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#1 koalak

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

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You and your friends against the deadliest killers in the galaxy. Another glorious day in the corps.

Buckle up, soldier! Welcome to Aliens: Colonial Marines. Created by Gearbox, the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite developers of Borderlands and Brothers In Arms, this first-person shooter is steeped in the eerie, claustrophobic and terrifying atmosphere that made the Aliens films successful worldwide. You and your friends will become the most badass military outfit in the galaxy – the US Colonial Marines. It’s down to you to not just survive but wipe out the Xeno infestation.

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Enlist in the Marine Corps
Bringing you a true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens, get tooled up with classic Marine weapons including pulse rifles, motion trackers and flamethrowers.

The most authentic Aliens experience ever
Using authentic environments inspired by the film series including Hadley’s Hope, the Sulaco and LV-426, you will be immersed in an eerie, atmospheric world where any moment could bring your death.

Drop-in / Drop-out co-operative gameplay
The masters of co-op bring their expertise to the Aliens universe. Xenos getting too tough? Call up your buddies so they can drop in with extra firepower. The whole campaign can be played with a squad of up to four players, dropping in and out as necessary through self-contained missions within an over-arching narrative.

Loadouts and upgrades
Create your perfect killing machine. An extensive upgrade system allows players to customize their characters to play the way they want. Earn experience to get perks, new weapons and new looks for your squad.

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#2 matrix9280

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

Another FPS? Yawn.

#3 tukai

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:45 PM

Im looking forward to it

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

Totally stoked about this. Have it preordered. Although not sure how I feel about the season pass, don't think this game will do well enough for a good online community sadly.

Another FPS? Yawn.


What else would an Aliens game be on consoles? We got a Metroid style game on DS, but thats about the only type of game this franchise would properly support.
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#5 matrix9280

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

They should try to make one like the Arcade Game where you could see yourself. What's the difference between this game and Alien Trilogy from 96 or the numerous Alien vs Predator games for all systems from the Jaguar to the computer? Better graphics?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

This will drop in price rapidly, plus it has another Season Pass.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

Any word if stores(any store, really) is doing a midnight for this? Haven't been able to find one remotely close to where I live.

I like it very much.


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:33 PM

They should try to make one like the Arcade Game where you could see yourself. What's the difference between this game and Alien Trilogy from 96 or the numerous Alien vs Predator games for all systems from the Jaguar to the computer? Better graphics?


so basically you are looking for the DS game? tUq0RxTsi2k

That game is a 2d action metriod / castlevania style game.

Yea i know the market is over saturated with FPS games currently, but that's really all this franchise supports. Removing all the AvP games, we have never had a really good solid Aliens shooter before to be honest. A 3rd person shooter game could support more of a doom3 monsters in the closet style gameplay, if that's what you are into.

I can't speak for everyone, but I personally what I am looking for is something that gives the good mix of action and fear that the second film gave viewers. This game seems to be trying to do that at least. The market is small for the game sure, but as I stated in my opinion earlier, there is not much more this franchise could support and be successful.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Actually that's exactly what I was looking for. If Nintendo wasn't dead to me I would have probably noticed it. Dammit. Why couldn't this game have come out on the PSP?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:55 AM

Can't wait to pick this up after work tomorrow!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:40 AM

Got my copy from Estarland this afternoon -- but have no way of playing it because the damn blizzard knocked our power out and they're STILL working on bringing it back over 3 days later. Damn you National Grid!!!

#12 matrix9280

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

4.5 from Gamespot.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:57 AM

The reviews are coming in, metacritic is at 47/100. I preordered the game and have to wait for a friend to ship it to me. So I'll be able to give it a shot in about a week. I usually take most reviews with a grain of salt, especially when it comes to shooters.

I have a feeling the "lack of polish" and "repetitive" comments are going to be spot on. But still can't wait to play the game. Kotaku said the campaign was just a little over 4 hours.

Please share your thoughts once played. Really curious about the multiplayer.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

No way am I buying this day 1 now @ $65

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

I'm sorry to see this getting savaged in reviews. I love the Alien series and I was really hoping it would be good. Apparently, like Duke Nukem, despite the Gearbox name on the box this was primarily developed by another studio.

