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orcane
April 12 2011, 04:10:09 PM
Who's gonna play that, besides jks (never gets old, c/d?)? I definitely want this ASAP.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/ali ... s-returns/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/tag/alice-madness-returns/)

I can't even fully remember the previous one other than I had a lot of fun with running around as a psycho girl slashing things up left and right, but resorted to /noclip for some of the more elaborate jumping puzzles (although the feet indicator was a great idea IMO). I'll need to replay, meanwhile there's some screenshots which look good, some CGI teasers which don't tell us anything about the gameplay and a gameplay trailer which makes the game look like it plays a lot like the parts I do remember about the first game of American McGee, presenting American McGee's take on American McGee's Alice by American McGee.

Lorkin Desal
April 12 2011, 04:25:47 PM
Yeah, looks like quite a cool game. I like the concept of the books and the way that they have been adapted in to a much darker world for the games.

Iloni Atoriandra
April 12 2011, 05:00:20 PM
Will be at least pirating.

fffuuu
April 12 2011, 05:04:49 PM
worth playing the first one? never got around to it, think i've got a copy somewhere....

Koga
April 12 2011, 06:36:44 PM
worth playing the first one? never got around to it, think i've got a copy somewhere....


Don't know how well the game has aged but I thought it was a great game at the time.

fffuuu
April 12 2011, 07:17:21 PM
I'm not one of those whiny biatches who demand SOTA graphics in all my games. I'll give it some time.

Iloni Atoriandra
April 12 2011, 07:34:26 PM
I never played the first but I think its dated to the point the graphics would hurt me now, might be some high res packs for it though as there seem to be for quite a lot of games.

orcane
April 12 2011, 08:33:36 PM
Alice is using Q3 tech, if any of the Q3 engine games out there hurt you then you probably shouldn't touch it, otherwise it's fine, the basic mechanics are standard fare 3rd person shooting/melee you can find in even today's games.

The only thing that worries me about this game is that it's EA aka. "We'll DLC Everything To Death & Co.", or EA aka. "We'll Streamline Everything To The Point You Won't Recognize Your Favourite Predecessor Anymore".

Trip!
April 12 2011, 09:35:05 PM
From the 10 minute play I watched online a couple of days ago, it looks like it plays and sounds a fair amount like Soul Reaver.

Bring it the fuck on!

Iloni Atoriandra
April 12 2011, 10:23:06 PM
Alice is using Q3 tech, if any of the Q3 engine games out there hurt you then you probably shouldn't touch it, otherwise it's fine, the basic mechanics are standard fare 3rd person shooting/melee you can find in even today's games.

The only thing that worries me about this game is that it's EA aka. "We'll DLC Everything To Death & Co.", or EA aka. "We'll Streamline Everything To The Point You Won't Recognize Your Favourite Predecessor Anymore".

Might have a look at the original then didnt realise it wasnt that old.

Fuck EA I used to boycott their games and pirate them all but then it ended up with nearly every game coming out under EA and some of them are actually worth money before EA get the rape baton out.

fffuuu
April 21 2011, 05:31:38 PM
http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2011/04/21/alice-madness-returns-preview/

Bit-tech got a hands on preview. looks p. good.

orcane
April 21 2011, 06:19:01 PM
Sounds like playing with console controllers might be annoying.

Venec
April 21 2011, 10:26:23 PM
I've been always a fan of Alice, and McGee's Alice is my all time favorite TPP. Looking forward to more madness, I mean just look at her:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/11/feb/alice2.jpg

:nostradamus:

Venec
April 22 2011, 12:08:42 AM
Have this .gif for all you stabbity needs:

http://www.gamer.ru/system/attached_images/images/000/326/086/original/00001car.gif?1298140868

Iloni Atoriandra
April 23 2011, 09:00:45 AM
Think I may have to play the first one before this comes out since its a direct sequel.

fffuuu
April 23 2011, 10:06:48 PM
ugh, been werkin my way through the first one. can't beat the farkin bandersnatch

XenosisReaper
May 7 2011, 09:24:32 PM
http://thegamingliberty.com/wp-content/uploads/alice_madness_1_small.jpg

Didn't see a thread, and I got an email from EA about it so thought I might make one.

Alice: Madness Returns is the sequel to the year 2000 PC game, American McGee's Alice. (Fucking awesome game btw)

Game is a "dark and dangerous retelling of the fall of Wonderland" Also features lots and lots of knives.
Madness Returns takes place eleven years after the events of its predecessor, the same amount of time between the two games' releases. Alice was released from Rutledge's Insane Asylum at the end of the original game, and now lives in Victorian London under the care of a psychiatrist, where the traumatic memories of her parents' deaths in a fire continue to haunt her. Although she seemed stable for a decade, she now begins to experience previously repressed memories that indicate that the fire which claimed her parents' lives (which in the original game was seen to have been caused by a cat knocking over an oil lamp near the fireplace) may not have been as accidental as she remembered; these memories will take the form of retcons to the existing backstory. However, the stress caused by regaining these lost memories have caused her hallucinations and internal struggle to increase in severity, and she returns to Wonderland in hopes of security and comfort. Unfortunately, it has once again become warped by her growing insanity, and she must save its residents - and herself - from the evil that is taking over Wonderland and also embarks on finding the true cause of her family's mysterious deaths if she wishes to retain her precious sanity.

Official Trailer.
[youtube:2jksd8p4]up21p1_vTbI[/youtube:2jksd8p4]
Gameplay Trailer,
[youtube:2jksd8p4]X7NIZ18nq2c[/youtube:2jksd8p4]

http://cache.g4tv.com/images/ImageDb3/245852_l/Alice-Madness-Returns-Screenshots.jpg

Looks pretty sweet, EA didn't totally fuck up Deadspace so I'm hoping they can keep out of this one as well.

filingo
May 7 2011, 09:29:04 PM
you actually made two identical threads but i deleted one so its fine now ~

XenosisReaper
May 7 2011, 09:34:52 PM
you actually made two identical threads but i deleted one so its fine now ~

I'm pretty sure I'm the worst poster ever tbh, thanks

Venec
May 7 2011, 10:34:11 PM
The gameplay in that demo looks fun, I especially like that new "butterfly teleportation" and the arstyle remains true to the original. Plus Alice looks cute in those new dresses, as psychotic girl with a big butcher's knife can be. The only thing I'm worried about is that all weapons I've seen so far are just reskinned copies from the original; granted it's just 10 minutes long portion of the game but still. Hoping for some new toys and even more sarcastic remarks from our favorite cat.

