Gamereactor Norway reviews Alone In The Dark Graphics: 4 Gameplay: 3 Lyd: Audio: 4 Durability: 3 Pluss: The summary when you load a saved game. Minus: Poor controls, slow, feels old, bad voice acting, frustrating gaming mechanics
Whoa now, seems wayyy harsh from what I've seen, but I'll wait, and see how the rest of the reviews go from sites I've actually heard of. Either way I was only expecting this to be a rental, but I still hope it turned out good just because some of the promises the devs made were quite ambitious.
is that 3 or my eyes is hurt. this game was good on trailers. why 3...
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I've played it and from what I've read in previous reviews I expected it to be crap really. At worst it's definately a 7-8. The graphics are a solid 8-9, it looks fantastic. Controls are a bit awkward at first(kinda like Silent Hill) but they don't ruin the game in any sense. I really can't see how they can say that it feels old. That's what amazed me, how many parts of the game that feel fresh. The intro of the game is one of the coolest I've ever seen. It keeps on impressing you. What they pull off graphically is hard to believe. The settings you find yourself in are unlike what I've seen in any other game. It captured me instantly. I could go on and on. All I have to say is that if you are a fan of horror/adventure games you would not want to miss out on this. I used to follow the swedish Gamereactor site and they have a tendency to give games weird scores sometimes. But I really can't see how you can award this game a 3. Btw, I played the 360 version.
thanks jenzo for the first hand review. i was beginning to get worried that this game was gonna suck and end up canceling my order. when you complete it if possible please let us know how many hours it takes to complete it.
Will do. I could have written a much longer review but I think it's better that people try it for themselves so they can see how full of sh!t some of these reviewers are =)
they actually scored this lower than Haze (which is not that bad of a game)!
Playr tv gave it an 8, this seems way way too low.
Hey..please dont to that to me, cos i hope next review is good...maybe the critics is cold heart bitter, hope it damed good games that what i need !!!
Ouch, i was wanting this to do well.
This is insane. I really thought this game was going to do good. Oh well, not good news. What version did they review?
All the snapshots and boxart are 360. You can tell from the buttons and whatnot...I don't see why they'd review the Wii, PS2, PC version and show 360 shots. I don't think they can review the PS3 version either, because it's like way behind and isn't finished. Man, I had high hopes for this game :( I think I'll wait for more reviews.
one 7.5 and one 3...i read more review before buy....if it isn't so bad i don't buy it...
better be the PS2 and Wii version.
Just rent it and get your own take on it. Reviews these days cannot be trusted. Glad I have Gamefly!
What the... I really REALLY hope this reviewer was mistaken.
He was, don't worry m8 =) I can agree that the voice acting is kinda porno at times but other than that it's lots of fun.
Thanks, hopefully he indeed was :) lol at porno voice acting :D
Every trailer and every still looked suspect. .................I feel Most sorry for Phil Harrison who in His new position with Atari was forced to say how impressed He was with this game . Of course He also said ( whilst at Sony ) that rumble was last gen ........... Business is Business.
Yea those trailers were very suspect, the controls looked extremely lumpy and just plain yuk for the rest of everything, i had expected 6 or 7/10 but it seems its worse than we thought :/
they must be hatting on the game it does not look bad enough to get something like this
you sure its not out of 5?
Thats what I was thinking too. It'd make so much more sense
WTTFF!!!!! 3/10?! theres just no way thats possible. with that score it have to be comparable to badboys 2: miami take down. from all the videos ive seen it looks like a low 80 at most.
They reviewed the Xbox 360 version. The game also scored 4 out of 5 in their beta test a while ago, so this has nothing to do with hating the game.
they obviously did not have the funds available to buy 10/10 reviews like rockstar did!
Hear that? That's the sound of Atari going bankrupt
after playing mgs4, i doubt that any other game would impress reviewers as much as it would have :P.
im shure that this is defenetly out of 5 TOTAL points. cause giving it a 3 for graphics?? seriously theres absolutely no way those grahics are a 3/10. PS. WTF is up with this website?!? everytime i load a new page i hear some stupid voice telling me about 2 free ipods. n4g is honestly hitting rock bottom with this bs.
Ouch i knew this game was bad but even i thought it would get 6 or 7 out of 10
It's out of ten guys. The reviewer said the whole game just seemed unpolished and half-done. That goes for the graphics too...
OMFG i was going to get this
It's out of ten! They totally shred it in the review. They are not biased either check out the past scores they gave. If you disagree with this score then you might as well disagree with the high scores they gave to Gears, MGS4, Halo3, Uncharted, etc... Most of you took them seriously when they gave high scores to those games, why not now?
cause ive never heard of gamereactor before. f this, ill wait till ign or gametrailers reviews it.there usually on the ball when it comes to giving proper scores
I don't agree with them cause I've played the game myself and from my experience so far I'd give it a solid 8. The graphics are a 9.
