Reviews and Problems with Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare ...
25 May 2012
Summary: Before Jill became the master of unlocking there was Edward Carnby, the unlucky hero of Alone in the Dark. Unfortunately, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare doesn't hold a candle next to Resident Evil. I am thoroughly impressed with the game's visuals, right down to the creepy figures you only see in the split-second flash of lightning. Sadly, the rest of the game's mechanics hurt the enjoyment a decade later.
Excerpt: It's Survival Horror in your pocket, and oh buddy, are you in for a surprise! Yeah, I looked at the screenshots too, and I thought they were nice for cut-scenes, but little did I know I was looking at actual in-game action shots! The giveaways are the little icons you'll see on some screenshots that show it really is you moving the character (Carnby) around in these excellent and detailed environments.
Excerpt: Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare is a simple enough game. You play Edward Carnby, who is apparently in the business of artifacts and monsters. One day a female archaeologist named Aline Cedrac telephones him to inform him that his partner, one Charles Fiske, has been apparently murdered while trying to recover a statue from Shadow Island. Aline informs Carnby that she has a "flying boat" which can take them to the island.
Excerpt: Say the words "Alone in the Dark" to a long-time PC gamer, stand back, and watch 'em rave. The granddaddy of horror games (the original Alone in the Dark hit PCs well before the PlayStation was a twinkle in Sony's eye) returns to the scene with a new storyline, a new playable character, and backed by the sheer graphical might of the Dreamcast.