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Critic Reviews

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Consoles Plus (Sep, 1994)
Un jeu d'aventures exceptionnel qui vous tiendra éveillé des heures durant. L'adaptation est de bonne qualité.
Ação Games (Oct, 1994)
Originalmente lançado como game para PC, Alone in the Dark logo se transformou em clássico para os amantes dos games de terror. Agora os jogadores de 3DO tem a oportunidade de encarar este arrepiante desafio. O esquema de jogo e a movimentação estão idênticos aos do computador. Apenas os gráficos ficaram um pouco inferiores ao original. Mas não compromete. Todo o clima de suspense e terror que caracterizam o game foi mantido, prato cheio para quem gosta de diversão inteligente com muitos sustos.
After the tragic Dr. Hauzer I was sceptical about how this would perform. No need, though, because this is a spot on conversion from the PC original, and it runs at a speed comparable to a 486 33mhz PC. The sound is the biz in this version and the only difference is that you can't have as many saved-game positions as the PC. Alone is an excellent game but there are too many collectibles which are of no use in the game. I'd prefer it if this had been the sequel.
Megablast (Sep, 1994)
Die Optik mit den superben Animationen hat sich auch am 3D= das Prädikat „brillant“ verdient, und die mit Digi-Sprache und Wolfsgeheul aufgepeppte Soundkulisse steht da kaum zurück. Binnen Kürze bereitet auch die Padsteuerung viel Freude, man kann hier also nur zuraten. Der technisch opulente Besuch im Dunkeln hat so viel Atmosphäre und aufregende Monsteraction zu bieten, daß Adventure- und Metzelliebhaber gleichermaßen auf ihre Kosten kommen – uns sich jetzt schon auf die Fortsetzungen freuen werden. Denn am PC/CD-ROM geht Alone in the Dark bereits in die dritte Runde!
Game Players (Jan, 1995)
The 3DO version improves some on the PC title by adding extra digitized sound effects and voices. Overall, this is a scary little number that's well worth the time and effort. Go for it!
3DO Magazine (UK) (Dec, 1994)
unlike most adventures the design and innovation of Alone becomes more not less impressive towards the games climax. Clearly, as the programmers became more comfortable with their original idea they got more ambitious, imbuing their product with a degree of artistry rarely seen in a video game. So despite being a drearily unimaginative conversion, the strength of the original game makes it still well worth a look.
A faithful translation of the PC title, this game has excellent graphics and sound plus is more strategy-oriented. Getting used to the perspective and controls takes a little bit of time. But for fans of more deliberate gameplay, this is the one to get. Playing as a man or a woman is a nice touch (each with their own stories), with plenty to explore.
Video Games (Jan, 1996)
Zugegeben, der zweite Teil sieht grafisch besser aus. Dafür spielt er sich aber schlechter. Auch wenn Ihr stillsteht, hampelt Euer Charakter permanent rum, schaut sich die Gegend an oder macht sich mit der Knarre wichtig. In Konfliktsituationen wird hierdurch und durch die oft lausigen Blickwinkel das Zielen beim Schießen oder Schlagen erschwert. Im ersten Teil ist die Kameraposition zwar auch nicht immer optimal, behindert werdet Ihr dadurch aber seltener. (...) Durch bessere technische Qualtät und die tiefere Schauergeschichte ist Alone In The Dark 1 in jedem Fall das bessere Spiel des Duetts.
Edge (Sep, 1994)
Of course, despite these flaws 3DO Alone In The Dark is a great game – even a group of particularly stupid monkeys would have had a job mucking up this conversion. It looks good, the gameplay is engrossing, and the soundtrack is atmospheric. And it’s worth noting that this two-year-old title is more playable than much modern 3DO software.
GamePro (US) (Nov, 1994)
Alone in the Dark is for gamers who want a little puzzle, a little challenge and lots of hangtime. While the action is nothing to write home about, you'll marvel at use of fully animated polygons and 3-D views. The problem is, after that you'll be all alone.
Mega Fun (Oct, 1995)
Die 3DO-Umsetzung des bekannten PC-Spiels hat in Sachen Grafik glücklicherweise nichts eingebüßt: Es sieht immer noch gut aus, wie die Dame im Rock das Gewehr lässig über die Schulter legt. Grafik allein reicht aber leider nicht: Die (häufig verhinderbaren) Kämpfe sind recht reizlos, da die gegnerischen Figuren - auch die eigene - ihr Pensum an grafisch anregenden Manövern schnell ausgereizt haben. Imposant sind die Auftritte einiger Monster, die von guten Sounds unterstützt werden. Ein Gefühl von Action während des Kampfes vermisse ich aber, da Interplay seinen bösen Buben kein eigenes Taktikgefühl zuerkannt hat. Schade, daß die sehr schön gestalteten 3D-Räume durch den mangelnden Reiz des Spieles fast wie ein Innenarchitekten-Demo wirken. Das Mysterium zu lüften. sollte für Fans dieser Spiele-Kategorie jedoch ein Grund sein, sich dieses Spiel einmal anzuschauen.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 29, 2001)
The controls are a bit clumsy thanks to a confusing user interface. An "action" menu lets decide if you want to fight, search, push, etc. Thank goodness there is a "run" button, because otherwise the slow pace would be unbearable. While most of the puzzles aren't too bad, getting past some of the monsters can be a chore. A few of these creatures look downright silly - one looks like the Tasmanian devil! Alone in the Dark is at its best when you're searching and exploring, but the low frame rate makes the fighting slow and confusing. There aren't too many thrills in this game, but there is a certain amount of suspense. The sound effects and background music are particularly effective. You can save your place at any time. Alone in the Dark was an innovative game for its time, but it has not aged particularly well.

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