Venec
May 7 2011, 10:43:17 PM
Forgot one thing: they better have Chris Vrenna making music for this one as well, because damm:

[youtube:2in241yl]5Kkw1QcJ8Nk[/youtube:2in241yl]

XenosisReaper
May 7 2011, 10:57:39 PM
Forgot one thing: they better have Chris Vrenna making music for this one as well, because damm:

[youtube:8wisd2ff]5Kkw1QcJ8Nk[/youtube:8wisd2ff]

I saw a number of forumposters claim this to be the case, still looking for source

Womble
May 7 2011, 11:06:30 PM
The first game had terrible controls, was too easy and a story riddled with holes but damn the art direction and overall feel made up for it.

Venec
May 7 2011, 11:31:39 PM
Forgot one thing: they better have Chris Vrenna making music for this one as well, because damm:

snip

I saw a number of forumposters claim this to be the case, still looking for source

I hope it's true! Music in the original made wonders for immersion.


The first game had terrible controls, was too easy and a story riddled with holes but damn the art direction and overall feel made up for it.

Alice parents die in a fire while she fell asleep reading Alice in Wonderland (she's not THE Alice), she goes crazy from the survivor's guilt and ends up in asylum. The rest is fever dream which ends with coming to term with her parent's death and regaining her sanity. Granted it's been some time since I've played the game, but where are the plotholes?

XenosisReaper
May 7 2011, 11:34:25 PM
Forgot one thing: they better have Chris Vrenna making music for this one as well, because damm:

snip

I saw a number of forumposters claim this to be the case, still looking for source

If it si true, it's awesome.


The first game had terrible controls, was too easy and a story riddled with holes but damn the art direction and overall feel made up for it.

Alice parents die in a fire while she fell asleep reading Alice in Wonderland (she's not THE Alice), she goes crazy from the survivor's guilt and ends up in asylum. The rest is fever dream which ends with coming to term with her parent's death and regaining her sanity. Granted it's been some time since I've played the game, but where are the plotholes?

I'd find it pretty hard to spot any plotholes as opposed to simply batshit insanity.

orcane
May 8 2011, 01:56:16 AM
it's not SHC anymore, search index actually works etc.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=459 (http://failheap-challenge.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=459)

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 08:25:50 AM
it's not SHC anymore, search index actually works etc.

http://failheap-challenge.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=459

That thread was shit, this thread has content.

orcane
May 8 2011, 09:41:42 AM
Apparently page 2 means it doesn't exist.

Hels
May 8 2011, 05:31:29 PM
Merged.

Morans.

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 06:40:26 PM
OH GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.

Hels
May 8 2011, 08:58:10 PM
OH GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.

Modded. u jelly? :guinness:

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 09:02:46 PM
You've merged a shit thread old thread with a good new thread but buried all the new content on the second page where nobody will read it, that's what you've done.

Sofia Roseburn
May 8 2011, 09:08:48 PM
Fix your avatar and we can talk.

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 09:14:42 PM
Fix your avatar and we can talk.

Like this? (I don't actually care about the thread merger tbh, i'm just pretty bored)

Hels
May 8 2011, 09:16:59 PM
You've merged a shit thread old thread with a good new thread but buried all the new content on the second page where nobody will read it, that's what you've done.

butthuert

Sofia Roseburn
May 8 2011, 09:21:56 PM
butthuert

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 09:25:47 PM
http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/files/2010/02/So-Butt-Hurt.png

Koga
May 8 2011, 10:03:35 PM
Man.... this game looks so good, one month :3 so excitedddd, from the gameplay videos, the games art and style look just beautiful and the soundtrack is great as well :3

They should release the original game on steam, and this new one still hasn't even appeared on Steam as a pre-order even though it comes out next month. I'll be really mad if it doesnt get a Steam release, but EA is pretty good about publishing their games on steam

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 10:15:38 PM
Man.... this game looks so good, one month :3 so excitedddd, from the gameplay videos, the games art and style look just beautiful and the soundtrack is great as well :3

They should release the original game on steam, and this new one still hasn't even appeared on Steam as a pre-order even though it comes out next month. I'll be really mad if it doesnt get a Steam release, but EA is pretty good about publishing their games on steam

AFAIK anyone who buys the Madness Returns gets a digital copy of the original free of charge

Koga
May 8 2011, 10:30:31 PM
Man.... this game looks so good, one month :3 so excitedddd, from the gameplay videos, the games art and style look just beautiful and the soundtrack is great as well :3

They should release the original game on steam, and this new one still hasn't even appeared on Steam as a pre-order even though it comes out next month. I'll be really mad if it doesnt get a Steam release, but EA is pretty good about publishing their games on steam

AFAIK anyone who buys the Madness Returns gets a digital copy of the original free of charge

:o :o :o
Good to hear.


http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/alice-madness-returns-gameplay-screenshot.jpg

http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2010/07/alice-madness-returns-2.jpg

http://www.ps3attitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/AMR-01.jpg

http://www.play3-live.com/screens/alice/alice-alice-madness-returns201104-08-11004-1302329538.jpg

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gamelife/2010/07/AMR-04.jpg

Alice in the real world :bowdown:
http://i1-games.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Alice-Madness-Returns-GDC-2011-Trailer_1.jpg

Ruri
May 8 2011, 10:48:53 PM
Yeah, basically not going to be doing anything else for a full week after this comes out :demscreencaps:

EDIT: since I sniped here's the caps in question since no one ever reads the last post on a page-


http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/alice-madness-returns-gameplay-screenshot.jpg

http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2010/07/alice-madness-returns-2.jpg

http://www.ps3attitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/AMR-01.jpg

http://www.play3-live.com/screens/alice/alice-alice-madness-returns201104-08-11004-1302329538.jpg

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gamelife/2010/07/AMR-04.jpg

Alice in the real world :bowdown:
http://i1-games.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Alice-Madness-Returns-GDC-2011-Trailer_1.jpg

XenosisReaper
May 8 2011, 10:50:33 PM
Am I the only male who is looking forward to OBSESSIVELY collecting all the dresses I can as fast as I can?

And yeh, you may not have noticed but I am seriously obsessed with this game now, first one was the first computer game I ever played end to end. I will not be denied my glory.

Double edit, whoever asked earlier


On April 20th, 2011, Electronic Arts confirmed reports that new copies of Alice: Madness Returns on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 will contain a one-time-use download code for a copy of the original American McGee's Alice, originally released on PC in 2000, playable on their console. Those who do not have the code can purchase the game through Madness Returns' main menu for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or $9.99 on PlayStation Network. The Alice: Madness Returns game disc will be required in order to access American McGee's Alice.

