Expect the Unexpected!
To all the people who like horror movies, Alien 1 or 2, and want a game that will not get repetitive, challenge you and give a few unexpected twists along with the best graphics in a horror game, this is it! I don't normally do reviews, but beating the game on hard and looking online for other reviews I discovered this game is hated on probably because of companies not getting paid to give a good review. The Alien AI is the smartest and most dynamic in any game available and If that isn't enough, the survival tactics lead you to search for components, build them and that is what gives you options throughout the game. Amazing space walking and the end will keep you wanting more. For all the haters I would enjoy to watch you play as you probably got murdered 1000's of times by Alien. HeHe.
Responding to Sarge's "buzz"...
Sarge is incorrect, despite his enthusiasm. This game is NOT developed by Sega. It's developed by Creative Assembly & published by Sega. Aliens: Colonial Marines was NOT developed by Gearbox. It was SUPPOSED to have been, but they were busy with Borderlands 2 & handed the project over to Timegate. Timegate did the terrible work on that title. Gearbox funneled money from Aliens: CM over to Borderlands 2 & once ACM came out & Sega found out what had happened, they sued Gearbox.
As for Alien: Isolation, I've waited 35 years for a game like this. A TRUE Alien game...based on my favorite movie of all time. I saw the first trailer & it took me back to my childhood, sitting in the theater the summer of 1979 when I saw Alien for the first time. I can't wait to play it!!
The best Alien game, but still flawed.
Alien: Isolation does many things right. There is no doubt that the developers at The Creative Assembly are huge fans of the film, and set out with an absolute respect for the source material. The problem is that the game just isn't fun to play, and is extremely difficult. Survival horror is one thing, but an unbalanced game is something else entirely. If they wanted to go with this level of difficulty, they should have made it a third-person game--that would have gone a long way to helping the player achieve the stealth necessary to play the game. In first person, it quickly becomes tedious and frustrating. I also found the game has a few bugs, even with the day-one patch installed. In short, if you're a casual gamer, consider yourself warned. If you're a die-hard Alien fan, and want to play the game, I'd advise renting it first.
Exceeded expectations, worth the buy!
This is nothing like that mess colonial marines. I have to say though, it is not a shoot em up. It delivers on its promise: a solid scifi survival horror game and does not disappoint. Anyone who has played this game and criticizes it on not delivering REALLY needs to examine their criticism. This is definitely worth the buy if you are looking for a good horror or survival game.
Play in the dark and you will jump.
First off, pay no attention to JocDoc. He should have known what he was getting into. He wanted a FPS and didnt get it. Thats NOT what this game is about and he shouldn't grade in on that. Anyway, this game has been a blast from beginning to end. It is survival horror cat and mouse game. You cant kill the alien and thats the best part. I played in the dark with a surround sound headset and I jumped more times than I care to admit. Thin Outlast but far better. The motion tracker sound was spot on and the vibrations it gave on alone made me jump. The story was excellent and well acted. You will die alot but thats because YOU did something stupid. Every death I had was preventable. Pay no attention to IGN, that review was poor.
This game is without a doubt an awesome game far better than the huge let down of ACM. the graphics are great the sound is great, also game play is great. Controls are easy to use, but there are a few bugs I have noticed that I'm sure they will fix down the road. But what new release game doesn't t have a few bugs. Just to clarify this is not a first person shooter it's a game based on survival and using your head. So sorry to those who love shooters. Any Alien fan would love this game. I honestly don't understand why some people are giving this game a bad review. I would recommend renting the game first see if you like it, but I'm willing to bet money you"ll return it and buy the game it's that good.
Very good game, just wish it was more shoot em' up
Very good game, sound is ridiculous good! Graphics are great. The game can be slow at times and there is barely any firefights. Let's just say it's an extremely realistic survival horror. You barely have any equipment and you have to find everything and put stuff together to use. I've been playing the game for hours and have yet to come across a firearm of any kind. So the realism factor is definitely there. If you like that this game is for you. If you like call of duty style campaign just with aliens this is not for you. (this game is nothing like colonial marines) but I'm not downing the game at all, great great game!! Just takes some getting use to..
Unlike the previous Aliens games, This one is Actually made by SEGA, AVP was Developed by Rebellion and Published by SEGA.. Aliens: Colonial Marines was Developed by Gearbox and Published by SEGA.. This game is a return to True Survival Horror.. I will definitely pick this up Day One!!!
An authentic Alien universe experience.
Creative Assembly has done a sold job as Alien isolation looks and sounds fantastic! It is hard not to get distracted by the authentic looking space ship interiors. First things first this is not a shooter game! In order to survive you will need to scavenge supplies, and craft items. There are hard save points scattered through out the game find them and save frequently. This game has no mercy, if you are your character will experience instant death. If you enjoy the Alien universe and like a challenge give it a try.
POOR GRAPHICS AND GAME PLAY IS BOARING AT BEST !!!
Trade it in while its still worth something..................this game is bad at best bought it on release day and could only play it 45 min before putting it back on the shelf waste of money waste of money waste of money need I say more......