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  • Vincent Wolf - February 25, 2013 4:17 a.m.

    No no no no no. Almost all ideas are horrible. The recipe for a great Aliens game is simple: - Ripley and Hicks as main heroes (switching time after time). - Direct sequel to Aliens, ignoring 3d and 4th movies completely. - Gameplay and camera view like in Dead Space 3. No need to invent a wheel, DS3 is a much better Alien game than actual recent Aliens CM. - Make focus on graphics, as realistic as only possible, and atmosphere. - Agree on 5 -- there gotta be environment hazards here and there. - Aliens should not be too numerous, but they should be very hard to kill. - Puzzles. - Use original Aliens OST. - Bishop. - New crew that naturally all gets killed during the game. NOT marines this time.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 20, 2013 5:48 a.m.

    I would say, start by making Aliens Vs. Predator, then remove the Aliens, make a Predator game, and boom, you made a good Aliens game.
  • Bloodstorm - February 20, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    They made a Predator game, like right at the end of the previous console generation. Don't think it was that good, because no one remembers it.
  • Sy87 - February 19, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    If only they would listen.
  • winner2 - February 19, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    Now this is how you do an alien game, you need to make a petition and we'll send it in to a dev that can pull it off.
  • Streety519a - February 19, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    Just give it to the Amnesia The Dark Descent developers Frictional if you want an 'Alien' game. If you want an 'Aliens' game why not give Monolith another try, they've already made the best 'Aliens' game, although the DS Aliens Infestation is pretty bloody good IMO.
  • Helios - February 19, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Despite not caring much about the Alien universe, I would love to play a game like this.
  • chavbuster1 - February 19, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    I'm thinking dark, clastrophobic environments, with limited ammo, weapon jamming, having to find energy cells and stuff to keep your hud visible and equipment working, and powerful aliens that you simply can't just gun down so you have to run instead. I loved the recuring theme of insanity in Farcry 3 too, that would work a treat in an Alien game, A kind of Slender-Metro2033-Farcry3 would be one of the best games ever in my opinion :) ...and just think about the delicious next gen graphics.... less than a year away now, I can't belive it!
  • runner - February 19, 2013 8:23 a.m.

    "...The Aliens movie works by essentially being a Vietnam film; a horrific story of naïve, outnumbered soldiers thrown into the meatgrinder against a well-hidden enemy they don’t understand...." Man..I never thought about it this way. BTW while this article makes perfect sense and I totally agree with it, the marketing guy or the publisher or whoever that gonna fund the project will not agree with it. "Oh a game from the Alien franchise but with few Aliens? Nonsense! Throw more Aliens in, the more, the better." Because these usually are the guys who never or hardly actually playing video games themselves.
  • Bloodstorm - February 19, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    I wasn't sold on this when I started the article, but by the end, this scenario sounds amazing. Give the player an entire 'open world' ship, with tons of things going wrong, and alien threat to constantly be aware of, and have the player solve it before they all die. I especially like the idea of using the other crew members as life extensions. You'd have to have a safe room, like the bridge or something. It'd be like the first Deadspace, without the level switching, and hordes of space zombies in a sense.
  • MolokoVeck - February 19, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    No safe room. One of the problems with survival horror games is that there are always safe rooms, or when you clear a room it basically becomes a safe room. This game would work best if you are never safe, or at least if you can never be certain that you are safe.
  • memphis-alizay - April 14, 2014 10:52 p.m.

    No, Saferooms are needed. The reason being is it is still a game, and its why I give dark souls a Lower Score then it would normally get, because guess what? While I like horror, I also like to empty my bladder and bowels, and not have to schedule my life around a game.
  • kingsmikefan - February 19, 2013 7:13 a.m.

    David, have you considered game design or scriptwriting?
  • PlainLikeVanilla - February 19, 2013 7 a.m.

    I would buy this game.
  • Felxon - February 19, 2013 6:33 a.m.

    Amazing article. Agree with every single word. This would be the greatest survival-horror game in years.

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