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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  Melvin Raeynes (26)
Written on  :  Jul 02, 2007
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
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Summary

A welcome return to the legendary survival horror series....

The Good

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare borrows heavily from similar games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil 2 and it has all the typical cliches one would expect from a game in this burgeoning genre.



There are 2 characters to play as, each with their own story. Veteran gamers will instantly recognise Edward Carnby, even in his modern form, as he was the star of the original trilogy. Do note however that this is NOT related to the others.



I found the game to be something of a rip off of a Resident Evil title. There were zombies, a mansion, another conspiracy plot. Oh yeah, and more zombies. There's even this monster that chases the female (Aline) around, just like the Nemesis did to Jill Valentine in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. I think this is why the game failed to attract a wider audience - everything in this game had been done before.



The Bad

There are a few notable glitches, but nothing much. The game can be considered a Resident Evil clone, which may be a good thing or not depending on your taste in games. The tired formula may put some people off.

The Bottom Line

Great horror adventure, combined with chilling lighting effects, and brain teasing puzzles to keep you entertained. Resident Evil fans may want to rent it.