Wow...this is the most horrific thing I have read about this game so far. Nope, not even going to bother with this now, first the story completely ignores the damn nuking...then it says that it will make Alien 3 better? Then we get crappy gameplay...and now this? f**k...
GBX is creating a game that addresses some of the problems that they personally have with Aliens
. Apparently, they're pissed about Drake getting killed off by acid so early in the film that they were compelled to change the whole dynamic of the xeno's biology. This is also why they're giving us a skin for Drake instead of Vasquez even though Vasquez is a much more significant character in the original story. Not only are they sexist but they are also changing the xenomorph into a less threatening versions of earth mammals. The crusher runs and behaves like a rhino and the "regular" xenos run like baboons. Watch the gameplay videos and you'll see what I mean.
Only true fans appreciate Aliens
as a legitimate film in the series that shouldn't be tampered with. If I hated Aliens
, this is the kind of game I'd make.
But who am I kidding...I'm still going to buy the collector's version of this on the day it comes out. Why? Because I'm a casual gamer with a busy work schedule who doesn't have time to be hardcore. I'm in it for the "fun" factor that GBX is betting on for this game. Calling it canon at this point would just make it a painful experience so I'm just going to pretend that A:CM is a mod for some unreleased fps shooter that circulated around escaped zoo animals on the moon in the future. One thing that I'm still certain about however is that A:CM will still be better written than Prometheus (which isn't saying much but keeps me curious once I accept it for what it is).
Hopefully with all of these considerations, the game will still be fun and worth the purchase that I am already certain I will make.