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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (Dreamcast)

78
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.4
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (17 votes) 3.4


The Press Says

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95
Consoles Plus
Avec ses graphismes nettement soignés, ce titre est une vraie bombe. Des énigmes excellentes, l'ambiance de la série respectée... On en redemande.
90
Game Chronicles
At $20, the Dreamcast version is not only cheaper than its PC and PSX cousins (both coming in at over $30), but it is clearly the best of all three versions. The graphics have really been improved, and the control system which was always designed for a game controller is now quite functional. The ability to play the same story from two unique perspectives is nothing new, but this game pulls off the concept quite nicely. The wide variety of environments offers great atmosphere and terrifying gameplay. It's not the scariest game on the block, but if you love a good thrill you will definitely want to check out this fourth installment in the Alone in the Dark saga.
87
4Players.de
Optisch und akustisch ist Alone In The Dark auch auf der Dreamcast über nahezu jeden Zweifel erhaben. Das eindrucksvolle Spiel zwischen Licht und Schatten sorgt für eine unvergleichliche Gruselatmosphäre. Ob in der Rolle Edward Carnbys oder Aline Cedracs, Spannung und Schockmomente stellen Eure Nerven auf eine harte Probe. Anspruchsvolle Rätsel, ständiger Munitionsmangel und Gegnerflut lassen den Schwierigkeitsgrad ohne Lösung zwar oft überzogen erscheinen, mit der richtigen Taktik hält sich der Frust jedoch meist in Grenzen. Nur schade, dass unnötige Designmängel wie mehrmals wiederkehrende oder hängen bleibende Gegner, schwache Automap- und Speicherfunktionen, sowie gelegentliche Tonprobleme den hervorragenden Gesamteindruck trüben. Nervenstarke Horrorfans können dennoch bedenkenlos zugreifen.
85
Planet Dreamcast
Overall, despite sloppily implemented key and map features, and few other minor problems, Darkworks have succeeded in bringing the Alone In The Dark series back to form. Fantastic graphics and superbly realized locales make this one of the best survival-horror games on the Dreamcast, although it doesn't quite put down Capcom's best efforts. If you've already completed Resident Evil: Code Veronica, find Capcom's budget PSX conversions a little unappetising, and yearn for an all new epic survival-horror title, then pick up Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare. But just remember to play with the lights out and the sound up!
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Inconditionnels de Lovecraft, fans de Resident Evil, passionnés de film d'horreur, ne cherchez plus. Alone in the Dark : the New Nightmare est la solution pour prolonger le cauchemar sur votre écran de télé. Une expérience à tenter absolument, seul dans le noir...
83
neXGam
Auch in Sachen Sound kann AitD4 voll und ganz überzeugen. Das Knarren des Bodens im Herrenhaus, das Platschen des Sumpfgebietes, ja sogar das Sabbern der Monster scheint man ganz genau raus zu hören. Besonders bei den etwas größeren Zwischengegnern weiß der Sound ebenfalls zu überzeugen. Sobald etwas Wichtiges geschieht, wird die Stimmung durch die Musik ganz dramatisch und als Spieler passt man dadurch nur noch besser auf. Auch in den anderen Sparten ist Alone in the Dark 4 top: die Steuerung ist schnell erlernt und geht dann auch locker von der Hand,,, der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist ok,,, usw.
83
SegaFan.com
Desde un punto de vista más subjetivo he de decir que AITD me ha reportado una buena cantidad de horas de diversión y sustos, con el buen hacer que es de agradecer en estos juegos, y espero fervientemente la próxima entrega de la saga. Para Capcom un mensaje: tomad nota señores de Capcom, Infogrames os pone las cosas muy difíciles, espero que seáis unos dignos competidores y los próximos RE en GameCube estén a la altura de esta magnífica obra de DarkWorks.
80
Super Play
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare är ett mäktigt äventyr med en tung ruvande stämning vars uttryck i grafik och ljud gör sig mycket bra på Dreamcast.
80
Game Informer Magazine
Unfortunately, when you go up against RE Code: Veronica armed with only a flashlight, you just aren't going to win the battle. That said, I do think you owe it to the game, and yourself, to see that it doesn't go down completely in vain.
80
GamersMark
While Capcom made survival horror famous, it was Infogrames that "made" it. No better way to top of the short-lived life of the dreamcast than with this exceptional title. I really see no reason any dreamcast owner would not want to buy this game to fill their collection.
80
Gamekult
Alone in the Dark 4 est une petite merveille d'angoisse et de réalisation. La Dreamcast montre une fois de plus ici tout son potentiel et en s'appuyant sur un scénario solide et une ambiance très travaillée, ce dernier opus de la série entre directement au panthéon des survival horror sur console. Frissons et angoisses garanties dans ce titre qui exploite à merveille le concept de l'obscurité sans jamais tomber dans le sombre. Ames sensibles ne pas s'abstenir car il serait dommage de passer à côté d'un tel jeu qui contentera la plupart des joueurs candidats à un peu d'horreur. Certes Alone in the Dark 4 est presque devenu un Resident Evil mais il reste un des meilleurs jeux du genre sur consoles.
