VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Friday, June 17, 2011 | 9:00 PM

Alice Madness Returns PC videos

Alice Madness Returns PC videos

Until I can find a little time to review Alice: Madness Returns (not before next week at best), I prepared a few gameplay videos of the PC version of the game. Let's start with one focused mainly on the early environments as a sort of teaser of what's to come. The next videos will show you the beginning of Alice's adventures. The footage was captured in 1080p, 30fps with the PhysX option set on high, which is why you may notice some rare hiccups in the framerate once in a while.
Update 3: One last gameplay video added.

Environments
Introduction
The First 10 Minutes
Gameplay #2

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Commented on 2011-06-16 23:25:02
lol driftwood. You are an out of control person.
Commented on 2011-06-17 00:40:26
I will buy it for $20 on steam, looks interesting ^_^
Commented on 2011-06-17 00:56:30
I played an hour or 2 and Im really liking it. Not something 4 the average person.
Commented on 2011-06-17 01:53:43
some of the areas look stunning also some nice physX going on there like the flow of the dress and here hair.
Commented on 2011-06-17 06:59:35
that turned out better than i anticipated.
Commented on 2011-06-17 07:11:39
My PS3 copy of Alice is in shipping now. Somewhere between Hongkong and Russia I suppose. I had my doubts but still preordered it. Hope it'll turn out well ))
Commented on 2011-06-17 10:02:35 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
I will buy it for $20 on steam, looks interesting ^_^
Don't hold your breath, I think Alice won't be on Steam, it will be exclusive to Origin, EA's new platform.
Commented on 2011-06-17 10:25:28
man, wtf. EA's gonna lose a customer.

in fact, they will lose many, and this new system of theirs will not create replacements.

I used to think I would die with a controller in my hand and a smile on my face, but now I think in ten years I'll probably have ditched gaming; there's too much metagame associated with it now.

well, maybe I'll stick with the indie scene.
Commented on 2011-06-17 11:26:13
:\ after my crappy experience with D2D I don't really like using any other digital service but steam plus it keeps it all my game access to one place. Shame because I kinda really want to play this game looks really neat despite the average reviews. Guess I'll pick it up cheap on disc if they're doing a retail copy.
Commented on 2011-06-17 11:30:23
I'm all for competition though, and frankly Valve has the same sort of exclusivity (worse, even) on their own releases. I can't really see how it's unfair. Competition is good, it's just not good for us consumers who have come to rely on Steam as a platform and not a simple store. This game looks neat though, I might grab a retail box, which is just eventually going to lead me back to Origin anyway.

EA has more muscle to force their way into the digital DL scene on the PC than Microsoft does.

PS. There's a thread on NeoGAF about it being in the Steam registry. This in no way is a solid confirmation that it will ever be released though.
Commented on 2011-06-17 12:51:21 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Don't hold your breath, I think Alice won't be on Steam, it will be exclusive to Origin, EA's new platform.
It won't be on Steam, but is not exclusive to Origin. You can get it at Amazon, Gamersgate and Direct2Drive as download, and ofcourse retail.

A little tip about the framerate: it is locked at 30 fps. You can change this cap by editing the aliceengine config file which can be found under documents/mygames/Alice Madness Returns/alicegame/config.

Change the two max framerate settings: just search for 'max' and where you see 'framerate' after the 'max', change the 30 (or 32) to whatever you want.

If you want the physx set to high, you will need at least a GTX560 according to nVidia to have decent framerates.
Commented on 2011-06-17 12:58:27
heh, they want me to sign up with a new service, AND have to edit the config files.

Go fall off a cliff.
Commented on 2011-06-17 16:08:20 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
A little tip about the framerate: it is locked at 30 fps. You can change this cap by editing the aliceengine config file which can be found under documents/mygames/Alice Madness Returns/alicegame/config.

Change the two max framerate settings: just search for 'max' and where you see 'framerate' after the 'max', change the 30 (or 32) to whatever you want.
Thnx for this! >_<
Commented on 2011-06-17 17:42:19
What ? that's weird about the framerate, the game was running fine at 60 FPS in the story trailer ! http://gamersyde.com/download_alice_madness_return...
I'm unhappy D:
Commented on 2011-06-17 19:37:10
its up on steam now :D
Commented on 2011-06-17 22:18:14
There is something wrong with the discs of the 360 version. Even if you have installed the game the disc still spins in the dvd drive. It's weird.
Commented on 2011-06-18 00:26:10 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
There is something wrong with the discs of the 360 version. Even if you have installed the game the disc still spins in the dvd drive. It's weird.
Its haunted.
Commented on 2011-06-18 01:22:04 In reply to Seth
Posted by Seth
There is something wrong with the discs of the 360 version. Even if you have installed the game the disc still spins in the dvd drive. It's weird.
There's a way to "fix" it somehow. Before launching the game, play a song from a UBS key plugged into your 360. Once the game is loaded, stop the song and the console will be quiet again. Don't ask me why though...
Commented on 2011-06-18 01:32:02 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
There's a way to "fix" it somehow. Before launching the game, play a song from a UBS key plugged into your 360. Once the game is loaded, stop the song and the console will be quiet again. Don't ask me why though...
WTF!!

lol.
Commented on 2011-06-18 11:12:35
So much oddities about this game, it shows up on Steam suddenly, it has this disc, trouble thing on the 360...

I still wanna play it though.
Commented on 2011-06-18 11:20:45
measure twice...
Commented on 2011-06-18 13:06:20
looks amazing environment wise and Alice is kind of cute in a goth/ creepy way, but the bad lip sync and poor models on most the npcs... could be amusing.
Commented on 2011-06-19 20:25:47
pretty much exactly half way through the game atm. clocked 10 hours so far (with easily another 7-8 left in the old girl) and I'm REALLY enjoying it. i went into it with incredibly low expectations, so maybe that's why I'm enjoying it so much. it IS very rough around the edges, it does have some serious issues with it's lock-on system, and the story is just? well, I don't have a clue WTF is going on outside of the whole "impending doom" thing. but it's a fun little platformer.

I've said in the past that i though the game looks incredibly dated design wise, and it is, but it's not as much of an issue as i expected. levels do progress and generally look like they're from the mid 90's (polygonal edges everywhere, invisible walls EVERYWHERE). and the graphics are some of the worst I've seen (the game looks VERY UE3) but the old-school platforming gameplay is what's the most appealing and the art style is good. and it's a decent challenge as far as platformers go too, even the combat system is relatively decent.

considering you get the first Alice free if you buy the game, I actually think this is worth the full asking price. both adventures combined are going to run you into the 25-35 hour mark. so value for money isn't really an issue. along with portal 2 it's probably been one of the best games I've rented so far this year.
Commented on 2011-06-20 03:00:32
Some of the PC screens people are posting on NeoGAF are gorgeous. I want to play this but it doesn't seem like a $50 purchase.. but that's a pretty strong recommendation.
Commented on 2011-06-20 09:31:38
Poor graphics but good game :) Got the PC version.
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