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Gamespot Aliens: Colonial Marines Review

The game is remarkably light on variety. A couple of battles masquerade as boss fights, but they require no strategy and are just as easy and thrill-less as the rest. The four- to five-hour campaign has no thrust to it; it feels the same from beginning to end, and the finale just drops with a thud. And by being so easy and predictable, the game lets down the license. There's little suspense, nothing to absorb you or spur your curiosity. Colonial Marines is tone-deaf to what makes the Alien franchise what it is--and what makes the best shooters so exciting.

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GaySkull1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

Ouch! that hurts, Charlie.
How about the Wii U version? They said it was the best.

MasterCornholio1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

Who cares if its the best version if the game itself is terrible.

So much for it being a system seller on the Wii U like some people were saying.

Damn what happened to the good old Alien games?

Motorola RAZR i

sway_z1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

The nearly 15 year old Atari Jaguar Aliens/Predator game is better than this effort!

Hand the series over to Monolith of Fear 1,2 fame...even Rebellion could do better..remember PS1 Aliens game?

000000000000000000011259d ago

I love these reviews, one gives it a 4.5 then the next review gives it a 8.5. I sure wish these guys could get there shit together. You can't trust any reviews when there that far apart, even without playing the game I still can't believe is a 4.5!

pr0digyZA1259d ago

Except
ign gave it 4.5 (pc = 5.0)
gametrailers 5.9
destructoid 2.5
DigitalChumps 4.6
Gamespy 2/5
Lazygamer 4.9/10
Kotaku: "Should you play this game? NO"
Polygon 3/10

And I could go on...
Basically it looks like it is a bad game no varying opinions

Bathyj1259d ago

man, so disappointed. been waiting for this for so long, and havent loved an aliens game since aliens 3 on snes and alien trilogy on psone. had such high hopes.

i usually just ignore bad reviews if ive been wanting a game and go with my gut, but my guts saying pass this time. that, and im hungry.

Septic1259d ago

Yeah I feel your pain. I was tempted to bite the bullet regardless of the reviews but my gut says it'll just be a disappointment.

A wasted opportunity really.

Bathyj1259d ago

it was suppossed to launch this time last year and they delayed it. wtf have they been doing all this time?

Septic1259d ago

Lord knows....some bureaucracy at developers' office? The preview shown off a couple of weeks ago looked really weak as it is- I wondered then whether the developers were even aware of how mediocre the game looked at the time.

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