Eden Promises Big Fixes For Alone In The Dark PS3
When we reviewed Alone in the Dark for the PS2, we were sorely disappointed (obviously). And even though the Xbox 360 version fared much better according to reviews, the new survival/horror title still didn't cut the mustard according to most gamers.
But since then, we've been receiving glimmers of hope from various news outlets and Eden Studios, who have been saying we can expect a superior version when it arrives for the PlayStation 3 this fall. Of course, as we know it has to improve significantly in order to make it worth your $60, we were a little leery about the promises. But thanks to one reader who noticed a good article at Eurogamer, it seems there is a chance that Alone in the Dark PS3 could be a completely different kind of animal...
Eden stopped over at the Leipzig Games Convention to show off the PS3 version, and came right out and admitted to the poor aspects of the 360 version that Eurogamer called "insanely rubbish" in their review. Owning up to things is the first step, right? And as the article says, the new changes are indeed significant: "Changes include streamlined inventory systems, more coherent integration of the irritating final section of the game with those flipping trees, and a better camera system and controls for on-foot and driving sections." The Eurogamer reviewer who really disliked the 360 version, Kristan Reed, tried out the PS3 version and said it "feels much better now."
Now, all of this is coming to the 360 version via an upcoming patch, too. But it's all going to be included in the PS3 version, so we're suddenly looking forward to seeing if the developers really did fix the major drawbacks. We remain optimists!
Related Game(s): Alone in the Dark
9/2/2008 Ben Dutka