The **Official** Aliens: Colonial Marines Thread Page 23

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  • Darren 8 Feb 2013 15:58:18 8,862 posts
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    From what I've been reading on NeoGAF, I think this game is going to be another Duke Nukem Forever for Gearbox, perhaps not as bad but nevertheless A:CM seems to share a lot of similarites with that game: expectations because of name, delayed, problematic development, hideous screen tearing in console versions, scrappy, unpolished visuals, poor A.I. - at this point I'm really not hopeful.

    I thought 2010's Aliens vs. Predator was a dreadfully disappointing game that impressed only in its DX11 visuals but was otherwise completely forgettable. What was I talking about there...? Oh yes, well, when I heard about Alien: Colonial Marines I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to make a definitive Alien game. I then found out the script would follow on from Alien and be considered canon so who can blame me for having such high expectations, especially after seeing a decent enough looking trailer about a year back.

    I hope I'm wrong but usually when people get games early and start bad-mouthing them then it turns out that they aren't very good. I'm wondering if that is why retailers are taking money for pre-orders early so it is too late for most people to cancel.

    Edited by Darren at 16:00:25 08-02-2013

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  • Daeltaja 8 Feb 2013 16:01:07 1,098 posts
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    It's shocking that the same studio produces Borderlands. The differences in quality between BL and everything else they do is quite jarring. Do they have a team of interns working on everything non-BL or something?

    Edited by Daeltaja at 16:12:30 08-02-2013
  • Deckard1 8 Feb 2013 16:01:14 28,240 posts
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    DARUN
  • onestepfromlost 8 Feb 2013 16:19:54 2,076 posts
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    I am so glad i cancelled my preorder :)
  • Gambit1977 8 Feb 2013 16:23:01 9,775 posts
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    Picked it up this morning. Can't believe how shit it's turned out. :-\

    :-( ouch!
  • jellyhead 8 Feb 2013 16:27:48 24,350 posts
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    Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure :(

    Damn.

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  • SBfistfun 8 Feb 2013 16:34:30 124 posts
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    Everybody who worked on this should be kicked in the balls and sent home for the week.
  • b0rk 8 Feb 2013 16:36:54 2,767 posts
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    SBfistfun wrote:
    Everybody who worked on this should be kicked in the balls and sent home for the week.
    All two of 'em?
  • kinky_mong 8 Feb 2013 16:51:29 10,342 posts
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    Goodfella wrote:
    Daeltaja wrote:
    It's shocking that the same studio produces Borderlands. The differences in quality between BL and everything else they do is quite jarring. Do they have a team of interns working on everything non-BL or something?

    Tis a conundrum indeed. Lets face it though, even the first Borderlands game isn't that great. If Gearbox are rated highly then I think they are overrated.
    Wash your mouth out!

    Big shame this has turned out bad, was looking forward to a co-op Aliens game!

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Progguitarist 8 Feb 2013 19:09:33 10,450 posts
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    Gearbox, you utter spastics.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 8 Feb 2013 19:18:34 6,652 posts
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    Yep, evil jerks
  • Clive_Dunn 8 Feb 2013 19:32:05 4,780 posts
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    In an alternative universe....

    Gearbox take Sega's cash for A:CM and blow it on Borderlands 1 whilst putting a C team to cobble some shit together to make it look like there is a game somewhere. Sega work this out eventually, sack SOA people responsible and threaten to sue Gearbox before realising the dev contract isn't worth the paper its written on. Gearbox promise to put A team on product and start again from scratch. 2 1/2 years later, Borderlands 2 turns out to be great, and A:CM releases to universal disappointment.

    Of course this didn't happen, it's all conjecture about what might happen in another rebooted timeline. Allegedly.
  • neilka 8 Feb 2013 19:52:29 16,090 posts
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    Clive_Dunn wrote:
    In an alternative universe....

    Gearbox take Sega's cash for A:CM and blow it on Borderlands 1 whilst putting a C team to cobble some shit together to make it look like there is a game somewhere. Sega work this out eventually, sack SOA people responsible and threaten to sue Gearbox before realising the dev contract isn't worth the paper its written on. Gearbox promise to put A team on product and start again from scratch. 2 1/2 years later, Borderlands 2 turns out to be great, and A:CM releases to universal disappointment.