I'm gonna wait for the game myself then decide...Why should I take your word for it? The Haze guys were spewing the same crap you were. I didn't say anything about agreeing with them, I just said the score is out of 10 and is real. Everybody is crying "fake!" yet they took their past scores so seriously...It confuses me...Why the change all of a sudden?
You shouldn't =) You should try it for yourself. I agree that some Haze reviews were unfair as well, bashing it more than it deserved. It's a solid FPS, nothing spectacular but certainly not as awful as some tried to make it look.
LOL at the PS3 fanboys saying its the 360 version as if the PS3 version has a chance to score higher. The game was so ambitious it looked like it ran like sh*t like there wasn't enough Ram to smoothly run some of the very advanced visual(s)/effects and animations etc.
Where do I or anyone else say the ps3 version gonna run any better? People asked a question and I answered. Give your little pathetic "war" a rest. Why does everything have to come down to the "PS3vs360" with you?...sad
Game looked good in some places and like sh*t in others and thats not just the graphics I'm talking about.
Atari was already in finacial trouble and this may be that nail in the coffin. I hate to see this once giant fall like this, I was hoping they would pull out a last mimute victroy with this game. Only thing Atari can hope for now is a buyout and not bankruptcy.
This game is actually pretty damn cool! Sure, it has some negative sides that don't make it thé perfect game, but giving it a 3.. then you really don't understand anything about games. Give it a try and don't take this too seriously.
You've played it as well. Good to hear you liked it too, means I'm not the only one =)
I played it for a few minutes last night, it was a game i was really looking forward to playing. I have to say i was shocked when i saw that review it seemed like a good game, it ain't perfect but my god a 3/10. I am going to give it a good play through tonight. Btw finished Bourne conspiracy in one sitting last night. It is extremely short a little over 4 hours. Its definitely a game to rent.
Please dont bring it out at all, lol. After seeing a 3, wow. Guess this is going to be another haze like game, lol.
From what i`ve seen of Alone in the Dark , there`s no way in hell it can be a 3/10 game. I realize this may sound stupid since i havn`t played it myself, but i just can`t believe this would score so low. A 4 in graphics ? No way. Guess it shows why i don`t have much faith in norwegian reviewers. Everything else in Norway is perfect though ;)I would wait for more reviews or even better, play the game for myself, before concluding how good or bad it is to be playing Alone in the Dark.
...That is painful.
I believe it's 3 out of 5 because every score is below 5. This is more then likely a typo and a huge mistake that could kill many sells for this game.
I'm planing to buy it next week. I hope there will be more early reviews.
Yikes, Atari might be in more trouble if this is a typical score, although 3 sounds super low. I don't imagine scores will come in that low. "accompanied by a mechanical kvinnestemme that repeats "Kalkunalarm! Kalkunalarm!" oppe i hodet mitt. up in my head." Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing.
...3/10 for non-fans and ~7/10 for fans of the game? I have to wait and see a few more reviews BUT either way I will rent this game soon as I can at my local Blockbuster.
well, like all games i'll play it for myself to see how good it is. but a 3/10? c'mon, it can't be that bad, then again, i've played games that scored 5/10 and absolutely loved the games. most likely a typo since all the scores are below 5 probably 3/5
A crap score for a crap game on a crap console. Becoming quite a trend now isnt it "cough NG2 cough". Anyway I hope this gets cancelled on PS3 we dont need carbage.
there is no review on the gamereactor site and the link to the review dosnt work.anyone actually got to read the full review?
This is what happens when a product is lead developed on XBox 360. Thanks to Microsoft's garbage console, a critically acclaimed series such as Alone in the Dark has been butchered beyond belief. Seeing that the PLAYSTATION®3 version has been delayed, it's easily understood. The game will definately be leaps and bounds better than the XBox 360 version due to it's superior hardware. $niper
anyone here managed to grap a local copy before the review went awol?
...typical. Review is bad, review is pulled, review is re-posted with magically delicious higher scores.
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Wow, what a loser you are. The true power of the 360 is yet to be seen my friend! I can list disappointing PS3 games too, but I'll spare everyone the lame, over-used argument. If only you would've done the same.
I will wait for other reviews, I never really trusted Gamereactor anyway. And if it really is that bad...well at least the soundtrack is good.
garbage game? that sucks. they had to tone down the 360 version since they knew the PS3rd version was coming soon. damn, cell. what a piece of garbage.
yeah thats it. Its the PS3's fault the game is garbage. That's why. Considering that the 360 and the PC were the lead platforms and the PS3 version isn't even done yet thats like saying the UTIII for the PS3 did so bad because the 360 version held it back or that Burnout didn't sell well because the 360 held it back. But you're just a git.
sucks for Atari if so....but I honestly dought the game is that bad. I would say any game with a decent budget at least deserves a 4-5 lol. I don't feel like reading the actual review, does it say which version of the game this is? I was hoping the Wii version would at least get a 6 or 7.
It sounds like you'd have more fun if you were literally alone in the dark.
A 4 on Graphics? COME ON!! This is, without a doubt, biased in some way or another.
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