I love this game. Originally, I borrowed it from a friend, and I flew through it, finishing in just three days (although I spent most of those three days playing). The atmosphere is great, the characters are believable, the gameplay is cleverly designed and fun, the soundtrack (included with the special edition) is breathtaking, and the story is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Put it all together, add some crazy scenarios (which I won't spoil), and you've got a winning formula. Seriously, if you own an Xbox 360, don't pass this one up. The limited edition is especially nice. Bound in vinyl, it is designed to look like a book, and I have actually fooled people into thinking it was a book, until I let them handle it. Also included is a soundtrack cd, a short book ("The Alan Wake Files", which dives deeper into the lore of Bright Falls, WA, and provides some interesting back story on Alan Wake and Agent Nightingale, and even includes a short story by Alan Wake, "The Sudden Stop"), a bonus disk with director's commentary, an Avatar award, and a very nice 360 theme, among other things. Getting the game new (limited edition or not) gets you the first DLC chapter free, which costs $7 otherwise. Why am I still typing a review? If you're riding the fence on this purchase, let me help: Do it. You won't regret it.
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