I guess I’m not the best person to comment on the goodness of the Alan Wake prequel series. I just downloaded and watched the first two webisodes from Xbox Live, and in my opinion, it is good.
Following a reporter called Jake who travels to Bright Falls to conduct an interview, weirdness happens, hinted at in episode one, and only taking stronger grip in episode two.
They’re barely 5 minutes, if that, each. Not long to do much in the way of storytelling. What it does do is build a thick and heavy atmosphere in a style all too Twin Peaks in its influence. It will be interesting to see where this leaves us, other than pretty much the release date of the game. It’s at least a good way to pass the time until the game comes out.
The PS3 had Heavy Rain, at least we get Alan Wake.