I Bought… Alien Isolation on PS4
Alien Isolation, another game that I decided to give a miss at release. Purchased at the weekend for £14.99 from base.com. Take away the 60p cashback that is currently tracking on Topcashback and it’s an ever sweeter deal. It’s still in the post, and it’s unlikely I’ll get a chance to play it much this week (didums).
The game’s just been nominated in 6 categories at the BAFTA Games Awards, earning recognition in the the best game, music, audio achievement, game design, British game and game innovation categories. The winners will be revealed on 12th March.
I’d say I was a fan of the Alien franchise (not a big enough fan to get Isolation on release though..). I was disappointed with Aliens vs Predator last generation so maybe the change of genre will work for me. Can’t remember why I was disappointed, but I know I didn’t get very far into the game before shelving it and moving on to to something else.
I’m also fond of Survival Horror and the related sub-genres. Condemned, STALKER, Alan Wake, Dead Space etc. all get a yay from me. Hopefully the story will be good enough to keep me hooked, and prevent it suffering the same fate as AvP.
As usual, will update this post once the game pops through the letter box and I’ve had a chance to play it.
Update 17/02 – Still haven’t got the game through the post yet. Over a week since it was ordered.
Update 19/02 – Game has arrived in the post. Not the quickest of delivery times from Base.com. I’ll probably get some good gaming time in at the weekend.
Update 25/02 – Loving it. Been playing it with headphones on and the atmosphere is amazing. They’ve captured the atmosphere of the movies perfectly. I tend to take my time with games so don’t think I’ll be finishing it anytime soon. I’ve been playing along with this Prima Walkthrough guide.