Originally Posted by Newbie2009
Well I have had time to try some single player and multi-player by now and I can say I believe this is better than Aliens Versus predator,
heck I have already spent more time on this than I have on black opps 2 which I found to be the same old boring thing.
Comparing it to Aliens Versus Predator;
Graphics: AvP better
Single Player: Aliens Colonial Marines better
Multi Player: Aliens Colonial Marines better
Controls:Aliens Colonial Marines better
FUN: Aliens Colonial Marines better.
Overall polish: AvP better.
I have heard that the console versions are buggy as hell, especially the PS3 version. I have been playing the PC version and found no major issues with bugs.
Co-op is cool, Ultimate badass difficulty removes the HUD and 4 player co-op is cool. No dedicated servers is a problem though. The framerate chugs at checkpoints in co-op which needs to be fixed but nothing major.
Multi player is fun, 2 favorite modes so far are escape and one where marines have to destroy egg nests. Controls take getting used to for the aliens but once you pick up the basics you will cause some serious havoc.
Overall I would say the game deserves a 7.5 out of 10.
The Good and bad of the game IMO are as follows;
-Up to 4 player co-op
-Xeno 3rd person perspective
-Interesting multi-player modes
-level up system for xenos
-Customization of your guns
-Graphics are a bit rough
-Alien AI is sketchy
-More action less atmosphere in single player
-No dedicated servers?
-It lets you carry too many weapons
-Limited online functions (eg cannot search a game by ping) Matchmaking only
-No real feeling of terror in single player, multi player can make you fear the aliens though playing as a marine.
I don't think any parts of it are terrible (pc version) but there are plenty of things which could be improved. Which is why it was panned so bad I think, it being Alien franchise it has a lot to live up to. It being in development for 6 years is a joke really.
I would describe the game as a pick up and play decent budget game.
I have yet to have my coffee so a bit all over the place.