Controlls are frustrating, the driving is extremely weak, You start out putting out fires in the dark and knocking down doors with a fire extinguisher<--lame. the characters are robotically animated and irritating. When you kill an enemy you have to drag them into the fire which is insanely frustrating--you may have to play it to understand..you can only turn a half inch to the left or right with the body in your hand so you have to reposition yourself over and over untill you burn the dawgone body and it takes too long. When you go in a car you can look in the visor of the drivers side and have to get completely out and walk around to be in the passenger seat to look in the glove box! I tried to give this game a chance but it just drove me crazy
Funny how this game was the starter for all things horror when it came to video games. And now it struggled oh so much to get back on that perch. The multi platform release was disastrous with many bugs. The PS3 version is the elite version with most bugs taken care of,. Story is driven and the setting as a dvd where you could see what happened before like in chapters is actually amazing.
Alone in the dark is pretty much just another horror genre game. The story of this game I must say is rather gripping and will leave you on the edge of your seat from the beginning till the very end. One of the features about this game which rather annoys me is the ability to "Fast Forward" through chapters. You can literally put the game in and beat this game in less than 5 minutes. As a hardcore gamer this rather annoys me. Why do I want to play this game all the way through(Which I did in less than 6 hours game play) with some of the most annoying controls ever (EXAMPLE-To attack you have to lock on to the target with L1, move the right thumb stick down to up or left to right, repeat) when I can just skip to the ending. I must say that I am glad I did not give up on this one and played it out even though at times I just wanted 2 scream due to the horror of the controls. The darkness of the graphics bring out the feel of the game. Graphics=8, Controls/Movement=2, Story=8, Sounds/Music=7, Fun Factor=3, Replay Value=2 . OVERALL=5(Worth a play if you do not have something better in your game Q.)