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Kaon

Aliens Colonial Marines

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What a fucking letdown.

Whilst the game was enjoyable in it's own way, especially since I co-oped it with a friend, in general it was not a good experience.

The graphics are fair enough. Whilst the setpieces are spectacular, character models are sub par and there's missing textures and screen tear aplenty.

Sound wise the game is spot on, weapons are authentic , the music works well.

Characters and plot are dreadful... dialogue is trash, its a disgrace to the good name of Aliens to try and retcon things like they did...the characters are wooden and forgettable, there's a stupid 'twist' moment that should have been left out.. bah. Worst thing is, this garbage is now canon.


Enemy AI is pathetic. Aliens mindlessly charge you with no sense of self preservation and any wall crawl moments seem to actually be scripted events rather than actual programmed movement.

The smartgun is woefully underused.. but it's a heck of a lot of fun whilst it lasts.


There are too many levels in a supposed Aliens game with NO ALIENS!!! Three whole levels out of 11 have not a single xeno in sight whilst only 3 focus solely on the aliens. Unacceptable.

Dat ending.... phail.


But the worst thing... ? the very worst thing?? This entire game was a bait and switch. All the cool shit in the demo's and gameplay vids we've see? The powerloader flamethrower last stand level? You giving your sergeant the finger? The smartgun corridor last stand?

None of it exists in this game. Fuck this game. It's a disgrace and a slap in the face to any fan of Aliens.

The Queen is still sexy as fuck though.
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Added: 5 years, 10 months ago
 
LunatheDusky
5 years, 10 months ago
tell me about it i just beat it last night night...total gametime.....5 1/2 hours

honestly the graphics are TERRIBLE

the only intense moment in that entire game was the lurkers and that big fuck you have to kill with the powerloader that was it

oh yeah dont forget final boss was CAKE!!!!!!!

21st Century Fox should NEVER have given the rights to this game to Gearbox......they are not exactly known to be the best

the ONLY thing i will give this game credit for is it actually follows the script for the true sequel to Aliens ((yes Alien 3 was a "sequel" but not actually the true sequel written by H.R Giger)) they should have followed it with a better studio and more intense graphics and lighting

game was too fucking bright most of the time, i used my flashlight like........4 times that entire game

however i can only hope the textures and graphicsl issues get fixed and this supposed "season pass" i puchased yields more what we saw in the demos

oh yeah did i mention what a letdown the legendaries were? the fact you only get to keep three of them, the rest were one time use only?
Kaon
5 years, 10 months ago
Gearbox outsourced like..  80% of this game to other studios. No wonder it turned out like such a mess.
LunatheDusky
5 years, 10 months ago
but you want to know the real slap in the face?

i waited 6 years for this trash......
Kaon
5 years, 10 months ago
Didn't we all...  :(
LunatheDusky
5 years, 10 months ago
i would have waited 6 more years if it meant that they found a better game studio to do it......

Visceral Games would have done a fucking badass job on this title.......especially wit the lighting which is actually my biggest complaint about this game
Kaon
5 years, 10 months ago
Too bright...  but yeah..  they botched the job on this one.
KingofVermin
5 years, 10 months ago
It's a known formula.

Movie tie-in games = the upper epsilons of suckiness.
Kaon
5 years, 10 months ago
Sigh...  true enough...
moyomongoose
5 years, 10 months ago
Although this appeared on my notices list as a journal, I know nothing about "Aliens Colonial Marines". Never owned a copy of it...Lucky I guess. I'll just have to leave it at "no comment".
Kaon
5 years, 10 months ago
Forewarned is forearmed and all that..
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