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Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines

SEGA announces that Aliens: Colonial Marines is now available worldwide, offering a new first-person shooter set in the Aliens sci-fi setting for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, with a WiiU edition coming at some future date. Here's the official launch trailer for the game, and here's word:

SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe Ltd., Gearbox Software and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products® today announced that its highly buzzed-about blockbuster Aliens™: Colonial Marines video game is now available on store shelves across the globe for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC. A release date for the announced Wii U™ version will be revealed at a later time.

Pitting players against the universe’s deadliest killing machine, the Xenomorph, Aliens: Colonial Marines is the official video game continuation to one of Sci-Fi’s most renowned movie franchises. As the authentic addition to the ALIENS canon, the game’s stunning visuals and adrenaline pumping action will deliver a breathtakingly immersive four-player drop-in drop-out cooperative campaign and four expansive competitive multiplayer modes – Escape, Team Deathmath, Survivor and Extermination.

The critical reception for the game so far has been pretty negative, and Eurogamer notes a this tweet and this one from sleuth superannuation pointing to this post from last year that he disregarded at the time. This includes a comment from someone claiming to be an ex-developer on the project saying at the time development had "been a total train wreck," and that Gearbox was only developing the multiplayer portion of a game primarily designed by TimeGate Studios.

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132. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 00:37 Ant
 
bigspender wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 19:20:
Edit : Guess I'll be playing more Natural Selection 2 http://unknownworlds.com/ns2/

if feels much more like an AVP game than this ever will.

im really dissapointed with this - it feels like it was made along side AvP 2 about 10 years ago.

everything just feels old - almost like its a game designed for phones or something.
That is what companies should do. Use Natural Selection with Aliens franchise! Why not hire these developers? Geez. Yeah, I am going back to NS2.
 
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131. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 00:33 Ant
 
http://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html?search=colonial+marines&numrev=3&site=

Ouch. Worse than the previous Aliens game?
 
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130. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 00:10 nin
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 23:39:
I appear to have bought a game full of enormous suck. :/

eh, keep us posted. Let us know what you think.

 
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129. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 00:05 saluk
 
lol  
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128. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 23:39 ^Drag0n^
 
I appear to have bought a game full of enormous suck. :/  
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127. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 23:37 Tipsy McStagger
 
AvP 2 actually had better alien pathing and better immersion then this did. This is just a giant piece of shit.  
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126. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 23:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
nin wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 21:14:
RPS weighs in, and it's not good...
That review is hilarious! Although it's completely different to any other review I've read it does a very good job of conveying why the game is bad and why it's not worth buying, even if it's on sale.
 
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125. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 23:17 PropheT
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 19:04:
I would love to see a game more in the style of the first or third movies. No badass marines armed to the teeth, no swarming enemies easy to dispatch. One enemy stalking you, you have little (or no) weapons. Evade, outsmart and escape. Amnesia with the Aliens license basically.

But that's a harder sell to all the "bro's" out there.

Again with the "bro's" thing. Making a game based on the movie Aliens, a film that came out in 1986, isn't exactly pitching to the CoD crowd. I don't think people wanting a good Aliens game with lots of marines and guns and aliens is a dudebro thing just because a lot of people would like it. There's a reason why so many games have ripped off something from Aliens over the years.

I love Alien as much (probably more than , actually) the next guy. But in a game, you have to give real consequences. If you blow the alien out of the goddamn airlock instead of getting Dallas eaten halfway through the game, you only have half a game. I don't know if anyone else here ever played the old Alien PC game from the land of long ago, but technology just allows a lot prettier version of what that game did way back then; all it did was have you flail against impossibility until you eventually take the same route off the Nostromo that Ripley did in the movie.

 
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124. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 23:07 netnerd85
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 20:16:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y
He had good points UNTIL he started to say anyone that likes a widely panned game must be a crazy fan boy. Had an arugment with TB about that before. He's wrong about that point. Just because 90% of people don't like something doesn't mean the 10% that do are suffering a kind of stockholm syndrome. TB is still a total and complete dbag.

But don't preorder games you munchkins!
 
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123. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 22:52 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 21:14:
RPS weighs in, and it's not good...

edit: I like the part where the alien bursts through body armor...

Ok, I changed my mind after reading the RPS article... I don't think I'd even pick this up at a $5 or less sale, now.
 
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122. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 22:39 theyarecomingforyou
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 20:16:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y
Wow. I thought the media coming out for the game looked really bad but I never thought it was going to be THIS bad! The highest review score comes from a newspaper that doesn't even have much coverage of games. Currently it's being outscored by Duke Nukem Forever.
 
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121. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 22:35 Taskeen
 
Haha, this has the most comments of any news today. Excellent.  
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120. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 22:06 SpectralMeat
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 21:10:
Keep in mind games like DNF, AvP3, and WarZ held the number 1 spot on Steam for up to a week.
I wonder if that is because of how the preorders being distributed. In North America games release on Tuesday in EU it is usually a Thursday so that would make the game being best seller for about a week.
That if the preorder being counted as sales at the time of release.
 
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119. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 21:14 nin
 
RPS weighs in, and it's not good...

edit: I like the part where the alien bursts through body armor...


 
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118. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 21:10 Mad Max RW
 
Keep in mind games like DNF, AvP3, and WarZ held the number 1 spot on Steam for up to a week.  
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117. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 20:42 Overon
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 20:16:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y
So people made this a top selling preordered game on steam? This is a major reason why they keep making them because people keep buying this shit.

Also beware of the review embargo that is lifted when the game ships but not before.
 
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116. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 20:16 SpectralMeat
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf5Uj4XIT1Y  
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115. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 19:59 [VG]Reagle
 
I COULD SHIT A BETTER GAME THEN THIS. OMFG

This comment was edited on Feb 12, 2013, 20:06.
 
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114. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 19:37 bigspender
 
Overon wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 19:32:
Just another example "game" riding the coattails of a beloved movie franchise resulting in a blatant cash grab. As long as people keep buying this shit, they will keep making it. Gearbox, TimeGate Studios, and Sega, you are all disgraceful. It's embarrassing. Don't buy it!

I especially enjoy the interview videos of Randy Pitchford from Gearbox saying how "they are not settling" and are not "milking a franchise." You are a fucking liar Randy Pitchford. Fuck you. I'm I angry? Yes, I liked the Aliens franchise and it's been fucked again. Randy Pitchford you are a hack.
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113. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 19:32 Overon
 
Just another example "game" riding the coattails of a beloved movie franchise resulting in a blatant cash grab. As long as people keep buying this shit, they will keep making it. Gearbox, TimeGate Studios, and Sega, you are all disgraceful. It's embarrassing. Don't buy it!

I especially enjoy the interview videos of Randy Pitchford from Gearbox saying how "they are not settling" and are not "milking a franchise." You are a fucking liar Randy Pitchford. Fuck you. I'm I angry? Yes, I liked the Aliens franchise and it's been fucked again. Randy Pitchford you are a hack.
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