Alien Isolation Sequel Announced!

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by R.Graves, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
  2. ironmask

    ironmask Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 10, 2018
    When will the gaming crash happen? Command and Conquer, Diablo, and now this. Why the fuck are AAA game companies so fucking obsessed with making these fucking shitty ass mobile games! What's next? Fallout 76 now on mobile devices.
  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016

    altho i could see Isometric Rpgs working very well on mobile devices.
  4. ironmask

    ironmask Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 10, 2018
    Damn, I forgotten about this joke of a game. I honestly would not mind seeing some classic rpgs on mobile devices too. Games like fallout and arcanum could work great on a mobile device.
  5. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Don't you have a phone?!
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Damn. Alien Isolation was great, I sure hope they get their heads out of their arses and do a proper sequel.
    Or finally a good Colonial Marines game.
  7. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    Very fucking stupid move, indeed. They've built up quite a goodwill and reputation with Alien: Isolation alone, and then just like with Bethshitda and Fallout76, they blew it all in a single night. Does the reception to Diablo mobile game not give them any idea what they've done here?
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    i actually don't.
  9. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I think there are already more than one port for the classic fallout trilogy (and other games) on android, but i didn't find one easy enough to install and set up (and for free)
  10. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Sorry John, I don't think either is going to happen for a long time.
    Have you ever played Aliens Infestation for the DS? It is a pretty decent Metroidvania game with the aliens which was originally intended to part of the same plot of Aliens Colonial Marines before heading of in its own way.
    It even includes some of the elements that were suppose to appear in Aliens Colonial Marines such as UPP soldiers and the marines going to Mars.

    Only flaws IMO is that it short, could have used more variety in levels, and that the end is rather crappy.

    As for this announcement, I am also very disappointed as I think any sequel to Alien Isolation should have been on the PC and major consoles.
    If it was sort of an interquel set between Isolation 1 and 2 it would have been less of a disappointment as we know there is a full blown sequel in development but still annoying that we can not play this "side" story.

    I pretty much suspected that there would be no Isolation 2 when I read on Dark Horse comic's site that an upcoming Aliens mini series will feature Amanda Ripley.
    That made me realize that unless this comic story would be mentioned in a sequel that there were no plans to make a sequel. (for me when a plotline from a movie or a game is continued in a different medium it strongly indicates that there are no plans to continue on the original in the same way)
  11. Paladin Hank

    Paladin Hank Still Mildly Glowing

    May 6, 2018
    Hey, I don't either! High five man!
  12. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I just have a crappy one that can't run games :) (at least I never tried running games on it)
  13. Paladin Hank

    Paladin Hank Still Mildly Glowing

    May 6, 2018
    Mobile games are crappy anyways, so you're not missing much.
  14. retardette

    retardette First time out of the vault

    Aug 19, 2015
    Because they're interested in numbers and look at the global market how mobile games are doing and want a piece of the pie. My brother works in the industry, his company does mobile games. You'd think "who the f*ck would play and PAY for this?" now once you see their actual numbers and how high they actually are you see why also the AAA companies are moving in that direction. Red Dead Redemption 2 for example costs were about half a billion dollar (a bit more I think) and it is a much higher risk to invest this kind of money and get your returns or make high profit vs. investing much less for a mobile game and score the big one.

    Triple AAA companies have the following challenge they can solve with the following approaches:

    Challenge: Our company scaled up big time, we have more mouths to feed (employees) and stakeholders who want to see numbers.


    Route 1. Lets go the route which is the least risky. Keep on with your formular, but let marketing people and other hack-frauds implement their assumptions which are removed from reality and die a slow death. Blizzard did this with Diablo 3, which was a shit game right from the get go but it was marketed enough to attract enough people for a short period of time to make an INSANE amount of money. Stakeholders happy, employees happy, pockets happy. They now get what they deserve (this includes the fans, I show no sympathy for them bitching about a mobile game when you supported Diablo 3 in the first place. They basically gave Blizzard the green light to do this)

    Route 2. Do what we do best and make good products. There are very few companies (not just game companies) going this route unfortunately. Apple was one of them for the second run of Steve Jobs as CEO. Bandai is another one in the model making realm being top notch for nearly 70 years now.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019