I would like to see Isolation succeed as the IP needs a good strong boost in the form of a game, but I think it has a lot going against it. A few of the things that worry me/bother me are:
Exclusive DLC that has little to do with the main game that is only available by pre-ordering before games release is a bit dodgy. I’m worried about having to fight ‘humans & androids’ as that isn’t what the game should be about, but having only 1 main antagonist could get stale and old for a while. A few of the game demoers mentioned that it seemed like the Alien did have a lot of good random elements to it, but they didn’t feel like there was any rhyme or reason to why a certain strategy worked/didn’t work.
There are a few other things, but I don’t want to add a novel here. I like games like Outlast, and Amnesia and so forth. Those worked because there were several antagonists throughout. A single entity is hard to feel scared by after it’s eaten you for the Xth amount of time. That being said, I do hope, really hope it works out well. It looks really well designed, but there are a bunch of red flags to me right now.
As for books and comics, I love just about all of them. Some are obviously better than others. There are some ones that really bug me, for instance the crossover ones are usually not great. I.E. Aliens versus Terminator was pretty awful. I did like Aliens vs. Batman though. They vary in quality and offer a lot of good lore about the species.
The movies were overall good. The first 2 were exceptionally well done imo. The rest are decent enough without being terrible. If you had mixed feelings about the 3rd film, I STRONGLY recommend the director’s cut. It’s almost an entirely different movie when watched. Alien resurrection had moments, but I think the series started to bog down at that point. The AvP movies were a mixed bag as well. They weren’t downright terrible, but they weren’t great either. I feel like they missed a great opportunity of following the books/comics of the same name. Prometheus was better than most people give credit for. I don’t know if it’s because people were expecting something else or not. That being said, there were quite a few things in the movie that just didn’t make sense, such as why would the 2 surveyers, who were supposed to be mapping the facility, get lost, and why would they run from visual image ghosts start playing with an alien life form -.- Also excited for the next one in the series, though I feel they may have pigeoned themselves in a bad spot to start.
Love pretty much all the games, with the exception of the Rock, Paper, Scissors melee crapfest AvP that recently came out. Coloniel Marines wasn’t terrible, except that they pissed away a lot of story that is now cannon, a lot of it doesn’t even make sense. SPOILERS Such as the whole Hick’s thing, and the cancer given from just having the chest burster in you*