posted by profkilljoy7z (WINTER PARK, FL) Oct 4, 2014
Member since Jan 2012
I adore this game. It is a beautiful throwback to the old days of gaming where you weren't thrown into an open world told "Go do stuff now". When it was exciting just to get to see the next sight the game has in store. This game is aesthetically breathtaking.
The gameplay is generally tight, and there are plenty of things to collect and look for. Above all it is a platformer straight out. A lot of jumping from perilous (Usually moving) surface to the next, and solving puzzles. But with a decent fighting mechanic thrown in. The enemies aren't overly repeated through all levels. Each has it's own hazards to kill (With a few general enemies peppered throughout).
The voice acting is it's lowest point. While not terrible, it isn't good either. But doesn't destroy the game or make it unbearable.
I feel this game got mostly overlooked because of it's drastic weirdness and darkness. But I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it.
I've played one of these "dark" Alice's way back in the day on my old pc. I liked jumping back into the twisted tale again to see how it evolved over the years. For me, the graphics we just "ok" and the storyline was entertaining enough to keep me through to the end. It was surprisingly easy even in hard mode and I think it lacked a wide variety of enemies. You see the same ones over and over again throughout the entire game.
One thing that frustrated me more than anything was that as you proceeded through a chapter there was no going back. There are tons of collectibles and hidden stuff to find. You would come to a Y in the road and as you peek around the corner a door would shut behind you and so much for trying the other path. This played out over and over again throughout the game. You could always restart a chapter but who wants to keep doing that. I eventually gave up on trying to find everything. By the end of the game I had already upgraded all of my weapons to the max so collecting teeth didn't matter much for me anymore anyways.
All in all it was a decent play but it could have had some improvements. The fighting was fun but not all that gory. I think the only reason it got an M for mature was the drop of the f bomb once and some dialogue with a madam. Go into it expecting some cute, cartooney mayhem.