Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Aliens: Colonial Marines official thread

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Kinda dissappointed that Dead Space 3, and especially this are getting bad reviews. I wanted to get them both, but that just an extra 120 bones I can throw towards God of War: Ascension, Dead Island: Riptide, and The Last of Us, later on this year.

    A: CM had so much potential.... apparently there's a bit of drama behind this game.

    So Gearbox (the people who made goty Borderlands 2) have been promoting this game, as if they were the developers, but in actuality, gearbox outsourced the single player of this game to a lesser known studio who has only put out bad games before, while gearbox only partially worked on the multi-player.

    The reason I was excited for this was solely coming off playing Borderlands 2, I thought the writers would nail that goofy, military fun aspect of Aliens, while keeping the same fun gameplay from Borderlands. I think everyone thought that. Gearbox is turning into a poor company with shady industry tactics, that made one good game. sigh*

    Comment


    • Originally posted by BeRightBack View Post
      Kinda dissappointed that Dead Space 3, and especially this are getting bad reviews. I wanted to get them both, but that just an extra 120 bones I can throw towards God of War: Ascension, Dead Island: Riptide, and The Last of Us, later on this year.

      A: CM had so much potential.... apparently there's a bit of drama behind this game.

      So Gearbox (the people who made goty Borderlands 2) have been promoting this game, as if they were the developers, but in actuality, gearbox outsourced the single player of this game to a lesser known studio who has only put out bad games before, while gearbox only partially worked on the multi-player.

      The reason I was excited for this was solely coming off playing Borderlands 2, I thought the writers would nail that goofy, military fun aspect of Aliens, while keeping the same fun gameplay from Borderlands. I think everyone thought that. Gearbox is turning into a poor company with shady industry tactics, that made one good game. sigh*
      I was reading about this too... apparently a group of extremely inexperienced programmers made this. Fucking why??

      Comment


      • I love it. I really do. It captures the feel, look, and sounds of the film perfectly! Yeah, gameplay isn't the best, but who cares. I rather it true to the Alien mythos than have great graphics and all that.

        I really love it, and I think people are doing an extremely uncalled for amount of crying. It's been awhile since I've just had so much fun. And all the little fanboy moments fucking rule.
        "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody. If, he can help it." -- Mark Twain





        "I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature." -- Adolf Hitler


        You are a sadistic, volatile and all over out of control internet cruise missile, that's what you are, Oxley.
        Do you have American animals in your Zoo's? Like Bears, Elephants and Giraffes?
        My little idiot..

        Comment


        • Originally posted by oxley View Post
          I love it. I really do. It captures the feel, look, and sounds of the film perfectly! Yeah, gameplay isn't the best, but who cares. I rather it true to the Alien mythos than have great graphics and all that.

          I really love it, and I think people are doing an extremely uncalled for amount of crying. It's been awhile since I've just had so much fun. And all the little fanboy moments fucking rule.
          Good. My heart sank when I was reading some of the reviews.

          Comment


          • Originally posted by Caustic Coffee View Post
            Good. My heart sank when I was reading some of the reviews.
            The gameplay makes it feel like some awesome retro Arcade game. And I love that vibe. The amount of detail is just amazing, hell they even brough set designers from the film into the Developing stage to design areas of the Sulaco that were never shown on film, to help retain the looks and feel.

            The fan service is breath taking. It really it, the gameplay is a tad tacky and it isn't the prettiest, but like I said, that Arcade feel rules.
            "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody. If, he can help it." -- Mark Twain





            "I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature." -- Adolf Hitler


            You are a sadistic, volatile and all over out of control internet cruise missile, that's what you are, Oxley.
            Do you have American animals in your Zoo's? Like Bears, Elephants and Giraffes?
            My little idiot..

            Comment


            • Originally posted by oxley View Post
              I love it. I really do. It captures the feel, look, and sounds of the film perfectly! Yeah, gameplay isn't the best, but who cares. I rather it true to the Alien mythos than have great graphics and all that.

              I really love it, and I think people are doing an extremely uncalled for amount of crying. It's been awhile since I've just had so much fun. And all the little fanboy moments fucking rule.
              Yeah that's what makes me want it, the mythos and awesomeness of the Alien universe. I'm still going to wait a while. I'd get it on my PC and hopefully a patch or something may fix some of the clunkiness I've read about.

              Comment


              • Originally posted by oxley View Post
                The gameplay makes it feel like some awesome retro Arcade game. And I love that vibe. The amount of detail is just amazing, hell they even brough set designers from the film into the Developing stage to design areas of the Sulaco that were never shown on film, to help retain the looks and feel.

                The fan service is breath taking. It really it, the gameplay is a tad tacky and it isn't the prettiest, but like I said, that Arcade feel rules.
                Just what I'm looking for.

