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Such a Failed Opportunity,
This review is from: Aliens: Colonial Marines - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Let me start off by saying I'm such a huge Aliens fan. I have one of the designs of the xenomorphs that Giger did tattooed as a sleeve on my arm, I love 'em. This game was something that I've been anxiously awaiting the release of. I woke up on release day to read how horrible this game was, the graphics, etc... but I still said that I'm an Aliens fan so I'll pick up my reserve of it and try to love it the best I can. Yeah...easier said than done. The graphics are beyond laughable. There is this canister on the ground that from a distance looks cool all lit up, something ala Dead Space the stomp containers...but when you get close to it, the lights are so pixelated and blocky that it doesn't even look like a light, it's terrible. Now apply that little detail to the rest of the game. It looks horribly unfinished, the mouths don't even move the right way when the characters talk. The dialogue is very stiff almost like people were held at gunpoint when reading their lines. The action is either predictable or stupid. There's no bullet detection when you shoot the aliens, they just got covered in their blood and fall over. The only redeeming part of this game is that my game stop gave me a full refund on it. Now, I don't hate it....but I wouldn't pay more than 20 dollars for this......WHICH is probably going to be sooner than later it will be that cheap. So I urge people to of course, gather your own opinion on this, but as a hardcore gamer and huge Aliens fan, this missed the mark by a few lightyears.
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Initial post: Feb 14, 2013 4:09:18 AM PST
Nile TWO says:
I agree 100%. No matter how much you love aliens, even if you have tatoos of Xenos, no amount of wanting to like this game can change thats it sucks-big time.
Posted on Feb 17, 2013 4:28:12 AM PST
With all that said, I'm wondering why this was given 5 stars?
I wanted to play this since I haven't played Aliens before - what a shame.
Posted on Feb 18, 2013 3:27:13 AM PST
So sad... I have been waiting for this game for several years. I'll pass. I wish they would just create a Alien skin for the HALO engine since it has not disappointed and keeps getting better.
Posted on Feb 20, 2013 1:34:26 PM PST
Ludlow Ford says:
When I saw the trailer for this game it reminded me of the Aliens game that was released in 2000. I thought it was going capture every thing from the first one and give more with better graphics and an intriguing story, but that would not be the case.
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