GamesAsylum reviews Sega's frequently delayed Aliens: Colonial Marines. Worth the wait or another bug hunt?
Apparently the end of the review has a spoiler in it ( glad I skipped down to the comments on the page after a bit ). So if anyone cares about the game plot be weary.
Several key moments from the plot were left out of the review to prevent the storyline being spoilt. There's a rough summary of what the last mission entails but it doesn't go into great discription and the ending isn't revealed.
Ah gotcha those darn comments then *shakes fist*
Regardless that the review did not reveal the ending he still pretty skimmed through the game in the article and detailed the last mission which i think is wrong as i want all the surprises and experiences to be my own no matter how small, Would you write a review like that? There's much better ways of writing reviews that completely sum up a game without revealing any details of latter game content or even twists and turns....As i did not want to know that halfway through the game you were left stranded in a sewer without any weapons and had to sneak past a colony of blind Xenomorphs (Sorry for the spoiler but apparently it's OK to add these), Something like that i would have loved to been thrust upon me without prior knowledge of it happening....
It should be left up to the prospective buyer to determine what a spoiler is for that game, not a random reviewer or commenter. To some people, any story details are spoilers.
Disagree. The review flat out declares in no vague terms what the ending is.
Who cares what the ending is, the game is a glichy, unpolished turd. License game that's been delayed several times - who coulda figured it would be bad... This one filed under "duh"
thanks for the warning, i hate reading a review only to have surprises spoiled
I do that I just want the score , I don't want to know the plot it spoils the game .
Honestly, im enjoying this game but god dammit Gearbox.. ive been disappointed too much this gen. If I wasnt a huge Aliens fan I wouldnt have got it. If you're not a fan of Aliens then dont bother. Thankfully I do enjoy it though. Do not disappoint with Brothers in Arms. PLEASE.
What do you find bad with the game?
A bit more details on your likes/dislikes would be good. I'm a huge fan of Alien/Aliens... but with these reviews coming out I haven't parted cash due to the fact the game looks like it's going to be another f'ing disappointment.
I had a feeling it would resemble in quality another game that was in production for along time. It needs no mention but i just knew it would be more in the vein of a steroid freak then the amazing borderlands. Oh well, i am so far behind so i am glad i can just skip this one.
Yes, some of the mission of objectives are revealed in the review. However, plenty aren't. Several key plot details and twists have been left out to prevent the game being ruined. The sewer mission was featured in the review to cover the fact that's a degree of variety. It's also the only time that the game feels atomspheric, hence why it was mentioned. Go out and buy the game and play it. Then come back and read the review again. I think you will find that very little has been spoilt at all.
heres a spoiler, your either going to kill the aliens at the end or your not, depends on if there is a sequel. hate to be captain buzzkill, the same reason halo had 7 rings and you had to blow them up one at a time.
Gearbox. Terrible developers. Never have they ever released even a half descent game. They're shit!
Nonsense, Borderlands 1 and 2 are excellent and so was BiA.
Get over it, Borderlands is shit! The only thing that made it good was what you made of it with 3 other mates playing. Which you can do better on many other games!
I don't have anything to 'get over'. It sounds like you might do though considering your reaction to my statement.
I defend your right to have a ridiculous opinion.
Funny. Completely wrong, but funny.
You're right, Gearbox have never released a Descent game, much less half-a-Descent game. But, you know, Descent was created before Gearbox Software was founded, so it would be kinda hard for them to have made it, much less half-made it. :)
There I was scrolling down thinking the same thing and then...BAM! Bubbles for funny.
i agree, I thought borderlands was pretty shit as well. Got a free copy of it with my GTX 680 but i just sold it for £30, managed to buy me a few lunches! So for that tasty burrito I have Randy Pitchford to thank.
So here is the funny thing. Everyone loves Gearbox now because of Borderlands. They struck gold with Borderlands 1 & 2 and I think there were some key reasons to its success and in looking at Aliens I worry a bit. Graphically I think Gearbox is a run of the mill developer. Borderlands manages to evade that issue by its cell shaded nature. With cell shading you kinda get a pass for "high end graphics". Aliens deserves high end graphics and what I have seen is ... "decent" Unreal Engine 3 quality which lets be honest, doesn't really cut it. I already know I am going to be let down by Aliens visuals. Gearbox also managed to create a fun simple story for Borderlands series. Lets face it, without clap trap that story is not exactly fantastic. I would say Borderlands actually succeeds despite its story. When you really step back and look at Borderlands story you realize its super thin. This is the one area where I think Gearbox may actually get helped out by being a licensed IP. They have been handed a story that in essence kinda could write itself. So while it may not be something over the top original I suspect it will be halfway decent compared to most Gearbox offerings. Last piece to Gearbox's recent success is game play. Borderlands nails and easy drop in drop out coop play and a great upgrade system that lets you really customize to your play style. This is one element I am confident Gearbox will bring to the table for Aliens...and its the one reason I am still getting this game.
The funny thing to me is how N4G reacts to reviews, good or bad. Particularly the early reviews which typically come from sites that are second tier at best.
That is a very fair point, but we also typically see these 2nd tier early review sites give a lot of praise for the games. Usually these sites are "fans" of the game. Not really getting that vibe this time.
@Dlacy13g Agreed. I'm noticing less than stellar reactions to the game. To me, early reactions seem to gravitate to the extremes. I am not seeing that here.
Unreal engine 3 is an amazing engine, look at Batman Arkham City especially on PC. Don't blame the engine for a crappy job the developers did.
About what I expected. I remember when this was gonna be a PS2 launch title before it got cancelled. After that it was cursed.
That was an entirely different game. A different publisher (EA) and developer.
Not the same game.
Aliens Forever been in development 14 frigan years, no doubt about it.