General impressions of Alone in the Dark.

#1 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -

I don't blame reviewers and gamers for completely demolishing this game with words and in some cases with their fists but I've got to be completely honest. Putting aside the atrocious, horrid, blinding driving physics, character controls, FPS aspects?! (which by the way was a complete joke) I had a hell of a run and enjoyed myself throughout, it was even the first game I scored 1000G on. Not to mention the Soundtrack which I enjoyed and still do on some occasions. 


Does anyone here agree with me? 
#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@MajesticOverlord said:
" I don't blame reviewers and gamers for completely demolishing this game with words and in some cases with their fists but I've got to be completely honest. Putting aside the atrocious, horrid, blinding driving physics, character controls, FPS aspects?! (which by the way was a complete joke) I had a hell of a run and enjoyed myself throughout, it was even the first game I scored 1000G on. Not to mention the Soundtrack which I enjoyed and still do on some occasions. 

Does anyone here agree with me? 
"
It had good ideas but where carried out poorly. Soundtrack might be the best part of the game. 
#3 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@The_Laughing_Man said:
" @MajesticOverlord said:
" I don't blame reviewers and gamers for completely demolishing this game with words and in some cases with their fists but I've got to be completely honest. Putting aside the atrocious, horrid, blinding driving physics, character controls, FPS aspects?! (which by the way was a complete joke) I had a hell of a run and enjoyed myself throughout, it was even the first game I scored 1000G on. Not to mention the Soundtrack which I enjoyed and still do on some occasions. 

Does anyone here agree with me? 
"
It had good ideas but where carried out poorly. Soundtrack might be the best part of the game.  "
Soundtrack was by far the best part along with some of the set pieces despite the gameplay ruining most  of them.
#4 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Interesting ideas, many of them poorly executed. They tried to fix some stuff with the PS3 version, shame the 360 never got a patch.

#5 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -

It's an absolute shame, especially when you take in to consideration the video diaries that the team had posted about how they were pouring their hearts into making the game... In all honestly it's a complete  embarrassment. 

#6 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@MajesticOverlord: I don't get the destroying with a fist reference?
#7 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -
@craigbo180 said:
" @MajesticOverlord: I don't get the destroying with a fist reference? "
Imagine the Alone in the Dark CD and then someone using their clenched fist to completely wreck it. 
#8 Posted by BombKareshi (996 posts) -
@MajesticOverlord: I agree with you.

Despite the crummy controls and some battles with the camera, I got one hell of a thrill from the game. It looks great and I found that it's amazingly fun to play. The soundtrack is epic and the story is... interesting.

Of course, I had to consider Edward Carnby (affectionately referred to as "Ed" by my sister and myself) a somewhat comedic character in the context of this game. Playing with gasoline and getting himself burned as he does, and speaking his own Latin  (I'm referring especially to such unintentionally humorous lines as "I don't have your stone, and fuck you anyway!").

I look forward to giving this gem another playthrough sometime.
#9 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -
@BombKareshi said:
" @MajesticOverlord: I agree with you.Despite the crummy controls and some battles with the camera, I got one hell of a thrill from the game. It looks great and I found that it's amazingly fun to play. The soundtrack is epic and the story is... interesting.Of course, I had to consider Edward Carnby (affectionately referred to as "Ed" by my sister and myself) a somewhat comedic character in the context of this game. Playing with gasoline and getting himself burned as he does, and speaking his own Latin  (I'm referring especially to such unintentionally humorous lines as "I don't have your stone, and fuck you anyway!").I look forward to giving this gem another playthrough sometime. "
I especially love Edwards "Latin" and all the out of place profanity. 
#10 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -
@MajesticOverlord: Yeah I got that part but was there a reviewer that actually posted a video of himself destroying the disk by punching it? I thought you was referencing some well known review where someone went OTT and destroyed the disk.
#11 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -


I played it on PS2 I think...

Wasnt breath-taking.

I did get many flashbacks however when seeing the first screens for Alan Wake.

They felt similar.

#12 Posted by MajesticOverlord (183 posts) -
@craigbo180 said:
" @MajesticOverlord: Yeah I got that part but was there a reviewer that actually posted a video of himself destroying the disk by punching it? I thought you was referencing some well known review where someone went OTT and destroyed the disk. "
Haha, No I haven't seen any videos of people doing that but I have seen some other crazy shit. People freaking out and destroying their consoles ect. 

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