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Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Old 02-08-13, 03:53 PM
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

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I find it more than a little troubling that the most recent trailer is nothing but a pre-rendered cutscene.
Totally. Also they took the main track from the movie "MOON" to give it some flavor.

Hoping it's decent.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Haven't bought a new game in 2 years and was thinking about heading out to pick up Borderlands 2 this weekend, then I remembered I hadn't heard anything about this game in a while. I want to love it... but I think I'm going to wait for some reviews.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

No reviews, that can't be a good sign.
Old 02-09-13, 01:21 PM
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

The Alien franchise in terms of gaming hasn't been good since Alien vs Predator 2 for the PC several yeas back. But one promising aspect is Gearbox has their hands in this and after the success of Borderlands we have some degree of hope. Lets just wait and see but I do hope the game does well above average.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

The vibe I'm getting from twitter is to expect horrendous reviews when the embargo lifts sometime after midnight. I'm really torn now since I love Aliens so much and I desperately want that statue but $100 seems stupid as fuck now. Plus it's obviously already shipped from amazon. Ugh.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Yeah, if they thought this was going to have good reviews they'd have the embargo much earlier so people could get their pre-orders in.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Gee, I'm shocked.

Glad I didn't get my hopes up this would be anything more than mediocre at best.

Gearbox really isn't a good developer. They stumbled on to one successful formula, and will milk it to its grave.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

I'm not shocked either. I was just expecting more in the 6-7 range than the 4-5. One of those "if you're a fan of the movie, you'll get your money's worth" kind of things.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

I've been waiting for reviews on this too; bummer that it doesn't look good...
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

People in the NeoGAF thread that have been playing it early have not been kind.
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People in the NeoGAF thread that have been playing it early have not been kind.
What is this, I don't even...

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What is this, I don't even...
No kidding. What is that? It's almost creepy in its own right. A silver alien just walking around. Not attacking. Do you shoot it, or do you just let it keep walking around. Weird.

I have a copy that shipped from Gamefly today. Pretty sure I'm glad I just rented it. Might play a few hours quickly just to see if I need to get it back so I can get Crysis.

Starting to wonder a bit if Gearbox is a one hit wonder with Borderlands.
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That is... amazing!
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Reviews are coming in!

Eurogamer.net - 3/10
Polygon - 3/10
Gamespot - 4.5/10
IGN - 4.5/10
Gamespy - 2/5
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Wow is this thing getting absolutely savaged in reviews. I got a text last night from Gamestop, telling me my preorder was ready for pickup. I recall preordering it and paying the full amount via credit back in 2009 or 2010, but thought I'd canceled it and applied the credit to something else. Guess I'll have to call today and see what they've got on file.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Destructoid's 2.5/10 review is pretty good and tells me all I need to know.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

As much as it's getting hammered in the reviews I'd still like to play it. Maybe not at $60 but I still have $27 left in Amazon gift cards from Christmas. Maybe when it drops in a little in a few weeks I'll take the chance and get it cheap.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Man, I'm happy I cancelled my $100 preorder. I still love borderlands though.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

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Destructoid's 2.5/10 review is pretty good and tells me all I need to know.
Anybody want to spoil the "plot twist" (in tags of course) referenced in this review? It sounds hilariously bad, and I'll never play this thing.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

4.5 minutes of mild-spoilery video review with Polygon's Chris Plante. Boy howdy, does it look like something special!

http://www.polygon.com/2013/2/12/397...lonial-marines

"My name is Chris Plante and today I played 'Open, shut, close the door, close the door, press the keyboard, loading, open, shut, shoot the bad guys'."
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Boy am I glad I poked my head in here before buying today. Shit



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Really sad to hear this. I'm convinced that the "Alien" saga is a curse when it comes to games built around it much like Star Trek. If the reviews are correct then this is truely a sad day and maybe a setback to Gearbox.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

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Love the Spaceballs reference.
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Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines (Gearbox, Sega) - Spring 2012

Saw this....

Aliens: Colonial Marines Bombed with Negative Reviews on Metacritic


Many quote the disappointing graphics, the repetitive campaign, the lack of respect towards the movies, and the way-too-hectic gameplay that doesn't really focus on delivering a remotely scary experience, like the one from the films.

The current user review score on Metacritic is at 5.0/10 for the PC version and 4.3/10 for the Xbox 360. For other editions like the PS3 or Wii U ones, reviews haven't been submitted just yet.

"The entire experience is heavily scripted, having you move through linear corridors, and before you know the word of it, you're shooting at other sentient human beings in an Alien game. Their AI, along with your teammates' and even the Xenomorphs' are broken to say the least. They'll run past you, they'll stop up and stare at you, and apart from scripted events they'll act as turrets that do nothing but shoot/jump at you."

While negative reviews from regular users isn't that uncommon, professional websites have also given it extremely low scores, as the PC version has an average of 39/100 while the Xbox 360 is at 44/100.



http://news.softpedia.com/news/Alien...c-328724.shtml

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