Rated 10 out of 10
by ElectricNerd Forget what you read (in the magazine at least)
So, I was a little worried to get this game after Game Informer gave it a 6.5 or what have you but man, I'm glad I went with my gut and got it anyways. I'm not entirely certain what Game Informer based their score off of but it's nothing that involves my enjoyment, I tell you that much. The game is gorgeous. Fantastic, imaginative visuals. Fun combat. And, in all honesty, it plays a LOT like Ratchet and Clank with it's mixture of beat 'em up combat, engaging boss fights and the occasional mini-game. The story is also fantastic as well. It's honesty one of the most unique games I've played in a while and I enjoy seeing what comes next. Though, I have to throw this in there for parents. Do not get this for your little kids mistaking this for some Disney fair. The language is pretty rough in some scenes and there is gore the likes God of War wishes it has. So...yeah, put the kiddies to sleep. But, beyond that, top notch game. High recommendation.
Rated 0 out of 10
by christine screenshots
The screenshots look amazing! They changed the cardguards, they have skull faces now! I really hope they make the first game available for download on the PS3 or resell it. For years I wanted to play that first one on the PS3!! Alice Madness Returns is a dream come true can't wait to play it!!
Rated 0 out of 10
by Derrfest W.O.W
well lets see the game preview in my mag looks vary awsome now im not much of an alice in wonderland fan but this looks extremely worth it i cannot wait to see what this dark and ocwerd game has to offer
Rated 10 out of 10
by Oblivionplante Amazing
One of the best games i ever played. If your looking for a game that is long and has different enimes, then this game is good for you.
Rated 0 out of 10 by CherryBlossom Hurry Up >_<
the first American McGee's Alice game came out when i was very young and i can remember watching my mom play it. when i got a little older i started playing it. i still play it to this day, and for the time at which it was released, the graphics are still pretty descent for today's standards, which says a lot...
when i heard news of the second installment, i was ecstatic. when i told my parents, they were too. now we're like "come on. hurry up and release it". the excitement is killing us. though i suppose i could wait for the release date (which unfortunately keeps getting pushed back), so that the final product is pristine. when i heard which platforms it was to be released on, i was very happy. I'm glad that they will be releasing it on PC to stay true to the original fans, but I'm very pleased that it will be released on ps3 (this game is one of the reasons i decided to buy a ps3).
one thing that i love about this series, is the dark and twisted spin on a classic Disney movie.
anyways, my one question is, will there be a special edition or a collector's edition version released...i would totally buy it!
Rated 9 out of 10 by thedashing1 This game has many ups but many downs to.
I just got done playing the game and I have to say I had a great time playing the game, it never got boring for me. Between the great weapons to the easy controls, and a great storyline that keeps you guessing till the end this game had around everything I look for in a good game. But there were a few moments when I got fustrated at the game because because of all its horrible glitches, like getting stuck in shrink mode for around ten seconds, not being able to move at times when it is either walking or taking on enemies, and the one I couldn't take was when I was attacking a enemy and they were invincible and then they would just vanish into thin air. So even though I loved this game it had quite a few glitches. Most importantly this game is 90% of the time a platforming game so it may not be for everyone.
Rated 9 out of 10 by JKNUTZ55 A good sequel
This is the first game I have ever reserved on release day, so I figured it would be a good time for my first review.
If you liked the first game on PC, you should like this game. It is a 3rd-person Action/Adventure with some melee and some shooter style fighting and a linear storyline. If you have played a lot of games like this before, the only difference you will see in this is that it is in the style of American McGee's Alice. There is nothing new or revolutionary about the game. But because of my enjoyment of the first game (which is included via download and I am unable to play on my OS) I am very happy with my purchase.
I am very excited to be able to play the original again, and to go through Madness Returns several times in the future.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Psychonaut Nice sequel, nice game, good to pick up and play.
I hadn't played the original Alice until I heard about this title. I got the original, played through the first few levels and absolutely loved it, the only problem was my computer couldn't handle the game (yeah, pretty sad). So I figured I'd pre-order Madness Returns to get the bonus original game along with the sequel. I started the second and wow.. It's amazing how far the series has come, not just that though-- everything about the game is good to just pick up and play, even if you haven't played the first at all. Gameplay is fun, there's always a new enemy and a weapon that works for each enemy (so it's not repetitive, as I read on IGN). The characters and environment are so stange and wonderful that I didn't even think about the graphics during the initial gameplay, but my brother (who's the whole "graphics make the game" sort of kid) said they "could be better", but it doesn't matter to me. The game autosaves at each checkpoint, so you can just quit when you get tired and pick it right back up from where you stopped later on. I've come across one fatal glitch, but since the game saves at checkpoints, I can just restart from the pause menu. But overall, this game is just awesome. I love it. If you're looking for a good game in the mess of all these First Person Shooter's, I highly suggest Alice: Madness Returns.
Rated 0 out of 10 So excited!
My sister was the one who introduced me to the PC game way back when. When I was reading my gameinformer magazine of the month and saw that they were coming out with a new Alice, I screamed, literally! I was super stoked and called my sister right away! I'm thrilled that it's coming out on the PS3. While the PC was enjoyable, I imagine that playing the game with a controller will make it much more enjoyable because of the control you can have with the character (I can't say how many times I've missed jumps on the PC game). I've already preordered mine. I believe they said it would be coming out in June? I really can't wait! I hope it lives up to my expectations!
Rated 10 out of 10 by kij445 Absolutely Wonderful!
This was the first video game I purchased when I got my PS3. I just love the storyline, it has almost a brain-teaser quality to it. The graphics were admittedly not the strongest point, but it was still a beautifully horrifying depiction of wonderland. The psychological implications of the characters and the landscape are very interesting, this game really makes you think about Alice's shifting psychological state throughout the story. Overall, this game is perfect for anyone who wants to play a game that not only makes you think about how to complete the game, but also how to understand it.