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About the product
- A virtual adventure game inspired by the work of H. P. Lovecraft.
- A chilling foray into the macabre mansion of Derceto.
- The first full-screen 3-D adventure game for the PC.
A suspicious suicide. A chilling curse. A malevolent power. And a wicked dark secret. This is Derceto, legendary Louisiana mansion - where, against your better judgement, you're drawn into a world of shadows to explore the darker side of Jeremy Hartwood's imagination. Had you known, you might have refused your task. But alas, you accepted, and now you must make your way through this spine-tingling adventure alone - and in the dark.
Top customer reviews
Jeremy Hartwood has committed suicide in his Louisiana mansion. You take the role of either Edward Carnby, a private investigator, or Emily Hartwood, Jeremy's niece, and investigate the suspicious death. The three-floor mansion is reputed to be haunted by its eccentric past owner. Very quickly, you realise that it is. Warped rats, zombies and giant worms are among the foes who are after you, and you must somehow escape.
The graphics combine 3D people with pre-rendered backgrounds in a manner that was new at the time. Limited weaponry means that you can't go in all guns blazing, you have to plan your attacks. Books in the rooms are not mere props, they can be read to gain further information and clues to solving the game's puzzles. Most of the game is non-linear and encourages exploration.
Of course, by today's standards, it is really dated. I've played it again just for laughs, and it still has some scary parts, but the limitations of its day (CPU speeds, memory, graphics/sounds cards, etc) are apparent in its makeup. It is dwarfed by today's games, but this is the one that put Survival Horror on the gaming map.
If you're interested in old games you should really check this one out.
However, a creepy atmosphere is not the only thing Alone in the Dark has going for it. You also get to experience one of the very first 3D horror video games ever released. Sure, that alone doesn't make a game good, but in this case, survival horror is really awesome in my world, so I will give the game 5 stars.
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