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.
6 years, 2 months ago
14 Feb 2013 13:44 CET