I would have had this preordered if not for it being released so close to Dead Space 3. Now I'm really glad I cancelled.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:45 PM

anyway to send this back to gamefly before it gets to my house?

#17 Richard Kain

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

I would like to give it the benefit of the doubt. But the reviews I'm reading are just too much. Perhaps most worrying are the descriptions of rampant technical glitches and uninspired design decisions.

I'm going to have to cancel my pre-order at GameStop, and shift the funds over to Starcraft: Heart of the Swarm instead. This is a sad day for Aliens fans. I'll console myself when I get home by playing a little more of Aliens vs. Predator. (never finished that game)

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

After watching some video reviews, I think I could glean a couple nights' enjoyment out of the Aliens atmosphere alone when this gets in the ~$10 range. Which might not be too long.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Somebody got a nice paycheck at EGM.

#20 NinjaPenguin777

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

The game is a massive let down and sukcs? Shocking. That was unexpected :roll:


Why is it so damn hard to get an Aliens game right? Christ

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:09 PM

Somebody got a nice paycheck at EGM.


Yup. Funny how it is the only positive review. I was just checking out some of the reviews through metacritic, and like others I expected a lot of FPS criticism/repetition/nothing new to see here etc... but I did not expect to see some of the issues it has, especially for the consoles. I had high hopes and was going to not even read reviews and just wait for my pre-ordered collector's edition to arrive from amazon today just to have an unbiased experience, but shit. This looks bad...

Also, seems that the CE was not too limited (not looking to resell, but I don't like dropping $100+ on a collection only to see it drop to $50 or less in 6 months because they over compensated for demand). There were about 10 sitting on the shelf behind the counter at one of my local GameStops today. I'm thinking I may return mine to Amazon and put the $100 towards something else and wait for either the CE to drop or the game to drop (I'm thinking this is gonna be $20 in a month or less based on the reviews and what I would expect to be lackluster sales-- so many AAA releases in a short window Feb-Mar).

Also, the statue was a tad smaller than I expected, but it is very cool and from what I could tell, pretty detailed. I'm just not sure paying (what would be) an extra $80 for the statue is worth it. I'm still knee deep into Ni No Kuni and have a huge backlog anyway and while I was planning on playing this one tonight, I may just have to show some restraint and return it to Amazon...

So disappointed, especially since this is being considered Aliens "canon."

Oh well my $.02

#22 Richard Kain

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:27 PM

The game is a massive let down and sukcs? Shocking. That was unexpected :roll:

Why is it so damn hard to get an Aliens game right? Christ


The game was a massive let-down because of the massive build-up. They announced this title over five years ago. They've been hyping it up for a while, and had already pushed back the release date several times. (which is usually a GOOD sign for a game's quality) For the game to be critically savaged this badly after all this time...I just can't think that it is a matter of taste alone.

And there have actually been quite a few decent Aliens games. The AvP title for the Jaguar was quite solid for its time. The 2 AvP titles for the PC were very good. Even the 2010 AvP for consoles was solid, if underwhelming. The franchise has had its share of stinkers, but there was clearly promise.

I'm just amazed that Gearbox managed to let things degrade to this state. So very disappointing.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Yup. Funny how it is the only positive review. I was just checking out some of the reviews through metacritic, and like others I expected a lot of FPS criticism/repetition/nothing new to see here etc... but I did not expect to see some of the issues it has, especially for the consoles.


Reads like he didn't actually play the game but just read some Gearbox press releases and changed the wording around. I mean it's one thing to be the one guy who irrationally loves a game despite its flaws. That happens. But he says things that flat-out contradict every other reviewer, like saying the alien AI is solid when everyone else went out of their way to say how bad it is.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

What I think is surprising is not that there is this one obviously bogus review, but that they aren't all bogus reviews. The gaming review press is bullshit in general.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I.....I am so torn over this. Heartbroken even. This was my #1 most anticipated game for the past 2 years....and these review scores are too abysmal to ignore.

I was kicking myself for not picking up the AVP 2010 Hunter Edition when it was on sale @ Newegg for like 25-30 a year or two ago (already had the regular edition), so I pre-ordered the A:CM limited edition the day it was announced. And I almost NEVER pre-order games, knowing full well price-drops by 10 to 20 or even 30 dollars are never more than a month or two away.

