Summary: A decent single player game. Voice-acting is solid and the Cheshire Cat is perhaps the most memorable character. The protagonist, Alice is difficult to forma connection with at any point in the game. The gameplay is highly repetitive. Gameplay is also very linear.
Summary: You got it. This game feels like a classic even though the poppin' visuals let you know it's current gen. If you're a Mario/Crash/God of War/DMC type of kid, shred these levels. They're not insanely hard, but they do keep you on your toes and look super legit and unique from level to level. For you new vs. used peeps.... You can totally get this used. I know the new comes with the first game -- which is why I bought it -- but the age on it shows and it feels clunky.
Summary: Three stars may not seem like alot if I could I'd rate it 3.5 real short from being great. What is great is the imagination within it that is brought to life. The imaginative charachters not to mention the most impressive the dark atmosphere of the game, which I get enjoyment out of sometimes more than playing the actual game.
A Competent Game Which Could Have Been Better With More Polish
Mr.Chunky Monkey, Amazon
24 February 2012
Summary: Alice: Madness Returns is an unusual game that you will either love or hate. As is the case with many games, the first three or four levels are really well done and impressive. It kind of starts to become less interesting afterwards. Spicy Horse, the developer behind the game seems to have tried to make a variety of very different levels that would appear like visiting a different world every time. The good thing is some of them turned out really well.
Summary: I'm generally a PC or Nintendo gamer myself. I played the original Alice game for PC and fell in love with it. It's one of my favourite games of all time (Note: you get a free download of it for xbox when you buy a new copy of Madness Returns. I can't say how fun it is compared to playing it on PC, but it's another nice freebie. Personally I'm lost without a mouse and keyboard, I never got the hang of trying to aim weapons with a control stick).
Summary: the graphics are good and the levels are imaginative, the combat is slightly repetitive but thats ok the story is pretty demented even by my numbed by south park standards. I'd say this one is more of a rental and it comes with the original american mcgee's alice which is a big plus you can play the first(which i reccomend) then jump right where the first leaves off. All in all not terrible but not the best platformer ever.
Summary: So far I got to chapter 3, but I think Im just going to stop playing it. I had high hopes for this game, but it really isn't that great. I will just mention some points that other people have already pointed out: - Repetitive: Kill enemies, Jump, double jump over platforms, pull lever or pull chain, go to next zone, repeat. You can pretty much resume the game like that. It gets old fast.