HIGH Shodan is an outright creepy antagonist.
LOW The lack of guidance isn’t inviting to new players.
WTF There’s a gorilla-tiger hybrid!
Alone in the Dark is back! After a 15 year absence — and yes, I’m aware of the terrible co-op shooter from 2015, it doesn’t count – the literal first name in survival horror is back! GameCritics was invited to an online preview event, and I have thoughts!
HIGH The leanness and meanness of the overall experience.
LOW Some slightly awkward combat/stealth encounters in the back half.
WTF Some of the meanest rats I’ve ever encountered.
HIGH Leon’s highly expanded moveset leads to tons of ways to approach each encounter
LOW It’s all so darn dour
WTF Am I the only one on Earth who actually likes well-done QTEs?
HIGH Great plot, excellent pace, strong ambiance.
LOW Too short and lacks depth in exploring its themes and artwork.
WTF The crawling painting ladies.
HIGH The voice acting and artwork are polished.
LOW The “choices”.
WTF Holly’s parents.
HIGH The use of a camera is an FPS-like combat system without the violence!
LOW The small amount of things to do.
WTF The collectibles are a bunch of creepy haunted dolls.
HIGH The Devil In Me boss fight.
LOW Trying to kill hordes of rats and scarabs.
WTF The ‘flesh tube’ tunnel.