posted by Herterich (CANYON COUNTRY, CA) Feb 18, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
AvP is NOT your typical shooter. It has a VERY steep learning curve. It requires patience and most importantly, an understanding of ALL the game mechanics (including the 3 control schemes, gameplay style / tactics for each race, melee combat rules, and weapon location) before the game really starts to sink in and you feel what its all about.
This game will pick you up and drop you on your head 100 times over if you cant be patient and learn. This is not a pick up and play game.
Anyone who enjoys the Alien / Predator franchises that has patience will enjoy this game, its simple as that. Just because a game is hard, does not make it bad. Does anyone remember the old days where we considered hard games to be a treat, not a let down?? Getting multiple kills without dying in AvP is such a great feeling, because you know you actually worked hard to stay alive
At the very least, rent it and try it for yourself.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
So if you come into the alien vs predator franchise expecting academy award acting and stories you are in the wrong area. Now don't get me wrong as far as I am concerned the stories are still as good as they get for this type of game/movie. Aliens...Predators...scared marines trying to survive, thats a good grounds for action if you ask me! This game has some amazing graphics and fun on all three species. Not one not two but THREE single player campaigns and then the multiplay...great! The vast amount of weaponry that the pred and marines have is unique and still fitting on the original styling of the first two games and movies. They FINALLY got it correct with the movement on the aliens and predators as far as if you look up at a ledge 50 ft in the air you can jump there. Marine are a bit easy to kill but AS THEY SHOULD BE! Arnie and Danny G are the only two humans alive that gave the pred a run for its money and Sigorney was killed by the aliens THREE times! So yeah they die easy as they should! GREAT game EXPECIALLY if you are a fan of the series I recommend it on all fronts! THANK YOU SEGA!
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I used to buy games on premise and think "well this game has got to be fun, there's no way a game company can screw up a lone soldier knifing raptors!" But time and time again I was proved wrong. So I was cautious of AVP but when I picked up I couldn't put it back down! As you know the game features 3 campaigns which I believe fall into the categories of stealth (predator) puzzle solving/stealth (alien) and just trying to stay alive (marine). The interface was smooth and the graphics were pretty good. The sound however was amazing if you are a fan of the series. Hearing Predator lure a marine to his doom with a recording of a profane phrase was classic. The multiplayer is even better but I don't have time to get into that. All in all this is a great game and you'd be missing out not to buy it.