Alice: Madness Returns

Well this isn’t so much a review as I didn’t get that far in the game to review it fully because I was disappointed by it enough to stop playing, not as disappointed as I would have been if I hadn’t have been warned that it would suck. I’d been told by quite a lot of people that it’s not a very good game but I still wanted to give it a chance.

I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or an XBox game by its cover art but when I originally saw the cover for this game I was so excited. I love Alice in Wonderland and I do mean love and I mean it as a whole as in the books, films and general art and bits and bobs. I love it so much that I had my 25th birthday party Alice in Wonderland themed… anyway back to the point, so I had high hopes that it would please me anyway and then seeing the version of Alice that American McGee created I was super excited to delve into Wonderland.

We are so creative haha

My blonde wig was ridiculous so I didn’t wear it but inside I was Alice haha.

I started the game and enjoyed the introduction and I was enjoying it until Alice goes in to Wonderland. I liked the back story that we saw, I liked the take on Alice and the Cheshire Cat but I found the game really slow and unexciting the only bit that I did really enjoy was being able to shrink Alice and walk through keyholes (that parts the Disney fan in me). The weapons that Alice is equip with (at the points in the game I reached I’m not sure if they had any others) is a pepper grinder and the vorpal blade. The vorpal blade is the primary weapon and quite fun to use but the pepper grinder was a horrible weapon.

Thats all I can really think to write about, the enemies are boring and the levels are boring and all a bit… well boring. Quite disappointing, mainly because it was a wonderful oppurtunity to make another amazing Alice.

In other news I’m currently playing Alan Wake, I only started playing today but so far I’m quite enjoying it. I love the story so far and I’m finding it quite tense which is fun. I also have Rise of Nightmares and Disneyland Adventures to try out so expect something to follow on those.

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About Hibiscus

I'm a 30 year old blogger from Essex who is in a great relationship and we have a beautiful son who is nearly 3 years old. I write for Cantina Crowd and Anxiety Mum. View all posts by Hibiscus

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