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Alien Isolation!!!

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ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 7:55 PM

Sorry guys this is a complete waste of a topic lol,but I'm playing Alien Isolation later tonight for the third time in the past year.The game is just simply incredible.The pacing is immaculate,the attention to detail rivals Sir Ridley Scott(there's even a visual Blade Runner reference for those with keen eyes),solid characterization and most of all,it's terrifying.No action packed banality like Colonial Marines,just you being stalked by a xenomorph(Spoiler!there's actually a few)So Isolation fans,sound off and show your love,tell us your greatest moments and scares.

 

 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

33 Responses to Alien Isolation!!!

dk

Mar-28-2017 8:04 PM

I played through once, started again and stopped in the second chapter due to getting busy with work etc...

It is an incredible game but I have to admit that late in the game when I thought it was wrapping up, more stuff happened and I knew the end was a way off (false endings like the movie). By the time the game was over I felt psychologically exhausted and that may have been the developers' intent. I found it best to play in two or three hour bursts.

ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 8:06 PM

Lol that's exactly how I've done it!Took months the first time I played it 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

dk

Mar-28-2017 8:32 PM

I have never played a game where I wished so much- My kingdom for cheat codes!

ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 8:35 PM

Lol i haven't used cheat codes on anything in years!They would help at times with Isolation.On the other hand,the Alien Resurrection game is nigh impossible with out them.

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A L I E N 4 2 6

Mar-28-2017 8:41 PM

I remember one time I was in a ceiling vent and didn't hear anything. So like a complete idiot, I dropped down without checking my motion tracker, and lo and behold not five feet away was the Big Chap. It was facing the opposite direction so I knelt down and waited without moving. Eventually, it turned and I, physically holding my breath, thought it was the end. Then the beast turned back around and jumped into an adjacent ceiling vent. I though I just about soaked my shorts. Fantastic game!  

dk

Mar-28-2017 8:43 PM

The developers were smart to not have codes at least for the PS3 game. You had to work for it. That said, I used cheat codes for HL2 Ep2 final battle and still had a tough time beating it.

ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 8:55 PM

You mean those goddamn striders are the lumber mill!?!Yeah that's a pain in the ass!No to many ps3 games have codes because they'd mess with the trophies 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 8:56 PM

Not judging(quoting my girlfriend on this "judging is for closed minded people")A L I E N 426,but did you really wet your self?Because I've been known to scream when i play the game 

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airshaft_surprise

Mar-28-2017 10:28 PM

@ninXeno lol! the first time i played it i must have hid under a lab desk for about half hour procrastinating whether to stay or hightail it trying to find the bloody keycard for kuhlman! haha. 

airshaft_surprise

Mar-28-2017 10:32 PM

@ALIEN 426 if ya did soak em i would fully understand lol!

the tenseness and fear what makes it a unreal game.

ninXeno426

Mar-28-2017 11:24 PM

Lol Airshaft_Suprise i feel ya!I'm typing this in while Paused,stuck where you pick up the hacking device 

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dk

Mar-28-2017 11:48 PM

I had Isolation dreams during the months I played it. That only ever happened when I played the original Silent Hill back in the PS1 days. Isolation is the type of game you could start playing at 0600 and then realizing it is 2100 and you haven't done sh%t all day.

dk

Mar-29-2017 12:08 AM

airshaft_surprise

I spent a lot of time looking at feet while hiding a few meters away from a save point.

A L I E N 4 2 6

Mar-29-2017 5:29 AM

I didn't actually piss myself fortunately. I came VERY close though!! It was one of the most tense experiences I've had in a video game

Farlander

Mar-29-2017 6:32 AM

I have passed all the comments without reading because I don't want to see any spoilers, but just to say that I'm playing this for the first time, and I simply loved it!

The mission you visit the derelict... c'mon... that was one of the greatest experiences I've ever had by a game.

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"This mighty city shows the wonders of my hand."

Nycro

Mar-29-2017 6:55 AM

Being that I loathe stealth games as a whole, It sat installed and dormant on my hard drive (tried it here and there in small doses).  It wasn't until I was introduced to the hacked VR version that I decided to give it a real go.

I had a wicked bout of fairly large kidney stones and was off work for a whole week, loaded up on some really hard hitting pain meds. 

Not going to lie, I puked.  A lot.  Between the inherent nausea that comes with renal colic, the added nausea from the pain meds and the VR nausea it was bad.  But the psychological stress (as touched on by DK above) was enough to send it over the edge. 

It wasn't a eww gross, gory-gross imagery induced puke, oh no, it was a stomach in knots/horrid anxiety induced puke...And it was glorious.

