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I scored big this Christmas with Rayman Legends, Alien, and a gift card (and Capt. Toad, but that's my fiancee's game :P ).

So I've been working on Alien first, and I'm stuck in the hospital tower. It's the 2nd time I've had to evade the Alien, but it's a lot more difficult. Even when I switch the difficulty over to easy, I still get killed. This sucker is evil.

But I've been enjoying the hell out of it! The attention to detail everywhere is impressive. They've managed to recreate the look and feel of the first movie and even added to the mythos a little (mainly world-building with the other company, working joes as an alternative to lifelike androids, all the human expansion into the outer rim, etc.). It's all very good and feels more like a true sequel than parts 3 or 4 did to me.
Still no idea why there's an alien on-board, but I'm sure it'll come up in the story somewhere.
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I scored big this Christmas with Rayman Legends, Alien, and a gift card (and Capt. Toad, but that's my fiancee's game :P ).

So I've been working on Alien first, and I'm stuck in the hospital tower. It's the 2nd time I've had to evade the Alien, but it's a lot more difficult. Even when I switch the difficulty over to easy, I still get killed. This sucker is evil.

But I've been enjoying the hell out of it! The attention to detail everywhere is impressive. They've managed to recreate the look and feel of the first movie and even added to the mythos a little (mainly world-building with the other company, working joes as an alternative to lifelike androids, all the human expansion into the outer rim, etc.). It's all very good and feels more like a true sequel than parts 3 or 4 did to me.
Still no idea why there's an alien on-board, but I'm sure it'll come up in the story somewhere.



oooh this game was fun. the first horror survival since fatal frame 2 where I had to take breaks to calm down.

The story is wonderfully done and the characters are amazing.

I am very curious as to what the DLC will be,
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Me too. Usually I don't even bother with DLC, but I'm excited to see what they have in store.

There have been moments, where I've been too afraid to move. I've found myself watching the motion tracker from inside a locker for minutes on end. It's terrifying, when you see that little green dot coming towards you. It's equally terrifying, when you can't see where it's gone. This game really forces you to muster up the courage to brave the halls of the Sevastopol while the Alien lurks about. I haven't played a game this freaky in a long, long time! I'm already feeling the need to backtrack and pick up some of those blueprints for items that I missed, like the noise maker. Easily one of my new favorite games of all time. :D

Forgot to mention- used the gift card to buy Super Metroid, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, and Zelda 3: Link to the Past off of the Nintendo E-store. Scored huge this Christmas!

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Oddly, the Alien wasn't the most scary thing.

Oh it was frustrating as hell, but I found that you can wait it out and the less gadgets you use, the less it learns how to defeat/ignore them.

No, the scary thing for me was the other survivors with their loud ass guns and the androids.

god those bastereds where creepy, perfectly calm as they beat you to death and the tenacity of a damn Terminator.

made worse because I got stuck in a room with 3 of them and a Xenomorph, rage quit that room a few times.
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Glad to see TCA spread out beyond Total War games, and that Isolation is not the same unplayable buggy mess at launch said series usually is (Note: Aside from the disappointing Rome 2, I quite like TW 6 months after launch emoticon).

Might have to pick this one up, was leery after how bad Sega's last Alien game was, but this sounds like it actually captures the spirit of the original movie.
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Not only did they get the feel of Alien better than Colonial Marine, they got damn near everyone from the original film to do lines for the Nostramos audio logs, but also to voice their characters in the Nostramo bonus mission. (And given Sir Ian Holmes health mean they had to film his scenes for the hobbit films in England, that's really impressive they got him to read lines for the game)
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Finally got past the hospital area, and I'm making my way back to Taylor with a trauma kit. I had been working on making it through the hospital for days! I felt just the teeniest bit guilty, when I fired a shot towards some crazy people that were just hanging out, luring the Alien into the halls and right towards them. But considering those jerks have been shooting at me the whole time, I got over it quickly. :P

I read that the ending is sequel bait material. I haven't spoiled it for myself yet, and I don't plan to. But considering how much I'm enjoying this game, I would love a sequel. Still- I'm not sure what direction a sequel might go. Another 20 hours of sneaking and hiding in lockers? I don't know. I could see the series wearing out its welcome if it did that. Maybe.

How do you access the Nostromo bonus mission? Is it under the Survival Mode on the main menu, or does it only become available after beating the game? I haven't even looked at survival mode yet. A message popped up, saying I'd spoil the main campaign if I did survival mode before finishing it. :P
Very eager to check out the Nostromo stuff though. Looks to be cool.
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Got my flamethrower!! :eplus
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How do you access the Nostromo bonus mission? Is it under the Survival Mode on the main menu, or does it only become available after beating the game? I haven't even looked at survival mode yet. A message popped up, saying I'd spoil the main campaign if I did survival mode before finishing it. :P
Very eager to check out the Nostromo stuff though. Looks to be cool.



I got a copy of the game called the Nostramo edition and it came with a code for it.
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Ah cool. That's the version I have. Just have to plug the code in.
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