Excerpt: Alice Liddell was good friends with Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Rev. Dodgson enjoyed the company of young children and, with the permission of their parents, would take groups of them on boating trips and picnics in and around the grounds of Cambridge University. It was on one of these outings that Rev. Dodgson made up a story about Alice and her adventures while following a white rabbit down its hole.
Excerpt: Published by: EA Games Developed by: Rogue Entertainment ESRB: Mature System Requirements Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME (Windows NT and Windows 2000 are not supported) 400 MHz AMD K6-2 or Intel Pentium II processor 64 MB RAM 4x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive 580 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for Windows swap-file and DirectX installation) 16 MB OpenGL capable video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver DirectX 7.0...
Excerpt: I bet that most of us still remember the story of Alice In Wonderland from when we were a kid, and wondered at how magical and surreal this story was. So kind of game American McGee's Alice is? Alice is a 3rd-person action/adventure shooter utilizing an enhanced version of the Q3A game engine. The game will pull you in with it's fascinating storyline, nightmarish levels, evil atmosphere, bizarre worlds with atmospheric music and sounds.
Excerpt: Hear that? That’s the sound of my jaw hitting the floor when I first started to play Alice . Hear that ? That’s the sound of me not bothering to pick it up any more, hours into the game. The art direction of Alice is beyond good -- it’s phenomenal. Wonderland is Wonderland, not some namby-pamby computer rendition of the place. The place is alive -- alive with color, alive with characters, alive with sound.
Summary: Please go get American McGee's Alice right now. With some of the best levels, graphics, music, and sounds in any game, we can overlook the lack of multiplayer and somewhat repetitive and difficult combat system. You will seriously want to keep playing to check out the next level. A very engaging Wonderland makes American McGee's Alice one of the best games on the et. Don't let the Queen of Hearts's reign of terror last any longer.
Excerpt: Once upon a looking glass and down a rabbit hole, Lewis Caroll wrote the books "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass." Since then, there has been much controversy on what Alice was really about. A short while ago, a twisted man named American McGee released a new chapter to the Wonderland Series. But this chapter only adds more confusion to the already muddled world of Wonderland.
Conclusion: The positives on this game are astounding - the levels are detailed and look like a balance between reality and the inherent insanity that is Wonderland. More importantly, because of the high system requirements for the game it has stability at higher resolutions even on a computer barely above the minimum system requirements.
Excerpt: I'm sure a lot of you loyal readers out there are wondering, "Who is American McGee? Is his first name really American?" To answer those questions, American McGee is an ex-id Software member who left to start this project in 1998 after mapping levels for Doom2, Quake, and Quake2. His first name is really American. Another question you might ask is "Why did he attach his name to a game, who the hell does he think he is?
Excerpt: It isn't a huge secret that Lewis Carroll's Wonderland books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, have a dark subtext of insanity and violence. Since 1907, the year the copyright lapsed, various artists have freely retold Carroll's fable while elaborating on the story's intrinsic darkness.