Alice: Madness Returns details
|Formats:||15 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Genres:||Adventure, Arcade/Platform, Role-playing|
|Rental release:||17 Jun 2011|
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Decent platformer but has some issuesBy DA200 (142 reviews) from Cambs , 19 Jun 2011
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[Highly rated reviewer]This is a twisted and dark version of the 'alice in wonderland' story (in-fact, its a sequel to the old PC game, which is included via download code in retail box versions)
The game is mainly a platformer with flicking switches, hack and slash combat and shooting pepper grinder (more like a Gatling gun). The platforming is very forgiving, good thing as you will fall a lot and it will put you back very close to where you fell. Alice will not grab any edges of platforms etc, she will just float to her death. Can be a problem but once you get use the double jump and then float, it becomes easier.
the enemies are all twisted versions of the source material, although it just repeats them for the rest of the game. The chapters are very long, the game does auto save at points
The graphics are good and help to create a creepy, messed up world of Alice's nightmare. Although some textures are low res
Sadly the game gets a bit repetitive after few chapters (each chapter takes about 2 to 3 hours)
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borning and very dullBy jennie76 (2 reviews) , 24 Apr 2013I have to this game for me was very boring. I tried playing it for one hour and it gave me a headache. Even the graphics wasn't up to much either. Whatever you do don't rent this game it will be a waste of your time.
Madness certainly returnsBy AliHarvey (4 reviews) from Edinburgh , 16 Apr 2013This game will drive even the dullest of people mad with boredom. The graphics are similar to ps2 but with that being said gameplay is most important. However the game fails to deliver. Completing the game is such an ardous process I gave up on chapter one. Which took me a solid 2-3 hours. The game consists of 7 chapters. You do the math. 500+ titles to rent on here and this is NOT one of them.
DO NOT RENTBy a customer , 13 Apr 2013WAS REALLY LOOKING 4WRD 2 PLAYING THIS GAME HAS HEARD GOOD THINGS ABOT IT HOWEVER HALFWAY THROUGH CARUPED MY FILES AND HAD 2 RESET MY PS3 ON NUMOUROUS OCCASSIONS PLEASE DO NOT RENT ! ! !
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loved itBy maggiekeady (2 reviews) , 26 Mar 2013great fun game :)) worth a rent i reely enjoyed this game kids and adults rent rent rent :D also graphics r top nd story ws gud gt bit hard on the hardist settin
Beautiful, but repetitiveBy Nicola_ (3 reviews) , 20 Mar 2013I was really excited to play this game. I love anything a bit messed up/different and this seemed to fit the bill from the many reviews I'd read. Firstly, the game is beautiful. It has to be said. The dark version of Wonderland is incredibly rendered, with even the 'good guys' appearing sinister. The back story is reasonably interesting, and I guarantee you'll want to find as many 'memories' as you can. The 'Old London' setting is also fascinating, and the switch between there and Wonderland is interesting. I personally feel 'Old London' was under-used, as it was almost as creepy as Wonderland. Downsides: The combat is a bit of a nightmare. I was reduced to button bashing to get through most of the battles. The enemies are creepy, but are ultimately rehashed throughout the whole game. The game is very linear. It is SERIOUSLY long. Having put in a good few hours and discovering I hadn't even completed the first chapter I wasn't sure whether I was glad I was getting my money's worth, or whether I wished they'd gone for content over length. It's repetitive. With the exception of a few scenes, a lot of the game is just 'more of the same'. Fighting the rehashed enemies, jumping on air vents, rinse and repeat... Just a note: If you're looking for an easy ride as far as achievements go, then this game certainly isn't for you. You can't 1000 points it unless you complete it on nightmare difficulty, and have the download code for the original Alice game- which only comes with retail copies. Summed up: the game is stunning to look at, but wanting to see the different parts of Wonderland was ultimately the only thing that kept me playing.