ARS: Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake has been a long time coming. Originally announced in 2005, the psychological thriller from the developers of Max Payne has seen numerous delays and dropped the PC version along the way. But if our time spent with the game during a preview event in Toronto is any indication, the game is finally on the right track.
The game looks and feels like what might happen if Stephen King ever decided to make a game. It's set in a small town in the Pacific Northwest and stars a best-selling author struggling with his next novel. He discovers a manuscript from a book he doesn't remember writing, and before long, the town is overrun with dark creatures ripped straight from those pages.