Games.TM reviews Aliens Colonial Marines. It's disappointing.

#81GigantLuffyPosted 2/10/2013 12:40:26 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
Well, so much for the Wii U having any games this year LOL


Lego City, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil.

There's three games for WiiU owners to play.
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#82EoinPosted 2/10/2013 1:07:00 PM(edited)
jmichaelbp posted...
I don't know if scans are allowed here

They're not, although a small picture of the score that makes it clear that it's from Games™ and that it's their review of ACM would be OK under Fair Use. Or it might be modded - moderators sometimes have issues understanding the GameFAQs board rules so expecting any real understanding of Fair Use laws would be optimistic.
#83AmazingDanyPosted 2/10/2013 2:10:34 PM
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#84endoflevelbossPosted 2/10/2013 3:03:26 PM
Bad reviews -> disappointing sales -> Wii U version cancelled.

Perhaps?
#85jmichaelbp(Topic Creator)Posted 2/10/2013 3:36:19 PM
Well, here's the text from the first page of the review:

All things considered, time has been surprisingly good to the Xenomorphs.

Though the franchise continues to dilute under waves of sequels, prequels and shameless tie-ins, it's the haunting memories of Ridley Scott's Alien and the adrenaline thrills of James Cameron's Aliens that has us hopelessly returning for more - we are but gluttons for disappointment.

Here's the thing - Aliens: Colonial Marines should be the game that restores faith in the beloved franchise. Promoted as the "true sequel" to James Cameron's Aliens, it thrusts the player into the boots of Corporal Christopher Winter, a Colonial Marine who is tasked with investigating the USS Sulaco in search of Ellen Ripley and the rest of the marines who were dispatched to LV-426.

It all sounds rather good, doesn't it? We've been waiting far too long to explore the remnants of Hadley's Hope, to sulk along the haunted passageways of the Sulaco and, of course, the chance to stick it to some Xenos with a powerloader.

While Aliens: Colonial Marineslets you do them particularly well.
What begins as a welcomed and sometimes mesmerising return to the planet that shaped science fiction quickly settles into a routine of frightening mediocrity.

Stalking trough through thr scorched streets of Hadley's Hope with the throbbing pulse of the motion tracker for company, it's wonderfully compeling.
Colonial Marines has no troublefinding the pace to quicly ramp tension levels through the roof, it just doesn't manage to successfully settle on it like Cameron's masterpiece achieved so effortlessly.

For every success Colonial Marines has with recreating an atmosphere and thrusting us into lovingly realised locale, it's quickly overshadowed by the numerous cracks that begin to show when the fighting begins.

The encounters have no spark, no danger. Your skin doesn't crawl as the motion tacker sparks to life, which is perhaps down to the way the conflicts are presented throughout. At no point are you ever given a reason to fear the Aliens; after all, they are pests and you're part of the intergalactic extermination crew.

For everything Gearbox could have done with the license, it has patched together a pretty mundane FPS.
Any fans of Call Of Duty will certainly see the familiarity, but not the polish.

What's more terrifying than the encounters with the Xenos is how closely Colonial Marines echoes Rebellion's Alien VS Predator.
Like its cousin, it is all too happy to lean back on convention, rather than letting you sink your teeth into thr licence.


The game is all to quick to funnel you into gauntlet runs, hurtling you from point A to point B in a hail of bullets with a suspension of the creeping tension it should be feeding the player.
It's a shame, because when Colonial Marines pushes you into last stands with your back up against the wall, we get a glimpse of what could have been.

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#86diggyfreshPosted 2/10/2013 5:32:31 PM
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
diggyfresh posted...


I don't claim to know everything about this game.

I also don't care what all the reviews are saying. You talk about cash in motivations? Reviews are bought and sold.

I don't work for Gearbox. Just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm working for someone lol. I do like conspiracy theories though.

You don't like FPS. That's OK. Does that result in this not being a sequel just because you don't like FPS games? Please explain that because I am too stupid to make that connection.

I got what I know about this game from youtube vids. A lot has leaked recently. And IGN had a 2 hour live stream of the game. Here's the link:

http://youtu.be/S-h2Gx1CHhQ

You will clearly see that this is a DIRECT SEQUEL to the movie Aliens.


>Who trusts reviews anyway!
>But heres a scripted 2 hour commercial you can TOTALLY trust from the most trustworthy (lmao) site, IGN


Ok, bro. Ok. Some people have to learn the hard way that western devs that only crank out fps games only care about cashing in on hype and ignorance of the consumers.

