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Submitted by r21 745d ago | review

TheGuardian| Alien: Colonial Marines review

TheGuardian:
See those four stars above this review? I fully expect to receive a right royal kicking in the comment section below this article for that rating. The reason being is that, if one were so inclined, one could point to several imperfections in Sega's new shooter as evidence that it deserves a lower score – not the least of which is the legacy of the film this game purports to be a sequel to, and which is a millstone around its neck. (Alien: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360) 4/5

Dlacy13g  +   745d ago
Now that was a pretty dang decent review... pointed out short falls, high points and discussed why the reviewer choose a more favorable score despite some of the more glaring issues. Bravo.
MysticStrummer  +   744d ago
Yes a very well written review and I agree with all of it. I've been blown away by the low scores this game has gotten, but I picked it up anyway and I've enjoyed it enough to be satisfied with my full price purchase despite not having finished the campaign and not trying multiplayer yet. I don't know who Gearbox pissed off, but the game is not nearly as terrible as most reviews lead people to believe. 4/5 is equivalent to 8/10. I'd give it a 7 right now but I think multiplayer is going to be fun enough to add that extra point.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   745d ago
Waiting for the WiiU reviews.
BanBrother  +   745d ago
Cool. I'm also waiting on Christmas /s

Seriously though, the Wii U version will ship with all patches (hopefully) and it has some cool features. I hope Wii U owners are happy, but by going of the majority of reviews it will be a hit and miss.

Great review. It is possible to point out a games shortcomings but still give it a positive review. Prey comes to mind.
BootHammer  +   745d ago
Highest rating yet for sure. Seems that the reviewer still enjoyed the overall SP and MP experience even with the bugs and lack of polish.
MysticStrummer  +   744d ago
I've seen several 8s, at least one 8.5, and I'm pretty sure only one 9.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   745d ago
Huh, OK, maybe I will pick up this game.
JustInTlME  +   745d ago
I wouldn't. Playing it right now and its BAD. I'm very glad I only rented it for $2 from redbox. I am very much contemplating not even finishing it, and that says a lot considering I will finish almost any "short" game solely for achievements, but this game is just BAD BAD BAD and glitchy.

Wouldn't suggest it to anyone.
PopRocks359  +   745d ago
Well, if this review is anything to go by, it's that people will have different views on the game. I still intend to try it out.

Everyone blasted Duke Nukem Forever and I walked into that experience expecting it to be pretty bad. I wound up walking out mildly satisfied. Despite its flaws it was a decent shooter.

At the point I'm starting to see history repeat itself with this new Gearbox game.
MysticStrummer  +   744d ago
I'm playing it right now and enjoying it quite a bit.
JustInTlME  +   744d ago
I would just like to hear one reason why its good...lol. Graphics, controls, gunplay are all BAD BAD BAD. hahaha
svoulis  +   744d ago
Short and sweet.
AVP PROS: 3 Separate Campaigns Aliens Marines Predators, 10+ hours of game play, Graphically fantastic even to today standard. Marine Campaign has good action/horror balance. The gameplay is challenging

AVP CONS: Marine story is weak, Multiplayer doesn't have a community (and its fun), Marine campaign may be too hard for some people. Online Predators are OP as FUCK
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Aliens: CM PROS: Gun Mechanics are easy to learn. Co-Op
Aliens: CM CONS: Shit graphics (is this really Unreal Engine?), Shit story, 4-5 hours max campaign on hardest setting. Xeno's are super easy to kill. The game was released, I spent 50 dollars on it. OH GOD WHY. This game was more a generic shooter then Call of Duty. Multiplayer is horrible and netcode is bad.

My Aliens Colonial Marines review score is... 3.5/10. Complete trash and doesn't add or take away from Alien universe.

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