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Author Topic: The Reviews/Interviews Thread  (Read 85092 times)



ShadowPred
Feb 17, 2013, 07:35:20 PM
Reply #272 on: Feb 17, 2013, 07:35:20 PM
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I believe it's actually both. The review is basically a description of the game that we've all heard prior to release, and all this guy did was just stretch that out into a "review." And I heard from some folks that their magazine was littered with A:CM ads all over the place, so if that's true...then I guess it's not a stretch to say that EGM got paid for this review, and didn't even bother to play it either.


gareth
Feb 18, 2013, 12:01:04 AM
Reply #273 on: Feb 18, 2013, 12:01:04 AM
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Hello all,

I have been on the boards for a while but this is the first time I have registered to post. I work in media and have a solid connection to the franchise. We were the ones who broke the news of AVP being PG -13 way back when. But I digress. I think the game is getting some very unfair reviews. Part of it I believe is Backlash from Duke Nukem Forever which Gearbox still gets grief over. They were spared grief with Borderlands 2 but that one did not give people much to complain about. I think with ACM, people took what is a standard 3D shooter and amplified the issues. I played on PC and I did not have any technical issues or bugs at all. I had issues with some of the gameplay, but thought the look and story were interesting. Anyway, our review is here if anyone wants to read it.

http://sknr.net/2013/02/17/aliens-colonial-marines/


MR EL1M1NATOR
Feb 18, 2013, 12:14:06 AM
Reply #274 on: Feb 18, 2013, 12:14:06 AM
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Hello all,

I have been on the boards for a while but this is the first time I have registered to post. I work in media and have a solid connection to the franchise. We were the ones who broke the news of AVP being PG -13 way back when. But I digress. I think the game is getting some very unfair reviews. Part of it I believe is Backlash from Duke Nukem Forever which Gearbox still gets grief over. They were spared grief with Borderlands 2 but that one did not give people much to complain about. I think with ACM, people took what is a standard 3D shooter and amplified the issues. I played on PC and I did not have any technical issues or bugs at all. I had issues with some of the gameplay, but thought the look and story were interesting. Anyway, our review is here if anyone wants to read it.

http://sknr.net/2013/02/17/aliens-colonial-marines/

Nobody gives a hoot about Gearbox's other games.


SM
Feb 18, 2013, 01:23:43 AM
Reply #275 on: Feb 18, 2013, 01:23:43 AM
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Bringing back dead characters and locations meant the story had issues from the get go.  Since it never addressed bringing back those elements, that part of the game was doomed.

Additionally the much touted 'attention to detail' mentioned in the review doesn't stand up to a great deal of scrutiny against film locations.

« Last Edit: Feb 18, 2013, 01:31:33 AM by SM »

HappyAlien
Feb 18, 2013, 08:23:11 AM
Reply #276 on: Feb 18, 2013, 08:23:11 AM
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Really how hard is it to make a decent FPS based in the Aliens Universe. Given six years to do it and still put out a game that looks rushed, unfinished and outdated. If they didn't want to make it and wanted to focus on Borderlands they should have never taken the game on board. Bloody outsourcing it to some company I've never heard of before!

And to all those people saying we should be happy we even got a game,i am not are not  some hobo on the street asking for change who should be happy how little is give to them cause its better than nothing. The Xbox has been out for nearly seven years they should be able to deliver a game that dosen't look like something on the N64! They mad money from AVP 2010 imagine how much they could make from making a good quality Aliens game!


And all this talk about DLC making it better or fixing it is insulting. What you bring out a crappy, glitchy game that is not what was promised and charge people 70-80 dollars for it. Then they  expect people to pay more for DLC's? Come on that's getting done up the a#@!


ChrisPachi
Feb 18, 2013, 09:32:07 AM
Reply #277 on: Feb 18, 2013, 09:32:07 AM
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Hi gareth. :)

Part of it I believe is Backlash from Duke Nukem Forever which Gearbox still gets grief over.

The backlash comes purely from the fact that the game is not the game that Gearbox were promoting and not the game that all of the the positive previews and sneak-peeks in the media were based upon. Everyone got conned, and regardless of whether you like it or not or whether or not it had glitches on your rig or whether it was the developer's or the publisher's fault for letting it out into the world, it is the talking heads at Gearbox that will - and absolutely should - cop the flack for it (until they crawl out from under their rock and make us think otherwise).


