Excerpt: Way back in 2000 there was a game called American McGee's Alice released for PC. It was one of those titles that flew under the radar of most people, but at the same time managed to garner quite a cult following over the years.
Conclusion: But if your looking for a decent platformer to hold you over for a few days, check this game out. I loved Alice and all her insane thoughts. I'd reccomend it to anyone who's looking for something a little different. I was really hoping for more of a story, but we all can't get what we want.
Excerpt: The original American McGee’s Alice was a twisted turn on Alice in Wonderland, where institutionalised young Alice Liddell descends into a mental world of her favourite book after witnessing her parents die in a housefire.
Excerpt: The twisted version of Wonderland presented in Alice: Madness Returns is easily the game's greatest asset. Environments are simultaneously whimsical and grotesque, and American McGee's Spicy Horse studio is to be commended for achieving such a feat.
Excerpt: Despite some problematic platforming and a tendency towards tedium, Alice: Madness Returns is a worthy follow-up to the original. It also stands on its own as an enjoyable action-platformer with a twisted story and gorgeous visual design, so even if you have no experience with the original game, it...
Excerpt: I'm not sure I should like Alice: Madness Returns as much as I do. Spicy Horse's Xbox 360, PS3 and PC follow-up to 2000's original twisted tale at times feels a few months of QA Testing away from release, graphically struggling to compete with anything that's hit stores in the last two years, and...
Conclusion: Alice: Madness Returns is a delightful diversion from the norm. The platforming is entertaining and the combat is great. While it outstays its welcome in the game mechanic department, the visuals never let up. It proves that art outshines the greatest graphical technique.
Alice Madness Returns: PhysX and 3D Vision Tested on all NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series Video Cards
Hi Tech Legion
3 August 2011
Excerpt: Alice Madness Returns: PhysX and 3D Vision Tested on all NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series Video Cards Written by Ron Perillo -crowTrobot- Wednesday, 03 August 2011 00:00 1. Alice Madness Returns: PhysX and 3D Vision Tested on all NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series Video Cards 2. Game Features 3.
Excerpt: I admit it. I've got a bit of a weak spot for Alice in Wonderland . Something about the concept of being lost in a hallucinogenic, psycho-spawned landscape clicks with me, and whenever someone has a new interpretation of the original material, my interest never fails to pique.
Pros: Fantastic art direction and a horrifically surreal tone.
Cons: Breaking "crates" and tracking down meaningless collectibles? So '90s.
Summary: A distinctive impression was left on me after playing . While some games are memorable for getting my adrenaline pumping in the midst of a particularly narrow fight, the memory I will retain from playing Alice was predominantly about getting inside her head.