Mom?

If I had to compile a list of some of the worst games released this year, Aliens: Colonial Marines would be at the top of that list. That game is just a terrible lie and a waste of time, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it killed off future titles based on that franchise. But in space, no one can hear you spin-off.

According to sources who spoke to Kotaku, a new Aliens is on the way. Called Alien: Isolation, it’ll be a next and current-gen title which is under development at Creative Assembly, the guys who happen to be behind the Total War series and also have the qualification of not being Gearbox or TimeGate.

The Kotaku source says that Creative Assembly is looking to games such as Dishonoured and Bioshock for inspiration, and that Isolation will have stealth and horror elements wrapped up in a first-person shooter.

The unlikely hero of this game? Amanda Ripley, daughter of Aliens franchise star Ellen Ripley and an untouched character in any of the expanded universe comics and books surrounding the films. Stuck on a space station, Amanda would face just one deadly Xenomorph for ‘most’ of the game, and would have to duke it out with soldiers and clones.

But most importantly, it seems that Sega has learnt their lesson after the whole Colonial Marines snafu. After the game bombed harder than an AvP sequel film, Sega held a meeting to make sure that their next game would not be so badly received. In fact, Isolation was meant to debut at E3 this year.

It’s a smart move by Sega. Gamers are still feeling the chest-stings after Colonial Marines, and the franchise is in desperate need of a shake-up that moves away from that gung-ho approach used in CM and the AvP games.

And this spin-off sounds perfect to me.

Last Updated: October 23, 2013

1.1
was reviewed on PC

113 Comments

  1. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM! I’d like to dedicate this Bronze medal
    10,000th comment (which goes with my hair rather nicely) to a few
    people, people I feel deserve a special mention. First and foremost, OVG. A
    brother one couldn’t wish for even when under the influence of Amy Winehouse’s
    narcotics cabinet (too soon?) Secondly, The Admiral. A man (we are told) who
    has guided me in the exquisite art of trolling and who has sparked enough
    insecurities in my being single that I now growl at couples on metrorail. Viva
    #foreverSP! And lastly, the Lagz team. You people have given me the things I
    never thought I would want or need and upon quiet reflection, probably don’t. Thanks
    Gavin, Darryn, Geoff (for the opportunity to review) and Zoe, you all rock! And
    thanks for all the laughs Trev, Tim, Ultimo, Johns (both of you), Lardus (for
    showing what real perv means), Umar, Squirrel, Sir rants, Banana (for being
    yella, but still awesome) and Foxhound, we miss you with a yearning not even whiskey
    can fill. And lastly again, OVG, for introducing me to you crazy bunch of
    nerds!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 23, 2013 at 10:26

      #foreverSP #foreverGinger #foreverAwesome

      Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 23, 2013 at 10:35

      Nice one man! Stay the crazy, awesome dude you are! Even if that means ripping me off and calling me Tanya… Glad to of had the pleasure in playing online with you in Gta online and hope to jam some more games with you in the future.

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 23, 2013 at 10:45

        I see you’re climbing the ranks quickly too 🙂

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 23, 2013 at 10:47

          One Day I will have my 10 000th comment! *whispers* one day

          Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 23, 2013 at 10:45

        You got mentioned as Tim… so don’t complain 😛

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 23, 2013 at 10:47

          I felt proud! we still love you Geoff, Erm I mean Garen um Gareth!

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 23, 2013 at 10:49

            LOL! My “real” name is never remembered!!! *cries in a corner*

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 11:25

            And mine shall never be known 😀

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 23, 2013 at 15:53

            LOL! That’s not a bad thing IceMan

        • NecroRince

          October 23, 2013 at 10:47

          Ohhh, tempting… To edit, or to not edit, that is the question…

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 23, 2013 at 10:49

            No man! I congratulated you and spoke from the heart! I said you were an awesome guy!

