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Alone in the Dark

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GF Rating
4.8

6421 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Don't waste your money.

posted by lordkor (MANAHAWKIN, NJ) Jun 28, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Mar 2008

I looked forward to this game, glad I didn't buy it just wasted rental money on it. The only thing that might be good are the graphics, everything else seems rushed and half-baked. The control scheme is terrible. Trying to fine tune your movement is impossible, turning or aiming isn't very smooth. There is also a horrible collision problem. More than once my character was either stuck on an NPC or an object. I also died several times because and NPC touched me and I suddenly warped a few yards away sometimes into a hazard. Also my car often got stuck on another car if I landed on it, it clipped through and I couldn't use either car. Inventory selection is awful, at least they could have used a Resident Evil type system instead of carrying stuff in your jacket and having to cycle through everything. The battle system, although they tried to be original, is downright terrible. I'd rather just click a button or pull a trigger to attack, rather than fuss around with the thumb stick to swing a weapon. This is terribly irritating especially when you fight more than one monster. It's also very predictable. If you cross a ledge or climb a rope, 90% of the time something either attacks you or you need to dodge falling objects. It get's stale real fast and reminds me of a cheap Tomb Raider clone. Objectives aren't always clear, and you'll find yourself dying and repeating the same part over and over again until you figure out what to do. The number of items you can carry is very limited, and you pick up items that you can't throw away which further reduces your carrying capacity. I mostly compared this to Resident Evil 4 as far as game play goes. If anything, I recommend renting if you just HAVE to try it.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Game was not what I expected

posted by Mattsusa (AUSTIN, TX) Jun 28, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

The game at the start was extremely boring and made me feel very bored, plus there was no online play (obviously) to get out of the boredom.

If you are an online fan, dont get it. If you like to be bored get it.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Camera issues

posted by ebook32 (LOS ANGELES, CA) Jun 28, 2008

Top Reviewer

Member since Dec 2007

The game is fun to play my only issue is the camera angles which can be a drag the shooting could use a little work as well, but other than that I only recommend renting the game unless your big fan of resident evil, silent hill etc.

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