The Facebook petition for Aliens: Colonial Marines claims it has received word from their industry sources that Sega or Gearbox will give out patch details as well as an official apology sometime this week.
Refunds or GTFO.
Refunds will not undo the irrefutable harm done to the Alien canon. I will accept no less than them developing a time machine, and not just undoing this travesty of a game, but back before Randy S***ford was even able to suckle the milk from his mothers bosom. NERD RAGE disengaged ;)
The E3 Demo was years older and was from the Gearbox build. It was used because they had Timegates build by then and knew they were shit in trouble.
wait so um.. what happened?
Damage is already done and lesson learned. I will never, NEVER believe anything Gearbox will EVER show me as long as they're still in business.
"wait so um.. what happened?" They were given the chance to make an amazing game for a franchise that might as well been created from the start with an eventual epic video game in mind. And somehow they managed to mess it up and really disappoint fans.
Just refuse to accept it as a cannon. It's an insult to any intelligent person.
@Perjoss: More like they showed an epic-level game which had great effects and cleaver AI, but then released something sub-par.
I don't want to go overboard on this whole issue, mind you that i already have on certain occasions, but what i will say is that it was a really really stupid move from them to just "go with the flow" and not try to correct it. I mean, think about it, these developers are really clever, they are some of the brightest people in the world. How they can just let stupid shit like this happen, for no apparent reason is mindblowing. For people saying "they did it for the money" i say, what money? Alien isn't selling shit, heck it's even got a discount the same week of release at PSN. They just crushed whatever tiny bit of trust they had with gamers, and whatever they do next gamers will always remember how they got screwed over. I mean, from a business standpoint, it was so stupid. From a moral standpoint, it was even worse. What did they gain? I don't get it. I just don't get it. Why didn't they come out and just delay the game and say: "Hey, we have to be honest with you... our fans. This game won't fulfill the promises we made if we release it now, so we will delay the game until further notice so we can go back to work and do what we do best, make great games. We don't want to fool anyone into thinking we won't do our best to make this a great game, we will. Sincerely Gearbox ..." I mean, whatever the relations were with SEGA Randy Pitchford and other project leaders could've just said "hey the game isn't ready, the product isn't finished". What are SEGA going to do, just drop the project after all the funding? Hell no. So it was just the stupidest move from Gearbox and SEGA to come out with a product that was shitty. If SEGA said, "we wan't you to release the game" Gearbox could've just countered with "the game isn't finished, there are pieces missing" or whatever excuse they could concoct. It just stupidity and stupid decisions all over this whole thing. WHY?! I simply don't get it.... guys, i'm lost for words.
That's the thing once a company does this kinda crap their reputation take a big dip. I doubt anyone will ever look at them the same.
Not only that, the press / community will constantly bring it up, like we see with Capcom. Every preview will have a note saying "it looks good, but after Aliens I would only take it with a grain of salt." Every demo "fantastic game, but Aliens also had a good demo that was completely different." etc.
Can not resist. "Aliens Colonial Marines Apology from Gearbox this Week" Pre-order Now!...and no guarantee on the quality of that either.
That season pass should be free, but who'm I kidding.
Nah they're keeping this one classy... They are actually announcing that they will SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE apologize....
I will gladly help Randy end his life. Seppuku style. All I wanted was some frantic blasting xenos, "horde mode" style, and I get a steaming pile of $hit. Make a new game called "colonial marines: were sorry edition"
hey as long as you say the magic word all is forgotten i don't remember the last time someone attempted to treated me like a fiver year old
Good luck trying to get that refund. lol
Don't underestimate angry gamers, they have colored cupcakes!
They should give refunds...and release the game for download - free
Is it dumb that I no longer have any urge to play Borderlands 2 because of this. I played 1 and liked it, and was thinking of maybe getting this in a month or so but I don't think I want to give my money to a company who obviously doesn't deserve to Develop games.
Nope not at all. I didn't play BL2 either cuz I was planning on getting the GOTY edition but after this i'm not even buying the third one.
Borderlands2 is a great game, you're missing out. Just buy it used if you think that will help.
What can you really say in an apology after this "Yeah sorry we f***** you guys over but since we have your money now I think we should just move on and start a new" I know it sounds harsh but I really want Gearbox to suffer from this, least then it gets the message out to other devs never to do this sort of thing again " will be making an official statement this week on what happened to the game between the demo, and its official release" So basicaly more lies....
They will suffer. They're not gonna make much from this game. This should be a lesson to all you idiots though, next time, read reviews, watch previews and listen to people who have played the game BEFORE you drop your cash on a game. If you ended up paying full price for this, you have NO ONE to blame but yourself. Gearbox or Sega didnt force you to buy this game. Personal responsibility folks, you are indeed allowed to have it.
Oh no people like that can't be reasoned with They think that if you judge a game before it's out your a "hater" or a "whiner" Same happened with RE6, dmc, FF13, RE5, Lost Planet 2 etc
I love it. You review sheeple are whats wrong with gaming today. Its why everything is vanilla and COD cloned. "If a game isn't a 9/10 its not worth even trying." And how can you have personal responsibility if you let random internet strangers make your decisions for you? What else in life do you forfeit?
Is there a review outlet that's trust-worthy anymore? I'm more in favor of forced-refunds in this case.
Spot-on, bro. I found out over the weekend that my step-father had bought this game. I hadn't told him about its reviews, because I never anticipated him buying it. Now I'm pissed at Gearbox, because now my step-father has paid good money and has to play this shit. Disgraceful.
Well if they plan to patch the heck out of it I still don't know if that will fix it for most of us. Giving away dlc especially that which is in the Season pass pretty much spits on those who got it. Not really sure what they can do at this point... on a side note I think I will watch that South Park episode again.
Apology not accepted
Patch a practically new game and we'll call it squarezees.
How about just giving us the game we saw in the demos?? My respect for them will be FULLY recovered if they did that.
Halt all Boringlands DLC until a new, "Director's Cut" version of the game is released at $40 using all the concepts and graphical capabilities of the original version. or Shut your offices down. Those are my two requests.
They can patch some things but the game was fundamentally crap. They can't patch the lack of tension or the fact this should have been a squad based shooter. I suggest sega start afresh with a developer who gives a shit about the aliens universe and fox should wipe this travesty from the official aliens canon and everyone should cut their loses with this game