I can't be the only person who is geeked out to try this, can I?
In the spirit of the first film, you can't kill the alien. Handguns are just gonna piss it off. You gotta use stealth and your wits to distract it and slow it down as you make your escape. And it will adapt to your playstyle, following you by scent, sound, and patterns when it can't see you. Gameplay looks utterly stressful and terrifying. Ugh. Can't wait.
Only thing that annoys me is that you play Ellen Ripley's daughter, which is a lame and forced connection. It's not like I'm going to be blasé about her death if she's not related to somebody I don't already "know." I wish the creators would trust the audience not to be so stupid.... or trust their creation enough to win us on on her own merits, rather than familial connections.
The cut-scenes I've seen so far haven't been impressive (and I hope the lip-syncing isn't as off in the final release), but the designs are absolutely brilliant, and actual gameplay looks like it could induce a heart attack! I thought my days of hiding in lockers, holding my breath, and praying ended with high school.