Alice – The Madness Returns

Alice – The Madness Returns

 The Madness | Through the Looking Glass | Weapons | Abilities | Graphics and Game Play | Conclusion | Video Review Forum 

The Madness

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Welcome to the inner workings of Alice’s mind in Alice – The Madness Returns. In this story Alice makes her way back to Wonderland which is not as wonderful as you m ay think. The inner workings of Alice’s mad mind have distorted this wonderful place to a place of insanity, chaos, and heartbreak.  Join me as we take a trip to wonderland or should I say hell? We can reach into Alice’s crazed mind to find a dark and enjoyable world with lots of things to see and do. *Insert Evil Laugh here…. lol not really*

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Through the Looking Glass

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Our main heroine is Alice of course. She has been recently been allowed from her insane asylum and is now in therapy to try to remember during a horrific house fire. As she wanders the town filled with shady characters you glimpse the life Alice has lead before and after the fire that devastated her family. As she (you) interact with characters and places in the town it will result with Alice taking another little “trip” to Wonderland. Wonderland itself has become corrupt and scary, with some of your favorite characters turned into dictators.

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You will battle these demons and gain pieces of your memory, linking you to your past. The further you go into the game the darker Alice’s pysche seems to be.Alice herself, is a young lady who is orphaned by a fire. She looks to come from a rather poor part of town and is in search of her stuffed rabbit. As you travel along the game to find your rabbit you will frequent wonderland often. Once in wonderland, your dress will change from dour, bland rags to cute Lolita gowns of different flavours. These gowns will match your environment and theme surrounding you.


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Weapons:

Along the way you will pick up some weapons. I have not unlocked them all but here is an example of some weapons you will get:

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Vorpal Blade – this is a knife which will allow you to stab, slice and chop your enemies. Nothing like stabbing the baddies until their heads fall off

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Pepper grinder – This is basically a gun, this will allow you to do some ranged attacks as well as hit timers which opens up doors and platforms. Be wary though, this will periodically overheat and jam, so be watchful of your pepper meter

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Hobby Horse – This is a weapon that will allow you to do some major damage. This will allow you to smash and crash through obstacles, not to mention hit your enemies and break their armor.

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Tea Kettle – This shoots boiling hot tea at your enemies, allowing a huge hit than can break armor.

Clockwork Bomb – These are tiny rabbit bombs that will draw attacks away from you as well as break barriers.

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Umbrella – This allows you to block attacks 

***You are able to upgrade your weapons by using teeth that you collect throughout the game.


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Abilities

Here are a few of the abilities Alice will have, its not a full list, but enough to get a taste for the game.

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Dodge – this will allow you to change into butterflies and dodge enemies attacks

Shrink – Thankful to some extra shrinkage potion you now can shrink to pint sized. This will allow you to get through keyholes, and small areas, as well as see extra markings and hints. You will be able to see hidden platforms and hide into flowers to regain health.

Jump – Omg really? Jump…. It changes your life. Lol. Anyways, this will allow you to move from platform to platform.

Double Jump (twirl) – Allows to you jump longer distances as well as gain height to move up higher ledges.

Float – Allows you to float distances you are unable to jump to.

Madness – When you get in low health, you will be able to go insane and invincible while killing enemies. This only lasts a short time so make the most of it and gain some health back!


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Graphics and Game Play

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I believe the graphics and environmentals are stellar in this game. I love the details like the hair moving when you jump or in steam, also environment around you is also very detailed. The graphics are a very fun cartoony style which contrasts nicely from the storyline of the game. It really adds a lot to the dark atmosphere to the game.

The one major flaw to this game is that although it is a lot of fun to play there are A LOT of bugs in it. You will find time you simply cannot double jump ( I found it especially hard to make a double jump off of anything that added a bounce if you allowed yourself to bounce more than once). You will find your blocks will not come when you hit the keys, the jumps will not double when you hit keys, sometimes your weapons wont draw or your dodges will simply not work. At first I thought it may be some game lag but alas I discovered a lot of documentation about the bugginess of this game. Its unfortunate as it makes certain areas of the game very frustrating although everything else in the game is very enjoyable.


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Conclusion

Pros

Great Graphics and Fun play style
Fun and different weapons
Great storyline

Cons
Very buggy which can lead to some intense frustration


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