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Submitted by rbailey 1107d ago | news

New Aliens Trailer Fails To Impress

Thomas Chamberlain of writes:
Yesterday Gearbox Software released the latest trailer for their upcoming release of Aliens: Colonial Marines, however it was not well received by fans or even the makers of the game itself.The fans seem disappointed by the dialogue the trailer features, and with reason, as it’s full of generic one-liners that you would find in every cheesy action movie. Take a minute to watch the trailer above.
Interestingly the games’ writer Mikey Neumann has gone on Twitter to publicly state that the dialogue found in the Aliens trailer is not even in the game and insured everyone knew that he did not write it. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Root  +   1108d ago
It made me cancel my pre order, if it was Alien related it would look even more generic. Seriously this should of beena third person shooter instead, where your alone in a dark, scary, abandoned environment....think of the first Dead Space....just Issac, the ship and the Necromorphs.

The voice acting was pretty terrible, typical soldier grunts with their cheesy one liners

It's sad because they've been hyping it up for ages and it looks pretty bad

They should of done a third person game set after the 4th film with Ripley.
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Myst  +   1107d ago
I'm thinking about it...I have $30.00 on my pre-order right now and well I could use that to get other things. I like Aliens it's a set of movies, but after seeing that trailer not so sure...Half of me wants to keep the pre-order and finish it next week, other half just wants to use the money on a lego game instead or something :|
Irishguy95  +   1107d ago
This game looked mediocre from the first gameplay trailer, don't know how no one see's how bad the combat is.
antz1104  +   1103d ago
Everyone needs to calm down. Seriously if you ignore it based off one trailer then maybe you didnt really want it in the first place. Personally I think dropping a game due to a problem with the advertisement is kinda idiotic.
rbailey  +   1108d ago
The most interesting thing about this news is the fact that the game's writer went out on Twitter and said he didn't write any of the dialogue in that trailer then deleted his tweet. This already points to bad signs with the game in some capacity and I'm sure alot of people probably missed out that this happened.
Septic  +   1108d ago
Really? That is messed up and not a good sign at all.

Man its so frustrating; these games always look like they have such great potential and then they mess up in areas like dialogue.

What's up with the character movements? They seem so rigid. It really does detract from the game. The visuals seem pretty mediocre too.

Well here's hoping the game somehow turns out to be great. Gearbox, sort it out. Take your time if need be.
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aLucidMind  +   1107d ago
He said that the bad dialogue wasn't in the game. I don't see how him saying that is a bad indication.
ChrisW  +   1107d ago
"What's up with the character movements?"

Dunno. But hopefully they used an Alpha build...
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DOMination-  +   1107d ago
The games been a development nightmare. Announced in 2006 but i don't think they even started working on it until 2010. I feel maybe Gearbox have too much on their plate. During this time they've had two borderlands, a released brothers in arms, another one in development which is either canned or a new IP, Aliens, DNF and another duke game in development. And a game based on the movie heat. Plus some help on handheld and wii games. That's a lot for a reasonably small independent studio to handle.
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AKS  +   1107d ago
Hopefully he's referring to the awful narration in that trailer. If that type of corny hypermacho garbage isn't in the game, that would be a good sign. Sort of.

I'm going to be looking for some all-gameplay video to see if the actual game is better than this bad trailer suggests.

Sometimes you never know. For example, the Dead Space demo was just gawdawful, whereas the actual game was excellent.
Greyslash  +   1107d ago
I'll be picking this up in the bargain bin, along with DmC and Dead Space 3.
WeAreLegion  +   1107d ago
You missed out on DMC?!? Why? It's fantastic!
Greyslash  +   1107d ago
Because it's not DMC, and it looked way too easy, I saw people getting SSS combos by doing the same move, they really casual'd it up.
WeAreLegion  +   1107d ago
1) It's definitely DMC. Trust me. He fits right in with old Dante.

2) It's only easy on the first three difficulties. It REALLY ramps up after that. Hell and Hell mode is nearly impossible. I'm not sure I'm going to keep playing that mode. :/

3) SSS by doing the same move? I'd like to see that. Honestly. I would. There is a trophy for getting an SSS in combat. There was only one part in the game where an SSS came easily...and even then, I had to work for it.
Zha1tan  +   1107d ago
Why they decided to show the butt ugly console version is beyond me, those graphics are ugly as hell and so are the animations.

