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Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer

Here's a new video (NSFW) showing off multiplayer tactics in Aliens: Colonial Marines, the first-person shooter in development at Gearbox Software (taken from the Xbox 360 edition). Word is: "Showing a select number of special abilities on both the Xenomorph and the Marine side, the trailer gives you a glimpse at the various tactical choices that players need to make when playing the game’s competitive, asymmetrical multiplayer."

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28. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Feb 1, 2013, 10:54 Ventura
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 06:20:
Scrolling back, I can see his point. Supporting a game you know is extremely bad ergo a bane for future games if the publisher gets allot of money out of it anyway, is almost unethical. But hey! The game has "Alien" in it, so who gives a soddin' fuck.. yea?

Pretty much. Hey, I was 12 when they shot Aliens, and I love every fucking minute of it. If this franchise is to die, I will go down with the ship. Who hasn't watched that movie and not wanted to be a marine shooting bugs in that colony?

In any case, calling this game "extremely bad" is a bit of a reach. Certainly nobody in here could know that for sure, and I don't think anyone ever deliberately pays for a game they know they won't enjoy. That's crazy talk.

End of the day, I imagine most of us have franchises we're more loyal to than others. I pushed myself into Star Trek Online for much the same reason. Unethical? Hehe... how will I ever live with myself?
 
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27. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Feb 1, 2013, 06:20 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Ventura wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 23:15:
Quinn wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 03:53:
Don't fool yourself like that. It's stupid and you'll piss me off because I still love my gaming hobby and you're going to support something the game industry must forget asap.

Awww, how ever am I going to live with pissing you off by buying this game?

Certainly a whole lot of judge, jury and verdict cast in this thread already.

Scrolling back, I can see his point. Supporting a game you know is extremely bad ergo a bane for future games if the publisher gets allot of money out of it anyway, is almost unethical. But hey! The game has "Alien" in it, so who gives a soddin' fuck.. yea?
 
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26. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 23:15 Ventura
 
Quinn wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 03:53:
Don't fool yourself like that. It's stupid and you'll piss me off because I still love my gaming hobby and you're going to support something the game industry must forget asap.

Awww, how ever am I going to live with pissing you off by buying this game?

Certainly a whole lot of judge, jury and verdict cast in this thread already.
 
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25. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 18:50 Ant
 
Remember Aliens TC for DOOM? That was fun.  
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24. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 17:54 nin
 
Phasenoise wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 17:36:
This is making me very sad. Every time a new trailer comes out, I get that ever-hopeful tingle and think "This'll be the one where we are all proven wrong, and the game is going to be awesome!"

And each time, I slink away shaken, feeling a little violated, holding my knees while softly rocking back and forth in the corner repeating "It's not real. It can't be real."

The brutal savaging this once proud franchise has endured from mind-bogglingly bad movies and games lately is truly incredible. How on EARTH can you screw up so bad with this awesome franchise's material?


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23. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 17:36 Phasenoise
 
This is making me very sad. Every time a new trailer comes out, I get that ever-hopeful tingle and think "This'll be the one where we are all proven wrong, and the game is going to be awesome!"

And each time, I slink away shaken, feeling a little violated, holding my knees while softly rocking back and forth in the corner repeating "It's not real. It can't be real."

The brutal savaging this once proud franchise has endured from mind-bogglingly bad movies and games lately is truly incredible. How on EARTH can you screw up so bad with this awesome franchise's material?
 
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22. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 14:46 Flatline
 
Someone needs to remind game makers that Hicks' shotgun wasn't regulation.  
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21. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 11:13 nin
 
I love the fact that, at the end of the trailer, they put the facebook "F" logo in front of their page, so it looks like wonderfully close to "failensgames". Well done, marketing goon!



 
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20. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 10:41 Raptor
 
I actually watched the trailer as well now and it only made it worse.

As mentioned the aliens pounce like cute puppies on a sunny green hill and explore like a microwaved watermelon (not tested) and they are very slow indeed.

The class system is stupid and another attempt to fit better into what they think is the best selling mainstream gaming crowd.
Do you have to be the "heavy" class now to carry a smartgun?

Graphically of course I think it would fit perfectly on one of those gaming tablets they have started making. I do think it's a good way to hide the lack of detail in the world though.

Cheezy directing as well, I suppose it's good for attracting the new crowd?

I hope that when this gets released it will get ignored like that boy everyone had in their class that was the only one without a date on the prom night.
That should either teach them a lesson or it was the pirates!
 
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19. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 10:27 Shataan
 
"How the fuck can they have such lousy graphics in a 2013 game?? I mean Im not a graphics whore or anything but Jesus H. Christ, green splats?? GREEN SPLATS? ARE YOU FOR FUCKING REAL??"

