alice in wonderland

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Mar 7, 2010

alice in wonderland by Bladexdsl at 1:08 AM (3,491 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Bladexdsl
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    Introduction

    game starts out with alice being pulled down the rabbit hole by mctwist than he and the mouse (don't remember her name) argue that it's not the real alice yes in case you havn't guessed it by now this is alice in wonderland 2 but it keeps it's same name.

    alice starts out by eating the cake and drinking the potion that makes her shrink and grow you better get used to looking at this because your going to be doing it a lot in the game until the end. Alice takes off through a door and mctwist follows along the way you'll be taking alice to see absolon, the mad hatter and the white queen picking up additional characters along the way a total of 5 characters you'll be using in the whole game you never control alice.

    Gameplay

    gameplay consists of you running around a level each connected back to the central hub (the round corridor) where you can choose a door to go to any part of the world...but not at 1st. each door is blocked off and you'll need the special abilities of characters later on to unlock them.

    Speaking of which each character has their own special ability except for the mouse. Mctwist can stop time by pointing the mote at something and enemies when it turns blue hold down Z and rotating the mote. the mouse has no abilities whatsoever except she's a pretty good fighter and most of the time it's best to use her in battles. The march hare throws dishes at enemies and also has the ability to pick up and move objects when they glow purple. mad hatter uses a sword to attack and also has the ability to piece scenery together like a puzzle revealing other areas and hidden paths using his podium and pointing to objects that glow orange. chessur cat can turn invisible and also locate invisible objects when they turn green.

    throughout the game you'll encounter areas that cannot be entered until you change to the correct character and use their ability this is done by pushing C. you can use mctwist to freeze trees so you can get past them, you may need to build a bridge by using hares ability to pick up the tiles from the floor and make them hover overhead, you'll be using hatters ability to make a cabin appear out of a painting and chessurs ability to make hidden doors appear.

    you'll encounters chests throughout that you can open to get impossible ideas you'll need these to buy the ability upgrades some chests are hidden and you need a characters ability to get it. you can also break and smash up pretty much everything else to get impossible ideas too like tree's shrubs, tables, chairs etc.

    most of the areas contain an alice door to get to the next area but alice always seems to be either too small or too big that's where you'll have to go hunting for more cake and potion to enlarge and shrink her like i said before you'll be doing this a lot until you meet the white queen. alice will follow you for the most part sometimes there will be an obstacle that she can't get past until you destroy it and there's a few ladders she won't climb up until you call her with +. If you can never figure out where to go next simply push - to use alices ribbon which points the way.

    battle is handled by simply attacking something and you auto lock on to them where you can circle around them to dodge attacks and move in to attack. battle is straight forward at 1st you'll encounter a few enemies here and there but the real battle is when a knights portal appears and red knights pour out to try and kidnap alice. you'll need to take them all out while keeping them away from alice for if they grab here and throw here into a portal it's game over! you'll have a chance to grab here back by going to to portal and button mashing B.

    battle is fairly easy 1st than knights start coming out with shields, battle axes, crossbows and the ability to sense alice's hiding place and grab her! this is when your going to want to switch between different characters and use your abilities to quickly take them out. you get these new abilities as you pick up the hidden chess pieces throughout the game and unlock special attacks from your characters you'll be using mctwist to freeze enemies and turn back time making them dissapear back into their portals, mouses super speed attacks and finishing move which kills an enemy in 1 hit, hares homing dishes and the ability to pick up and throw enemies at one another, hatters crush ability that can mash enemies armor and chessurs sneak ability that lets you move to a back of an enemy and deal a killing blow.

    Also the more characters and abilities you use in these battles the better bonus of impossible ideas you get when it's over. There are 3 bosses in the game each boss has a special way of defeating them you'll need to use your characters abilities to figure out (or wait and it just tells you [​IMG])

    Graphics
    The graphics in this are beautifully done the worlds come alive with rich colors and are filled with stunning effects such as sunlight, tornado's and magic and mystical throughout. Areas you'll be traveling to are a hedge maze, a gloomy forest with a crazy door maze, a cabin where you'll walk upside down on the roof, a red desert complete with whirlwinds and tornado's where you have to stay on the path otherwise you get lost. the red queens castle that has a very interesting way of getting inside and the white queens castle as well as other areas to explore.

    Sound
    The sound and music in this is captivating it's got the classic tim burton feel to it right down to every syllable. The original voices from the movie are also used for each character and are very well done!

    Lasting Replay
    replay I'm afraid in this is low once you've completed the game you can go back and get every chest that you may have missed but that's about it really. You can also try to unlock all the achievements in the options screen you can view what achievements you have unlocked and watch a video or see some game art. achievements are unlocked by collecting a certain amount of chests, fixing statues, smashing scenery and more just look and it tells you.

    Overall
    The game is very well done however it has a few weaknesses to it the main one is it's incredibly easy. impossible ideas are far too easy to get and the upgrade prices are incredibly cheap you'll have no problem getting every single one of the characters extra abilities unlocked and it even tells you where the chess pieces are to go look for them. later on it even marks them on the map after you've visited the white queen as well as every single chest in the game.

    Another thing i don't like is the character selection you have to keep pushing C to get the right one appear in a heated battle this can be very annoying a character select screen using the mote would have been nice! also the controls aren't that perfect either some moves have you shaking the mote left right up and down and it doesn't always work the 1st time.

    And last it's final weakness is you can die as many times as you want in this and you just re-spawn exactly where you died making battles pretty much nothing to worry about. you can go in and attack at will if you wish if you die you'll just keep coming back as long as you have impossible ideas and of course their incredibly easy to get. only time you die is when alice gets captured but this happens rarely plus is also gives you plenty of time to get to the portal and rescue her!

    the bosses too although being clever making you use different abilities to defeat them if you can't figure it out it pretty much says at the bottom of the screen what to do even with the last boss it does it and it also does this with many of the puzzles too if you can't figure out what to do you only have to wait for it to tell you! Despite all this and it being incredibly easy it's at least worth it to play it once the game will have you sucked right into the world of underland (that's what it's really called) like your a part of it.

    score 7/10
     
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    Nice review, although you could put a little more structure in it. Now it just seems like a wall of text, and a lot of people will just say 'tl;dr'.
     
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    better? [​IMG]
     
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    Yup, much better [​IMG]
     
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    tl;dr. J/K
    Great review!
     

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