Badapple24's super amazing non bias review of Alien: Isolation!
5 years ago
It's dark. I pull up my motion tracker, nothing. I run to a nearby vent. The motion tracker beeps. The picture on the screen is dull and flickering, but I see a dot. It's moving towards me, I panic. Looking for a way out it stops, I turn to see nothing behind me but the entrance. I think about running for it. I try. Making it out of the vent the creature is there, awaiting for my return.
Yes, alien Isolation is definitely a beautiful game, the whole 1970's feel of the system and the station. The way everything takes forever to run, But the game is fast paced and brutal if you're unprepared. The words "No mercy." takes an effect here, with a brutal creature stalking you that's the least of your worries. You also have to worry about murderous androids and terrified humans who are simply trying to get by. The story is also a great move, playing as Amanda, ripley's daughter, definitely paves way for speculation.
In the game, you can't kill the alien, only run and hide. Humans are fairly easy to kill, though in great numbers can be a challenge, the androids are most creepy, having them chasing you and speaking "I can't help you, if I can't find you." It's a terrifying prospect. However you do have allies on the station, the marshals and the executives you got on the ship with are willing to help you. But there isn't a lot to help you otherwise, with ammunition and supplies running low, you craft what you can, when you can. And when you're in a hurry you may miss something important. Another thing in the game is it's soundtrack and noise, the way they took all the original music and noises, it really immerses you in the alien Atmosphere.
A lot of the game makes noise, which isn't good when your Amanda, as noise attracts unwanted attention. The AI in the game makes you feel as f you're never safe. Like there is something waiting for you around the next corner. Even the motion tracker isn't too much of a help. As it isn't long range and if an enemy is close it will get you killed.
All together, Alien isolation is a great game, myself I rated the game 8.6 out of 10. As there were a few flaws with the game, but they were mostly minor visual glitches. Otherwise any alien fan should definitely purchase this game