Excerpt: To many the 360 version of Alone in the Dark was a disappointment, with control issues being the primary aspect that they found got in the way of their fun. For this PS3 version, Eden Studios have been given a rare second chance, to perhaps make the game that they wanted to the first time round.
Summary: Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.
Thanks to some key improvements, Alone in the Dark: Inferno is a more playable, more satisfying version of this unique adventure.
5 December 2008
Summary: When Alone in the Dark came out for the Xbox 360 about five months ago, its dramatic story and unique gameplay mechanics were hobbled by its pervasive technical shortcomings. For the PlayStation 3 release, the developer has made a number of improvements that make the game much less frustrating, and...
Pros: Controls significantly improved over Xbox 360 version, Abundant opportunities for clever item use, Dramatic moments pack a punch, Bucks many action adventure conventions, May encourage pyromania
Cons: Some lingering control issues whether you're on foot or behind the wheel, Riddled with visual inconsistencies, May encourage pyromania
If you can endure some vexing technical flaws, Alone in the Dark can be a clever, satisfying adventure.
26 June 2008
Summary: Playing through Alone in the Dark, you begin to feel a creeping sensation that something is not quite right. This unease is not born of the dark, sinister plot or engendered by your unholy, malevolent foes; rather, it is spawned from the sizable rift between the game's celestial aspirations and...
Pros: Abundant opportunities for clever item use, Dramatic moments pack a punch, Bucks many action adventure game conventions, May encourage pyromania
Cons: Control issues whether you're on foot or behind the wheel, Riddled with visual inconsistencies, May encourage pyromania
Excerpt: A great addition to the series that shies away from the mindless killing-fest of other horror games on the market today, yet stays true to the atmospheric horror adventure of its roots. Great to play in the dark – if you dare.
Pros: A well paced horror that has some great visuals, interesting puzzles and edge-of-your-seat action sequences.
Cons: The controls feel a bit awkward at times and there is little replay value once you have completed the game.