Saturday, March 13, 2010

A mixture of Ico, Lost Vikings and Metroid, eh?

While perusing NeoGAF yesterday, I came across a thread with the following title: "Alice in Wonderland DS is an amazing little game."

I saw some screenshots of the Etrangeres Libellules-developed title a few months ago and was impressed with its Patapon-ishness, so I dove into said thread.

According to a gamer who calls him/herself El Pescado, Alice in Wonderland DS "feels like a mixture of Ico, Lost Vikings and Metroid."

Also, "you don't play as Alice; you guide her through the world using either The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter, Chessur or Absolem," he/she added. "Each character has special traits that help them get around Underland. The White Rabbit is an excellent fighter who can control time, Chessur can materialize and dematerialize parts of the environment [and] Absolem can alter gravity and form a bridge to cross long gaps," for instance.

Here's a trailer for the title and here's a bit of gameplay:

You know, I'd probably pick it up if it was cheaper ($19.99 instead of $29.99) and if I actually had some cash. I'll go ahead and add it to my Amazon wish list just in case...

Buy: Alice in Wonderland


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Very different than I would have assumed. The art style is gorgeous and simple! I like it!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, it definitely looks great in motion. I love it when designers try something outside the norm graphics-wise...