Originally Posted by slickkill77
I played the last AVP game a few years ago and I actually had a lot of fun with it. The problem with these games isn't whether they might be fun or not, its always the little details that pile up. The sh*tty textures, the sh*tty ai, crap controls and control schemes from 10 years ago. The graphics are always a big issue. Always. An aliens game on next gen or future gen consoles needs to be gorgeous and creepy. Not bland and boring like it was made in 2005.
Also polish is another issue with the Aliens franchise and any similar games. People can hate games like Call of Duty and Halo all they want, but those games have polish. They don't feel 2nd rate. AVP and I'm sure this game, feel 2nd rate in terms of quality.
There's a lot of truth in what you're saying. This game just isn't "AAA" quality, but it's still fun. I wouldn't call this bland or boring, but there's a lot of repetitive ideas (but those same repetitions exist in Halo/CoD and most FPS games, it's just how most are structured for the genre. What this game offers is a setting and story that "if" you are invested in, definitely can pay off.
I just finished the first level and really enjoyed it. I found the shotgun to be a tad OP'd but there were some "tense" moments and overall it was an enjoyable FPS in the Alien universe. I think some folks had some really high expectations for this game. I'm looking forward to trying out some of the MP later tonight and tomorrow.