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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by cal_el on Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:29 am

I really liked Prometheus, I think mainly because I went into it expecting more of the same as the other Alien films and not the second coming of movie Jesus Very Happy

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:33 am

Prometheus was OK, I think most people were expecting a direct prequel to Alien and a similar kind of movie, even though Ridley Scott said in every interview it wasn't.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:22 am

Exactly Megablast, couldn't agree more.
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:50 am

But it was and it wasn't. I'd rather they do a completely unrelated movie than put in stupid little obscure references. It was more like Ridley didnt want to admit to making an actual Alien movie and just put in small moments to appease fanboys. He might have made a better movie if he had just decided to do a direct prequel.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by MarkySharky on Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:55 pm

Probably very true also Wolvie.
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by MarkySharky on Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:37 pm

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:52 pm

And some surprisingly low ones, IGN and Gamespot stick out. I'm not saying they're wrong because obviously I haven't played it yet but I was just a bit thrown reading NOWGamer's 9/10 then going to IGN and seeing 5.9.

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Post by MarkySharky on Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:54 pm

I had a read of the low score ones. Nothing particularly scathing and seemed like valid points such as the game feeling too long. I can imagine it's similar to how I felt about Outlast in that the scary aspect became quite repetitive toward the end of the game.
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:11 pm

Despite IGNs low score their actual review made me stupidly excited!

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by MarkySharky on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:34 pm

Watch their 'is Alien Isolation' scary?' video. That made me excited about the game for some reason!

I won't get this on release but soon after I'm sure.
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by sorenlorensen on Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:39 pm

I wonder if the variability in scores is related to how invested the reviewer is in the franchise. As is probably apparent, I'm a fanboy (wearing an Aliens-inspired tee today, actually), so I reckon it's a safe bet for me. I've preordered thru Game but won't be able to get to the store on the actual day of release. Possibly the day after but I've more hope for Friday.

End this Yankee madness of  midweek releases!

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by MarkySharky on Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:39 am

That's the problem with reviews, they're supposed to be objective but I'm not convinced they are much these days which is why I take no notice of scores.
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:10 pm

Woo got my game today! Installing now, but thought I'd try the download code included for DLC as well as I was waiting. It tells me my code is invalid. Could this be because release date is tomorrow? Otherwise, I've been duped!

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by kerr9000 on Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:51 pm

It could be... Ive had codes that have done that when things have come early from Shopto

This game tempts me but im going to leave it for now.. I am behind on my games, I have only just started playing  Rayman legends and I have watchdogs I got for £15 and havent touched ... I need to not buy things just for being cheap
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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:29 pm

Wolvieware wrote:Woo got my game today! Installing now, but thought I'd try the download code included for DLC as well as I was waiting. It tells me my code is invalid. Could this be because release date is tomorrow? Otherwise, I've been duped!

Got my copy today Wolvie, release day, can't redeem my DLC code either so God knows what's going on.  confused


EDIT: Did a quick check around and it's the same for everybody, it seems to be a PSN thing and they just haven't switched on the codes yet or whatever it is they do to make the content available Rolling Eyes. We'll just have to try again later.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by sorenlorensen on Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:35 pm

Haven't been able to pick up my copy from Game yet. Bloody midweek releases!

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Don't worry - I've not had a chance to play it yet! And probably won't until the weekend, so what is the point of a mid week release??!

EDIT: I've managed to use my DLC code now.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by sorenlorensen on Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:02 am

The default release date in the US is Tuesday, I believe. Friday seems to work much better to me - pick it up on your way home from work, then play all weekend Smile

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:26 am

Wolvieware wrote:Don't worry - I've not had a chance to play it yet! And probably won't until the weekend, so what is the point of a mid week release??!

EDIT: I've managed to use my DLC code now.

Yeah the codes are finally working. I've only played about an hour so I've barely scratched the surface but I've enjoyed what bit I have played, the atmosphere is excellent and Alien fans will be in dreamland with all the original music motifs, sound and visual cues. Looks good too, and I've still got my first meeting with the Alien to look forward to Shocked.

One weird thing though is the cut scenes, they're very juddery, as though the frame rate keeps dropping, you'll see what I mean when you play it. It's no biggie just a bit odd why they are in this state as the frame rate in the actual game is pretty smooth.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:22 pm

Interestingly, today Creative Assemble have said that anyone having issues with the crew expendable DLC to contact their support team.

Fortunately, mine has now worked.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:02 pm

I've redeemed my code now but I haven't played the DLC yet, from what I've heard Crew Expendable is a nice bit of fan service but not that substantial and can be completed in about 15 mins. The main game itself is pretty long though so I guess it's OK as long as you look at it as a bonus.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by sorenlorensen on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:04 pm

Worked til 9.30pm tonight; still not been able to get to Game Crying or Very sad

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:08 pm

Experienced my first game of cat and mouse with the Alien today, incredibly tense and nerve wracking and then sheer panic when it spots you. affraid

Whether the game can maintain that tension throughout the game remains to be seen but the first few times are brilliant, watching the creature stomp past as you cower under a table is spine tingling and it looks awesome in the game.

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by Wolvieware on Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:34 pm

Apprently the Last Survivor DLC mission (Game exclusive) is not very good. There's a complete playthrough of the DLC here, that clocks in at only 15 mins. I might just watch this...

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Re: Alien: Isolation

Post by megablast16 on Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:29 am

GameCentral reviewed both pieces of DLC on Wednesday and they said Last Survivor was the better of the two so that doesn't say a lot for Crew Expendable. They're both only about 15 mins long apparently.

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