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Even if they fixed the bugs it wouldn't save this game. From what I've heard gameplay and story suck so bad that this turd is beyond fixing. Seems that Borderlands series are only good games Gearbox is capable of. I almost feel bad for those who pre-ordered, I guess they will learn to not trust the hype next time lachen.gif
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Somehow I still hope this was some sort of a sick joke, that they published an internal Alpha build to the world.

Regretfully, that seems not to be the case. I played the Co-op with 2 friends, but in the end, we could only finish the first 2 or 3 missions before deciding it wasn't worth the pain. (Checkpoints cause players who are even 5 centimeters away from the checkpoint to teleport, this caused crashes etc etc.)

I could have lived with the silly animations, not-so-awesome voice acting and sub-bar graphics. But a buggy game with less than stellar gameplay and atmosphere (for exampe there is no real point in using the motion detector.) makes this game mediocore at best, but mostly just an horrible excuse for a Aliens game. We are supposed to respect, and maybe fear the Xenomorphs right?

Truth to be told, Id put my money on the following theory:
During the development, when time and money started to become short, the cheesiest way out was decided. Outsource rest of the development with the least amount of money, but still pay enough for the marketing department to maximize pre-order sales and first day hard cover sales. "The Aliens title will sell anyway, lets just try to get something out of this project, and deal with the backslash by finding a scapegoat or two."

/end of rant
post #53 of 207
Is it possible that someone will launch a class action lawsuitt again gearbox? Because, this illegal...
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Is it possible that someone will launch a class action lawsuitt again gearbox? Because, this illegal...

For false advertising?

I don't think that would go very far. They most likely would fall back on the "the videos were development shots", etc, etc.

But I could be wrong. I imagine it would all depend on how they worded things and any legal disclaimers they had in place.

I mean look at McDonald's, Burger King, Wheaties, what ever. Have you ever bought a burger from McDonald's that actually LOOKED as good as they show on TV? Heck, I saw that when shooting a commercial (years ago), companies would actually use watered down white glue instead of actual milk when photographing a bowl of cereal because it "looked better".
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post #55 of 207
I don't think any patch can fix the game. As others have said the story and the actual gameplay just aren't there. The whole design of the game is so skewed and unfocused that it cannot be fixed by simple patches. The whole thing is ill conceived and even worse implemented.
AVP 2010 was also a big disappointment but it was still better than this. It simply wasn't that ambitious but didn't have so many bugs.

I saw some comparisons with FarCry 3. Granted that game did look better at E3 than in current form, but its current graphics are still very good and the gameplay is solid. So not quite the same thing.
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Did anyone really expect something great from an Aliens game?
 
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It's disheartening to wait for a game like this for years...I mean look at these screen shots leading up this release. I was soo excited for this frown.gif
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Did anyone really expect something great from an Aliens game?

SOOO much potential and story. It's a shame. Honestly, hate on it if you want, but Bungie put wayy more love and attention to detail into Halo and actually exceeded expectations in many ways. Too bad some of those companies won't take these challenges on
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SOOO much potential and story. It's a shame

Expecting something good to come from the Alien/Predator franchise is insane.

After 38 titles you would think they would just stop trying by now.
 
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post #59 of 207
Making a proper Aliens movie or game seems downright impossible at this point. I think there are way too many people with too many divergent ideas in charge of the franchise for anything focused and streamlined to come out.
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The demo looked sexy.
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