American McGee's Alice Reviews (Macintosh)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.4
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.2
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.3

Critic Reviews

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Games4Mac (2001)
"American McGee's Alice" ist ein ungemein fesselndes, atmosphärisches und brillant designtes Meisterstück, das jeder Action-Adventure Fan in seiner Sammlung haben sollte. Nirgend woanders werdet ihr eine solch schicke Präsentation kombiniert mit hervorragender Spielbarkeit vorfinden. Zum absoluten Schnäppchenpreis von 10 € also unbedingt zugreifen! Für Eltern sei noch gesagt, dass das Spiel teils sehr brutale, blutige Elemente enthält und daher nicht in Kinderhände gehört. Für alle anderen: Kaufen und für einige spannende Stunden in ein Märchen für Erwachsene eintauchen...
Mac Addict (Nov, 2001)
American McGee's Alice is way creepier than the original, and the spooky music by Nine Inch Nails' Chris Vrenna only adds to the intensely real trip down insanity lane. The most extreme (and jaded) hard-core shooter fans will find Alice tilted a little too much toward form over function, but everyone else (and that's most of us) will, quite literally, go crazy for it.
American McGee's Alice is a fine game but not an outstanding product when appraised in overall terms, and particularly from an adventure gamer's vantage point. The graphics, aurals, levels and characters all enhance the likelihood of your visit to Wonderland being entertaining—for a while. However, with McGee's willingness to be generic with gameplay and story, we are ultimately let down by excessive and pointless jumping, poor combat, and a rather empty, noninteractive narrative. It's a very pretty and novel game but also flawed, I'm afraid. My "thumb-up" rating is due largely to the graphics, acting, and level design. If you approach it with that expectancy, you may well be pleased.
MacNN (Jul 26, 2001)
Technical issues aside, Alice stands on its own merits as a fantastical adventure into a beloved childhood story-turned-nightmare by level designer American McGee, best known for his work with id Software on Doom II and the Quake series. Although the delivery is skewed by uninteresting combat encounters and unique but unsatisfying weapons, the game has undeniable appeal for its mind-boggling environments, wacky characters, and a story befitting of the Lewis Carroll classic. Those looking for an excursion from the norm won't find a better choice than American McGee's Alice.
Vous êtes un peu nostalgiques dans l'âme mais aimez aussi tout prendre au 54546541° degré ? Un jeu à connaître absolument ! American McGee Alice, malgré son âge, n'a pas pris une ride, il est tout simplement superbe pour son époque et divertira sûrement les grands enfants que vous êtes ! Alors nettoyez vos mickeys, frottez vos claviers, and follow the white rabbit !
Mac Gamer (Nov 29, 2001)
American McGee's Alice is one of the most original games I've reviewed. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I must warn that it is not a game for everyone. It has a mature ESRB rating, but more than the rating, I believe that most children will not enjoy or get Alice because they do not have the appropriate societal baggage to see the details and creative work involved in the game. Hardcore action gamers might be disappointed by Alice's less frenetic gameplay as compared to other first person shooters. And, experienced puzzle gamers will find Alice a quick walk through.
Inside Mac Games (IMG) (Aug 21, 2001)
Alice is exquisitely atmospheric and dripping with thoughtful design considerations. Rogue deserves high marks for the obvious care that went into developing the story and the world with which the player interacts. Everything about Alice attempts to build the atmosphere in which the game lives. Even the packaging of the game opens to not only reveal the CD case containing the game, but a "Psychological Casebook" used to record Alice's progress while she has been a guest at the mental institution. This book is worth a read, as it not only tangibly sets up the arena for the game, it reveals several hints for the successful completion of the game.
AppleLinks.Com (Aug 10, 2001)
So, yeah, American McGee's Alice is a good game. Those looking for a little more style than you can get from Tomb Raider, Rune, etc., are going to find it here. You're also going to find OS X compability, provided you have the RAM for it. American McGee's Alice wants 128MB all to herself, and trust don't want to make her mad. She may look cute, but as a wise man once told me, "A pretty face don't mean no pretty heart."