Reviews and Problems with Alien Versus Predator: Extinction
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Not much of a game.
Peter Olafson, Amazon
10 August 2009
Summary: The three campaigns in this real-time strategy game are set on similar-looking maps, the objectives (even the discover-able optional ones) are predictable, the actual strategies are basic, the AI mediocre (pathfinding in particular is a significant issue), there's very little in the way of presentational touches (not even cinematics at the end of each campaign) and the play, while outwardly difficult at medium level, becomes far easier once you discover the upgrades ...
Summary: Fans of the classic AVP, and AVP 2 put crafted by Rebellion Studios and Sierra respectively will be scratching their heads when they pop this game into their xbox. This is not a FPS, or a FP squad based game. Why they would create an AVP game so completely divorced from the interactive experience found on the PC versions that developed a global audience is baffling.
Summary: First let me start off by saying I absolutely love the Aliens vs. Predator franchise. Its probably one of the best ideas that had ever been conceived. Pitting two of the most popular movie monsters of all time against one another in a fight to the death...what could be more fun? Well, unlike the other Aliens vs.Predator games, AvP:Extinction breaks the First Person Shooter criteria and comes in with a Real-Time Strategy game. Its a nice attempt, but ultimately flawed.