Alien: Isolation in PC Gamer

Started by ikarop, Jan 14, 2014, 06:43:40 PM

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Seegson

Seegson

#15
Like usain bolt with a super-head

SiL

SiL

#16
I'd take it over Usain Bolt with awkwardly twitching double-jointed legs.

Seegson

Seegson

#17
But you cant, coz the double-jointed legs arent human...so, in motion, they dont seem to be human. Thats the main point. The "man in a suit" problem when the alien moves its solved that way (so bye bye Usain). In the original film Scott solved that not showing the alien walking.

Anyway, the hack minigame seems to be cool. I really hope we xan interact with some kind of AI mainframe in sevastopol..."mother"




SiL

SiL

#18
Quote from: Seegson on Jan 14, 2014, 11:04:00 PM
But you cant, coz the double-jointed legs arent human...so, in motion, they dont seem to be human. Thats the main point. The "man in a suit" problem when the alien moves its solved that way (so bye bye Usain). In the original film Scott solved that not showing the alien walking.
The double jointed legs aren't human and look awkward when tacked onto something that has a human posture. They've made a point of making the Alien more upright in this game than we see in other games, because it was more upright in the original movie. The legs which they're trying to use to break up the human appearance are now going to look God-damn stupid unless the thing hunches over into a generic scary monster stance when running, which is what they keep telling us they wanted to avoid.

Seegson

Seegson

#19
Well, the alien is "upright" in some parts of the demo footage (when he can ,offcourse, he is dam tall).

Perhaps Creative thinks that the alien look more stupid (using your own words) with human legs in motion, so they use the double joited ones. I think the same way, so im happy, and i dont think they are gonna change that.

SiL

SiL

#20
No shit they're not going to change it.

It's still dumb.

Seegson

Seegson

#21
No its not, its just your opinion. Creative have a different one (like me)

Xhan

Xhan

#22
Quote from: Seegson on Jan 14, 2014, 10:50:06 PM
The crab-crawling was a bit weird, and wasnt in the final product...in a videogame the alien its gonna be over-exposed, "he" its gonna sprint sometimes, and the human legs wont work there

Funny cause they've worked just fine in four other games.

Seegson

Seegson

#23
Quote from: Xhan on Jan 15, 2014, 12:18:49 AM
Quote from: Seegson on Jan 14, 2014, 10:50:06 PM
The crab-crawling was a bit weird, and wasnt in the final product...in a videogame the alien its gonna be over-exposed, "he" its gonna sprint sometimes, and the human legs wont work there

Funny cause they've worked just fine in four other games.

Funny coz you were bitching about alien desing in all thouse games, as usual.

In fact, if Isolation finally have a MP option, you will write a wall of text explaining  why "its a bad idea"...after the last one, crying about the opposite.

locusta

locusta

#24
Quote from: Xhan on Jan 15, 2014, 12:18:49 AM
Quote from: Seegson on Jan 14, 2014, 10:50:06 PM
The crab-crawling was a bit weird, and wasnt in the final product...in a videogame the alien its gonna be over-exposed, "he" its gonna sprint sometimes, and the human legs wont work there

Funny cause they've worked just fine in four other games.

True!

StrangeShape

StrangeShape

#25
I like the humanoid look of the original because it evokes a sexy, slim human, the humanoid look and almost feline like feet with slim legs were a part of the aliens sexual image, a sort of distorted, biomechanoid horror with a sexual human shape. I was never a fan of the dinosaur legs. Some of you said the originals made it look like a suit or that they would look bad in motion, yet we see plenty of aliens in motion in Aliens. Granted, the feet were slightly altered but for stuntmen only, but the legs were exactly the same, and of human form naturally, and the aliens looked amazing and perfect with their silhouettes and human form in both Alien and Aliens



Xhan

Xhan

#26
The sexual/nightmare angle and its implication is pretty much erased with SEGA's catalog, and so is the notion that there's an echo in the Alien's design back to where it came from, and all the body-horror vibes that go with it.

It's pretty much a garden variety CC enemy with some signature animations thrown on for the most part, and most of the variations of that have attributes or design motifs designed to call out the changes with completely overdeveloped telegraphy (spitters have giant glowy sacs and spend seconds hawking up acid, the crusher is the size of house and 90% head, despite the fact a normal size and shaped Alien flattened Hicks/Bald British Guy #X with pretty unilateral impunity)


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Funny coz you were bitching about alien desing in all thouse games, as usual.

Except wrong because the one with human derived proportions actually pretty much got things right for the technology of the time, AvP2 Predalien excepted, and I posted as much. You're gonna have to troll an order of magnitude harder than that to even get an eyebrow raise.

Seegson

Seegson

#27
Quote from: StrangeShape on Jan 15, 2014, 03:53:30 PM
I like the humanoid look of the original because it evokes a sexy, slim human, the humanoid look and almost feline like feet with slim legs were a part of the aliens sexual image, a sort of distorted, biomechanoid horror with a sexual human shape. I was never a fan of the dinosaur legs. Some of you said the originals made it look like a suit or that they would look bad in motion, yet we see plenty of aliens in motion in Aliens

Ultra-fast shots of jump, crawl etc...not walking, or running. In the first film the alien barely moves at all. "The magic of hollywood"

Born Of Cold Light

Good article, but I have to disagree with their review of Alien Trilogy.  While it certainly was an action game, it had a hell of a lot of tension and atmosphere, and was pretty creepy at times.  Some of the Derelict levels especially were like descending into hell.

szkoki

szkoki

#29
if those legs are the worst thing in this game, im sold quite frankly

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