Why Are People So Pissed Off About Aliens: Colonial Marines?

No game has seen such a hellish and convoluted development process since Duke Nukem: Forever, but why have gamers recently lost faith in Gearbox and what’s all this controversy surrounding the game in aid of?

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Root1920d ago

They lied

Simple as that

Blacktric1920d ago

Exactly. But before people think about this article being a pro-Aliens: Colonial Marines one;

"With rumours circulating of the Wii U version (ported by Demiurge) being indefinitely postponed and the game bearing almost zero resemblance to the countless demos, trailers and promises made by Gearbox, it seems that Gearbox has some apologizing to do before it totally spoils its name, pushes away its fan and pisses off publishers enough to not bother working with them in the future."

So the writer pretty much agrees with what we've been saying since the game's release.

Trunkz Jr1920d ago

Predator wins, thats why.

BanBrother1920d ago (Edited 1920d ago )


Lol. I love anything to do with Aliens and Predator (the AvP movies were average, especially 2), and was thinking that even though I prefer Predator,an Alien game would be better.

If you had a game where you were killing lots of Predators, it would be stupid as even killing one is a major feat, so it wouldn't work. Predator is beast, and no-one can stop them.

OT; when the first reviews came out, I was disappointed, yet fairly calm, stating that 'Aliens fans will enjoy it'. Couldn't be more wrong. The piss poor standards by Gearbox have made me so angry I will not be buying this game or any other game from them.

Hopefully this sends out a strong message to publishers, and they abandon Gearbox. As at the end of the day, they'd screw you over for a bit of extra cash, and use that to fund Borderlands 3&4.

BAYONETTA fans!! To think that if SEGA cancelled this, they would have had the money to keep Bayonetta Multi-platform. Instead we get this garbage.

Well, I'm at least happy now that a new character has emerged from all of ths, the one dubbed; Rand¥ $hitford!

Irishguy951920d ago

This is the best Alien game ever made imo

It also has predators in it(2 or 3 including the Main pred character). However the marine campaign is filled with Aliens.

Now...the new AvP out in 2010 or something. Is a victim of this generation. Where Visuals took such a big priority over gameplay.

CHARLIEBROWNE1920d ago (Edited 1920d ago )

Any folk know if this game is decent?

Megaton1920d ago

People like the license. Game sucked. Gearbox lied. Not too complicated.

guitarded771920d ago (Edited 1920d ago )

Yeah, I don't know which license gets abused more Aliens or 007. Both have so much to offer, but it seems no one can make a decent game of either. Hell, they're practically guaranteed success... devs have to go out of their way to screw them up.

Ashunderfire861920d ago

Really dude have you played Goldenye(1997), Goldeneye(2010-2011), Agent Under Fire, and NightFire? Those games were miles better than this turd of game that use the Alien name.

AtomicGerbil1920d ago

I have to agree, James Bond is screaming for a third person adventure. Instead as of late it's been CoD clones.

MysticStrummer1920d ago

I think the answer can be summed up in one word : Expectations

I'm a huge Aliens fan and I was interested in the game, but had no expectations so I enjoy it. Apparently people expected Gearbox to make a game with elements none of their other games have, namely great AI, great graphics, and a great story. Add that to the fact that it's a game based on a movie license, and their high expectations are even more mystifying. A:CM is a very average shooter that's best played co-op through the campaign or in the online modes. It doesn't deserve all the hate it's gotten in my opinion. My current score for it is 7 but a patch or two could bump that up to as high as 8.

Nitrowolf21920d ago (Edited 1920d ago )

a 7? I'm even a fan of the series and I know when something is broken. The story left more questions and the twist near the end is an insult with the zero explanation from the guy you save other than basically "it's a long story, but let me give you the short fan speculated version of it"

I played this game in Co-op, want to know what kept happening?
Yeah it happened with a bunch of Aliens, but I did mnot expect it to happen with the Queen, which BTW wasn't even a boss fight. How did she even get on the ship to begin with, it's clear that she couldn't have fit anywhere under it, and any last moment jumping should have gone noticed.

The game they showed at E3, I expect thjat to get average 7 with fans giving it 8-9's, but this game is so buggy ugh. The dialogue is terrible, and O' Neil, omg don't get me started on that worthless POS. I think he's worse than Rico from Killzone.

"very average shooter"
No, it's not. I know it's all opinion, but come on those bugs, the script. It's all bad.

It's not our fault btw that we expected something along the lines of that E3 demo. I mean we didn't even get that so called "work in progress", nope just a extremely dumb version of it.

MysticStrummer1920d ago (Edited 1920d ago )

Play Blacklight: Area 51. That's a game that deserves the scores that A:CM is getting.

Yes I have seen more bugs playing online than I did playing solo, which is why I said a couple of patches could do some good.

As for the story and script, I like both better than Alien: Resurrection. To me A:CM is on par with A3. since both have bad stories, bad scripts, bad acting, and cgi aliens that sometimes look cool and sometimes don't. A3 gets the advantage just because it has Ripley. As I said above, I think people expected too much. Rate a game for what it is, not what you think it should be. I've had worse times playing higher rated games. A 6 would would be reasonable to me too, I just think all the 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s are silly. But as you said it's all opinions.

But no, O'Neil doesn't hold a candle to Rico lol

Dammit I keep editing... As for the E3 demo, I saw it too. Did I go reserve the game the next day? No. Even as a fan of the earlier movies, I wasn't sure I wanted the game until I watched the two hour IGN live stream a week before release. Anyone basing their purchase decision on a demo from last year's E3, well, maybe that will teach them a lesson.

The final edit... I've seen some reports that the 360 got the worst version of the game. Not sure if that's true, or what you're playing on, but I'm on PS3. For whatever that's worth, which is probably not a damn thing.

Peace and good gaming.

V0LT1920d ago

Coming from someone who owns it on the PC... It isn't no where near as bad as these so-called reviews are claming. To the others giving it negative feedback have not even touched it and are just jumping on the flame bandwagon..

Zha1tan1920d ago

I am a massive Xenomorph fan and I pre ordered it on steam and stayed away from the hype train because i thoguht it would spoil the game and well the game spoiled itself.

Broken AI, corridor levels, terrible graphics for a 2013 PC title, motion tracker useless due to tunnel level design, aimbot human AI.

These things are all things that are factually wrong with the game.....then to add my opinion on top.

Terrible characters, terrible juvenille oohh rahs every 5 seconds, awful story (seriously I could pen a better story with a cave painting of my own diarrhea), the most uninvolved boss fights ive ever seen (4 buttons pressed to kill an alien queen?!).

This game is a steaming pile of crap and its pretty much fact that it is, the only reason people like you defend it is to go against popular opinion thinking you are somehow a special little snowflake or you feel the need to justify your own terrible purchase.

V0LT1919d ago (Edited 1919d ago )

I am not defending it. I am saying it is not as bad as others are saying. Thanks for personally attacking me for my opinion.

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