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Aliens: Colonial Marines

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

  1. Easy Rhino

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    glad you liked it. i thought it played like pure crap with zero imagination. this one unfortunately looks just as bad. also, are the graphics from 2004?
     
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    All graphics are from 2004. As for AvP what did you expect? Are you one of those people who get mad at the plot of a Godzilla movie?
     
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    I have to agree with TMM, I liked it as well. I just wished it was longer. It gave you the hunted and the hunter feeling.
     
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  4. Easy Rhino

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    can't disagree with that :laugh:

    i love the alien movie franchise including the two AvP movies. the games though play like they were made a bunch of interns.
     
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    I liked the latest AvP game, wish it was longer actually. But running around from light to dark with a bunch of marines below as helpless cattle for the slaughter, ah was so refreshing. We've played for years as the weak little men with guns who have to over come foes with 100x our health and damage. It can be fun sure, but mostly it just comes off as tedious.

    But actually allow me for once to be that overpowered monster who can attack out of nowhere and scare the crap out of my victims? now that's refreshing.

    Predator was fun in the hack and slash and I loved the ability to jump wherever I wanted to go (rather than the poor human who can't seem to mount a 3 ft curb...)but they nerfed the gun too much imo.

    marine was the typical tedious representation of the poor sad bastard who's foes are much stronger but somehow survives. Wish they would have at least focused more on the horror element on that one but I'll take 2 outta 3.

    The new one seems to be all the tedious and none of the fun...pass.
     
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    I have to agree, AvP 2010 is the best so far. Only thing that bothered me was the need to get through a whole level without checkpoints on the hardest mode. I was on a system that lagged back then though, maybe I should try it again with my new rig.

    The original AvP series had Aliens swarms that were hard to escape as Predator on anything but lower difficulty levels.
     
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    Hmmm... Those reviews. :ohwell:
     
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    I'm disheartened by them as well. I'll likely give it a rent and a spin on the Xbox. Better to be out $3 than $50.
     
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    Regardless of bad reviews I'll buy this game. Just like S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, that had game breaking bugs but it didn't stop me from enjoying it. If anything I didn't suffer at all when it was released and when patches came out it just got better and better.

    Maybe I just have an optimistic outlook. I won't be getting A:CM until I have the Internet again so probably by then a few patches will have been released. I may even hold off until the DLC is released.

    Anyone played it yet?
     
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    Available soon with AMD Never Settle bundle. :laugh:
     
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    according to the reviews the problems is not bugs or anything like it, they say its just abad, boring game.
     
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    I just read the review on IGN and PCGamer. Holy crap Gearbox really dropped the ball! I didn't expect a AAA game but some of these scores are in the 50's!
     
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    i saw mussels on steam last night playing this game. i should have asked how he liked it.
     
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    I was really wanting to get this game, but after some of the reviews.. I'll pass.. Maybe a $5 steam deal..
     
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    avp2010 is one piece of shit and should never been made,
    avp2 is the best of it series
     
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    I got AVP in a give away but played about 10 minutes of it before uninstalling.
     
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    I only played the first one and it rocked. Especially the multiplayer was absolutely hysterical. SPent many hours nailing aliens to the walls with me speargun. :)
     
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    $80??? :eek:

    It's only £29.99 ($50) here in the UK
     
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    Eurogamer's review gave me that impression...

    "It all comes back to that engine, and it's the pneumatic jaw in the soft squishy skull of a game that feels more like a weary contractual obligation than a chance to immerse yourself in one of the most beloved franchises around. Even if it were polished to an acceptable, 2013-standard AAA shine, Colonial Marines would still only be a generic effort coasting on borrowed iconography. Weighed down by so many grindingly obvious mechanical issues, it never even gets off the ground. For a game all about exterminating bugs, it's a fatal irony."

    ... either-way I'm going to buy the game at a later date and see what I think myself.
     
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    I got the game, will give it a whirl and report back.
     
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    It's awful

    For a game that's been in dev for so long, it's abysmal. It's an insult.

    I preloaded and got home from work today to play it.

    It's capping at 60fps despite not having v-sync on. Might just be me but smacks of console fps.

    Graphics are terrible. Genuinely terrible by today's standards. Texture details, quality - all bloody awful. I was hoping for more atmosphere but it seems in space - there is none.

    I'm 38 years old and was hoping for something with style. This has none. I will probably uninstall it and count it as a bad experience. £30 down the tubes.

    I'm sure some folk will defend it but in the run up to Crysis 3 and Metro Lastlight games that are made this poorly with so little enthusiasm have no place in todays PC gaming.

    And to think Nvidia is releasing Titan. On the basis of this, it could re-release the GeForce 6800 instead.
     
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    glad I saved my money and didnt buy into the marketing.
     
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    It'll probably be cheap very soon on Steam or Amazon or even GMG, kind of the way Spec Ops dropped in price very quickly, and I'll grab it then, around the $7.50-$10 area, just for the sake if the Aliens franchise.

    Sorry Ridley :cry:
     
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    this game looks fun, I've watched some videos, and I would agree that the graphics are too outdated, and the gameplay is not that solid, although it is a great concept on paper

    maybe still fun with friends though, but for me I think its not worth the $50 price(on steam)

    I'll wait for a cheap 4-pack sale and i'll buy it.
     
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    AvP and AvP2 were AWESOME!


    This game though is getting terrible reviews. I've been looking forward to it for so long. I think i will download the demo /wink and see how it is.
     

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