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Submitted by meetajhu 649d ago | review

EGM Review: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Most game developers are problem-solvers by nature, and few dilemmas vex them more than the challenge of building a great videogame based on a licensed franchise. So, when Sega announced in 2006 that they’d tapped the crew at Gearbox Software—creators of the beloved Borderlands titles—to take a stab at the Alien universe, it gave gamers and Xeno fans alike a reason to hope.

More than six years later, Aliens: Colonial Marines has finally arrived, allowing us to see whether the gang from Plano, Texas, could take one of gaming’s most-aped intellectual properties and deliver an experience that does the feature films justice. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 9/10

meetajhu  +   650d ago
Paid Review!! Total Sellout at its finest people!
The worst review website in the existence of mankind. I suggest no gamer to visit this website
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joab777  +   649d ago
But everyone is and thats the point. Its the opposite of giving a great game like ni no kuni a 7... Yeah i am talking to you Game Informer!!! U got that one dead wrong...and 1 month kater dead space 3 gets a 9.75 putting it in legendary status. Cant wait to see their review on this game.
Jazz4108  +   649d ago
Ni no kunai deserved that score as it wasnt that good. You really must need your exclusive rpg fix if thats the case. This game is no nine out of ten though.
joab777  +   649d ago
It's an opinion but it's one backed up by 95% of reviewers. I am betting u didn't even play it. It's a great jrpgs and...oh yeah...it's a great game in general. It's gorgeous, has great combat system, the story isn't bad, and it blends strengths from some of the best jrpgs out there. And what I love most is that unlike most games today, it doesn't try and cater to the masses. It is classic rpg in glorious hd. But that's why I love games, everyone can have an opinion...whether it's right or not!
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ThanatosDMC  +   649d ago
Yeah, BS review. Were they wearing money glasses while not playing the game. The game is not even working/loading properly. WTF?

Edit: Check how many Aliens CM ads are all over their website.
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SlapHappyJesus  +   649d ago
Oh EGM . . .
BoNeSaW23  +   649d ago
...quit playing in the gutter with kotaku!
Myst  +   649d ago
O_o Playing the game now and I see it's shortcomings, what they could/should do or perhaps I should write what I would LIKE them to do. Even as it stands now I couldn't give it at 9/10.
Bio_Mod  +   649d ago
Are you enjoying it though? mine still hasn't arrived yet.
Myst  +   649d ago
Mm so-so. Reminds me of how I felt about Raccoon City was fun with friends but not so much alone. I was streaming it for a bit and that made it a bit more fun. overall though eh....I can only say it's so-so...
axerated  +   649d ago
I am, despite it's flaws
Burackus  +   649d ago
NO This game sux donkey balls, i cant believe gearbox would put there name on this, very heart breaking, its pretty much a ps2 game with crappy controls, story sux it doesn't get your attention i found myself thinking about how bad it was more than listening to what was going on.
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Sandmano  +   649d ago
Hmmmmmmm ... yeah nuff said
blackbirdi  +   649d ago
Wtf ... Was the reviewer drunk or did he never play a game before
TheCagyDies  +   649d ago
I got a question for anyone to answer me. Gearbox was the main dev for this game along with some random companies. A little flash history, they released Borderlands 2, great game that gets like an 89 metacritic, now this games gets a 49 metacritic and now I am like "how does a triple A dev team makes such a superb title then makes a crap title afterwards?"

Were there development troubles, so far I learned of lengthly delays and that this game was originally shown on the PS2 back in 2001 I am going to keep investigating the dev cycle of this game. I am really intrigue by the massive drop of quality from Borderlands 2 to Aliens, I am pretty sure it isn't so simple as in they got lazy.

If there are any Gearbox faithfuls around here, please enlighten me. I haven't been following this dev team and I am really concerned about their abilities to make a good game. I really want to see a good Duke Nukem game come from Gearbox, especially after DNF.

