Alien: Isolation Part Four: Final Thoughts and Miscellany

Final Thoughts

Well, Sega certainly had something to prove after Gearbox ripped them off with Aliens: Colonial Marines, didn’t they? Yet, my feelings towards this game somehow aren’t as strong as they should be. Maybe because this game has you being the most vulnerable of any Alien game I’ve played. Maybe it’s because the game makes the sight of the Alien too common, without a more empowering narrative for Amanda (which her mother gets in Aliens). The game almost feels incomplete in a way. Perhaps they can do a sequel with a better story for Amanda?

I guess I’m a little disappointed because I expected constant terror, but no game is tat scary. But I do think that, for a certain type of gamer, they should check it out, if for no other reason than the later levels. It’s weird that the game is kind of back-loaded in the last quarter or so.

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Alien: Isolation Part Three: Closure

There’s a part where you have to destroy several Working Joes so that you can steal a keycard from its body. Continue reading Alien: Isolation Part Three: Closure

Alien: Isolation Part Two: Alone

Amanda gets the trauma kit and tries to flee the San Cristobal Medical Facility.
I had a death where the Alien impaled Amanda and then you see it cover her face. That’s what happens if you stupidly try to flee it.

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Alien: Isolation Part One: Breakdown

Alien: Isolation

Platform: PS3

Publisher: Sega

Developer: Creative Assembly

Released: October 7, 2014

Played From: December 22, 2015 – January 7, 2016

The game uses retro FOX fanfare!

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Here Comes a New Challenger Round Three

Street Fighter III: Second Impact (1997)

Hugo Andore

Country of Origin: Germany

Fighting Style: Pro Wrestling

Hugo is a big man! A big, big man! He’s inspired by the late Andre the Giant.

Hugo is a transplant from Final Fight, along with his manager, Poison.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part 10: Till We Meet Again

August 3, 2016: In the Temple of Light, Lightning found Fang killing monsters. How did she get there ahead of Light?
Vanille sounds… different.
Light and Fang convinced Vanille to listen to the souls. She realized that they didn’t want to be destroyed, but the High Priestess tried to force her to finish the Soulsong anyway.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Nine: Eyes Front

May 14, 2016: Helped a researcher piece together a flight recorder, but we couldn’t really make sense of what was on it. A pilot screamed mayday and saw something “impossible”. It sounded like a girl coughing. If it was the moment that the Chaos spewed forth from the temple, it could have been the Yeuls. Light and the researcher wondered if it was Etro. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Nine: Eyes Front

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Eight

May 8, 2016: To get the clavis, you need a special crux. To get the pieces of the special crux, you need to see the three murals in the ruins. To see the murals, you need tablets from the shrines strewn across the Dunes.
God must have wanted the Savior to do all this. But why? To prove their worth?
Fang says she and Light work better against gods, not with them.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Seven: God’s Plan

May 3, 2016: Once again, Light recognized a love that should have been there. In one of the loading screens, she realizes that she has no idea what happened to “the heart I tried so hard to hide”.

Unlocked Expert Stylist. 16/42

When Light feeds Bartz, she may say, “Kweh kweh.” It’s cute. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Seven: God’s Plan

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Six

April 29, 2016: OMGM (Oh My God, Moogles)

Unlocked Angel of Salvation and Hero of Glory. 12/42

Moogle Village is only accessible from 1900 hours to 0700 hours, when the red vines unfurl in Jagd Woods. Kinda contrived. Continue reading Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Part Six