Alice: Madness Returns
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Alice: Madness Returns is a psychological horror themed platformer and the sequel to American McGee's Alice.
Why It Rocks
- A lot of interesting and surreal environments, such as an underwater village made out of wrecked ships, a steampunk factory world and a world made of East Asian artwork.
- On top of that, Alice has a unique outfit for most of the game's levels to go along with the theme.
- Dark and dreamlike atmosphere.
- There is a well made tonal shift at the beginning of the game. Starting off in a seemingly tranquil forest before the darker atmosphere fully kicks in.
- Decent combat.
- Impressive and beautiful graphics due to the surreal environment.
- The weapons are creative, including the Vorpal Blade, the Pepper Grinder (which functions like a Gatling Gun), the Hobby Horse (functioning like a mallet) and the Teapot Cannon.
- All of the following can be upgraded.
- Interesting story.
- You can collect fragments of Alice's memories with provide some interesting backstory.
- Lots of replay value.
- Excellent platforming that allows the player to glide and jump multiple times in the air.
- Falling off of platforms doesn't instantly kill you.
- When Alice is nearly dead, she can enter a hysteria mode. Which functions like as a last stand rage ability.
- Alice can shrink in size to not only walk though small spaces, but to also reveal invisible writing and platforms.
- The artwork in the cutscenes is interesting.
- Excellent sequel to the original American McGee's Alice
- "I'M ON MY PERIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!"
- You can't purchase this game on Steam anymore.
- The Ending is abrupt and somewhat unsatisfying.
- The combat, while solid, can get repetitive sometimes.
- Sadly, the game did not sell well at release and another sequel is not likely because of this.