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Like a nest of xenomorph eggs being eradicated, fans of the Aliens franchise have been burned. Alien: Colonial Marines failed spectacularly to live up to expectations, leaving gamers with shaky trust in developers' ability to transpose the onscreen tension into a worthwhile game. Creative Assembly is up next for the Aliens franchise with Alien: Isolation. It taps into the atmospheric horror of Ridley Scott's Alien more than the tense action of James Cameron's Aliens. Game Informer editor Jeff Cork and I discuss our hands-on impressions of being hunted by a murderous xenomorph and how we emerged with restored faith in the franchise.
Jeff Cork and I reflect on the stress of being hunted by an angry alien, the gorgeous next-gen visuals, and the potential of Creative Assembly's new game.
For more on Alien: Isolation, read Jeff Cork's detailed account of his time playing the horror title.
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I hope this game is awesome! I liked Colonial Marines, I didn't pay full price but I got a great deal on the Collector's edition.
I love the Alien movie so seeing this is definitely an interest for me. Although I'm not a huge fan of the defenseless experience, this is perfect for it. Really wanna see how it turns out.
I'm hoping this game turns out well.
I'm crossing my fingers for this game but it looks good so far!!!
Played this at EGX Rezzed game festival. Yawn-o-rama!
this, shadow of mordor, and dragon age 3 all on the same day. its going to be a busy month of October
I have NOTHING against the game when I say this... but here I go.... This will end up being called: Jump Scare: The Game. I really hope it doesn't end up like that.
This seems like an awesome game, but I'll probably wait a few years to play it; namely, until there's a price drop or two on the PS4, and until I've played through the massive back catalogue of Wii and PS3 games I have but haven't gotten through,yet.
I got a feeling this is the Alien game we been waiting for. Enough of that high action crap. Give me that slow paced horror style. I want to fear the alien, not go guns blazing.
Never been invested in this game or franchise. Sure I enjoyed the older movies (AvP sucks balls) but never encountered a game that stuck with me. Much like Superman... so not really expecting anything really but if its good then I will play it. But def not a 1st day buy.
I've said this before, and I'll say it again: PLEASE let this be a good game!
I finally let myself be super excited for this game and I really think it will surpass all of our expectations!
Even if this game isn't great, I definitely think it'll beat AVP (2010) and Colonial Marines (2013).