Eden Turning Up The Heat With Alone In The Dark: Inferno
When we heard Alone in the Dark was delayed on the PlayStation 3, we were sorely disappointed. But then, we played the PS2 version (and the 360 version, although we of course didn't review it), and weren't so disappointed anymore. However, Eden Studios has sworn that PS3 owners will get a very different animal when their version arrives later this fall, and they're standing by that vow.
Apparently, the game is now called Alone in the Dark: Inferno; they figured they needed to change the name due to all the drastic enhancements and improvements. According to the press release - found over at UK site, TheElectronicTheatre - the reworked title will feature "sizzling gameplay enhancements, red-hot content and the hellish storyline," all of which has clearly inspired the Inferno part. They say that the "camera, inventory system and control system" have all been entirely revamped "for maximum immersion." As we scrolled down through the list of improvements, we have to say, we're actually thinking Eden could've fixed the serious problems: we get full 360-degree camera control now, the controls have been "fine-tuned," there are more on-screen tips (needed those), and there's even a new action sequence included in the story. Obviously, this isn't the game 360 owners got earlier this year, and that's a good thing.
If you want to check out the fully detailed list for yourself, feel free to do so. Even though you've probably got about a hundred other games you want to try, we have to remind you that the concept behind Alone in the Dark was solid. It's just that the implementation was crucially flawed...if they've really overhauled the entire gameplay foundation in Alone in the Dark: Inferno, then we could have a definite survival/horror winner on our hands.
Related Game(s): Alone in the Dark: Inferno
10/10/2008 Ben Dutka