This game has me concerned. I better play it through. decide that its the best game Mcgees ever brought to life and enjoy that fact.
Yeah, McGee is right, Tim Burton totally blew it with his crappy movie adaptation. The first game was brilliant and this one looks very, very promising. Day one buy for me.
After Bad Day LA, McGee should consider himself blessed that he got backing to make any game ever again.
I'm so glad they're working against the "plastic" look that's all the rave these days and sticking to their original art-oriented visual style. Video games are not reality, movies or photographs. I have no idea why people try so hard to obtain that 'look' when it usually just leads to poor storylines and gameplay. That's why so many modern games will be forgotten, and original Alice is still beloved after all these years with its 'outdated' graphics.
Bah...the new Cheshire cat's voice doesn't sound as cool as the first one. Oh well. The game is still gonna be great.
Tim Burton's Alice was a complete rip off of American McGee's Alice. Anyone who played the game back in late 2000 will see the comparisons on the Tim Burton's film. When Alice came out ten years ago it was WAY ahead of its time. This one looks brilliant. It also looks as though people are going to have to upgrade their computers in order to get the most out of it.
@Devilmann711 Firstly, you haven't even played the game, yet you said Madness Returns is just the old Alice re-skinned with HD graphics. How did you know that? Secondly, I do agree that graphics don't make a game, but art direction is definitely important. Without an art direction, your game will look inconsistent and stupid. Whether it's realistic, like GTA, or fantasy, like Alice, you need an art direction. The charm of the first game was the art style and in my opinion, the gameplay itself isn't really that great. If you don't care about art style then maybe this game is not for you. Finally, why does using a modern game engine mean it's a lazy way out? It's just a game engine, the engine won't make the game on its own. The developers don't need to make it hard on themselves by making their own engine. That would also stretch up development time. You seems to be under the impression that using someone else's game engine means that that developer is copying the maker of the engine. It doesn't work that way. You still need to make your own assets, etc. Anyway, maybe you should wait until the game's released before judging.
And a note on Game engines.....they are a lazy way out.....I suppose the art department at nintendo must have had a really hard time designing the iconic images and gameplay of SMB3 without the Oh so holy grail of the modern game engine, whatever, Im looking forward to playing some games with original code, than maybey Ill feel better about spending my 60.00 on something new, not just a revamp on a game engine that has been around since the early 90's
Im saying that the look of a game is not nearly as important as the game play, and honestly we have only a few types of gameplay in most major retail titles whether it is a FPS, Third person whatever (with new moves and char models), fighter etc....PS 1 was innovative and new, not much more than the graphics have advanced since then (and I am talking about what the user see's not the innovations in coding and software compression, and ofcourse the actual media the game is on), what ever happened to the inventive and creative hardware designers (aside from nintendo) and software guys, American M seems to simply be replicating his first Alice game with new shinny graphics to make it "Next Gen" and as I have been playing games since the Atari 2600 and Gemeni (My first machine) I have watched the progression of game designers and they really do seem to be getting less inventive and caught up in the shinny and sparkly graphics and then slap together a half ass game to go with it. How many titles on the Xbox 360 are there....and how many have ratings over 7 ?.....we are swimming in a sea of crap games anymore and they keep telling us they are awesome.
@Devilmann711 Thing about the Unreal Engine is that it gives the art direction the freedome to do their own thing. It all depends on how talented a studio is how great they can make a game look. There are games that look really different from eachother even tho they use the unreal 3 engine. Mass Effect 2 looks great (UE 3) and so does Enslaved....but they looks really different from eachother. Also Epic has updated the engine several times, Gears of War used the Unreal engine 3.5 for example. A little while ago they presented the Unreal Engine 3.9...and it's pretty much next gen material (look it up). That aside it doesn't mean no game companies are making their own engine anymore...Id software, Bethesda and CD Projekt RED all made a custom engine for their upcoming games (and Crytech also). But all in all I gotta say the UE3 is my favorite engine of this generation.
Freaking brilliant! I actually liked SuckerPunch - sad that reviewers/critics didn't quite get the movie. Alice seems sublimely dark, and I LOVE the hand-drawn style in the cinematic. Can't wait for the game to come out.
xsonicchaos Posted Apr 8, 2011 9:32 am PT if he were born in london, would his name have been British McGee? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ha, Funny !
@Devilmann711 What? How does using one of the most popular game engine automatically means it's a clone? It's just a game engine. Mirror's Edge uses the Unreal Engine and it's different than most other games out there. Arkham Asylum, Bulletstorm, Borderlands, and Infinity Blade also uses the UE3, and every one of those are different from each other.
Arghhhh yet another game run by the Unreal engine.....I am sick of game clones, knowone seems to have actually made a new game since Half life, Unreal etc.....
The gothic art look is very authentic like. Never played any of the earlier games but the photography and visuals look stunning.
Jane Douglass' side-profile shot is quite attractive. Love her-- she's terrific. @shaunmc Bet Shaun McInnis would love to be dating her but, alas, he'll have to settle for Carolyn Petite. ;)
Wish the same voice actors were hired from the first one(particularly Cheshire cat) but It's still a definite buy for me, glad to see Mcgee's the one working on the sequel.
Jane could have lent her beautiful voice to this game. Jane, you should really consider doing voicework for games. : )
Nice.... Forget "Johnny Depp in Wonderland". This is what society needs to focus on! This game looks amazing! I HOPE they put the OG on XBLA, even if all they do is configure the controls. If not, I'll cherish this... Look forward to Pre-order benefits!