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Author Topic: Aliens v. Predator - The Hunt Begins Miniatures Ga...  (Read 231580 times)

Xenomrph
Oct 18, 2013, 11:30:38 PM
Reply #30 on: Oct 18, 2013, 11:30:38 PM
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By that metric, he didn't have a choice in making them cannon-fodder either (since they were in the Verheiden comic as well), so dinging him for that portrayal is a little disingenuous.

In a way you could say the portrayal of the Aliens (be it Verheiden or Perry's "fault") is similar to the pitfall that 'AvP:R' had, where the Aliens were alternately super-competent on a broad scale (overrunning Earth, overrunning a small town) but shown to be ineffectual against the protagonists on a small scale. In essence, the protagonists had "plot armor".
'Aliens' the film is guilty of this, too, it just does a better job of hiding it.

« Last Edit: Oct 18, 2013, 11:33:57 PM by Xenomrph »

SiL
Oct 19, 2013, 11:22:01 PM
Reply #31 on: Oct 19, 2013, 11:22:01 PM
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By that metric, he didn't have a choice in making them cannon-fodder either (since they were in the Verheiden comic as well), so dinging him for that portrayal is a little disingenuous.
True, but then you read his thoughts on the stuff later and he really doesn't give the Aliens much credit anyway.


Xenomrph
Oct 20, 2013, 01:12:26 AM
Reply #32 on: Oct 20, 2013, 01:12:26 AM
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By that metric, he didn't have a choice in making them cannon-fodder either (since they were in the Verheiden comic as well), so dinging him for that portrayal is a little disingenuous.
True, but then you read his thoughts on the stuff later and he really doesn't give the Aliens much credit anyway.
While you could knock him for that, we don't know Verheiden's thoughts on the matter since he's been silent on the topic - he could very well be guilty of the same exact mindset as Perry, since he wrote the original source material that Perry adapted.

I wouldn't say that Perry's "cannon fodder" mindset is necessarily wrong anyway, it's just... misguided. Like I said, 'Aliens' the film is guilty of many of the similar "cannon fodder" depictions (especially the director's cut), it just does a better job of disguising it because it's better-written. You can support Perry's argument using 'Aliens', I just feel it's a flawed interpretation.


SiL
Oct 20, 2013, 04:52:57 AM
Reply #33 on: Oct 20, 2013, 04:52:57 AM
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This is much too much discussion over a throwaway jibe at an author :P


Xenomrph
Oct 20, 2013, 08:14:57 AM
Reply #34 on: Oct 20, 2013, 08:14:57 AM
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Fair enough :P



[cancerblack]
Oct 20, 2013, 08:35:09 PM
Reply #36 on: Oct 20, 2013, 08:35:09 PM
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Quite possibly neither, but much closer to a board game. Hence it not being in the video games section.


RakaiThwei
Oct 26, 2013, 07:30:27 AM
Reply #37 on: Oct 26, 2013, 07:30:27 AM
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Found this photo of the minature prototypes! Doesn't seem like this was shared yet but.. here you go!

Anyone know where they sell the Prodos brand games in the States? Normally, I don't collect these things or play them but considering that this is essentially something AvP related, I am willing to get into something like this.



-Rakai'Thwei




PRJ_since1990
Oct 26, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
Reply #40 on: Oct 26, 2013, 02:43:42 PM
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I'm def going to get these. Even if I don't play the game, they'd be a nice addition to my collection. However, I do intend to learn how to play. Anybody have any insight on the game, it's mechanics, how you win, etc. ?


Master
Oct 26, 2013, 02:44:03 PM
Reply #41 on: Oct 26, 2013, 02:44:03 PM
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I`ll probably take some Predators. Maybe some aliens too ;) And maybe Marines... Oh f**k it








shadowedge
Oct 26, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
Reply #42 on: Oct 26, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
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Some new info from Prodos:
Quote from: Prodos
A: Many different types, movies, books, games
v: Male and Female
P: Movie size so Human truescale 28mm, P = truescaled 28mm. Human ~6 foot, P~7.5Foot

This is awesome! Even better now that Steve Perry is writing it.


TorsoInvader
Oct 26, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
Reply #43 on: Oct 26, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
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Wow these are pretty cool. ;D

Reminds me of the Starship troopers Miniatures by Mongoose from a few years ago.


DaddyYautja
Oct 26, 2013, 05:40:43 PM
Reply #44 on: Oct 26, 2013, 05:40:43 PM
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Found this photo of the minature prototypes! Doesn't seem like this was shared yet but.. here you go!

Anyone know where they sell the Prodos brand games in the States? Normally, I don't collect these things or play them but considering that this is essentially something AvP related, I am willing to get into something like this.



-Rakai'Thwei

Is the first Pred already blowing himself up?


 

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