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Aliens: Colonial Marines Review | says :"Nothing is really working fine in this game: olds visuals to too classic gameplay, silly IA and weird bugs, bad multiplayer and predictable confusion story, everything seem wrong. Hopefully, some points succeed to make this game an horrible nightmare, like the futuristic universe, lots movies references or the gameplay mecanisms of Xenomoprhes on line. To sum up, it's hard to advise this repetitive shooter game, and so boring, except if you are a big fan of the Alien's saga and want to lear more about the series and ready to go through hours of lethargy. For the others, the experience risk to let you stone-faced, or totaly deceive you."

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game rating : (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 5/10

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Theyellowflash30  +   1091d ago
This is a very short and uninformative review.
modesign  +   1090d ago
the game is trash, is that informative for you.
deadfrag  +   1090d ago
Great reply!Pure and simple!Its not trash is ultra trash game!I have already comment on this game two days ago,since i played already!
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morganfell  +   1090d ago
Here is the Dubstep review...
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Gaming101  +   1090d ago
License game that's been delayed several times - who coulda figured it would be bad...
This one filed under "duh"
Crazyglues  +   1090d ago
See I had a bad feeling the game was going to come out bad... and everyone flamed me for even suggesting that could happen...

It's a shame too because the Alien franchise would have been an awesome game, if it was in the hands of a quality developer...

well looks like another movie turned video game bits the dust...

It's a shame too, because it didn't look that bad..
First 20 minutes on PS3 -

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FriedGoat  +   1090d ago
Ah yes. I remember rebellions avp on the pc. That was amazing all those years ago. Took me days of scrubbing to get the brown out of my pants.
Blacktric  +   1090d ago
I watched the part 6 of a walkthrough on YouTube and apparently, they tried to create a scene where you're practically naked (no guns or motion sensor) and are trying to run away from a xeno that's chasing you like the way Queen chased Newt through the small crawlspace under the floor in Aliens. But the thing is, this one just randomly pops out of a hole or destroys a part of the wall, comes out, screeches and then gets back in without doing anything, which immediately killed the feeling of authenticity for me. I mean if it was happening in the movie, the guy would've got ripped to shreds since xenos don't play with their preys that long but just wait for the perfect opportunity to strike. They should've just done what Monolith did with Aliens vs. Predator 2 and used the environmental elements to scare you off (like a small pipe suddenly bursting during a tense moment, etc.). Also the introduction of new Alien types feel tacked on at best. At first it was fine to see new additions like the rammer but the "blind sewer Alien" they introduced with the full game is just pathetic.
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Irishguy95  +   1090d ago
Yes it does look bad, you can watch a gameplay video and tell it sucks. It also suffers from 'full retard' on all the Ai in the game
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masa2009  +   1090d ago
It's not that short, there are 5 segments, but the link takes you right to the 5th and last one, which is the conclusion.
Skip the first one which is a short intro, but read 2, 3 and 4 which add some interesting info.
EvilGost  +   1091d ago
It start here if you want the complete review :
first1NFANTRY  +   1090d ago
I really hope these reviewers are just being harsh and the game isn't as bad as they say. I've been waiting for it since it was first announced. I love the movies so if this disappoints i will have to light the torch and pull out the pitchfork on Gearbox.
Nitrowolf2  +   1090d ago
I am joining you to. To long have I defended Gearbox for the poor performance of Duke Nukem, since they were pratically just handed the game as it was. Seems that this may be right up there with it. Gonna play myself, been waiting to long.
jimbobwahey  +   1090d ago
This was my most anticipated game of 2013 and I can honestly say it is absolutely terrible. I know people are being overly cautious thinking "The reviewers are being too harsh!" but honestly, it's an absolutely terrible game in every single way.

I'm beyond disappointed.
zmack  +   1090d ago
I am with you there as well Nitro and first. I have been waiting for this game for quite sometime. I am a huge fan of the alien universe and I have seen every movie including that pseudo prequel: Prometheus and my favorite movie of the franchise is Aliens.

So, of course I am going to check out what's what for myself, but there is this unsettling feeling that Gearbox may have done something like Duke Nukem again. Well, I'll get my copy sometime later this week and hopefully I will have some fun with the game and a few of my friends *crosses fingers*
finbars75  +   1090d ago
I have been waiting to long myself and really wanted this game but once I had seen the first two chapters on youtube I will pass.I cant believe how bad the aliens looked and how they just jump down and pretty much let you shoot them withought any movement.I love this franchise but my god Gearbox needs to stop taking over games that are shit and stamping there name on it to sell it or at least take some time and work on the game more.Now they destroyed Dukenukem and aliens.
omi25p  +   1090d ago
From what ive seen of the game play. It looks awful, Just watch the first 20 minutes.

