Alien Isolation: when this game came out, I thought it was going to be even worse than the Alien corporal marines’ game was, however, this game was very difficult and amazing to play! This game is a survival horror game that takes place in space. You are a woman by the name of Ripley, you have a crew to take care off and you must navigate everyone to safety, however you enter another ship to see what happen… that’s when everything goes downhill. This game really made me realise how scary certain games can be, this was one of the scariest games I’ve ever had… still haven’t managed to complete it! Alien Isolation is filled with a lot of puzzles, strategy and hiding, the alien will always find a way to you in this game! Alien Isolation is the games version of the film Alien and Aliens! Takes place before Ripley gets onto the deadly ship.
When I first played this game, it thought the Alien took to long to get to me, since It’s a survival horror game, I would have thought the Alien would have appeared after 6 levels or more! When the game was first released, back in 2014, I thought the graphics were amazing! Even the texture outside the map was amazing. I didn’t release they went through so much just to create the background of that game. I was scared as soon as I started playing it. There was way too much to process when playing the first mission as well. I didn’t know what to do! The main issue for me at the start was the fact it went straight into it, no instructions, no guidance, nothing! I was confused the first time I played the game and even now I am! Main thing to take out of this game was the graphics in my opinion. They did so well with the main screen and the cut scenes! Worth buying for the main menu to be honest! Each mission there was something new to try out!
Since I haven’t completed the campaign, I can’t say much about it. If you love a lot of puzzles and lack of direction in a game… this is the game for you. When I was going through it, I had no idea where I was going. I had to go with the flow, I think I ended up passing each part 100 times! Other than that, the game was good, I was always trying to be quiet in case the Alien heard me, the Alien would come out of nowhere and I would have to run to a locker. The campaign, well up to my bit I got stuck on, was incredible. I hated the fact I couldn’t find my way around the map easier and I thought there were to many puzzles, on the other hand, since it’s a horror movie it should be like that, making it harder to get through the levels and harder to beat the game!
This is just my opinion, I don’t think the Alien should of appeared all the time, you would leave it half way down the corridor, go across the bridge and far away from that last spot, then all of a sudden… bang he back to where you are, there’s a whole ship to explore and the alien managed to always find where we are. This should be different, any noises it can detect so they should of allowed it to find NPCs more, therefore we could of gain there trust and get them to join us in defeating the alien! My main issue is the game didn’t have enough guidance to help me through the levels at all, I would be struggling to find something, and the game wouldn’t help me at all! One of the other issues I had was the game would randomly start freezing at important points and I would have to restart the game!
Overall the game itself is one of the best horror games out there, even though it was released in 2014! One of the best horror games we have ever seen. There is rumours of another Aliens 2 coming out, its going to be called black out! That is if the rumours are true. I think this next game would ether carry on from this storyline, or use the Aliens storyline, which in my opinion is better than the games storyline! I really enjoyed the game overall and would recommend anyone to play it. As of right now its only £10 or less!