I like the series. It's awesome! However, this game is just....unsatisfying. The plot moves away from what made the series charming in the first place. No more creepy yet jolly 1930's-esque music, it's set in a city, taking the whimsical element out of it. The other games had a feeling of wonder. That's what makes Alice in Wonderland so good for a dark reimagining. It's all about the whimsical, outlandish brand of madness that makes it possible to see how this could be a twisted, dark world if it was only a bit different. Mary Ann gets introduced... only to have no other purpose than to give you the gun at the end. In the second game, it's sorta indicated that the Queen runs a sort of dictatorship. Here, the Queen leads an assassin ring, again taking the whimsy out of it. It also makes no logical sense 'cause if the queen really does control the police, Mary Ann wouldn't need to escape from the jail like the journal says. The reason the Rabbit and the Hatter are captured because the Queen wants to get rid of them. The lag is also super annoying. The art in the ending also seemed a bit subpar and the ending twist seems very rushed and I had to check the wiki to find out what happened. There were also no clues that:
Alice could possibly be alive. The Cheshire Cat also kinda goes nowhere. I like her backstory but... it just seems pointless. Overall, very unsatisfying. I hope that, if it ever comes out, the 4th one will wrap things up better. Still can't give this less than 3 stars, though.