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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 834d ago | opinion piece

How Aliens: Colonial Marines Fell Apart

Kotaku: Aliens: Colonial Marines is a bad game, by most accounts. Reviewers have almost all trashed it, fans don't seem to like it, and the final product looks nothing like the impressive demo that developer Gearbox showed last year.

So how did it happen? Although the full picture isn't quite clear yet, over the past few days we've heard that the six-year development process for Aliens: Colonial Marines was tumultuous and divisive, a product of multiple studios with conflicting visions. And it shows in the resulting game. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Myx23  +   834d ago
all hail globalization and the endless possibilities of outsourcing stuff.. and jup. that was irony.
Ben12  +   834d ago
I HAVE ONE WORD THAT EXPLAINS HOW ALIENS COLONIAL MARINES FELL APART INTO THIS CRAPY FINAL PRODUCT. "SEGA" THEY HAVE NOT HAD ANY GOOD GAMES SINCE THE FIRST SONIC.
zerocrossing  +   834d ago
^^ Caps lock...

On topic.

Sega has had plenty of good games over the years they only published Colonial marines they did not have a hand in it's development, Gearbox were responsible for the outcome of the final product, if they chose to outsource the story mode that's their mistake when it turned out crap.
mmj  +   834d ago
It's an insult that the developer/publisher would release and market this, the TV advert actually makes it look very good... and to think they want to block the used market, that will just give them the green light to release more mediocre rubbish like this.
Ben12  +   834d ago
MAYBE THEY JUST NEED ANOTHER 6 YEARS TO FIX THIS CRAP.
Blacklash93  +   834d ago
I had many doubts this game was going to live up to the hopes people were placing on it, but I didn't think it would turn out this bad. I thought it might turn out mediocre, but instead it's a disaster.
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bobtheimpaler  +   834d ago
I thought the same. Thought it was just going to be run of the mill. What was released is a bloody shambles.
redmon89  +   834d ago
I was looking forward to this game more than crysis 3 and this is just disapointing ....I really thought the aliens series could have been great games by 2013 but I guess i was wrong...hopefully they can land like a massive patch eventually to make it look like its supposed to
Warj  +   834d ago
Gearbox is a talented studio, but this game's failure rests primarily on them. Creatively, I can understand wanting to pursue other projects that interest you more. But eventually, you have to sit down and do the job you were paid to do. Passing the buck because you can't manage your time and to keep shifting priorities is unprofessional and makes it impossible to craft a cohesive experience. They should have at least given strict guidelines to what they wanted Time Gate to do. In the end, they just didn't care about the game enough. Gearbox would have made this game awesome, if they could have just been bothered to actually make it.

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