So let me be the first one to share how disappointed I was with Aliens: Colonial Marines. After being so excited seeing the first impressions of it at PAX East 2012, it was a real shame. I understand the development issues and everything it and Gearbox went through. At the end of the day, there’s no need for finger pointing. The fact that it was on sale for PC for a whopping $1.99 over the holiday season is all that needs to be said. So when Sega announces yet another new game set in the Alien universe, they have more than a little making up to do.
Enter Alien: Isolation. This game has not-so-secretly been in the works since it was mildly leaked back in 2011. Confirmed two days ago, it is being developed by The Creative Assembly, best known as the makers of the Total War series.
Here’s the synopsis:
Amanda, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, desperately searches to uncover the truth behind her mothers disappearance as the xenomorph threat reappears to threaten mankind once again in Alien: Isolation.
I really, really like this concept. It’s like a big budget Outlast or Amnesia. Not to mention the lighting looks phenomenal. The only concern I have is can a game where it’s more or less just you being hunted by just one enemy really keep my interest for a long period of time? If done properly, this could be a survival horror masterpiece. Here’s to hoping.