History YMMV / AlienIsolation

16th Jan '18 4:44:02 AM HeyFella
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** Using the stun rod on a Working Joe then grabbing the wrench to inflict a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.

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** Using the stun rod on a Working Joe then grabbing the wrench maintenance jack to inflict a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
16th Jan '18 3:41:31 AM HeyFella
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** Using the stun rod on a Working Joe then grabbing the wrench to inflict a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.
** Getting the flamethrower and using it for the first time against the Xenomorph to drive it off.
2nd Jan '18 7:41:57 PM WarriorsGate
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The game uses occlusion/culling to remove sections of the map the player can't see, saving on rendering time. Occasionally--''especially'' on previous-generation consoles, which can barely run the game--the occlusion bugs out and fails to load environment assets. Nothing breaks the willing suspension of disbelief like opening a vent on the Nostromo and seeing nothing but the skybox beyond, or walking past hovering plastic wrap in Gemini Labs because the game would not load the machinery its supposed to be covering.
1st Jan '18 2:26:47 PM WarriorsGate
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* {{Narm}}: While most of the original film's cast sort-of sound like they did forty years ago, Creator/HarryDeanStanton's voice is so old and weathered that a light breeze could drown him out. His hoarse rasp sounds nothing like Brett in the original film, and Stanton passed away shortly after the game came out, implying he was on death's door while recording his lines. It should be a fitting tribute, but it ends up an exercise in absurdity.

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While most of the original film's cast sort-of sound like they did forty years ago, Creator/HarryDeanStanton's voice is so old and weathered that a light breeze could drown him out. His hoarse rasp sounds nothing like Brett in the original film, and Stanton passed away shortly after the game came out, implying he was on death's door while recording his lines. It should be a fitting tribute, but it ends up an exercise in absurdity.absurdity.
** At the very end of the game, as you're about to release the docking clamps on the ''Torrens'', you see the Xenomorph calmly observing you from a support beam about twenty feet away. It should be creepy, but its idle animation has it scurrying from side-to-side like it's doing a fucking jig.
1st Jan '18 12:53:41 AM WarriorsGate
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** The length. Although some reviewers and players expressed frustration with the game's drawn-out third act, it's structured around two SceneryPorn [=EVA=] sequences and a nail-biting escape from the Habitation Deck, which plenty of people cited as highlights of the game.

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** The length. Although some reviewers and players expressed frustration with that the game's drawn-out third act, it's structured around two game didn't end sooner than it did, others have cited the SceneryPorn [=EVA=] sequences and a the nail-biting escape from the Habitation Deck, which plenty of people cited Deck as highlights of the game.
1st Jan '18 12:44:16 AM WarriorsGate
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** The length. Although some reviewers and players expressed frustration with the game's drawn-out third act, it's structured around two SceneryPorn [=EVA=] sequences and a nail-biting escape from the Habitation Deck, which plenty of people cited as highlights of the game.
31st Dec '17 11:57:41 PM WarriorsGate
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* {{Narm}}: While most of the original film's cast sort-of sound like they did forty years ago, Creator/HarryDeanStanton's voice is so old and weathered that a light breeze could drown him out. His hoarse rasp sounds nothing like Brett in the original film, and Stanton passed away shortly after the game came out, implying he was on death's door while recording his lines. It should be a fitting tribute, but it ends up an exercise in absurdity.
31st Dec '17 10:54:38 PM WarriorsGate
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** Mission 17, the escape from the Habitation Deck. The station is progressively falling to shit, with fire and power losses everywhere, your flamethrower is down to fumes, and now that [[spoiler: there are multiple Xenomorphs and Facehuggers loose]] not even running away from danger is guaranteed to save you. As if all that wasn't bad enough, there's one incredibly obnoxious generator outage that requires you to backtrack across incredibly dangerous territory ''twice''.
25th Dec '17 11:44:28 PM arrgh
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** The game continues after Ripley apparently [[spoiler: rids the station of the alien]]. But for horror fans this is very difficult to believe. [[spoiler: At this point most players thought the creature somehow survived or there were more aliens aboard. Sure enough it's revealed the station is infested with the xenomorph.]]

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** The game continues after Ripley apparently [[spoiler: rids the station of the alien]]. But for horror fans this is very difficult to believe. [[spoiler: At this point most players thought the creature somehow survived or there were more aliens aboard. Sure enough it's revealed the station is infested with the xenomorph.xenomorphs.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:58:03 PM CB2001
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** However, the fact that it has multiple places where the story could have ended could be FridgeBrillance, as it reflects on the original film. At the time ''Alien'' came out, most films had a three-act structure. And the film could have easily ended with the destruction of the Nostromo and Ripley escaping. However, Ridley Scott decided to have a fourth act as a means of throwing the audience off guard. The game could very well have been designed to mimic that story detail, luring people into a false sense of security and then catching them off guard with the final part of the story.

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** However, the fact that it has multiple places where the story could have ended could be FridgeBrillance, as it reflects on the original film. At the time ''Alien'' came out, most films had a three-act structure. And the film could have easily ended with the destruction of the Nostromo and Ripley escaping. However, Ridley Scott decided to have a fourth act act, the entire sequence that took place on the lifepod, as a means of throwing the audience off guard. The game could very well have been designed to mimic that story detail, luring people into a false sense of security and then catching them off guard with the final part of the story.
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