I continue my exploration of the Sevastopol with one of the longest streams I’ve done in a long time: a six hour marathon! This episode contains some amazing moments in the game, with some Alien series eyecandy, throwbacks, and fan-service galore. We get to explore LV-426, mess about with a Mother-like computer system, and even explore the derelict spacecraft. This section easily made this one of my favorite entries in the Alien, and shows me what could have been had the property been handled correctly after Aliens.
This section also includes one of my least favorite parts of the game: hoards of androids. Seriously, they go on FOREVER. A very long stretch with no xenos and all robots. You’re also given an extreme amount of items to use on them, so a lot of the tension is lost. Of course, I may have gone a little hog wild by the end, because in our next play session, I’ll have very little to throw at anything that comes my way. Hopefully I’ll be able to build my arsenal back up a little bit…
There’s a lot to love here, especially for fans of Alien. Easter-eggs a-plenty, and that derelict exploration. I was salivating.
THIS IS THE ALIEN MOVIE WE ALL WANTED, FOX. You HEAR THAT, Ridley Scott??