So I found this game on sale (knuckle bump to you, folks at Steam), one that promised to be a psychological mindscrew in an awesome way, but the developers added a detail that makes me appreciate the story just a wee bit more: the main character happens to be a writer.
You play Alan Wake, an international best seller who is suffering a creative breakdown, so he goes on vacation to the remote town of Bright Falls (looks like Twin Peaks). Alan and his wife rent a cabin, and then, like a Stephen King novel, things get weird, and people made of shadow and darkness attack you with axes. And this is rated Teen!
Who is not freaked out by this environment?
His wife kidnapped, Alan has to brave the darkness to find her, with his agent sidekick and a town of weirdy locals for help. To defeat the evil around you, you have to fight with light. And a few flare guns!
What makes this game unique is, along the way, Alan finds pages to a manuscript that he doesn't remember writing, which would be awesome if what happened on print didn't come to life. Not only do you play a cool game, you'll read well-written literature as you go.
Don't let me spoil it for you. You're invited to check out this awesome game for yourself. That is, if you're brave enough (maniacal laugh).
I'm David, and I just found another collectable thermos!