Let Me Introduce You To Someone Named Amanda Ripley.
Today we’re looking at the main character from one of the best horror games in recent memory: Amanda Ripley from Alien Isolation. Keeping in with the Alien series tradition of female leads, [even in the shit films like Requiem] this horror gem follows Amanda as she searches for some sign of her missing mother only to cone face to face with a Xenomorph and wind up the sole survivor of an alien attack rather like her mother.
A character that was originally meant to be brought up in Aliens but was cut for time, Amanda bears many of the Ripley genes: strong-willed, determined, sarcastic and while she’s initially terrified of what she finds, she soon found her courage to try to help others and save the station and escape the alien [though she only succeeds at one of these] and her desire for closure on finding out what happened to her mother leads her to maintain her composure and combat the threat of the Xenomorph just like the other heroes of the franchise.
Next Time: The defenders of anarchy…until the end.
Before I get on a plane and go anywhere, before I discover what it actually feels like to be in the same room with you, before I know what it really feels like to have these lips against mine, and not just in my head, something I might be imagining… I need to know something. Something true.