Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is a spin-off experience that players can jump right into, regardless of if they’ve played the original Alan Wake. Building on technology from the previous game, American Nightmare is a combination of arcade action and an exaggerated pulp fiction adventure which makes it instantly satisfying for all gamers. Being an expansion of the Alan Wake universe, there is also optional story content for fans of the first game to explore and enjoy.
Remedy unleashed the original Alan Wake nearly two years ago, and while it didn't sell nearly as well as anticipated by Microsoft (until of course the PC version was released), the game was impressive, filled with dozens of spooky scenes in horrific settings. Nonetheless, a sequel was expected, and you can imagine how dumbfounded fans were when Remedy announced Alan Wake's American Nightmare was for XBLA. As details began to emerge, fans realized that this title was very much unlike the original. American Nightmare not only takes place in an entirely new setting - the American Southwest - it focuses more on action and survival, rather than detective work. Alan is different this time around, but is he worth playing? Despite the changes with American... Read Review