You've been warned of the games mediocrity. What you do after this point is all on you. So knock yourself out kiddo


OK I will take your warning. I'll rent it before I buy it. Party pooper.
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#87MathewMansonPosted 2/10/2013 5:34:55 PM
Another reason why video games are turning to s***. Caring about graphics? Hell if the Wii U hadn't been released, I would have picked it up for my 360 and I wouldn't have cared to complain about graphics as graphics never bother me. Fanboys of graphics and power are ruining video games.
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#88AsuirPosted 2/10/2013 5:36:30 PM
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
diggyfresh posted...


I don't claim to know everything about this game.

I also don't care what all the reviews are saying. You talk about cash in motivations? Reviews are bought and sold.

I don't work for Gearbox. Just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm working for someone lol. I do like conspiracy theories though.

You don't like FPS. That's OK. Does that result in this not being a sequel just because you don't like FPS games? Please explain that because I am too stupid to make that connection.

I got what I know about this game from youtube vids. A lot has leaked recently. And IGN had a 2 hour live stream of the game. Here's the link:

http://youtu.be/S-h2Gx1CHhQ

You will clearly see that this is a DIRECT SEQUEL to the movie Aliens.


>Who trusts reviews anyway!
>But heres a scripted 2 hour commercial you can TOTALLY trust from the most trustworthy (lmao) site, IGN


Ok, bro. Ok. Some people have to learn the hard way that western devs that only crank out fps games only care about cashing in on hype and ignorance of the consumers.

You've been warned of the games mediocrity. What you do after this point is all on you. So knock yourself out kiddo


Greentexts and doesn't even know how to use greentext.

What a ******* joke.
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#89diggyfreshPosted 2/10/2013 6:06:17 PM
Asuir posted...
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
diggyfresh posted...


I don't claim to know everything about this game.

I also don't care what all the reviews are saying. You talk about cash in motivations? Reviews are bought and sold.

I don't work for Gearbox. Just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm working for someone lol. I do like conspiracy theories though.

You don't like FPS. That's OK. Does that result in this not being a sequel just because you don't like FPS games? Please explain that because I am too stupid to make that connection.

I got what I know about this game from youtube vids. A lot has leaked recently. And IGN had a 2 hour live stream of the game. Here's the link:

http://youtu.be/S-h2Gx1CHhQ

You will clearly see that this is a DIRECT SEQUEL to the movie Aliens.


>Who trusts reviews anyway!
>But heres a scripted 2 hour commercial you can TOTALLY trust from the most trustworthy (lmao) site, IGN


Ok, bro. Ok. Some people have to learn the hard way that western devs that only crank out fps games only care about cashing in on hype and ignorance of the consumers.

You've been warned of the games mediocrity. What you do after this point is all on you. So knock yourself out kiddo


Greentexts and doesn't even know how to use greentext.

What a ******* joke.


He has a valid point. Give him a break. This game could go either way. Rent before buy sounds about right.
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#90GAMER_X_REVIVALPosted 2/11/2013 12:34:03 PM
Asuir posted...
GAMER_X_REVIVAL posted...
diggyfresh posted...


I don't claim to know everything about this game.

I also don't care what all the reviews are saying. You talk about cash in motivations? Reviews are bought and sold.

I don't work for Gearbox. Just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm working for someone lol. I do like conspiracy theories though.

You don't like FPS. That's OK. Does that result in this not being a sequel just because you don't like FPS games? Please explain that because I am too stupid to make that connection.

I got what I know about this game from youtube vids. A lot has leaked recently. And IGN had a 2 hour live stream of the game. Here's the link:

http://youtu.be/S-h2Gx1CHhQ

You will clearly see that this is a DIRECT SEQUEL to the movie Aliens.


>Who trusts reviews anyway!
>But heres a scripted 2 hour commercial you can TOTALLY trust from the most trustworthy (lmao) site, IGN


Ok, bro. Ok. Some people have to learn the hard way that western devs that only crank out fps games only care about cashing in on hype and ignorance of the consumers.

You've been warned of the games mediocrity. What you do after this point is all on you. So knock yourself out kiddo


Greentexts and doesn't even know how to use greentext.

What a ******* joke.


Your age is showing son

The use of ">" is not, and never has been, exclusive to /v/

Its been around since the earliest days of the internet, before proper message boards even existed. Its simply another way to type bullet points. I'm just used to using it, it has nothing to do with green text. I could of used " - " instead but I like the look of " > " instead.

Or did you think they put that key on the keyboard because of a petition from people that like math or 4chan?


Seriously, get out more. Your world is very small it seems.
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