Alien not Aliens: Why Isolation is the right move

TechRaptor - Last year I played through Aliens: Colonial Marines. Like many out there I hated the game; as a shooter it was unrefined and boring, as an Aliens game it was awful. It felt like it was made by a team who had never watched the James Cameron classic and who had no understanding of the Alien universe. This was made even more upsetting due to the expectations created by misleading pre-release footage, and the developer constantly professing a love and respect for the franchise.

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giovonni1647d ago

Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me.... In the case of Aliens I can't help but be fooled because the last great Aliens game was on Atari jaguar. That's was like 96? Damn!!!

Ser1647d ago

AVP2 on PC was pretty awesome back in the day.

NeXXXuS1647d ago

The aliens game for Sega Genesis still freaks me out...

0ut1awed1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

It's sad that Colonial Marines was a flop. That is really the only thing I wanted to see in a game from the franchise. It was always my favorite part of AVP and AVP 2 on the PC back in the day.

Not to mention Aliens with the colonial marines is by far the best one.

That said this game looks like it will capture the essence of the original Alien pretty well via that type of gameplay.

TekoIie1647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

This is looking to be the most promising use of the property in a LONG time :)

Blacklash931647d ago (Edited 1647d ago )

It kind of puzzles me how all the attempts at properly adapting Aliens entirely misinterpreted what the movie was about.

Aliens was about desperation, survival, and escape just as much as the original film was. The only big difference being that there were more Xenomorphs and humans for them to kill. They were always in control until the characters decided to flip the "**** it" switch and blow the place up.

Heck, most everything since the main films forgot that the Xenomorphs are actually supposed to be intelligent and powerful predators, not tactless fodder.

toxic-inferno1647d ago

And that's why this game looks like it could POSSIBLY be the game changer the franchise needs.

Honestly, first time I watched Alien, my first words afterwards were "We need a game of this". As soon as I finished watching it, I could imagine a game where you were stuck aboard a ship or station being hunted by a single Alien, with no way to kill it. And finally, it feels like that is becoming a possibility!

curtis921647d ago

I hope people realize Gearbox has NOTHING to do with this. It's the same franchise but that's about the ONLY similarities it will have to A:CM.

moujahed1647d ago

Sega just needs to team up with Santa Monica Studios or some other company to actually make their games worth it.

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