I am very excited about the upcoming survival horror game, Alien: Isolation. Not only do I love watching the movie(s), I love playing the games that allow me to ‘live’ in this universe – the xenomorphs are amazing. I know the last Alien game, Colonial Marines got bad reviews and may have soured some people to the franchise, so maybe this new direction will bring people back.
So, what is Alien: Isolation about?
According to their website, here is the description;
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.
As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.
Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.
What About Game Play?
I know, words can only take you so far, the true gamer is asking, “Well, how does the game play look?” It looks like a super-charged Doom3 game, but keep in mind this may change because they are still in development. I like the fact, that they are attempting to build this game so that no matter what you do, you are worring about where the xenomorphs are located. They are really driving home the element of fear. That is what the core of Alien is about, you are going head to head with the perfect killing machine, if they can translate that into a game – I am sold!
Can they do it? Only time will tell.
Watch the videos here and let me know what you think in the comments.
Alien: Isolation will be available in late 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC.