Alone in the Dark 2 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Alone in the Dark 2 by Infogrames and I Motion. I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Alone in the Dark 2 follows private investigator, Edward Carnby, who has come to a mansion known as Hell’s Kitchen where his friend had been murdered. Edward is determined to get revenge on those that committed the murder and the game takes on a very different approach than the previous game.
Unlike the previous game, this game features none of the survival horror elements that made the first game great. Instead it takes on a more action oriented approach and you’re simply gunning down everybody in sight as you exact revenge on them.
The game has a pirate theme and the people that you’re defeating are immortal pirates that inhabit the mansion. The ultimate objective is to take out their leader One Eyed Jack and the person in control of them named Elizabeth.
The only real story this game has is backstory that’s told through a series of books and they only detail the pirates that you face. Outside of that there’s no story whatsoever.
The music choices for this game were really weird as well. Sometimes it sounds like James Bond music, other times it’s playing Pirate themed music and the happy-go-lucky music that also plays is off-putting too. The entire soundtrack is a mish-mash of genres and it really doesn’t fit in any way, shape or form.
Gameplay wise, the controls are absolutely terrible and aren’t suited for an action type game like this. Aiming a gun at your enemies is near impossible due to the camera angles and once you get hit once, you get stun locked into a flurry of attacks which force you to reload the game or you’ll die.
Overall, Alone in the Dark 2 is easily one of the worst sequels to a great game that I’ve ever played and I wouldn’t recommend playing it in the least. Unless you like to torture yourself with really bad games then avoid this one at all costs, it stinks.
Thanks for reading the review folks and I’ll be back with a new one soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!