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Posted by LiquidSwords

Sucks to hear that the game is only 4 hours, but I think that's as much anyone can take in an FPS (?). From the QL, there wasn't enough Xenomorph encounters. Waiting to see Alex's review, oh man oh man.

Posted by avidwriter

Same team that did the DNF fix/whatever they did before it came out? This is no Borderlands team that's for sure.

Posted by LucidDreams117

To be fair to Jeff, across the internets it sounds like this game is awful. though I have yet to watch the QL, sounds like it might just be a case of "It's fun to rip on this game"

Edited by NTM

I just read that there's an update; can anyone tell me if it made the game any better, even if slightly? At the beginning, it is actually Michael Biehn. All the actors for the characters from the film are in this. Kevin Riepl did the soundtrack, he's the one that did the original Gears of War music; he took a lot of what James Horner and Jerry Goldsmith did and made it his own for the game.

http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/community/articles/1003/aliens--colonial-marines-updated

Furthermore, off topic, this site looks nice and clean, but for right now it's running slower than usual. That's probably because you guys are still working some stuff out, but hey, I think the videos are running better then ever, I mean wow. :D Great job guys!

Posted by mlarrabee

@jeff You guys totally talked over the part (right around 52:00) where the pilot said, "We're in the pipe, five by... fuck!"

Posted by gleclair

@codefire said:

I'm really starting to question Gearbox, and if they can actually make good games. (Outside of Borderlands - which even then, is wearing thin.)

Yeah, I feel as if they get a bit too much credit for Borderlands. Borderlands 2 is a good, solid game that's really fun with some friends, but I don't find it particularly enticing to play single-player. On the other hand I also think they should stop taking on games that have been in development for 5+ years. Stuff like DNF and A:CM do nothing but tarnish any reputation Borderlands has built for them. I still like them, but being "the guys who did those shitty ports and also Borderlands" doesn't really do much to inspire faith in consumers for any new IP you plan to create.

Posted by falling_fast

doesn't seem too great.

Posted by falling_fast

there's a reason why good action movies don't just have combat going on constantly *yawn*

Posted by ELpork

Lol, wow, Trailer Park Boy's user name... PC master race?... that's kinda sad to see...

Edited by fitzcarraldo

this game looks INSANELY hard. would it have killed the devs to simplify the level design by adding a few repetitive corridors with enemies that spawn in the same place every time and proceed to funnel through choke points for no reason? perhaps have enemies drop armor AND ammo AND health at the same time, instead of making the player walk around the room to collect each separately? and is it too much to ask for a full squad of invincible marines to back up the player instead of just shitty two invincible marines? AND THERE'S TOO MANY DAMN ALIENS. what is this, like, a movie?

but in all seriousness, forgiving all technical problems the game might have (and the seemingly terrible ai and the poor writing and the voice acting), they couldn't even figure out an interesting and meaningful way to incorporate acid blood into the gameplay? ACID BLOOD DUDE. that's like the entire shtick. does it play any significant role in this game? is there any penalty for killing an alien when it is too close to you or some environmental effect when they die or SOMETHING? come on. 2013. get with the program.

Posted by TheDarkOn3

Jim Lahey and Randy are characters from Trailer Park Boys.

Posted by Deathpooky

Hey Buddy!

Posted by joshthebear

This looks like a big pile of shit, which as a huge Aliens fan, makes me very sad.

Posted by falling_fast

also yeah, those aliens look like shit, and they behave in really dumb ways.

Posted by tropesage

I wish when they showed off multiplayer it was something other then death match.

Posted by MadaRenrut

Looks like poo doo

Posted by Vigil80

I was looking forward to this. If the game is half as bad as the buzz says, this should be quite the comedy.

Posted by Sticky_Pennies

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.

Edited by Vuud

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.

Posted by Nephrahim

I gotta say, I loved "It was the my little pony fighting game of it's day." Comment.

Posted by Glottery

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.

Posted by Hef

@ndn_shadow: I don't think so. The video just got removed "because it's too long." I've never seen that before. Maybe gearbox didn't like that it was almost an hour and a half long, who knows. And youtube was always available for everyone, I can't see them changing now.

Posted by buft

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.

Posted by falling_fast

fortunately you'll soon be able to get system shock 2 on good old games

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

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.

Posted by walter_sobchak

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?

Edited by Mofaz

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.

Posted by prestonhedges

"I ain't ever seen no Aliens movie."

Pffft. Bullshit.

Edited by ll_Exile_ll

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.

Edited by lordofultima

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.

Posted by Ngunkuru

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.

Posted by NekuSakuraba

Missed this live, can't wait to watch it!

Posted by Dan_CiTi

I like pretty HUDs, but this game seems playable, but besides that seems like 360 launch title in quality.

Also, play Aliens: Infestation if you want an Aliens game.

Posted by Phished0ne

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.

Posted by Reisz

I am straight up astonished at how much time was spent shooting human soldiers. good god.

Posted by ripelivejam
@mcghee said:

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...

Posted by metal_mad

The new site is way better than this game looks

Posted by Aegeri

Unfortunately the QL isn't working for me at all. Will this be uploaded to youtube? Because its not on there.

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

It does not look bad visually and yet it looks boring as hell. Weird.

Posted by ddensel

This just looks... boring, like not even worth picking up for under $20. especially if the campaign is so short.

Edited by SeriouslyNow

Video is working for me (Firefox here).

Also, I'm pretty glad I didn't buy this game.

I wish it didn't (Firefox here, works too) because the game is fucking awful. What a disappointment after the glory that is Borderlands 2. For shame Gearbox.

Posted by HyperionXR

Can someone tell me the details of Jeff's aversion to Aliens? Just curious... I've always considered the first 2 films as classics!

Posted by YOUNGLINK

Please push this to Roku, not up yet! I know 1st world probs...

Posted by Brosef

Every time i switch from Fullscreen to Windowed or from Windowed to Fullscreen it starts reloading and plays from the beginning.

Edited by WaffleConed

Jim Lahey's a drunk bastard.

Posted by MachoFantastico

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.

Posted by Shtinky

Why is the player on the right?!