While designing their squad-based shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox Software is looking to the Aliens films for inspiration. Not all the films, though.
I'm looking forward to it, but it has been in development for so long and been cancelled?? so many times, or handed to different devs, that i don't know how it will turn out. AVP looks amazing and we'll have that very soon, so that should keep me going. I don't feel there ever was a decent aliens game. Which is a shame. Hopefully with this game and AVP ( as well as Aliens 5 being made ) we will see a lot more.
AVP COULD be good but I prefer to keep them apart as, for me, they just don't fit with each other ay all-like they're just not part of the same universe or anything like done in similar aesthetics and I find it all jarring personally. The other issues with that game will, and from the previews have been, the balancing between the three species and whethjer playing the three campaigns willl mean they're not as saisfying purely because of having to fit three into one game(IE-will they feel shorter, rushed or cut back in area or quality because of it all). as it stands I think some of it's been impressive but I really need to see more and don't know if I'll ever really warm to the Predators being in the same films and games as each other! I'm much more happy with the consept of Colonial Marines , though, as they have the beings from the original Alien(s) films going head to head in what we already know is a great and tense enviroment in the Weyland Yutani base-and who doesn't want to see those aliens closing in on your pulse rifle's scanner? Let's pray they kept their focus through all the upheavals during development, that the early quality has been maintained and that it works well in SP and in the squad co-op. Sadly, my browser won't load the article for some reason so I can't directly comment on what it's content is! Anyhow-I think loads of fans of the films that also play games have, for an age, felt a great game was in there ready to be uncovered even though, for me, there's not been one half decent game from all the efforts so far and the Jaguar gam(isn't it)that people always state as being the best is only said to be that because the poor and shoddy quality of the others makes it look so!
I am the only person that thinks the original two AVP games on PC were rather good? The ones developed by Rebellion and Monolith.
inspired from? Edit: They're right...in ignoring those other films.
Well they are just stating that there are no influences past Aliens Resurrection and the horrible AVP movies.
All the devs need to do is re-create Aliens with a some more action set pieces and I would be very happy.
the best alien game and even part top 100 games ever is Alien game from the ps1 era. It is so scary
Was not that scary until you heard the beeping then some big mad thing would be behind you lol! Minigun was the way forward...killed all!
damn, I was hoping for some austin power inspiration. Oh well, going back to NOLF then :'(
NOLF!!!! sigh... i looooved that game. I still remember that conversation about the vendor wanting to sell a monkey. Its a pity they went on to develop FEAR instead... i would give anything for another NOLF.
Ive said it a 100 times, Alien Vs Pred LAME, kills the creepyness of both xenos. This my friend will be a true Alien Game
Truth be told, it's a bit less ridiculous than some of the other Aliens crossovers I've heard about. I believe Dark Horse made Aliens vs. Robocop and Aliens vs. Terminator comics as well.
They talked about this when it was announced.
I've been following this game for a while and I hope it turns out well. But like someone said above, I feel like it's been in development for forever and has be rumored to have been canceled several times, so my level of expectations are somewhat curtailed. I'll probably buy AVP when it comes out in like a month, but I really want a normal Aliens game which focuses on the Marines vs Aliens the way "Aliens" had them face off. Also, I feel like there absolutely must be some sort of Gears of War "Horde" mode for this game using the motion detector and fighting off waves of aliens. That would be too awesome.
I have a lot more hopes for this game than the AVP on the way. AVP isn't shaping up to be too bad though I must admit
"Does that mean we won't have any alien/predator or alien/human hybrids to fight? Too bad. I like shooting terrible story ideas." First off, Alien Resurrection was horrible. So I agree that the Human genetically mixed with alien was stupid. I don't understand his hate towards the PredAlien though. Whatever host the facehugger uses the Alien comes out with it's characteristics. Just like in Alien 3 when it used the dog as a host. Also, I didn't think the AVP movies were that bad. They could have been better but I could say that about a lot of movies these days.
Not to mention she had an alien baby!
But man I couldn't disagree more with you on the AVP movies. They were bad, very bad. Maybe some good idea's in the first one, but the movie itself was executed poorly on most fronts. The movies pulled the new Hollywood strategy of taking advantage of big name franchises (Alien and Predator) and putting out crappy movies that will make money because people will just go b/c of the name.
I don't think they are as bad as your making them out to be. They kinda reminded me of the comics. I think the movies did what they were supposed to do. Let us see the Aliens vs the Predator(s). My only problem was how they threw in the human involvement. That needed some work. Whatever though, everyone likes and dislikes different things.
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