Posted on July 17, 2008,

Zero Punctuation Doesn't Think Highly of Alone in the Dark

With all of the excitement around E3, we somehow managed to completely overlook our favorite weekly snarkfest, Zero Punctuation. But never fear, for here is yesterday’s jam-packed edition, which takes on Alone in the Dark.

While Yahtzee did find a few redeeming qualities (like its lovely fire physics and the fact that it comes in a box), he didn’t manage to finish it, refusing to use the game‘s feature to skip through chapters. It’s a good idea on paper, but taking into account what it was that caused him to stop playing, you’d probably be better off just moving onto another game rather than trying to see if it can one-up its already intolerably stupid fetch quests.

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6 Comments on Zero Punctuation Doesn't Think Highly of Alone in the Dark

Davn Kincade

On July 17, 2008 at 1:58 pm

“Now it makes no sense because your not alone and everything is on fire”


Amazing review :smile:


On July 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm

It’s not as bad as Haze. Yet, it’s pretty bad.

Nothing is as bad as the movie. NOTHING.


On July 18, 2008 at 12:45 am

I think that was the best ZP I have seen yet. That was hysterical!
Glad I didn’t run out and buy that game.


On July 18, 2008 at 9:14 am

Well, actualy the Alone in the Dark game’s budget was much higher then the movies. Meh. :???:


On July 21, 2008 at 4:33 am

No link to the originator?

Ron Whitaker

On July 21, 2008 at 7:13 am

Alone in the Dark was one of those games that made me mad. At first I thought it would be cool. Then, I realized that I could set a chair on fire and beat a zombie to death with it, because it would catch him on fire. That’s just win.

Unfortunately, once the novelty of that wore off, I quickly realized that it was masking an absolutely awful game under it. An awful game that really could have been good, but one that still turned out awful. In a way, that almost makes it worse.