They are for me.
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
Actually ironically enough for my particular argumentation style particularly on this forum, that's exactly how this works, what with opinions not needing facts or evidence to be had, credibility notwithstanding or sitting or out the goddamn airlock, and I daresay based on Isolation's sales and more damning after sales, I'm not the only one.
One of legit objective hits on Isolation was how utterly derivative it was. (Yes I am aware of how much money and more importantly energy and love and blood and spit and ass they spent making it perfectly
derivative except where it counted, like making the alien almost 11 feet instead of eight, which actually affected gameplay because the Alien could actually spot you in any non-overhead cover way way easier because of it after a few intelligence tree unlocks, and there was no compensation from level design which what we in the game design biz call by the highly technical phrase 'artificial difficulty bullshit', kinda like the stun in Monster Hunter World, unless you dialed down the difficulty, and thus reduced an immersive experience to a game you could game rather easily)
This is not only more of the same, but more of the same delivered via thumb into retina, and the ironic thing is instead of biting off a franchise that already ran its course of meme saturation into a dead husk about a year ago, they could have piggybacked the sales of the Cold Iron game into a legit sequel, a sequel apparently a great many of the initial players wanted a great deal, and with assets already in place and still current gen worthy, could have possibly even got it done before the property handover to the House of Mouse, or even brokered a deal to keep the dirty filthy violent bad word saying franchise alive in the House of Mouse by relegating it to the current offerings based on the financial success of the former game and then this properly fostered sequel to a critical darling.
But nah, let's just tap stuff on a phone for literally a couple minutes and hope the RNGAlien decides to use the same air vent he used last time, and hope that despite being utterly insulated from the fanbase this will somehow translate not only into big bucks now, but enough big bucks to elicit those uncanny scary plastic stepford smiles from the new owners.