It's really unfortunate that Alien Isolation
was released on the heels of one of the most critically panned games ever released for the franchise.
An anecdote -
When Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning
was released, it did so on the heels of Part 4 (ironically called The Final Chapter
) and had one of the strongest openings in the franchise's history up to that time. Unfortunately, Part 5 was not a strong film and it proceeded to quickly bomb after its initial opening. This left a lot of F14 fans with a bad taste in their mouth and many of them abandoned the franchise.
BUT...F14 Part 6: Jason Lives
turned out to be a VERY strong film but because of Part 5's poor overall quality, it had a weak opening and slowly built it's way up to becoming a fan favorite in the series.
I see Alien: Isolation
a lot like Friday the 13th Part 6: Jason Lives
. The doubters should seriously give the game a chance. It's great!!!