Aliens: Colonial Marines Video Preview
Dan Chiappini and Randolph Ramsay chat about their experiences with the lore, weapons, and gore of Gearbox's Aliens: Colonial Marines!
Well, all I can say is that the Alien story was good, if not awesome up until alien 3, so it pleases the hell out of me that SEGA is bring it back to the part we all love the most.
the Aliens action/thriller part of the second movie where the CM was introduced.
"They are coming out of the goddamned walls!"
I doubt they can make anything that's not been already done in another AVP game. On top of that, the explosions look pretty bad (look up the opening scenes in the footage), ands the animations are bad and jerky(1:12, look at your fellow marine -that animation is VERY bad. Looks like Counter Strike models). Still, it's Alien vs Predator universe, which I'm a big fan of -so they got me, no matter what
couldn't they spare the boring talk and just show a movie or something ? I'm kindda of bored of these so called guru which just have a big mouth and nothing else in their pants or heads. Baaah!
If the game doesn't suck ass, i'll overlook the weak retcon that's leaving any of Hadley's Hope still standing.
When will they release an only gameplay trailer? I'm tired of commentaries, I want to hear the in-game sound, feel the atmosphere of the game.
I remember when this was first announced in Game Informer a couple of years back. It looked so promising then, but now Gearbox looks like they've ruined it...
I want this game to give me a heart attack, not to show me bishop's tore up butt cheeks covered in HDR and other special effects
"Canon", means following the official story, when something is "canon" it is officially part of the overall story of the fictional world. Not canon means it is not officially recognised as part of the real story (sometimes this is considered an alternate reality type storyline).
Instead of making a smart horror game within the Alien universe, they make a dumb shooter where the creatures are no match against Private Herp Derp. And the sad thing is that it'll sell like the cure for cancer.The truth is that Aliens: Colonial Marines isn't cannon. It's a spin-off, just like abysmal Alien Resurrection. Ellen Ripley sacrificed herself in order to save humanity in the nihilistic work of art that is Alien 3 (Assembly Cut) and that's the end of it.
It's another glorious day in the Corps. A day in the Corps is like a day on the farm: Every meal's a banquet. Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation's a parade! I LOVE the Corps!
Looks ok but i think ide still prefer aliens vs predator, i dont know why people thought that was bad, i thought it was pure awesome
@maestrocrone ya i agree it was good until alien 3. alien ressurection sucked
@jhonel83 Eh, the initial explosion wasn't bad, the aftershocks and post detonations were pretty crappy, I will agree with you on that.
@jhonel83 This has nothing to do with the AVP universe. This a sequel to Aliens.
@owenconnor12 I didn't see any man on man action during this video, weird mind you have
...By making it atmospheric, kinetic and gorgeous?
@SpookyJack Yup, I know this game will blow. Gearbox has and will always make mediocre shooters that are depended on others good hard work.
While I recognize the point you're making (I hate the stream of mainstream run and gun cod clones on the market) Alien was really the only horror film in the series. Cameron's Aliens was a glorified action movie, and it was a very visceral and entertaining movie to watch. Gearbox appears to be attempting to emulate that manic sensationalism but retain some of Ridley Scott's macabre atmosphere. I'm looking forward to this game, however I do respect your opinion and my own hubris doesn't blind me from the valid points you made. If you think it will offend you by all means avoid it
@SpookyJack Alien 3 was total crap and one of the biggest let downs in cinema history. They ruined the franchise with Alien 3.
i thinks its cannon becasuse the game dosent really have anything to do with the movies except for background and enviroment. they are going back to investigate what happened after the terraformer blow up cause they dont know what happened. ripley and every one else isnt gonna be in this game except for maybe the top half of that android. also the rest of the universe dont know what happened on the planet cause the ship got messed up or something like that. its not a spin off. the story is what the rest of the universe is suddenly doing when a clonial marine ship goes dark and they need to investgate this isnt a spin off. alien vs Predator thats a spinoff. this could be considered like a wide picture epilouge
@SpookyJack didn't they just say that the game IS cannon?
