Alien: Isolation

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  1. PhazeDelta1

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    I went ahead a pre-ordered. I watched him for a good 3 hours before I was finally sold on the game. I had to walk away because I didn't want to spoil the game for myself. :D
     
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    Good choice. Same here, after seeing the part 1 walkthrough, I was completely sold on the game, looked dam interesting and I've got the feeling it'll be great fun to play.

    The game should come out shortly for the pc although it's already released for the xbox/ps3...
     
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    Are you sure? I thought it is being released on the 7th for all platforms? Or are you talking about other methods of getting those versions?
     
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    Yeah, the release is the 7th, next Tuesday.
    Some retailers have already started selling the console versions. Ignoring the release date.

    That's fine, they'll get a spiffy little fine for each copy sold early.
     

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    I watched some Eurogamer.net EGX footage of a bonus mode where you had to evade the alien and escape and I have to say the game was looking might damn fine, replicating the atmosphere of the better Alien movies (i.e. Alien and Aliens) almost perfectly and the Alien itself was genuinely menacing in a way that no other Alien licensed game has done to date. I'm not sure I'll be able to play this game without jumping in fright every now and again but I guess that's a compliment.

    What wasn't so impressive was the slowdown I was seeing in this build. It runs at 1080p30 on PS4 and Xbox One but it seems to drop frequently, especially when there's steam/smoke particle effects. This makes me wonder if I should perhaps cancel my PS4 pre-order and buy it for PC instead. I do not have access to a big screen TV or surround sound for my PC and I think this is a game that will definitely benefit from those.
     
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  6. Kezen

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    The PC version will look better on your system as well.
    AMD and CA have been working together and the result is several high-quality effects exclusive to the PC, contact hardening shadows, HDAO, compute-based particles and tessellation.

    It should be a real looker on PC in spite of being cross-gen.
     
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    Sounds good, I hope my 7850 can handle this game @ 30FPS min with all fluff on, even though I have less shaders than the PS4 GPU the OC I have should make up for it, that and the lower res (1680x1050).

    Hopefully I won't need an upgrade.
     
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    Nah. Her cousin got it from nefarious sources. :D

    But needless to say, it convinced me to shell out $67.99 for it.
     
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    Still think this could be a fail, am hoping though for some of you here it's not.

    Will be surprised going on what CA has produced recently...gonna be interesting to see how it does turn out..then I'll eat humble pie..
     
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    Really hope this one turns out good, reviews are out tmrw so I'll hold on for a little longer.
     

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    Im gona wait till its out, see what the threads filled with, if its full of, utter sh!t, runs like a turd etc...., ill avoid :p

    Hoping its good though, as does look it.
     
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    On the back of that link, this is from the comments:

    GamesRadar - ****1/2
    http://www.gamesradar.com/alien-isolation-review/
     
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    I never trust reviews as most places that do reviews are payed by the developers. I am my own reviewer.
     
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    IGN be like 59/100 - not COD. I coudn't resist :)
     

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    IGN counted "unpredictable Alien AI" as a negative.
    Isn't that what they were hyping for the game... the fact that the alien was unpredictable, which made it harder to survive and stay safe?
     
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    Well, going by that 6.5, Id say its safe to say that the check to IGN got lost in the mail.

    But, yeah, Ill be waiting for the reviews from youtubers i frequent.

    Countdown to.. "vram is using 8gb. Finally an optimized game".
     
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    The two reviews I've read so far that were negative were all because the game was incredibly difficult.
    Glad I pre-ordered it
     
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    Yeah it seems coz there isnt enough QTEs and no game length tutorial that most gaming site are going to pan it.

    Imagine how many more hits on their site they'll get by giving it a lower score than a high one due to how Aliens CM was received and everyone wants this to succeed.
     
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    Yeah. So far each " bad "review i read have bad points who are exactly what other review find as the best about the game ( Gameradar review as example ), so its exactly what is reassuring me: This mean it work, and i dont think it will work the same way for everyone. ( im sure it will be same across the forums ).

    The only thing who worry me ( and if i read the IGN review he get maybe a good point on it ), is.. will it work on me during all the campaing, or only the first few hours ? ( and i want to try it, just for have the response to this lol ).

    Even the design for me look genius. Im start to be old, and when i was young every Sci-Fi series, movies had this design touch of the first ALien: old computers with big CRT screens in 2022 space cruiser, actual technology, sound system etc reused in the future ( because it was somewhere more realist at this time, to use what peoples could see around them and surely cheaper for create the series and movies )... Far far, really far of 2001 vision.

    And as we are finally about it: RIP HR Giger. Hopefully i have the luck visit regulary the Giger museum in the Gruyerian Castle ( here in switzerland ), we even regulary organize music festival here.
     
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