Submitted by NathanM 562d ago | opinion piece

Do Not Count Out 'Alien: Isolation' Just Yet

Analog Addiction writes, "So. SEGA could not help itself. After the critical mediocrity of 2013′s Aliens: Colonial Marines, SEGA felt it necessary to publish another game set in the Alien universe. According to VGChartz, SEGA’s disappointing shooter – at the time of writing – has managed to sell 1.11 million units across all three platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC). Whether this total is seen as a success or not is up to the company’s Board. Nevertheless, why would SEGA want to pump out another game set in the Alien franchise in such a short period of time since the last one, which disappointed many anticipating consumers. It is quite simple really: This is not the same team who made Aliens: Colonial Marines. The gameplay is reminiscent of a different genre and we have already seen the main concept of Alien: Isolation work successfully." (Alien: Isolation, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

mhunterjr  +   563d ago
There's no way I would count this game out. It looks like it's just what the doctor ordered.
Yodagamer  +   562d ago
So did colonial marines, but we were lied to. Ill wait till the review before I get my hopes up.
Ezz2013  +   562d ago
same here
if i want a game , i don't care about reviews i just buy it
but after Aliens CM we have every right to be sceptical so i will also wait for the reviews
those guys have ALOT to prove
aPerson  +   562d ago
"those guys have ALOT to prove"

The developers working on this game had nothing to do with Colonial Marines.
Muadiib  +   562d ago
The difference is that people aside from the developers have actually played the game and liked it!
Ashunderfire86  +   562d ago
Yodagamer and Ezz20133#

Yes we saw what happened to Alien Colonial Marine in motion, but the difference is that Creative Assembly, is not working on DLCs for another popular game like Gearbox did. They are not outsourcing this project to no name mediocre developers. They did not show a fake demo like Gearbox did with Colonial Marines. Creative Assembly been developing this game for 3 years now, and they are technical finished with the game, but all they are doing now is balance and polishing the game for late 2014. They will not delay the crap out of the game like Gearbox did with Colonial Marines. This game is only single player were it make sense. Finally, it will be freaken better than Colonial Marine in every possible way.

If you got the time check out this interview:

Gearbox has a track record of poorly handling delayed to hell games that's been passed on to different developers. Just look at what happen to Duke Nukem Forever. I hope to God they don't do Prey 2(Delayed to death game)! Gearbox are still good developers, but only when they are more focused on one project, instead of overburdening themselves with just too much.
Dfooster  +   562d ago
You might as well say I'm waiting for the reviews of the next call of duty game before I buy it because aliens CM was such a mess.

Totally different genre and developer, you can't compare isolation to CM
mhunterjr  +   562d ago
Yeah but there's a difference between being skeptical and being dismissive (I.e. Counting it out)...

IMO colonial marines never looked that good anyway... And this is a different team and a completely different genre...
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-Foxtrot  +   562d ago
Sorry but after Alien vs Predator and Aliens CM, two different studios but both published by SEGA, I think people have the right to be sceptical.

Hell Gearbox made out like Aliens CM was the Alien game we were waiting for and you want to know something they actually fooled the majority of us...until it came to the reviews.

Journalists praised Aliens vs Predator and Aliens CM in previews, so I think I'll wait until it's released before I decide if it's worth buying or not.
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AnotherProGamer  +   562d ago
Aliens vs predator 2 was pretty good. Just got to give it to the right developers
-Foxtrot  +   562d ago
It was good...no it bloody wasn't after all the hype that was placed on it

Seriously it's amazing people falling for this AGAIN.

It's happening the same way as Aliens CM and look what happened.
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just-joe  +   562d ago
Well seeing as we've seen little actual gameplay, I can't make my judgement one way or another.
Ron66  +   562d ago
As long as its under Sega it is gonna suck.
curtis92  +   562d ago
please stop comparing this to Colonial Marines! Gearbox has NOTHING to do with this... that's like saying "I'm not sure about MGS V because Revengeance wasn't that great"
Yodagamer  +   562d ago
I'm actually worried about it being under Sega more than gearbox. The fact sega allowed what gearbox did to be sold is sad. It was straight up fraud in the eyes of most.
-Foxtrot  +   562d ago
Plus they never ONCE found out what Gearbox were doing with their money...I mean come on a big company like SEGA should of been checking up on their product/investment regularly.
Akuma2K  +   562d ago
This game is going to be awesome, will be a day one purchase for me.

Trying to survive with no weapons knowing an Alien is hunting you down and can sense you by smell movement and vision....all while trying to find the flight recorder to find out what happened to Ripley is a task within itself.

If that isn't survival horror I don't know what is.
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YellowTempes  +   562d ago
It's like Slenderman with Aliens. GG
beerzombie  +   562d ago
This is the game I wanted to play in this universe for along time. Reminds me of condemned were guns are limited and pacing is deliberate. For all the complaining about Titan fall with no single player this should make people happy.
SilentNegotiator  +   562d ago
Count it out? All I've seen are articles about how this game is "what we've been waiting for" and "retribution for Alien games" and etc.
nope111  +   562d ago
It definitely catches my interest.
Inception  +   562d ago
I'm not count it out. But like some people, especially Alien fans: i'm just very CAUTIOUS. Better than low our expectation rather than set it high and got hurt with the final result.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   562d ago
I cannot wait, it's games like this I love, seriously excited too about xbox ones indies games, I hope daylight, and outlast, and hopefully day z too all come over....
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Soldierone  +   562d ago
I don't think I've played an Aliens game that was worth full price in a long time. So no matter what studio is making it, I'll rent it first.

CM also had the same story going for it "This one is actually good!" all kinds of fake videos and fake comments, then it released and its like reviewers got an entirely different game..... or perhaps their gift baskets only said to praise it in previews.....
CorndogBurglar  +   562d ago
I agree. In my opinion, the original AvP and AvP 2 on PC were the ONLY good Alien games.
beerzombie  +   562d ago
Lots of good times playing those games.
beebap  +   562d ago
What the chances of sega bringing out another alien game that is showed to be not exactly as promoted. Would it be wise to upset your customers even more and totally destroying gamers trust. A lot of people will be cautious not just people who got burned from actually buying the last game.
MasterCornholio  +   562d ago
I'll wait for reviews. However I will say this, Alien Isolation look more promising than previous Aliens games.
WitWolfy  +   562d ago
So I take it Gearbox is not making it this time around lol ;)
Akuma2K  +   562d ago
Nope their not, Creative Assembly is making this game.....yet people still want to compare this game to Aliens Colonial Marines.

Go figure...
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RevXM  +   562d ago
I am exited about this game, it seems very promising and if its a lie or fuckup then whoever is responsible for it at sega deserves a healthy doese of cactus rape for decieveing Alien fans and ruining the IP's image. Acutally the image might be permamently damaged with whatever Gearbox did to it.

The reviews cant come soon enough, until then all we can do is hope for the best.
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beerzombie  +   562d ago
There is also a Alien trilogy books coming out on Jan/28.
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beerzombie  +   561d ago
Alien: Out of the Shadows (Novel #1) Mass Market Paperback 7.19$

by Tim Lebbon (Author) Amazon.com

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