As someone who hadn't really followed the development I wasn't quite sure why it was reviewing so badly. Don't get me wrong, it's not a good game. Average perhaps but certainly not as terrible as everyone seems to think.
But when you look at those supposed gameplay demos I can see why people have turned on. That game looked great. The one I'm playing doesn't :/
I'm not gonna say I'll be boycotting Gearbox but I'll certainly be doing a lot more research on anything I purchase by (LOL like A:CM was MADE by Gearbox) them in the future.
I've still got about a third, maybe a quarter of the main quest to do. I keep meaning to get back to it but then I find a cave or a side quest, or some DLC comes out or I get a new PC and play it on there instead of the 360 or this new mod adds something and so on :D
I thought it was okay, was expecting more of a wrap up at the end though.
I didn't do too well on that mission, I ended up with my Volunteer mind controlled and only two Heavies left, who each had about a 20% chance to hit the Etherals. I think I only managed it in the end cos I was playing on Easy.
I tried Normal at first but those Terror missions f'ed me up >_<
@DJJoeJoe: In this instances yes, but who knows how it will change in the future?
As for content we didn't know about, well the Elite Soldier Pack was already included in other new copies of the game, but potentially (though admittedly not very likely) people who pre-ordered on Steam wouldn't get it.
@e_p: I know this is a couple of weeks old at this point but I'm not liking this pre-order reward tier thing. There are a couple of games up on Steam with it now and whilst it seems like the thing you really want, ya know, more stuff for the game you're buying like the Elite Soldier Pack in this case, is in the first tier and it's fairly low on the scale I don't like the idea of not being able to get something just because other people weren't interested in the game.
Doesn't seem fair.
For in game content anyway, if this doesn't reach the "Free Civ 5" stage well that's different.