Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Sep 282015

Alien-Isolation-Nostromo-EditionI fully expected to review Mario & Luigi: Dream Team today, but I didn’t finish it in time because the final dungeon goes on for far too long. So as an emergency replacement topic, let’s talk about the weekly sale at Play-Asia!

And Alien: Isolation.

Alien: Isolation is one of the best modern survival horror games I’ve played, both for its unrelenting tension and the way it brings classic survival horror gameplay into a modern game.

If you’re a survival horror fan and you haven’t played it yet, you really should. And if you’re a fan of the original Alien movie, this sale will especially appeal to you, because it’s the Nostromo Edition. The Nostromo Edition lets you play as Ripley, Dallas, or Parker and try to survive one of the key moments of the film.

Play-Asia only lists the Xbox One version as part of the weekly special, but a search shows that the PS3, PS4, and Steam versions are also available at discounted prices (sorry, Xbox 360 players), though the deal isn’t as good. The Nostromo Edition is difficult to find anywhere else.

For those of you who have already played it or don’t care, Alien: Isolation isn’t the only game on sale this week, just the one I can speak about the most.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a game I intend to play someday, though I have low expectations. I have yet to play the original Devil May Cry games, let alone the reboot. I’ll try Final Fantasy Type-0 HD eventually, but although the deal is tempting, I don’t have a PS4 or Xbox One yet to play it on. I already have Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, I’ve heard mixed things about Natural Doctrine, and while I may play the Tomb Raider reboot someday, I don’t have a PS4 to play the Definitive Edition on.

My vote on what to buy from this Play-Asia sale goes to Alien: Isolation, but share your thoughts on the rest of the weekly special items in the comments below.

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