Graphically, everything ive seen of Colonial Marines is subpar comared to AvP2010. I much perfer the design of the aliens in AvP2010 in their movements and animations compared to CM. not liking the loss of acid blood being dangerous either. having said that though i am looking forward to it though i will be getting it a week late, but the week wait was worth it when i only had to pay 30AUD instead of 80USD
I just watched the livestream and this game clearly looks better than the AVP 2010. The only downside to the livestream was that the guy they picked to play is a total noob. He got destroyed in multiplayer.
The campaign preview is over after 34 min into the livestream, if you dont want spoilers.
After replaying AvP2010 and then seeing the ign livestream, im not liking what ive seen or heard. The graphics look alot worse than AvP2010 but im hoping that could just be becaue ign are freaking stupid and only stream it it at a max of 720p instead of 1080p, but the animations are very very very terrible looking for the aliens.
Definately hate the fact that there is no first person view for the aliens in multiplayer and the reasoning was just pure crap and it made the terrible animations stand out even more
The most annoying thing in AVP2010 was the copy/pasted multiplayer maps thrown into single player. Campaigns started off with a bit of unique design and then it was all MP maps. Felt like you were just playing (solo) multiplayer against bots with some CGI cutscenes thrown in here and there. It failed to capture the mood/atmosphere and the jungle parts were too linear. A complete rushed job.
In Aliens: Colonial Marines, at least they're trying to keep the campaign a unique experience and not feel like MP with bots. From what I have heard, the level designs won't be linear either. Co-op should be fun and if the MP is balanced unlike AVP2010, then the game has great potential to deliver. Got it preordered, so can't wait.