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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Feb 13, 2013, 07:46
Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 13, 2013, 07:46
Feb 13, 2013, 07:46
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 07:19:

It would be better if it wasn't coming from the guy planning something like 18 Avatar movies, even though the first didn't smell all that fresh to begin with.

God that movie sucked.

Absolutely!!!

You know, I've played the first level of this and it's not as bad as I thought it would be - in particular the Hive 'growth' looks perfect. The Aliens are a little too easy to kill, and it plays more like an arcade shooter, but that was what I was expecting, really.

I think 'criticisms' like "zOMG! A chestburster goes through armour!?! zOMG!" are total bullshit, to be honest. How do we know it wouldn't? That, and there's a lot more to criticise than that...

May post back with comments when I've played more than 1 level of the damn thing, but so far, it's atmospheric and a fun, no-brain shooter. And no, IMHO, it's no where near as bad as DNF.
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