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Aliens: Infestation (DS) $19.99 + FS @ NewEgg


#1 nolanjurgens  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

In case anyone was waiting for $20 on this game and hadn't gotten it on past deals.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16878142086

#2 bruceg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1406 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

It's $20 at gamestop now so maybe a universal price drop?

#3 gameboy280   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   89 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

I got this used at GS for 16.xx, had a lot of hope, but the combat is rough, the controls are not really that smooth and it got boring fast. The first 30 minutes you basically kill robots and human troops with some aliens here and there. I returned mine and would recommend passing.

#4 anotherpoorgamer   Bird's Nest Hair CAGiversary!   4709 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:41 PM

I remember hearing a lot of praise for this game. I might get it at this price or lower. Kind of glad I didn't jump at $30.

#5 MidnightMarauder74   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   692 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

Got this for $19.99 at Fry's last month. Also saw it at this price at BB last night. It's a fun game especially if you like "Metroidvania" type games. The Aliens license on it is just icing on the cake.

#6 stavros45   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

It's $20 at Gamestop as well. I hope it's a decent play, WayForward usually doesn't disappoint.
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#7 destro4eva   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1068 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:12 PM

Very solid game & def. made for fans of Aliens. Well done by WayForward as usual. Was a day 1 buy for me.

#8 AwRy108   AwRy108 CAGiversary!   1978 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

I've heard this is extremely short; I mean, like 2-3 hours. Thoughts?

#9 NuclearPorkchop   Herc Mondo's Cousin CAGiversary!   1031 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

I've heard this is extremely short; I mean, like 2-3 hours. Thoughts?


I beat it in ~4-5 hours, over the course of a few nights. Once you know the layout, you can cut a substantial amount of time off of that in replays since you don't need to explore to find the hidden stuff anymore.

Excellent game, great atmosphere & sound, fantastic 2d art and animation.

I have no idea what Gameboy280 is talking about, or what he expected of the game. The controls were smooth and responsive, & the combat is perfectly suited for the environment you play in. It is NOT a guns-a-blazing Contra/Gunstar Heroes kind of affair, but a Metroid-vania style game. Only thing I can think of is that sometimes the Aliens will dash past/knock you down before you can get a bead on them, but that can be compensated by just being cautious or spamming the roll move.

Was worth it @ $30 when I bought it at launch, I say it's more than worth it @ $20. Also, Wayforward produces nothing but pure gold, I have yet to play a bad game by them. They used a fair amount of elements from William Gibson's 'Alien3' script, which if you're a fan of the franchise, you know how awesome that is. Word is, the current-gen Aliens;Colonial Marines game that's also coming out uses a lot of elements from that as well, so "Infestation" might be considered the 'abridged' version of that game.

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#10 DesertLeo   DontReadThis. CAGiversary!   1689 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:36 PM

I've come THIS close several times to buying this, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger...

#11 JediDeath   Casual Fribsday 2024 CAGiversary!   281 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I've come THIS close several times to buying this, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger...

I'd honestly wait for it to drop to $15. It's pretty good so far, but I've got to agree with gameboy280 in that the combat and controls are a little rough.


#12 yamahaman   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   6 Posts   Joined 3.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the advice on it jedideath http://www.bmlkhs.co.cc/daa/s

#13 stavros45   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   206 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:29 PM

Even with all the pros/cons mentioned I may give this a go. That, and I'm a sucker for the Chris Bachalo artwork.
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#14 donssword   Gaming longer than u CAGiversary!   1669 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

Great game. $20 is a real bargain.

Spent a lot more than 5-6 hours on it--maybe 12-18? Depends on whether or not you want to explore every last nook and cranny.

Its a typical WayForward game--a post-modern 2D platformer--if the idea of a 21st Century SNES game doesn't appeal to you, then don't play it. Tight visual design and gameplay. Only 1 level of difficulty (I wish it had more). Minimal extras. No more repetitive than any other game--a lot more variety than WayForward's Thor game--which is still a lot of fun by itself. Really enjoyed trying to discover what came next. The first level can be a little challenging to get thru, but about half-way thru the game after you have upgraded the shotgun things get much more tolerable--found it a little easy towards the end. If it had difficulty levels, I would definitely play through again. The art is really outstanding, from one of the early Aliens comic book illustrators at Dark Horse Comics. Keep an eye out for the Charlton Heston homage.

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#15 RollingSkull   No Decisive Evidence CAGiversary!   5402 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:13 AM

I've played a lot of Wayforward games and their idea of typical 2D platformer is something that barely stands out against modern... eugh... indie works much less the old SNES days.

Of course, that's not to say I've played Aliens yet

#16 VyseArcad1a   New Mirror's Edge? CAGiversary!   1685 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 05:20 AM

I've come THIS close several times to buying this, but I just can't seem to pull the trigger...


I second that. Maybe if it was $5 cheaper, I'll bite. I do love WayForward...

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