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Aliens Review, Part 2

Attacking aliens is like kicking a beehive.

In the previous review, we talked about how Ripley — the last survivor of an alien attack — was asked to consult a team of marines while they explored a settlement that has not communicated with The Cooperation for some time. This settlement was on the planet where Ripley and her crew had picked up the hostile alien which attacked them. The fear is that this same species has now wiped out the settlers. Ripley reluctantly agrees, and sure enough, when they reach the settlement, they find it abandoned. Only one child remains. Her name is Newt, and she tells Ripley and the marines that everyone is dead. However, Hudson, one of the marines, finds the settlers in a sublevel Read More ›