Conclusion: The story and dialog aren't anything new or interesting. In fact, there isn't much about Alien Rage: Unlimited that brings anything new to the table. But there's a lot about it that hits you right in the nostalgia. If you grew up Unreal Tournament and Halo like I did, and you're looking for a game where you blow stuff because it's fun- Alien Rage: Unlimited is worth your $19.99.
Excerpt: Alien Rage is a mercilessly brutal game filled with fast-paced action and constant death. A non-player character sums it up perfectly when he advises the protagonist to "either own or be owned." If you are looking for a challenge, then Alien Rage will satisfy you briefly. But after the adrenaline rush subsides, there is little incentive to push forward.
Pros: Intense difficulty can lead to a sense of accomplishment, Kill streaks encourage you to adjust your tactics, You can change your perks at any time
Cons: Frustrating, tedious boss fights, Generic and uninspired levels, Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive
Conclusion: What game were we talking about again? I’ve pretty much forgotten Alien Rage already. Between its lack of personality or distinctive, original features of any kind, and completely non-existent multiplayer community, the only memorable aspect is its annoying and frustrating difficulty spikes.
Summary: I didn't get very far into Alien Rage , I'm going to admit that right off the bat. It was not, however, for the want of trying. There are parts in Alien Rage where the game decides that working properly is for losers, so it doesn't work properly. Before deciding to pack it in and write these words, I had to restart an entire level since an elevator required to get to the next section wasn't activating. Reloading the checkpoint did not encourage it to work any better.
Excerpt: Alien Rage is the newest release from CI Games that places players into the boots of a badass space marine battling against alien hordes to save the day. Unlike the disaster that was the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines from earlier in the year, Alien Rage likely won't split gamers' opinions on whether the game is good or not, and the new game is not based on any other storyline, so it won't have the pressure of comparing with other high quality releases for a...
Conclusion: To their credit, CI Games makes great use of the Unreal 3 engine and its sound design is as good as any AAA title. The game’s design is certainly one of its strong points. The game controls like a first-person shooter should, which facilitates the combat process, of which, there is a lot. Unfortunately, there isn’t much in the way of exploration or gameplay variety. Players advance to the next blue dot and kill whatever enemies spawn.
Excerpt: ID Software is one of the most recognisable developers in gaming history. The forefather and creator of the FPS genre, the instigator of driving graphics forward and a risk taker in the industry that always paid dividends in whatever ID attempted. With classic titles like Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein each cementing themselves into gaming’s lofty heritage as innovating titles it would be hard to imagine that any title released today by ID Software will be looked at with...