                To be honest, I'm not a good judge of modern games and would rather get the retro arcade game feel you're referring to. I mean, it's a movie from the early 90's, so I'd rather it not look like Avatar.

                Comment


                • l'll just give an initial reaction since l think l'm still too early in the game to tell...So far l like it but l'm not overwhelmed. l've made it to Hadley's Hope and it seems to be a by-the-numbers FPS, only surrounded by xenomorphs from the Alien franchise instead of zombies or necromorphs. Haven't tried multiplayer yet, but l'm anticipating good things. l do love the sound effects. That seems to be the one area where this game shines. And there are certain events which seem as though they might expand on the franchise, along with numerous references to the second and third films. Oxleys spot on about the arcade feel of it, too. l'm looking forward to going inside the derelict later tonight...

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Caustic Coffee View Post
                    Just what I'm looking for.

                    To be honest, I'm not a good judge of modern games and would rather get the retro arcade game feel you're referring to. I mean, it's a movie from the early 90's, so I'd rather it not look like Avatar.
                    Then I'd be shocked if you didn't like it man.

                    Originally posted by yoxodo View Post
                    l'll just give an initial reaction since l think l'm still too early in the game to tell...So far l like it but l'm not overwhelmed. l've made it to Hadley's Hope and it seems to be a by-the-numbers FPS, only surrounded by xenomorphs from the Alien franchise instead of zombies or necromorphs. Haven't tried multiplayer yet, but l'm anticipating good things. l do love the sound effects. That seems to be the one area where this game shines. And there are certain events which seem as though they might expand on the franchise, along with numerous references to the second and third films. Oxleys spot on about the arcade feel of it, too. l'm looking forward to going inside the derelict later tonight...

                    Multiplayer rules, far better than anything COD can do. It takes a bit to get used to the Xenos but once you do it's fucking cool as.
                    "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side, which he never shows to anybody. If, he can help it." -- Mark Twain





                    "I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature." -- Adolf Hitler


                    You are a sadistic, volatile and all over out of control internet cruise missile, that's what you are, Oxley.
                    Do you have American animals in your Zoo's? Like Bears, Elephants and Giraffes?
                    My little idiot..

                    Comment


                    • As a MASSIVE Aliens fan... Its isnt the prettiest, it isnt solid gameplay, the story is lacking, it is overall sloppy, animations are bad, AI is bad, but honeslty Ive played much worse. This feels like a game that should have came out 5 years ago. I dont hate it and am not sure if I actually like it but the content is keeping me playing. Its the closest we will get to being in an Aliens movie and a good job was done in recreating the visuals and sounds from the film. The little details of finding Bishops lower half and stumbling upon the original Marines dog tags and weapons is a nice touch. I expected much more thought and care in the final presenation but what can you really expect when the campaign is farmed out to a half assed developer with a bad track record?

                      I played the first 7 chapters out of 11 yesterday and have no issues finishing it out despite its issues. This took me only 3 hours and was on the hardest difficulty so the game is incredibly short even for a FPS. Ran into a glitch where I appeared in a level in third person until I went down and then was revived into first person without holding any weapons for the remainder of the level. Bugs like that are simply unacceptable. Havent even attempted to try the mulitplayer yet.

                      Resonance - Fusion - Selection - Conception - Evolution - Liberation

                      Comment


                      • Originally posted by oxley View Post
                        I love it. I really do. It captures the feel, look, and sounds of the film perfectly! Yeah, gameplay isn't the best, but who cares. I rather it true to the Alien mythos than have great graphics and all that.

                        I really love it, and I think people are doing an extremely uncalled for amount of crying. It's been awhile since I've just had so much fun. And all the little fanboy moments fucking rule.
                        There's really no excuse for sub-par graphics and gameplay in this day and age.

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by Justin_Voorhees View Post
                          There's really no excuse for sub-par graphics and gameplay in this day and age.
                          Not every developer puts an emphasis on graphics. If a game plays well, and is fun, that's all that should matter. Until Virtual Reality hits the masses, graphics should be the least of your concern.

                          Comment


                          • Originally posted by SlayerX View Post
                            As a MASSIVE Aliens fan... Its isnt the prettiest, it isnt solid gameplay, the story is lacking, it is overall sloppy, animations are bad.
                            Sounds like a winner.


                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by bloodydollface View Post
                              Not every developer puts an emphasis on graphics. If a game plays well, and is fun, that's all that should matter. Until Virtual Reality hits the masses, graphics should be the least of your concern.
                              Graphics are not the most important thing I agree but this game doesn't even have good gameplay from what I have read.

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by Justin_Voorhees View Post
                                Graphics are not the most important thing I agree but this game doesn't even have good gameplay from what I have read.
                                Well there's good games and there's shitty games. I heard this game is shit as well. That's Gearbox for you...

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X