Lack of a crouch button

#1 Edited by gosukiller (2339 posts) -

Hey guys, I'm playing this on the PC and got to the part where you fight your first androids in the Marine Campaign. 
Frankly, I died in seconds, on Hard difficulty. I then went in again, this time 'prepared', ready to take cover. Seems there isn't a crouch button in this game.
Am I nitpicking here, or are you guys also bothered by the omission of something so basic for the FPS genre?

Just finished the Marine campaign now. I kinda like the games visuals and the way the Aliens look (which I also did in AvP 1 and 2), but that's the best I can say about this game after playing 35%. Hope the predator and alien campaign won't leave me jaded.
#2 Posted by Azure_Valkyrie (27 posts) -

It seems odd at first, but when you consider that the andriods are only encountered in the SP campaign and that the feature would offer little help against the other species, the feature appears to be (almost ) redundant. 
Personally I would have added one (since the andoids use cover).
#3 Posted by RedHerb (89 posts) -

I think yeah that fight in the mono rail station is the first time i really noticed and missed the absence of an ability to take cover by ducking.  I disliked that part of the game too.
Cause against any enemies that are alien, cowering behind sometimes would only lead to a bad stuff. 

#4 Posted by Workyticket (111 posts) -

Let me third what Azure and RedHerb just said. Haven't reached the part with the androids yet, but the game is designed around fighting aliens and Predators. You stay still for more than five seconds (For MP, make that three) and you run the risk of either being shoulder cannon sniped from the front or insta-killed from the rear. Now think about it; how is crouching supposed to improve your game, exactly?
I can understand people missing iron sights (Which would have been useful), but everyone complaining about the lack of crouch hasn't been paying attention to the actual game. In this game, Crouch=Die Now button.

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