Release Date: 6/24/2008 Category: Adventure Number of Players: 1 UPC: 742725275980
Alone in the Dark : Wii Description
Expanded Description The series credited with spawning the survival-horror genre makes its Wii debut with Alone in the Dark. Famed protagonist Edward Carnby finds himself in a modern-day New York City after being hurtled through time for reasons unknown. Carnby's memories are a blur, but he will need to quickly regain his faculties to deal with an ominous threat. A supernatural force has gripped the city, and Central Park is now infested with hideous monsters of ancient origin. Carnby will need every ounce of courage and skill to stay alive in an unfamiliar world.
While the genre is known for its deliberate pace and restrictive movement, this re-imagined Alone in the Dark offers more action-oriented encounters. Players can rappel down elevator shafts, shimmy across ledges, drive vehicles, and more. The storyline is divided into chapters, with each section culminating in a cliffhanger designed to keep players glued to the screen. The interface also takes a departure from previous survival-horror titles, removing health and ammunition bars and incorporating a real-time inventory system that involves selecting and storing objects in Carnby's well-pocketed jacket.
As players explore a police precinct, zoo, castle, and other areas found in and around Central Park, they will battle enemies and solve puzzles. Multiple solutions are available for each predicament, and items can be combined in different ways to create helpful tools or even weapons. The controls have been reworked from the next-gen games to take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities. Lifting the Nunchuk, for example, causes Carnby to jump, while the Wii Remote is used to steer vehicles and perform other actions. Author Lorenzo Carcaterra, who penned the best-selling book Sleepers, helped collaborate on the game's scare-filled script.
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Game Special Features
Guide Edward Carnby in an action-oriented take on the classic survival-horror series
Interact with an assortment of items to create various tools and weapons
Battle an assortment of creatures lurking in and around Central Park
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: D-Pad Up = headlights; D-Pad Down = blink; D-Pad Right = passenger seat; D-Pad Left = drivers seat; Control Stick = movement, vehicle camera; C Button = switch views; Z Button = reset camera, use left hand object, heal wound, brake, reverse; Z Button (Hold) = move camera; B Button = use right hand object, wrap bandage, quick shot, accelerate; A Button = activatr, take, drop object, reload ammo; - Button = jump; + Button = pause menu, healing mode; MENU CONTROLS; Control Stick = move; A Button = select; B Button = cancel, back; BASIC CONTROLS; Control Stick = move carnby; Z Button (Hold) = move the camera around carnby; Z Button = reset camera behind carnby; C Button = switch views; A Button = activate; D-Pad Down = blink; D-Pad Down (Hold) = view enemy's weak point; Nunchup Up or - Button = jump; 1 Button = pause the game; MANIPULATING OBJECTS; A Button = take an object; A Button = drop the object (while holding an object); Wii Remote Up, Down, Left or Right = manipulate the object (while holding an object); Nunchuk Left or Right = select the latest left hand weapon or object; Wii Remote Left or Right = select the latest right hand weapon or object; Z Button = use the left hand object (while holding an object); B Button = use the right hand object (while holding an object); Wii Remote = move object (whild holding an object); USING A ROPE; A Button = grab a rope; B Button = release the rope (while holding a rope); Nunchuk Up or - Button = push off the wall (while holding a rope); Control Stick = swing, move (while holding a rope); INVENTORY; Nunchuk Outwards + Wii Remote Outwards = open inventory; Nunchuk Inwards + Wii Remote Inwards = close inventory; Wii Remote Pointer = choose object; A Button = select object; HEALING SYSTEM; + Button = healing mode; Wii Remote Pointer = choose the wound to heal; Z Button = heal the wound; B Button = wrap the bandage; GUN USE; Wii Remote Pointer = aim; B Button = quick shot; A Button = reload ammo; Tilt Wii Remote = cancel reload; GETTING INSIDE (VEHICLE); Control Stick = camera; D-Pad Left = go to the driver's seat; D-Pad Right = go to the passenger seat; A Button = gey out of car; STARTING THE CAR (VEHICLE); Wii Remote = turn right hand wires; Nunchuk = turn left hand wires; Z Button + B Button = make contact; A Button = exit (wires mode); DRIVING (VEHICLE); Nunchuk + Wii Remote = steering; B Button = accelerate; Z Button = brake, reverse; A Button = contextual action, cancel; D-Pad Up = headlights