Am I the only one who was disappointed that Alan Wake was basically an action game with a horror skin? it was Uncharted in spooky woods. It had aspirations of a twisty paranormal narrative but all it did was give you flashlight based mechanics that could have been scary but then throws you against one type of enemy which are not scary after the dozen times your out up against them. And the whole middle section where you going up a mountain was shameless padding, it could have been cool, it could have been In the Mouth of Madness levels of awesome but instead the narrative felt like a separate entity with a ghost shooter shoehorned into it. It wasn't a bad ghost shooter but I was disappointed by the lack of game mechanics that fit the premise. It was like if IT was turned into a game where you'd watch characters try to figure out why Tim Curry is invading their dreams and occasionally you shoot little clowns and eventually a clown spider as a final boss, gee wouldn't it be cool if you felt like you had a hand in figuring out the mystery presented in the game as opposed to watching it and eventually shooting ghosts that could easily be cannon fodder in a Seagal movie.
and it sounds like the new game is ghost shooter made better.