Alien fanboys, ready for isolation?
I must admit that over the last ten years I have been quite disappointed with all titles related to both Alien and Predator universe, titles such as: Alien vs Predator, Alien Resurrection, Aliens Infestation, Alien Online, etc. these games were focused on killing, killing and after that even more killing… Where is that sense of fear? That claustrophobic epic environments? That sensation of being watched and fearing for your life every single second? They never knew how to adapt those sensations that were so well presented by Sr. Ridley Scott and David Cameron on the movies, but that was until now, here is Alien: Isolation.
This title developed by The Creative Assembly and published by SEGA put us in the skin of Amanda Ripley who is searching for her disappeared mother, the well-known Ellen Ripley (the main protagonist of Alien Franchise), during her desperate search she is transferred to the space station Sevastopol to recover the Nostromo’s flight recorder. But little do her and the rest of the crew know, aliens have already infested the space station.
Alien: Isolation submerges us directly into an environment where all our senses get activated immediately, fear is among us in every corner, and trust me, your collarbone will hurt because of your muscles being in constant tension after a while playing this game. The Creative Assembly team have done a remarkable job, this is what alien lovers were demanding for years, yet this is the closest experience of feeling actually under the skin of Ripley or the marines team from the movies and that is something that no other company had achieve.
One of the few complains, I have if any, is the lack of movement freedom, character animations and weapons variety. Also, levels despite of their complexity lack a bit on interaction. But again, this is a horror survival game, not Minecraft, so it was predictable.
I’m not only going to suggest this title to Alien fanboys, which is obvious, but to all of you players who love fear sensation. Prepare yourselves to suffer as much as your muscles and do not forget to check from time to time if any alien is lurking behind your seat.
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