Alien Isolation - 07

Okay, look: if that doesn’t work, I’m not sure a revolver is going to cut it. Perhaps literally.

I’ve been a little hard on these Alien: Isolation vignettes, but this one made me laugh. I mean, yes, okay, a video showing about 20 seconds of gameplay that inevitably ends in the gruesome death of the protagonist isn’t really an idea I can get behind, but this one…

Well, this one has Amanda Ripley trying to fend off some unhappy androids. She accomplishes this primarily by standing still and shooting at them with a gun, which does little but make them stand still for a moment. Then she dies. I think it was meant to instil a general sense of hopelessness and fear in me, but mostly it made me giggle like a small child with unfettered access to a pound of sugar.

You can see the trailer for yourself, below. Alien: Isolation is due out next week.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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