Submitted by Theparanerds 967d ago | news

Aliens: Colonial Marines Demo Allegedly Lied To Customers

In one of the biggest surprises in the last few days, the recently released Aliens: Colonial Marines is receiving almost universally negative reviews across all major websites. It is practically unheard of for a AAA title to receive such universally bad press upon release with all but a handful of reviews displaying either middling or extremely negative scores. What is more surprising however is the apparent duplicity in early promotions, and the stark contrast in actual content. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PS3, Xbox 360)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   967d ago
This game was just a mess on release and didnt work for a whole day on pc.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   966d ago
Can we just forget about this game? Its bad and another forgotten title. Nobody will be talking about it anymore come next month. With Bioshock, GoW, GOW and Tombraider getting released.
LAWSON72  +   966d ago
GOW and GoW, why not say GeOW or something.
Ashunderfire86  +   967d ago
They sure did after looking back at the first video walkthrough for this game.


Even the rain was more detailed than the rain in the final release, and that is a lot to say.


Now they want to sell us 4 DLC packs? Well they ain't getting a dime from me.
Ghoul  +   967d ago
actually i want my money back,

i fell tricked
the demo was miles above the final release and nowhere as good as to say it was prerendered

i based my preorder on this gameplay demo and now i feel totally tricked.....
-MD-  +   967d ago
So don't preorder?
Sandmano  +   967d ago
I hope youve learnt your lesson I was close to buying the game would have got really pissed if I did.
Ghoul  +   967d ago
md sorry but that reply was useless......

i preorder games when i trust the devs
wich i dont do in gearbox anymore.

this is a scam

a gameplay demo represents the softwarein its current state, its not a target render or a cg video. the final version HAS to match the gameplaydemo or exceed it.

this is called false advertising of false product quality.

how would you feel seeing a smartphone made out of high qulaity components and once it arrives its made completly out of cheap plastic.......

its a GAMEPLAY video.
Irishguy95  +   967d ago
At the time the Demo was made...it wasn't a lie. After it the game was rebuilt and the demo became redundant.
Gearbox have to set their ****ing priorities
ironfist92  +   967d ago
Borderlands 2 was their priority over Aliens, and imo, its the better trade-off.

Still disappointed with this, and I have sympathy for those who pre-ordered this crap.

This should be considered false advertising, nothing less to what happened with WarZ
OneAboveAll  +   967d ago
The Aliens vs Predator game that came out was better than this shit.
Sandmano  +   967d ago
Exactly and it wasnt even focused on the Marines!
Kevlar009  +   967d ago
The game went from "high" PC settings to low settings, it just doesn't look like a close to maximized current gen title, especially given its reputation (the demo looked amazing). The added textures, lighting, and shaders looked to have gotten stripped from final release, like they made the demo then realized they didn't have the funding to continue it a decided to keep the lower quality consistent throughout

Unless there is something I'm missing, there seems to have been a conscious downgrade
Tornadobounce  +   967d ago
AAA title? Haha but seriously though. If the guys that made this put they're all into it, I respect that. Bad luck guys. I can't imagine how hard it must be to make a game these days.
ufo8mycat  +   967d ago
It's a shame false advertising seems to be legal in the gaming industry. Otherwise this kind of stuff wouldn't happen.
ramiuk1  +   967d ago
i played this pc game maxed out on a decent rig.
it was crap,nothing like what that demo was.

how can games comapnies complain about piracy,2nd hand market etc etc.
yet be allowed to fraud consumers,its wrong.
glad i got a downloaded copy as my final demo before buying from shop.
as usual using piracy as a demo has saved me money.
wont play this game for free
ufo8mycat  +   967d ago
Was there actually a playable demo or is that just a demo shown of the game, but not released to the public?

If not, how do you know its nothing like the demo was? Those sequences shown in the demo, are they in the final game? Or is it totally different?

The only differences I see are the graphics, which is really not that important at all.

If those same sequences from the demo are in the final game, then it's pretty much the same game, only difference is the graphics. Yes they are worse, who cares?

What matters is the gameplay different? If those sequences in the demo are not even in the final game, then THATS a problem and is damn right false advertising.
Zha1tan  +   967d ago
there is nothing alleged about it
WitWolfy  +   967d ago
So basically you guys are saying the graphics are all crappy???

Its funny, every time I come here and a graphic whore opens his mouth most people say "its all about the game play, not the graphics"... Oh the irony...
Zha1tan  +   967d ago
the two in my opinion go hand in hand, one is enhanced by the other.

A game to me really cant be a great game unless it is visually appealing in some sort of way.

But yes this game has horrible textures which no AAA developer has any excuse for when modders can retexture skyrim and make it look immaculate within a few months.

But the games problems dont end there, the story is juvenile, the controls clunky, the animations completely unfinished and glitchy, the Ai broken, the dialogue and voice acting embarassing....


@witwolfy No not quite, its just another one of Randy "the uwe boll of video games" Pitchfords abominations.
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WitWolfy  +   967d ago
So its basically Duke Nukem Forever...
e-p-ayeaH  +   967d ago
gearbox is incompetent with these side games (not borderlands) such a shame.

i think this as to do with the amateur developing teams gearbox assigns for these games.

Even Raven Software from Activision provided better games than Gearbox lately without counting Borderlands of course.
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Plagasx  +   967d ago
The demo was probably scaled down to fit console limitations because surely a PC could handle those graphics shown in the demo...
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JohnRecon  +   966d ago
They should have released "that" version on PC. Understandable.
JohnRecon  +   966d ago
I thought something was wrong or missing when I started to play the first mission, I was like: WTF is this??

Then I saw the demo footage for comparison....

I hope GB/SEGA or whoevers fault this is, take a hit/loss, and rethink things.
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