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Aliens: Colonial Marines

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

  1. Easy Rhino

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    i wonder what percentage of games that have been released for the PC in the past 12 months only require a low end graphics card to play at 1080p and 30FPS ?
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    where can one buy avp 2? i cant find it on steam, i own the original on steam tho
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    i agree with this number. very little focus is given to improving graphics in today's games. (gameplay also leaves something to be desired IMO) i can't say the same about those created in 2005-2008 where companies were really pushing the envelope. Then, not coincidently, the xbox 360 and the PS3 were released and now we are back to crappy console ports.
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    I feel as most of the reviews for this game just wanted to hate on it. Looks decent but I would have to see for myself on how it plays.
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    Played a little bit last night and was not really impressed. Graphics are nothing special. Only played for about 30 minutes...
    I will play through the campaign at least since I spent the money on it.
    It is fun killing aliens:)
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    The game was just reviewed by IGN, and got a 4.5/10

    Ill wait till it goes on sale on Steam till i drop $50 into a 5 hour game.
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    btw the xenomorph on the box art contains metalic glitering paint
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    They should have spent the money on less glittery packaging and a more refined game.

    This has inferior graphics to F.E.A.R - a very good game that was out 7 and a half years ago. It also has no 'feel' to it. There is no suspense and no sense of urgency. It's all very 'go here, shoot that, move on, repeat'.

    By all means play it but given how fantastic the old AVP games were, this is really a very poor effort.

    EDIT: added screenshot from 7+ year old game (F.E.A.R)

    How a good game looked 7 1/2 years ago.

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    Pre-order cash grab. I'm sorry for those that bought the season pass to go with it. I don't think this game will last more than one "season" before it is forgotten about.
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    As mentioned, the reviews (at least one being from a pretty reputable site), indicate the game has serious problems that won't likely be fixed, like horrible graphics and AI. That's far from a game like STALKER SOC that had bugs that got fixed.

    About the comment on AvP2 vs AvP 2010, it's reeks of someone that likes to trash other's opinions, vs state their own, so I'll not even entertain it as worthwhile conversation.
    No kidding, let's put aside the meaningless box shots and get to the meat of the matter.

    I don't have much faith in Gearbox anymore, and the typical glowing review from IGN isn't going to change that. IGN will let anyone make walkthrough videos of games, most of which lately are very suspect, with no real proof of having accomplished certain achievements they're implying they beat. It's common that they gloss over problems in games where you can't actually achieve something due to a bug.
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    From what I got from the opening credits, Gearbox is more a producer here than the actual developer. There are three other devs mentioned.


    My opinion...It's Doom3 with aliens. Might be interesting to see how coop goes though. I haven't played enough to make a real conclusion.
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    Not that they're the best source, but wikipedia states it as:

    Developer(s) Gearbox Software
    In association with:
    Nerve Software
    TimeGate Studios
    Demiurge Studios (Wii U)

    I take that as meaning Gearbox spearheaded and managed the development, and the other teams merely assisted on certain platforms and/or aspects of the game.

    Doom 3 with aliens might actually end up being a bit of an insult to Id. This one appears to be more arcade shooter than suspenseful survival horror. Doom 3 was actually a bit of both. It was mostly arcade, but at least it had some halfway decent dark, suspenseful pauses mixed in.
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    If you want super extream good grapics, mybe start playing games with pre rendered backgrounds? like resident evil zero/ remake

    i did saw some unfinished or quik work in the game, but i find story more important then grapics
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    I wish they still made games like early Resident Evil. Pre-rendered backgrounds in 1080p+ res and very high polygon count everything else would be awesome. Maybe it would be scary again. The backgrounds would end up being like high res movie strips that you play in.
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    I also preordered this game at Newegg, had a $12 off coupon, so at least I didn't pay full price for it, but I still feel the burn as I could've used that coupon to preorder another game...

    I had such high hopes for this game, I still remember my old clan days playing the original AvP at LAN parties for hours, but after reading the reviews and this thread I can't help but feel sad knowing that the game waiting for me at home when I get back from work won't meet my expectations, I feel so disappointed as many of you guys do :(

    This is a sad day, I didn't really care about the bad graphics (been watching most of the teasers online for the past few months) but I was still hoping to have fun playing it, and realizing my dream of actually being part of a worthy sequel to Aliens, as opposed to the stinking movies released for the franchise after what I believe was its high point.

    Do you guys realize that the vision Ridley and Cameron had while they were at the helm of their respective alien movies, defined most sci-Fi action and terror movies and games for decades to come?

    It's such a shame that the franchise has been mishandled and its potential wasted... :(
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    I've barely prepurchased a single game since Dungeon Siege 3, that game was like having testicular torsion all over again.

    I'm glad I didn't get hyped up over this game and as with a lot of games these days I was very glad I didn't pay for it.

    Though perhaps it suffered the Duke Nukem Forever-syndrome of being in development for too long, but that's no excuse for covering up 2007-era graphics with low lighting.
    (2007-era being with some very generous rounding)
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    You Had Testicular Torsion?
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    i just seen a video where aliens dont even react to you pointing the flashlight at them and continue to stroll around
    also the pulse rifle has 40 rounds
    0/10 will not buy thanks gearbox
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    About 8 years ago now. Simple surgery, everything is tethered down :p

    Dungeon Siege 3 was a kick to the groin of very awesome memories of playing Dungeon Siege 1 and 2, and testicular torsion was very reminiscent to a kick to the groin;
    so I find it suitable to compare Dungeon Siege 3 to testicular torsion. That's about how much I enjoyed it.

    Actually, Aliens: Colonial Marines is kinda balls so I'm open to extending this comparison to cover it as well.
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    That's from a promotional video :D
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    Sooo...yeah I've pre-ordered it...thank got I had a good coupon. After recently playing DS3 this is pretty bad.
    My problems with the game:
    1. Where's the godly "special engine" that Randy was talking about, why this game looks worse then DNF, why I see textures that came creeping upon me from 2002-2003 ?
    2. Where's the "horror" aspect ?
    3. Why the aliens even on the hardest difficulty just STAND there or run on their two towards you, instead of being sneaky and wall-crawling
    4. Why there isn't a button to check your ammo in some way on the hardest difficulty - IDK with how much ammo I start with, is that the way a responsible marine treats his ammunition ?


    so far I had more fun with AVP of 2010 - better graphics, better action and all.


    Ugh, might try co-op

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