Gamer 2.0 reviews Alone in the Dark

Joshua Schwartzman reports:

''Not to be confused with Uwe Boll's laughably bad bore-fest, Alone in the Dark has managed to offer up a brilliant action game complete with shrieks, shrills and lots of shooting. The gloomy, surreal setting of New York delivers the best atmosphere for killing plenty of supernatural foes. Sure, there could have been more polish in certain levels and features, but the overall excitement found in Atari's newest shooter is much more than anything ever put out by Uwe Boll himself.

Alone in the Dark begins in New York City as you control Edward Carnby, the same focal character that was featured in the original Alone in the Dark game nearly fifteen years ago. Things start to go horribly wrong almost instantly and Carnby is stuck in the middle of a massive battle with enemies that seem hell-bent on killing him. The game thrives on its scare tactics, and plenty of times will enemies pop out of darkened areas to give you a good fright. The enemies themselves don't look overly terrifying, as most of them look similar, but the effect of wandering aimlessly around New York City, Central Park, and other creepy nighttime locations by yourself is a very nullifying ordeal.''

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Whiptcracker3694d ago

The game reviewed at Gamer 2.0 is not the Wii version of the game, despite the fact that it is listed as such. The Wii version of the game doesn't have many of the features that are positively talked about in this review or the graphs and fire effects described.

It's just a copy/paste from their 360 review, which was done by a completely different developer.

Lucario3694d ago (Edited 3694d ago )

Wow. That is totally not cool. That's irresponsible journalism, and a lack of respect for their readers and the makers of the game.

EDIT: Also from that review.

"Alone in the Dark was originally a book written by famous horror, fantasy, and science fiction author H.P. Lovecraft. Although he had little to no success of his writings when he was alive, H.P. Lovecraft has been considered by many to be one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th Century, next to Edgar Allan Poe."

What the heck? That is so erroneous, it's not even funny. Lovecraft never wrote AitD. The original game is based on his works straight down to the antiquarian protagonists but that's it. Man, sloppy sloppy site. I can't believe that got through editing.