posted by KageKaton (CLAY CENTER, KS) Apr 16, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
Let me just say that I am not the biggest fan of the Aliens movies, they are good, don't get me wrong but I didn't pick this game up just because of them. I rented this title because I thought it looked fun, and it held true to that, for a little while. I thought the graphics looked decent, they could have been better, but I really don't care. The sounds were beautiful, right down to making me constantly look back over my shoulder. I found the AI to be...sub-par...to put it nicely. Your fellow marines just didn't seem to be worth much and the Xenos...well i remember them being tactful. Here they just seemed to charge you from wherever they were, while entertaining for a while, it gets rather old. I cannot say that I beat the game before I sent it back, just the thought of putting the game back in didn't really seem worth it. To me the game got old rather quickly, though the online versus did keep my attention for about an hour, i also didn't see the point in holding onto the game any longer. To each their own but this one is getting a 4 from me.
Is it dated graphically, Yes. Is it just another FPS, yes. The acting isn't great but it's not as terrible as some of these reviews make it out to be. If you're a fan of the Aliens franchise I think you will really enjoy this game. Keep in mind this game's been in the works for years now and gone through many different studios. So if you're going in expecting it to blow other FPS games out of the water or garner GOTY awards you're definitely expecting too much. If you're wanting an average-above average FPS set in the Aliens universe then you'll enjoy it. There are many moments that will have you on the edge of your seat wondering when the next Xeno will jump out, the Marine body graphics are very dated however the Xeno graphics actually don't look too bad. Environments won't wow you but they do set the appropriate mood. Bottom line, if you're a fan of Aliens, or FPS games in general, check this game out. Just don't set the bar sky high.