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Buy it, Rent it, or F*** it - Aliens: Colonial Marines

#1horror_spookyPosted 2/14/2013 4:30:05 PM
+Shooting is solid
+Xenomorphs are fun to fight
+RPG-like progression in campaign is a nice touch
+One level that takes away your guns is particularly good
+Playing as marines in multiplayer has its moments
+Sound effects and music gets the job done
-One of the ugliest games I've ever played this gen
-Textures take forever to load in almost every area
-Awful frame rate
-Visual and gameplay glitches abound
-Animation is garbage
-All graphical effects are hugely unimpressive and some look like they were ripped from N64 games
-You know that effect when water or another liquid slides down the screen? You know, it's in, a thousand games? Somehow, Colonial Marines manages to **** that up
-AI partners range from room-clearing murdering machines to being stuck on walls
-AI partners magically teleport ahead of you
-Characters are boring cliches and it's impossible to care about any of them
-Cruz, Winter, and another soldier later in the game look almost identical
-Story is uninteresting and downright boring
-Enemy AI can't see you if you just stand completely still in multiple areas
-Multiplayer is painfully generic
-Playing as Xenomorphs is not fun at all
-Maps are uninspired
-Takes "Follow Me simulator" to a whole new level
-Voice acting is terrible and the voices don't even fit with the characters
-Conker's Bad Fur Day features a more powerful Powerloader
-Last boss fight is pathetic (CBFD did that better, too)

Verdict:

F*** it

[Previous Entries]

2013
Anarcy Reigns - F*** it
DmC: Devil May Cry - Buy it
Dead Space 3 - Rent it

2012
Fable: The Journey - Rent it
007 Legends - F*** it
Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Rent it
WWE '13 - Buy it
Halo 4 - Buy it
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Buy it
Nintendo Wii U - Buy it
Nintendo Land - Buy it
ZombiU - Buy it
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#2CyricsServantPosted 2/14/2013 4:40:27 PM
Thanks, horror_spooky.

Always thought this was a neat idea for a reoccurring thread, and I was interested in hearing about what exactly went wrong with Aliens: Colonial Marines. I mean, other than obvious. There's some hilarious **** posted on Youtube.
#3the36thchamberPosted 2/14/2013 5:10:57 PM
yeah i said F*** it before i finished reading the title
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#4SSJGrimReaperPosted 2/14/2013 5:14:57 PM
That bad eh? I just got it today through rental, I guess I'm in for a headache.
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#5electrolyzerPosted 2/14/2013 5:21:51 PM
Rent it at least.
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#6lightfighterPosted 2/14/2013 5:23:29 PM
Wow...THAT bad?
#7WhiteAngel50Posted 2/14/2013 5:24:26 PM
lightfighter posted...
Wow...THAT bad?



Yes...yes it is. I agree with that whole list
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#8MalifacentXPosted 2/14/2013 5:43:24 PM
I have to disagree with at least a third of what TC wrote here (I already posted specifics on the mirror post on the PS3 board), and am very suspect as to whether he/she has actually played it or if he's going off heresay alone.

Some of the things posted here are simply not true or isolated incidents.
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#9squarex8264Posted 2/14/2013 5:50:03 PM
MalifacentX posted...
I have to disagree with at least a third of what TC wrote here (I already posted specifics on the mirror post on the PS3 board), and am very suspect as to whether he/she has actually played it or if he's going off heresay alone.

Some of the things posted here are simply not true or isolated incidents.


horror_spooky has been doing mini-reviews like this for a long while as his previous entries have shown. It's just his mini-review from playing the game, nothing more.
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#10horror_spooky(Topic Creator)Posted 2/14/2013 5:58:07 PM
MalifacentX posted...
I have to disagree with at least a third of what TC wrote here (I already posted specifics on the mirror post on the PS3 board), and am very suspect as to whether he/she has actually played it or if he's going off heresay alone.

Some of the things posted here are simply not true or isolated incidents.


With all due respect sir, I have beaten the game, have spent extensive time with the multiplayer, and even wrote the guide that should pop up on this site tomorrow.

I played this game. I played this game a lot more than can possibly be healthy for any one human being.
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