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#907658 - 08/13/13 04:58 PM american mcgee's alice
oldbroad Offline
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I've had this game for ages but am just now seriously attempting to play it. (Dabbled with it years ago.)

Played for an hour and a half that flew by. Playing in Easy Mode as I have never actually played a Darkside game yet. I have to keep looking at the booklet to see what key/mouse I should be using. So far, fun but nerve wracking. I had to exit the game after several attempts trying to get from one portal doorway to another.

That's it. Not asking for any suggestions or helpful hints/info at the moment (although they would be welcome). Just making conversation!

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#907660 - 08/13/13 05:06 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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And a great conversation it is! American McGee's Alice is one of my all time favorites - I think I've played it 3 times. It can get frustrating, but if you persevere, it's worth it. I remember trying to get from one place to another by jumping across a checkerboard that appeared and disappeared and it taking me at least 3 days!
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#907662 - 08/13/13 05:19 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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I know you like it and was surprised that neither it nor Zanzarah show up on your top 13 list.

Even though I had never played this game (Alice)and didn't know if I ever really would, I did purchase the sequel (Madness Returns) when it came out also.

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#907674 - 08/13/13 08:21 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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I needed a Top 20 list to include several of my other favorites like The Hobbit!
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#907859 - 08/14/13 06:40 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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This game is going to make me crazy! I was only able to play for 20 minutes so far today and had to get out. I did get past the place where I was yesterday but not much further. Am now in the Fortress of Doors (or trying to get there I guess).

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#907861 - 08/14/13 07:12 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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bravo for making some progress! Each step is a victory wave
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#907868 - 08/14/13 09:19 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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Well 30 more minutes and not any progress to speak of. I am getting motion sick. I killed somebody and went up the stairs and jumped across the boards (whatever) but am not sure what I am supposed to do next. I tried unsuccesfully to try another jump several times to a bridge with a revolving portal door that doesn't actually look like it leads anywhere. Is that where I need to go? I wish the game would actually let me save where I want to save. I will have to start that section over and kill that flying thing again!

Shoot. I am so dumb! I think I could have saved where I was but forgot to click on a save slot. I saw the pic of the beginning of that section and thought that was what would save. ARGH!!! I don't know if I can kill that flying thing again.


Edited by oldbroad (08/14/13 09:24 PM)

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#907869 - 08/14/13 09:28 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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oldbroad, let me load up the game and see if I can figure out where you are. In the meantime, try these video walkthroughs to help you out.

Alice Video Walkthrough
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#907871 - 08/14/13 10:17 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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Thanks for that link Draclvr. I am in Part 2 and I see that yes, I do have to make the jump that I had been trying unsuccesfully to do. It's about at 6:33 into the video.

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#907873 - 08/14/13 10:22 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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Well, good luck! The first time I played this one, it really tried my patience!
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#908058 - 08/16/13 12:13 AM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
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Ah, I just played this game a few weeks ago.

For that jump, you want to wait for the board to tilt as far back/upward as possible, then run forward and jump just as you're hitting the end. If the board is too far down, she'll miss.

Also, for those flying banshee things, I use the cards--about 3-4 throws gets them, I think.

Later on in the game, the jacks are very effective, FYI.

The game does get rather frustrating. I save very often, every other minute or so, even less if I'm in a very hard platforming area.

Have fun! smile
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#908059 - 08/16/13 12:27 AM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
oldbroad Offline
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Thanks Dreamer1990. I didn't make it into the game today but will use your suggestions when I play tomorrow.

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#909890 - 08/24/13 11:04 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
oldbroad Offline
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Okay, I cannot make the jump into the skool. Any helpful suggestions?

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#909895 - 08/24/13 11:40 PM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
looney4labs Offline
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Oldbroad, I haven't played this. I know that several of our members have. wave
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#909912 - 08/25/13 01:11 AM Re: american mcgee's alice [Re: oldbroad]
oldbroad Offline
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Well, I managed to get in the Skool. I was in the wrong place for jumping. Somehow I had jumped over the wall so I had to climb back up onto the wall and make my way over to the window.

I think I was supposed to pick up a billy club somewhere but I missed that and got the dice, however, I then was killed and don't have them anymore. I've played all I can for tonight!

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