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88. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 14, 2013, 09:50 Verno
 
This CVG review represents pretty much what I think of the game after playing for 3 hours last night playing on Ult. Badass. It seems like they just didn't understand what makes Aliens great, they aren't cannon fodder for gung-ho Gears of War bros, they are cunning and deadly creatures in the film. From what I saw, this game fails at story pacing, has some bizarre inconsistencies contrasted with the movies and there are bugs/glitches galore. The AI work in this game is dreadful and definitely its weakest point, things just mindlessly run at the player directly and outside of prescripted events, there is no real flanking going on and most of the corridors are too small to accommodate it anyway. Whether the game is pretty or not is subjective, personally I found it pretty tame and bland with everything dialed up, like a console port where they forgot to toggle on some graphical options for the PC version.

Based on my time with it I can't recommend buying it for more than $10. We did some co-op which was "ok" in the sense that anything is more fun with friends but not really noteworthy in any way. The hour of multiplayer and two modes we checked out were glitchy and we constantly got booted out to the landing screen (stable computer, fios connection before anyone goes there). I can see it being a little nostalgia trip for people who like Aliens but the treatment of everything is likely to leave a sour taste in most fans mouthes.
 
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