Of course, I still haven't played this game and I believe I should judge it myself but that 49 meta rating speaks very high. Well then, to google and any replys will be grateful.
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MmaFan-Qc  +   649d ago
Teltales made The Walking game(awesome) then they made Jurasic Park(shit game)

see the patern?
TheCagyDies  +   649d ago
Actually, they made Jurassic Park first then they made The Walking Dead.
Actually, i think I found the problem, there's an article on IGN interviewing a former Gearbox member about the dev history of Aliens.
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Th3 Chr0nic  +   649d ago
JP came first... then walking dead. the pattern is.....try and try again till you get it right. they didnt give up and they got it right. pattern is called persistence+learning from mistakes=success
ColinZeal  +   649d ago
Colonial Marines was mostly outsourced. So, Gearbox wasn´t really leading the project as I understand it.
MysticStrummer  +   649d ago
Well that's stupid on their part then. I'm sure Sega paid them well to do it, and they used the "We only finished it" excuse for Duke Nukem so they figured they could get away with it again, but eventually they'll do it once too often and be screwed.
TemplarDante  +   649d ago
EGM...got a HUGE Goodiebag...
Must of had gold bars to polish up this turd...
Burackus  +   649d ago
even if you polish a turd all you get is shinny sh*t
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Irishguy95  +   647d ago
Not if you encase the shit in gold
Amiroo  +   649d ago
does Aliens:CM have ironsight like cod ? if it does then EGM likes it
axerated  +   649d ago
Lol, it does actually
dafegamer  +   649d ago
busted
Th3 Chr0nic  +   649d ago
this is....just... i dont....must hold back...BLAARRGHHHHH
Gamer25  +   649d ago
I don't understand some gamers on this site i mean I've played game's that got 3's,4's,5's,6' s etc and i enjoyed them.

'Resident Evil ORC' is one Example it was not the best game ever but i enjoyed it enough that i Platinum it on my PS3.

I disliked some games that got 9's and 10's like 'Dishonored' that got lots of high scores but i didn't like it i found it a bit boring.

My point is that at the end of the day a review is just someone else's opinion what matters is what you personally think i mean if you listen to review's as like 'the word of god' you could be missing a enjoyable experience.

As for me i have read a lot of review's for this game some good, some bad but I'm still willing to give it a try not just as a gamer but as a fan of the movies as well.
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MysticStrummer  +   649d ago
If you go just by scores then I agree, but I've read too many specific problems with Aliens to justify a full price purchase. Reviews are indeed just someone else's opinion, but this game is getting buried by nearly everyone. We're not talking about a random low score for shock value by Jim Sterling. We're talking about multiple 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s, and they mostly have the same complaints which would indicate something other than a bug you may or may not see. Having said that I'm fighting the urge to go buy it anyway, simply because it's Aliens and has online co-op.
aliengmr  +   649d ago
The point of a review is to help you decide whether to pay 60$ up front to make your own opinion.

With games, you pay at the door. On PC, we very rarely get demos.

Multiple reviews objectively listing the same issues and giving roughly similar scores should tell you something. That a near perfect score pops up in a sea disgust should also tell you something.

Reviews are supposed to be a mix of opinion and objectivity. Too much of either will negate the entire thing. You give a game that hasn't received anything higher than a 5, a 9/10 you better back that up or lose your credibility.
axerated  +   649d ago
While I think 'yeah fair enough, the consensus is that this game sucks' I am yet to dislike playing it, he'll lollipop chainsaw scores higher than this and I thought that game was damn near unplayable, and I'm genuinely having fun with this. Each to their own I guess
Fatty  +   649d ago
If I ever had to use the word "subpar" in a review, I don't think I could give it a 9 or higher.
Upstate8987  +   649d ago
hahahahahaha.....

hahahahahahaha
ApolloTheBoss  +   649d ago
Ridiculously obvious paid review. Nope, too late, Sega. This game is gonna flop.
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ALLWRONG  +   649d ago
Sad EGM
overrated44  +   649d ago
This isn't the first time EGM has had a ridiculously high score for a game that was being reviewed rather poorly... I'm talking about Rage, EGM was given the right to release their review before other publications and oh look at that it was also a 9 if I remember correctly, AND the review was far higher than most other reviews. EGM was amazing when I was a kid, it's now a husk of the wonderful magazine I used to receive in the mail as a child.
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stubee34  +   649d ago
EGM is a joke,nobody respects them in the gaming industry.Halo 4 got a 7 from this guy and ACM gets a 9?? Get another job you fool.

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