2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

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2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 5th, 2011, 1:48 pm

Here are two Xbox 360 games that are not exceptional, but would probably be worthwhile if they pique your interest.

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2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

Postby MoonMetropolis » September 6th, 2011, 1:04 pm

From what I've heard, Child of Eden is much better when played with the Kinect peripheral.  I haven't played it yet because I'm waiting for Kinect prices to go down.

What did you think of the original Alice?


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2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 6th, 2011, 10:21 pm

[QUOTE=MoonMetropolis]

What did you think of the original Alice?

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I like it!  One of the problems with the new Alice is that the areas are very expansive and feel padded.  In the old Alice the stages are far more compact.

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Postby Leo1 » September 6th, 2011, 11:09 pm

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]
I like it!  One of the problems with the new Alice is that the areas are very expansive and feel padded.  In the old Alice the stages are far more compact.
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Out of curiousity, would you ever consider reviewing something like this?

Looks like it's only available to owners of this game (By redeeming the included code, or paying to open it up if you bought used), so I'm curious how you'd classify it if you did review it since it's in a somewhat unique situation.

As an addendum (I think that's the word I'm looking for) to this review, perhaps?

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Postby VideoGameCritic » September 6th, 2011, 11:23 pm

I think I could justify it as a standalone review as long as I preface it by stating it's only available under a particular circumstance (and explain that).  I might go that route.

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Postby Alienblue » September 7th, 2011, 12:56 pm

WAIT A MINNIT.......

The OLD Alice?

Wasn't ALICE the very first black and white MACINTOSH computer game, wayyyyyyyyy back in 1984/85 or so, a CHESS game with Alice In wonderland Pieces? You can't mean THAT Alice can you?

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2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

Postby m0zart1 » September 7th, 2011, 4:30 pm

[QUOTE=Alienblue]WAIT A MINNIT.......

The OLD Alice?

Wasn't ALICE the very first black and white MACINTOSH computer game, wayyyyyyyyy back in 1984/85 or so, a CHESS game with Alice In wonderland Pieces? You can't mean THAT Alice can you?
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... no Alienblue.  He doesn't mean that Alice.  The horror-based Alice game he's reviewing here is a sequel to another game originally on PC.  He's referring to that game.


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2011/9/5: Xbox 360: Alice: Madness Returns, Child of Eden

Postby m0zart1 » September 7th, 2011, 4:32 pm

[QUOTE=The Video Game Critic]I think I could justify it as a standalone review as long as I preface it by stating it's only available under a particular circumstance (and explain that).  I might go that route.[/QUOTE]

According to Gamespot's review, you can still purchase it separately:

If you grab the game on the used market, you can still purchase American McGee's Alice separately, though you shouldn't assume that Madness Returns is a lesser value without the inclusion of the original.
 
http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/alice-madness-returns/review.html?page=2

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Postby Leo1 » September 7th, 2011, 10:11 pm

I'm pretty sure it's officially classified as an add-on, free to new buyers by redeeming the code, or available for $10 on the marketplace to those that buy used. I don't think that quote meant that this was available to anyone that wanted to play it, just that used buyers would still have the opportunity to purchase this add-on separately.

Of course, technically, anyone can purchase DLC without having the original game. But it looks like you can only access it via the new game through a menu, so it wouldn't be very useful to purchase without owning the sequel.

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/american-mcgees-alice/show_msgs.php?pid=627448&topic_id=m-1-59626787

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=322786



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Postby m0zart1 » September 7th, 2011, 10:32 pm

Yeah I see what you're getting at.  At least there's a method of getting the game if you happen to buy a used copy.



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