December 07, 2019, 12:46:51 PM

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Offline Amon.

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Alien Isolation
« on: November 27, 2019, 06:55:15 AM »
is the only game I've played that made me shit myself without actually ever seeing or running into that Alien. I'm still playing it but my heart is no good for games like these.

That's all.
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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 09:42:22 AM »
Heh - I've got the same playing for the first time. But year later I played again and it wasn't scary at all :). Anyway it is my top list game and I will play it few times more for sure.
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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 03:30:07 PM »
Thanks for the reminder, I was working my way through that game but haven't played for a while.  It's best with headphones on and a dark room. 
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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 11:29:58 PM »
Here's my tip for when playing Alien Isolation; don't hide in the air ducts!  :))

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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 07:54:05 AM »
@Madjack

Why?

I do that all the time!
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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 11:36:43 AM »
@Madjack

Why?

I do that all the time!

But that's how the Alien gets around? Via the air ducts?
It might be just that the game gave me its greatest scare when I was forced to hide in an air duct and it came in and got me.

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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 03:32:07 AM »
Am I avoiding air ducts, yes or no?
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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 11:00:11 AM »
Am I avoiding air ducts, yes or no?

The question you have to ask yourself is "Do you feel lucky, punk? Well? Do ya!"

Remember the scene in Aliens where Bishop - the Android - is put into a pipe so he can make for the surface, which is a couple of miles down the pipe, I think? They cut a hole in it and stick him in and he's got crawling room only. Then they weld the hole up again behind him. So you've got very limited movement and have to crawl that kind of distance and what the hell are you going to do if you see an alien coming at you in that pipe?

You're fucked.

I'm sure an air vent has the same issues although probably not quite as claustrophobic.

I'm sure I read somewhere that there was consideration for Bishop to actually encounter an alien in that pipe but they didn't do it, probably because it would be hard to film and he was needed to survive so he could bring the second drop ship in range.

As a coincidence I picked up a set of all four Alien films on Blu-ray just yesterday for £6. Going to have to watch them all over again - such a hardship :)

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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 02:54:13 AM »
You should try it in VR!  :o

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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2019, 03:36:30 AM »
Re:Bishop in the air ducts...

In the novel by Alan Dean Foster which I first read in Grade 5, Bishop is 'semi attacked' by an alien while in the pipe, however the book details that the alien is smart enough to recognise that Bishop is not truly biological somehow and so it basically ignores him, even though it knows he is there.

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Re: Alien Isolation
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2019, 07:07:54 AM »
Re:Bishop in the air ducts...

In the novel by Alan Dean Foster which I first read in Grade 5, Bishop is 'semi attacked' by an alien while in the pipe, however the book details that the alien is smart enough to recognise that Bishop is not truly biological somehow and so it basically ignores him, even though it knows he is there.

Can't remember if I ever read the novelisation but that's probably the source material. Someone probably wrote it on a review and I remembered it. How fantastic a movie Aliens actually is, though. I was gob-smacked how great it was when I first saw it. In its Special Edition extended version, obviously.