This game is so much fun, but hell was this naively done. This is the first Alien or Predator game that I'm getting bored with this quickly. MP only/focused games are problematic and can't survive long, the SP here is a joke. The lack of cutscenes, lip-sync, or any kinda ending sequence for missions or the entire campaign really shows that the story is an afterthought. The added lore is great, I love that stuff and it shows they do care about the lore and they gave it quite a try, but the game side of things was a mess. The lack of content is shocking, it's priced kinda okay for that, they have no lootboxes or pay to win mechanics which has my respect, but still the game is almost dead on Steam. After ONE MONTH it's on life support.
No pvp, short campaigns, 1 horde mode map, the challenge cards are a joke and the difficulty is an artificial way to prolong the lifespan of the game. The difficulty is a major disappointment to me, cause it's not fun on extreme or insane, but annoying. They made the aliens too bullet spongy, unrealistically so. It's so stupid, is it so difficult to just up their damage, number of warriors and drones and acid damage to crazy realistic levels but keep the health realistic? Maybe up the runners health, but keep the rest the same? Nope, just simple grindy stuff so you play longer. Why would you play longer? For the achievements which got broke? That really made me mad. All that work on higher difficulties and I get bugged achievements, great.
The 60 second timer is idiotic and annoying for matchmaking. They shouldn't have launched without the quickplay option. Little content and they have no crossover support? No pvp, only 3 player co-op and you don't have servers where you can easily see who's playing where? They don't have an "any difficulty option" and you expect to find a match in the fractured community? So much potential lost with stupid decisions. Devs cared about the game and lore, too bad they didn't know what the smartest moves were to ensure a long life for this. I couldn't even get to know people long enough in the game to create a constant party to play with. Most people I played with, stopped playing by now, so sad...
I'm glad the devs aren't giving up on the game, but I can't see anything they can realistically do to save this game from dying. It was fun, I'm still gonna play, but I need to use mods to get a fun experience (swarm mod with better synths and later I'm gonna try extreme and insane rebalance mod). I can't believe we have no real boss battles except the one (which is just a bullet spongy Drone) and no special sequences. The dropship bombardment was cool, but it's like they stopped trying after that mission. I mad not because the game is bad, it's not, it's just such wasted potential! The core gameplay is fun and great, but the enemy balance, mission balance, matchmaking and content amount is so poorly thought about.
We'll see what the future holds, but again it's up to the modders to save the game. Oh and the OG turrets are horrible with their rate of fire and damage amount.