MMOMFG: Is it a TV show, a movie, or a game? Alan Wake itself seems a bit confused here. The focus on plot and character gives a cinematic feel, helped out by the cut scenes that have emerged so far. And if Remedy's plans are to be believed the broader story arch will be presented in episodic format, ala the medium of television.
But, in the end, aren't we really killing "dark forces" with flashlights, revolvers, traps, and cars? While we already think the lines between the mediums of television, cinema, and games are blurring drastically – we hope that Remedy doesn't forget that on top of advancing an interesting story, gamers really like killing, exploding, and in any other way, decimating enemies.