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by broski44929 Stunningly Beautiful
This game already looks amazing and the artwork is absolutely breath taking. But the only flaw is going to be the graphics, If the graphics were relevant to the picture then I would pay $70 for this. I am going to wait for a limited/special edition mainly for the graphics reason. MY only question is why does the rest of the world get this game on DEC. 31 while America gets this on June 14. I am from the U.S. of A but I am still wondering.
Rated 8 out of 10 by MRJAYinPA Better than reviews said.
Alice the madness returns has all the element which make a good campaign game. Good graphics, good sound and a good story. The graphics are excellent, it looks like a Tim Burton video game for 360. Its rough around the edges in some places, but overall certain scenes remind me of good clay animation. The sound is also excellent, the music, sound effects and voices used for the game is what makes this a great title. Next is the gameplay, which I read in some other reviews was bad. I found that to be untrue, the gameplay and the camera angles were not as bad as I expected, if so EA would not have published this game. Overall it was very long and I didnt get to beat the game yet. Towards the middle of the game it gets a little boring, you will find yourself doing the same things over and over. Also for a game that seems kinda generic, it was refreshing playing something that reminds me of Super Mario with all of the jumping and puzzle solving. If your curious or just slightly interested, I recommend this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by andrewmemoirs What Happened to Gaming Society?!
This game is AMAZING. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out to be. I spent forever and a day searching for it.(I preordered it and they sold my copy!) But once I got my hands on this game I knew I would never sell it back to gamestop (sorry its just too much fun). I was a little nervouse when I saw a couple ratings like a 2 and a 1, but then I read the reviews and seeing that they are based on typical political correctness I knew this game was going to be great. Yes its gorey, and yes its bloody. Thats why there is an M rating on it. And as far as being for kids...that could not be more wrong. Again it got an M, meaning 17+ which is what I would have expected this to be anyways. The original Alice book is strongly seen in the art and graphics of the game. The world literally bleeds madness. But again to say this game is not meant in anyway for kids and for that reason not receive a bad rating. The game makers took a chance and made something great. Good job guys!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Smarty45 Very Well Made Game
This is a very good game. If you read reviews from GameInformer or any other magazine or website they are wrong. The graphics are really good especially Alice's' character. Her hair swings around realistically when you move,attack, or jump. The enemies all have different movement and look good. You can upgrade your weapons by collecting teeth from enemies. The puzzles (Mini-games you can skip if you can't solve it) are pretty fun and challenge your brain. You can unlock dresses with that have abilities (You can download a pack from the marketplace with extra dresses and weapons) which will help you in the game. It's also fun to collect collectibles on every level. The game is longer than most games (which is a good thing) so you'll be playing it for a while. Of course you can choose the difficulty from easy to nightmare. The story itself is really well made. I love Alice's personality. Trust me once you play this game you'll love Alice and the game.
Rated 3 out of 10 A shaby game with nothing memorable about.
The reason I gave it this score is because the appeal of playing quickly wears off shortly after playing it. The characters are bland, the camera is awful (most of the time you will find yourself falling into the emptiness), the weapon upgrades are basically the same weapons but with different colors, you have to fight unnecessary repetitive battles most times, the method of defeating the bosses are always almost the same (spam evasion) and halfway through theres nothing else more to discover (no more weapons, nothing). Occasionally a mini-game breaks the routine, but for the most part these are bland and have absolutely nothing to be worthy of praise. For example, on one occasion you are transported into a side scroll version of the game its all the same except its even worse. THERES NO WEAPONS, just you jumping and moving to the right side of the screen. I do not recommend it, there are better adventure, action games out there.
