Conclusion: There’s a lot to like with Alice: Madness Returns, but regretfully there is more that needs work to make it even more likable. Had this had a few more months to stew in beta and the release date pushed back into the holiday season then maybe these little things (camera, AI and repetitive enemies) could have been worked out. As it is, the game is a little broken, but certainly not as severely as the main character.
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Excerpt: Welcome to Wonderland. Population:Demented Here’s a question for the parents amongst you, especially those with teenagers. If you were given a chance to delve into your adolescent child’s psyche, would you do it? On one hand, you could stop coating your face in honey and attempting to stick it to their friends pelvises and find out what would truly embarrass your kid.
Pros: A fresh if grisly take on the classic Wonderland, Filled to the brim with imaginative locales and weapons
Cons: Slightly dull combat, Even dulled platforming sections
Conclusion: The Short Version: No amount of trippy visuals can disguise the stolid, conventional and uninspired gameplay that Alice: Madness Returns brings to the tea party. Tight combat and excellent value ensure that American McGee's latest yarn can't be ignored out of hand, but at the end of the day, you've played this game a thousand times before.
Pros: Excellent visuals and art style, Great value for money in terms of raw quantity, Tight combat
Cons: Weak platforming, Terrible level design, Ultimately a boring, dull, derivative, padded and tame experience
Summary: Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie non è solo una favola per bambini: è una storia scritta per Alice Liddell, l'Alice della realtà, i cui significati nascosti si perdono nella memoria dell'autore Lewis Carroll. Un racconto che nasconde una profonda rete di significati, in cui ogni personaggio rappresenta un caso clinico perfettamente analizzabile dal punto di vista psicopatologo.
Pros: Ottimo design di personaggi e ambientazioni, Immediato, A tratti divertente
Cons: Gameplay non originale, Poteva essere rifinito meglio in alcune cose
Excerpt: Alice i underlandet är som en feberdröm på syra och det är kanske just därför som boken blivit så populär och influerat så många. Själv tycker jag det är härligt att återse Alice i spelform och även om detta, eller föregångaren, nog inte var vad Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Caroll) hade i åtanke när han skrev boken, är det svårt att tänka sig någon bättre miljö för barnbokshjältinnan.