While that doesn't include PC users, if you're a pc user and you can't get it for free somehow anyway (it's only 800mb) then you are terrible and should go die.

Koga
May 9 2011, 12:03:25 AM
Am I the only male who is looking forward to OBSESSIVELY collecting all the dresses I can as fast as I can?




male here too who will obsessively collect dresses :companioncube:

Iloni Atoriandra
May 9 2011, 01:43:09 PM
Been trying to find a (free) copy for pc but cant seem to get a working crack for it :( Will buy the new one but dont wanna pay like 25 for the old one.

XenosisReaper
May 9 2011, 01:53:45 PM
Been trying to find a (free) copy for pc but cant seem to get a working crack for it :( Will buy the new one but dont wanna pay like 25 for the old one.

There is at least 1 working cracked download on demonoid, if you don't have a membership PM me and I'll send you an invite

Iloni Atoriandra
May 9 2011, 01:55:45 PM
Ive got Demonoid Ill check it out cheers. I got a copy from bitgamer but the crack doesnt seem to work. If it was cheaper and on Steam Id just buy it.

Stoffl
May 9 2011, 02:05:40 PM
Man.... this game looks so good, one month :3 so excitedddd, from the gameplay videos, the games art and style look just beautiful and the soundtrack is great as well :3

They should release the original game on steam, and this new one still hasn't even appeared on Steam as a pre-order even though it comes out next month. I'll be really mad if it doesnt get a Steam release, but EA is pretty good about publishing their games on steam

AFAIK anyone who buys the Madness Returns gets a digital copy of the original free of charge

:o :o :o
Good to hear.


http://www.videogamesblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/alice-madness-returns-gameplay-screenshot.jpg

http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2010/07/alice-madness-returns-2.jpg

http://www.ps3attitude.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/AMR-01.jpg

http://www.play3-live.com/screens/alice/alice-alice-madness-returns201104-08-11004-1302329538.jpg

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/gamelife/2010/07/AMR-04.jpg

Alice in the real world :bowdown:
http://i1-games.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Alice-Madness-Returns-GDC-2011-Trailer_1.jpg

Is it my jaded memory of an awesome game from 10 years ago or are those screenshots not gloomy enough ?!

Jolin
May 9 2011, 02:07:29 PM
I dunno. They seem gloomier to me.

XenosisReaper
May 9 2011, 03:12:45 PM
I dunno. They seem gloomier to me.

If the trailers are anything to go by, it seems like it's just as bloody and pyscotic as the last one, if not more so.


Ive got Demonoid Ill check it out cheers. I got a copy from bitgamer but the crack doesnt seem to work. If it was cheaper and on Steam Id just buy it.

Steam will probably do a sale when the new one is released, or even a 2 for 1 deal.

Winged Nazgul
June 3 2011, 11:56:12 AM
[youtube:hjcztotc]QTXZUIboTBE[/youtube:hjcztotc]

...



wow

user_31000
June 3 2011, 01:06:40 PM
Looks great, can't wait. HOpefully won't be full of stupid DRM

Ruri
June 3 2011, 04:25:52 PM
Watched launch trailer. Preordered. Will be tapping my feet until the 14th >.<

XenosisReaper
June 3 2011, 04:41:48 PM
Want so much.

also
In a post over at Destructoid it was revealed that the downloadable soundtrack, which is once again a preorder bonus, will feature 9 full songs, plus an additional track by Chris Vrenna.

I'm not sure whether that means 9 songs by "some randomer" and extra by "amazing guy" or all 9 songs by Chris.

If the latter... :jizz:

Aramendel
June 5 2011, 10:34:02 PM
Sadly the first.

Just got the full soundtrack, it's 22 songs, 3 by "Marchall Crutcher", 18 by "Janson Tai" and only 1 by "Chris Vrenna".

XenosisReaper
June 5 2011, 10:50:23 PM
Sadly the first.

Just got the full soundtrack, it's 22 songs, 3 by "Marchall Crutcher", 18 by "Janson Tai" and only 1 by "Chris Vrenna".

any good?

Lancehot
June 5 2011, 11:02:31 PM
Think it's safe to say that, despite looking awesome, I will be one of those holding back the progress of computer games as an expressive medium by not buying it.

XenosisReaper
June 5 2011, 11:15:40 PM
Think it's safe to say that, despite looking awesome, I will be one of those holding back the progress of computer games as an expressive medium by not buying it.

As it's a singleplayer PC game and I'm a scrub, I shall be pirating it.

Koga
June 6 2011, 12:23:06 AM
I don't think EA is doing a very good job marketing this. Seems like a lot of people don't even know it exists.

Also I'm pretty mad that the only way to buy it is through EADM, why cant they put it in all the other online stores?

Jolin
June 6 2011, 01:08:10 AM
I don't think EA is doing a very good job marketing this. Seems like a lot of people don't even know it exists.

Also I'm pretty mad that the only way to buy it is through EADM, why cant they put it in all the other online stores?
If it's through EADM only, I'm going to have to buy the physical box for the first time in a few years now. Either that or pirate.

Koga
June 6 2011, 01:30:05 AM
I don't think EA is doing a very good job marketing this. Seems like a lot of people don't even know it exists.

Also I'm pretty mad that the only way to buy it is through EADM, why cant they put it in all the other online stores?
If it's through EADM only, I'm going to have to buy the physical box for the first time in a few years now. Either that or pirate.


The thing is though, is that if you buy the box, you're still going to have to install EA's software and its gonna run in the background just like steam, its their DRM, alice wont run without it.

My god if they do this with BF3 there will be a shitstorm :psyduck:

But this is why I'm pirating it.

Jolin
June 6 2011, 02:14:41 AM
I don't think EA is doing a very good job marketing this. Seems like a lot of people don't even know it exists.

Also I'm pretty mad that the only way to buy it is through EADM, why cant they put it in all the other online stores?
If it's through EADM only, I'm going to have to buy the physical box for the first time in a few years now. Either that or pirate.


The thing is though, is that if you buy the box, you're still going to have to install EA's software and its gonna run in the background just like steam, its their DRM, alice wont run without it.

My god if they do this with BF3 there will be a shitstorm :psyduck:

But this is why I'm pirating it.
If that's the case I'm skipping Star Wars entirely and pirating Alice. Thanks for the heads up.

