Great…new Alien Video Game. Yay.


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Well, by the time you read this, the new Alien Isolation video game will have been released.  Just like with Madden, I know I’m going to get it. It seems an inevitability, like death, taxes, and the ultimate disappointment in Washington DC sports teams (Yeah, I’m looking at you Nationals).  But I don’t mind telling you that I’m concerned.

The history of Alien video games is long and riddled with the corpses of very ugly games. the most recent game, Alien: Colonial Marines, is famous for the awful coding and dancing aliens.  If one needs to bring about vomit, simply playing a session with this horrid piece of gaming ipecac will more than serve the purpose.

But this game, Alien Isolation, is supposed to be different. It’s not supposed to be a cheap send up to shoot ’em up Alien games.  It’s supposed to bring about dread and horror (not unlike a yearly job review) and make one hold one’s breath while hiding in a locker (not unlike my memories of my high school days).

So, Alien Isolation, I’ll give you a try this weekend.  But please, please, don’t listen to your big brothers and sisters.  They’ve all failed, miserably.

So what do you all think?  Is this game worth the hype? Put in a comment with your thoughts.

Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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