          • NecroRince

            October 23, 2013 at 10:51

            I was an awesome guy, until I took 10,000 comments to the knee 0-O

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:52

            You know what’s wrong with LG these days…
            (I’m not going anywhere with the comment, just wanted to quote Skyrim as well)

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 11:40

            I don’t think I will reach 10,000 comments any time soon…

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 23, 2013 at 10:36

      You forgot #ForeverWithoutAShirt 😛

      Gratz on 10k mate!

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 23, 2013 at 10:36

        OI! HAHAHAH!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 23, 2013 at 10:36

          #foreverWineStained

          Reply

    • Umar heartless

      October 23, 2013 at 10:38

      Hahaha Lazygamer is an awesome site man with a damn fine community!!Here’s to many more you crazy bastards!!!Gratz Rince!!

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 10:39

      Downvote as I do not get a mention…

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 23, 2013 at 10:40

        HAHAH! I am sorry, I had to punch it out! Will correct 🙂

        Reply

      • John's Steaming backlog

        October 23, 2013 at 10:41

        Oh, that was you? Well, then I suppose it’s right.

        Reply

    • ToshZA

      October 23, 2013 at 10:39

      Ok you just got a downvote? Wtf? (Edit: Saints, Dude!)

      Grats on 10k 😀

      Reply

    • John's Steaming backlog

      October 23, 2013 at 10:40

      Let the downvoter rot.
      Also: There is another John?

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 23, 2013 at 10:41

        Yeah, John789

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 23, 2013 at 10:42

          Thats Rock!

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 23, 2013 at 10:42

            Haha, his real name we use 🙂

          • Rock789

            October 23, 2013 at 10:53

            I have a real name? You mean… I’m real boy? **sobs** This is just the most awesome day EVER! 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 23, 2013 at 11:01

            He just played you like a puppet!

          • Rock789

            October 23, 2013 at 10:53

            Better believe it baby!

        • John's Steaming backlog

          October 23, 2013 at 10:42

          Well, now I feel a little less special.

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 23, 2013 at 10:43

            K, have used his handle…

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:44

            Well, tbh, no one calls me John.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 10:46

            Hopefully they do not call you the Steaming log…

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:47

            Well I know for sure they don’t call me that to my face.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 23, 2013 at 10:43

            No no, we still think you’re the most special. O_o

          • NecroRince

            October 23, 2013 at 10:43

            In that ‘special’ way…

          • John's Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:44

            You’re really too kind. Both of you.

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 23, 2013 at 10:50

        Take that back!

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 23, 2013 at 10:51

          Sorry. I apologize profusely. You had reason to.

          Who are you again?

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 23, 2013 at 10:52

            LMAO!!!!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 10:54

            The devil incarnate.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:56

            You’re the bastard to burned my steak at the last braai.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 11:02

            Yup. That was me. I am also the inspiration behind that awful tomato salad that HAS to be at every braai.

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 11:02

            I will never forgive you for that.

        • NecroRince

          October 23, 2013 at 10:51

          BWAHAHAH! Yes minions, charge!

          Reply

      • Rock789

        October 23, 2013 at 10:52

        Better believe it baby! We’re everywhere! **stares**

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 23, 2013 at 10:53

          I shall slowly bring out the real name I go by, so there can be only one.

          Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 23, 2013 at 10:53

          HAHAH! There he is!

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 23, 2013 at 10:40

      tl;dr

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 23, 2013 at 10:44

      Congrats dude, keep them coming!

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 10:45

      Why do we congratulate a man that is clearly not contributing to the economy of this great country of ours?
      Congrats dude. Downvote removed!

      Reply

    • oVg

      October 23, 2013 at 10:45

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 23, 2013 at 10:46

        Cat got your tongue?

        Reply

        • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

          October 23, 2013 at 10:48

          Refresh.
          Is that the Admiral in the first row with the glasses on? And tanya two seats down?

          Reply

    • oVg

      October 23, 2013 at 10:47

      • Umar heartless

        October 23, 2013 at 10:51

        Shame man, dem gifs screwing you over

        Reply

    • Rock789

      October 23, 2013 at 10:49

      Nice one bro! 🙂

      Reply

    • oVg

      October 23, 2013 at 11:01

      🙂

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 23, 2013 at 11:04

        hahahaha! nice one.

        Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 23, 2013 at 11:24

        I cannot upvote this enough…

        Reply

      • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

        October 23, 2013 at 11:34

        Bwahahahahahahahaha

        Reply

        • Guest

          October 23, 2013 at 12:12

          I’m still busy laughing – Sorry oVg – I’m gonna steal this

          Reply

      • R1ker

        October 23, 2013 at 12:13

        I’m still busy laughing – Sorry oVg – I’m gonna steal this.

        Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 23, 2013 at 13:52

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      October 23, 2013 at 11:12

      Congrats Fanta pants! hahahahahaa!!!!!
      Well done bro, 10,000 and still going strong.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 23, 2013 at 11:26

        Fanta pants?

        Reply

        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          October 23, 2013 at 11:27

          Isnt he a ginger? 🙂

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 23, 2013 at 11:28

            Indeed, just haven’t heard that one in a while, so much lulz!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 11:39

            In that case a Ginger for a Ginger…

          • oVg

            October 23, 2013 at 12:29

            hello

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 12:31

            Hello?

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 23, 2013 at 12:41

            Is it me you’re looking for?

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 12:42

            I can see it in your eyes

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 13:40

            I think I have a feckles fretish. I mean a freckles fetish…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 23, 2013 at 13:45

            This will make you happy then.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 14:00

            Yeah. Erm… no…

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 23, 2013 at 13:46

            Same here man… It drives me crazy!

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      October 23, 2013 at 11:34

      Congrats dude… Glad I didn’t miss the occasion!!

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      October 23, 2013 at 11:55

      They grow up so fast *sniff* 😛

      Reply

  2. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 23, 2013 at 10:26

    Why not just a new AvP?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 23, 2013 at 10:31

      YAR!!!

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 23, 2013 at 10:36

      Agreed!

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 10:38

      Cuz the last one sucked a bit?
      But no suckage and I am there!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 23, 2013 at 10:39

        I rather liked the last AvP, nice and gruesome. Meh story, but good fun

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 23, 2013 at 10:43

          Nah. The level recycling did nothing for me, and the Alien was unplayable on console…

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 23, 2013 at 10:41

      Latest one was a let down! The gotta go back to the first one and make things work better! like add more carnage, able to control claws and tail more, make every light able to go out and use the lighting in nice way make it really stand out! make blood like able to pour out and do cool things like hold your prey and if predator use them as bait!

      Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 23, 2013 at 10:47

        The first wasn’t that great either. Why is it people can fluff up so badly on an awesome IP?

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 23, 2013 at 10:48

          The second AVP was the bees knees really. Game. Not movie.

          Reply

          • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

            October 23, 2013 at 10:49

            Oh why would you remind me of that awful movie?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 10:51

            If I had to suffer, you all will suffer!

          • NecroRince

            October 23, 2013 at 10:55

            Gods that movie was an abomination. I don’t understand how SEGA can be forced to rush a game; REMINDER they lied about a demo, and then they say they will try again?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 23, 2013 at 10:59

            I just don’t get how they can take two creatures that are honestly fighting over the number one position for being the Bad Ass of the Galaxy (Darth Vader being third) and still mess it up. And I am not going to even mention Adrian Brody. Or Danny Glover…

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 23, 2013 at 11:22

          Because they idiots!

          Reply

  3. NecroRince

    October 23, 2013 at 10:33

    They better not fuck this one up. I’ve never been so disappointed in my life man, I so wanted a decent Aliens game, pre-order FAIL…

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 23, 2013 at 10:38

      The should really take a page out of the 1st AVP game and remove the predators and make it like just humans and aliens.

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 23, 2013 at 10:40

    This sounds like a pretty interesting concept. I’d play it.