Ironsights for this game are also stupid as hell.
Chard  +   1107d ago
I know right
Nobody in Aliens really used the iron sights, it was mostly from the hip.
mynameisEvil  +   1107d ago
I still can't believe people knocked the 2010 AvP game for not having iron sights. Because, you know, when you're frantically trying to maneuver to keep from getting molested by Xenos and Predators, the best thing to do is pull up your iron sights and slow your character down, right? *rolls eyes*
zalanis  +   1107d ago
wow that trailer was horrible. and i had heard so much praise for this game based on a previous trailer. i wonder wht trailer ppl were reffering to.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1107d ago
Gearbox? I thought you guys were better than that? Come on.
Heisenburger  +   1107d ago
*sad face*
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Rhezin  +   1107d ago
been waiting many years for this game, so no trailer nor brainless comments will sway all!

Heisenburger  +   1107d ago
"... nor brainless comments will sway all!"

Care to elaborate boy?
Snookies12  +   1107d ago
"so no trailer nor brainless comments will sway me..."

Wait... You don't care if the game sucks then? You're still going to buy it? That's typically what a trailer is... The game... You know, the one you're wanting to buy. This trailer was bad...
Feralkitsune  +   1107d ago
Well, a trailer doesn't determine if a game sucks or not. You guys are leaping before you look. The game could be fine.
MysticStrummer  +   1107d ago
A trailer is the game? lol No.
antz1104  +   1103d ago
Lol, trailers are usually cinematics. Like this, I barely saw any gameplay.
lovegames718  +   1107d ago
Not even that for every previewer tht hyped this game up there was someone ripping it for having terrible character animations , stiff controls, sponge like aliens and shiny albeit beautiful backgrounds that look fake.

Idk Duke Nukem was hyped to death and ended up being trash. Well see how this turns out, but over hyped games end up being mediocre often times.
r21  +   1107d ago
Honestly, felt like a borderlands trailer. I was really expecting a horror creepy type trailer. It is the Alien series after all.
shackdaddy  +   1107d ago
I don't get what all the fuss is about. I mean, it's definitely not the best trailer they've shown but it's not that bad.

And the guy said this wasn't gameplay dialog so it's not like it's showing what the dialog will be in-game.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1107d ago
You tell 'em Shackdaddy

It did not suck.
thezeldadoth  +   1107d ago
as usual nobody reads the article. Gearbox doesn't even like this trailer, and also said that none of that dialogue is in the game. Still hoping this will be good.
FlyingFoxy  +   1107d ago
I was gonna get this on PC, instead it seems like a waste of time like Dead Island.

I was hoping it'd be similar to Left 4 Dead, or Killing Floor at least because those 2 are heaps of fun.. instead it is looking a bit dull, not much ambient tracks either.

Not sure about it, but i'm not getting it to let it go unplayed.. this game should've been out years ago, i'm not exactly sure where the time went into this game.
pandehz  +   1107d ago
There has to be that Inception bruhhhhhhh in every frickin trailer
WeAreLegion  +   1107d ago
Well, trailer makers found out that people respond to that bruhhhhhh in a positive way. It demands attention and sometimes, gives people goosebumps. There was a psychological study on it, recently. If I find the article, I'll let you know.

I agree though. It's ridiculous. As far as I'm concerned, it has lost its impact. :/
Drainage  +   1107d ago
they should have shown wii u footage and features. this inferior last gen trailer looked ugly
Der_Kommandant  +   1107d ago
I used to be excited about this game, the feeling has gone!
Skynetone  +   1107d ago
this game was allways going to be average, but i suspect thats a limitation of current gen consoles rather than bad devolpers

if your going to make an aliens game, the first think you got to get right, is the shooting off aliens, acid needs to react with the floor/walls and not just disappear instantly