    Of course this didn't happen, it's all conjecture about what might happen in another rebooted timeline. Allegedly.
    Quoted before deletion

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • oldschoolsoviet 8 Feb 2013 20:02:31 5,484 posts
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    ^ Why ?

    Thought that rumour of siphoning was common knowledge.
  • Gruff 8 Feb 2013 20:25:57 2,880 posts
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    Outside Xbox's game of the week, ermmmm, Jane's hot....(Obligatory)

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  • -cerberus- 8 Feb 2013 20:28:20 2,931 posts
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    Thanks to DS3 and A:CM being the turds that they are, I'm saving up €80 this month to spend on better games next month. :cool:

    Take the plastic bag challenge to cure stupidity.

  • muttler 8 Feb 2013 20:31:14 4,062 posts
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    VG247 think it's good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R8rek4WU1s&feature=youtube_gdata_player
  • Gartt 8 Feb 2013 20:31:40 1,748 posts
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    Got about halfway through playing coop, its a corridor shooter but opens up slightly and gets better after a while. It is ugly as sin, the odd nice lighting effect aside and the screen tearing is very noticeable.
    Im quite enjoying it though for what its worth.
  • b0rk 8 Feb 2013 20:37:55 2,767 posts
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    muttler wrote:
    VG247 think it's good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R8rek4WU1s&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    That guy is obviously on crack. It looks fucking abysmal.
  • Gruff 8 Feb 2013 20:39:07 2,880 posts
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    Gartt wrote:
    Im quite enjoying it though for what its worth.
    Would that be the £29.99 I paid for it? :)

    It will be fine, COD has been a lump of shit for ages and people still gobble it up and go back for 2nds.

    A:CM will be adequate for my drunken co-op gaming sessions (tm)

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  • itinkuravinalaff 8 Feb 2013 20:40:46 191 posts
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    I think Randy Pitchford needs his bare arse violently SLAPPED!!!
  • onestepfromlost 8 Feb 2013 20:50:29 2,076 posts
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    I am pretty gutted this looks like its pure shite, ive been really looking forward to this.
  • oldschoolsoviet 8 Feb 2013 20:53:32 5,484 posts
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    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    muttler wrote:
    VG247 think it's good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R8rek4WU1s&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    That guy is obviously on crack. It looks fucking abysmal.
    VG247 have been hyping and building it up for months. It'd be difficult to backtrack now.

    Currently watching a playthrough by this chappy on Youtube.

    His initial enthusiasm lasts all of 30 seconds. Grumbling takes precedent by Pt2. :D
    Nest on the Sulaco ? Pulse Rifles holding 40 rounds only ? It's as if the Aliens franchise has been raped by those inner jaw/mandibles.
  • jellyhead 8 Feb 2013 21:05:00 24,350 posts
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    It's starting to sound like a servicable FPS game with Aliens fanservice in it. Don't expect Far Cry and it's fine is what i'm reading.

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  • onestepfromlost 8 Feb 2013 21:06:22 2,076 posts
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    oldschoolsoviet wrote:
    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    muttler wrote:
    VG247 think it's good

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R8rek4WU1s&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    That guy is obviously on crack. It looks fucking abysmal.
    VG247 have been hyping and building it up for months. It'd be difficult to backtrack now.

    Currently watching a playthrough by this chappy on Youtube.

    His initial enthusiasm lasts all of 30 seconds. Grumbling takes precedent by Pt2. :D
    Nest on the Sulaco ? Pulse Rifles holding 40 rounds only ? It's as if the Aliens franchise has been raped by those inner jaw/mandibles.
    watching the first part of this, now i dont want to spoiler anything but near the end of part 1 he cuts the guy down with his fucking welder, moving it over his arms and legs?? are you kidding me why doesnt it cur his arms and legs off maybe im just being picky
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 8 Feb 2013 21:06:44 6,652 posts
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    good to hear
  • mikeck 8 Feb 2013 21:22:53 1,936 posts
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    @oldschoolsoviet Indeed, it's common knowledge.

    No big secret that Gearbox fucked SEGA over this.
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