I’m not really surprised that the reaction to Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn’t exactly positive. Most of you weren’t all that impressed by the game, and some of you pretty much hated it outright.
Take Arrebatotarugo for example. They disliked the game so intensely that they could only bring themselves to play “a few minutes (less than ten for sure)”, simply saying that “It was horrible.” Starman was a little more forgiving, saying that they’d made “a few attempts to get into it”. Their reaction wasn’t any more positive than Arrebatotarugo’s though, describing the game as “pants”.
Our very own Origami Killer, aka DanToo, stuck his head in to complain about the game too. He was a bit more vocal in his distaste for the sci-fi shooter, complaining that “it looks awful” and that “Everything is bland and there’s hardly any details.” He also took fault with the game’s lighting, saying that it was either far too bright for the atmosphere of an Aliens game, or that when it was dark the game’s torch “couldn’t even light up a two man tent.”
His only real positive was that “you can’t deny that everything sounds like it should in the game”, before going onto take issue with the gameplay, the shooting and just about every other element of the game. At least it sounds good though!
XDarkMagician was a little more positive though, feeling that the title is worth a rent “for any serious gamer but especially for any Alien fan”. That’s not to say they were exactly positive about the game though, as they said that “Everything you’ve heard about this game is true. Yes the demo looked better, yes the guns feel good, yes the AI is horribly unpredictable, yes its buggy.” In some ways that plays in its favour though, as they conclude by saying that “It’s one of those games that you kinda just have to play to see what all the fuss is about.”
Eldave0 had probably the most positive view of the game overall, possibly because he describes himself as “a sucker for the Aliens franchise.”. Describing his time with the game, Eldave0 said that “From the iconic Pulse Rifle to the cameo appearances and easter eggs, I found myself having a good time playing through this, admittedly short, game.” He also plucked out the game’s multiplayer as “the real highlight”. Despite this positivity, he still says that the game still isn’t worth buying “even at it’s current £15 price point.”
Perhaps a little surprisingly there was one Buy It verdict for the game, coming from Nate who said you should “Buy it, for the sake of the orphans.” Aside from that, the news isn’t good for the game. It picked up three Avoid It votes, although Rent It game out on top with four of you selecting it.
Finally, there’s this week’s poll. You’ve got Final Fantasy XIII-2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Dead Space 3 to choose amongst this week, and as always you’ve got until Sunday evening to get those votes in.