Home Alone (2006)
Home Alone is a 2006 game released for the PlayStation 2 that is loosely based on the film of the same name. The game was developed by Coyote Console and published by Blast! Entertainment in Europe and Australia.
The aim of the game is to go through five areas and dispose of the burglars while locking all the doors and windows to stop more getting in. The player is able to collect and use tools to close the entrances and traps to catch the burglars. Unless the player locks all the entrances on the level, however, defeating a burglar simply means another takes his place.
Why It Sucks
- Completely poor grasp of the source material. There are completely made-up characters to play as besides Kevin, you lock the burglars inside the house and kill them with various projectiles instead of catching them in traps, you just fight repeated clones of Harry and Marv, differing only in the color of the sweatshirt; there's a two-player mode (even though it's Home Alone) etc.
- False advertising: As the title suggests, when we're alone at home, of course as Kevin, but we have to choose another three characters.
- The gameplay only involves locking the door, ending with defeating the opponents. And so through 10 levels.
- The level design is too tight and you have a small chance to avoid opponents.
- Attacking opponents is difficult because throwing an object takes too long and can only be cast, according to the coordinate system.
- The hand-drawn art (including the company logo that appears when starting the game) is so badly made it looks like they were done by a small child.
- The graphics that would look terrible and amateurish on the PS1/N64/Early Mobile 3d games and even though this is actually a PS2 game.
- The game season is spring, not winter, according to the original source material.
- The game only saves high scores and does not save game data.
- The length of the game is extremely short. It can be finished in 1-2 hours.
- Generic music with cringe-worthy sound effects.
- Lack of content, as this game's iso file is about 50MB. This could mean that the game was printed on a CD instead of a DVD in 2006.
Home Alone was released to extremely negative reviews from critics. It sold poorly.
After playing the game for the first time, JonTron straight-up said that the box art was the best part about the game.
During the Angry Video Game Nerd's review of various Home Alone games he simply rejected this game, criticizing that it didn't feel or look like the movie.