Ah! Ok I get what you're saying now. But I'd agree, the telepathic abilities of the alien is not a new concept, and that doesn't bother me. What does bother me was HIS telepathic link and the way it was handled. And the descendent of ripley thing and the alien grudge against his bloodline *rolls eyes* I mean honestly, what are the chances of Ripley's descendant being on the same planet hundreds of years later, now being terraformed, and an accident spills his blood giving the aliens his scent and motive to carry out their revenge? Flimsy. I think the story would have been much better off if he had no relation to ripley and no telepathic link. Just another guy who stumbles onto the aliens. I did want to find out more about what would happen on lv178, I just wish it had been a different story ultimately.
Anyway, sorta getting off topic now, sorry about that... back to bug hunt now.