In the last decade that do reboots or remakes of cult sagas from the world of videogames has become a fairly common practice, however, doubts arise when we refer to the mythical Alone in the Dark of Infogrames, because they have already gone through this path several times and not always obtaining the same results and accolades than with the first three original titles.
A ghost wandering through the past
Alone in the Dark has the recognition of being the first game that inspired everyone survival horror who came later paving the way for other legendary sagas like resident Evil either silent hill. The first three games, which appeared almost exclusively for computers at the time, at the beginning of the 90s, are highly valued, remembered and loved by a good number of players who squeezed the last drop out of them.
The fact is that just a few hours ago, it was announced that tomorrow, May 25, 2023, an event will be held in which we will have news of the future of the franchise. Everything indicates that it will be announced that, in a short time, we will have a reboot (oooootro) , which leads us to ask ourselves the question of whether we really want Alone in the Dark come back for real Seen above all the way in which they have been trying in recent years and that have led the saga to the most absolute of irrelevancies.
Data not to trust too much
First of all, although the original trilogy is well remembered and valued by gamers From the 90s, the rest of the titles that have come out during the subsequent decades have not been able to capture that essence that the first games had, making the mistake of copying those who copied it before. That is, looking excessively at Resident Evil. Surely they had no other way, but that was precisely the challenge.
To give you an idea the reboot of Alone in the Dark of 2008 that came to Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC is the best valued of the franchise so far this century, with a Metacritic score of 55-69followed by his most recent game, Alone in the Dark: Illuminationwhich landed on PC in 2015 and boasts a score of 19. For those of you who are not aware of how this rating system works, not reaching 20 (out of 100) is practically like becoming one of the worst games on recent history.
Checking these notes and therefore the opinion of the community on Alone in the Darkmakes us wonder if it is confirmed that this saga will return to consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X | S) what public will be waiting for me to do it And if it makes sense to revive a franchise that many years ago lost its authentic DNA. Among other things because the transition did not know how to undertake it with their own ideas and only used those imagined by others. And there is nothing worse than an empty name that is filled with what others have created, often without order or concert.
But ok for now We are going to wait and see what they teach from THQ Nordic that, we practically have it assured, it will not be a bad game. Another thing is that it serves to return the good name and luster to the mythical Alone in the Dark.