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Aliens: Colonial Marines

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mussels, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    we didnt have a thread dedicated to this game, so i made one.


    Me, housemate, and brother have this game preordered (and i got the DLC) and i'm looking forward to playing it with a few TPU'ers.

    What i've seen in trailers really resembles L4D gameplay, with aliens :p
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  2. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Haven't pre-ordered yet, but I will be buying it!!!
    May suck as some have been saying, but I am a big fan of the Alien series (movies and games):toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU
  3. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    it seems to be actually aimed at fans:

    drop in/drop out coop (with bots taking over) for the ENTIRE SP campaign.

    4v4 vs with humans controlling the aliens (winnar)


    no invisible predators with OP weaponry
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    id like some predators but let it dark, just Aliens!!
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    lyndonguitar I play games

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    damn this looks cool
  6. TheMailMan78

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    Game over man. GAME OVER!
    grunt_408 and DannibusX say thanks.
  7. AsRock

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    Only the 1st one was any good so going see how it turns out it might just be a short as campaign and unmodifiable game which i am sick to hell of them.. And for the one before this that was just pitiful.

    So for now going save me money but have my eye on it for sure.
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Love that part in the movie:toast:
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    lets make a camp fire and single a couple of songs
  10. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    just remember if you order through GMG you can get the entire thing Game + GLC for $57.50 vs steam at $76

    $37.50 for base game
    $27 for the DLC use 25% off code to get it down further.

    if you DONT have a GMG account let me know use a referal link when signing up and then purchase base game you get $2 credit for joining which you can then use on the DLC for another $2 off bringing total cost down to $55 give or take.
  11. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    ^ i got the game for $30 at getgamesgo.com, then the DLC from GMG for the DLC.
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    I'm always a bit skeptical when they start catering to team coop or mp in a game that was meant for it's shock the lone player horror. It often dumbs down the survival horror a notch or two to action horror or spray and pray chaos. Even some that start out in the coop genre end up this way, L4D 2 for instance.

    The latest example of course is Dead Space 2. Horror games are supposed to keep you on the edge of your seat immersed in the experience, not constantly crafting at the bench, grinding for resources, or deploying and waiting for scavenger bots. It even has a cheesy love triangle bicker fest that just feels out of place in a horror game.

    The narrative alone in A: CM sounds like something out of a Duke Nukem game, replete with a gigantic mini gun to turn monsters into goo. They say they're trying to follow the older Aliens movies in this one. Well don't forget those movies involved soldiers straying and getting picked off one by one, not a team working in close cooperation.

    Despite my skepticism, I'm still hopeful, and will probably get it, but after the latest videos they've shown, I can't be too enthused about it, esp after seeing Dead Space get dumbed down to action coop. The truth is, they didn't add coop in DS to bump up the challenge, it was to appease those from the last two whom couldn't handle the game solo.

    This is what happens when they listen to random players vs devoted horror game veterans. You wind up with CoD horror vs survival horror.
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  13. Widjaja

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    Hmm....

    You're just over the pond....
    Colonial Marines or Borderlands 2.

    Would be nice to play a L4D type game with people who are less likely to run and gun ahead to get the most kills while leaving you behind ftw.

    Only reason why I disliked L4D2 was the amount of randoms who spoiled the gaming experience for me.
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    Then again, turning horror games into fast paced action shooters has that effect, so it's not just the fault of the players. A lot of devs have lost touch with the idea that horror needs to be paced and suspenseful to really have any shock value. They're turning it into a spray and pray CoD noob thing where it's more about bragging rights than immersion.
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    I just can't percieve how it can make people kick you out of team for doing the slightest thing wrong or have them yell at you over VOIP for reviving them when they do not want to be revived.

    Have you played Killing Floor Horror shooter?
    I have never experienced the poor team playing in that game to anywhere near the same level as left for dead.
    People who do attempt to grieve and have just general bad attitude safe behind their computer screen get kicked or or left behind.

    Not the other way around.
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    my game wil give you slow pasted horror survival
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    I got one copy for me and one for my brother as well. I am down to team up. :)
    No way I'm passing on colonial Marines. It better be good!..lol..
    Hell my names been Bishop in games for ages.
    Aliens ftw.:p

    Secure that shit Hudson.. :p
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    Does anyone know the actual steam unlock time?

    i know global the 12-feb it unlocks but i cant find any times.
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    Pre-loading:
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  21. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    mines been preloaded since i ordered it, but same with rampage i cant find an unlock time, which kinda makes it vague with us being in a different time zone.

    here we go:

    [​IMG]


    thats 4am here :/
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  22. TheMailMan78

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    I would be pre-loading this game if I wasn't pre-broke.
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    I'm in the same boat you're in.. I was broke when I picked up FC3.. Now I'm really broke.. lol
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    that alien vs predator game was pure sheit.
  25. TheMailMan78

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    No it wasn't. Wasn't that bad at all.

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