Numbers show that if you’re like most people you missed out on purchasing the light vs dark thriller that was Alan Wake. It was a game a half decade in production but unlike other games that spent that long in development it was actually a very good game when it came out. If you did miss it Alan Wake was a story about a writer with a terrible case of writers block, when he and his wife go to a small mountain town called Bright Falls to get away from work and the city his wife is taken away by an unseen force and Alan awakens a week later in a car crash with no memory of how he got there, the story only gets worse when he starts being attacked by people that are seemingly wrapped in shadows and starts to find pages from a book that he wrote about himself and even worse is that it’s all coming true.
Ever played EA’s Future Cop: L.A.PD.? Props if you did. A rundown if you didn’t: you’re an expensive pilot in the Los Angeles of 2098. Crime is legion, and you shift between two forms – mech and hovercar – to saunter deep into gang territory, dishing out instantaneous death sentences as you go. The backdrop had some serious swagger too, courtesy of the cutscenes. Somehow this third-person shooter failed to sell. Continue Reading