History Franchise / AloneInTheDark

4th Jun '16 8:46:16 PM gewunomox
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* PopStarComposer: [[ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] wrote the credits song for The New Nightmare.

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* PopStarComposer: [[ThePolice [[Music/ThePolice Stewart Copeland]] wrote the credits song for The New Nightmare.
2nd Jun '16 5:49:50 AM rjd1922
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'''''Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare''''' (2001) is a re-imagining of the series. Taking place in modern times, the game featured a new protagonist (also named Edward Carnby. [[TinyToons No relation.]]), who teams up with linguistic expert Aline Cedrac to unravel the mystery of Shadow Island and its reclusive inhabitants, the Morton family. This ultimately puts them into a battle against the Creatures of Darkness, reptilian shadow monsters originating from an underground underworld known as the World of Darkness. The game featured many control, gameplay, and presentation elements taken straight out of the playbook of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Its most unique feature was the use of the flashlight to reveal hidden details of the environment, as well as to drive back some of the light-sensitive monsters.

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'''''Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare''''' (2001) is a re-imagining of the series. Taking place in modern times, the game featured a new protagonist (also named Edward Carnby. [[TinyToons [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures No relation.]]), who teams up with linguistic expert Aline Cedrac to unravel the mystery of Shadow Island and its reclusive inhabitants, the Morton family. This ultimately puts them into a battle against the Creatures of Darkness, reptilian shadow monsters originating from an underground underworld known as the World of Darkness. The game featured many control, gameplay, and presentation elements taken straight out of the playbook of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil''. Its most unique feature was the use of the flashlight to reveal hidden details of the environment, as well as to drive back some of the light-sensitive monsters.



In 2008, a new game in the series was released, rebooting the franchise. Known simply as '''''Alone in the Dark''''', the game features the original Edward Carnby from the original games, waking up in modern day New York City alive, unaged, and with a major case of amnesia just in time to witness living fissures wreck the city and turn many of its inhabitants into vicious monsters. Taking place in Central Park, the game was a GameplayRoulette featuring elements of {{First Person Shooter}}s, 3rd Person {{Platformer}}s, {{Driving Game}}s, {{Beat Em Up}}s, etc. It also borrowed quite a bit from Boll's film; [[FranchiseKiller this was not prudent]].

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In 2008, a new game in the series was released, rebooting the franchise. Known simply as '''''Alone in the Dark''''', the game features the original Edward Carnby from the original games, waking up in modern day New York City alive, unaged, and with a major case of amnesia just in time to witness living fissures wreck the city and turn many of its inhabitants into vicious monsters. Taking place in Central Park, the game was a GameplayRoulette featuring elements of {{First Person Shooter}}s, 3rd Person Third-Person {{Platformer}}s, {{Driving Game}}s, {{Beat Em Up}}s, etc. It also borrowed quite a bit from Boll's film; [[FranchiseKiller this was not prudent]].
1st Jun '16 2:35:27 AM TrollBrutal
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** Derceto in the original, a nightmarish [[Literature/TheFallOfHouseofUsher Poesque]] / Lovecraftian place where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill you]].

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** Derceto in the original, a nightmarish [[Literature/TheFallOfHouseofUsher [[Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher Poesque]] / Lovecraftian place where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill you]].
1st Jun '16 2:34:40 AM TrollBrutal
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** Derceto in the original, a nightmarish Lovecraftian place where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill you]].

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** Derceto in the original, a nightmarish [[Literature/TheFallOfHouseofUsher Poesque]] / Lovecraftian place where [[EverythingTryingToKillYou everything is trying to kill you]].
14th May '16 12:25:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** The first game features breakable ''ammo'': if you fall into the water, all your shotgun cartridges (and matches) will become useless.

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** The first game features breakable ''ammo'': if you fall into the water, all your shotgun cartridges (and matches) will become useless.useless. As a mercy for less-agile players, both have waterproof substitutes you can find in the mansion.
17th Apr '16 12:26:21 PM morenohijazo
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* SeadogPegLeg: Shorty Leg from ''2'' lost one of his legs to the recoil from two cannons he fired. Notable because his peg leg is the first hint the enemies you're fighting, who up to that moment look like mere 1920s gangsters (even if their skin colour just looks weird), are more than they seem.
12th Mar '16 1:32:49 PM morenohijazo
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* FollowTheLeader: In ''The New Nightmare'', the controls, presentation, and gameplay are a little too similar to ''Resident Evil'' to be coincidental ("a little" being a major understatement). Note that TropesAreNotBad, and this also means the game is [[RevisitingTheRoots much more faithful to the first game's spirit]].
* FranchiseZombie: Both games after the original trilogy. ''Illumination'' looks like it may be the final nail in the coffin.
17th Feb '16 10:02:14 AM GrammarNavi
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* ObviousBeta: The 2008 game, most obvious in the 360 version. The PlayStation3 version fared better, but still had its issues.

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* ObviousBeta: The 2008 game, most obvious in the 360 version. The PlayStation3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 version fared better, but still had its issues.



** The 2008 ''Alone in the Dark'' was re-released on the Playstation 3 as ''Alone in the Dark: Inferno'', with exclusive new levels as well as improved, faster and more responsive controls. The ScrappyLevel has also been made easier and much less frustrating.

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** The 2008 ''Alone in the Dark'' was re-released on the Playstation 3 UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 as ''Alone in the Dark: Inferno'', with exclusive new levels as well as improved, faster and more responsive controls. The ScrappyLevel has also been made easier and much less frustrating.
25th Jan '16 8:36:32 PM TARINunit9
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** ''Illumination'' as a co-op shooter.

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** ''Illumination'' as a co-op shooter.shooter where you use lights to make enemies vulnerable to bullets. Yes, despite being published in the ''Alone in the Dark'' franchise you are neither alone nor in the dark.
1st Jan '16 4:33:40 PM morenohijazo
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In August 2014, Atari announced a new entry, ''Alone in the Dark: Illumination'', originally scheduled to come out in December 2014. It ended up coming out on the 12th of June 2015 and was critically panned due to being an InNameOnly co-op shooter (not even a good one outside the name).

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In August 2014, Atari announced a new entry, ''Alone '''''Alone in the Dark: Illumination'', Illumination''''', originally scheduled to come out in December 2014. It ended up coming out on the 12th of June 2015 and was critically panned due to being an InNameOnly co-op shooter (not even a good one outside the name).



* FranchiseZombie: Both games after the original trilogy.
** Illumination looks like it may be the final nail in the coffin.

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* FranchiseZombie: Both games after the original trilogy.
** Illumination
trilogy. ''Illumination'' looks like it may be the final nail in the coffin.
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