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And just beat it! Great game, one of the most intense I've played in a while. Though the backtracking did start to get a tad annoying near the end. The ending was really anti-climatic. I had heard that it delivered some sequel bait, but I expected a *little* bit more to it than that.

But yeah, I would still buy a sequel when and if it gets made. I do wonder what they would do with a sequel. I would hate to see the game become a franchise that keeps throwing Amanda through ever-escalating ordeals of ridiculousness like the movies did with Ellen. I love how closely this game is tied to the first movie, but they've pretty well expended how much more they can do with that.

UNLESS!!! Part 2 is all about Capt. Dallas' son, who has also gone looking for his lost dad!! YES!! That's it! *L* But really, I just loved this game so much, that I want to see the eventual sequel go in the right direction.
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I also loved the Bait and switch with Samules.
he comes in as "Company man from the company" Which the franchise has taught us to distrust.

And then he has one of the most epic moments.
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Yeah, about Samuels- did they say he was an android at the start of the game? I had guessed he was, simply because of the whole "I don't require much sleep" line. Instant tip-off. But no one ever outright said it that I recall.

And then one moment, when you're talking to Waits over the radio, he says that Samuels should be fine, being an android and all. And Amanda's reaction is "I guess." Not shocked or anything, like she knew all along. It was just a weird little bit. I was waiting for some big reveal, but turns out everyone knew.
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I mean his epic sacrifice, that was amazingly done.

and his dying words. "Because Amanda Ripply deserves closure..."
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I've earned every trophy now in the game except for 2: beating the whole game on 1 life & unlocking every trophy. I've set it to novice & trying for the 1 life trophy. Not easy. I got all the way to mission 7, when a random ceiling encounter ended my winning streak. This is gonna be a tough one, but I feel like I can do it.
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Alien moves 2.1 million copies- is a disappointment

It's a sad day for Alien Isolation. But I don't know- I thought 2.1 million units was pretty good. Especially for having the monumental task of redeeming the brand after Colonial Marines, being a new IP in its own right, and also being a horror game instead of an FPS. I thought it did okay. It garnered tons of praise from fans and critics alike. There was so much positive buzz. But I guess Sega is only able to see it as a failure instead of a new cornerstone to build from.
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damn.

oh well, if the gaming industry has taught me anything of late, it's that if the Publisher drops it, take it to kickstarter and call it a spiritual successor emoticon
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Over two million copies is NOT a disappointment. AAA game publishers need to remove their heads from their asses.
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I think the real question is how much did the game cost to make vs. how much did it make?

Regardless of if it's pretty, if it only barely broke even, that's going to be a disappointment. Especially if it's an expensive game to produce.

These "sold X-units" numbers are kind of impossible to judge that by, though.

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Yeah. Not to mention the price to acquire the license.
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