XenosisReaper
June 6 2011, 11:34:35 PM
I don't think EA is doing a very good job marketing this. Seems like a lot of people don't even know it exists.

Also I'm pretty mad that the only way to buy it is through EADM, why cant they put it in all the other online stores?
If it's through EADM only, I'm going to have to buy the physical box for the first time in a few years now. Either that or pirate.


The thing is though, is that if you buy the box, you're still going to have to install EA's software and its gonna run in the background just like steam, its their DRM, alice wont run without it.

My god if they do this with BF3 there will be a shitstorm :psyduck:

But this is why I'm pirating it.
If that's the case I'm skipping Star Wars entirely and pirating Alice. Thanks for the heads up.

EADM = The Devil, however DICE normally polices their games in house, so there's still hope.

Namoo
June 7 2011, 01:00:25 AM
Just watched the first ten minutes of it up on youtube. Game seems really good, a nice change from the majority of recent releases. If it hits steam ill probably buy it.

Koga
June 13 2011, 03:59:16 AM
Anyone got a working PC leak?

Namoo
June 13 2011, 06:36:07 AM
Anyone got a working PC leak?

Shall be giving it a try on wednesday when I get my computer back. Shall report back then but my initial hopes are high.

Lex Fasces
June 13 2011, 10:11:08 AM
looking forward to this soon!

XenosisReaper
June 13 2011, 06:17:46 PM
Gonna be F5ing torrent sites from 0.00 tomorrow crew checking in.

Devec
June 13 2011, 07:12:57 PM
Is it out earlier on the consoles because I already see rips of those surfacing on my usenet search engine (unless they are fakes of course). No the real irony is that it will be cracked and up for download before the official european release two days later.

XenosisReaper
June 13 2011, 07:26:45 PM
Is it out earlier on the consoles because I already see rips of those surfacing on my usenet search engine (unless they are fakes of course). No the real irony is that it will be cracked and up for download before the official european release two days later.

Certainly before steam release it

Aramendel
June 13 2011, 07:32:26 PM
There is an (uncracked) PC Clonedvd of it out too. 9 GB apparently.
And apparently only 08/15 protection, so it should be cracked by tomorrow evening.

Devec
June 13 2011, 07:35:36 PM
Is it out earlier on the consoles because I already see rips of those surfacing on my usenet search engine (unless they are fakes of course). No the real irony is that it will be cracked and up for download before the official european release two days later.

Certainly before steam release it

Well that's dependant on which region steam thinks your in anyway. Because you know those gigabytes are going to have to travel all over the pacific to reach us.

Iloni Atoriandra
June 14 2011, 04:13:45 PM
DLing it now for PC with crack. <3 private torrent sites.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 04:21:40 PM
DLing it now for PC with crack. <3 private torrent sites.

GIVE PLOX.

(will trade random eve stuff)

Devec
June 14 2011, 04:50:01 PM
Would offer you an iptorrents invite but nothing on there yet.

Neither on my usenet tracker, madness.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 05:04:54 PM
Would offer you an iptorrents invite but nothing on there yet.

Neither on my usenet tracker, madness.

isohunt has one but I'm not sure if it works and it certainly doesn't contain the crack :/

Devec
June 14 2011, 05:07:41 PM
Just saw this one pop up on my usenet engine:
[spoiler:u6ec40gu]Alice Madness Returns.German 2011.Multi 5.PC Game-NETSHOW[/spoiler:u6ec40gu]

Can't say I've ever heard of netshow let alone am able to understand german properly.

Iloni Atoriandra
June 14 2011, 05:08:27 PM
Fuck torrent was just taken down :(

Ive got IPtorrents already and got 1 bitgamer invite left I think.

Aramendel
June 14 2011, 05:10:09 PM
Haven't seen the crack announced either anywhere so I am calling fake on it ;)

Netshow is just the CloneDVD release without crack which has been out since last night.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 05:19:05 PM
Fuck torrent was just taken down :(

Ive got IPtorrents already and got 1 bitgamer invite left I think.

Do you have demonoid?

Iloni Atoriandra
June 14 2011, 05:37:23 PM
Everyone has demonoid.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 05:47:28 PM
Everyone has demonoid.

What about a tengu? :3

Devec
June 14 2011, 06:20:43 PM
I don't have demonoid, because well I have usenet and iptorrents if I can't find it there.

Iloni Atoriandra
June 14 2011, 07:44:25 PM
Everyone has demonoid.

What about a tengu? :3

Im PL course I have a tengu :p

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 08:38:48 PM
[quote="Iloni Atoriandra":p539iv4t]Everyone has demonoid.

What about a tengu? :3

Im PL course I have a tengu :p[/quote:p539iv4t]

Hnnrgh, p0rn of the actor playing Shae in Game of Thrones?

Iloni Atoriandra
June 14 2011, 11:25:45 PM
I can use google.

Ive got 1 invite left atm but might sell it for some ISK or something but you need to have a good ratio or you get kicked on bitgamer, unless you pay for VIP.

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 11:26:58 PM
I can use google.

Ive got 1 invite left atm but might sell it for some ISK or something but you need to have a good ratio or you get kicked on bitgamer, unless you pay for VIP.

Mine ratio on demonoid is like 4:1 Seeding:Leeching

Koga
June 14 2011, 11:31:47 PM
WHERE IS ZE CRACK

XenosisReaper
June 14 2011, 11:33:40 PM
WHERE IS ZE CRACK

WHERE IS THE .ISO?

Devec
June 15 2011, 01:32:06 AM
WHERE IS ZE CRACK

WHERE IS THE .ISO?

I WANT TO PLAY IT AND I WANT TO PLAY IT NOW, BUT IT DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT!

Namoo
June 15 2011, 02:21:20 AM
WHERE IS ZE CRACK

WHERE IS THE .ISO?

I WANT TO PLAY IT AND I WANT TO PLAY IT NOW, BUT IT DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT!

I WANT TO PAY FOR IT I WANT TO PAY FOR IT NOW, BUT IT DON'T WANT TO USE ORIGIN PUT IT ON STEAM ALREADY YOU FAGS!

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 08:24:53 AM
WHERE IS ZE CRACK

WHERE IS THE .ISO?

I WANT TO PLAY IT AND I WANT TO PLAY IT NOW, BUT IT DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT!

I WANT TO PAY FOR IT I WANT TO PAY FOR IT NOW, BUT IT DON'T WANT TO USE ORIGIN PUT IT ON STEAM ALREADY YOU FAGS!

dis, I'll probably buy it when the price drops below 40 here.

