I love Alan Wake.

If you did not play Alan Wake its probably because you:

A- Did not own an XBOX 360 (Because you are a douche)


B- You’re a douche.

Either way. You need to rectify this and go out an play Alan Wake right now. I cant really go into the plot of the first game, so read about it HERE. Anyway, when saw they were going to be making another one I was really excited. The first Alan Wake has such a wide open ending that I could not wait for the sequel. Then I realized that this was just going to be a download on the xbox live marketplace and I was not as enthusiastic but still hopeful because all of the other down loadable content was great and expanded on the original story.

BUT THEN they said it would be a PREQUEL. Now I fucking hate it. I hate prequels. The only thing I hate more than prequels are when they do sequels to games and movies and the original characters are not even in them, or they have used different actors to portray the same characters from the original. IN EXAMPLE:


If you cant afford or dont even care about using the same actors just say FUCK IT to the sequel/prequel/who gives a fuck in the first place.

But with Alan Wake that is not the case. In this prequel you play as a younger Alan, who is writing a new horror story. The trailer doesn’t really tell us all that much. Just that he is still fighting off shadowy foe’s with light and the end boss is going to be someone named ‘Mr. Scratch’. I wish the developers would have a “light bulb moment” (LOOK A PUN!) and realize that fans of Alan Wake really want a sequel, not this add on bullshit.


Game Trailer Review


When I clicked the ‘play’ button I was not sure what to expect. A long list of possible protagonist’s came to my mind. Chris, Jill, or maybe they would acknowledge the movies and Alice would take the lead. Imagine my horror when that familiar bowl cut came into view.

In RES6 the town of Tall Oaks has gone bat shit crazy and all that stands between them and total annihilation is, you guessed it, Leon S. Kennedy. The first 30 seconds of the trailer are spent watching Leon twirl like a ballerina and talk to some blonde woman who will without a doubt have to be escorted from place to place a shoved into dumpsters for “safe keeping”. I was so disgusted that I almost closed the tab completely but then something bad ass happened.

Chris Redfield is also in the game and it would seem he is used in a main part of the story. The trailer shows Chris running through streets infested with members of the un dead and shows off a pretty good over the shoulder camera angle of him cutting through zombies with a semi automatic weapon. But it gets even better, towards the end of the trailer we are introduced to a brand new character in the RES series. No name is given but it seems that this new bald zombie killer may have an antidote to the virus hidden in his DNA and he too has a female sidekick who will no doubt be on dumpster duty too.

Multiple storylines? I like. Too bad we have to wait until November.