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some nice words, Aladdin was a cracker eh, so good
Kind of weird formatting of the page though
Whatever I have viewed it on - Safari at home, then on my iPhone, now on Firefox - is fine.
I usually like writing them. They do tale a while... read a lot of back issues of Edge for this one. But then, that's fun>research, right?
although personally I prefer the theatrical cut of Alien 3 - it doesn't tell any kind of grand narrative but it tells its alien story in a very straightforward nononsense manner and it looks much better for not having unfinished special effects shots dropped into it like the later cut.
But I'm a bigger fan of the Assembly Cut. Tho, tbf, I much prefer the backstory of Alien 3 to either version of the film.
really disappointed that they didn't go with 'space monks on a wooden planet'
Scott played some evil Hitchcock-esque tricks on those guys to make that film as claustrophobic as it is.
were obviously very ambitious - the wooden planet, the monks etc - but I think in the end what came out was very well done, has a cool unique look and was just unfortunately to be the follow up to two stone cold classics.
some of the compromises that piss people off like making it a penal colony instead of a religious one, I think, tie it better to the chunky solid industrial reality that the series universe is comprised of
And like you say: it had a lot to do to match the impact of the preceding pair. The ending to Alien 3 - probably my favourite of any Alien film. The music, the closing down of the complex... it feels PROPERLY final. Kinda moving. Even sad to see the 'final' alien exterminated*... Until Resurrection went and fudged that up.
(* This is assuming the meltdown on LV-426 took care of Hadley's Hope's beastly residents and the 'derelict'. Which, as anyone who's played Colonial Marines knows, apparently is NOT the case now... NO SPOILERS but, yeah, the game's 'official canon' status is a pisser, and removes Alien 3 of its 'finality'.)
and originated from the processor in which the hive was located every thing in Colonial Marines looks in pretty good nick
is truly pointless and adds absolutely nothing of interest to the film whatsoever
alien either - aliens dc - alien tc - alien res tc - would be my choice selection for home viewing
Always enjoy reading these.
It's pretty telling that generally the only decent film licensed games have all been released a good year or two after the film was. Makes me wonder if that's what more studios should do?
The Terminator games on MD / MS, Terminator 2: The arcade game, the Super Star Wars Trilogy on the SNES... all came out long after the films and all were pretty good.
Who ever played Mission Impossible or Pod Racer on the N64?
still get the little melody that sebulba sings to himself in the shop going round my head. dudah dudah dududuh dududududududuh
It had it's work cut out against WipEout but I spent many hours playing it.
Alien Vs Predator, the Lego Star Wars games, a lot of the great LucasArts Star Wars games (Dark Forces I & II), X-Wing/Tie Fighter/X-Wing Alliance, Knights Of The Old Republic etc), and things like Fate Of Atlantis were all excellent titles that sat within the universes created in the films, but parallel to the plots themselves.
Better than Aladdin, loads of good stuff in it (the wildebeest level!) Going to go out on a limb and say it's the best four-legged playable character in a game.
Some other points - where do Lego/film tie ins come in? Because they're all pretty great.
My mate had (I think) AVP on his PC - where you can play as each race - and raved about it as the best thing ever - is that generally well remembered? The balance you got with the different limitations of each race worked really well (actually, the Predator was easily the best).
are probably the best two Alien franchise games I've played
I liked the Lion King. But best four-legged character? You're forgetting Okami.
I was a bit surprised that they weren't mentioned in the article actually.
My brother still curses me for spending all our Christmas money on it that year. I thought it was boss though.
You didn't mention any Star Wars games, do these even count just film tie ins any more? I mean I loved Dark Forces, really enjoyed that old PC strategy game as well whatever it was called.