Alone In The Dark brings some unique ideas to the table. Gamers tend to be overwhelmed nowadays, and locating a substantially under-rated title can be prove to be difficult. There are both positive points about Alone In The Dark, and there are negative points. There are numerous positive points - a complex, slightly surreal storyline, puzzle-based gameplay and huge cinematic set pieces. However, like anything, there are faults and Alone In The Dark is no exception. Before you begin to bathe in the myriad of mysterious persona's and crazed paranormal investigators, you must first endure a clunky and awkward set of gameplay mechanics. Whether it is the lack of polish, or inappropriate technology - Alone In The Dark is a grudging experience when it bails down to combat.
However, despite a pit of technical hitches and poor animation, there is something strangely enticing about Alone In The Dark. You can almost feel the work that has been poured into developing this title from Eden Games. Yet despite all their efforts, Alone In The Dark proves only to be a 'just above average' experience.
One factor of Alone In The Dark that makes in stand out, and is an excellent note to end the review - is its incredibly unique mission structure. The story itself is structured as though it was a continuing TV drama. If, for example, you find a particular section of the story difficult, you have the option to skip the encounter. Though you are rewarded for doing otherwise.
Overall, if you're a fan of the 'Alone In The Dark' series, or have an interest in 'Psychological Thrillers' filled with elements of mystery and surrealism, then Alone In The Dark will definitely satisfy you.