I know, the last couple Alien games haven’t been great but eventually that had to change in the end.
Now Alien: Isolation has been announced and so far, the gameplay looks just as anyone would imagine an Alien game playing. The game isn’t a First Person Shooter for those of you asking either, instead it’s a survival horror game where you take on the role of Amanda Ripley, Ellen’s daughter from the film series. The biggest difference from the last couple failures is that Isolation has no weapons to kill aliens with and within the game, you only have one Xenomorph to contend with.
That means if your spotted, your dead. No way to defend yourself other than hiding in the shadows and praying very hard, quietly of course.
What surprises me is Creative Assembly are the developers, one of my favourite devs but they usually work on strategy games. This is quite a change of genre and by the looks of the game so far, they seem to have a lot more respect for the franchise than any previous developer had.
Check out the trailer below for an idea of how the game will play, much slower and a hell of a lot more suspense than any Alien game we’ve had in a long time.