American McGee's Alice is one of my all-time favourite games, partly because of the general surrealness of it all, partly because of the wonderful music (I used to leave the game running just to listen to the music, until I found that the soundtrack was available on CD - which I instantly bought).
I still put the game on and play it through again, once in a while.
I'm hoping the new incarnation will be great, while sort of expecting it to be a disappointment... But I'll be buying it regardless, just to catch up with mad Alice.
Yes it's one of then few games I've played through more than once.
I thoroughly agree with you about the soundtrack (although when I first play it , the music creeped me out so much I wouldn't play the game with the lights out) the look and feel of the game was (and I think still is) second to none.
I'm currently going through it again in preparation for 'Madness Returns' but I think it will have a LOT to live up to
Yes, I'm playing through the original again too. I think the graphics are the only thing that date it. And even by today's standard, they're not THAT bad. I'm guessing that the new one will be excellent in the graphics department, but maybe not so great in other areas.
I actually lost my original during a house-move, but I picked up another on Ebay - the game is still selling there almost every day, sometimes at very low prices (and sometimes at ridiculously HIGH prices!)
Yep - I play it on Windows 7, 64-bit, and if it runs on THAT it should run on anything! (I just got the new version this morning - can't wait to try it out, but I'm trying to steel myself against disappointment!
The original was an unforgettable game! I now regret never completing it (so many games, so little time...).
I wanted to try the new Alice game but the DRM put me off. It took STEAM more than a couple of years before it became workable. I am not so sure that EA's ORIGIN (a dressed up DOWNLOAD MANAGER) ever will...
Anyway, this thread made me pull the original game from my game library - and I am installing it as I am typing this.
NeuroSplicer... I hear you about the DRM. It's really disgusting in the PC version of the game. There's no excuse for games that will only run if the internet connection is active.
(I'm ashamed to admit that I bought it anyway, because I wanted a PC version to add to my (huge) collection of Alice-related stuff. I've actually been playing a rented version on the PS3)
If you still want to play the original, it frequently turns up on Ebay - I got one for about 99p a while ago. It's also possible to download a 'fix' that means you can play it without needing the CD in the drive.