Alien: Isolation Developer: A Female Lead Just Makes Sense
It just makes more sense to have a female lead, yes?
In the upcoming Alien: Isolation, players will assume the role of Amanda Ripley, the daughter of the classic "Alien" protagonist, Ellen Ripley. Developer Creative Assembly says they never once considered a male main character.
Lead Designer Gary Napper tells GamesTM that from the very beginning, "we made our test bed, and our test bed had a female protagonist in it." as for why, Napper says it "just felt right for the franchise" and "right for the setting." Again, makes total sense. He added:
"We’ve had people ask stuff like ‘do you feel more vulnerable being a woman in the game?’ …well, anyone in the situation you’re in aboard the Sevastopol is going to be vulnerable. I don’t think it matters what gender you are in the game, really, but Ripley suits our game."
If we don't get Ellen Ripley, we should at least get the next-best thing. And if you intend to be at least somewhat authentic and faithful to the legendary film franchise, you need a female protagonist. Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on October 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and I think everyone is hoping that Creative Assembly gets this one right.
Related Game(s): Alien: Isolation
8/18/2014 11:35:35 AM Ben Dutka