Alone in the Dark 3 Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Alone in the Dark 3 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 3 follows the hero of the franchise, Edward Carnby on his latest supernatural case. This time he’s tasked with finding a missing movie crew in an area known as Slaughter Gulch. The region is a haunted part of the Mojave Desert and is a ghost town setting. Edward finds that things are worse than he thought with a group of undead bandits plaguing the town.
The game returns to it’s survival horror roots with this game and thankfully it’s far better than Alone in the Dark 2.
This is also the first game in the series to feature voice acting and all of it is well done. It’s also the first in the franchise to be released only on CD-Rom instead of Floppy Disks.
The game still features some action oriented gameplay and it’s still faster paced than the first game but the controls are very much improved and it feels very smooth when you aim at enemies. This is a huge improvement and makes the game much more enjoyable to play.
There’s also some difficulty options for you to choose based on your skill level. You can make the game really easy or really difficult. This is also pretty nice for those that just want to focus on the story the game has to offer.
Gameplay wise it’s pretty much the same as the previous games just with a different setting and re-skinned enemies. You walk around the region solving puzzles, fighting enemies and picking up items. Not really as innovative as the first game but it’s still pretty fun regardless.
In the end, I found Alone in the Dark 3 to be a pretty enjoyable game. It’s nowhere near as revolutionary as the first game but it’s leaps and bounds better than the second. The addition of voice acting is pretty nice and the improved control scheme is a plus too.
Thanks to taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks.
Shaun Meyers (Kyo Akiara) out!