I make this topic to understand things that I never understand.
I'm a relly big fan of A:CM. But I'm aware of the big problems of production, scams of comm' and the bad gameplay. But I love the story.
I have studied major critics on A:CM and I have some answers to them. It is not a fight but see that as a thing that I don't understand and I need logical answers.
First of all, I'm not just a fan of Alien, but the franchise is my passion. All my life turn around Alien, I think about it all the time, I live for Alien. So that is the proof that we can love A:CM and love Aliens too, because it is something that I saw sometimes.
And about that, I think people hurt themselves for nothing. Alien is a franchise of entertainment, it is make to be good, so why do you spend energy to hate it ? If you don't like something, just ignore it, but why hated it ? It is a content which is proposed to you, not impose, you don't like it then try to forget it. I think you hurt yourselves but s**t it's Alien ! As a passionate, I'm really happy when something is new in Alien, no matter if it's bad of good, it's Alien, it will just make more content. For example, I don't like much A Comic Book Adventure, but I don't hate it, it is a part of the Alien franchise, that's all. It seems that you make it as a major problem, but again, it is entertainment.
After, about the canon thing, I have a problem with the words "canon" and "continuity". Those words are synonymous, but I prefer "continuity" because people don't seem to understand the meaning of canon. Why a lot of people are submitted on what is canon or what isn't ? It looks like it's mandatory. Before I thought canon means cotinuity but now it is clear that it's not anymore like this. For example, some people don't take A:CM in the chronology of the main Alien timeline, whereas it respect it : same characters, same places, same story. But these people consider Dead Orbit as canon. And you have absolutely no problem that there is no link with the chronology ? How do you do to accept that ?
For the main critics on A:CM, I noted that : graphics, IA, story.
I don't understand people who says that A:CM is not canon just because of the graphics or IA. Okay it is not a good tribute to Aliens, it is not really immersive and it is not scary at all. But does that mean that it didn't happened in the story ? Continuity means story, just like canon. So I really don't understand why a bad graphics should be decisive to judge if it's in the story or not. For example, in Aliens, the special effects of the Dropship which is heading to LV-426 are not really well made. So that means that it is not canon ? I don't understand why graphics are linked to the story. Moreover, I realize that a lot of the haters are gamers and are more interested in the fact that it's a game instead of an Alien material. Personaly, I'm only interested in Alien et it is an Alien work first of all.
And for the story, there are the more constructive arguments I ever seen for the critics of A:CM. Because for me, graphics and IA are fake problems.
So the main inconsistencies are the problem of the 17 weeks and the presence of the colony after the detonation of the atmospheric processor. Same problem here, why people don't try to explain the problem while keeping it canon ? Same people think that River of Pain is canon, but there is the worst thing : a marines battalion was already at Hadley's Hope. Here, you try to find explanations to justify it, so why don't do that for A:CM ? Same for Out of the Shadows and Sea of Sorrows, they are inconsistent with Alien Covenant, so why sould they be more canon than A:CM which respect the main story ? It is not complicatd to find explanations for the problems of A:CM.
Some of you linger on details in dialogs, very little problems everywhere. But in Isolation there are the same imperfections but nobody say anything nor call into question the legitimacy in the canon.
Since when it is a problem in the Alien franchise when there are unforgivable inconsistencies ? Alien is not canon because nothing in the universe can travel faster than light ? Aliens is not canon because Ripley should died during the decompression ? It is science fiction ! So why it is a problem that Bishiop was wrong and overevalued the power of the detonation ?
A lot of you love ACMTM but don't like A:CM. To those who are not aware, the story of A:CM is based on the book (thank's to gold to have open my eyes : https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=55278.0
). The story is absolutely great, return on the Sulaco, then Hadley's Hope, then Origin, it's just perfect !
I'm perfectly open to the discussion when the arguments are constructives, so obviously I don't listen the personal insults that I saw earlier. I just try to understand your points of view, your thoughts and I want to have answers to the arguments that I exposed. And again, I am really aware of the problems of this game. Me too I was expecting a lot more, when I saw concept arts, demos and trailers, I wanted so more... Same thing for the production, I have noticed the scams of Randy Pitchford and ofthe production team, they did it with their feet. But once again, I'm only thinking about the story.
Thank's to all you to read, I know that it is not really in the news but I try anyway, we'll see
Bonus : I felt the biggest scam coming when I saw this intrview :
For the 1è weeks thing, in french we can say that it is "f**king the fly"