80
Gameguru Mania
Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare is very good playable, that mean the game isn't the most difficult game around. There are no difficulty levels to choose from. As you play you will understand that the difficulty is "unbalanced". The controls are quite fine, but it's more comfortable to play the game with game pad instead regular keyboard and mouse. Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare is definitely well done survival horror game, if you like "classic" survival horrors, buy it.
80
GamePro (US)
After a long hiatus, the series that inspired Resident Evil is back with a new look. Alone in the Dark doesn't reclaim its survival/horror crown, but it does shine a pretty light on the genre.
78
Gamezone (Germany)
Die neue Fortsetzung von Alone In The Dark, mit dem Untertitel The New Nightmare, macht dem Horror alle Ehre. Mit einer sehr dichten Atmosphäre und interessanten Story überzeugt dieses Action-Adventure alle mal. Die geränderte Grafik ist ebenfalls sehr interessant, vor allem wenn eine der beiden zur Verfügung stehenden Hauptfiguren, mit der Taschenlampe herum fuchtelt. Um jedes Detail der Umgebung zu entdecken, ist dies schon nötig. Anspruchsvolle Rätsel unterstützen das Gameplay, welches allerdings einen kleinen Kritikpunkt vorweisen kann: Die Spielfigur lässt sich nur mit dem Steuerkreuz bewegen. Ansonsten ist die Steuerung und das Inventar-Menü recht einleuchtend. Während dem Spiel sind die Monster, welche sehr erschreckend in Szene gesetzt worden sind, zwar etwas lästig, aber man wird schon mit ihnen fertig.
78
Power Unlimited
Het sfeervolle Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare laat opnieuw zien hoe sterk de DC grafisch is. Jammer dat de gameplay zichzelf te veel herhaalt om te blijven boeien.
76
Armchair Empire, The
AITD suffers from its too-close resemblance to Resident Evil. If as the saying goes imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the creators of Resident Evil should be ecstatic. But despite some flaws, I actually enjoyed the game. The Dreamcast could use one last decent survival-horror title before it heads out to console pasture, and AITD does a nice job providing it. Unfortunately, compared to Resident Evil: Codename Veronica, The New Nightmare is left behind alone in the Dark. Codename Veronica set the standard on the Dreamcast for the survival-horror genre. AITD falls short of that benchmark, but comes within striking distance. If you just can’t get enough survival-horror gaming, then this is an enjoyable way to consume 8-12 hours of gameplay. Those with a weak heart or who don’t like things that go bump in the night, however, may want to leave a light on.
75
GameSpy
After reading all the bad stuff I found in the game, don't get me wrong Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare is a pretty good game and something that I would recommend any horror fan to play. The game is a good effort by Darkworks and Infogrames, and is well worth the $20. The game does have its downs and leaves room for improvement, but it also has its high points.
75
Planet Dreamcast
After reading all the bad stuff I found in the game, don't get me wrong Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare is a pretty good game and something that I would recommend any horror fan to play. The game is a good effort by Darkworks and Infogrames, and is well worth the $20. The game does have its downs and leaves room for improvement, but it also has its high points. Alone In the Dark: The New Nightmare is a great addition to any horror fan's game library, and is a perfect game to pickup for the halloween season.
75
Game Informer Magazine
The CG cutscenes are lifted right out of the PS-X version, and the graphics are barely improved, resulting in a disappointing port of a really good game. Still worth a play, but nowhere near next-gen.
73
IGN
There's an awful saving system. With a nod to the Ink Ribbon of Resident Evil, once you grab a few Charms of Saving, you can save anywhere at anytime. However, should you save and restart your game, all your previous actions you've completed will be undone... that's right, you'll have to redo them again. Despite that saving problem, it's still a pretty decent survival horror game for those that grew up on Resident Evil - you'll definitely enjoy the setting and nice visuals this game has to offer. But if you grew up on this series and were hoping for the next great chapter, you'll be left alone in the dark.
69
GameSpot
While Capcom's Resident Evil is known as the series that brought the survival-horror genre to the mainstream, Alone in the Dark is the series that invented it. While there have been no less than three iterations of the game for the PC, the series has never really gotten its due on consoles, even though it has made appearances on the PlayStation and the long-forgotten 3DO. Now, close to six years later, the Alone in the Dark series rears its head on the Dreamcast, and it does so with some fairly decent results.
25
The Video Game Critic
I'm all for being imaginative, but I couldn't tell the head from the tail for some of these ridiculous creatures. Most aren't as frightening as they are annoying. Finally, there are the puzzles, which tend to make no sense at all. Throw in some invisible portals, and the game becomes a confusing mess. There are even some curse words thrown in for good measure. Alone In The Dark The New Nightmare is a generic adventure that fails to scare or intrigue.