The Alone in the Dark game makes a return to the gaming world, but will the latest nightmare be...a nightmare?
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You look great: The story of AitD revolves again around supernatural investigator Edward Carnby, who is still alive, well and oddly young-looking even though he is more then 100 years old. This is one of the plot drivers that give you something to go on for, why is Edward still young, even though he is 100 years old?Even though the story is decent, the gameplay isn't by any degree. The gameplay in AitD is constantly buggy, broken and just bad.
But don't move so well: While the game looks pretty good, with a creepy and foggy atmosphere, as well as some good art design and clean graphics, the gameplay kills all of those strengths.The gameplay is nowhere near the level of greatness that the trailers made it out to be. The game revolves around being incredibly interactive, which it does well, allowing you to pick up any chair, table, or anything really and use it as a weapon. The game is quite dark, and you will have a lot of trouble just seeing your way through the game. The gameplay is buggy, with odd occurrences popping up all over the entire game. The driving sequences also follow in the trend of mediocrity, with horrid and boring driving that doesn't compare to the developer's last game Test Drive Unlimited. When you have one of these objects (most of them flammable) you will have to improvise with everything in your jacket to create weapons and bombs. You can only hold so much in your jacket, and your inventory is navigated through it. You have to open your jacket to access your items, which can range from hairspray and a lighter (a useful flamethrower) to flares and some tape (an enemy distraction.) This element sounds interesting on paper, but in AitD, when you have to access your inventory, your view is obstructed, but the world around you moves on. This can cause a large number of cheep deaths, simply because you wanted to equip your weapon.
Beware, flammable: The enemies in AitD are terrifying and the atmosphere of the game maintains an overall creepy feel and offers up a lot of cheep scares that will make you mess your pants often.While the enemies look good, they are incredibly difficult. Most of the enemies can only be defeated with fire, and should you hit a dry spell with fire, you will be doomed to constant death and running.
Rent vs. Buy: Alone in the Dark looks pretty nice, with some nice graphics and creepy environments, but the gameplay hinders it beyond repair. The gameplay is constantly buggy, and the enemies are way too hard for anyone. Overall, the game is sub-par and just doesn't do much anything right.
Alone in the Dark looks pretty nice, with some nice graphics and creepy environments, but the gameplay hinders it beyond repair. The gameplay is constantly buggy, and the enemies are way too hard for anyone. Overall, the game is sub-par and just doesn't do much anything right.
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