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Author Topic: Aliens: Infiltrator - Weston Osche  (Read 32002 times)

Trash Queen
May 20, 2021, 11:15:15 AM
Reply #270 on: May 20, 2021, 11:15:15 AM
I don't see it doing that by itself without the factors of the specific radiation he describes multiple times to warp the end results.


Protomorph
May 20, 2021, 12:33:59 PM
Reply #271 on: May 20, 2021, 12:33:59 PM
Finished it:

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Trash Queen
Jun 09, 2021, 10:12:54 AM
Reply #274 on: Jun 09, 2021, 10:12:54 AM
Like the
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The Leon? I'm not entirely sure. It did not leave that big an impression. Apart from being in essence an oversized chameleon that I am not clear on the appearance of otherwise. 


Corporal Hicks
Jul 08, 2021, 08:51:05 AM
Reply #275 on: Jul 08, 2021, 08:51:05 AM
Just finished a second re-read in prep for podcast and review, and man this novel really frustrated me at the end of it. So many concepts I've been dying to see explored, just wasted crammed into this novel.  >:(


HuDaFuK
Jul 08, 2021, 09:35:48 PM
Reply #276 on: Jul 08, 2021, 09:35:48 PM
I did finally finish this book, but as a good representation of my general apathy towards it I forgot to drop a review or even mention the fact here.


Xiggz456
Jul 09, 2021, 12:23:35 PM
Reply #277 on: Jul 09, 2021, 12:23:35 PM
Just finished a second re-read in prep for podcast and review, and man this novel really frustrated me at the end of it. So many concepts I've been dying to see explored, just wasted crammed into this novel.  >:(

I’m guessing a lot of the dropped threads will be revealed in the game but i can agree that it makes for a frustrating read that makes the overall novel feel incomplete at times.


HuDaFuK
Jul 13, 2021, 09:56:52 AM
Reply #278 on: Jul 13, 2021, 09:56:52 AM
To be a little more constructive than in my previous post:

I did think the novel picked up considerably once Aliens were actually running amok, and I even quite enjoyed the interplay between the hero group and their adversaries in the midst of an Alien outbreak, but none of this happened until really late in the game and then the book just kind of ended with no real climax. It's by no means the worst Alien novel I've ever read - I'm not sure anything about it was even especially bad - but it was thoroughly by-the-numbers and middle-of-the-road.

It felt every bit the media tie-in it was. Has there even been a good video game tie-in book?



Trash Queen
Jul 13, 2021, 12:24:10 PM
Reply #280 on: Jul 13, 2021, 12:24:10 PM
All the tie-ins ended up being average at best apart from Hunters and Hunted.


Voodoo Magic
Jul 13, 2021, 12:41:47 PM
Reply #281 on: Jul 13, 2021, 12:41:47 PM
Yeah, unfortunately, the few tie-ins I have read I've found pretty unremarkable, Infiltrator included. :-\



HuDaFuK
Jul 13, 2021, 01:11:33 PM
Reply #283 on: Jul 13, 2021, 01:11:33 PM
I wasn't so much referring to the novelisations, because I really enjoy most of those :)

I'd forgot about Hunters and Hunted. Definitely the best of the bunch but I still didn't think it was anything particularly special.


Nukiemorph
Jul 16, 2021, 07:08:48 PM
Reply #284 on: Jul 16, 2021, 07:08:48 PM
Q&A with Weston on the Aliens Fireteam Elite Discord channel happening right now.

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**Jake (Dutch) — Today at 9:48 AM
#myquestion
Hi Weston, I've got a few questions:
1) If given the opportunity, would you (and your wife) ever return to the Alien franchise to write another story?**

A: Yes. It might even be happening now.

I’m hoping that if he is writing another book, he isn’t bogged down with restraints and mandates like he clearly was for Infiltrator.


 

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