It is not about being against Ripley. It is about not forcing to press the lemon.
. Ok, I've never heard that saying before, nor do I know what it means, but I love it!
I also feel that Amanda's inclusion makes perfect sense, and the Alien Isolation game would have suffered significantly if she were not included. There is definitely an anti-Ripley vibe on this forum and I think it stems from a skepticism of a retcon of Alien 3.
Not at all. It's from the noticeable inclusion of a Ripley into a lot of entries recently - and sometimes towards their detriment. It just happened to work for Isolation but I groaned when it was first announced.
When it comes to mainstream Alien products (movies effectively) we are only getting Ripley in Blomkamp's film. Other inclusions are only on our hardcore fan radars, so virtually non-existent. Keep in mind that Out of the Shadows was written before the Blomkamp announcement, so at that time Fox was probably thinking this is the last opportunity for an Alien story. With Sea of Sorrows, the inclusion of her descendant was forced for sure, but even then it was fairly isolated because Blomkamp's film was not yet announced (if I remember correctly). So that's basically it for Ripley. For a core character it is not a lot.
When you start to factor in Amanda Ripley, that could be seen more as a departure from Ellen Ripley rather than a focus on Ripley. That was a pass-the-torch moment.
Anyway, I think we feel like we're getting Ripley overload because we keep talking about her. In reality, she's being lightly sprinkled.