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Tom288
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Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


I hadn't pre-ordered it but was holding out hope that it would be a solid game. Right now everything I'm reading says it's horrible. Anyone who plays it report in here.






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JombieZombie
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


Hearing nothing but negative buzz. It looks like DOOM on Xbox.





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Tom288
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


I was really hyped for it too. I'll probably pick it up once it goes on a Steam sale. I swear, be it movies or games it's like they're intentionally trying to screw the Alien and Predator franchises.

Hopefully Bioshock, Crysis, Tomb Raider, SimCity, and the Amnesia sequel deliver.



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JombieZombie
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


IGN gave it a 4.5 and they're usually forgiving.





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GeauxWarTigers
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


wanted to check it out. had high hopes. all the reviews are overwhelmingly negative.

maybe I'll pick it up in a steam sale for $10.






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TH03
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I'll wait for a steam sale





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CornDogCologne
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


Disappointing.

Seems like it's impossible to get a decent video game adaptation of this series.

Seems like it would be an easy one to make, too.







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Tom288
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AVP2 was an excellent game, but it's been downhill since then. Kind of like the movie sequels as well, although some might disagree with me on Predator 2. But I liked it.

But yeah, you have a world that oozes terror, claustrophobia, atmosphere, action, horror, suspense, and the list goes on...you would think it would be impossible to screw up a game that gives you everything you need to start with, but they seem to do it.






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Fox Mulder
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Im waiting for the reviews





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CornDogCologne
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Seems a little shitty for Gearbox to be hyping this game up so much, only to find out that they have worked on just the multiplayer component.

The vast majority of the game was done by the same developer that did the Section 8 xbla game, Timegate studios.

ex-gearbox employee talks about Aliens development

They outsourced the hell out of this game.



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Tom288
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They outsourced the hell out of this game.


But, but, but...they said this game would be so awesomely authentic it may as well serve as a direct sequel to the movie...and they wouldn't lie to their consumers, this isn't fricking North Korea!












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CornDogCologne
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the aliens in this game look fricking menacing!







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GeauxWarTigers
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


Guy ran through a level without firing a shot.

Apparently the AI forgets you exist if you aren't in front of them.






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Tom288
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Is that the last AVP game or Colonial Marines?

Just in case you thought I was referring to the last AVP game when I mentioned AVP2, I was referring to this game:


ETA: Never mind, seems like that came from the latest and greatest in the series.



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Gnar Cat21
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


I knew it would be terrible

gamed made from movies generally really suck



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sbr2
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From dream to disaster

Article on how fricked the development cycle was on this game.

quote:

In the middle of 2012, once Gearbox had finished most of Borderlands 2, they took the project back from TimeGate. And Gearbox changed everything—partially because what TimeGate had produced was not very good, two sources told me, and partially because it couldn't run on the PlayStation 3.

"[Gearbox made] big changes to lighting, texture and shader complexity," said one source who had not played the final game, but was familiar with some of the later builds. "Design elements were altered or redone entirely. It looks like a lot of [TimeGate's] assets remained intact, with the exception of lower-res textures and faster-performing shaders."

A number of TimeGate staff were removed from the project and, in some cases, let go from their jobs. And while Gearbox's staff knew that they didn't have enough time to fix this disaster of a project, according to one source, they felt like they couldn't ask for another extension from Sega. Not after seven years.

"The game feels like it was made in nine months, and that's because it was," said a source.






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DoUrden
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


From the things I have read this game is complete garbage. The fact that they released the game and charged full price KNOWING how bad it was is a bunch of bullchit.





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offshoretigerfan
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re: Anyone buy Aliens: Colonial Marines?


This looks to be another one of those games that when it hits 5$ on a steam sale I will debate buying it. Maybe for multiplayer with friends or something.





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