I would also like to know the details in the reasoning for not implementing acid spit in multiplayer. Possibly making it a slow charge mid-range weapon that distorts vision/breaks pred lock-on (possibly implement it in future installments?)
Not really a question, but I would like to express my frustration on the the choice to make the predator so obviously superior. Best health, superior advantage in melee, superior ranged vision, and one hit kill weapons?
Why go this design route? i.e. To stay true to the general canon of the series (Marines are fodder, hordes of Aliens are the protagonists - overwhelming in numbers, and a handful of Predators go back to back and waste everything)? That sounds like bad AVP:/comic canon to me.
I can answer that for three simple reasons.
1. Alien Resurrection was AFTER this timeframe. This game is placed BEFORE alien resurrection events. So timeframe goes, alien acid spit won't make sense. Also those aliens should never be used in any game EXCEPT for an alien resurrection game. Those aliens were genetically modified and had human genes which enabled them to have that acid spit attribute.
2.Spike can spit acid but he is a dog alien. Apparently dog aliens can spit acid in singleplayer and im all for that, but aliens should NOT have that ability in multiplayer for that regard. It's also a lot of work, If you expect something to happen in the game, expect a change in parameters. (increased alien speed, increased alien damage, ect.)
3. As for the predator overwhelming talk, I mostly play predator and its not easy being the Pred. The power makes the alien player be more stealthy because we are all tired of how much of a stupid bug it is. In your next melee, try to hit two heavy attacks on him in a row. If the first connects, you got a dead pred. (I know from experiance, that charge time is too short for the alien and I can't defend myself during the initial Heavy attack stun.)
I've read the reviews and I hear two points of negativity.
2. Alien and Pred Singleplayer are nothing compared to Marine Singleplayer.
I've thought of a feature in the pred campaign that when using vocal mimicry, not only can you use "E", but you can use the voice chat button (default V). If the player has a headset, He can record HIS voice and it comes out in-game. (Player voice will be synthesized and distorted with pred recording). I think this will add a great deal more fun when you get to say what you wish to say to make the marine move. (I take a trophy kill and I give that marine a playback of my voice before he goes down) Makes that game more visceral, gruesome, and you will really get into the character.So my question is, COULD this be added in a future patch or DLC?
If not, I hope this idea is thought about for the next AVP. I'd love nothing more than to gurgle "motherf**ker" while I swing on trees.