Reviews for Alice: Madness Returns (NA) dns

70

Alright

captainstark | Jan. 27, 2013 | See all captainstark's reviews »

I am a huge fan of the original and I loved most aspects of this game. While not photo-realistic the art design was fantastic and the physx effects (such as Alices hair) were amazing. The story was fairly well written, though a bit choppy in places and the game-play was a lot of fun. A worthy sequel, that being said I do have a few complaints. The lack of boss fights bugged me a bit, the end of each chapter felt a bit weak because of it. Some chapters were a bit long, 3 and 5 in particular tended to drag on a be a bit repetitive. The weapons were decent, though I would have liked to see a larger arsenal. The game was reminiscent of Zelda in that you receive new weapons/tools each level but that stops halfway though (instead you get mini-games, which are fun, but not the same). The ending was a mixed bag, while the writing was interesting I felt it was a bit rushed and had a "wait that was it?" feel to it after all the buildup. Still I recommend this game to fans of the original, anyone who loves a good twisted story, and anyone who loves a good adventure. Still hope they make an American McGee movie, the Tim Burton movie was a bit weak and not nearly twisted enough.

65

Meh

AppleMuffin | Dec. 23, 2012 | See all AppleMuffin's reviews »

I heard the first game was a cult classic so I bought this on Origin - it's not bad, but It's not good. It's mostly I think the lack of originality in the combat system - block, dodge, attack, quick melees and strong ones, and a long range attack - very basic. I did like the idea of insanity though, and the Alice in Wonderland thing is cool. The story is not that good but interesting in its own. It's a linear game with collectables scattered around the level. There's also some light puzzles, but I mean light. Like pull a lever, shrink yourself and crawl through a hole, etc. A forgettable game.

95

i love this game

jaki91 | Dec. 19, 2012 | See all jaki91's reviews »

a great 3rd person hack n slash, with a wonderful world. A good game, who deserve more. but could have more skills in the game.

70

Great Art Style, Dissapointing Gameplay

BillyMays14 | Sept. 26, 2012 | See all BillyMays14's reviews »

Alice: Madness Returns is a game based on the fantastic premise of a warped Wonderland. It's art style is striking and unique and is sure to please most people who lay their eyes on it. However, the gameplay- which is a mixture of combat and platforming- does not match up to the standard. The combat becomes repetitive and the platforming feels floaty and "off". Controls on PC also do not feel very well optimized, recommend a gamepad if possible. You will love the fantastic presentation of this game but be wary of the grating gameplay.

90

Awesomely dark and morbid!

Cooberstooge | Aug. 28, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

Despite all the negativity against this second Alice game, I find myself liking it far more than the original. It looks otherworldly, controls very well, and has next to no bugs in it that I've run across. The cutscenes are in an unbelievably good video quality, and the game truly showcases what a decent gaming computer is capable of.

Combat is very unique, in that the more traditional knife quickly falls to the side when Alice becomes equipped with the Pepper Grinder and other wacky implements. Controls are well-placed, and leaping across vast open spaces by twirling Alice is always fun. The game does have its repetitive moments, but overall I've been quite enjoying it. Spicy Horse has taken a lot of negative hits from gaming sites, and I can't figure out why - the game is very solid, and fun.

All of the different areas you visit throughout the game are highly unique from one another, from dark, humid floating jungles to strange steampunk castles that are slowly crumbling into a seemingly bottomless abyss. Enemies are varied, from strange, mostly harmless little flying things to weird oddities that assemble from the ground, almost like the liquid metal guy from the second Terminator movie.

Alice: Madness Returns is most certainly not a game to be missed, and stinks of Nightmare Before Christmas oddball awesomeness. Definitely get it.

80

Great game

Darkslayer16 | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Darkslayer16's reviews »

Alice is a 3rd person action game that is fairly heavy on platforming but has good air control unlike other games in the genre. The combat is fun and you actually have to pay attention and block / counter on the hard setting and not just mash / spam the attack button. It has a good story and great visuals, I highly recommend it.