Agreed. Sometimes we see vid footage that looks absolutely awesome. And then this kinda stuff. Leads me to believe the awesome stuff is the CGI footage. And THIS stuff is the actual ingame footage. At any rate, this indeed looks dated.

I guess it is a bit too much to ask that a game looks at least on parr with anything released within the same time period. Farcry 3, or Crysis 3. This game is so all over the place as far as preview vids released so far, we just don`t have any clues what we are going to see visually.

Those green splats are going to rate high with the 12 and under crowd. ;p The ingame footage above sorta reminds me of Delta Force 2. hehhehhhehhe
 
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18. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 10:17 Ant
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 08:00:
Natural Selection 2...hmmmm....could see myself getting hooked on that. Is the game all that and then some?
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17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 InBlack
 
Natural Selection 2...hmmmm....could see myself getting hooked on that. Is the game all that and then some?  
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16. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 07:55 Armengar
 
You'd be better off with natural selection 2. Sure its not aliens IP but will probably be better gameplay.  
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15. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 07:31 theyarecomingforyou
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 05:40:
In the original AvP you shoot the fucking alien it loses a few limbs, still keeps on coming...you empty a clip into it in panic it trashes around on the ground spraying you with acid and burning your ass...Now you shoot the alien and see a green splat. Yeah for green splats. And the speed of the fucking Aliens tailored for gamepads. Hooray for gamepads! Thank you Xbox and PS, thank you very fucking much!
It's not just the controller - most console games run at 30fps, which is terrible for fast paced games. There's an excellent video comparing DmC: Devil May Cry on the PS3 @30fps with the PC @60fps and it reminded me exactly why I don't care for console gaming.

And yeah, the original AvP was excellent and the even the multiplayer was well done. The aliens movement was probably the best the series has seen, even though it's so old. I didn't care for AvP2 at all. AvP 2010 had a decent engine but everything else was a disaster (even though I really tried to like it).
 
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14. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 06:36 Eldaron Imotholin
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 05:40:
In the original AvP you shoot the fucking alien it loses a few limbs, still keeps on coming...you empty a clip into it in panic it trashes around on the ground spraying you with acid and burning your ass...Now you shoot the alien and see a green splat. Yeah for green splats. And the speed of the fucking Aliens tailored for gamepads. Hooray for gamepads! Thank you Xbox and PS, thank you very fucking much!

That's why I have invested and will continue to invest in CD Project.
 
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13. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 05:40 InBlack
 
In the original AvP you shoot the fucking alien it loses a few limbs, still keeps on coming...you empty a clip into it in panic it trashes around on the ground spraying you with acid and burning your ass...Now you shoot the alien and see a green splat. Yeah for green splats. And the speed of the fucking Aliens tailored for gamepads. Hooray for gamepads! Thank you Xbox and PS, thank you very fucking much!  
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12. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 04:55 Raptor
 
Why can't we have the original AvP back. All that's required is updated graphics.

Single player was scary as hell and multiplayer was fun and tense as hell.

Ever since AvP2 introduced the "pouncing" mechanic it's been going downhill: more cartoonish, more simplified, more "gameified", more consolified...

I hate those cutscene stories and preplanned scares.
Let the aliens & predators roam freely across the map, put the marine there and you're done.
It took me 10+ tries with the original AvP demo before I even got out of the main room. If the 2012 version of this is 2 aliens jumping out of a vent when I get to a certain point then I'll pass.
 
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11. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 04:28 shihonage
 
There's a very high probability of multiplayer mechanics being completely different from single-player/coop campaign. Movement speed, as well as everything else, cannot be the same for "story" aliens as it is for "deathmatch" aliens.

Thus, judging the story version of the game by its mandatory deathmatch tack-on is pretty stupid.
 
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10. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 04:08 InBlack
 
I had hopes for this game...until I saw this. This shit looks so bad it makes me want to play the last AvP game, which was fucking SHIT!

How the fuck can they have such lousy graphics in a 2013 game?? I mean Im not a graphics whore or anything but Jesus H. Christ, green splats?? GREEN SPLATS? ARE YOU FOR FUCKING REAL??
 
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9. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Jan 31, 2013, 03:53 Quinn
 
Ventura wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 03:21:
I don't really care about graphics so much, but yeah, that's something of an underwhelming trailer.

I'll still buy it though, I know it. It's Aliens!

Don't fool yourself like that. It's stupid and you'll piss me off because I still love my gaming hobby and you're going to support something the game industry must forget asap.

As for the trailer.. what happened to the Aliens SLITHERING/crawling over the floor with their uber agility, making it so goddamn hard for you to see an hit them? Look at them hop!! ITS FUCKING HILARIOUS!

My goodness this game will suck motherfucking bad, it'll be an insult to the entire industry. Don't buy this crap, ffs!!!
 
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