having a trailer with out a pulse rifle in it
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Psychonaut  +   1107d ago
Well, it did look good four years ago when they showed it in game informer, it talked about how it would be a tight four player co-op shooter. The images from the magazine looked like the style was that of Aliens. Now it looks very stylized. I'll hold judgment until the final product hit shelves, and who knows maybe the co-op will save it.
LOL_WUT  +   1107d ago
Who cares I liked it except for that lame dubstep that had to ruin everything.
snake-OO  +   1107d ago
Does anyone remember watching Aliens? how many one liner's were present in that movie which was one of the reason that movie is so great. And this is supposed to be a sequel to that. In fact i was looking forward to the one liners as reminder to aliens.
Ck1x  +   1107d ago
I just hope that the reviews are good for this game... It is one of the titles that i'm really excited about early in 2013, but if the game sucks then I'll pass then.
Kingscorpion1981  +   1107d ago
First nominee for the "Dumbest trailer of 2013 award".
pandehz  +   1107d ago
Yep this Alien trailer is kinda crap with last gen graphics and the entire thing feels dated.

But for worst trailer you cant beat this
Psychotica  +   1107d ago
It's like they had someone on their janitorial staff do the voice acting. How did management ever approve that?
GROTSTOMPA  +   1107d ago
Nothing new here... I've been saying this game looks like total garbage since I first saw the "first" trailer.

People are numskulls when it comes to nostalgia.. (rightfully so, it's awesome) and as much as I like this company... they have clearly now used customers nostalgia 2-3 times in certain titles in a row to get in my opinion, "mass purchases" for a cheaply made, bad game. i.e:(Duke Nukem)

The games graphics are very poor, that's the first thing I noticed... very low budget, very cheaply done. An atmosphere like the insanely huge franchise of Aliens, is supposed to be very realistic, scary, grotesque, but more frighting than the words I've used. With that said...

This games engine fails to capture any of these feelings, therefor immersion is negated. I've never once failed to call out a game that will fail, this dates back 15 years ago, not once; I'm not bragging by any means, I'm just being honest. I called Rage's terribleness before we even saw much footage, like to know how? The first clue you get, JUST LIKE IN ALIENS COLONIAL MARINES, is when they spam advertisements (there's a fine line between spam and normal), the 2nd clue is how many interviews they do about the game, the 3rd clue is looking at the game-play footage alone, and the 4th clue is seeing any contradictions with what we are shown and what the developers say.

Not only did RAGE do all of these things, but they reneged on the PC version of their amazing engine, they showed footage at first, then never again for the next couple of years, I knew instantly it was a fail, and they would simply push it out to PC as a half ass port with poor optimization (I was right).

Ending - With all this said and done, Aliens Colonial Marines is doing this as well, but more so focused on Advertisement spam, hyped-up trailers and poor graphics design. This game will be undoubtedly be a complete fail to the nostalgia of this franchise.

I'm disappoint. Thanks
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lilbroRx  +   1107d ago
That certainly was not well written and didn't demonstrate anything visually impressive.

The only thing that stood out to me was the aliasing on some objects. Everything else was repetitive shades of gray and black.

Everything fails to impress me right now after the trailer for X from Monolith Soft the other day, though.
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doomtrain  +   1107d ago
there is an alternate version of the trailer on youtube with the music and sound effects replaced by those from the movie aliens , looks fantastic and i couldn't believe how much the visuals are in tone with that music and those original sounds . its a shame some of you are cancelling your pre orders , your gonna be picking the game up within a week of its release and regret missing out on your pre order bonuses , i went out last night and completed my preorder of the collectors edition , gearbox does not disappoint , borderlands 1-2 are awesome and duke was not even developed by them ( love how people who claim to know alot but actually know ''fuck-all'' will continuously bring that one up as a negative lmao) , game looks awesome , cannot wait !!!
abandonship  +   1107d ago
what dialogue is everybody talking about? i can hear only main monologue and some random marine shouts throughout the trailer which are also monologues. is it just language mistake or am i overhearing something?
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landog  +   1106d ago
game looks bunk, trailer even more so, was intrested in this years ago, but as more and more comes out about it, it looks worse and worse....

bargin bin, i'll grab it for $5 on steam in a few months.

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