Alida is simply gorgeous. There are some minor flaws, particularly when the backgrounds are in motion as part of transitions between scenes, but, by and large, the visuals are eerily beautiful and surprisingly immersive.
While the problems that exist in Alida are unfortunate, the game is still recommendable to die-hard first-person adventure devotees, especially those who dont mind rolling up their sleeves and getting down and dirty with puzzles.
A lot of creativity is embedded here beneath the surface. However, the absence of a story delivered in a compelling way, along with several other questionable design decisions, hinders your motivation to make it all the way through.