The GamerSheep website lists three reasons why Alice: Madness Returns is better than most other games released this year so far.
yes, thats true
Darkhorse GOTY 2011
Is that sarcasm? Alice has about 70-75 over all platforms on metacritic, GOTY contenders will all be in the mid 80s to 90s
yeh this was my same thought even before I read the article. Bravo! Go pick up Alice Madness Returns...you won't be disappointed. Get 2 da Chappa! Come ohn Do it! Do it Now-ah!
We were surprised by how well the weapons work, considering what they are.
It sucks how games like this one can get easily lost in the crowd of all the AAA hitters.
This game is NOT easily lost in the crowd of all the "AAA" titles. At least if you consider yourself a gamer you know you are going to try it before passing judgement on it. Also this game could be compared to the PS3 exclusive FOLKLORE. Both received good scores ( come on a 70 % plus is a good score, 80 is very good and 90 is amazing); both get its fanbase and both seemed to get lost with the other titles. That wasnt because other titles were better, it was because they didnt receive the same hype and promotion from both the publishers and the media. Look at how M$ used millions to promote Kinect as the second coming and they succeded, you know how rabid Kinect fanboys are when you talked something negative about it... just look at the dissagrees I will get. . . Anyway, Im having a lot of fun with Alice, and on the 360 its really one of the most fun games I played this year, even funnier than Crysis 2 to me. Its a game that the 360 needed more to add variety to the console. I hope people buy it and not let it had a bad launch like ALAN WAKE... everyone buyed Alan when it drops to $20. I hope people start to apreciate games other than FPS. That way we wont be bombarded with FPS after FPS...
I'm playing the PC version and it's great, I'm not sure why it's getting so much hate.
the most astonishing thing is how the game get so much disregard , while half the reviews for the pretty subpar duke nukem were positive . But hey , nothing new with the so called gaming press
reviews for duke nukem where positive? No, no they where not... Look on metacritic? It's only users and small, looking for hit websites that said it was good...
Reviews are mixed when it comes to duke from what i've seen posted around here and other sites , ranging from 2.5 to even 7 . And even then that's quite more than the game even deserves .. of course IMO
is it really getting hate? Oh, I know who the haters are lol.
Amazing game.. It's really well made I'm enjoying it so far
Not sure about better than most 2011 games, considering 2011 hasn't ended yet, but it's pretty darn good so far, having a lot of fun. Also, originality. The art direction is terrific too.
this game is fun and the combat is well done. The visuals are colorful and the art style is cool. But it's sad that these types of game aren't being made any more. Im mean really, were are all the damn platformers!
Gone. Thanks to COD fans. Now, when a REAL platformer comes, reviewers rag it on like no tomorrow for NO F'IN REASON! (honestly have to clue why reviewers were dicks to Alice 2.). Because of them platformers are gonna be extinct. That's why N4G'ers you have to prove with your wallet to EA that people still want platformers! Buy Alice 2 guys!!
Seeing your avatar I know that you enjoy good platformers. Thats why NINTENDO succeed and diferentiates them with Sony and MS. To bad that only NINTENDO platformers are the only ones that are well received from the media. The examples are there. Darksiders was an adventure game like Zelda snd have better figthing mecanics but the media take jabs at it for being a wannabe and not having good graphics ( they dont say that about Ocarina of Time's N64 graphics on the 3DS). That jabs the media took at some platforming games are making devs opt for the COD FPS clone number 300. Thats what I dont like about this gen... Thast why I have a Wii for my platforming tastes and thats why overall I preffer the PS3 as a more diverse console. But thats just me dont attack me for being honest. I have a 360 but sincerely I can live without it. I am like you, Im in need of good platformers that arent Nintendo made. Where is Banjo, Conker and Kameo 2 MS??? Where is Jak and Daxter, Tomba and others SONY?? Everybody critises NINTY for the Mario games but at least they and INMSOMNIAC keep the genre alive. Thanks for games Like Alice devs ... I will keep suporting you no matter the score on META. EDIT: to below... I specify that Inmsomniac is keeping the genre alive. Of course its my bad that I forget the guys at Media Molecule and LBP and LBP2. I dont mention Sly because at least they have a new one coming and thats great!! I will buy it for sure. But generally speaking its NINTY the ones who depend on the succes of platformers... Its being like 100 years since they have a really succesfull new IP.
uh ? you seems to have forgotting about all the ratchet and clank games , little big planet , and sly raccoon . Plenty titles also strives and succeed as PSN/XBLA remake or new games . Hell it's basically a comeback of 2d platforming I agree that the genre shouldnt be struggling as much as it does now but only nintendo ? come on Braid and Super meat boy did happen , among many other things ... And while i agree with points like darksiders , it was an even bigger fail from the press . People would still be impressed by a zelda wannabe ... instead they tried to lump it as some random god of war clone
and so far it's one of the best games of the year for me, up there with L.A Noire, Portal 2, LBP 2 and Yakuza 4. The art design and variety of the environments is just astonishing.
i am absolutely loving this game..addicted to it...loved the first one, but this one is just so much fun
this game is awesome but the claim that its better than most 2011 games, not true. it's more like of a 7-9 out of 10 game.
It is though. Besides portal 2, I don't think I've played a more artistic, and enjoyable game. Not perfect, but still better than most.
