Publisert: 21. mai
Alan Wake's American Nightmare can be considered a short sequel to the first Alan Wake game as it picks up directly after The Signal and The Writer episodes.
In general, the shooting mechanics and movement feel more crisp and smooth, there is an expanded variety of weapons to use, although most of them function similarly. (Mainly being: High Damage Single Shot, Low Damage Machine Gun or High Damage Shotgun Shot)
In the first game, Flashbangs and Flare Guns used to be the ultimate weapons as they can easily clear all enemies in an area. This is not the case in the sequel. They are only able to take out some weak enemies while their main function is to disable enemies and clear off the darkness.
The story component is short, about 1/3 the length of the original Alan Wake.
However, there is a Arcade mode which puts you in 5 distinct settings and challenges you to score as many points as possible through defeating enemies and maintaining your streak by avoiding damage.
If you enjoyed Alan Wake, this sequel is great fun. Just take your time to explore the areas and listen to the dialogue for a more detailed understanding of Alan Wake's world.
If you did not enjoy Alan Wake, this sequel will not interest you much unless you would really love to try out the improved shooting mechanics and the new enemy types.
If you are thinking about playing either, Alan Wake is a better introduction to the series.
My review of Alan Wake can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/id/fenghuang/recommended/108710/