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Windows 7: Are You Getting Aliens: Colonial Marines?

06 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Are You Getting Aliens: Colonial Marines?

So I am a big Alien fan and was wondering if anyone else is excited about this game as I am. I am worried a little though. I was excited for Aliens vs. Predator that came out a few years ago and that wasn't as good as I thought / wanted it to be. I know Aliens: Colonial Marines has been in the making for over 5 years or so, but do you think SEGA can redeem itself from AVP?

-JackALope

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06 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

None of the latest FPS games are any good, if at all... they are all pretty much a Movie within a shooter game, you are momentarily allowed to click on a mouse or game controller before they take you by the hand and tell you what to do, where to go while the scripted part of the game is happening!

Don't pre order, wait for the game to come out, look at forums like this one for real reviews and then buy it if you really like. Best yet is to wait for a Demo, if not, you'll already know what a pos it will be. If you still like it or have money burning a hole in your pocket... sure, pre order it, why not!
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06 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Honestly I would have to agree with you there AstaLaVista. Not to many FPSs these days tickle my fancy, but like I said I am a big Alien fan and am hoping that this one will do it for me. I don't think I have the guts to pre-order it either. I can never muster the strength to pay full retail for a game but I was thinking about changing that for Aliens. I will probably end up waiting for it to come out and then seeing what my friends have to say about it, there the ones who have the money burning a hole in their pocket.
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12 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Game over, man! Game over!

They had me the moment the words 'vs. Predator' were replaced by 'Colonial Marines'.

Though, the setup of the game doesn't fit well with the movie. Apparently you "get to find out what happened to all the Marines who were taken by the Aliens in the movie" according to the developers.

IRL The film didn't leave you wondering. They were vaporized along with the entire place the game is supposed to take place in. You know, in that big nuclear explosion the developers seem to have forgotten about near the end of the film.

I can overlook that considering what I've seen so far though. It can't be any worse than Duke Nukem Forever, which I only bought because I was stubborn and I had it on pre-order in one form or another since the 90s. I didn't care how bad it was, I wanted it just on principal.

I'll give it a chance and shell out my money this time. I'm sure I've played worse, and it actually does look like it's got a very decent shot of being good despite the plot hole I just pointed out. Who knows? They might even have an explanation for it. I doubt it, and it probably won't be a very good one if they do, but they might at least try.

Not hugely excited, but it's got my attention, and I'll likely be picking it up when it lands.
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13 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Not me, I am tired of paying full retail price for a mediocre attempt to a good game... at best! I will still wait for the game to out and for normal people to give their honest opinion of the game. I may pick it up when put on the bargain bin.
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13 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Well, I'm enough of a fan of the first two Alien films that I'm willing to put up with a bit more. Nostalgia can help a great deal with a game like this. Heck, I actually finished Duke Nukem Forever just because Nostalgia for the franchise got me past the many flaws and dated gameplay.

AvP for the Jaguar was one of my favorite games of it's era. I haven't cared for the AvP franchise since, but this is the first real attempt at an Alien standalone game that wasn't a crappy movie tie in game. [As in, shovelware put out just to capitalize on a film that was currently in theaters. I know it's tied into a film obviously.] The last two films were almost as bad as the games they were tied to anyway.

This has promise, and I'm hoping for a Spiderman 2, Ghostbusters, or Chronicles of Riddick: Butcher Bay kind of game. All of those games were worth buying, despite being film tie ins. This seems like it's got a good shot of being one of those kinds of games, and if it's not, I liked Aliens enough I know I'll play it through at least once anyway.
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14 Feb 2013   #7

 
 

I bought this on Steam a month ago and had high hopes as it sat pre-load... read some reviews and now I don't even feel like playing it.

Steam needs a refund option badly.
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14 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I don't feel the need to buy games, tf2 keeps me happy for mp games.
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14 Feb 2013   #9

 
 

I feel the need to return to my 'old ways'...
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14 Feb 2013   #10

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

It may be because I am a poor sap or, and I like to think so, because as I have gotten older, I have also gotten wiser, more so when it comes to people relieving me of my money (key word here being "MY").

I normally don't care for reviews by Paid for Online Rags but, when one of them says the game sucks mustard, well... you can pretty much expect that it will be so. Then again, most of the newer shooters are linear and corridor shooters. At least this is first person, something you don't see as std now a days so a point for that

http://www.gamespot.com/aliens-colon...rines-6403757/


Most people see 60 bucks as disposable or pocket change and it may very well be so... I see this as a challenge, a principal of some sort, like why would I let a Rip-Off Company take me for a ride with my money, why is not ok to give them a free pass, less so pay them so they can use me as a beta tester.

I did watch the first 2 or 3 Alien movie, not my favorite Genre but I thought they were really good... never got into the games though but, with regular shooter games they way they are now (dumbed down to the max), I am just jonesing for something to play.
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