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Didn't see any active thread about it. Surprised there isn't more talk about it considering it's about to come out..... finally!!! I remember hearing about this game being announced years and years and years ago. One of those games that had about two screenshots and then disappeared for 5 years. Lol!

So those that don't know, it's built off the same engine as Borderlands and also has drop in, drop out 4-player coop. Marafice Eye and I will be getting this most likely on release day, the 12th.

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Didn't see any active thread about it. Surprised there isn't more talk about it considering it's about to come out..... finally!!! I remember hearing about this game being announced years and years and years ago. One of those games that had about two screenshots and then disappeared for 5 years. Lol!

So those that don't know, it's built off the same engine as Borderlands and also has drop in, drop out 4-player coop. Marafice Eye and I will be getting this most likely on release day, the 12th.

I'm curious about this one as well... if it's half as good as Borderlands 2, I'm in.

If you plan on pre-ordering, it's available for 25% off from Green Man Gaming (unlocks and downloads via Steam) using the promo code GMG25-T6JV8-1NPBA . Pre-orders also get the S.H.A.R.P. Rifle unlocked.


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I'm thinking about it. Are there any reviews yet?

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Been waiting for this one, hopefully it plays well.

* Reading some various opinions that are floating about on the console versions and it sounds like it is just 'meh', hope the pc version is better if this is indeed true (anyone know if it's another port?).

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It's Gearbox. Their Borderlands titles are fantastic, but the rest of their catalog is very hit or miss, with a tendency toward miss. I'm glad that they are around as one of the last large independents, but I've learned to always wait for reviews on their games.

This looks a lot like a repeat of last week with Dead Space 3. The publisher knows it's going to received as a rather middling product, so now they are controlling the message by embargoing everything until launch. A product that the publisher has confidence in sees reviews released before the product ships.
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I'm out of town for the unlock, but I saw this: http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/11/aliens-colonial-marines-reviews-begin-get-the-scores-here/

Pre-order might not have been a wise choice.


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We'll see....

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Eurogamer gave it a 3.

Of 10.
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PAR hates it. A lot.

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/aliens-colonial-marines-is-an-unfinished-ugly-mess

That's makes two of the most competent publications that believe this game to be unredeemable garbage. I'm sure IGN, Gamespot and Kotaku will love it, but we all know that what they really love is publisher ad revenue, right?
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Averaging 50 on Metacritic now. This is a train wreck and I can not look away.
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Wwhhhheeeewwww!!!! Boy is this a stinker!

Marafice Eye and I played the first couple of levels last night coop. Super bland and boring gunplay. Omg, I was not expecting it to be this bad. You'd get the impression that this game was slapped together in a couple months. I waited for this game for 4-5 years or more. What a disappointment. I paid $50 for it and I'm going to finish it with Marafice but man.... this game kinda sucks so far.

Not recommended.


Take a look instead at the previous AvP or AvP Classic. Both can be had for $5 or less sometimes during sales.

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I read somewhere that Gearbox claims they only habdled the multiplayer modes. It's sad to see a great franchise like this being treated so poorly. I think Aliens vs. Predator was the last satisfying official Alien game I've played.

Who here played Aliens by Steve Cartwright on the Commodore 64? It was a bunch of mini games based on the movie, but I really enjoyed it back when I was young and ignorant. biggrin.gif

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I fell for this game, I haven't played it yet, but your comments are helping me stay away now... I got the $30 deal pre-order. I think that's the absolute last game I'll ever pre-order.

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I fell for this game, I haven't played it yet, but your comments are helping me stay away now... I got the $30 deal pre-order. I think that's the absolute last game I'll ever pre-order.

I saw you picked it up. Well hey, if you feel like playing a really mediocre shooter with some friends, join Dan and I if you feel like it. For the amount I paid, I'm going to finish it but man is it disappointing so far.

