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Alan Wake £17.99 @ Zavvi [Xbox 360 Games]

Tom Silkstone
Alan Wake, Games deals, Psychological horror games, Xbox 360 games
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Alan Wake £17.99 @ Zavvi [Xbox 360 Games]

Looking for a nice vacation spot located in the woods with some interesting towns folk? Then why not come on down to Bright Falls. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that your wife'll probably go missing, you'll discover you've written a book which seems to be coming to life, and at night you'll be stalked by a number of creepy assailants.

You can grab a copy of the game on the Xbox for £17.99 from Zavvi, which is just over £6.50 cheaper than the next best price of £24.69 coming in from DVD.co.uk.

The tale behind the game is presented in an episodic format that's reminiscent of TV shows like Twin Peaks and The X-Files, and you'll be treated to a brief recap of what happened in the previous episode before entering the next.

Your time in Bright Falls'll be divided into questioning the town's folk as to what's going on in their mysterious little corner of the world during the day, and trying to stay one step ahead of the 'Taken' at night. Seeing as Alan's a writer not a soldier, he's not particularly proficient at dispatching his enemies, so it's best to keep the 'Taken' at arms length. However, when you do come up against them, the game contains a unique combat system for sending them to their graves. The first step in the process is to utilise any light source you can find to weaken the crazed foes before pumping as many rounds into them as possible.

Whilst the game's presentation is superb, with Bright Falls itself stealing the show visually, it's a bit of a shame that you can't really wander around and explore things as thoroughly as you might like.

If you like to sink your teeth into a psychological thriller or two then you'll love the experience the game provides, especially now you can pick it up for under £20.

Thanks to steve81 @ HUKD

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