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Creative Assembly's new Alien title, announced today, dials down the action in favor of the tense horror of the original Ridley Scott film.
Unlike many past games in the franchise, Isolation isn't about running and gunning - in fact, it's an experience more like Amnesia than AvP.
"Games in the past have looked at James Cameron's 'Vietnam in space' angle, but people haven't really dived into the wealth of the original source of Alien."
As a result, it's more of a survival horror game, casting the player as Ellen Ripley's daughter Amanda Ripley, who's being stalked by a single, fearsome xenomorph in the Sevastopol Station as she's on a mission to find out what happened to the Nostromo, the ship from the original Alien.
Using very limited weapons and the iconic motion tracker, you'll be much more the mouse than the cat. From what we've seen, it looks like the Alien game that's most true to the spirit of the series, and should hopefully help right the franchise's ship after its recent struggles.
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If they can make this game tense and filled with horror, rather than just endless shooting, then I'll give this game a chance. I'm hoping they do good with it.
Awesome! This is the kind of Alien game I've been waiting for
Please be good, please be good, please be good, please be good please be good.
I didn't touch A:CM thankfully, but this games looks hot. Hopefully its not another hyperbole bold face lie lol. But yeah, I'll wait for reviews, but if it sticks, this could be one wild ride!
At least they are taking a different approach, the run and gun aspect wasn't working.
But the feeling of being hunted by the Xenos might be something worthwhile. I like that they have the idea of making this a survival horror instead of just gunning them down. U hope this turns out good for the franchise sake.
Aliens desperately needs a good game, we can all hope that it will be better than Colonial Marines.
I don't want to get too excited about this, but that looked amazing. I don't know if my little heart can handle it though, I was scared just from the video lol.
Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice...
Then again I wasn't fooled by CM, since I've never been into the Aliens franchise.
As long as Gearbox keeps their moronic hands off I'll look forward to seeing how this turns out.
Hopefully it turns out better then colonial Marines.