Iloni Atoriandra
June 15 2011, 09:21:19 AM
Im not using Origin fuck that shit. I was going to buy it but now will pirate it, thanks EA for saving me money yet again.

Devec
June 15 2011, 03:38:59 PM
Are you defying the ea masterplan labelled the quest for more money!?

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 03:51:45 PM
Got bored of waiting for torrents, just bought the disk, INSTALLING AT WORK GO GO

Aramendel
June 15 2011, 04:33:15 PM
And a prime example why copy protection works (I actually mean that) :mrgreen:

Me
June 15 2011, 05:53:58 PM
Got bored of waiting for torrents, just bought the disk, INSTALLING AT WORK GO GO

Do you still need to install origin and log in all the time even with the disk version like with gfwl and fallout 3? cause that sucked.

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 06:02:07 PM
Got bored of waiting for torrents, just bought the disk, INSTALLING AT WORK GO GO

Do you still need to install origin and log in all the time even with the disk version like with gfwl and fallout 3? cause that sucked.

Nope (thank fucking god) but it only has singleplayer, and in the past you've only needed to remain logged in for multiplayer

Jolin
June 15 2011, 06:05:35 PM
I don't remember fallout 3 requiring to be logged into gfwl.

Liare
June 15 2011, 06:24:37 PM
I don't remember fallout 3 requiring to be logged into gfwl.it did require that, it also came with a disc check on top of that.
most sane people cracked it as it also allowed the usage of mods without the silly restrictions it shipped with initially. (after they got around to putting out a toolset)

Me
June 15 2011, 06:28:15 PM
Got bored of waiting for torrents, just bought the disk, INSTALLING AT WORK GO GO

Do you still need to install origin and log in all the time even with the disk version like with gfwl and fallout 3? cause that sucked.

Nope (thank fucking god) but it only has singleplayer, and in the past you've only needed to remain logged in for multiplayer

Well I guess that's not too bad then. Still wish they'd just put it up on steam.


I don't remember fallout 3 requiring to be logged into gfwl.

I remember having to be logged in or I couldn't load a save game. :psyduck:

Mr Marram
June 15 2011, 06:30:42 PM
I remember having to be logged in or I couldn't load a save game. :psyduck:
Probably the biggest reason for people hating GFWL and pirating the game instead.

Jolin
June 15 2011, 06:43:43 PM
Oh right right. If I buy physical copy, I usually install and put a crack anyway, just so I don't have to have the disc in the drive. Bit of a habit. I guess I bypassed the whole thing.

Ruri
June 15 2011, 07:03:58 PM
Played through the first two (I think?) levels. Thoughts so far:

1) Reviewers complaining about the lack of graphical polish aren't being snotty. Many textures look like they belong on a Gamecube, and in some places they look like they were stitched together by an 8 year-old.

2) Combat is at least more challenging than Fable 3's, but there are still no consequences for dying. I suppose it is merely a fantasy realm inside Alice's head, but you would still imagine that constantly being killed in more or less horrible ways inside your nightmares would begin to take a toll. Also the lock-on truly is retarded.

3) It is linear as fuck. Not Duke Nukem Forever linear, but not exactly an open world either. This isn't really a "take your time and explore" sort of game.

I also think Fable 3 had -far- better music, but that's a minor niggle. The graphics issues really are a sore point because the design and the atmosphere are just fantastic. Every area is unique and weird in that special Magee demented way. The bad guys look scary, and so does Alice when she's in Hysteria. The platforming is acceptable, not particularly challenging as yet though I am only 20-25% of the way through.

Overall I'd say it's definitely worth a playthrough, particularly if you like visually unique RPGs or just weirdness in general. Probably better to rent/buy used/torrent than pay full retail price though.

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 07:16:44 PM
Played through the first two (I think?) levels. Thoughts so far:

1) Reviewers complaining about the lack of graphical polish aren't being snotty. Many textures look like they belong on a Gamecube, and in some places they look like they were stitched together by an 8 year-old.

2) Combat is at least more challenging than Fable 3's, but there are still no consequences for dying. I suppose it is merely a fantasy realm inside Alice's head, but you would still imagine that constantly being killed in more or less horrible ways inside your nightmares would begin to take a toll. Also the lock-on truly is retarded.

3) It is linear as fuck. Not Duke Nukem Forever linear, but not exactly an open world either. This isn't really a "take your time and explore" sort of game.

I also think Fable 3 had -far- better music, but that's a minor niggle. The graphics issues really are a sore point because the design and the atmosphere are just fantastic. Every area is unique and weird in that special Magee demented way. The bad guys look scary, and so does Alice when she's in Hysteria. The platforming is acceptable, not particularly challenging as yet though I am only 20-25% of the way through.

Overall I'd say it's definitely worth a playthrough, particularly if you like visually unique RPGs or just weirdness in general. Probably better to rent/buy used/torrent than pay full retail price though.

PC?

Ruri
June 15 2011, 07:35:15 PM
Xbox. I'd be curious to see if some of the other niggles about camera control would be easier to deal with on a mouse/keyboard.

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 08:13:22 PM
Xbox. I'd be curious to see if some of the other niggles about camera control would be easier to deal with on a mouse/keyboard.

Just got it running on my PC and with everything at full I'm not seeing any of these terrible textures, are they just in certain areas or?

Iloni Atoriandra
June 15 2011, 09:02:45 PM
When is it supposed to be out in UK? Guessing friday?

XenosisReaper
June 15 2011, 09:21:36 PM
When is it supposed to be out in UK? Guessing friday?

Tomorrow AFAIK

Ruri
June 15 2011, 09:48:00 PM
Xbox. I'd be curious to see if some of the other niggles about camera control would be easier to deal with on a mouse/keyboard.

Just got it running on my PC and with everything at full I'm not seeing any of these terrible textures, are they just in certain areas or?

There were several glaring examples in the very first stage, but the worst offenders were def. in Hatter's levels inside the teapot and dodo factories. Maybe they look a lot better on the PC, which would also be disappointing.

Namoo
June 15 2011, 11:01:14 PM
Your expecting modern games to look equal on consoles as they do on the pc versions. You best be trolling son.

Aramendel
June 15 2011, 11:35:25 PM
"Extended Demo" version is out too.

orcane
June 15 2011, 11:39:08 PM
Oh right right. If I buy physical copy, I usually install and put a crack anyway, just so I don't have to have the disc in the drive. Bit of a habit. I guess I bypassed the whole thing.
I played without Gay for Windows Live completely, and don't remember using any crack (at first). IIRC it was sort of like an opt-in system, if you played with a GfWL account your FO3 saves were attached to that and unavailable with logged-off profiles.

