Who's been playing Alien: Isolation, AKA the best cowering in cupboards simulator ever made? I know I have. I'm enjoying it. A lot.
Alright, I'm going to keep this short, because I'm planning to write something a little more extensive about Alien: Isolation, hopefully later today. I'll just say this: Alien: Isolation is not a perfect game and that is okay. It is loaded with flaws. It has problems. Significant ones. But Alien: Isolation is still one of my favourite 'AAA' releases of 2014, because it takes some major design risks and — in my opinion — almost all of those risks pay off in some way.
It is a game that manages to create a very real, sustained tension. It is a game that genuinely made me afraid to do things. It's a game that makes the player feel like every single move he makes has a consequence, but it's also a game that very artfully removes power from the player.
I am a big fan. What are your thoughts?