There are sagas that we can consider cult, perhaps because they left a mark in this world of entertainment and their legacy must last over time, also from the moment they arrived they are became a clear influence in bringing to life other games that enjoy extraordinary popularity to this day.
This time we refer to the name Alone in the dark, which may not seem so familiar to many gamers, we are talking about a IP that is over thirty years old in tow and that says a lot. Being this game the father of calls, survival horror at the time and which laid the foundations, at the origin of titles today also cults, let us place the clear example of resident Evil and even of silent Hill.
With all the above you can get an idea of Alone in the Dark and that he is not part of the group, yes, despite his great contribution, unfortunately he has not had enough good games to raise the franchise, therefore, despite its initial success, it has been involved in more failures than successes.
Despite everything we’ve seen of Alone in the Dark so far, the good news is that its latest installment is still in development at the moment and set to launch on October 25th this year, what better season than that of Halloween, to welcome his new opus.
Now, strange as it may seem, this prologue that we have available will be included in the full game when it is released and will live up to its name, to serve as a start and to have context for what will h appen in this short and Interesting situation in which we will control this little girl for a few moments.
This prologue is the beginning of the new Alone In the Dark
Let’s remember that we are facing a kind of reboot of the franchise or also a kind of reinvention, so it must be clear that this is not a remake of the original title, it is important to know for not to get confused and understand that we are facing a new approach, yes, maintaining the fact that Jeremy Hartwood That’s our goal and the key point to start with, as we look to what happens next.
In this prologue, as we mentioned, we will be in the shoes of Grace Saundersthis is the character that we can control when the game starts, we will take her to a room while she plays with objects in the place, in this way we start the story, being able to move around in a camera in the third person and seeing the details that surround us, the most striking thing is the large number of bright colors, with a palette of yellows and whites that stand out in the place, at first it does not look like a Alone in the darkBut as always first impressions are deceiving.
After inspecting the room where we are, we will see that several of the objects will have a button, which will allow us to know a little more detail about them, also walking and bumping into an object, it can move or fall, depending on the situation. . Por otro lado, al finalizar de investigar esta habitación, podremos salir de la misma y al hacerlo, veremos otras puertas, una de ellas con el sol afuera ya medio abrir, al querer dirigirnos a esta, se cerrará de golpe y nos dejará fríos por one moment.
In an almost obligatory way, we will arrive at a door where the emblematic Jeremy Hartwood, activating a cutscene in which we will see him somewhat anguished, he tries to send a letter with valuable information, we, as a good girl, will take the paper and take care of sealing it. In this way the letter will be in our hands and at the end of the video we will see how it disappeared. hartwoodthen we will continue to go out to complete our mission, after visiting a bathroom by mistake in one of the doors, we will find ourselves in front of a room with statues.
From this moment the game will take another course, because with a masterful ambient sound, a spont aneous change occurs, the room that has characters, will suddenly become dark and with a very frightening game of shadows, from this moment We have already put aside the cheerful tone and moved on to tension, for some reason our character is not surprised, on the contrary, she seems to be aware of what is happening, far from stopping she decides to pursue its goal of delivering the paper it had promised.
Grace Then he decides to go down the stairs of the room which are necessary to move forward, being able to appreciate a beautiful moon visible through a large window and a well-made shadow play. Unfortunately, he will find a creature trying to catch him, to divert it and seek it. an alternative to continue, once we have overcome our obstacle we will arrive at a door and immediately after several of the monsters that were threatening us will return and make us run and close the door,
At the end, we will be able to reach a post office, where we will leave the letter of Jeremiah, to close the moment, one of the creatures will appear and fall on us, closing the chapter. At the moment we will not know what happened to Grace, although later we will be allowed to see the protagonists of the game arrive, Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood, closing at the end of a moving cutscene the logo of Alone in the dark.
Thus ends a masterful prologue, which acts as a demonstration of the game, it is true that the the duration is between 10 and 20 minutes, the time it takes us to walk, explore and get to know the places. During our tour, the gameplay with little Grace Saunders it’s very limited and that’s completely understandable, the intention was always for us to connect with a prelude and go down in history.
The artistic section and the dark atmosphere feel well realized, the sound effects and the dramatic tone melodies combine very well as we play, we feel helpless and wait for what may happen, achieving its goal. Graphically, it’s not an avant-garde title and it doesn’t claim to be, but it transports us to an environment of tension and that’s already a plus for the experience.
Unfortunately, the audio is in English, although if you have Spanish subtitles, hopefully the game will have a Spanish dub, that way you can make sure your audience feels more immersed in it. history. Finally, we can say that the title in charge of Interactive pieces It’s not a big budget production and it shows, however, that doesn’t take away from the work they’ve done, we believe the final game can give us a good quality title, even if it’s early to draw conclusions, we are left with very good impressions and we invite you to try Alone in the Dark: Prologue.