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Old 04-21-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Is it worth my while..?

Hi folks,

I'd like the opinion of people who actually managed to play this game right the way through to the end. Basically, is it worth my while?

I was a huge fan of the original trilogy - Alone in the Dark 2 is one of my all-time favourite games - and I even quite liked "The New Nightmare".

I'm just having extreme difficulty getting into this one though. I desperately WANT to like it but the controls are really annoying me. How ironic is that, given that the combat system for Alone in the Dark 2 is clunky as hell? I think that the reason I could stick with AITD2 and not this, however, is that a). you can forgive a lot due to the era it was released in; there's really no excuse for clunky controls these days, and b). AITD2 had fixed camera angles, so there was none of this camera-confusino that seems to be plaguing me with the XBox game.

So what do you think? Am I being too harsh and should I stick at it, or should I just accept that it isn't going to live up to my expectations?

Cheers, in advance,

Al
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #2
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To be honest, the story isn't that bad (I've almost completed it right now), but the controls are terrible... driving the car is such a pain, and there is a lot of glitches.

As an AITD fan, you can give it a try, but it's safe to say this game is not a must have, definitely.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:23 AM   #3
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I thought it was pretty good, if you play in first person where you can it's not so bad.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, I took your advice - blitzed through it in the past couple of days, got 1000 gamerscore. I actually kinda enjoyed it. A bit frustrating to think though that if they had just spent a bit more time ironing out the bugs it would have been a much more enjoyable game that would have reached more people.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:13 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I took your advice - blitzed through it in the past couple of days, got 1000 gamerscore. I actually kinda enjoyed it. A bit frustrating to think though that if they had just spent a bit more time ironing out the bugs it would have been a much more enjoyable game that would have reached more people.
thats great and i hope the next one will be better if they have learnt anything from that alone in the dark.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:54 PM   #6
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I think I wanna get this game now. I keep seeing really cheap deals on it and after reading how horrible the controls and glitches were, I think I wanna get it even more now, just to see how bad it really is lol.
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