I just completed the game last night. I hated Alan Wake. I liked it at first but fighting the same boring enemies and the constant dying cause I couldn't hear the enemies coming drove me nuts. I liked the story at first but as time went on it got confusing. At first, I thought Alan was schizophrenic cause the cop at the end of episode 1 said the island didn't exist. I had seen this kind of stuff countless times in all sorts of films like Secret Window, Identity, etc. Everything that supposedly happened, never happened at all. It's such a cheap way to end a film without coming up with an explanation for why everything happened. By the time I got to the beginning of chapter 4, I thought, " I knew he had schizophrenia!" and almost returned the game cause I figured I'd be wasting my time. Once I kept playing past episode 4 the story became even more confusing. I watched the ending and was completely lost. I had no clue what was going on.
Please, explain the ending to me. I didn't mean to offend anyone when I said I hated Alan Wake but I would still like to know what was going on all this time.