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I Am Alive

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Overall 8
8.0

I am Alive Review

PlayDevil
24 May 2012
  • Summary: " I Am Alive " is a victim of itself. There is a constant pull between the world of realistic combat with limited resources and more traditional game elements someone clearly thought were necessary to make it more accessible. Perhaps part of the problem is the I Am Alive’s long development.
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Overall 7
7.1
Gameplay 7
7.0
Looks 8
8.0

I Am Alive (X360) - Review

VGChartz
1 May 2012
  • Excerpt: When I Am Alive was first revealed four years ago, we were promised a game that would revolve around survival after a natural disaster. That was the vision the developers at Darkworks had, but they left the project in 2010. I Am Alive was then handed to Ubisoft Shanghai, who decided to rebuild the game with a slightly different vision, resulting in a game with a solid foundation and fascinating ideas.
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: I Am Alive

New Gamer Nation
17 April 2012
  • Conclusion: This game is well worth the 1200 ms points. Its not afraid to be different and offer a more survivalist spin on the post-apocalyptic genre, and is also a definite buy for gamers who appreciate the old-school survival genre. So if you’re looking for this to be more like Fallout , its definitely not the title for you.
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Overall 8
8.2

I Am Alive: Intense, thrilling, and a little boring, all at the same time (review)

VentureBeat
8 April 2012
  • Conclusion: My friends have been asking me how this game is, and I tell them all the same thing: “It’s not fantastic, but you’ve got to experience it.” Not fantastic because, technically speaking, I Am Alive has some clumsy controls (where you can’t always get your character to do exactly what you want him to do), with some long, repetitive bits. But in a time when most games want to baby us with giant “go here!
  • Pros: I Am Alive is 100% raw, gritty survival. You won’t find any zombies or evil corporations here (even if one were behind this mysterious civilization-ending “event,” it’s nothing that the game explores). Lack of basic resources, suffocating dust, and common street thugs are your biggest threats. As you roam the desolate, hazy streets looking for hints of your missing wife and daughter, you must grab what few supplies you can. A bottle of fresh water, a sealed can of foo...
  • Cons: A desolate city leads to desolate action. Even though the hostile climate is itself an enemy, slowly draining you of valuable stamina in the thicker-dust sections, some of the levels are just too lengthy. The game will force you to do some backtracking, which is annoying (but still keeping with the “realistic” vibe), but at the same time (and rather inconsistently), it will also let you skip a lot of retracing your steps, too. The thick fog, limited visibility, muted ...
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Overall 8
7.8

I Am Alive

ActionTrip
6 April 2012
  • Conclusion: It's a shame 'I Am Alive' didn't end up being a triple-A game, because there are some pretty cool and unique concepts here that actually work and are quite entertaining. Granted, the controls may need some tweaking and the AI isn't as smart as it could've been. These are clearly symptoms of a halted game project that was suddenly revived and fast forwarded at some point to make the new deadline. Nonetheless, I cannot deny that I've enjoyed this game.
  • Pros: Surviving is fun in this game, we enjoyed the post-apocalyptic setting, characters and the twist in the combat mechanics;
  • Cons: Gets frustrating after a while thanks to a lot of trial and error, certain gameplay elements tend to ruin the experience.
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Overall 8
7.8

I Am Alive

ActionTrip
6 April 2012
  • Conclusion: It's a shame 'I Am Alive' didn't end up being a triple-A game, because there are some pretty cool and unique concepts here that actually work and are quite entertaining. Granted, the controls may need some tweaking and the AI isn't as smart as it could've been. These are clearly symptoms of a halted game project that was suddenly revived and fast forwarded at some point to make the new deadline. Nonetheless, I cannot deny that I've enjoyed this game.
  • Pros: Surviving is fun in this game, we enjoyed the post-apocalyptic setting, characters and the twist in the combat mechanics;
  • Cons: Gets frustrating after a while thanks to a lot of trial and error, certain gameplay elements tend to ruin the experience.
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Overall 8
8.0

I Am Alive (XBLA, PSN)

consolecreatures.com
14 March 2012
  • Conclusion: I think that I am Alive is a great, well-balanced, well-made XBL games, and that it truly is in the top-tier of games available on Xbox live. It has original gameplay facets and a raw post-apocalyptic atmosphere that come together to form a challenging survival-based action-platformer package. I would advise those who don't like difficult and/or stressful games to skip this one, because it has an ample supply of difficulty and tension...
  • Pros: For an Xbox Live Arcade game, the graphics are pretty nice... Still a little out-of-date when you consider the graphics of major console releases, but I feel that the game's art direction more than makes up for it. The protagonist moves through a world choked by dust and rocked by earthquakes; buildings are worn-out husks with jagged edges that have been eroded by the harsh environment, sticking out of the dusty fog like tombstones. Everything but valuable items and c...
  • Cons: Maybe I'm a spoiled gamer for saying this, but I am Alive is HARSH if you run out of a certain kind of item. I don't mind having a retry system for when you die; in fact I kind of like it, because if I'm given constant checkpoints I can't help but abuse them. But if you run out of stamina, health, or offence-preserving items you can easily be forced to restart the entire episode you just worked so hard to progress in. The easiest way for this to happen is being overze...
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Overall 8
8.0

I Am Alive Review

ztgd.com
8 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I Am Alive is still a great game despite these inadequacies. The sheer sense of survival and dread at the world are unparalleled. It is definitely an emotional game, dragging out the depressing...
  • Pros: + The atmosphere, + Encounters with survivors, + Platforming is top-notch
  • Cons: Retry system can be frustrating, Glitches do popup on occasion
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Overall 7
7.0

I Am Alive

BioGamer Girl
7 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I Am Alive tells a depressing tale of a man searching for his missing family a year after The Event has nearly destroyed the world. As the man explores his hometown of Haventon in search of his family, we are told a good portion of the game's story through the narrative exploits captured on camera. This was an interesting design choice that really helps the story hit home, as you realize this seemingly ordinary man would do anything to be with his family once again.
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Overall 8
7.5

I Am Alive

Total Xbox
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: We’ve seen our share of post-apocalyptic Xbox games, but I Am Alive is different. Darker. Its stark vision of life after an unnamed catastrophe is bleaker than what we’re used to in jaunts like Fallout 3 and Enslaved , and more akin to books like The Road or old-school nuclear-war flicks à la The Day After . This morbidity makes for an absorbing action/adventure…if one that doesn’t quite match its creators' ambitions.
  • Pros: + Stark post-apocalyptic world — visually and thematically., + Climbing, exploration, and combat offer some tense moments...
  • Cons: ? What’s with the vague ending? We hoped for a lot more closure in the main story.
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