    Reply

  5. Rock789

    October 23, 2013 at 10:48

    I played CM… And it was SO not as advertised! I’m surprised no-one’s sued their a$$es in the US-of-A… But I have to admit that there were some parts where I did think to myself, “Self… This part is ok – as for the rest of it…”. And there-in lies the rub… It simply just felt incomplete… Unfinished… Like it’d been in development hell for over a decade and had been kicked out the door just to make a quick, nostalgic buck… I mean it was almost as if Gearbox had done this before… Oh wait…

    Seriously though, this does sound like a shweet concept. I wait with anticipation for more info and some gameplay… But I’m sure most people will shy away from pre-orders this time – rather wait and see how it turns out on release day.

    Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 23, 2013 at 10:57

      I believe a group of people were actually planning on suing for false reporting. I won’t be waiting in anticipation (insert Rocky gif), once bitten, twice chest busted.

      Reply

      • Rock789

        October 23, 2013 at 11:01

        Yup – that’s gonna be a lot of people’s reaction at this news too… They gonna have to do a helluva lot to get us all back on the bandwagon and cheering with our vuvuzelas! 🙂

        Reply

        • NecroRince

          October 23, 2013 at 11:05

          Yeah, like showing us a cool demo. Oh, snap 0-O

          Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 23, 2013 at 11:22

          I finally got my paparazzi to take a photo of the behemoth you call an xbox no wonder you keep on winning in Gta online!

          Reply

          • Rock789

            October 23, 2013 at 11:49

            Lol! 🙂

            Damn it! Now I gotta have another photographer killed coz he found my secret… My conscience can’t take much more of this…

  6. SaintsRowNigri

    October 23, 2013 at 10:56

    Wishlist: I really want a Predator game, and I want them to use Schwarzenegger in some way in that game.
    I’m talking “Get to the Choppa!” awesomeness.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 23, 2013 at 11:27

      like this?

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 23, 2013 at 11:36

        Exactly.

        Reply

  7. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    October 23, 2013 at 11:24

    So. About the ACTUAL story (not to take anything away from Amazing-Hair-Bronze-Medal thread… congrats). 😉

    CA creating this? I hope they don’t get forced to release a pretty drab version of the game on release day only to patch the hell out of it post-release.

    Having said that.. Rome II users received a free dlc pack for people who ordered the game before a certain date. A big we’re sorry? It’s just more playable factions. But I’ve also wanted to be a warlike Scythian. Why is this important? I think it shows they messed up and they’re doing something about it to get the community love back. The modding has helped as well.

    So I have faith they could make something great. If given the chance (and time).

    Reply

  8. Kromas

    October 23, 2013 at 11:36

    Would not say “Untouched character” as she is technically died 3 years before the Alien resurrection happened. All the space tech and cancer still kills people. then again she died at like the age of 60 so there is quite a bit of story to tell.

    Reply

  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 23, 2013 at 12:29

    Wait… when did Ripley get the chance to procreate? 😮

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 13:51

      Before Alien. In the expanded edition of Aliens, Ripley asks about her daughter. They then proceed to tell her she died of old age. Ripley even has a picture of her.

      Reply

  10. Schalk Engelbrecht

    October 23, 2013 at 13:31

    Who the hell wants to fight anything but aliens in an aliens game? 1 Xenomorph? That had better be the best AI ever coded.

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 23, 2013 at 13:42

      You did see the first Alien movie, right?

      Reply

      • Schalk Engelbrecht

        October 23, 2013 at 15:08

        Yes. I also saw the 3rd, although not as good as the 1st or 2nd (Resurrection is debatable ), it did have some tense moments. It worked for a 1 & 1/2 hour movie. They have to stretch this out over several more though so either it’s a lot of hide & seek with a peek-a-boo now & then or the xenomorph will be overpowered. Hence you fight some generic guns for between the alien bits. As for continuity, pretty much all of it went down the drain with Resurrection (not Prometheus, although it did make it worse).

        Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Check Also

Sonic the Hedgehog DLC now available in Minecraft

Even if one is nothing but a pile of different coloured blocks, one still has to go fast. …