Alone in the Dark (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mr Creosote (32)
Written on  :  Dec 26, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Quite good, but far too short

The Good

The athmosphere is great! The different perspectives (almost cinemalike) and the sound support the gloomy feeling of the game. There is often more than one solution to a situation. The graphics are good, even better than in the next episodes.

The Bad

The controls sometimes do not work (e.g. running is difficult). In some cases the perspectives are not very good which is a disadvantage in fighting. There are a few unfair scenes. The puzzles are not that genious. IT IS MUCH TOO SHORT.

The Bottom Line

Action-Adventure that concentrates more on action. You see yourself from different perspectives in the game, depending on where you are. Pretends to be based on a novel but most players won't notice.