I do like that there are a lot of sound effects from the movies but there is this odd, flat low fidelity to them. The sound field is flat and boring. Also... wtf is up with the graphics? They are not very good at all. The previous AvP game looks WAAAAYYY better than this. In fact, the AvP from 2000 had better xeno deaths and kills. In this, they just sorta play out a canned death animation (take be back to the 90's!! rolleyes.gif) but in the 2000 'Classic' version it was fun to use your pulse rifle to blow apart bits of the xeno. That game was actually scary too. This one Dan and I are just making fun of it throughout.

Maybe it gets better. We stopped at about the third level or so. It looks like the game has about twelve. I'm going to push on and continue more tonight and tomorrow.

If you bought it, play it and get a friend to join in possible. If you have not bought and are stilll sorta curious, wait til it's $10 or less.

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Well it's 4 player right, daver and me make 4. We could all jump in.

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I was out of town, so I didn't get a chance to play 'till this morning, and only a couple minutes. I didn't hate it, but it's not great. Or very good... pretty mediocre. And that's going in with lowered expectations.

Oh well, it seemed like it had promise. And like Yrd said, this isn't a good first PC game pre-order experience. I still have a pre-order in for Tomb Raider, and am not ruling it out for Bioshock Infinite. But those two better be good experiences, or I'm just going to wait 'till the reviews come out from now on. The early discount or DLC isn't worth getting stuck with a turd.

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Yeah, I didn't fall for that one. I may be more apprehensive in the future but luckily for me, there really aren't many games I'm interested that are in the pipeline. Bioshock and GTA....pretty short list.

So Yrd joined us last night and we played the whole rest of the game in 4-player coop and at the hardest difficulty. This ramped up the intensity a good bit and with Yrd and another friend, the overall experience was much more fun. This is definitely a coop game. I couldn't imagine having ANY fun by myself with this one. We had a blast! It was fun killing things in coop and making fun of how crummy the game is. tongue.gif

Not much replayability though. I gasped when I saw that my total playtime for the game was 5 hours. Beat the whole game in five damn hours. Wow.

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5 hours is about 10 days for me Scott. redface.gif Thanks for the heads-up all. Saves me some dough. wink.gif

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What price range would you consider 'mid range'?

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Well I guess that's probably a rediculously vague question, but for a gaming headset probably in the $40 - $60 range. BUT, what I'd really like is a headset that would double as my music listening device as well as compliment my soundcard. IOW, a good 2 channel headphones, something like these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158155.

Sorry, going OT here. I should probably start a separate thread. Anyway, I'll shop around.

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That was a great game........Aliens for the C64 I mean...


Lots of different game type stages wink.gif

Also great was the Doom II ALIENS Mod, the first Aliens FPS......and it was stupid fun. In fact, every other game since then bearing the ALIEN name has been "the same as that".

The worst part about this, is that they *finally* figured out that people don't REALLY want to play Alien or Predator campaigns.......they want to play as Colonial Marines with all sorts of cool weapons blowing the hell out of waves of Aliens trying to eradicate a hive, or maybe co-oping against some highly powerful Predators or something......and this game was supposed to deliver on that.

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I wish this game was buggier, or had some major problem, so I felt better about quitting it.

As it is now, it's playable - but there's no joy in it. And I love Doom3, which seems to be an inspiration. The level design is uninspired, and the combat is just... weak. frown.gif

Oh well, it's not like I don't have a library of unfinished Steam games to play instead. tongue.gif


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I wish this game was buggier, or had some major problem, so I felt better about quitting it.

As it is now, it's playable - but there's no joy in it. And I love Doom3, which seems to be an inspiration. The level design is uninspired, and the combat is just... weak. frown.gif

Oh well, it's not like I don't have a library of unfinished Steam games to play instead. tongue.gif

Well said, Daver.

I bolded the part where I say, "for rrreeaallllzzzz". 2013 is backlog city for me. Good! I can save a ton some cash. tongue.gif

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Sadly, I know many of us have been waiting for this game "For some time"......seems they just can't get it right.
Is it true that Michael Bien (sp?) reprises his role as Hicks???

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Yes and he really phoned in his performance.

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