Summary: " Aliens: Colonial Marines " is a crushing disappointment, but it isn’t the absolute travesty that the media have made it out to be. I’m not sure if this is as a result of the week one patch, but I didn’t experience any of the bugs or glitches that seem to have affected other reviewers.
Conclusion: Aliens: Colonial Marines is the first major video game to look like a piece of shit this year. Trying to play this game only made me realize how horrible of a company Gearbox is because they made it, or that is what some people say.
Summary: A lot of people will want to hate Aliens: Colonial Marines, and Gearbox don’t do a lot to prevent that, but there are glimmers of a fine game in there. The story is hammy, but I was entertained for every minute that I played; the shooting mechanics don’t do the universe any justice, but those are...
Excerpt: Everyone lied to us. I refuse. The game with so much potential proves once and for all that potential is over rated. If I wasn’t a decent man I might file a complaint with the Geneva Conv., and submit charges of torture against Sega.
Excerpt: Let’s not beat around the bush here, Aliens: Colonial Marines is a bad game. I can’t say I’m surprised. It’s been in development for over six years, passed through the hands of several developers, and was delayed a number of times. Not exactly a recipe for success in the video game business.
Conclusion: Building a game around James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi classic should be the recipe for a tense, action-packed shooter bursting with atmosphere and scares. Instead we get one of the biggest disappointments in recent years.