- From GamesCom this year, the Alan Wake demo starts heading out to find Rusty, a local lawman who seems keen to give you some information on finding the pages that will appease your love interest's kidnappers.
It's made clear that light and dark play a very important role in Alan Wake, and it's not long before enemies are attacking and need to be taken down by way of torch and gun combination.
It's truly gripping and as more and more enemies attack we have to rely on holding a lit flare above our heads to aid us in wading through the crowd of foes. The game seems to have a slow motion effect to enhance dramatic situations and it works perfectly.
Just as things had settled down, and it was feeling as if we could finally relax, a nearby bulldozer starts up and begins to charge.
It's being controlled by the darkness that's consuming the area. A frantic combination of torch light and a flare manage to bring it to a halt just before Alan is crushed beneath it.
Eventually we discover Rusty. Near death and bloody, he mutters that the pages we are searching for are hidden behind the life ring near the lighthouse. Having passed on his message he finally breathes his last breath.
The quickest way to the lighthouse is by car and, conveniently, there is one nearby....