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Did Aliens Colonial Marines receive bad scores for being bad, or just from...

#1Carte360Posted 2/17/2013 6:33:18 AM
reviewers being disappointed?


I have played the crap out of the game, probably have about 20-30 hours into it already. It really is a blast online, and the challenges/customization are pretty sweet and unique for an fps.


It IS a disappointment from what I expected from the Aliens game. However, the game plays fine, I haven't run into a single game breaking glitch. The single player is weakish, but the multi was great, imo.

Single player: 5.5/10

Multi: 8/10

So about a 7/10 for me. I don't see how this game can get 2/10s and 3/10s, with an average of like 4/10. :/ It is playable, fun, and has no REAL game breaking issues. Scores like 2/10 should be reserved for unplayable games.

You opinion on, well, whatever? :p
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#2DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 6:41:09 AM
Both reasons actually. But honestly, I don't know what people expected after watching the recent pre-release gameplay demo with the middle finger thing. Now the original, fake, demo looked quite good and that may have been the contributing factor along with Randy's other lies.
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#3Carte360(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2013 6:44:55 AM
DarkSymbiote posted...
Both reasons actually. But honestly, I don't know what people expected after watching the recent pre-release gameplay demo with the middle finger thing. Now the original, fake, demo looked quite good and that may have been the contributing factor along with Randy's other lies.



Do you have a video of the demo? I see many people mention it, but all I've seen is a side by side comparison of the full game and some other footage, and I personally wasn't impressed with, well, either.
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#4vigorm0rtisPosted 2/17/2013 6:46:02 AM
I think it's less simple disappointment and more the fact that the pre-release build footage that was shown at E3 last year is clearly a different-- and superior-- game. Fans weren't just disappointed, but journalists feel like they've been deceived. Check out Sterling's screed over at Destructoid (yeah, I know, Sterling):

http://www.destructoid.com/randy-pitchford-doesn-t-like-being-called-a-liar-245118.phtml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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#5vigorm0rtisPosted 2/17/2013 6:48:21 AM
Carte360 posted...


Do you have a video of the demo? I see many people mention it, but all I've seen is a side by side comparison of the full game and some other footage, and I personally wasn't impressed with, well, either.


This has some footage of some of the changes in it.

http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/01vlao/annoyed-gamer-in-space--no-one-can-hear-you-be-pissed
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#6DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 6:49:22 AM
Carte360 posted...
DarkSymbiote posted...
Both reasons actually. But honestly, I don't know what people expected after watching the recent pre-release gameplay demo with the middle finger thing. Now the original, fake, demo looked quite good and that may have been the contributing factor along with Randy's other lies.



Do you have a video of the demo? I see many people mention it, but all I've seen is a side by side comparison of the full game and some other footage, and I personally wasn't impressed with, well, either.


Original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fHv4wQJfSY

Comparison (good video):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z2qVebxlUo
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#7headwounds13Posted 2/17/2013 6:50:27 AM
From: Carte360 | #001
Scores like 2/10 should be reserved for unplayable games.


I don't get where people get this from. See, the reviewer gets to define the review scale, and they usually do so up front. They're telling you what a 2 is before you even read the review, and projecting your idea of what a 2 or a 10 is doesn't make any sense.
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#8CrimsonStryke28Posted 2/17/2013 6:50:55 AM
And this is why Gearbox is now confirm to be a mediocre developers and a bunch of liars. They've pretty much destroyed their name that they had going for them. So any other new IP or games they pick up to finish the development, I would probably avoid them.
#9vigorm0rtisPosted 2/17/2013 6:54:35 AM
CrimsonStryke28 posted...
And this is why Gearbox is now confirm to be a mediocre developers and a bunch of liars. They've pretty much destroyed their name that they had going for them. So any other new IP or games they pick up to finish the development, I would probably avoid them.


Yeah, that's a pretty dramatic overstatement.
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#10DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 6:56:24 AM
vigorm0rtis posted...
CrimsonStryke28 posted...
And this is why Gearbox is now confirm to be a mediocre developers and a bunch of liars. They've pretty much destroyed their name that they had going for them. So any other new IP or games they pick up to finish the development, I would probably avoid them.


Yeah, that's a pretty dramatic overstatement.


Not at all. I would very much consider Gearbox to be mediocre.
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