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Alice Madness Returns Review

Steve Butts | 22 Jun 2011 14:30
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It's much too much to ask the game
To linger for so long.
You might have thought your game's too short
But you were clearly wrong.
Still, when you opened Wonderland,
I'm glad I went along.

The clockwork plant where Hatter lives,
Where lava sears and burns;
The seabed stage of Carpenter's
Where mollusks dance in turns;
The hookah smoke that drifts and floats
'round fragile Asian urns;

The castle made of playing cards
That floats up in the sky;
The bridge that forms beneath your steps
As cards go zipping by.
They're memories of fun I had,
And joys I can't deny.

So now the disc is on the shelf,
But one day I'll come back
To see if I can get the few
Achievements that I lack.
And isn't that reason enough
To keep it in my stack?

You've read so far and still don't know?
The Bottom Line is this:
If you love Alice and her friends,
This game should not be missed.
If what you want is good gameplay,
It's easy to dismiss.

My Recommendation, then, is clear
But so I don't deprive
You any longer, here it is:
You'll love it if you strive
To overcome the boring bits.
The rating?

This review was based on the Xbox 360 version.

Game: Alice: Madness Returns
Genre: Action Adventure
Developer: Spicy Horse
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform(s): PC, PS3, Xbox360
Available from: Amazon(US), GameStop(US), Amazon(UK), Play.com(UK)

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