Conclusion: Flawed, frustrating and fleeting; Aliens Versus Predator gives glimpses of what could have been a great game but ultimately plays out like something from another era as opposed to another world.
Excerpt: I’m a new recruit Space Marine walking through tight, lowly lit corridors shaking with fear. Suddenly, I hear tapping noises above me. There go the lights. I’ve got to see what’s above me. Then I find out that I can’t look up. Crap.
Excerpt: Aliens vs. Predator has had a somewhat spotty history. First appearing in the form of a crossover comic series in the early nineties, it’s expanded to nearly every major realms of entertainment over the past two decades. Following the comics (as well as a quick nod to the Aliens franchise in Predator 2 there were toys, action figures and books. On film, the talentless hand of hack director Paul W.S.
Excerpt: land. The developer of the first fantastic game in the series, Rebellion, was back at the helm and doing their best to recreate the magic. Publisher Sega was giving them plenty of time and resources to finish it, and there just wasn't anything coming out quite like it.
Excerpt: All seemed well for a while in Aliens vs. Predator land. The developer of the first fantastic game in the series, Rebellion, was back at the helm and doing their best to recreate the magic. Publisher Sega was giving them plenty of time and resources to finish it, and there just wasn't anything coming out quite like it. Hell, the new AvP even got to launch in a quiet February alongside little competition.
Conclusion: Sadly, the troublesome movement gets in the way of your sneaky attacks. It can be mild fun to get in position above an unsuspecting marine and pounce, but the unwieldy movement and haphazard level design make it much more enjoyable just to stay on the ground. For example, you might try to pounce from a wall onto a passing victim, only for a beam to get in the way and cause you to drop right in front of your enemy without doing a bit of damage.
Pros: Three separate campaigns make for some variety, Close-up kills are wonderfully gross, Multiplayer can be good fun.
Cons: Awkward and inconsistent controls, Poor level design, Loaded with small but deadly flaws.