Alone in the Dark review - Safe Reboot Misses Mark | TechStomper

"Alone in the Dark (2024) squanders a thick atmosphere by playing it safe - a missed opportunity to resurrect a seminal title in the survival horror canon."

- Stuart Cullen, TechStomper

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PrimeVinister66d ago

We didn't like it much either. A missed opportunity.

ROCKY2866d ago

I will be the 1st to say that a great game
but this game not good needed better development - not sure if the dev's were rush or just needed direction ?
either way no biggies as there has not been a good alone in the dark in many many many years.

PrimeVinister66d ago

@ROCKY28 I loved The New Nightmare, that was 25 years ago. But I still wanted this to be good.

ROCKY2866d ago

I wanted it to be good as well 👍

TheEroica66d ago

Is anyone surprised? It's looked bad the entire time and only apologists say nice things about it.

PrimeVinister66d ago

Some of the environments had a chilling atmosphere. But that evaporates when anything happens.


Alone in the Dark Developer Has Been Hit With Layoffs

Alone in the Dark developer Pieces Interactive has been hit with layoffs a month after its release, as per the latest information.

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coolbeans51d ago

That genuinely, genuinely sucks. The reboot has clear flaws, but it really felt like a solid first step for this team to receive *greater* investment.

XiNatsuDragnel50d ago

Alone in the dark is a fun game so that's unfortunate

CrimsonWing6950d ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that the norm after a project is done?

Terry_B50d ago

That's standard. Teams are together for a Project, after its done some..and sometimes most devs are fired until the next Project is in the works and people are needed again. Only the core members stay in the time between the hot phase of the game development.

CrimsonWing6950d ago

What’s annoying is people don’t understand how contractors work, either. All of this is uninformed knee-jerk reactions without any understanding of how employment works in this industry. There are key developers and staff that stay with a studio/publisher, but often times it’s a hire per project and then seeking new employment for a project. That’s how it’s always been…

coolbeans49d ago

That's a fair point too. I would say that in light of its tepid critical/commercial response and ongoing mass layoffs across the industry I think it's understandable for fans to worry about the longer-term implications. We'll see how it plays out in the future.


Alone in the Dark (XS) Review | VGChartz

VGChartz's Lee Mehr: "In one sense, it feels strange to even think Pieces Interactive had big shoes to fill with this series' legacy. Given what's come before, did it really? And yet, even when considering the last two flops over a two-decade span, there's still something about Alone in the Dark emblazoned on a title screen that carries a sense of revered history. In that respect, perhaps this reboot's best accomplishment is in honoring that spirit through its inventive world. It's also fair to emphasize knocks against its survival-horror design, some puzzle-solving, and so on; it certainly won't be considered a trendsetter like the 1992 classic. Still, the amount of goodwill wedded to its brighter qualities makes for something that dawdles the line between unfortunately-flawed and impressively-enticing."

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Alone in the Dark review [SideQuesting]

The new Alone in the Dark remake doesn't do anything especially noteworthy, but that doesn't mean it's bad. It's just... cromulent.

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