Alan Wake is great, but a bit muddled up. Story driven, made over 10 years, yet they can't get decent lip synching and face animations? That's kind of important :/ The stories good, but the tone is all over the place... it starts out like The Number 23, if it were a supernatural Lovecraftian horror story (if you've never seen The Number 23, substitute with Fight Club) and eventually it becomes this light hearted action flick like Alien vs Predator Requiem, with the heroes trudging around a mountain town with shotguns, making light banter with each other as they gun down waves of enemies.
I guess the part I realised that this was now AVP:R and no longer The Number 23 was A part where you can switch on the radio, and it brings on this song that was slow at first, but walking forward, several Taken knock over some shelves and swarm you, the song picked up as you pull a flare out, and in slow motion you walk through the crowd, forcing them back, and then the guitar and vocals slam in as you wheel about your shotgun and blast two away, duck a hatchet and fill his face with buckshot. It was insanely awesome, and it helped that my timing was pretty lucky to blend with the music, but right after that, there was a bit of comedy over a character wearing Christmas Lights like a string of garlic, and being called a bastard for taking the last mining light helmet. That was when it stopped being questions and nerves and started being action and jokes.