Alice: Madness Returns – Review & The Corruption That Followed

Alice in Wonderland “Alice: Madness Returns” is a game by Mcgee.

I cannot express enough my frustration annoyance how a game that so rich in detail and wonder that is “Alice: Madness Returns” could be treated so badly by the gaming press at large.

Mcgee has recently worked on new KickStarter project which continue’s the story of “Alice: Madness Returns” which currently titled: “Alice in other-lands” which will be animated series of shorts.

Mcgee would very much like to carry on the story “Alice In Wonderland” but needs permission from “EA” to give him the rights to make it reality.

There is on going petition to get EA to let Mcgee make another Alice in Wonderland game.

Please check it out here and sign-up:

Alice Returns received mixed reviews, I believe there might be more it. I think the game should got more attention deserved better praise from the gaming press.

Now it was good while ago since I have played “Alice: Madness Returns” Looking back I was just amazed by the game and the detailed world, how you could be pulled into this world full of imagination and wonder and eeriness and deep and mind bending story… Alice is tormented and tortured by her passed in the world of Wonderland.

I picked up Alice: Madness Returns at HMV for about £20 it was lucky find actually because it was only copy I had ever seen after watching trailer on “YouTube” and new I had to play this game. At first I was put off by the review’s I have read and watched on youtube from “IGN” and “Gamespot”.

The visuals made me feel conflicted about the game and curious… I decided to buy the game and see with my own eyes if the game is actually as bad as they are making out be.

After playing good 20 hour’s… Honestly I was blown away by it all the game was incredible and owe inspiring and rich in detail and exploration and puzzle’s. Such awesome character’s that have such witty dialogue.

I could not fault the game on anything it’s should of been game changer, but that I guess is just my own opinion on Mcgee: craftsmanship, Alice: Madness Returns: Just had all the elements that make-up great game.

So where did it all go wrong well few factors: one) of the review’s I watched on “YouTube” by “IGN” also “Gamespot” slated the game heavily on things that I thought totally pointless coming from very shallow minded video reviewer.

List of the complaints by IGN Review

  • Game is to long – Have a problem with a game gives your more content, seriously!!!
  • Cannot pass through invisible walls. – Yeah like never had that in any game before
  • Poor Design Choice – WTF IGN
  • Link above video saying not convinced see the review here! – What the devil are they playing at!
  • Over all experience keeps falling apart another comment by IGN game reviewer
  • The game was given score of (6.5)

IGN Review source:

Complaints from Gamespot:


  • Gamespot: The game doesn’t play as good as it looks.
  • Doesn’t show the display of the best action plat former’s
  • Level layouts doesn’t inspire to same level of imagination.


I am done listing all the things gamespot has slated in this game just all bullshit and contradictory to the visual’s you see in the game footage. It misses out some of the strong point’s about the game such as the witty dialogue and awesome voice acting that the character’s have and the mind bending story of Alice’s world the world’s she “manifests & co-creates” in the world of Wonderland.

GameSpot Review:

Comment I made on Gamespot review of Alice Madness Returns about a year ago:

Gamespot review quote:


“Doesn’t play as good as it looks” Are you Mad!!!! Alice Madness: Returns is the best thing to come out this past gen, I would consider this to be one of the best game all of time. This review does not do the game any justice, this is the kind of bad influence and negativity that kills innovation and creativity in gaming. The reviewer is Madder than the Mad Hatter. This game should of won awards and praise and not this insulting review!! Go **** yourself gamespot you do gaming in-justice with this pathetic attempt at selling an amazing game and experience for others. Believe me people the graphics in this game because it does do the game justice some reason or another people cannot see the work of Art in front of them, unless it is Call of ****** Duty!!!

Ohh yes I was pissed this doesn’t happen often with me when playing games they basically went out of there way to sabotage an amazing game and for what?

Mcgee himself probably not impressed with how the game was received and advertised by such gaming outlet’s especially Gamespot and IGN personally I do not blame him.

Coming from me Alice: Madness Returns is awesome 3D plat-former which takes inspiration from old school platform games from the 90’s given next-gen and heavy rich content experience filled with wonder and imagination and game that could appeal to both male and female audience’s really set’s the bar with how creative you can be and experience a world like no-other but has some resemblance to Bioshock universe from technical and creative level and aesthetics’.

From me the Alice: Madness Returns getting whopping 11/10 from me it gone above the board what a game should be.

I really hope that Mcgee managed to get EA to bring out another Alice in wonderland title.


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