Reviews and Problems with Alone in the Dark: Inferno
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The innovative features does not make up for frustrating controls and the embarrassingly bad story and dialogues.
7 December 2010
Conclusion: Overall, Alone in the Dark: Inferno is a game that could have been something really good but unfortunately it tries to bite of far more than it can chew and falls flat. If Atari is ever to make a sequel I sincerely hope they spend time and effort to polish and refine this, after all, promising concept.
Pros: In most survival-horror games your main method of fending of the monsters are to find weapons such as pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers etc which all magically fit into your pockets. Not so in AITD: Inferno. Here, the main way of defence is not spelled firearms but.... Fire! You see, all the hellish creatures are highly sensitive to fire (funny, huh? You'd think that they, of all the nasty monsters in the universe, should be able to stand a little heat:)) and fire come...
Cons: Sadly, there's far more things to dislike than like about this game. The biggest flaw of this game is without doubt it's story. It's an illogical and disconnected mess of cliches, such as a protagonist suffering from amnesia, an ancient stone with evil powers, a satanist sect and the knights templar. Sure, cliches can be good if they are used effectively but they certainly aren't here. The main problem , I think, is that instead of focusing on the horror-aspect, the d...
Summary: Filled with glitches. Poor story, not so good controls. EASY trophies. There will be many times during your game play that you will encounter glitches that prevent you from pursuing you goal, almost as bad as Terminator Salvation, but not quite as bad...
Conclusion: I originally played the demo and wasnt overy impressed, not very scary, clunky controls. And deserved the ratings that IGN and gamespot ratings. But i borrowed the game from a friend, and was amazed at the change from the demo, to the full game, none, well no major difference. If i were you, id buy Dead Space for the same price, which is way better.
Conclusion: I am a big fan of horror games and just found this was really lacking something. The gameplay wasn't that enticing, graphics are poor, and it doesn't seem that challenging. If you're still tempted or finding yourself curious...wait till it's really cheap first... or as other reviewers have said, rent it.
Excerpt: Pas vraiment emballé par ce jeu qui fait vraiment daté et présente quelques problèmes de gameplay. À réserver aux inconditionnels d'alone in the dark ou de survival horror, aux gamers qui enchaînent les jeux, ou aux nostalgiques de la ps2 ;-).