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Alone in the Dark (DOS)

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Written by  :  Terrence Bosky (5235)
Written on  :  Jan 31, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

The House the Lovecraft Built

The Good

What could you not like about a game that takes place within the ancient house of a fallen family? This game is the precursor to the survival horror genre and one of the first to animate a polygonal character against a pre-rendered background.

From the moment you take over the playing you must barricade yourself or get attacked by monsters. Also, this game makes great use of camera angles. There is nothing creepier than entering a room and seeing a hint of a monster just behind you.

Finally, loved the library. There are some books that aren't meant to be read.

The Bad

Graphically this game doesn't hold up well. Audio is a little shaky. The biggest problem is the controls, sluggish would be a kind way to describe it.

The Bottom Line

While still a fun game, if you didn't play this game in its time, then you might wonder what the big deal is. One of the better Lovecraft games though.