AvP is apparently my guilty pleasure MP game...

#1 Posted by Blur_Fan (142 posts) -

...and I say that because so many reviewers see so many problems with this game.  To be honest, this is the most "fun" I've had playing a MP game since the first Gears of War. 
 
Yes, I can agree: it's not the most polished game.  But dammit, I have a lot of fun playing infestation, survivor, deathmatch variants.  Does anyone else feel this way?  

#2 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Does it have dedicated servers?

#3 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops: the question that can make or break a game
#4 Posted by mastrbiggy (229 posts) -

yes, but only if you have a ton a friends to play with

#5 Edited by Rowr (5520 posts) -

Where are all the pc reviews?
 
My roomate is playing the pc version and it seems pretty good? I could understand if the console versions suck.
 
It's quite amazing reading some of these reviews, it's like this was never released and critically successful, with everyone attaching the ip with the movies. I see alot of bitching about the graphics as well which seems weird because this game looks as good as anything i've seen recently released, on his computer, and its not even running on full.
 
The whole situation is kind of weirding me out.

#6 Posted by HistoryInRust (6288 posts) -
@Rowr: Yeah. From all the videos I've seen of the game, it's not a bad-looking game at all. 
 
I'd bet all the issues with the controls are at least stymied a little in the PC version.
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#7 Posted by Workyticket (108 posts) -
@Blur_Fan: Wholeheartedly agreed. Me and the housemate had an epic pass-the-controller session tonight, and it was glorious (Although the matchmaking is still a bit sluggish) The highlight for me was entering a species DM match where I was the only one to pick Marine. Did surprisingly well, considering it was me vs. something like five aliens and four Preds. And Survivor (Or as I've started calling it, Bill Paxton Simulator 2010) is a blast.
#8 Posted by Blur_Fan (142 posts) -

Yeah, I don't get the whole graphics issue.  I mean, it's a dark game.  Ridiculously dark, but that sets the atmosphere.  And I haven't seen any bad textures, nor do I care.
 
@sodiumCyclops: No, there are no dedicated servers.  Although, I heard a rumor that PC is getting them.  But, I'm a console guy, so that doesn't effect me.  Sometimes, I run into lag, and it sucks.  That was mostly on ranked matches, because they use a matchmaking system that is a little dodgy (a la Gears 2).  Player matches let you host and select games from a list, which is what I use, and have experienced no problems. 
 
As far as controls go, I've gotten used to all of them.  I think there is a good hour or so learning curve for each species, but I don't see that being a bad thing.

#9 Posted by gike987 (1752 posts) -
@Blur_Fan said:
" Yeah, I don't get the whole graphics issue.  I mean, it's a dark game.  Ridiculously dark, but that sets the atmosphere.  And I haven't seen any bad textures, nor do I care. @sodiumCyclops: No, there are no dedicated servers.  Although, I heard a rumor that PC is getting them.  But, I'm a console guy, so that doesn't effect me.  Sometimes, I run into lag, and it sucks.  That was mostly on ranked matches, because they use a matchmaking system that is a little dodgy (a la Gears 2).  Player matches let you host and select games from a list, which is what I use, and have experienced no problems.  As far as controls go, I've gotten used to all of them.  I think there is a good hour or so learning curve for each species, but I don't see that being a bad thing. "
The PC is definitely getting them.
#10 Edited by Bobby_The_Great (1004 posts) -
@Blur_Fan:
I totally feel this way. When there is a room full of people in deathmatch, and no one quits and the host doesn't leave (God, I hope they fix that), the MP in this game fires on all the fun-cylinders.  But, I can see why some people are trashing it.
#11 Posted by Blur_Fan (142 posts) -

I just hope when Fall comes around, this game will still have a decent community behind it.  There simply isn't a MP like it right now, and I'm burnt out on military shooters.

#12 Posted by Lights (21 posts) -

All these low review scores are wierding me out to, playing all the species campaigns and multiplayer I'm having a blast.

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