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Alice: Madness Returns Review | Blandness Remains [Dealspwn.com]

Dealspwn writes: "No amount of trippy visuals can disguise the stolid, conventional and uninspired gameplay that Alice: Madness Returns brings to the tea party. Tight combat and excellent value ensure that American McGee’s latest yarn can’t be ignored out of hand, but at the end of the day, you’ve played this game a thousand times before."

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femshep2441d ago

nice picture for the article

this game rocks reviewers don't know anything these days

Xof2440d ago

"Tight combat and excellent value ensure that American McGee’s latest yarn can’t be ignored out of hand, but at the end of the day, you’ve played this game a thousand times before."

What a load of BS. By that logic, no FPS, TPS or platformer should EVER be given a decent review, because those are all the copies of ancient games differing only in visual aesthetic (and more often than not, not even then) and narrative structure.

And Fighters don't even have the narrative structure to differentiate themselves.

Reviewing a game based purely on it's gameplay is... profoundly stupid. Alice deserves better on the merits of its art design alone.

b_one2440d ago

Actually one and only good review i found was on g4tv, or we can assume that expectations were high and they failed to deliver polished gameplay

femshep2440d ago

haha exactly the first Alice was amazing and this one live up to its name sake

and they still have the art, narrative, and charm that the first one had

i love it not to mention it comes with the first game so paying 60 bucks for 2 games is a perfect deal

Blues Cowboy2440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

@Xof: That's ridiculous. Pictures should be reviewed based on their art style. Games, on the other hand, can't hide behind their graphics. Giving a mediocre game extra points for being shiny is... profoundly stupid.

What's more, you seem to have completely ignored that Alice lost its points because of the mediocre mechanics, padded storyline and boring, tame overall experience. The fact that it was highly derivative was just the nail in the coffin.

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