Terrible voice acting, game play and the first alien encounter is just dreadfully anticlimactic.

The worst part is for most of the game you are fighting humans.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1090d ago
It seems like they have ticked the box to every cliche in modern shooters at the moment and then put an Alien skin over it and then did a poor job in general.
The Alien franchise deserves better than this and I don't understand why it's so hard to make a good Alien game. I'm a huge fan of the movies and it looks as though this game will just be another disappointment.
Nitrowolf2  +   1090d ago
I just got my review copy in the mail, it's bad man. WTF, not buying another Gearbox game after this.
EvilGost  +   1090d ago
first1NFANTRY> this is the only test i red, but previous previews were very bad, i'm think that Gearbox do a bad game...
first1NFANTRY  +   1090d ago
hate to admit it but you may be right my friend. sigh...another one bits the dust
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EvilGost  +   1090d ago
hope than one day, another studio will create a game as good than the movies ;)
stubee34  +   1090d ago
I finished the game this morning (ps3) and i can confirm this game is a massive letdown i was really looking forward to it being a huge aliens fan.The story is a joke,the AI is pathetic,it has more bugs than EDF:Insect Armageddon! The graphics are extremely average looking only the sound and lighting are any good.You can walk straight through your squad mates which is just bizarre,aliens are not scary all they line up in front of you and pop like balloons,the weapons sound good but have no real "punch" or impact to them.The ending is a mess.
RAFFwaff  +   1090d ago
superhero games were mainly terrible until Batman Arkham Asylum. some developer, someday, in some distant galaxy will get the Alien franchise right.
Pintheshadows  +   1090d ago
I actually want Rocksteady to make a Predator game. I think they'd nail it.

And as far as Aliens goes I quite like Trilogy but that me be the effect of rose tinted glasses.
InTheLab  +   1090d ago
" Hopefully, some points succeed to make this game an horrible nightmare, like the futuristic universe, lots movies references or the gameplay mecanisms of Xenomoprhes on line."

WTF did I just read????
stubee34  +   1090d ago
The translation is terrible but you can get the jist of what they are saying.The game is a steaming pile of dog turd.
EvilGost  +   1090d ago
Thanks for your feedback stubee :)

For Translation, it's google translate, but we understand most of the text... And 5/10.
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Pintheshadows  +   1090d ago
How terribly disappointing. I thought from the previews from 5 years ago (I still have the OPM uk with the cover)) that this would be like Aliens meets L4D.
MysticStrummer  +   1090d ago
The previews from just a few months ago would lead you to believe this game is much better than the early reviews indicate, which makes me suspicious.
MizTv  +   1090d ago
All I have read is that this was gearbox's baby
This was the game they wanted to make
I still think it will be a good game
Now if a game is not cod it sucks
Pintheshadows  +   1090d ago
The thing is, it actually looks and sounds worse now than it did in 2008. The gameplay i've seen looks lightweight and i'm not at all sold on the mp.
mananimal  +   1090d ago
im not one bit surprised at the reviews, stupid publisher move by sega not to release this game last year in 2012 when the hype was at its max. from what i saw in the gameplay videos last year, looked very repetitve & redundant, just like the article said. The graphics are last year, there was no way the gameplay & graphics could carry this game as a stowaway into 2013.

What was Sega thinking?, I have no idea but its a typical miscalculation by another uninformed japanese company. I dont think its total garbage, but reviewers were expecting more from a game pushed back so far it landed into 2013 with the big boys( bishock: infinite etc) ,will mostly appeal to hardcore alien fans at this point, the casual gamer has a very short attention span , in order to get them to by in you have to take advantage of your games hype, like a fall/christmas release 2012 wld have been perfect.

The hype for this game expired last year 2012. The casual gamer has move on, there attention is elsewhere, SEGA overestimated the interest in this game, its not Bioshock: infinite or GTA V, now only core Aliens fans are left in large part, too bad, will be $19.99 on b4 you can blink. Bad for publisher, good deal for consumer, I'll pick it up at $19.99 or less in a few short months, looking foward to this game at the right price.
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eliteslaya13  +   1090d ago
The graphics are 2007 quality.
lovegames718  +   1090d ago
Wow i %ucking knew it!!!!!! Check my comment history. I told everyone this game would be super hyped mediocrity like Duke Nukem was!!!! Nintendo fans especially were hyping up this garbage because gearbox said it would look better on the Wiiu and they thought this trash would be a new graphical benchmark for consoles smh how more wrong could you have been!!!!!!

