"The marker must be returned to the planet,IT MUST" and to be honest i was glad that i to returned to this classic game and i really enjoyed losing my sanity all over again.
I played this game when it first came out on the X-BOX 360 and at the time thought it was one of the best games i had ever played and on finishing down loading it i was a little worried and concerned if i was still going to love it as much as i did and if after all this time i would not feel the same way about it ?????
Of course i need not have worried as this game still packs the same punch now as it did then,and still impressed me with both its jump scares and its all together moments of sheer horror i did not see coming the first time round and they still managed to make me jump out of my chair again this time as well.
To most the plot wont need explaining and i wont go into to much detail here lets just say this,the game is set in the year 2508 and the USG Ishimura a "planetcracker" starship sends out a distress signal during a mining operation on the planet Aegis VII.The Concordance Extraction Corporation (CEC) sends the USG Kellion to investigate.After a guidance system malfunction crashes the Kellion into the Ishimura dock (in explosive fashion),the crew sets out and tries to find other means of transport.
As they explore what appears to be an abandoned ship they find out it is'nt that abandoned after all,thats when the horror truely begins for engineer Isaac Clarke, Commander Zach Hammond, and Computer Specialist Kendra Daniels as they encounter things that are (shall we say) no longer what they once were.
The graphics in this game are still as impressive now as they were when the game was first released (and that was 6 years ago-and yet this game can still pack quite a graphical punch),and the enemies and the ship still look as good now as they did then.
The sound and music in game are (not to put to finer point on it) amazing and really do help the scares along and help you feel all together unnerved about your time on this haunted and possesed ship from hell.
The spoken dialogue in game is all delivered with sheer perfection and would'nt sound out of place in a big hollywood SCI-FI blockbuster (Gunner Wright who is the voice of Isaac Clarke really does stand out).
The gameplay has stood the test of time and really does show up some more modern games (especially HORROR) for what they are poor games,i enjoyed solving the puzzles and blowing the limbs of enemies as much this time as i did the very first time i played the game,and for a game to impress me as much now as it did 6 years ago really is a testament to what EA Redwood Shores acheived.
Will you like this game if you have'nt played it,well yes of course you will if you like a well made and top notch game full or horror,suspense and wet your pant moments but if your the sort of person who hides at the sight of "GHOST FACE" from "SCREAM" then i just wouldent bother.
Anyway remember watch your back and oh whats that in the corner of my eye.............................."AARRGGHHHHHHHHHHH" ok its just my wife ????