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Alone In The Dark PS2 Game Guide

Welcome to our Sony PlayStation2 guide to the game Alone In The Dark, it contains everything we currently know about Alone In The Dark for the PS2 videogame console.

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Guide to Alone In The Dark on the PlayStation 2

When the original Alone in the Dark came out way back in 1992 it really brought survival horror games into the forefront. With its combination of 3D characters (a first for the genre), intelligent puzzles, non-linear gameplay as well as a mythos that seemed to expand beyond the game itself it was a critically acclaimed success for Atari. Unfortunately, the sequels that followed failed to live up to the expectations given from the first. Fast forward to 2008 and Atari is looking to rebuild itself and, along with it, looks to make their AitD franchise a leader in the survival horror genre again.

Looking at some of the individual pieces, they are off to a promising start. The game engine is a proprietary version of Half-Life's Havoc 4.5, the development team is the one behind the hit racer Test Drive Unlimited and the script for the game is written by Lorenzo Carcaterra (best known for the movie Sleepers starring Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman).

Players are cast in the role of Edward Camby, an ordinary guy stuck in very extraordinary circumstances. The game begins with you waking up from a drug- induced stupor and listening to a conversation about some cult- like activities happening. As you slowly return to full consciousness you will get a better grasp on who you are and what is happening.

The combat system is unique in that you can fight with just about anything that can be picked up- frying pans, fire extinguishers, guns, and so on. When holding onto an item you control its movement with the right analog stick. When holding a fire extinguisher, for example, make a forward semicircle to swing the object and hit whatever may be coming at you. A quick pull back and forward makes for a good gut shot or battering ram on a door. Of course, you can also put out fires (which is a relief considering the building will be ablaze at the time).

One thing players will notice is the lack of a heads- up display. No life meter, no inventory screen, no ammo count. Your inventory is limited to what you can carry in your pockets- thankfully, your jacket has several to allow you to carry a variety of items. One other mechanic is being able to combine items into more powerful weapons. Have a rag and a bottle of booze? There's a molotov cocktail in the making. Add in some tape and some bullets and you just made yourself a makeshift bomb. Still, your best weapon in the game is fire- while you can do some damage to enemies with conventional attacks, you will need to burn them to a crisp to actually kill them.

The game's chapters take a nod from episodic television, ending each level with a cliffhanger. At the start of the next chapter you get a "Previously on Alone in the Dark" sequence which will recap what went on before- handy in case you missed out on a detail from the last chapter.

Seeing as the series is being developed by the makers of Test Drive Unlimited, one would expect to be able to possibly get some driving in the game as well. Some vehicles are indeed drivable- others aren't but you can still break into them to access items that may be useful later on in the game.

Overall, this is looking to be a very promising return to glory for the franchise

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