Author Archives: mfriebe

About mfriebe

Creator & Writer of the ongoing Alien Encyclopedia project.

Alien Encyclopedia version 9 released!

At last! I’m immensely happy to announce the release of version 9 of the Alien Encyclopedia. This edition not only completes coverage on the Earth War story arc, but also features everything about the most recent movie in the franchise, … Continue reading

Posted in Release | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Alien Isolation review (part 2)

4 – Sound The graphics deliver a big chunk of Isolation‘s atmosphere, but this is a game that values acoustics just as much as visuals. The environmental sounds speak its own language, one you will have to learn in order … Continue reading

Posted in Behind The Scenes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Alien Isolation review (part 1)

1 – Introduction Maybe you remember my previous review for Colonial Marines where I lamented the fact that the franchise was suffering a bad streak because of first Prometheus and then Colonial Marines. While Alien Covenant failed to redeem the … Continue reading

Posted in Behind The Scenes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aliens: Colonial Marines – Stasis Interrupted DLC Review

My verdict: I liked it. Make no mistake: It neither fixes the original game nor is it such a stellar achievement that it makes you forget the original game. Let’s be honest: It would take much more than a DLC … Continue reading

Posted in Behind The Scenes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Retrospective: Aliens vs Predator 2010

After finishing Alien Isolation and Aliens Colonial Marines recently, I wanted to complete the trifecta by playing Aliens vs. Predator 2010. It‘s not the second coming, but AvP 2010 is a game I can always play. The game mechanics are … Continue reading

Posted in Behind The Scenes, Retrospective | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Retrospective: Aliens Colonial Marines (main campaign)

I already reviewed Colonial Marines wayback when, but I recently replayed the main campaign to try out the TemplarGFX overhaul. I completed the campaign in three sessions, I think, and a lot went through my mind while doing so. Enough … Continue reading

Posted in Behind The Scenes, Retrospective | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A very short update + new links!

I’ve been a baaaaad webmaster, I know. I’ll try to post more updates in the future, I promise! Just to get the most obvious question out of the way: Yes, the Encyclopedia is A-okay. Version 9 is still on its … Continue reading

Posted in Updates | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Alien Encyclopedia version 8 released!

Yep, here it is! Enjoy the newest version of the Alien Encyclopedia, featuring all-new content about the Nightmare Asylum comic, an updated cover and page numbers! A million thanks go out, as always, to Frans Hattingh for his impeccable proofreading. … Continue reading

Posted in Important News, Release, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Dragon’s Advocate: A Case for Alien³ (part 3 – final part)

4. What was first? The egg or the… ah, nevermind. Before I rest my case, I want to adress the complaint about the plot holes of the movie.The only problematic plot element I see is how a Xenomorph egg could … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Dragon’s Advocate: A Case for Alien³ (part 2)

2. A short detour. If you take more than an superficial glance at the movie, you will see that Alien³ is not only an original story, but a logical continuation of the first two movie. Alien was all about suspense. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment