Aliens:Colonial Marines - FLOP! 4.5/10 - Gamespot, 4.5/10 IGN UK, 3/10 Eurogamer

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#101 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -
The upgrade / ranking / perk gaining system works seamlessly between singleplayer and multiplayer almost exactly as in Rainbow Six Vegas. You can customize up to 5 loadouts, they can include 2 main firearms, one sidearm and some tactical gadget. There are also legacy weapons such as Hicks's pump action shotgun, Hudson's Pulse Rifle, etc. which I presume must be unlocked (collected) in single player campaign first. Here are some sample screenshots of the customization menu (both Marines and Xenos) as well as one screenshot from the MP lobby:
#102 Posted by ocidax (762 posts) -

Surprisingly ... Looks good

#103 Posted by StormyJoe (5194 posts) -

ALready pre-ordered.

They had me at "pulse rifle".

#104 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (6490 posts) -

Yeah Im looking farwards to it :) Sort of a guilty pleasure of mine. I think the game teeters on A to AA. Depending greatly on if the reviewers were Aliens fans.

I am certain I will like it more, then someone who did not enjoy the Alien movies. But as of now, I consider the game around a 7, and the MP will likely drag down the overall score, since while MP and CO-OP seemed fairly decent, MP just looked bad.

#105 Posted by XenoLair (4755 posts) -
I already own the thing on steam. It will get a 7/10 score if you ask me.
#106 Posted by Heil68 (44112 posts) -
[QUOTE="Salt_The_Fries"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="sts106mat"] I haven't even watched the bid, I have the CE preordered been waiting fir this game since 2001 or whenever it was first announced. its a game fir fans of the second movie, you have guns, you shoot aliens, that's all in interested in. dead space is boring, wandering around coridprs waitinng for the next steam valve to make you jump. there is no drive in dead space to get you to continue playing, the characters story etc are irrelevant , the game is just not fun. the atmosphere is top notch though. aliens is about being a marine and being the ultimate badass, just like the guys in the movie thought they were. Anyone who doesn't like the sound of that can p1ss off and play something else.

Animal Mother and I have the CE edition on order too, you should PM your tag and ill add you to live. The co-op could be really fun!

Add me to that too!

I added you.
#107 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8723 posts) -
I forgot that it's coming out next Tuesday. I'll have to pre order later today.
#108 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71397 posts) -
Looks like a great game, i might have to wait until i have money for it
#109 Posted by StormyJoe (5194 posts) -

I already own the thing on steam. It will get a 7/10 score if you ask me.XenoLair

Why that score? Details!!!! :P

#110 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -
I think it's gonna get 7.5 because of lack of extra polish and too many ideas thrown at once without optimizing them to the fullest. Something along these lines.
#111 Posted by Ballroompirate (22788 posts) -

After watching that stream I'm even more excited for the game. I don't care what this crappy site gives ACM, I already know I'm gonna enjoy it since it  looks better than Aliens 3. ACM is gonna have so many Aliens easter eggs I'm gonna have to have 911 on speed dial for all my nerdgasms playing through that game.

#112 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

After watching that stream I'm even more excited for the game. I don't care what this crappy site gives ACM, I already know I'm gonna enjoy it since it  looks better than Aliens 3. ACM is gonna have so many Aliens easter eggs I'm gonna have to have 911 on speed dial for all my nerdgasms playing through that game.

Ballroompirate
What are you getting it for? PC, PS3 or 360?
#113 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

One of the DLCs will be "Hunt Mode" which is basically a horde mode vs AI.

BTW a season pass ranges from $15 to $20 and includes 4 DLC packs. Here's the latest trailer for the game, it's actually an extended version of "Contact" trailer:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ss6FKBi0Q&feature=player_embedded The trailer is amazing! "Sega is set to begin a TV advertising campaign for Aliens: Colonial Marines from Uber and Axis animation soon, creators of the previously released cinematic CG Contact Trailer. The campaign will run from February 8th."

#114 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18411 posts) -

I really really really hope this game turns out great.

Blazerdt47
#115 Posted by musicalmac (22988 posts) -
The gamma was way up, it should be much darker, in my personal opinion. I'm afraid I didn't see anything too exciting.
#116 Posted by egger7577 (574 posts) -

The version in the vidoe looks like a console version. I imagine the PC version will look much better.