Honestly have not been that on edge in recent memory.  Coming from someone who rarely has nightmares - I had many.  Amazing game.

cuponator3000

Mar-29-2017 8:36 AM

Absolutely love the game! Incoming SPOILERS. So, the first time I played through took me 9 months. 9. Months. So I had my own Alien: Isolation baby basically! Haha but I got stuck on the mission to recover the ID card so Dr. Kuhlman and I could go get medical supplies. I got stuck in two different spots for several months each. It was awful.

Then once I got through there, there is that one point late in the game where you have to bounce back and forth between two rooms because you have to get a key card, then go to the ext to find out you need to go back and restart the generator, and then get back to the exit... That level gets me so heated. It's just so hard. The Alien RARELY goes away. It is cool when I think I am clear and have to inch down the long hallway, scared out of my mind, but that fun ends when it drops down and kills me or traps me in a locker for 10-30 minutes. 

But the best thing that ever happened to me in the game was actually in the Nostromo DLC. I was playing as Dallas and I managed to seal off the first two vent areas. Then when I entered the vent, the area that the Alien is crawling around in, I had to reload my flamethrower. I had never been got so early, so I figured I was safe. Well Lambert was in my ear saying something, can't totally remember if she was panicking or not, but the motion tracker beeped all of a sudden and I heard the Alien coming towards(ish) me in the vents, so I aimed my flamethrower to get some light and BOOM there he was. Was sooo scary and I couldn't help but think, it worked out almost exactly like the scene in the movie. Gosh it was great.

Not a map, an invitation

Neomorph

Mar-29-2017 8:50 AM

So many great moments, one of the most epic and also eerie was when the massive ship Torrens passed by the large windows of he Sevastopol station with spotlights, as Amanda shouts in vain. 

Then the windows close...it gets dark....

You're on your own now...

dk

Mar-29-2017 10:00 AM

Neomorph- That was very early in the game and a very potent moment. I crouched/crept at that moment not knowing I didn't need to.

Svanya

Mar-29-2017 10:21 AM

Not to spoil anything, but playing with an open mic makes things a lot more interesting. :D

dk

Mar-29-2017 10:25 AM

Svanya- I forgot about that feature. I would have never finished since my dog barks at everything that passes by!

Neomorph

Mar-29-2017 10:34 AM

I crouched/crept at that moment not knowing I didn't need to.

^ That's a good way to describe the effect the game has on the player. You can't be too sure if the Alien is far away, as it could get to a certain distance, only to do an instant unpredictable 180° turn and run back at lightning speed *bam* game over man.

And the only thing you did was to move through a room.

Dr. Jeff Peters

Mar-29-2017 10:55 AM

Ive had this game for a few years. I enjoy it very much.It would be quite something if they did an Alien:Covenant game in the same way.

ninXeno426

Mar-29-2017 11:07 AM

Good morning all.I reached San Cristobel before i turned it off and went to bed.Kept dying and being sent back all the way to Samuels and Taylor in the terminal lol.It's worth noting it's the first time the xenomorhp really stalks an area in the game.All it's previous appearances are more or less scripted

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

ninXeno426

Mar-29-2017 11:10 AM

@Svanya,tell me more about the open Mic feature,I don't think i knew about that.

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Starlogger

Mar-29-2017 12:03 PM

I've made a decision that I AM going to plow through this game, even though I don't usually "stealth" games, if just to enjoy the effects and art. However, I have already had two incidents that have caused me more terror than when I played "Outlast" (another scary "stealth" game that I suffered through, but in the end enjoyed), so I think it's going to be worth it.

ninXeno426

Mar-29-2017 2:47 PM

That's great Starlogger!I'm glad you're giving it another chance,it won't let you down,you just need patience 

Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you in heaven for 

Starlogger

Mar-29-2017 3:25 PM

Tx, ninX...I'll need the encouragement. It's interesting finally... lol.

dk

Mar-29-2017 5:10 PM

Starlogger.- You might have a better time limiting playing sessions to 3 hours or less. Save OFTEN! Sometimes there are multiple step objectives and if you die you have to start all over again. I would complete a step, save, next step, save etc. I will admit to playing on novice level and it still was pretty challenging for me.

airshaft_surprise

Mar-29-2017 5:24 PM

@dk, having to reach save points on your own just adds more suspense and fear and makes you more stealth tactic minded, i am glad there was no autosave in this game.

@ninXeno, i know which place you mean with hack device, i have never run so fast in my life lol!

@cuponator 3000, yeah i know which spot ya talkin about i had too knock the difficulty down to medium, there was no way the xeno was going to let me get out of there and i had used up all my fire to keep it at bay. lol!

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