I think that Angry Joe had too much hype for this game, can´t blame him thou. In all fairness I had my game today on PS3, graphics are not as goos as on PC but acceptable..but if you do watch the earlier gameplay vs the final product, yes you are obliged to get pissed off. Where are the dynamic lightning effects and the fogginess in some levels? A.I is pretty dumb in the SP but feels pretty much like COD or BF or so on. Multiplayer is awesome! I myself did get that feeling what I did with AvP2 on PC. As a Marine you will die if you don´t coordinate with your team. You will still die even i you do, the multiplayer gets the aliens vs marines more like in the movie. If they don´t get too close you are ok, if they do get close...well you´r as good as dead. Playing as alien does take some time to get used to the controls. Not too long at least in my experience. There are some problems with the wall climbing like missing animation when going sideways from wall to ceiling for example. When you do learn to play with the alien you will feel like a killing machine. I mean, I played couple hours and learned pretty quick the controls. Ownage on noob and single marines all the time. TEAMPLAY PEOPLE! Also the splitscree is done well, yes there are very much screentearing but hopefully patches are on the way. I liked that the splitscreen is horizontal..no wait vertical? My english can get mixed but the looks is widescreen. Some missing animations but nothing game breaking. Thou it seems to be slapped in, no story for the second player etc. Just some nameless grunt.
My final verdict for 1.02 version. SP 6/10 (still) playing splitscreen or online 7/10. MP 8/10. But I must say, if they don´t fix some of the problems in time the LAG for example because no dedicated servers and no host mitigation can get frustrating. Some games I played had only minor lag, some games were unplayable because of the lag. So no patches could make the score go down in my books. Game is enjoyable with friend/s but I can´t justify the whole price for this game, not in this state. If you can get it as rental, try it, if you like it, buy it. Mostlikely some fanraged buyers have already changed the game or are selling it on ebay or something.
Also about the Angry Joe, remeber that he is SERIOUS fanboy against everything including alien. So I think his judgement is clouded by this, also I do realize like I said that the shown product in 2011/2012 doesn´t look anything like the final product. That if he would take the fan glasses off and take the game as it is, I think that it would be 5½ or 6 even to him. Different people, different taste and review.