Rated 10 out of 10 by gamer202 GREAT GAME!
i have been waiting for alice madness reurns to come out for years and now that it came out it is even better than i ever would have imagined! the gameplay is outstanding, the sound is clear and really adds the creepy or intense sounds that are needed to make it a masterpiece! and some say that the graphics arent good but they need to realise that its supposed to be like that and some say its unrealistic but i mean come on its evil wonderland its suposed to be something that you know wont happen but still gets your blood pumping! and i must say that you will never want to put your controller down, trust me. all in all it is an outstanding game and it is super long, i just spent about 30-1 hour playing it and i am 2% done! the reson it is so long is because of the mini games, they really take time to finish, and they are extremly fun! it kept me on the edge of my chair so you should try it out you wont be dissipointed.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Z0mbie Absolutely beautiful
I am in love with the whole gore background, so Alice is perfect. I am also not a fan of first shooters so this game is perfect for me. I have played the first Alice when I was about 5 and had loved it. It never scared me one bit. I was so fascinated by the story line. Alice: The Madness Returns brings it to the next level. It is not as dark as people think it is. Actually, it is very beautiful. The story is quite sad, but also exciting. I spent 2 days, non-stop, playing this game. The story kept me on the edge and I was so curious to discover what was next to come. I beat the game twice and Nightmare mode was stunning. I am so curious on what other games I can find like Alice. Like I said, I'm not a first shooter fan and I love the blood&gore. Anywho, over all this game is wonderful. I would highly suggest it to anyone who loves horror and beauty.
Rated 8 out of 10 by fafafooey Alice
i'm 35 year old gamer...i remember playing the first Alice on PC some 10 years ago and loved it...i got Madness Returns yesterday at launch and to my surprise got a code for first Alice as well...Anyway...i'm bout 2 hours in and i like the new stuff they incorporated in it but what i really liked is that they kept it old school to the original Alice...Now younger gamers may not like cause its not up to date in terms of graphics and all that cause this game is kinda old school like i said...if your curious about it...buy the first Alice for 800 points or 10.00 it comes out to...play the story out.you'll be surprised.and if you like it then the story continues with Madness Returns.its a neat game...and if you dont like it then you only wasted 10 bucks...lot better than 60...this may not be a great review but i dont want to give away anything either
Rated 9 out of 10 by Button An All-Time Favorite
I only played a little bit of the original American Mcgee's Alice, but planned to return to it when I had time (I hardly play PC games). This game drew me in the moment I found out it was a sequel to be released on Xbox 360. It was even better finding out my copy came with a download for the original American Mcgee's Alice. I would have to say that playing and beating it in medium has been thrilling, and I'm currently playing through again after some time of a break in hard mode. I plan on replaying in Nightmare mode once I get my hands on some of the awesome DLC content. That being said, this game gets to be pretty intense and I would only suggest it for hardcore gamers with a morbid sense of humor. It plays much like an RPG, but also has some key horror elements to it that makes it similar to a horror survival experience. There's also some fun puzzles to play along the way and finding all the hidden collectibles can be challenging if you happen to overlook even a single area. The fighting system is one of the best I've seen, mostly because it is so quick and you have the ability to teleport in a flurry of butterflies right before a life threatening hit. The story is whimsical and very twisted, which I like, but there were a few minor disappointments. I would have liked to battle all of the characters head-to-head as boss battles, rather than dealing with similar enemies to what's been faced before. Also, the game seems a little rough, almost like it wasn't finished. The textures pop out of place or seem to be missing entirely in certain areas. It could have done with some refining before its release. Especially since I will run into little bugs here and there, such as being stuck in place or a delayed reaction with certain button commands. Still, this is a great game and despite its tiny flaws, there is a lot of content to get through (not a terribly short game), and it has good re-playable value.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Sonic889 wonderful wonderland
I was skeptical with this game, i mean an insane Alice in Wonderland killing corruption and other monsters. This game is awesome, it reminds sort of those old 2d plaform games like duke nukem where your hopping to different areas cutting down all in your way, the combat is pretty fluid you have a vareity of weapons at your disposal. A knife called the Vorpal blade, a pepper grinder like a machine gun, a teapot like a grenade launcher, and a horse head toy like a hammer. The plot is pretty good, your going through Alice's memories trying to find out how the fire at her home started and how her family really died. Though i will say this game is very very long, I've been playing for 10 hours so far and still haven't beaten it.
Though i highly reccomend this game for those who like a Tim Burton twist to a higly acclaimed classic