#117 Posted by Fizzman (9872 posts) -

I will gladly purchase this game if it scores reasonably well.  Hopefully it is scary.  I remember playing AVP (original), AVP2 and was genuinely scared playing it.  

#118 Posted by Ballroompirate (22788 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ballroompirate"]

After watching that stream I'm even more excited for the game. I don't care what this crappy site gives ACM, I already know I'm gonna enjoy it since it  looks better than Aliens 3. ACM is gonna have so many Aliens easter eggs I'm gonna have to have 911 on speed dial for all my nerdgasms playing through that game.

Salt_The_Fries

What are you getting it for? PC, PS3 or 360?

Sadly PS3, would have gotten it for 360 if I had a working 360.

#119 Posted by Fizzman (9872 posts) -

From the looks of it, the graphics are pretty bad.  AVP 2010 has better graphics.  

#120 Posted by megadeth1117 (1830 posts) -

There's some bad buzz going around the Twitter accounts of a few well respected journalists regarding this game. Jim Sterling said something along the lines of "If you're on the fence, don't get it."

#121 Posted by nutcrackr (12555 posts) -
not expecting good things, holding horde mode for DLC is slimey
#122 Posted by Pittfan666 (8532 posts) -
It looks terrible so expecting horrendous reviews here.
#123 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7287 posts) -

This game was pretty cool seeing during E3 time no sure about it now. I say it will be AA.

#124 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="KungfuKitten"]

[QUOTE="sts106mat"] hmm marines without guns, sounds good, what Would you like them to use? harsh language?sts106mat

OK so I didn't watch the entire vid, but...

How about extremely limited ammunition. Remaining unnoticed, being chased, doors that will close in time, alarms that go off, armor that can malfunction, tools that can jam, roaming progressive Alien AI figuring out how you want to achieve an objective. Destructible doors, fire hazards, creative use of equipment. People on board that you can get to know through com chat, who you don't want to lose and feel essential. Having to draw unwanted attention to yourself to save someone else. Hallucinations and possible risks to take. I mean. I'm sure there will be the element of surprise and the unknown, which is great. I do feel that a standard ratatatata approach doesn't fit perfectly well with the Alien franchise.

This is my problem. First thing I see in the vid: 3 grenades, over 200 ammo, 10 aliens attacking you who die unremarkably (I know it was probably on super easy godmode) and their blood doesn't matter. They could have just as well have been random Duke Nukem enemies or whatever. The parts where you walk around quietly and are taking in the surroundings are ten times better than the combat parts. They shouldn't have went with standard FPS combat variables, and should have elaborated on the other stuff.

BTW I would love to have people completely disagree with me on this. I feel that Dead Space has pretty much out-Aliened the Alien games.

I haven't even watched the bid, I have the CE preordered been waiting fir this game since 2001 or whenever it was first announced. its a game fir fans of the second movie, you have guns, you shoot aliens, that's all in interested in. dead space is boring, wandering around coridprs waitinng for the next steam valve to make you jump. there is no drive in dead space to get you to continue playing, the characters story etc are irrelevant , the game is just not fun. the atmosphere is top notch though. aliens is about being a marine and being the ultimate badass, just like the guys in the movie thought they were. Anyone who doesn't like the sound of that can p1ss off and play something else.

This game is trash.

#125 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

 

Sadly PS3, would have gotten it for 360 if I had a working 360.

Ballroompirate

A broken 360...what are the odds of that?

#126 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

There's some bad buzz going around the Twitter accounts of a few well respected journalists regarding this game. Jim Sterling said something along the lines of "If you're on the fence, don't get it."

megadeth1117

I can see this is garbage a mile a way. It will get the lemmings filled with nostalgia though...

#127 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -
I have my own reasons to not get excited, but if I posted everything in here, 100% of votes would go to "below A" option. Just saying.
#128 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (19818 posts) -
Game looks like garbage.
#129 Posted by walkingdream (4883 posts) -
jeez i seem like the only one who cant wait!! :p
#130 Posted by Ballroompirate (22788 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ballroompirate"]

 

Sadly PS3, would have gotten it for 360 if I had a working 360.

StrongBlackVine

A broken 360...what are the odds of that?

Thats what I get for playing Skyrim for 15 hours lol.

#131 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="Ballroompirate"]

 

Sadly PS3, would have gotten it for 360 if I had a working 360.

Ballroompirate

A broken 360...what are the odds of that?

Thats what I get for playing Skyrim for 15 hours lol.

