It’s bullet time baby!
Knowing even before Alan Wake came out that it was going to be an important game for me I decided that I would pick up Remedy’s console-available back catalogue. Fortunately Microsoft had the foresight that before they shut down their Xbox Originals program to have both Max Payne and May Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne available for purchase on the Marketplace.
I have just recently started to play Max Payne and I can already see the similarities and Remedy’s evolution towards Alan Wake, In particular The storytelling, combat, and general feel of the game. I plan on chipping away at these games over the next several months, but before I get to that point I will llikely be playing through Alan Wake on Nightmare. I still have a lot of collecting to do in that game before I am done.