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Review: Alpha Polaris (PC)

Diehard GameFAN
8 November 2011
  • Summary: Alpha Polaris is an old school horror adventure game in the same vein as Scratches , Shadow of the Comet , and Dark Fall . The emphasis is on storytelling and emphasis and it does a wonderful job of both. The game is very pretty for an adventure game and it makes tremendous use of the Wintermute engine. The slow burn and difficulty of the puzzles aren’t for everyone though, especially those used to a more action oriented gorefest.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alpha Polaris

Adventure Classic Gaming
10 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Alpha Polaris is a third-person point-and-click adventure game developed by independent Finnish game studio Turmoil Games. The player takes control of Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist who is stationed at an American oil research facility named Alpha Polaris that is located in the midst of the snowfields of Greenland. The horror themed story unfolds beneath an ion storm that brings with it a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

Adventure Gamers
24 June 2011
  • Conclusion: Alpha Polaris shows signs of being an independent studio’s first offering in terms of both scope and graphical limitations, but it’s still a commendable title. The environments may feel a bit flat at times, but the character portraits are a welcome visual touch. And while some puzzles feel too easy, others provide a good challenge, often with a different approach than the typical point-and-click inventory format.
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Overall 6
6.0

Alpha Polaris

Square-Go
6 January 2011
  • Excerpt: Everyone has a different idea of what makes a great horror game; whether it’s the jumps, the music or the gore. What no-one disagrees about is the isolation; we are at our most vulnerable when we are alone. Films have used this as a key theme for decades, and more recently, game series’ like Resident Evil and Dead Space have elevated this to all new heights. These games have taken all those movie influences and crystalized them into perfect forms.
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Overall 7
6.5

Expert Review

Game Channel Online
1 week ago
  • Conclusion: Szóval nyomozunk, beszélgetünk, sötét titkokra bukkanunk és egyebek. A kérdés az, mindezt hogyan sikerült tálalni a készítőknek. A végeredmény eléggé felemás lett, a történet eleje nehézkesen indul, és a főhősnél unalmasabb karakterrel már régen találkoztam játékban. Azonban az egyre sötétebbé váló sztori a játék második felére már szórakoztató is tud lenni.
  • Pros: Szövegfelismerős feladványokNéhol egész hangulatos
  • Cons: Elavult grafikaRövidKisebb programhibákUnalmas részek
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Ionensturm über Grönland

Gameswelt
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Das kommt davon, wenn man als erklärter Öko in einer auf Profit ausgelegten Öl-Forschungsstation arbeitet: Plötzlich träumt sich die gesamte Crew in den Wahnsinn und die ersten Mitarbeiter bringen sich um. Kann Rune Knudsen weiteres Unheil verhindern und durch das Lösen von Point-&-Click-Adventure-Rätseln sein eigenes Leben retten?
  • Pros: solides Rätsel-Design mit einigen guten Ansätzen, relativ interessante Charaktere
  • Cons: Spieler wird beim Rätsellösen zu oft und nahezu ohne Hinweise allein gelassen, altbackene Präsentation, viel zu kurz, Geschichte hört auf, bevor sie richtig anfängt
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Overall 6
6.0

Alpha Polaris

gamereality.org
18 December 2013
  • Excerpt: "Alpha Polaris on tuoreen suomalaisen peliporukan, Turmoil Gamesin ensimmäinen peli. Kyseessä on 2D-grafiikalla varustettu point & click seikkailupeli, joka on sovitettu kauhutunnelman keskelle. Alpha Polariksessa etenkin puzzlet ovat mallillaan -- asia joka on seikkailulle kuin seikkailulle tärkeä elementti -- mutta valitettavasti pelin liiallinen lyhyys suolaiseen hintalappuun nähden nakertaa pisteitä yhdessä muiden pikkupuutteiden kanssa.
  • Pros: + Pääosin loogiset ja osittain nokkelatkin puzzlet, + Ammattimainen ääninäyttely, + 2D-hahmot, + Maisemat toimivat, + Tunnelma paikoin varsin toimiva, + Käyttöliittymä
  • Cons: - Muutama puzzle turhankin vaikeita ratkaista, - 3D-hahmot, - Sivuhahmot jäävät liikaa paitsioon, - Hintaansa nähden todella lyhyt peli
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Overall 6
6.1
Gameplay 6
5.5
Graphics 5
5.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Replay value 4
4.0
Music 8
8.0

Alpha Polaris

bestgamer.ru
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Alpha Polaris – не плохая игра. Это уж точно не один из безыдейных кусков фекалий, которые мешками выгружаются на прилавки еженедельно. Наоборот, благодаря отлично поддерживаемому саспенсу вы пройдете её на одном дыхании, наплевав на плохой геймплей, графику и звук.
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Overall 7
7.0

Alpha Polaris - review

Eurogamer
18 August 2012
Overall 6
6.0

Alpha Polaris

games.mail.ru
13 December 2011
  • Summary: Если оценивать работу студии Turmoil Games, нужно признать, что, несмотря на ряд огрехов и, порой, неадекватную сложность, первый блин у них получился не комом. Авторы рассказали атмосферную, напряженную историю, насыщенную эмоциями и интересными загадками. Конечно, в идеале хотелось бы всего побольше: ужасов, персонажей и головоломок. Но тут главное, что мы увидели потенциал новой студии и поняли — финнам вполне по силам делать интересные проекты.
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