Hmm, I played it for month and a half for about 15 hours a day and nothing happened. Granted that Xbox of mine was like 1 month old...
#132 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -
Some retailers have broken the release date and some gamers got their copies early, not to mention this led to the game being leaked to p2p networks for 360 (and PC, I think)... Point is, there are some gameplay videos from the actual game on youtube and other media services, there are also livestreams from the game as well. Btw there's gonna be a 106mb day 1 patch.
The gamma was way up, it should be much darker, in my personal opinion. I'm afraid I didn't see anything too exciting.musicalmac
This is the previous version of the same trailer, the gamma was correct, that latest version wasn't probably uploaded by the creators themselves. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH6js9tI_78
#133 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (8723 posts) -
Why are most people so down on it? Personally I think it looks incredible.
#134 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2155 posts) -

I can see it getting an 8

#135 Posted by Fizzman (9872 posts) -

Why are most people so down on it? Personally I think it looks incredible.Xaero_Gravity

My hype died considerably when i actually started to look at gameplay vidoes and trailers.  I am a huge Aliens fan, but unfortunately this is shaping up to be another mediocre installment.  6.5/7.0  

#136 Posted by Ballroompirate (22788 posts) -

Why are most people so down on it? Personally I think it looks incredible.Xaero_Gravity

People are too picky now and days, honestly it looks like a 7.5 or at most 8 game, which is still good in my books. As a hardcore Aliens fan (grew up on the movie,comics and action figures) I'm pretty excited for the game after watching the 2 hour stream from IGN, knowing GS though they'll score the game with a 5 or something cause it doesn't have CoD in it's name.

#137 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

I'm watching a walkthrough of it on youtube right now. This sh*t will be lucky to score a 7.0.

#138 Posted by klusps (10381 posts) -

The only thing I probably wish they added is darker and creepier environments like in AVP2. 

#139 Posted by Fizzman (9872 posts) -

The only thing I probably wish they added is more darker and creepier environments like in AVP2. 

klusps

What a great game.  

#140 Posted by Razor_defiace (1618 posts) -

I was on gaf these days and read that [spoiler] you fight human mercenaries later on, yelling "we gonna get paid tonight" [/spoiler] :(

My hype went down by 50% now... 

edit. The game was leaked

#141 Posted by delta3074 (18146 posts) -
Hater can hate all they want, i personally cannot wait until tuesday when the game releases, i enjoyd the last AVP game enormously and i Know i am going to have a blast with this game, being a uge Alines fan there is the nostalgia element as well,can't wait.
#142 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26511 posts) -
Why didn't you put Duke Nukem Forever in with the track record?
#143 Posted by HaRmLeSS_RaGe (1270 posts) -

If the single player is a solid 7/10+ I will pick it up.

#144 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

I was on gaf these days and read that [spoiler] you fight human mercenaries later on, yelling "we gonna get paid tonight" [/spoiler] :(

My hype went down by 50% now... 

edit. The game was leaked

Razor_defiace
It has been known for several months at the very least that you're going to fight some human enemies as well...
#145 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (8625 posts) -

If the single player is a solid 7/10+ I will pick it up.

HaRmLeSS_RaGe
I heard overall consensus that you have to play it at least on Hardened or Ultimate Badass Difficulty for some real challenge. The game has many bugs but there's a 106mb patch waiting for day 1 release so hopefully it will iron it all out. There's huge variety of guns and all of them feel authentic, and sound design as well as music are fantastic. From veteran gamers, I heard even if the SP disappoints a bit, the MP is a blast to play...
#146 Posted by worknow222 (1401 posts) -

So just to say I got the game and it's actually fun, graphics are eh but gameplay is quite fun, your teammates are pretty lively

#147 Posted by Speedzilla (1756 posts) -

It looks depressingly bad.

6.0, I'm guessing.

#148 Posted by Liquid_ (2618 posts) -

looks like a really bad version of natural selection 2 with l4d elements mixed in

#149 Posted by worknow222 (1401 posts) -

I have to say the upgrading while playing is great, expecially since it counts campaign

#150 Posted by arto1223 (4404 posts) -

For me personally, AAA, what I'm hoping for here, AA, what I'm expecting here, A.

I love both Alien and Aliens. I have watched Aliens so many times. On of my favorite action movies and Sci-Fi movies. So quotable and the sounds are great. The sounds and music alone will make this game a AAA title for me.