Since the first time i heard about I AM ALIVE,i was intrigued,a triple A,FPS from ubisoft focusing on survival rather than all out gun play,it was a unique concept compared to what was out at that particular time.However the game almost vanished from that first reveal and would only crop up ever so often much like ALAN WAKE did,so finally when it did eventually get announced ,only this time as a third person XBLA,PSN title,my reactions where a mixture of surprise and excitement that i would actually get to play this game after all that time.
From the first minute i was hooked by the incredible atmosphere brought to life by the bleak graphical landscape to the eerie sound effects and minimal orchestral score.
The overall story of a man desperately trying to be reunited with his family resonated with me immediatly being a father myself.
The actual combat in the game was very satisfying and unlike anything id ever played before and the climbing mechanic was a welcome antidote to ASSASINS CREED which was dumbed down and virtually required hardly any skill at all.
Also i liked the fact that you had (lives) instead of regenerating health,this gave the game an old school feel to it,and thats the thing,it doesnt hold your hand like most games do today.
I think I AM ALIVE is the very definition of a MARMITE game,something the metacritic average will confirm,(incidently i love marmite)
I thoroughly recommend this game to anyone looking for something different,and i hope after hearing this episode more listeners will give it a go