Excerpt: Infogrames' 1992 release of Alone in the Dark is among the first game titles in the survival horror genre and a likely influence for popular survival horror games of today such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
Excerpt: The birth of the survival horror game as we know it was in 1992 when the influential Alone In The Dark was released. This creepy adventure was one of the first games to show us full 3D rendered polygons and had you fighting to stay alive inside a haunted mansion.
Pros: Plenty of originality, Effective musical score, Previously on...
Cons: The story, A bit glitchy, Pacing of the action
Conclusion: There’s more, too, but it only belabors the truth of how disappointing this return to Alone in the Dark really is after all these years. Driving sequences are toiling exercises plagued by collision problems and bugs requiring multiple resets.
Excerpt: among our most anticipated games of 2008, simply because we loved the media and information we had seen at that point. Unfortunately, Atari delayed the PlayStation 3 version until later in the year, which meant we’d have to also delay our analysis of the promising survival/horror title.
Conclusion: I am at a loss as to what happened with Alone in the Dark . It takes new ideas and breaks them, manages to get even the most established clichés wrong, and is buggy and unfinished to boot. There is nothing to salvage here. Even the end, a face to face confrontation with Satan himself, is boring.
Conclusion: Valiantly tries out new ideas, but misses the forest for the trees.
Pros: The moments when a bomb made out of several household products actually takes out a room full of enemies in exactly the way you hoped it might.
Cons: You need access to the new inventory system, which has Edward opening his jacket and slowly poking around within, as if he's selling watches in Union Square. The health system, which has him looking down to spray wounds with disinfectant, fares slightly better.
Excerpt: The game Alone in the Dark is considered to be the grandfather of all action adventure games. Released in 1993, little do developer Infogrames and publisher I-Motion know that this title will someday inspire a whole new breed of computer games that combines action with adventure elements in a...