Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Sega attempts to redeem "Aliens" franchise with new Survival-horror game

With the internet still debating about whether Aliens: Colonial Marines was a hit or flop, it's very surprising that Sega, publisher of Aliens: CM, would attempt another Aliens game so soon. Taken on by a new developer, Creative Assembly, this newest addition to the franchise seems geared towards the original James Cameron view of the Aliens storyline, focusing more on the horror rather than the action.
"Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien."
Where a lot of previous Alien games have gone wrong is in the adrenaline-pumped action sequences. The atmosphere of the films are not a result of bulky space marines suiting up and hunting Xenos. It's about surviving against all odds and praying to whatever god you believe in that you don't wake up with a larva trying to burst out of your chest.

Hopefully Sega can redeem their last flop in regards to this franchise. Many gamers would be thrilled to have a decent Aliens game for once.

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