'Alien Isolation' Review: Horrifyingly Fun, Or Just Horrifying? | HuffPost

'Alien Isolation' is a first-person video game inspired by Ridley Scott's 'Alien'. That probably sounds awful, because historically these games are awful.

This is different.

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starchild1330d ago

This review is very interesting. He gave it 5 stars and praised the hell out of the game, but he also said that he doesn't personally like playing the game. While this might seem like a contradiction to some people it actually makes perfect sense. I wish more reviewers could separate their subjective feelings about a game from their analysis of the quality of the game.

Here are some quotes from the review:

"But it's also depressing, hard, brutal and vaguely upsetting. If you're not prepared to get very, very annoyed you should probably give it a miss. Which is tragic, because in a few fundamental ways, 'Alien Isolation' is one of the best games I have ever played. It is so intensely scary, atmospheric, frustrating and addictive it's almost unbearable.

The problem is that it is unbearable. For me.

After hours of gameplay, what I ultimately realised -- to my slight dismay -- is that while I love this game, and the clarity with which it recreates and expands on the core essence of the original 'Alien' film, I am just so much happier when I am not playing it.

I can't give it less than five stars - it's immaculate simulation. But it's an immaculate simulation of powerlessness in the face of overwhelming evil. For me that just wasn't, ultimately, a great way to spend my evenings."