Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back

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Favourite Alien/Aliens game?

Alien - 1982 (Atari 2600, C64, Spectrum)
2
3%
Aliens: The Computer Game - 1986 (C64, Spectrum)
1
2%
Aliens - 1990 (Arcade)
3
5%
Alien 3 - 1993 (SNES, MegaDrive)
10
15%
Alien vs Predator - 1993 (SNES)
0
No votes
Alien vs Predator - 1993 (Arcade)
1
2%
Alien vs Predator - 1994 (Jaguar)
1
2%
Alien Trilogy - 1996 (PS, Saturn, PC)
13
20%
Aliens Online - 1999 (PC)
0
No votes
Aliens vs Predator - 1999 (PC, Mac)
10
15%
Alien Resurrection - 2000 (PS)
2
3%
Aliens vs Predator 2 - 2001 (PC, Mac)
4
6%
Aliens vs Predator - 2010 (PS3, 360, PC)
3
5%
Aliens: Infestation - 2011 (DS)
8
12%
Aliens: Colonial Marines - 2013 (PS3, 360, PC)
7
11%
 
Total votes: 65
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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Captain Kinopio » Sat May 09, 2015 11:23 pm

Yeah the end extension was pathetic and was so gamey it just killed a lot of the atmosphere dead.

Surprised you blasted through it so quick, took me about a month. Mind you I did spend several weeks just staring at the beauty of it all.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by chalkitdown » Sat May 09, 2015 11:29 pm

I played at least 3 hours a day every day this week. Been pretty addicted.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Photek » Sun May 10, 2015 12:18 am

It's hands down one of the best games I've ever played.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Captain Kinopio » Sun May 10, 2015 1:09 pm

You should hear some of the gooseberry fool they sling at it on Gametrailers. I think they're editor on chief has the worst taste in games I've ever seen for a reputable games website.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Photek » Sun May 10, 2015 1:14 pm

It got some absurdly harsh reviews state side, yes the Alien can kill you unfairly at times it the game attempts something new and refreshing and almost succeeds. Criticising the games length is laughable, yes later on there is some back tracking but on the Sevastopol that's a bonus.

One of the best movie franchise games ever made imo. It's a work of art.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Hime » Sun May 10, 2015 3:47 pm

Totally agreed. I was initially put off by people talking negatively about the ending but I loved it from beginning to end.

Had a couple of cheap deaths but I don't know how the game could work any other way. The constant fear of death is what gave it such a great atmosphere.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Ste » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:09 pm

Got this for £16.50 with Games for Gold.

Think I've nearly finished it now, just been in the Apollo bit.

Really enjoying it. Started off on hard difficulty as generally I like to play games on the hardest setting. Got to a bit where I just felt the Alien was around you no matter what. Didn't think this felt particularly fair.

For me, the game is more about progressing the story, exploring the place and enjoying the atmosphere/scenery rather than "gameplay" and stealth as in just avoiding something is not something I particularly enjoy so switched it to easy. It's still instant death when the Alien sees you just it doesn't just seem to be there no matter what you do.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:46 am

Thinking of doing a replay of this on twitch having just rewatched the film. Got it on hard and was going to attempt a platinum run until I realised you can't die :dread:

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by 1>3>4>2 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:45 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:Thinking of doing a replay of this on twitch having just rewatched the film. Got it on hard and was going to attempt a platinum run until I realised you can't die :dread:


The platinum isn't so bad. You just to play it glued to the floor in crouch mode and take everything really slow.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Photek » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:57 am

I think this game is a triumph. The Sevastapol is this generations Rapture. A compellingly brilliant game.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Lagamorph » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:46 am

Having had this in my Steam Library for a year and barely touching it I've finally made a start.
Just got to the part where I've disabled the security lockdown and the Alien first appeared :dread:

Straight to the save point and exit. I don't think I can handle this game in more than half hour sessions :shifty:

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Photek » Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:48 am

Lagamorph wrote:Having had this in my Steam Library for a year and barely touching it I've finally made a start.
Just got to the part where I've disabled the security lockdown and the Alien first appeared :dread:

Straight to the save point and exit. I don't think I can handle this game in more than half hour sessions :shifty:

:lol:

Believe it or not you eventually 'get used' to the Alien, the terror never fully leaves you but it subsides over time.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:34 pm

Photek wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Having had this in my Steam Library for a year and barely touching it I've finally made a start.
Just got to the part where I've disabled the security lockdown and the Alien first appeared :dread:

Straight to the save point and exit. I don't think I can handle this game in more than half hour sessions :shifty:

:lol:

Believe it or not you eventually 'get used' to the Alien, the terror never fully leaves you but it subsides over time.


Then two of them show up. :dread: I actually found the androids scarier in some parts too, especially those strawberry floaters in hazmat suits.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Skippy » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:40 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
Photek wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Having had this in my Steam Library for a year and barely touching it I've finally made a start.
Just got to the part where I've disabled the security lockdown and the Alien first appeared :dread:

Straight to the save point and exit. I don't think I can handle this game in more than half hour sessions :shifty:

:lol:

Believe it or not you eventually 'get used' to the Alien, the terror never fully leaves you but it subsides over time.


Then two of them show up. :dread: I actually found the androids scarier in some parts too, especially those strawberry floaters in hazmat suits.


Scary, but infuriating when it comes to gameplay. When you have to avoid about 50 of them :dread:

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Photek » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:45 pm

Although scary, I didn't mind the Androids, at least you could kill the strawberry floaters! I often used mines and stuff to explode them.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Lagamorph » Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:16 pm

So after my last attempt ended up getting aborted I really am playing through this now.

I've just blasted the alien into the gas giant and got back to the station, only to find the Androids have gone full psycho :dread:
So much for just running around noisily everywhere now.
Plus I wouldn't be surprised for either the alien to have got back somehow, or there were two all along.....

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Lagamorph » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:48 pm

Oh gooseberry fool. The nest :dread:

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by chalkitdown » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:40 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Oh gooseberry fool. The nest :dread:


Best part of the game!

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:38 pm

chalkitdown wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Oh gooseberry fool. The nest :dread:


Best part of the game!

Can I have a difficulty setting lower than Novice please? :shifty:
Just the sounds are strawberry floating terrifying.

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PostRe: Alien Isolation (PS4, XBO, PC, Rift) - Original cast is back
by Memento Mori » Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:34 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Oh gooseberry fool. The nest :dread:


Best part of the game!

Can I have a difficulty setting lower than Novice please? :shifty:
Just the sounds are strawberry floating terrifying.

Incredible sound design in that section. Play it with headphones and in the dark.


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