Summary: I should've been suspicious when a game that was $40 a short time ago was $7.48 the other day at Target. In reality, I think at $7.48 it's overpriced. The controls are awful. It's as if the developers have never actually played an action game before. The camera motion is even worse. If you switch into first-person view, you'll be automatically switched to third-person before very long.
Summary: First and most important reason why I bought this game, was for the great looking graphics and interesting storyline Alone in the Dark series used to have in earlier times. Pherphaps I was terribly wrong with this new Atari release. Its simply a very dissapointing game. Making you extremely bored within 10 minutes of playing it. Storyline is way to boring, controls are somewhat messy and character interaction with the enviroment and enemies is way to pathetic.
The Great Escape - An enjoyable game, but not as good as the film
24 August 2011
Excerpt: The Great Escape is a game developed by Pivotal Games for the PC in 2003 based on the 1963 movie of the same name. The film is about a group of Allied prisoners of war who attempt to escape a German POW camp in World War 2. The game is loosely based upon the film with some missions borrowed straight from the film and others completely invented.
Pros: Entertaining, good graphics and gameplay
Cons: Not outstanding, not very faithful to the film
Excerpt: A video game that can be run on the Windows Vista / XP platform on your PC, Alone In The Dark (PC) can be played by those above 15 years of age. The main story revolves around bizarre and sinister happenings in the Central park, the heart of New York that has remained unaffected by the changes all around.
Conclusion: If you are shallow enough to think that visuals actually matter, then buy this game, it does looks lovely. If on the other hand you enjoy the game play more than the eye candy, then steer clear. The story becomes quite obvious within the first few levels (if you read the emails) and the acting is woeful.
Conclusion: this game could have been great. its so flawed from the weird controls you can tell its a port from the 360. it plays better with a 360 pad. its really buggy in parts chapter 2 is very frustrating. i hope they release a patch to sort out the bugs also a better check ponit system would be good. mind you the fire is pretty. would be better value at Â£10.there are so many other great games out there that deserve your cash this is not one of them.
Conclusion: Only played this game a few times- tried to get used to the way the character can move but just ended up getting frustrated. I was really was looking forward to this game but for me the limited movement of the character sucked and ruined it - if I wanted a games console style game I would go and buy a games console!
Excerpt: I was recommended this game by a friend, who rated it highly. Unfortunately my views are not quite the same. Although the game does come with a huge chunky manual, it proved not to be much help for this confusing game. One problem is that many of the features are ambiguous; for instance, some of the time finishing a turn has to be done manually, but other times it is done for you.
Excerpt: I bought this game expecting something rather special given the reputation of the Civilisation games. I should point out that having never played 'Civ' I came to this with a very open mind. The graphics were a little blocky and cumbersome but that was to be expected in this kind of game. I played the game through, over a period of around 30 hours (with the odd break of course!