If they make the Aliens a little stronger in MP it will be pretty balanced, i believe.
They actually look pretty strong, but everyone's using rush tactics instead of showing any patience. Make them much stronger and a skilled player would be nigh invincible with them.
Yes, the person playing clearly had very little idea how to play a xeno properly. When the other dude who was doing most of the talking picked up the controller and immediately got 3 downs on escape it was clear that the Aliens are capable of delivering some pain.
It does make me think that there should be some auto balancing since the Xenos outnumbered the marines 3-5 at the start of the game. When it came time for the sides to switch the 5 Marines did a much better job of not getting split up and assisting each other. So really it comes down to how the teams are balanced and how much teamwork you use not unlike like Left 4 Dead competitive modes.
I was already stoked for the campaign but the stream definitely made me much more interested in MP.
Playing: Dead Space 2, DMC, GoME Anticipating: Gears of War: Judgement, GoW: Ascension, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Dead Space 3