Survival Horror: Not My Style

I have been playing video games since I was a little girl. My first game was Mortal Kombat II and I oftened got my butt whip by my uncle whose favorite character was Lui Kang. I still play video games to this day, however their is just one genre I can’t seem to get over: Survival Horror.

Survival Horror

I tend to suck at sucks that involves guns but I am surprised that I am doing so well with the Last of Us and the Tomb Raider reboot. I normally watch video game walkthroughs on youtube to determime if a game is worth the money and if the story is good and the gameplay, I will go and purchase it. So I watch youtuber TheRadBrad and I have watched him play several survival horro games such as Outlast and Resident Evil 7 both of which has given me nightmares because I watch them late at night. There is one game I did purchase because I loved the story and i love the movie franchise, Alien Isolation.

(From top left to right) Outlast, Outlast Whistleblower, Outlast II, Resident Evil 7

In Alien Isolation you play as Ripley who is searching for her mother Ellen Ripley from the first Alien film and like the first film, you are dealing with one xenomorph. Now I love the suspense of the game and there is even an option to use your voice and motions to make the game more intense (I turned those off). In game you board the Sevestapool which is dead quiet except for three sets of enemies, people, androids and of course the alien itself. 


Now when I started the game, I was excited but when I boarded Sevestapool I got nervous and when I got to the part where you first encounter the alien, I died. I was trying to be stealthy and go the opposite direction but my family came into the room and was like ‘oh its gonna get you’ which freaked me out and then ingame I hear the alien noises and panick and  it heads straight for me and dead. So I played it again and got passed and found the tracker which is useful but one must becareful with it because the noise can attract the creature.

So now I’m at the part where you have to get to communications and I got in the transit which takes you back to your first encounter, I stayed in the transit, heard a noise and was like fucked this shit and went back. So its at this point that I really want to finish the game but I don’t like the fact that I can’t fight back my best option is to basically hide. Now I know farther in the game you can get a flamethrower but apparently the more you use it the less it works against the xeno 😑.  So maybe I will gets some courage and actually finish the game and hopefully it gets a sequel during to how it ends.