I’ve been on an Alice in Wonderland rampage recently, and I realized that I’ve been playing and reading rather twisted versions that I would love to share. I completed both of these last night, and it was honestly sad to see them go. Without further ado, here is completing yet another set of Alice-like adventures.
*Note: The book and the videogame are in no way related, however they are both representations of spinoff Alice in Wonderland stories.
Book Review: Through The Zombie Glass.
I remember the day I completed the first book, and I was eagerly awaiting the release of the second. After completing “Alice In Zombieland by: Gena Showalter” I couldn’t wait to get my hands on “Through The Zombie Glass.”
This book did have a good storyline, and I must say that the progression of Alice Bell’s life as well as her relationship with Cole Holland proved to the book to be good read. However, I did find myself not as enraptured in it as I had been the first book. I was expecting a lot more out of the story itself and I felt as though it was a tad bit predictable.
We are shown a different side to dear little Alice Bell, as she battles with herself and tries to prevent herself from becoming the one thing she despises the most. I did like the way in which her and Cole ended up, though I didn’t find their relationship as exciting as it had been in the first book. That may just be because Alice had much more to deal with than her heart, but it was still enjoyable to read.
We are introduced to new characters, which I have hate/love relationships with. Though the slayers are very close, and almost like family, I do feel that there is still some tension between some of the characters and I love unresolved conflict because that means I get my hopes up for the next book.
The Next Book: The Queen of Zombie Hearts is said to be releasing on September 30th, 2014 (Amazon.com)
I will definitely be back for more!
Game Review: Alice: Madness Returns
First off, I’d like to inform everyone that this game is right now my all-time favorite game I have ever played and even though I finished it, I still feel that way. After its completion, I scoured the Internet looking for something similar to play, but nothing could compare. This game really did it for me.
I went as far as actually purchasing the “Art of Alice: Madness Returns” book because I loved it so much. The game was dark, eerie, and challenging. It was exciting, riveting, and always leaving you wanting more.
Follow Alice Liddell on her quest to repossess the memory of the night her family burned in a fire, and as she has been blaming herself for quite so long, there is definitely more to the story. Each individual world in this game is unique, and just by looking at it, you can see the developers’ attention to detail.
The storyline of this game was incredible, and I don’t want to give away too much, but it was lengthy enough for me. It was also well written and perfectly laid out. I also appreciate how swift the fight mechanisms are and I didn’t find this game slowing down, lagging, or lacking in graphic design.
Be prepared to visit Alice’s crumbled Wonderland as she sets out to find answers as well as restoring sanity in both Wonderland, and her mind. I love how metaphoric this game was, because we uncover the truth about Alice’s past through her quests to saving Wonderland, when in fact they are representations of something of greater meaning to her and once they’re accomplished, you can see the difference it makes. (Or is that just me?)
If you haven’t played this game yet, be sure to check it out. I still believe it is underrated. Alice Liddell is one of the strongest female characters I’ve enjoyed playing as. Right next to Lara Croft, in Tomb Raider 2013.
I’d like to hope that one day I’ll be able to play a game quite like this, or maybe even write such a storyline.