Alone in the Dark 3

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Alone in the Dark 3 Description

Alone in the Dark 3 is the third installment of 1992 survival horror video game series Alone in the Dark created by Atari. The video game was released on March 16, 1995 in North America.

After Edward's success in his previous two investigations a journalist have nicknamed him the "Supernatural Private Eye." This time, he is called to investigate the disappearance of a film crew at a two-bit ghost town known by the name of Slaughter Gulch located in the Movhave desert in California. Among the disappeared crew is the heroine of the story, Emily Hartwood. Edward soon discovers that a curse has gripped the town, and an evil cowboy from the Badlands named Jed Stone is the villain who is responsible for the crew's disappearance. Lurking around town are many trigger-happy sharpshooters, deranged prospectors, and bloodthirsty lost souls whom Edward must ward off with both his strength and his wit.

Although the primary enemies are still human-like characters with firearms, combat has been de-emphasized a bit and isn't quite as hard. Carnby is often presented with opportunities to flee from enemies or defeat them using non-combat means, and there is a greater emphasis on solving puzzles. Also, because enemies are armed with six-shooters rather than tommyguns, the player ends up being shot less frequently than in Alone in the Dark 2.

The main theme of this game is the Wild West, as Carnby is pitted against a town filled with "zombie cowboys" who attack him with six-shooters and lever-action rifles. More traditionally mindless, shambling zombies begin to appear about mid-way through the game. Towards the end of the game, the concept of radioactive mutation plays a significant role in the story, and the player ends up fighting a few monstrous creatures created from such radiation.

Like Alone in the Dark 2, this game is much more linear than the original. While Slaughter Gulch is a large, open town, most paths are blocked off by a pair of invincible gunslingers who kill you if you get near them. This shoehorns you into entering and exploring the buildings in a specific order.

Alone in the Dark 3 features a greater variety of gameplay, including sequences in which you play as a mountain lion that Carnby has been transformed into.

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"鬼屋魔影3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
"Alone in the Dark 3: The God's been unearthed, now only secrets remain..." -- Tag-lined title
"Alone in the Dark 3: Ghosts in Town" -- Windows 3.1 in-game title
"AITD3" -- Common abbreviation
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