Ruri
June 16 2011, 12:10:26 AM
Your expecting modern games to look equal on consoles as they do on the pc versions. You best be trolling son.

Not really, played Fable 3 on the xbox and it didn't have anything like the problems Alice displays. I'll have to see if I can get some pictures to put up here later tonight, clearly my meagre narrative skills are unequal to the task of relating what I'm on about.

Liare
June 17 2011, 10:55:52 AM
Oh right right. If I buy physical copy, I usually install and put a crack anyway, just so I don't have to have the disc in the drive. Bit of a habit. I guess I bypassed the whole thing.
I played without Gay for Windows Live completely, and don't remember using any crack (at first). IIRC it was sort of like an opt-in system, if you played with a GfWL account your FO3 saves were attached to that and unavailable with logged-off profiles.FOSE nuked it as well. :derper:

Venec
June 17 2011, 12:31:42 PM
Just played it for one hour and I dare to say it's better than the original. Everything so far is great; in particular I'm impressed with scenery so I don't know where this sperging on graphics come from (PC version).

Liare
June 17 2011, 12:45:42 PM
Just played it for one hour and I dare to say it's better than the original. Everything so far is great; in particular I'm impressed with scenery so I don't know where this sperging on graphics come from (PC version). should i grap my pirate hat and cutlass, and liberate this game then ?

because Dungeon siege 3 was a waste of fucking bandwidth, so was duke. :(

Winged Nazgul
June 17 2011, 01:09:31 PM
Just played it for one hour and I dare to say it's better than the original. Everything so far is great; in particular I'm impressed with scenery so I don't know where this sperging on graphics come from (PC version).

It's coming from people playing the console version.

orcane
June 17 2011, 01:24:23 PM
What makes it better than the first Psycho-Alice game? Srsquestion.

Lex Fasces
June 17 2011, 01:26:16 PM
anyone got a torrent?

edit nvmnd got this one

http://www.demonoid.me/files/details/2664967/40355714/

has loads of seeds but isnt that fast =(

there is also a torrent for just the crack

Venec
June 17 2011, 01:35:52 PM
What makes it better than the first Psycho-Alice game? Srsquestion.

Compared to first game:

-combat mechanic is more fun and engaging
-atmosphere is the same if not better
-scenery porn
-more plot

The only gripe I have with Madness Returns is that music is just "ok", bland.

Adam C
June 17 2011, 02:22:29 PM
I was a fan of American McGee's Alice.
Madness Returns gives me Pandemonium meets Silent Hill meets Sherlock vibe, im a big fan of graphics art, im a sucker for scenery, lighting etc, but I hate EA what todo.. (oh and most importantly it supports 360 controller for the pc)

mjukis
June 17 2011, 02:26:27 PM
Pirate it obviously, show the man who's boss and that only military FPS games sell.

orcane
June 17 2011, 05:36:19 PM
Pirate it obviously, show the man who's boss and that only military FPS games sell.
:razor:

Aramendel
June 17 2011, 06:40:25 PM
I was a bit on the verge cause of that.

Buy it to support the developement of games I really like?
Do not buy it because I dislike the shennigans EA does with Origin, etc?

I eventually bought it from an online key seller, which key I will likely never use. Mhhh maybe if I get an Alice skin in TOR...

Namoo
June 17 2011, 08:44:48 PM
Its just hit steam, puchasing like a mofo..

Devec
June 17 2011, 08:54:51 PM
http://www.g2play.net/store/Alice-Madne ... nager.html (http://www.g2play.net/store/Alice-Madness-Returns-EA-Download-Manager.html)

Not sure if it works on steam as well but 30 euros instead of 50, yes please.

Koga
June 17 2011, 09:18:17 PM
A wild Alice appears on Steam :shock:

We win :razor: eat a dick EA!

Koga
June 17 2011, 09:22:48 PM
hrm, it appears the steam version does not include Alice 1 or the bonus content like extra dresses. Now I mad again.

Namoo
June 17 2011, 09:29:11 PM
DLC dresses are easy, just find your DefaultEngine.ini and there is a line which starts with PCOnly and set that to true. Save and set the file to read-only. Boom you have the DLC.

EDIT: http://www.americanmcgee.com/forum/inde ... pic=2885.0 (http://www.americanmcgee.com/forum/index.php?topic=2885.0)

The correct instructions improving my half arsed explanation.

Koga
June 17 2011, 11:11:34 PM
DLC dresses are easy, just find your DefaultEngine.ini and there is a line which starts with PCOnly and set that to true. Save and set the file to read-only. Boom you have the DLC.


Thanks broseph 8-)

fffuuu
June 17 2011, 11:16:11 PM
want to buy on steam. currently broke. :cut:

Snowman
June 17 2011, 11:29:18 PM
Just bought this on steam, I did not know about it until seeing it on the rolling steam game display.

Polysynchronicity
June 18 2011, 12:43:24 AM
saw a couple mins of this on youtube, it looks like the Young Bayonetta Chronicles or something

not bad tho

Aramendel
June 18 2011, 03:25:59 PM
http://www.g2play.net/store/Alice-Madness-Returns-EA-Download-Manager.html

Not sure if it works on steam as well but 30 euros instead of 50, yes please.

It doesn't, just tried mine. Haven't used it on the EA version yet.

Jolin
June 18 2011, 03:38:49 PM
Their prices are hilarious though.
L4D2 (http://www.g2play.net/store/Left-4-Dead-2-UNCUT-VERSION-Steam-Key.html) $25.67 per them and 18% discount
Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/) normal price is $20

Dues Ex 3 (http://www.g2play.net/store/Deus-Ex-Human-Revolution-Steam-Key.html) $51.36/40% discount as per them
Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/39170/) not sure if above is Standard or Augmented but it is not a 40% discount either way

Chaos Rising (http://www.g2play.net/store/Warhammer-40.000-Dawn-of-War-2-Chaos-Rising-Steam-Key.html)$21.39/50% discount per site
Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/20570/) $20

orcane
June 18 2011, 04:58:30 PM
Keep in mind Valve forces most European customers to use EUR prices which are generally hilariously overpriced. In my currency this translates to things like Deus Ex 3 (standard edition) being sold for 68 USD and that's with a 5% discount currently.

