long time ago before the likes of 'Resident Evil' had even been
dreamt of, there was a game that would set the world on fire.
A game that would combine action and adventure into one seeming
mass and start to help break down the barrier between graphics
and gameplay. Alone In The Dark was its name and even today
a copy still resides almost un-touched in our back office. Such
is a testament to just how great it was.
have forgotten the game that helped shape a hundred clones and
bring about a new generation of gaming, but not all. We can
still remember the eerie polygon characters as they strut around
a haunted house clutching shot guns, ready to dispatch any denizen
that dare approach. A sequel was soon made but failed by being
to similar to the original and then finally a ground breaking
third arrived. Set in a western town the graphics and gameplay
surpassed all others, unfortunately our story ends there because
a fourth was never made, until now.
time no see
the AITD games disappeared off the face of the earth a new breed
of action/adventure game has emerged. Most of note from these
would be 'Resident Evil' and its followings as well as the more
recent Nocturne. Thankfully after all these years of waiting
AITD looks set to be reincarnated for a fourth run. French developer
Darkworks are behind the latest incarnation and their job is
to bring back AITD and update it for the 21st Centaury.
At times it's almost hard to believe that the first AITD game
came out 10 years ago, in fact we feel quite old when even contemplating
it. Yet in keeping with the development period of the original,
the new one has already taken around 20 months to get this far
and still has until October 2000 to go. As anybody can tell
by the lengthy development period, a lot of work is going into
making AITD4 a total success.