Monday, May 10, 2010
Thoughts on Alan Wake
My review of Remedy's psychological thriller Alan Wake just went up on the Paste website. (You can check it out here.)
I really enjoyed the experience. The soundtrack's Nick Cave entry "Up Jumped The Devil" was beyond perfect. Honestly, I think it's time for Cave to take this one step further and make a game of his own. The man's written novels and screenplays and produced stop-motion operas and sung songs and acted and what the hell hasn't he done? It's time for Nick Cave to make a videogame, full stop.
As a thank-you bonus for reading all the way to the third paragraph in this post, I'll leave you with the YouTube video for the Old Gods of Asgard song that rocks your socks during Alan Wake's main-stage-headlining, pyrotechnic blasting, shadow-zombie, scary-oke singalong killfest. Everything in the game that happens after that scene is epilogue, as far as I'm concerned.
Full disclosure: when I heard the song in the game, I swore the refrain "children of the elder god" was "children of the unicorrrrn!" Which of those two mental images do you think would look cooler on a blacklight poster? Exactly.
Posted by Jason Killingsworth at 10:26 PM