Five years ago, games.on.net visited Gearbox Software’s Dallas headquarters for the first reveal of Aliens: Colonial Marines. They saw what they were told was gameplay footage that promised an amazing realisation of the beloved Aliens universe.
It’s obvious now that the game shown to the press years ago and the one on store shelves now are two completely different things. One is the product of a passionate team being handed their dream project, complete with original scripts, artwork and sound archives.
The other is an abortion kicked out under duress by a company focused solely on its new main franchise. An embarrassment that should never have been released.