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Title: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: AVP-CAPCOM on Nov 12, 2019, 05:50:00 PM








Courtesy of unseen 64.com

https://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/11/alien-resurrection-psx-beta/

I knew the original game was meant to be a Tomb Raider clone and it was covered extensively by Teletext pages during development in the UK.

Thank you to this youtube reviewer (no video footage) who jigged my memory and linked said stills.




Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 12, 2019, 08:57:03 PM
Thanks for sharing, Capcom! I've only got as far as the first Alien introduction in Resurrection, but damn if that video wasn't funny, if only from knowing about its reputation.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Nov 12, 2019, 09:06:12 PM
I really enjoyed Resurrection personally.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: AVP-CAPCOM on Nov 12, 2019, 10:04:37 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 12, 2019, 08:57:03 PM
Thanks for sharing, Capcom! I've only got as far as the first Alien introduction in Resurrection, but damn if that video wasn't funny, if only from knowing about its reputation.

No worries Hicks. I remember the developer of Alien Resurrection had an avpgalaxy news item, but no pics of said third person perspective. At the time I thought "how does the developer (themselves) not have pictures of the 3rd person beta?".

I tried playing Resurrection but quit due to difficulty and (being frank) I broke the game disc out of frustration.

Technically the game was sound due to Argonaut games developing the SNES 3D chip which was cloned by Sony during the Playstation's development.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: SiL on Nov 13, 2019, 01:03:06 AM
Just finished for the first time in about 16 years and I loved it. One of the best games I've played in a long time.

I also accidentally bought two copies, so if anyone wants a PS1 Resurrection disc hit me up. :laugh:
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Kimarhi on Nov 13, 2019, 03:29:45 AM
I played the hell out of it back in the day.  It was obviously rushed/unfinished, why else hire movie voice talent and not use it, but it was still spooky and difficult enough but not impossible to beat. 
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 13, 2019, 03:33:38 AM
Quote from: SiL on Nov 13, 2019, 01:03:06 AM
Just finished for the first time in about 16 years and I loved it. One of the best games I've played in a long time.

I also accidentally bought two copies, so if anyone wants a PS1 Resurrection disc hit me up. :laugh:

Yes please  :o
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: SiL on Nov 13, 2019, 04:25:43 AM
Aren't you in NZ? That might even be feasible :o
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 13, 2019, 04:29:40 AM
Quote from: SiL on Nov 13, 2019, 04:25:43 AM
Aren't you in NZ? That might even be feasible :o

Yup I am.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: PsyKore on Nov 13, 2019, 11:52:19 AM
As far as 3rd person pics, I only ever saw a few ever released. Some of those ones I haven't seen before. As an aside, Isolation also started as 3rd person.

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In regards to AR's difficulty, I can understand the dev's saying they thought it was too easy, because if you play it over and over again, you learn where everything is and it is actually very manageable. I probably wouldn't say it becomes "easy" but definitely not as hard as it first seems. And there is actually plenty of ammo upon repeat playthroughs.

Legendary game though. Intimidating and scary AF, but it seems to always lure you back for more. The best atmosphere and lighting style ever in an Alien game.

Also, Civvie is an awesome youtuber. Highly recommended if you like old school shooters and such.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Nov 13, 2019, 08:50:41 PM
It's definitely beyond the proper difficultly.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Kimarhi on Nov 14, 2019, 04:20:17 AM
I never had a real issue.  If you flip or switch or pull a lever, expect contact.   It essentially became a memory game.

One thing I never did master was the debug mode.  All I ever managed to do was make big see through Aliens. 
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 14, 2019, 09:01:29 AM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Nov 14, 2019, 04:20:17 AM
I never had a real issue.  If you flip or switch or pull a lever, expect contact.   It essentially became a memory game.

One thing I never did master was the debug mode.  All I ever managed to do was make big see through Aliens. 

The method is to 180 as soon as you activate anything, then moonwalk while tapping shots into anything chasing you.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Kimarhi on Nov 14, 2019, 05:25:56 PM
Indeed pirate.

Its not like you face many different enemies either.  Only three warrior Aliens in the whole game that I can remember.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Dingbat on Nov 14, 2019, 07:30:11 PM
I had to give in and use the cheat menu, but only the infinite ammo cheat, it's still hard as hell sometimes but it's an amazing game.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: SiL on Nov 14, 2019, 11:30:59 PM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Nov 14, 2019, 05:25:56 PM
Its not like you face many different enemies either.  Only three warrior Aliens in the whole game that I can remember.
Two -- warriors and soldiers.

What I love about the cheats is that even if you put God mode on, you can still drown or die of chestbursting if you don't switch off those specific things. Just the facehugging alone is enough to make the game stressful.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: SM on Nov 15, 2019, 05:15:08 AM
Good video that.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: [cancerblack] on Nov 15, 2019, 05:54:15 AM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Nov 14, 2019, 05:25:56 PM
Indeed pirate.
Only three warrior Aliens in the whole game that I can remember.


