I loved this game with a passion! The graphics weren't perfect, but anyone who measures game quality by graphics can go die in a hole, cuz you're shallow and no one likes you. The gameplay was spectacular, the enemies were demented and macabre as anything I've seen, and I took the time to beat it on nightmare difficulty (easy with the classic dress). The game becomes twice as amazing when you get the 2 dollar dress and weapon pack! I played and beat the game time and time again, and even when I returned it, I still wanted more Alice. Spicy horse For The Win!!!
Pros: Great story, combat works really well, general audio is good Cons: THE PLATFORMING. MY GOD, THIS ENTIRE GAME IS PLATFORMING. I wish that Alice: Madness Returns would actually contain more action rather than platforming. I'd like to compare this to another hack and slash that I really like...
Comparison to: Darksiders Darksiders was a very well made hack and slash. What made it good was the action and the story. Sure, there was some platforming. But Alice OVERDID IT. Way too much.
Summary If you like hack and slashes but hate puzzles and platforming, don't try this game. If you don't mind it, GET THIS GAME. Everything that makes a good hack and slash is here.