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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: I had mixed expectations when I came to Alone in the Dark. As one of the few games based around HP Lovecraft's mythos, I was quite keen, but on the flip side, it's had such poor reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect.
Summary: I really wanted to liem this game, the story looks good and the game is atmospheric but sadly its just another console port where the developers couldn't be bothered to make the controls work on the PC.
Summary: As a long time 'AITD' fan (I played through the first three games several times, all those years ago) I was hoping that this resurrection would banish the memory of 'The New Nightmare'. Sadly it was not to be. Firstly, the good points. The game is very atmospheric, and has some fresh ideas.
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.
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.