Wednesday, 17 September 2014

TSSZ: Vertical Slice - Marines, or not Marines

TSSZ's favourite column has returned, and this time I talk about Sega's track record of pre-order incentives, shoddy game launches and the upcoming Alien: Isolation: Vertical Slice - Marines, or Not Marines.

Check out the excerpt below:

This didn’t stop Sega from revealing not one, but two enticing pre-order bonuses in the form of game add-ons featuring the original characters and cast from Alien – one of these add-ons being retailer exclusive.

I would argue that such additional content should be included with the game outright, but shameful DLC hijinks is a completely separate discussion. What I did find ironic about Sega’s pre-order DLC announcement, however, was that even though Sega is trying to distance Alien: Isolation from Aliens: Colonial Marines, the company’s marketing strategy for both games is almost identical.

“Trust us you idiots, this is the Alien experience you’ve been waiting for, and buying it in advance will only make it better!”

Go have a read of the article in full over at TSSZ.

More From Vertical Slice:

Vertical Slice: So Called Journalism [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Just Like the Movies [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Anything But Shadow [TSSZ]
Vertical Slice: Sonic Fans are LOVE [TSSZ]


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