Disclaimer: Before reading this article, please note that I have only played for an hour or so. I still have a long way to go and this shouldn’t be seen as a review. All screenshots used are from the early segments of the game and should not be seen as spoilers.
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If you’re like me, then Aliens: Colonial Marines has left a very bitter taste in your mouth. This article isn’t about how Gearbox went and squandered the money they should have spent on the game, but rather all about the newly released Alien Isolation (from what I have played already), it is worthy to carry the Alien name.
I am currently playing the game on my PC, but with my XBOX controller.
Let’s start. Alien Isolation has some of the best atmosphere I have seen in a horror game in a very long time. The team at The Creative Assembly really went out of their way in this game to capture the look and feel of the first Alien movie. The moment the game loaded I got nostalgic memories of the first time I saw the opening sequence of Alien. The moment I had control over my character it felt like I was in the first alien movie – everything had the same low tech future feel – which was amazing! From the recreated space suits used in the first film, to the now familiar looking walls of the Nostromo, the game looks and feels like it is set in the Alien Universe.
Sound in a horror game is always important and I can safely say, with a decent pair of headphones, the audio of Alien Isolation will creep you out! I have yet to get to the stealth parts of the game, but so far I am enjoying it.
Personally I feel this is a worthy game to carry on the Alien(s) name. I am really looking forward to finishing this game.
Plot synopsis: The game is set in 2137, 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years prior to Aliens. The game follows Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother Ellen Ripley. Amanda was transferred to the space station Sevastopol to find the flight recorder of Nostromo. However, an Alien has already infested the station.