Home Alone (PS2)

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Home Alone (PS2)
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"Hey guys, let's license Home Alone years after it was popular and make a videogame about it!" said someone at Blast. He probably got a promotion for it instead of being fired like he should have.
Genre: Family Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 2AGW
Release Date: November 29, 2006
Developer: Coyote Console
Publisher: Blast! Entertainment
Franchise: Home Alone
Previous Game: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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 Ltd. but only released in Europe and Australia.

Gameplay

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

  1. 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, there's a 2-PLAYER mode etc.
  2. Because of the reasons said above, it doesn't feel like a Home Alone-like game.
  3. 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.
  4. Graphics that would look terrible and amateurish on the PS1 even though this is actually a PS2 game.
  5. The game only saves high scores and does not save game data. Not that there's a plot anyway.

Reception

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.

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