Now let’s get something straight from the start. I’m not a brave man. Despite my love for Japanese horror movies, I still find myself able to complete Bioshock and only lasted 10 minutes playing Outlast before I was in the corner curled up in a ball. When the impending release of Alien: Isolation was announced I decided it was about time I put my big boy pants on, even if I did end up soiling them.
Patiently I waited until release day, following the game’s progress with a sense of anticipation and admiration of the developers’ dedication to the franchise, with the sole hope they managed to undo the damage of Colonial Marines. Finally the reviews were out and they ranged from ‘Mediocre’ (IGN) to ‘Structural Perfection’ (The Escapist), but they all agreed. It was a tense game in which you would be scared and dead – a lot.
Now that the game has been released and I have a couple of hours of gameplay under my belt, I thought I’d put down my initial impressions for anyone still sitting on the fence on whether to grab it.