Brisi
June 18 2011, 05:12:12 PM
Keep in mind Valve forces most European customers to use EUR prices which are generally hilariously overpriced. In my currency this translates to things like Deus Ex 3 (standard edition) being sold for 68 USD and that's with a 5% discount currently.

This. Comparing steam prices to Danish currency I'm saving 10 euros on Deus Ex III standard. On Alice Returns I save 20 euros. Some things might be more expensive, but on new releases I save loads.

Edit: Crysis 2 is ~30 euros cheaper.

Snowman
June 18 2011, 11:32:15 PM
DLC dresses are easy, just find your DefaultEngine.ini and there is a line which starts with PCOnly and set that to true. Save and set the file to read-only. Boom you have the DLC.

EDIT: http://www.americanmcgee.com/forum/inde ... pic=2885.0 (http://www.americanmcgee.com/forum/index.php?topic=2885.0)

The correct instructions improving my half arsed explanation.
Yay.

For some reason it wouldn't initially change the dress with the mouse alone.

Regular dress mode
http://i.imgur.com/m6I4bl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/m6I4b.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/MQEo6l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/MQEo6.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/WfwaHl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WfwaH.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/66RZil.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/66RZi.jpg)

Namoo
June 18 2011, 11:58:20 PM
Yeah getting the dresses that way means the arrows don't work, you have to use keyboard or gamepad to scroll through them.

Started playing it earlier and made it to the start of chapter 2 and i must say im pretty impressed. I really cannot understand most reviewers complaints such as instant death platforming. That might be an issue if the game didn't instantly respawn you at the last platform you were on. Im having to run it with everything off and PhysX at medium (my 8800gt just cant cut it anymore ;_;) and the game still looks absolutely fantastic. The only slowdown I get is when the pepper grinder smoke builds up but thats no biggie. Seriously fuck the big reviewers. Id take this game over any of the ones show at this E3.

Venec
June 19 2011, 02:00:04 AM
At chapter 3 and I'm blown away. So much win :companioncube:

Also, some of the DLC dresses are :psyduck:

[spoiler:1gmqedwc]http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110618061953/americanmcgeesalice/images/thumb/c/cf/CheshireDress.png/237px-CheshireDress.png

...and "Flesh Maiden" costume is exactly that: Alice covered in blood wearing dress made out of meat :psyduck:[/spoiler:1gmqedwc]

Oguras
June 19 2011, 02:05:36 AM
wtb Sanitarium II..

Snowman
June 19 2011, 02:57:16 AM
http://i.imgur.com/q2D44l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/q2D44.jpg)

I'm assuming you get more things unlocked as you progress

[spoiler:3qgwpavu]http://i.imgur.com/Hpnqpl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Hpnqp.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/DsTj4l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/DsTj4.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/zn7ntl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/zn7nt.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/8TA1Kl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/8TA1K.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/HHzoOl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/HHzoO.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/9ZbM8l.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/9ZbM8.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/TDfpdl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/TDfpd.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/Gardwl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/Gardw.jpg)[/spoiler:3qgwpavu]
Also 40k anyone?
http://i.imgur.com/GawFbl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/GawFb.jpg)

:obama: (Easter egg)
[spoiler:3qgwpavu]http://i.imgur.com/WaO1Yl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/WaO1Y.jpg)[/spoiler:3qgwpavu]

Adam C
June 19 2011, 02:35:49 PM
performance on this game is quite bad though not unplayable it stutters alot with the 270.61 / gtx 570 going to try newer drivers. Ive tried toggling options trying different things and playing with physx settings.

XenosisReaper
June 19 2011, 02:39:39 PM
Mine runs at 60 fps with a 580 everything on, so I'd say theres a driver issue there

Adam C
June 19 2011, 02:55:19 PM
Problem solved
I had a bit of trouble installing the 275.33 drivers the other day but I found there was a cache problem with old shit lying about, also tried an alternative method of installation, by updating via the device manager. Worked.

Game seems fine now.

Iloni Atoriandra
June 19 2011, 03:22:26 PM
Is there anyway to alter mouse sensitivity in game as I couldnt see it in the settings?

Snowman
June 19 2011, 04:40:57 PM
Some tweaks


How to remove the 30 fps framerate cap

1. Quit the game
2. Find the file AliceEngine.ini in the directory C:\Users\whatever\Documents\My Games\Alice Madness Returns\AliceGame\Config and open it with Notepad
3. Search for the line MaxSmoothedFrameRate=31 and change it to the refresh rate of your monitor

Also from the SA thread for general UE3 tweaks


As a companion for the framerate fix, I'll go ahead and dump some UE3-specific tweaks. I'm assuming you have a decent computer. Find/change these in AliceEngine.ini file:

MinTextureDensity=0.0
IdealTextureDensity=13.0
MaxTextureDensity=55.0

Set Min to 1.0-5.0, 16.0 is good for Ideal, and anything higher than 55.0 will be fine (I wouldn't go past 70.0 though). Nicer relief effect follows

[XAudio2.XAudio2Device]
MaxChannels=32

Go ahead and change this to 64 or 96. You can go to 128 if you have an X-fi card lol

Look for [TextureStreaming], change everything below to the following:

[TextureStreaming]
PoolSize=520
HysteresisLimit=30
DropMipLevelsLimit=40
StopIncreasingLimit=30
StopStreamingLimit=12
MinFudgeFactor=0.5
FudgeFactorIncreaseRateOfChange=0.3
FudgeFactorDecreaseRateOfChange=-0.2
MinRequestedMipsToConsider=11
MinTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=0
MaxTimeToGuaranteeMinMipCount=0
UseTextureFileCache=TRUE

LOD stuff. Every texture is hi-res, no matter the distance

Find [SystemSettings], first off, here are some postprocessing things that you may or may not like:

MotionBlur=True
MotionBlurPause=True

If you hate motion blur (I do), go ahead and set these to false

DepthOfField=True

I don't like the DOF effect either, because whenever I stare at something, everything else doesn't get all blurry and out of focus, so change at your preference

Quality stuff:

Make sure AmbientOcclusion is set to true (it usually defaults to true if it detects a good video card). If you want to get a huge speed boost, set it to false

Set DropParticleDistortion to true

AllowD3D10 causes the game to kill itself upon startup, so leave it at false

Put SkeletalMeshLODBias and ParticleLODBias at -2.5

ShadowFilterQualityBias at 20. Why the fuck did you set it to 2147483647 McGee

MaxAnisotropy at 16

MaxMultisamples can be set at 1 to disable AA, or 2, 4, 8, 16 for that many AA samples. If you plan on forcing some crazy edge-detect AA through your video card, leave it at 1

