I recently brought it for £3 from PSN. It's not quite as bad as all that, although it is pretty bad.|
I'd give it a solid 4/10, it just about avoids being a 1,2 or 3 /10 imo, just for the Aliens vibe, as it does have some bits which are actually almost a little bit better than complete arse.
Just keep your expectations low, and do your best to enjoy almost quite good Aliens set design.
I've haven't tried the multiplayer yet, probably the best bit. Anyone want to try it on PS3, lets hook up.
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Hmm... I think I'll wait til it's a quid
SolidSCB 9,595 posts
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I tried playing multiplayer on this about 6 months ago and it was almost completely dead. Never got into a single game. I'd say you've got fuck all chance there outside of the odd co-op game.
Was it an Xmas deal? I'd get it for £3. It's £20 again now.
@itsoldsquarejaw Nah it's three quid used on amazon (well, plus two pound postage so a fiver).
Few games on Xbox Deal of the Week so I'll wait a bit longer for this one. Still have this near impossible urge to play it though. God knows why. Really.
Same. But for three quid I'm easy. Fiver.... eeeeeeh.
Aliens is on TV and this is only £6 on PSN....
I still really want to play this :-S
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CosmicFuzz 30,621 posts
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Only £3 in Game...
sega 908 posts
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Watched Aliens on TV last night and this game has actually ruined the film for me. It's all I could bloody think of. I'm not kidding but I think it has just dropped past Resurrection as the Alien film I enjoy the least. Cheers Gearbox.
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I picked it up for 3 quid from Game yesterday too. I actually apologised to the guy on the till when I handed it over.
Oh and OMFG there is a actual extremely fit girl working in Game in the Oracle in Reading. Think she is half asian perhaps.
GiarcYekrub 4,721 posts
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I caved and bought this after watching Aliens for £7 from Morrisons, so far its OK, I've played worse
It's terribleness was greatly overstated, I think some of it is out of spite for the bait & switch. Rough Shooter and terrible plot but not the worst games ever, not even the worst Aliens game.
I'd say look at bughunt if it goes cheap. MP is probably dead now but it can be played solo and is brilliant.
Gruff 3,202 posts
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Just let it die, like the deformed creature in a jar it is.
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-cerberus- wrote:Yeah, "official sequel" my facehuggers hairy arse it was Aliens for kids. Gotta love that "care" Randy Pitchfraud and his company of conmen took with it.
@bad09 I think it's rather because it's so incredibly disappointing that it fucks with 20+ years of established canon. And because it's a poor man's COD with an Aliens skin.
As for poor mans COD, true...but isn't every FPS these days? To be honest gameplay wise I didn't think it was that bad, the human bit were beyond crap but up against the aliens it was OK and I quite enjoyed it. Even the rough MP was fun (shame the matchmaking on PC was utterly broken - the one thing they didn't fix you have to join Steam groups and pick out people playing ).
I still think people are down on it more due to the very public bait & switch, it's become a poster child for the lies this industry calls marketing despite the fact lies and bait & switches have been happening forever.
I really enjoyed the campaign. Very guilty pleasure this one. Play it on hard, beer up and go for it.
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The multiplayer is by far the most unbalanced piece of shit I have ever played. Aliens win. Every single time. Host isn't an alien? Then they quit. Every single time.
And it IS as bad as everyone says.
Personally the MP (and Bughunt) was the best thing about A:CM, had a lot of fun myself.
the_milkybar_kid 3,907 posts
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I've never been more miserable playing a single player in my life. So fucking dull. BLOPS2 is second, by quite some distance.
Hold on for a sale, give it a go though a brilliant mode in SP or MP.
Hmm. I'll keep my eye open for it in sale too then, sounds like I'll enjoy it.
They basically nicked zombie mode from the Treyarch COD games but it's great fun.
@bad09 Ah! Nice. If it's on sale at any point I'll nab it. Actually been considering getting Stasis Interrupted for this as well. I'm such a loser but I quite like the game. Mind you, I liked Duke Nukem Forever as well.
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Defecationqueen wrote:The most OP shit if your playing as aliens is to be the soldier alien, equip flurry as your primary attack, have the hollow go-faster eco skeleton, adrenaline rush (regen health and faster movement) as your ability, and bloodlust trait (get health for dealing damage). With that set up you will dominate to the point where it actually gets boring.
Does anyone have any tips
As a spitter the best set up varies, but I played the regular spit primary with flurry claw attack secondary. Oh and as spitter, have the rupture trait of leaving an acid puddle after you die that eejits run into an awful lot, getting you extra kills. Remember you can climb the walls to reach vantage points to spit from.
The marines are underpowered against the OP speed/flurry combo, the only chance is to stick together, use claymores and it's worth learning where the smart gun spawns are in each map. The pulse rifle with the extra ammo and higher ROF upgrades is probably the best all rounder.
Bug Hunt is pretty good, especially with other players, but there are some shocking level design flaws which mean if you do some sections in the wrong order, or cane all your money on guns and ammo instead of saving up to open certain doors, you cannot proceed and have to restart the whole mission.
The Stasis Interrupted dlc is more painfully laughably bad shit like the main story, however it's probably the four best bits cobbled together. And iirc in this you get to hear Hicks explanation as to how he didn't die in the crashed life pod on Fury 161.
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