Hi Eric, nice of you to answer some questions here on the forums,
and getting personally involved with the community
Im a really big fan of the Alien and Predator universe in a whole,
and played through the first AvP game several times as well as the second AvP,
so really looking forward to the next one
Id like if you could answer some of these questions:
While the Predators Shoulder cannon is VERY iconic from all the movies, (and fun to use), i really think its become underpowered in the new game. I killed one marine in 1 charged shot and 1 fast shot and then i had used half of my energy, while a marine can kill a predator in around 5-20 hits, and have around 400 bullets from the start. Have you thought about reducing the energy cost? And could be cool if the "bolt" moved a bit faster so its easier to hit and you dont waste all your precious energy on shooting blanks.
I do also think that the predator is a bit to easy to spot when stealthed and running towards
his victim, now when he already killed his 2 marines with the shoulder cannon and got nothing
else but to melee, he have to either rush towards his enemy or silently sneak up on them.
Would be nice to see him being a little more cloaked when moving around and charging.
Have you thought about buffing his cloak a bit?
Also the Motion Tracker seems to be able to spot things thats behind you sometimes, which really shouldnt be possible.
Alien trophy kills from the celing or walls could also be pretty cool, like very much seen in
the 3rd Alien movie. Is this something you thought about?
And what happend to the disc? Doesnt act like anything from the movies, where he throws it with speed and precision and in a more or less straight line, and then it returns to the predator. Its spinning around the room, bouncing off of walls like a bouncing ball out of control. Have you thought about changing it to a more "classic" disc?
The spear since its very hard to use and your target really have to be motionless before
your able to hit anything with it, could be cool to at least be able to throw it without losing
your cloak. Like seen in the first AvP movie where the spear uncloaks as the predator does,
while nailing a guy to a wall
Have you thought about this?
Could be cool to see the speargun or netgun again, or the wrist mounted speargun.
Any thoughts about implementing other weapons later on?
A passive energy regenerating power for the predator could be cool too, kinda like the aliens
health but of course alot less "powerful". Like the predator in the first movie didnt have any
power supplies to recharge from in the jungle, but kept on shooting his shoulder cannon.
Have you thought about this?
Have you thought about balancing the marins weapons? The pulse rifle is the only weapon which seems to do the trick. The smartgun havent got enough ammo to become really useful, havent killed anything with either the shotgun or flamethrower yet, and since its around the year 2200, its kinda odd that the grenade launcher on the pulse rifle only is able to fire in a straigh line for 5m.
Have you thought about buffing the alien with a bit more health, speed and attack speed to make up for the lack of ranged weapons?
If you ask me, the Alien should stay pure melee, without any acid spit, since it only occured
once and very short in the movies.
The aliens strength lies in numbers, speed, stealth and sneak attacks
(no real question here, just my personal opinion on the subject)
Thanks / Best Regards