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Author Topic: ALIEN: The Weyland-Yutani Report (S.D. Perry, 160 ...  (Read 229957 times)


Xenomorphine
Dec 14, 2013, 01:19:52 AM
Reply #61 on: Dec 14, 2013, 01:19:52 AM
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How about we all adhere to the rules and be respectful towards fellow members?


PRJ_since1990
Dec 14, 2013, 05:53:29 PM
Reply #62 on: Dec 14, 2013, 05:53:29 PM
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I'll find a way to budget this in. Should be a fun read like Colonial Marines Tech Manual. Although that got very detailed at times and got rather dull to me but I liked it.


Razz
Dec 14, 2013, 09:19:01 PM
Reply #63 on: Dec 14, 2013, 09:19:01 PM
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May have to pick this up at some point, I'll keep an eye out for this for sure.


SpreadEagleBeagle
Dec 14, 2013, 09:47:20 PM
Reply #64 on: Dec 14, 2013, 09:47:20 PM
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I like it that they excluded AVP from this book  ;D  ...Kind of weird though considering that Steve Perry is the author (why him? He sees Aliens as space-bug rottweiler zombies meant for target practice). I have really mixed feelings about this book.


SiL
Dec 14, 2013, 09:57:46 PM
Reply #65 on: Dec 14, 2013, 09:57:46 PM
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His daughter's writing it, not him.





SpreadEagleBeagle
Dec 14, 2013, 11:40:45 PM
Reply #69 on: Dec 14, 2013, 11:40:45 PM
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His daughter's writing it, not him.

Much better  :)

Even though Berserker is pretty crappy.

Negatron!

Sorry but it is. It's funny, part hilarious and sometimes quite entertaining, but it is utterly gung ho & stupid, and the Xenos are exactly the super weak cannon fodder I don't like.


Kimarhi
Dec 14, 2013, 11:47:02 PM
Reply #70 on: Dec 14, 2013, 11:47:02 PM
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I don't disagree with the Aliens being overpowered, but Perry actually made the characters interesting.  A far cry from the comics.

Not saying they are deep, just that they are believable.  Barracks behavior from combat arms soldiers that want to go kill stuff sounds remarkably similar.


SpreadEagleBeagle
Dec 14, 2013, 11:56:53 PM
Reply #71 on: Dec 14, 2013, 11:56:53 PM
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I don't disagree with the Aliens being overpowered, but Perry actually made the characters interesting.  A far cry from the comics.

You mean underpowered, right?

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Not saying they are deep, just that they are believable.  Barracks behavior from combat arms soldiers that want to go kill stuff sounds remarkably similar.

Meh... Maybe. I just have really low tolerance with that stuff


SiL
Dec 15, 2013, 02:49:33 AM
Reply #72 on: Dec 15, 2013, 02:49:33 AM
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I like Berserker. One of my favourites of the novels.


Kimarhi
Dec 15, 2013, 04:45:26 AM
Reply #73 on: Dec 15, 2013, 04:45:26 AM
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I don't disagree with the Aliens being overpowered, but Perry actually made the characters interesting.  A far cry from the comics.

You mean underpowered, right?

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Not saying they are deep, just that they are believable.  Barracks behavior from combat arms soldiers that want to go kill stuff sounds remarkably similar.

Meh... Maybe. I just have really low tolerance with that stuff

I did mean underpowered.  But Berserker happens at a time in the universe when humanity has been killing the Aliens for years.  It should be easier fighting that kind of enemy (one that never adjust strategies and has the same capabilities) over time.

Bravado is real.  Maybe in some rear echelon support units it wouldn't be as bad but it is unbelievable how much conventional combat arms units talk shit.  We talk shit about each other, about each others mommas, about each others sisters (daughters are off limits), about other combat arms units (infantry is incapable of maneuvering without artillery support-which infantry claims to never use).  I suppose being put in position where you could potentially die every time a truck pulls up to your checkpoint brings out the hyper male in all of us. 




dachande89
Dec 16, 2013, 06:13:20 AM
Reply #74 on: Dec 16, 2013, 06:13:20 AM
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Well who is to say they never change tactics? In Aliens they cut the power and did learn to avoid sentry turrets... although after many died. They really need to get back to the roots of these creatures being adaptive. Less zombie fodder like others have said.


 

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