i went into this game open minded. the graphics weren't bad as people were saying, not great graphics but not horrible. they looked like it was a game from 3 years or so ago. The gameplay is horrible. The Ai's stand around and pretty much do nothing to help, especially useful when you have like 10 aliens attacking at once. the volume for the voices was quite low, i had to turn my turner up way beyond a necessary volume to hear them, and the voice work wasnt too great either. i liked the aliens movies, and wanted to give this a whirl but i should have let gamefly keep this game and gotten something else.
Although I read the reviews on this game, I decided to rent it. I am a huge Aliens fan, so I figured how bad can it be? Well, this was a huge disappointment. The graphics, as others have said, seem to be from a PS2 first generation game. I liked the references to the Alien universe, but the game became just a run and gun. Go here, do this, kill the aliens. The guns were cool, but the story and characters were just plain dull. This is an embarrassment to the franchise.
The beauty of this game is it's attempt at creating a game experience playing both human and xeno. It could have been a LOT a better. I like how the offline play unlocks special weapons, that's cool. I found online interesting fps pvp. This game take a little time to get into but it has the potential to be quite enjoyable.