The NVA totally had acid for blood back in Nam.
The NVA totally had acid for blood back in Nam.
Did anyone else notice that the one cinematic in the QL looks like 1999 era 3D? Shit looks seriously bad.
The compression artifacts on the video are fucking horrible (at least for me, I'm not talking about you) and I don't see an option to increase the resolution (?). I don't know if this is a problem with video encoding at creation time but I'm assuming the same procedures were used as on the old site/player, and it looks noticeably worse. I don't know if this is intentional but if this is your plan to get more payed subscribers then fudge you GiantBomb.
All the AvP2 talk makes me wish Drew/Patrick followed through with their plans for an AvP2 TNT.
I met John Dunsworth (Jim Lahey) and Pat Roach (Randy) this month while they do their tour and it was one hell of a good time. Love those dudes.
I had some hopes for this game but after viewing this I'm going to have to wait for one hell of a Steam sale.
Just for the (possible) bug count record: I had sound but no video on streaming and progressive in
Chrome Version 25.0.1364.68 beta on my mac, but the video works fine once I switch to HTML 5.
This is the first time a quick look as made me nauseous. I had to stop watching by the end. I think it was the dark and identical corridors and the fast movement of the gun that did it.
You can watch it here:
This is an impressively awful looking game. Dat 1999 texture on some shit. Jesus.
Why is the player on the right?!
Working fine my end, but some technical problems are to be expected.
Anyhow, this looks depressingly dull. Which is a shame, always felt you could do decent things with this license.
Jim Lahey's a drunk bastard.
Every time i switch from Fullscreen to Windowed or from Windowed to Fullscreen it starts reloading and plays from the beginning.
Please push this to Roku, not up yet! I know 1st world probs...
Can someone tell me the details of Jeff's aversion to Aliens? Just curious... I've always considered the first 2 films as classics!
This just looks... boring, like not even worth picking up for under $20. especially if the campaign is so short.
Unfortunately the QL isn't working for me at all. Will this be uploaded to youtube? Because its not on there.
It does not look bad visually and yet it looks boring as hell. Weird.
The new site is way better than this game looks
Not sure why everyone is calling this shit. Just looks about the same as every other FPS out there, not great but not terrible.
it's shit because it's fucking ALIENS. this didn't need to be anentirely generic FPS. where's the tension, the limited ammo, the fights with fucking xenomorphs??? yeah it's average as a shooter, and there's definitely technically worse games, but for such an overhyped product with such source material it's about as disappointing as can be.
guess you can tell i really wanted to like this game...
I am straight up astonished at how much time was spent shooting human soldiers. good god.
I will give this game one thing, the environments look pretty good. Not jaw-dropping or anything, but they look pretty good, the lighting is good, the atmosphere seems good. Ryan really nailed it when he said they seemed to get everything about the license pretty good except applying it to the gameplay.
Missed this live, can't wait to watch it!
This looks like it could be fun with co-op, especially with the random alien attacks. The dude vs dude firefights and corridor crawls seem pretty boring (if visually pleasing) though.
To Ryan's point about it being hard to develop a squad and make it meaningful when they die, I think the best example of that in a game is Halo Reach.
But those deaths happen at pre-determined moments. I'd say a better example is Aliens: Infestation. Permadeath for squadmates, but they're controlled by you so you feel attachment to each of them.
To Ryan's point about it being hard to develop a squad and make it meaningful when they die, I think the best example of that being executed well in a game is Halo Reach.
"I ain't ever seen no Aliens movie."
This game is an abortion, I wonder if I'll get to see you guys try your hardest not to get pissed at how terrible it is, or if you'll outright mock its mediocrity.
I hope people realize the crappy frame rate is from the actual game, not the new player. Wow. Is there some way to improve the frame rate? What resolution are you playing in while you vid cap? Can you display a frame rate counter in the corner for future PC reviews? Are the capture PC's spec's listed anywhere?
First QL comment of the new site.......a very important moment, all told. I really don't care about this game! I kinda liked AvP back in 2010 (even that was just alright) so if I ever need an Aliens fix, I know where to find it.
fortunately you'll soon be able to get system shock 2 on good old games
if you read my last comment ignore it, turns out the player was being weird and artifacting a lot of the black areas making some of the textures look awful, this game looks alright but without having played it and only going on what i can see here some of the gun handling looks a little fiddly.
Strange to hear Jeff bring up the stealth portion up as a negative, Kevin Van Ord quoted in his Gamespot review that the stealth section was one of the better sequences in the game bringing much needed tension to the game.
Myeah, good thing I wasn't looking forwards to this anymore. Maybe some years ago, but that's ancient history by now...not that I would've minded it being good, of course. Too bad.
I gotta say, I loved "It was the my little pony fighting game of it's day." Comment.
I finally get to watch the quick look now and oh my, this looks like ASS. Graphics look pretty nice but the way everyone moves and clips and AI looks horrible. Worst part is the aliens are total pussies. One alien should be able to wipe out your whole team but here they kinda just come at you and jump on the muzzle of your gun. Worst is how you can just smack em away and they totally don't just rip your hands off when you try. I'll probably get this when its tenbux on steam which likely won't be long.
Shooting people in corridors, leveling up, enemies that spew ammo and health, and a shitty weapon attachment system. Yeah, that sounds right... :/
This game pisses me off.
I was looking forward to this. If the game is half as bad as the buzz says, this should be quite the comedy.
Looks like poo doo
I wish when they showed off multiplayer it was something other then death match.
also yeah, those aliens look like shit, and they behave in really dumb ways.
This looks like a big pile of shit, which as a huge Aliens fan, makes me very sad.