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Game over man... [Oct. 9th, 2015|10:44 am]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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[mood |frightened]
[music |jerry goldsmith - alien soundtrack]

By recrea33 on 9 October 2015
Platform: Xbox 360Edition: Nostromo Edition

So this is survival horror A L I E N style
You'll spend a lot of your time hiding in lockers
Staying very very still,
Holding your breath

This game sticks pretty well to the original alien premise
You are being hunted by a rather dangerous organism and you need to use all can to survive...
I played this game on medium difficulty and there was a lot of:
(Playing this on an virtual reality rig would be bad for your blood pressure)
You can't even rely on the humans! I guess that's why they called it ISOLATION

But if you are a fan of the original film
(And I fetishistically am)
Then there is plenty to enjoy.
The art direction is excellent
Both in sound and vision;
This is a game to play either very loud or with headphones on
The atmosphere of impending doom is palpably realised
With occasional stabs
from the 1979 classic.

the attention to detail of the graphics is obvious
From the wonderfully soft wall furniture
To the adrenalin inducing alarms.
And frankly gorgeous lighting effects
The pacing is a little sluggish in the middle of the game (maybe that's because I'm just rubbish at games)
There are a lot of fetch/carry tasks which get a bit dull
But when you discover a new area and listen to the sounds and check out the artwork it's worth it.

The advertising posters on the walls are superbly optimistic and darkly grim at the same time. Someone has spent a lot of time crafting these.
They have both a soviet social realism and a western sarcasm
That is both comforting and disturbing
Remember this whole place is owned by weyland-yutani and seegson...