gamers (57%) found this review helpful
This is a very fun game I've been playing it on the hardest difficulty and I don't understand why all the upset customers. First off if you've never seen the films or don't like them then don't buy the game. But I do like the films and find it to be fun. Not game of the year but just a fun game. Th game is in no way a COD clone. Just because the guns have attachments doesn't make it a COD clone. COD did not event attachments. I don't remember COD having a flame thrower on a plasma rifle. The guns sound just the same from the movies any true fan knows that. This game has some faults such as a buggy multiplayer but these will be fixed. The story on the hardest difficulty is the true way to play the game. Try it out unless you don't like the movies then don't bother. I enjoy this game it may not be completely polished but it's a good game that's why I give it a 7. A good game not anything groundbreaking but something enjoyable.
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Like with anything else, the higher your expectations, the higher your disappointment. However, in this case you'll be disappointed no matter what your expectations were.
Horrible resolution, horrible lettering in every single message or caption, horrible game play.
I play games to have fun, not to get neurotic pressing a button a hundred times like a manic idiot to fight somebody off... or to go through the same sequence a hundred times until I get it the way the programmers wanted me to get it.
More over, I don't know how bad I am or how good you are, and I know the pride of every one of you will never allow the truth to come out, but I have been stuck in this particular sequence for two days already and I can't get past it.
That's too old, outdated, infantile, and plain stupid. Perhaps the people who came up with this garbage should have taken a look at "Fallout 3" and "Fallout: New Vegas", among other games, to learn a thing or two.
posted by FeraIMuse (PUNTA GORDA, FL) Feb 15, 2013
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
You know it's sad when one of the first news-articles that came out shortly after the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines was essentially a "whose fault was it" between Time Gate and Gearbox studios. Unfortunately for me, I was reading the article after already having gotten my copy from Gamefly... (or perhaps fortunately, as I rented it, and hadn't purchased it.) Keep in mind, my opinion of this game is centered upon the single-player experience, as I haven't done the multiplayer. Why? Because I, like some other (and decreasing in number by the hour) players believe that a game should be able to stand on both its single-player experience, as well as its multiplayer. And... the single-player was atrocious. There were multiple instances of clipping-glitches, particularly of being attacked by some strange Siamese-twin Alien that had two drones clipping in one another and attacking me, simultaneously... I lost count of the number of times this happened. On another instance, I witnessed a Marine giving medical-attention to the air... the combatant he was assisting was in the opposite direction, behind him. On many occasions, I noticed that my squad-mates seemed to do a quarter of the damage that I did to enemies, as well as having infinite ammo, and continually firing at a wall, while the enemy stayed behind it. Enemies would often rush past my squad-mates (I suppose they realized just as I did that my team-members were little threat) to come directly at me, instead, even going so far as to run through fields of fire. To be perfectly honest, the Aliens-mod for Doom had more atmosphere than this did, which is sort of sad, considering both games (well, mod and game, respectively) used sound-effects from the movie. This was one of the few times I didn't even finish the game, and am sending it back to Gamefly tomorrow morning. Another instance where Gamefly saved me sixty dollars, and a thoroughly disappointing experience, overall.