Alternate Reality: The City (DOS)

Alternate Reality: The City DOS From the intro - the Aliens appear over your city [EGA]


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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (4 votes) 3.3

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The graphics are uninspiring, while the sound (if you can call it that) is more irritating than useful. The solid gameplay takes a while to emerge.
Aus sieben Teilen hätte die alternative Wirklichkeit einmal bestehen sollen, doch nach „The City“ und „The Dungeons“ kam schon der Weltuntergang. Woran lag's? Die 3D-Grafik (mit kleinem Sichtfenster à la „Bard's Tale“) ist ganz passabel, der Sound ebenfalls. Aber die Benutzerführung! Maus und Joystick kommen nur sehr begrenzt zum Einsatz, ansonsten darf man sich mit der unlogisch belegten Tastatur abplagen. Die Story ist auch nicht gerade der letzte Schrei in der Galaxis.
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