Now I'm not so sure about going to pick this up today...that said, I can't even play it because my DS3 controller bit the dust recently.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:32 PM

Anyone else not receive their CE from Amazon today? Mine was schedule to arrive today according to the order details (I have AZ prime and picked RDD) but it appears they didn't even have UPS pick it up until this morning and I don't live close enough for same day delivery.

I wouldn't be too worried about it being over produced. I checked out a lot of store today and the only place that had them B&M was Gamestop. My Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart didn't have any in store.

If this is the next DNF I could see the price dropping on the CE at places like Newegg and Amazon and it is quite possible it might drop to $70 or $80 fairly quickly but I don't think you'll see a lot of B&M clearance prices like other AAA CE's just because I don't think a lot of stores are carrying it beyond what might have been preordered.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:33 PM

What I think is surprising is not that there is this one obviously bogus review, but that they aren't all bogus reviews. The gaming review press is bullshit in general.


I agree that some of the gaming review press is bullshit, but not all. Some reviewers rely on things like being able to objectively state that AI performs well, textures are appropriate, load times etc etc. There's actually quite a bit of quantifiable metrics that can be used in composing reviews. Taking a blanket statement such as "all reviews are bogus reviews, since the gaming press is bullshit" doesn't really work. I *think* your point is something about review subjectivity and in your world no all opinions are drivel, so why pick on the guy who gave the game high marks (even though he is the only one and all of his peers who HAVE used objectivity in their reviews write to the contrary). Now if this turns into something like this:

http://www.gamespot....geoff-keighley-

That would be more interesting...

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Anyone else not receive their CE from Amazon today? Mine was schedule to arrive today according to the order details (I have AZ prime and picked RDD) but it appears they didn't even have UPS pick it up until this morning and I don't live close enough for same day delivery.

I wouldn't be too worried about it being over produced. I checked out a lot of store today and the only place that had them B&M was Gamestop. My Best Buy, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart didn't have any in store.

If this is the next DNF I could see the price dropping on the CE at places like Newegg and Amazon and it is quite possible it might drop to $70 or $80 fairly quickly but I don't think you'll see a lot of B&M clearance prices like other AAA CE's just because I don't think a lot of stores are carrying it beyond what might have been preordered.


Mine is scheduled for delivery and UPS usually hits our apartment complex around 7pmish...

As for it dropping, I'm torn. I may just wait a week or two to open it and see what stock looks like at B&M stores... I really really wanted to like this game.

But then again, I may just tear it open and say Fuck-it and play it tonight..... So torn.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Yup. Funny how it is the only positive review. I was just checking out some of the reviews through metacritic, and like others I expected a lot of FPS criticism/repetition/nothing new to see here etc... but I did not expect to see some of the issues it has, especially for the consoles. I had high hopes and was going to not even read reviews and just wait for my pre-ordered collector's edition to arrive from amazon today just to have an unbiased experience, but shit. This looks bad...

Also, seems that the CE was not too limited (not looking to resell, but I don't like dropping $100+ on a collection only to see it drop to $50 or less in 6 months because they over compensated for demand). There were about 10 sitting on the shelf behind the counter at one of my local GameStops today. I'm thinking I may return mine to Amazon and put the $100 towards something else and wait for either the CE to drop or the game to drop (I'm thinking this is gonna be $20 in a month or less based on the reviews and what I would expect to be lackluster sales-- so many AAA releases in a short window Feb-Mar).

Also, the statue was a tad smaller than I expected, but it is very cool and from what I could tell, pretty detailed. I'm just not sure paying (what would be) an extra $80 for the statue is worth it. I'm still knee deep into Ni No Kuni and have a huge backlog anyway and while I was planning on playing this one tonight, I may just have to show some restraint and return it to Amazon...

So disappointed, especially since this is being considered Aliens "canon."

Oh well my $.02


have you actually seen the unboxing video for the statue in the collectors edition, it looks like crap, some plastic toy thing ,LOL

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:04 PM

The game is a massive let down and sukcs? Shocking. That was unexpected :roll:


Why is it so damn hard to get an Aliens game right? Christ


AVP 2 from Monolith was really good.Captured the xenomorph perfectly with you starting as a facehugger.

This one ill give it a chance when its around 15 or so.

Edited by themaster20000, 12 February 2013 - 11:29 PM.