However, any arguments over the finale are put to rest right at the beginning of The Signal. Much like the episodes of the first game, the DLC ‘special feature’ begins with a recap of the events so far, simultaneously clearing up any questions about the conclusion of the main game. It then picks up immediately after and kicks into high gear almost straight away. Unlike the previous episodes, there is no down time before the action ramps up and from the off, Alan is under threat.