I rented this game thinking that it was actually going to be quality entertainment. Somewhat like cod with decent graphics and gameplay, put into an Alien universe. I mean, coming after that older AvP game with 3 campaigns, it'd have to top the latest edition of the closest type of game. Though how wrong i was..
~The graphics would be 'good' on the ps2. They're a downright joke on the ps3.
~Entire story is literally a rehash of 1 type of mission in most games, with the Alien story nonexistent. Many parts were really actually humorous when they were supposed to be the most dramatic and sad moments in the game.
~Upgrading system is useless. I played on the hardest difficulty my first & only play-through; didn't need anything.
~Animations are horrible. I don't remember Aliens primarily running on two feet everywhere they went; nor sliding on the ground. It's very glitchy, especially in multiplayer -- you cant even tell what's happening sometimes.
~Team AI is an idiot, not to mention downright useless. Has smart gun (auto-lock mini gun) yet sprays into 1 enemy for a minute before he kills it, while it takes you 4 shots. He also constantly walks right in front of you while you're shooting.
~Bosses are mediocre, repetitive, & not creative at all. Dont even get me started on the final boss.
And soo much more..
The only good things were the challenges, trophies/achievements, and the existence of collectibles. Those are the oonly reasons I even bothered to complete the game. I couldn't wait to get it over with otherwise.
I honestly don't understand how people are giving the game such a good rating. It takes a lot from the original Aliens, which many hardcore fans of the series will appreciate; but that's not something to rate it highly for. Coming from Gearbox, Duke Nukem Forever was more enjoyable than this; and that's sad.