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How Alan Wake 2 Musical Sequence Became One of the Most Unique Features of 2023

Alan Wake 2 is considered as one of the top best games of 2023, featuring unique content and ideas.

Alan Wake 2 is out now on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

In Alan Wake 2, "We Sing" musical chapter features a 15 mins performance by fictional band, which is a creative and surprising break from the horror.

The game almost had its musical sequence removed, but the creative team, led by Sam Lake, fought to preserve it in the final product.

The musical sequence in Alan Wake 2 was Sam Lake's idea, inspired by previous positive receptions of similar sequences in Control and the original Alan Wake game.

Game director Kyle Rowley even raised questions about how a musical sequence would fit into a survival-horror game's gameplay loop.

Alan Wake's voice actor, Matthew Poretta, is a great singer, which contributed to the decision to include a musical element.

The musical sequence features a song by the real-life Finnish rock band Poets Of The Fall, known as the fictional band Old Gods Of Asgard in the Remedy Connected Universe (RCU) of games.

David Harewood, who plays the character Mr. Door in the game, also has a background in singing, adding to the musical sequence's appeal.

Alan Wake 2 is sequel to 2010 cult classic Alan Wake, psychological thriller game. It offers a unique and unforgettable experience & full of twists, that will keep the player hooked until the end.