Alien Isolation.... Any good?

scojer

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I have enjoyed all Alien games so far. This one though, is by far the best, but you have to have patience, and know that death is lurking around every corner. The only thing I didn't like, was it went from outsmarting the alien, to seeing how long you could keep it away after you got the flamethrower. I think it changed the game too much.
 

KG-Prime90

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It's pretty fun. Been playing it last few nights. Every time the Alien get's me i giggle like a school girl. He'll really sneak up on you and if you are getting into it it can startle you so that's fun. Damn robots are annoying though, and kind of freaky actually.
The ambiance is great. The only thing missing is the Alien doesn't have steaming breath and acid slobber, which is a shame, it really would have added to it. You can also tweak the engine xml for 4k-8k shadows and reflections and i saw a tweak for the Alien that supposedly makes him wander more than track you so he's less predictable.
 

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I replayed it again recently. Still a bit tedious and some of the scripted Alien events are frustrating but its a great game.
 

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You can also tweak the engine xml for 4k-8k shadows and reflections and i saw a tweak for the Alien that supposedly makes him wander more than track you so he's less predictable.

yep. I cant tell you how slightly less difficult the game got with that mod. Hes not close but not far enough to grab you if he hears alot of noise. Theres also a mod for exploding revolver ammo. I love using it on packs of humans to pull the alien to them.
 

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I think I never made past the med labs (level 5 I think). Game was too much rinse and repeat, try this trick, that trick nonsense. Also too much sneaking around (was not enjoyable given I am an action fan). It also wasn't good kind of sneaking (like in Splinter Cell where you can improvise). Here, you sneak a certain way or you have an Alien dick up your ass.
 

Colonel Sanders

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Mates, no one will mention the creepiness of those sevastopol androids?

One moment is really creepy when it's dark in the room and eyes are glowing; you turn on flashlight and that android is sitting there watching you.

"Why not ask me about sevastopol safety protocols?"

Madness!! And the sound atmosphere is incręďìbĺə

NecroTaco?
 

Eivind68

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Hope we get a sequel to Alien isolation one day
Maybe they could make some money on a Redux version with completed VR support? There's a lot more VR kits out there today than it was in 2014, that's for sure.
 

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I should replay this or try some of the other game modes. Hiding in a locker isn't my favorite but all and all the game is really well done..
 

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Maybe they could make some money on a Redux version with completed VR support? There's a lot more VR kits out there today than it was in 2014, that's for sure.
Id rather a sequel as I never replay a game again. Doesn't even have to be a sequel just another alien game similar but this time around you get actual weapons to fight the alien with.
 

Eivind68

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Id rather a sequel as I never replay a game again. Doesn't even have to be a sequel just another alien game similar but this time around you get actual weapons to fight the alien with.
I guess the game didn't sell enough to warrant a sequel.
 

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This is a good game I wouldn't of played it if the price wasn't right on Epic Free the reviews back then had me turned away.
Think the game had performance issues at launch.
 

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This is a good game I wouldn't of played it if the price wasn't right on Epic Free the reviews back then had me turned away.
Think the game had performance issues at launch.
It's been a long time but I don't remember any real performance issues at launch but the game was kind of demanding on max settings which made sense as it's still a pretty good looking game today. If it had a better anti-aliasing option then I think it would actually look really damn good even for 2020. I love the atmosphere but even on novice option it's pretty easy to die from synthetics and pretty easy to have the alien get you. I finally had to use the mod where the alien can't detect you which I didn't want to do because it's sort of kills the game but it would be the only way I'll ever make it through as dying over and over and repeating the same sections got kind of infuriating. On more than one occasion I died right at a save spot.
 

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The original stealth game right here just duck!!! I was scared pretty much untill I crafted one
pipe bomb only to find it didn't do much of anything except scare if off.
 

Colonel Sanders

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The original stealth game right here just duck!!! I was scared pretty much untill I crafted one
pipe bomb only to find it didn't do much of anything except scare if off.
Don't worry, once you get the flame thrower you can finally kill it for good.
 
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