Bottom line i did research and saw videos of ppl previewing it and they all said the same thing. A generic shooter, terrible character animations, dumb spongy Al, and nice backdrops that look kinda fake because of their shininess.

However as usual well known sites that previewed this game omitted such issues and hyped this up to death along with the devs smh. I say %uck what devs. say and most well known webistes because they just cannot be trusted!!! Everything is about money and free copys of games. And like i say taste is subjective but blatantly not mentioning glaring issues in a preview and just hyping games up because of a company name is not whats up and it happens all too often. These reviewers and previewers also tend to not stick to a standard on some reviews of more popular known releases but keep a strict standard on other games and down vote them to death.

I keep telling these fans and especially these Nintendo fans stop listening to everything these devs say like Gearbox they are just stroking egos to sell games and in the end will under perform. zombi u was another such case.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1090d ago
I had a feeling this would happen to this game. Why can't anyone make a good Aliens game since AVP back in the day?

People should check out a game like Natural Selection 2. That's what this game should have been like. That game with the Aliens lore would have been very, very good.
Sidology  +   1090d ago
this review is shorter than the game
EvilGost  +   1090d ago
Clic on others pages. By default, you are redirected to the last page.
arbitor365  +   1090d ago
who can be surprised after the last AVP game? this game looks just as mediocre
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Vigor  +   1090d ago
People expecting quality from the same team who brought you Duke: forever.
7 years in development
5 hours of gameplay
Spends more time fighting marines than aliens
shit AI
sub-par visuals
bugs everywhere
COD gameplay
nothing like the trailers from years ago.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   1090d ago
While I wasn't excited for this one, my one friend is pretty upset about how this game seems to have turned out.

The kid actually took tomorrow and Wednesday off to play the game. Now he is pretty sure he is just going to cancel his preorder and put the cash towards something else.
Qrphe  +   1090d ago
That dubstep campaign should've already infered what the quality of this game was going to be.
TemplarDante  +   1090d ago
Wasnt the Wii U lead platform for this?
Didnt the devs say it would look best on Wii U?
Maybe they should have spent more time fixing bugs..
Qrphe  +   1090d ago
BEST case scenario: Wii U version was being developed alongside PS360 versions.
CaptainCamper  +   1090d ago
Lmfao at this article. Such a great community we have here on N4G. Approving stuff that has no other purpose than affiliate sales and advertising.

And then to top it off, idiots like you lot; and now myself, keep commenting and viewing ensure it's success.

MasterD919  +   1090d ago
I just saw the playthough they did on IGN the other day and can confirm that this game looks unbelievably atrocious.

I had no real interest in it in the first place because I just had a feeling it would end up like the last aliens game- but wow, stay clear buying this now. It will drop like a rock in price.
Gigglefist  +   1090d ago
"olds visuals to too classic gameplay, silly IA and weird bugs"
Sorry, but I can't trust a review by someone who can't even write it proper.

Too many olds and IA's I tells ya.
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Campy da Camper  +   1090d ago
Its a Google translate page. It was originally writtenin a different language.
ufo8mycat  +   1090d ago
Looks like I will be pirating this.

If GearBox can't put any effort into a game, why should I pay for it ?

Fair is fair.

No effort = pirate
Toolster  +   1090d ago
Yeah that's good logic, it took no effort at all to code,draw,script,act,print,shi p etc this game it's all happened by magic and they certainly don't deserve payment!

Pirates = prison (hopefully)

Pirates are killing the music,film and game industry and forcing up prices, just because you don't like the look of a game you should maybe rent it if you don't want to buy it, not just steal it
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1090d ago
Im going to rebuy Prey for $10 on 360 than buy this full $60 retail turd... Prey looks equal in graphics and when comparing gameplay/weapons... Prey trounces this game. Aliens still is a awesome movie series though!
Droid Control  +   1090d ago
Dammit! I was really looking forward to this game. Guess I'll pick up Far Cry 3 instead now.
spinbot_lv1  +   1090d ago
avoid this game like the leprosy. One of the worst game of this gen. Aliens CM is the perfect example of bad game design.
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Denethor_II  +   1090d ago
wrong post
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Toolster  +   1090d ago
I decided to rent based on the reviews, however after about 20mins I'm loving it and wish I'd bought it, yes the graphics might not be bang upto date but I like the game, it helps I'm a massive alien fan anyway.
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