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Offline Doc_Brown

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Alone in the Dark 5
« on: February 17, 2008, 06:26:16 PM »
I know the series has seen better days, and that--for now, at least--AitD5 is a console exclusive, but I still find this more impressive than I was expecting:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/30714.html
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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 08:32:10 PM »
That is pretty freaking cool!  :onethumb:

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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 01:08:48 PM »
Always nice to see some gameplay innovation. 

Note that AiTD 4 *did* include light as a gameplay device (namely, enemies were weaker when you shone your flashlight on them).
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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 02:40:43 PM »
This just keeps getting better and better.

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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 04:34:36 PM »
Stunning, especially the door that shows all your handiwork on it.

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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 06:34:22 AM »
I suppose that by "un-freaking-believable" you are pointing to the fact that the game is a month away from the release? Just a question: are those movies officially issued by Atari or Eden?


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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 10:26:24 PM »
Well, Gametrailers released a video review, and all is not well, unfortunately. 

Mind you, this is for the XBOX 360 version, not the PC one, but I've also read that the port is badly botched and the controls are definitely better suited for analog sticks and a console pad.

Your mileage may vary, however.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35566.html
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Re: Alone in the Dark 5
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 09:00:09 AM »
I've mentioned it in some of my reviews, but there are certain games that I want to like, and am willing to overlook more problems than I otherwise normally would.  Alone in the Dark is definately one of those games.

Tycho over at Penny-Arcade has been discussing it, and he's made two very good points:

"The text of most reviews generally registers some disappointment, coupled with the assertion that the game really is trying its best. That's really all I want to know in advance of my purchase: that it swung for the fences, even if it became dizzy as a result."

"Innovations are just gimmicks you happen to like. And Alone in the Dark is almost nothing but innovations, from beginning to end, gameplay innovations, cinematic innovations, inventory innovations, you name it, and I mean innovations according to Noah Webster as opposed to GameFAQS. That they took an old workhorse like Alone in the Dark and set it to this task is a nice bit of nostalgia. That they turned Survival Horror on its head is something they won't be given credit for until ten years from now, for its audacity and its vision, when all the cool kids retroactively decide that they really liked it."
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