Play around with MinShadowResolution and MaxShadowResolution. Use multiples of 2 (64, 128, 256, etc.) for both, generally something small for Min, large for Max. I'm using 128/1024 on my config

bEnableVSMShadows, bEnableBranchingPCFShadows, bAllowHardwareShadowFiltering, bEnableForegroundSelfShadowing, set all to true

Put ShadowFilterRadius at 1.500000, and ShadowDepthBias at 0.952000

And because it can't hurt, find [SystemSettingsSplitScreen2], and set bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows to true

If you're using a mouse/keyboard, go to AliceInput.ini, set bEnableMouseSmoothing to false. No one uses ball mice anymore, stop defaulting to true Unreal

While you're there, if the camera is too close for your tastes, go to the bottom of [Engine.PlayerInput] and add these

Bindings=(Name="F9",Command="FOV 95",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F10",Command="FOV 100",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)
Bindings=(Name="F12",Command="FOV 105",Control=False,Shift=False,Alt=False)

Press F9/10/12 for a bigger FOV, see which one is nicest

orcane
June 19 2011, 07:36:54 PM
That's why even with console versions being more convenient and all, I still tend to buy action-adventures etc. on PC - there's always the potential for modding and (INI etc.) editing :razor:

Venec
June 20 2011, 01:06:55 AM
Finished it, had loads of fun. As for the plot:

[spoiler:3fkh182d]Bumby is a predictable villain, but to be honest I expected some evil scheme from all the people you&#39;ve met. Still, the sheer amount of shit that life has threw at Alice is just depressing. Losing family in a fire? Happens. But her sister raped, fire planned and the asshole responsible for this tries to mindrape her into life of prostitution? That&#39;s sadism folks, pure sadism.

And jesus, asylum level was just :ohnoes:

That said, I think chapter 4 was my favorite one. It was fun to pay a visit again to that queen bitch, fuck her shit up, again, and hear her deliver hannibal lecter speech :razor: "I won&#39;t miss your tentacles" :razor:[/spoiler:3fkh182d]

LoudSpeakly
June 20 2011, 05:50:53 AM
Playing on the PC version. Levels so far have been gorgeous. The "uhhh..." moments of odd things like dominoes flying around are still very satisfying. I'm not seeing the bland texture issues mentioned in reviews.

Mouse control is seriously broken. I think the input code has been ported directly from the console versions. There is no such thing as snap turns, the only way to turn fast is to continue turning and the game will interpret this as accelerating the speed at which the view pans. Makes sense for a controller but infuriating for anyone used to FPSs.

Namoo
June 20 2011, 05:52:22 AM
Playing on the PC version. Levels so far have been gorgeous. The "uhhh..." moments of odd things like dominoes flying around are still very satisfying. I'm not seeing the bland texture issues mentioned in reviews.

Mouse control is seriously broken. I think the input code has been ported directly from the console versions. There is no such thing as snap turns, the only way to turn fast is to continue turning and the game will interpret this as accelerating the speed at which the view pans. Makes sense for a controller but infuriating for anyone used to FPSs.

Take a look a few posts back, all you need to do is turn off mouse smoothing. It should make things a hundred times better.

LoudSpeakly
June 20 2011, 07:54:48 AM
Take a look a few posts back, all you need to do is turn off mouse smoothing. It should make things a hundred times better.

If you're using a mouse/keyboard, go to AliceInput.ini, set bEnableMouseSmoothing to false. No one uses ball mice anymore, stop defaulting to true Unreal

Indeed it does. Thanking you.

LoudSpeakly
June 20 2011, 01:42:15 PM
Flogging this dead horse a bit more, unable to get past the boss version of the baby faced goo thingy.

It requires a combination of various key bindings to work, but some of them don't work unless they haven't been changed from their defaults, it seems.

Change it once and the next map load it reverts back, regardless what the config page says.

Too hard... :(

Devec
June 20 2011, 02:13:08 PM
Loving this game and only 3 hours in or so. The fact that sites such as ign rate this so low just shows how ultimately hypocrite they are. Generic shooter 9-10 ish original game 5-6.5 ish. I'd just wish they got rid of scores completely but that's not going to happen as long as they keep getting paid for good reviews with a shiny number.

Here's hoping RPS do a review soon.

Namoo
June 20 2011, 03:52:08 PM
Loving this game and only 3 hours in or so. The fact that sites such as ign rate this so low just shows how ultimately hypocrite they are. Generic shooter 9-10 ish original game 5-6.5 ish. I'd just wish they got rid of scores completely but that's not going to happen as long as they keep getting paid for good reviews with a shiny number.

Here's hoping RPS do a review soon.

PcGamer Uk are pretty much the only guys i trust now to give a good opinion (They gave MW2 a low 70 rightly for it being good but criticising fr it literally being exactly the same). They gave Alive an 82 which I agree is a fair score for the game. It has some flaws but the positives seriously outweigh them.

Winged Nazgul
June 20 2011, 04:19:25 PM
Here's hoping RPS do a review soon.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06 ... s-returns/ (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/20/wot-i-think-alice-madness-returns/)

Ruri
June 22 2011, 09:01:15 PM
Finally got around to taking some horrible cameraphone pics of the 360 version. This is over HDMI on a 54-inch LCD, mind, so it's about as clear a picture as you can get.

http://i.imgur.com/yZQGN.jpg

I thought the ground texture was just a bit late in loading, but no, that's what it looks like all the time.

http://i.imgur.com/bV0rS.jpg

This is not a cliff, it's just one of the countless places where one texture simply slams into another and stops dead. There's no blending or interface between them at all.

http://i.imgur.com/2Ejlj.jpg

Yet another example. I'm not standing next to a rock, this is flat open ground.

The RPS review sums up the gameplay nicely. I love the art direction and the world that Alice inhabits. I just wish they'd built a good game around it.

Ruri
June 23 2011, 12:13:57 AM
You're on the 360, otherwise known as "4 year old hardware"

Yes, but these are problems that other games don't have. These aren't just slightly lower resolution textures, or scaled-back lighting effects, these are glaring terrible-looking graphical oversights. That combined with a truly rage-inducing controller scheme have made playing through the game a lot less pleasant than it could have been.

ElweSingollo
July 8 2011, 09:10:46 PM
if your in the UK and want to pick up alice it's actually only 14.99 in amazon already which is prett damn cheap considering it's only just been released...

Winged Nazgul
July 9 2011, 12:30:38 PM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/3652-Alice-Madness-Returns