Incredible game...though, most of you probably know that by now by reading my constant praises. But, honestly it's true. This game is CRIMINALLY underrated. The game has flaws, but a 5/10? Give me a break. It's an incredible game that is defintly a game of the year contender in my book. People who have in any reservations based off the reviews, please, for the love of god just go with your gut, and purchase it. I seriously doubt you'll regret it. I thank American Mcgee for his unique visions in an industry where it's bland, and grey as it gets.
ya i know, but most noobs think cod is the best, personally i like cod, but its not a 10/10 game more like a 8-9 out of 10 game. ps if anybody disagrees they probabally r cod noobs.
yup criminal indeed . Enslaved last year got some raving critics , despite some mindnumbing flaws in its gameplay And here we are with an action platformer than easily plays better , runs better on the same engine , and got an at least as good , if not superior , art direction and story ... and it gets trashed and ignored ?
Yeah. It's strange, because I'm a huge Enslaved fan (as strong as some of the fan critics are), but I'm still confused how polar the 2 games are. Enslaved was far from a perfect game, and had a pelothera of issues, yet scored really highly with critic. Hell even EDGE gave Enslaved a 8. Yet here's Alice, which is just as imperfect, but still DOES A shit ton things right, and get's a 5/10 from some reviewers? This just BOGGLES my mind.
its a great game. Only problem is that its capped to 30 FPS on PC and the bypass doesnt work for me but its still a good game.
The AA is killing my framerate for some reason. I hate UE so damn much. None of their games ever run right.
Really? AA is barely affecting my FPS, I run it maxed out except for Physx because I have an ATI card. I know i dont REQUIRE an Nvidia card for Physx but i dont bother
AA is terrible in this game, I disabled it and forced AA through CCC on my ATI card. Works a lot better.
Really awesome game. Really confused as to how it has a metacritic lower than Homefront, but whatever. That's the current gaming industry for ya'. If it doesn't have guns, or micheal bay set pieces than it's a 6/10 for u!!!!! I'd have to agree with others as well. Goty candidate for me as well. Real sleeper hit, that came out of no where. Real unique as well. It's like a mixture of Tim Burton to the power of 100.
Good game yes, better then most 2011 games?? How can that be when the year isn't even over and we have yet to see all of the 2011 games. Plus alot of games coming out seem to be alot better then this one, its kind of the reason why I'm short on money.
That hasn't stopped people deeming L.A Noire, or Portal 2 as the best games, even though there's still a bunch of games yet to be released. Have you played Alice 2? If you haven't then you really shouldn't talk. From the outside looking in, you'd think Alice 2 is a medicore game. But it's SO Much more than that. It's like Kingdom Hearts + Beetle Juice + The corpse Bride + Alice in Wonderland folk lore=Fuckin awesome experience. These constant praises from all these people aren't coming from our asses. This game is really THAT good. It's unique, it's original, it's creepy, it's haunting, it's daunting, it's beautiful, it's surreal, it's erry. So MANY words I can use to sum how a awesome game this truly is.
You most not played the game if you couldn't tell who my avatar picture is.
At the end of the day I would score this game at least an 8/10. How some reviewers could give anything less has left me speechless.
Games that are better than Alice: -Marvel vs Capcom 3 -MLB The Show 2011 -NBA 2k11 -Dead Spacer 2 -Infamous 2 -Yakuza 4 -Mass Effect 2 (PS3) -Mortal Kombat -probably a lot more games than that Portal 2 is a very good game, but it's short and doesn't have a lot of replayability.
Today games themselves don't matter to reviewers. It all boils down to the hype produced and who is behind it. God forbid a low-profile studio makes an excellent game.. They'll be smacked around from all sides.
Yep, I'm loving every minute of it so far. It's certainly not the most polished or varied game out there but it's got imagination up the kaboose. The port of the first game is great too, it looks fantastic and is just as imaginative but jeeeez, games didn't screw around back then in terms of difficulty.
Portal 2 Alice Madness Returns The Witcher 2 Dawn of War II: Retribution Two Worlds 2 Dead Space 2
I tried to watch the first 15 minutes online and couldn't finish. It wasn't doing anything for me and I chose not to waste any more time
Alice has further proven to me that reviews are whack and shouldn't be listened to. To put it into perspective, this year I've bought Killzone 3, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Little Big Planet 2, a 3DS, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Ocarina of Time 3D, LA Noire and a bunch of older games, and among them all, however good they all are, save for LA Noire, I knew what to expect from them. And as such, Alice still stands out for me. I've been playing it for a fair bit today and finding it strangely addictive. It's not a perfect game. But it's refreshing. I love the art direction, the varied environments, the voice acting and quirky character designs and the gameplay is simple but fun. It doesn't try and force itself to innovate. And if it's guilty of something, it's guilty of trying to be a good platformer, which, imo, it is. Just started Chapter 2, but this is shaping up to be one of my favorite games of the year so far. Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it is at al.
Alice is one of the "must plays" this year...if you sleep your missing a true gaming treasure.
Alice 2 looks really good to me and I do plan on buying it new. Because it comes with part one but I'm kind of broke right now lol. Maybe next week. I support things I like or interested in. Just not sure wether to get it for 360 or ps3. Don't have many 360 games since I started as a ps3 only owner at first
Worth every penny.
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