If you mean the standard ones, there's actually tons. If you mean the blue "soldier" ones, then yeah I think there's about 3.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Nov 15, 2019, 08:50:11 PM
I actually really appreciated that, an unexpected but welcome reveal near the end of the campaign, because AR the film only appeared to contain the one version.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: Kimarhi on Nov 16, 2019, 12:05:34 AM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Nov 15, 2019, 05:54:15 AM




If you mean the standard ones, there's actually tons. If you mean the blue "soldier" ones, then yeah I think there's about 3.

Indeed pirate.
Only three warrior Aliens in the whole game that I can remember.


I'm pretty sure you can miss the second encounter as well.


I used to run the Aliens into the Marines with god mode on and watch them fight.  The Aliens seemed to have an easier time of it than the Marines did.


Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: PsyKore on Nov 16, 2019, 08:52:04 AM
I expected more of the blue Aliens because they were listed in the game manual as tougher, meaner aliens (IIRC they were referred to as "Warrior Aliens"). So I expected to see more of them in later levels. But they were really only used as an easter egg.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Kimarhi on Nov 17, 2019, 12:53:29 AM
My main gripe would be the voice overs.  They got Christie and Distephano's actors to reprise them, and then only used them for grunts  and moans when taking damage.

Only Father's vo was used right.


I didn't like the lack of blue aliens either, I think I remember testing the damage out on them and they packed a slight more offensive capability than the drones did knocking your health bar dow but variety is the spice of life. 
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Nov 17, 2019, 08:58:14 AM
Honestly, I didn't mind the absence of them, it's a switch from the status quo.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: SiL on Nov 17, 2019, 11:11:50 AM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Nov 17, 2019, 12:53:29 AM
My main gripe would be the voice overs.  They got Christie and Distephano's actors to reprise them, and then only used them for grunts  and moans when taking damage.
They had more but got rid of it when they switched to first person apparently.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Nov 18, 2019, 11:55:30 PM
That's a pity.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 09, 2020, 06:33:09 AM
Looks very tempting, and entertaining!
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Jan 09, 2020, 09:31:33 AM
I say give it a go.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 10, 2020, 01:04:58 AM
Oh definitely. But I'm curious... Is this the hardest Alien game?
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Kimarhi on Jan 10, 2020, 02:50:38 AM
Its not easy but I never found it to be impossible either. 


If you flip any switch or push any button expect contact.  And the shotty can blow back aliens off of you when they get close even if the damage isn't good. 
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: Wweyland on Feb 04, 2020, 08:39:08 PM
I was able to finish it with the quicksave feature of the PSX emulator. Was hard as hell, but I think I played on the Hard difficulty as well.
The main point was to conserve ammo. The pistol had unlimited ammo but was not able to take down an enemy without you taking damage yourself.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills...
Post by: The Old One on Feb 24, 2020, 02:04:14 AM
Modern mapping helps it a lot.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: xeno_alpha_07 on Oct 20, 2021, 02:19:47 PM

I hope it's ok for resurrecting this thread. 

An ex-developer of Argonaut has recently uploaded online various Alien Resurrection ps1 prototypes and alphas including the prototype featured on the screens on the unseen64 page AVP-CAPCOM posted a link to.  The prototype from the E3 demo is also uploaded.   

I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to the files as you need an emulator to play them.  Thought I'd mention them in case anyone was interested in playing them at all.  I'm currently playing A:R on original hardware and while discussing the game someone told me about these prototypes.  I've only tested one so far dated 11/08/99

(https://ibb.co/4SJC8DY)

Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: [cancerblack] on Oct 20, 2021, 08:06:33 PM
You're probably fine to post the links, but if you decide not to for whatever reason, please hit me up with a PM.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: xeno_alpha_07 on Oct 20, 2021, 08:41:37 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 20, 2021, 08:06:33 PM
You're probably fine to post the links, but if you decide not to for whatever reason, please hit me up with a PM.

Hi cancerblack.  The files are hosted on archive(dot)org: Click here (https://archive.org/details/psx-alien-resurrection-proto-1/A4V05062000.png) Links on the right-hand side.  I've not tried them all yet only quickly played a few.

Some of the builds are glitchy just to warn you. The bottom of the list is where some of the alternate prototypes and E3 demo are.  Hope you enjoy.

(https://ibb.co/MSp5tmP)
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: [cancerblack] on Oct 20, 2021, 10:51:02 PM
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: Wweyland on Oct 21, 2021, 07:23:10 AM
Quite amazing that they posted this.
Title: Re: Alien Resurrection PS1 (Beta). Third Person stills online. Anyone seen these?
Post by: xeno_alpha_07 on Oct 21, 2021, 04:45:06 PM
Quote from: [cancerblack] on Oct 20, 2021, 10:51:02 PM
Cheers mate.

:)

Here are the file names of the prototypes that are third person:

ALPHA
ALPHA(1)
ALIEN4PSX
ALIEN4PSX(1)
ALIEN4PSX-2
ALIEN4E312G - E3 demo

I'm currently playing the E3 demo.