17th February 2008

Alone in the Dark

posted by Doomzilla in Games |

I was looking at some videos of the new Alone in the Dark video game and it is really impressive. The new inventory system is more realistic and the ability to combine everyday items in multiple ways allows you to really choose how you want to play the game. It reminds me of MacGyver, especially the reliance on “sticky tape”. Also, the graphics are absolutely stunning with its gritty interiors and realistic water, smoke, and fire effects. Since the original Alone in the Dark was the first true adventure game I ever played and scared the crap out of me here is a little view at how the series has changed graphically.

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I left out Alone in the Dark 3 because 1, 2, and 3 all look very similar to each other. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare had a significant jump in graphics quality, but it controlled very much like the originals. All the games were good, but by the time The New Nightmare came out it all felt like it had been done before with the widely successful Resident Evil and Silent Hill series. When I heard of a new Alone in the Dark game I thought that it would be another clunky survival horror game, but with some great atmosphere that is the staple for the genre. Fortunately, the new game has a little more than just a facelift and looks to be some of the best survival horror gameplay to date. Check out the video below to see what I mean because still pictures do not do the graphics justice.

The good thing is that if the game is completely broken and turns out not to be very good, at least it won’t be as bad as this.

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  1. 1 On February 29th, 2008, Rob said:

    Ohhh drool.

    Am VERY much looking forward to this one!

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