Alien Isolation: The Wonders of Lighting

As a fan of the 1979 movie, Alien, I couldn’t resist picking this game up. With a recent string of terrible to downright horrible Alien related games, this one is a game that will definitely knock your socks off.

Coming off of a sour taste, with Aliens: Colonial Marines, Creative Assembly brings us a new entry into the Alien video game franchise with Alien: Isolation. It’s a survival horror game where you play as Amanda Ripley, daughter of the famous Ellen Ripley. You’re stranded on the Sevastopol station, you must survive the Alien hunting you and escape.

As a cinematographer, I really enjoyed the lighting and look of the overall game. They really captured the look of the original film. Below is a collection of screenshots I took in game of the different areas which I truly admire for the lighting, color and atmosphere.

The opening title screen has a very retro feel to it and sets up the mood very nicely. An interesting note about this: The developers recorded game footage on VHS tapes and replayed them only to use magnets to distort the image and cables. It’s a unique touch but I can’t imagine how many tapes and tvs were destroyed.

 

If you’re interested in buying the game, check it out on Steam!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/214490/Alien_Isolation/

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Jeremy

Hey! I’m Jeremy! Video games have been a huge part of my life ever since my dad put me on his lap while playing QUAKE. From there, he gave my brother and I an NES and Sega Genesis to go ham on. I am in no way a video game reviewer in any shape or form. I simply play video games and share my thoughts on them in my own voice. I’m an Aquarius! While video games are a huge passion of mine, I absolutely love movies. I love talking about photo gear, the cinematography of movies and film theory.

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