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Let me start by saying this game is currently getting unfair reviews. If your a fan of great action sequences, strategy puzzles, and new game play elements then this is a game you should try. I Give it 7.5-8.
THE BAD: The only huge flaw in this game is the controls. Players new to gaming or new to games of this nature (i.e- Resident Evil type) will more than likely not like this game. The buttons feel out of place and do not flow naturally. Every time you shoot you have to zoom in to first person and then back out again when you are done. The whole first and most of the second episode are basically the tutorial phase of the game and are the most difficult to get through. Most of the negative reviews for this game come from people who have not made it past the first two episodes. The control scheme is that complex that it takes about two episodes to see and try everything. There are also different controls from when you go from third person to first person. The game also has a few glitches, mainly in the driving sequences, but no more than most other games. The storyline is nothing spectacular or epic but it drives the game along fairly smooth.
THE GOOD: This game is visual gorgeous to look at. Enemies are very detailed and drawn out. There AI is well above par and at time will have you running looking for ammo and weapons because they out smarted you. The game also plays and feels like an action / horror film. Even the load screens play like you are watching a episode of 24 or Lost. The game has more than a few moments where you will be like WTH just happen (in a good way). AITD offers so many new and intriguing game play element that if you stick it out, you can't help but be entertained. The combination of weapons you can create based on your inventory is amazing.
BOTTOM LINE: If your a fan of survival horror and are not intimidated by a complex control scheme and glitched driving sequences then this game is for you. Also RENT over Buy (no replay val
posted by EKGProductions (MANALAPAN, NJ) Jun 22, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Alone in the Dark is a game that will frustrate many people. It is a revolutionary game. A game that pushes the boundaries in more ways than one. And when you push boundaries and try to revolutionize, you're bound to upset a few people. That is Alone in the Dark in a nutshell. It's a game that tries to to so many new things, and in the process, ends up a marvelous game with a lot of faults.
Whether or not you will enjoy this game depends on one thing and only one thing. Can you look past faults? That's the only question you need to ask yourself. Many gamers can't. They demand perfection, and when they don't get it, they throw their hands in the air and give up. Other gamers, like myself, can easily look past a games faults in order to enjoy its pleasures.
I was easily able to look past some incredibly frustrating driving sequences. I was able to look past a wonky camera. I was able to look past some unpolished edges in order to enjoy the game as a whole. By ignoring those things, I was able to appreciate what this game was trying to do.
It does so much. It isn't just a standard shooter or survival horror game. It is an action game. It is an adventure game. It is a shooter, an RPG, and even an open world game. It's about resource management, conserving ammo, and keeping your wits about you.
One minute you are hanging from a building trying to climb back up to the top of the collapsing structure, and the next you are racing through central park running down all the bad guys. One minute you are solving a puzzle to figure out how to open a door, the next you are using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire that is blocking your exit.
There is so much variety in this game, and THAT is why I love it. You are always seeing and doing something new. And since there is so much stuff packed into this game, you are going to have to deal with a lack of polish throughout. However, like I said, if you can look past that, you will be rewarded with a fantastic gam
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I think this is possibly one of the best games I have played. With a very creepy feel, brilliant story and
enviroment that as a NY'er I can attest to is flawless. I remember playing it when you are running/driving through Central Park, and saying I've been there, and I know that spot.
The controls are a bit sticky though and that I believe is the reason why so many reviewers have not been too kind. But, if you want a good challenge DO rent this masterpiece