While I'm not a huge fan of survival horror games, I dig this. 1) it's beautiful, and 2) Maybe the franchise games need a major course correction in order to get back on course. Because while you would think that Marines shooting predators, who are hunting aliens, who are eating humans would be a can't miss proposition, the last few entries in the gaming oeuvre have been absolute train wrecks. Maybe testing the waters of a new game genre is just the ticket. I like the character who is canon, but still fresh. And it does get back to the Gothic Horror heart of Scott's original rather than Cameron's Sci-Fi Military offering (Although it was undeniably the best of the series).
If the reviews are even marginally better than average, I will be investing in this one.