Dickie Dunn wrote:Not a video game currently being played, but one I will be playing in the future; pre-ordering Alien Isolation gets you bonus missions with the original Nostromo crew.
Honestly not sure how I feel about this.
Generally, I'm not a fan of the pre-order craze. I don't like buying something sight unseen just for glorified DLC, or a fancy gun.
On the other hand, this is pretty great content. The story takes place aboard Nostromo in the immediate aftermath of the chestburster moment from the film where Kane was killed, and it presents a sort of alternate universe version of the story of the. The xeno's behavior is completely randomized, so every time you play the game (this bonus mission and the main game) will be different. Maybe Lambert will be the sole survivor? Maybe Yaphet Kotto will finally get his wish and Parker will kill the alien, like he told Ridley Scott was going to happen the day they shot that scene.
All of the original actors are back (save Ian Holm and, presumably, John Hurt) to voice their characters, so this is kind of a big deal.
Eh, who am I kidding? I pre-ordered this thing like two months ago, anyway.