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Submitted by ICC_06 556d ago | opinion piece

Overkill: The anti-hype and hate for Aliens: Colonial Marines

MMGN: It’s fine to criticise it for its actual and many faults, but this isn’t the second coming of Hitler. I feel emotions have stunted objectivity in this case. Even if it isn’t a good game. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

badjournalism  +   557d ago
Where were all these types of articles when it was Duke Nukem Forever? FYI, it's not just journalists who are pissed and unhappy.
Linsolv  +   556d ago
Actually this is exactly what the guy who got canned from Gearbox when DNF came out said.

There were problems with the game, he said, but the reaction was way, way, way worse than the game deserved--the video game journalism community was clearly trying to send a message with those DNF reviews, and to an extent I'm seeing that here, as well.

(Although this game seems to be a complete mess--I am loving the videos of bugs from this game--where Duke Nukem Forever was just a clear example of a product being put out past its expiration date, so debatably it deserves the scores more than DNF did)
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badjournalism  +   556d ago
Someone on the inside said it. I'm referring to all these articles defending A:CM like it's somehow a sin to bash it. There were none of these from the games' media then.

I agree with the parenthetical, though. Gearbox really didn't have anything to do with the DNF debacle other than being the company to buy the IP and stitching together a working game from a shattered, smoking ruin. In this case, if things coming out from testers and other insiders is to be believed, GBX totally screwed Sega and everyone else involved over and are reaping the rewards of doing so.
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Its9000orMore  +   557d ago
Journalists and Gamers are upset over the way the game was presented. They were mislead and were shown false gameplay demonstrations. It isn't rocket science.
zmack  +   557d ago
Well it's not like this is some run of the mil cheap DLC game. Colonial Marines is priced at a full $60. Also, like the article states, gearbox showed some footage of a much better and seemingly more complete game in their past presentations. Gearbox only has themselves to blame for any of the hype it got before release, and Colonial Marines deserves every bit of the negative attention it has been getting.

Let's also not forget this is suppose to be official canon, so movie buffs can also chime in on the lackluster storyline. Simply put, the game is just terrible and IMO it is not overkill to chastise and go all out when the finished product just seems like it broke so many promises.

Journalists and gamers alike especially those who jumped on the preorder bandwagon have every right to be outraged at the end product regardless of the poorly managed development behind the scenes.
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Skate-AK  +   556d ago
Well said and its all that needs to be said. Bubz.
GamerEuphoria  +   556d ago
This guy speaks the truth. Our review was willing to give it a 5.5/10 but the story slapped that to a 4.5. For a game sold as a official sequel to Aliens it fails on nearly every level.

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