Originally, this was going to be a quickie review around four minutes in length. But the more I thought about the game, the more I had to say. There’s just a lot of really awesome, unique stuff here that I wanted to touch on!
Funny thing is, the gameplay at its heart is very derivative and a bit so-so. But what sets this one is apart is the fact that it’s American McGee’s Alice. It’s his brand of weirdness and cynicism mixed with Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland that helps make this special. Somehow, the way he pulls it off just captures some part of me and I can’t help but enjoy every tasty morsel.
One little thing I didn’t mention, but maybe should have, is the checkpoint system. I feel like I’ve harped on this enough recently, but it’s worth noting that the game makes use of a checkpoint system for saving your progress, not the quicksave system found in the first game.