Elicas
Feb 18, 2013, 10:57:06 AM
Reply #278 on: Feb 18, 2013, 10:57:06 AM
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Hello all,

I have been on the boards for a while but this is the first time I have registered to post. I work in media and have a solid connection to the franchise. We were the ones who broke the news of AVP being PG -13 way back when. But I digress. I think the game is getting some very unfair reviews. Part of it I believe is Backlash from Duke Nukem Forever which Gearbox still gets grief over. They were spared grief with Borderlands 2 but that one did not give people much to complain about. I think with ACM, people took what is a standard 3D shooter and amplified the issues. I played on PC and I did not have any technical issues or bugs at all. I had issues with some of the gameplay, but thought the look and story were interesting. Anyway, our review is here if anyone wants to read it.

http://sknr.net/2013/02/17/aliens-colonial-marines/

This is an Aliens/Predators fansite, most of us don't care about Duke Nukem at all. They're getting so much grief because their game was a f**king shitfest.

Welcome to the site.


QUAGMIRE83
Feb 18, 2013, 12:50:35 PM
Reply #279 on: Feb 18, 2013, 12:50:35 PM
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Story mode has some good moments and multiplayer is really good so all in all im happy. it's not as much of a disappointment as black ops 2 was that's for sure but companies would not dare give that a bad review.
What is that even supposed to mean?
it means that treyach promised a lot with bo2 and all we got was the same old shit and they actually made it worse. MW3 was amazing online and to follow that with the shit we got from bo2 was the biggest disappointment ever.


Cal427eb
Feb 18, 2013, 07:48:35 PM
Reply #280 on: Feb 18, 2013, 07:48:35 PM
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Story mode has some good moments and multiplayer is really good so all in all im happy. it's not as much of a disappointment as black ops 2 was that's for sure but companies would not dare give that a bad review.
What is that even supposed to mean?
it means that treyach promised a lot with bo2 and all we got was the same old shit and they actually made it worse. MW3 was amazing online and to follow that with the shit we got from bo2 was the biggest disappointment ever.
In case you didn't notice, all COD's are basically the same so I don't see how it could be a disappointment.


Samus007
Feb 18, 2013, 07:49:37 PM
Reply #281 on: Feb 18, 2013, 07:49:37 PM
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Story mode has some good moments and multiplayer is really good so all in all im happy. it's not as much of a disappointment as black ops 2 was that's for sure but companies would not dare give that a bad review.

Black Ops 2 is MILES better than ACM. Not even in the same league. (Sadly).


XenoGauge
Feb 19, 2013, 11:38:48 PM
Reply #282 on: Feb 19, 2013, 11:38:48 PM
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This is from games.on.net and the reviewer says he wrote the following 5 years ago at the time Borderlands 1 was being worked on by a very small team:

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During the preview we were shown several clips of what we were told was gameplay.

Here’s what I wrote about one of them: “Immediately impressive in this situation is the way that the Aliens move. They’re fast and agile and do not conform to using predictable AI paths. In fact, you’re almost hypnotised by the way that they leap around the level, grabbing onto pillars before leaping to the ground and attacking your beleaguered squad by whipping their tails and slashing their claws. Being so fast, it’s hard to get an accurate bead with your weapon. You’re literally crapping your pants hoping that you can hold off against the hordes, hoping that the turret can kill a few or that your explosive charge can take out as many as possible.”
 
The Colonial Marines installed now on my computer, the one that I just played, makes a liar out of me.

Very interesting, here's the article: http://games.on.net/2013/02/aliens-colonial-marines-reviewed-an-embarrassment-that-should-never-have-been-released/


ShadowPred
Feb 20, 2013, 01:22:56 AM
Reply #283 on: Feb 20, 2013, 01:22:56 AM
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So f**king sad.


QUAGMIRE83
Feb 20, 2013, 03:19:03 PM
Reply #284 on: Feb 20, 2013, 03:19:03 PM
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Yeah why couldn't they f**k borderlands up and put more team members on aliens, Iv never liked borderlands anyway.


 

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