Nope....sorry mate. Alien 3 was just a dream Ripley had in Hypersleep. Ripley, Hicks and Newt all returned to earth and lived happily ever after......No way Hicks died in a POD crash....
@wezkilla Sweet Jesus!! AvP (the newish one) was the worse pile of shite I have ever had the misfortune of playing.
Yea it was pretty but it stunk. Bad. Multi-player kill trains. No custom matches - ie preds vs aliens only, humans vs preds etc. NO CLASSES?! No updated maps from AvP2. How, after AvP2 defined awesome multiplayer they can ship that garbage... Shitty maps and clunky controls - esp as the pred and alien. I was gutted. But then again, it was made by Rebellion. And look at their back catalogue.
Playing AvP2 where you can be a face hugger in multiplayer is amazing fun. They had a chance to do something different but instead made a generic FPS. Did I mention KILL TRAINS??! Arggggh!
The first one was awesome. the remake not so much.
@kingnothing47 How about by removing the amazing advancements in game mechanics that were talked about 4 years ago, when the pre-alpha stage of the game looked better than this. I'm not saying this will be a bad game, rather, it will just be another glorified shooter, bringing no new elements to the table like was originally planned. If you can get your hands on the 2008 GI where it talked about A:CM, read about it. It sounded amazing then, it just looks okay now. Still, I have waited 4 years for this, and I will buy it, or at least rent it and give it a shot. Gearbox still has plenty of time for improvement.
@kingnothing47 I just wish some creative thought was put into the video game spin-offs. Tired of games forcing me to shoot stuff. Imagine how cool a true Alien survival horror game would be... No weapons, only one full-grown alien creature stalking the crew of a space ship. Solving smart environmental puzzles (with multiple sollutions) to escape or trap/lure the alien into specific parts of the ship and multiple endings depending on how many crew members survive the ordeal... But no, instead Gearbox chose to please sideways baseball cap-wearing Jason with yet another run & gun approach to the franchise... Still, I won't be avoiding CM because thank science there's still a used games market. But I most certainly do not buy into their whole 'It's cannon'-PR stunt.
@bane11 Alien³ is bad. Terrible, in fact. Thanks to FOX. Alien³ - The Assembly Cut, on the otherhand, is a flawed masterpiece and follows the original script to the letter. Very daring and very profound, tons of symbolism. Stylistically breathtaking, beautiful sets, deep characters, a brilliant cast, near-flawless acting, a very elegant alien creature and Elliot Goldenthal's most avantgarde score ever composed.
@ragnar320 You've made my point for me: CM is not a story that needs to be told and thus of no significant importance whatsoever. Hence it's a spin-off.The AvP movies aren't spin-offs. They're turds ;)
@Gravelord_Nito Nothing more than simple manipulative marketing techniques, lad.
@jeffmonkey @SpookyJack That's the point of Alien 3 and the whole franchise. No-one escapes the nightmare. No happy ending, sorry...
@Dirty_Window i never played the original, so i assume its the same for anyone, anyone who has not played the priginal who played the remake could say it was pretty good but if you did play the original the remake is pretty bad some as diablo 2-3
@Magician679 Agreed. I loved the original AvP multiplayer. It was so hectic playying with marines, predators, and aliens all around. Super addicting.
Well that's good you're keeping an open mind about it :) and who knows maybe they're just choosing to show the worst segments of the game, or using a very inexperienced player to demo the game. It would be wonderful to see a different take on the Aliens story (for there is only one) but as you said that's probably a pipedream, more or less. Eh bien, rien à foutre.
@SpookyJack yeah, that does that make sense :) ps. you'd be surprised by my age though haha ;)
@wezkilla Even as stand alone with no prior experience - it's nothing new or interesting. Which, as I've said was a massive missed opportunity.