Alice: Madness Returns
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.
Sick and twisted in a good way
I'm almost speechless about how great this game will be. Alice: Madness Returns is a direct sequel to the original Alice game known as American McGee's Alice for the PC. The teasers and previews I have seen are horrifying beautiful, straight from the legendary game designer himself, American McGee. So if you're a fan of American McGee's Alice and/or enjoy playing horror games, pre-order your copy of Alice: Madness Returns. It's not only for PC, but PS3 and 360 as well.
"Now it's time to put your pre-order to work...." The Cheshire Cat would quote.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A dream come true.
A new Alice game, coming to consoles, and, as of news from about 2 hours ago, it comes with a code for a free download of the original for the console as well, what's not to like?
I know what I'll be dropping $60 on come June 14.
American McGee's Masterful Return
Alice: Madness Returns is a great followup to the cult classic American McGee's Alice. I didn't quite know how this game would turn out due to the lack of hype surrounding it, but after playing for a few hours I knew that this adventure would be one worth taking. Alice: Madness Returns continues the downward spiral into madness that began in American McGee's Alice, with absolutely brilliant art design and well done gameplay mechanics.
- Artistic Design - Alice: Madness Returns is absolutely genius in its approach to level design and art assets within each level. Each level is unique, immersive, and packed with so much attention to detail. Alice has hair that moves more realistically than any other character that I've seen in a video game.
- Story - Twisted, surreal, and quite haunting; Alice: Madness Returns is a strange journey through a beautiful and hellish world.
- Gameplay - Both the melee and ranged combat works well and is easy to perform. There is a lock-on available to those who would rather focus on one enemy at a time. Platforming is a large focus of the game, and this part of Alice: Madness Returns can be both challenging and satisfying.
- Characters - The world of Alice: Madness Returns is full of quirky and odd characters that are unlike those found in any other game.
- Minor Texture Issues - Sometimes textures will pop in and out depending on your distance from an object.
- Camera Issues - When you're using lock-in, sometimes the camera can get a bit jarring and you can lose your place in the environment.
Alice: Madness Returns is a game that needs to be experienced. It's a wonderful journey through a weird and haunting place. This is a game that feels fresh in today's gaming world. So please, pick it up and give it a try.
Creepy, Twisted....and Beautiful.
It's dark.....twisted.....and creepy. It's a combination of Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Orphanage, etc.) and Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Willy Wonka, etc.) On the other hand, it's beautiful and has such detail that it's a magnificent game to play. Attention was given to every little aspect of the graphics right down to almost every piece being dynamic including pieces far off in the background that aren't part of the gameplay.
In case you don't know the background story of the game, it goes something like this....
The game opens with Alice in a psychiatrist's office. She is telling the Doc about her memories and her mind. The memories come in the form of paper puppets - okay it's much cooler than it sounds. It's quite graphic right down to "Rabbit" (think March Hare) bleeding from the neck and mouth, and then his eyeball pops out. Not graphic enough for you? How about Wonderland fading away and taken over by fire, grabbing hands, and a demonic character that tears Alice's face off? Is that better? Some more cut-scenes, some more info, and Alice falls into Wonderland again. When I started playing the game, I wasn't that impressed, but when we enter Wonderland - well, that's a different story.
You learn some tricks, and then you find the Vorpel Blade. Now, if you know anything about Lewis Carroll, you'll know the Vorpel Blade is used to kill the Jabberwocky (which I assume is the carcass Alice pulls the blade out of when we discover it.)
You'll run into some all out strange "enemies" including large tar blobs with decrepid doll faces, tar like slugs, these little goblin-looking freaks who live in teapots, oh yeah....and then we have these dragonflies called Botterflies (or something) and "EyePot." As you go through the game, you'll collect "teeth" and roses. The roses keep you alive (think "hearts" from other games,) and with the teeth you can upgrade your weapons.
I haven't played all the way through, but already I am quite impressed with it (well, except for the grammar error of saying someone was "hung" instead of "hanged," but I'm a grammar nerd like that.)
Highly recommend Alice: Madness Returns for those who like something dark and different. (Sorry, guys - no zombies in this one...unlike every friggin' game out there!)