11 years ago
I still think of AVP 1+2 as two best games in the franchise, they gave me a real creep. It wasn't that kind of survival feeling but pure panic. I remember playing one specific mission in Avp2, you had to crawl deep into an alien hive, and once you're in the center of it... the hive awakes. And then you had to run for your life to reach the safety of your APC, because it was just IMPOSSIBLE to kill all of the bugs (not enough ammo, infinitive xeno spawns). Playing that on Director's cut with only one life - i almost got a heart attack. Same with Avp1, the limited amount of lifes plus the fact that the xenos were just so damn fast and strong (and in avp1 they spawned infinitive in every mission as far as i remember) made you really feel the fear. Nothing of the new games can nearly come close to that for me, and i think it's also better than the even earlier games of the franchise.
The idea of an alien game with is truely built up as a survival game, like Bloos idea, is a great one, although i usually prefer horror games where you have to kill tons of monsters and feel scared at the same time. But i guess he's right, thats not the kind of games most people like to play, so i doubt there'd be a publisher who would finance a project like that.
But than again... there's always kickstarter, so it's not impossible.