Excerpt: The DS is a popular console for RPG conversions thanks to its dual screen, stylus and layout. There’s something to suit everyone, regardless of taste or preference. But tracking down an experience that feels distinctly ‘grown up’ is perhaps not the easiest of tasks. Surely people know that girls aren’t born with natural bubblegum pink hair and anyway, everyone knows that Charmander isn’t real. Valkyrie Chronicles is different.
Excerpt: Aliens and Predators are fighting to the death and you're a marine who's stuck in the middle. Or rather, you're an Alien trying to survive against those who would hunt you and use you as a test subject. Maybe that's not your cup of tea? How about this: you're a Predator on a very important mission, and to complete this mission you'll have to use your unique technology and skills to not let anyone, or anything, stand in your way. Sounds good, right?
Conclusion: Aliens Vs Predator dispose de bonnes idées mais les exploite assez mal. Orchestrer trois campagnes différentes est une démarche qui aurait pu se montrer concluante si les développeurs avaient pris le temps de soigner chacune d'entre elles et d'effacer quelques petits défauts rédhibitoires. Toutes auraient eu les moyens de satisfaire le joueur, toutes auraient pu nous tenir en haleine, mais toutes ont un lot de défaut à traîner derrière elle.
Pros: Trois campagnes, Trois approches différentes, La possibilité d'incarner les marines, les aliens et les prédator, Tentative de diversification
Cons: Trois campagnes criblées de défaut, Redondance des actions, Bonnes idées mais pas assez soignées
Excerpt: As crossovers go, Aliens vs. Predator is a huge brand: first came the comic, and then followed the games and the films. Obviously, though, I’m not here to talk about any of the comics or any of the films, but rather to tell you my thoughts on the newest game: developed by none other than Rebellion, the team behind some of the most well received Aliens vs. Predator games. Indeed, Rebellion is responsible for the Atari Jaguar and PC versions of Aliens vs.
Conclusion: Any reasons to play this game is for the lacking Marine campaign and Survival and Infestation modes (though Infestation opens the door to use the special kill if you become an Alien), all of which aren't even reason enough. Game over, man. Game over.
Excerpt: There's nothing quite like the déjà vu experience generated from an AvP title showing up on shelves parading about like it's the hot new cross-franchise shooter that will fill your deep seeded desires to obliterate an entire race (or two). Before I even sat down to take on my first run of the 2010 release, my curiosity was elsewhere in a world of question about how many times this had been tried before and which developers had stuck around through the endless amounts of...
Halo-type sci-fi shooter, just with more gore and profanity.
Common Sense Media
5 May 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Alien vs. Predator has gratuitous violence against aliens and humans alike. It contains more graphic killing than other sci-fi shooters such as Halo, which is somewhat pale in comparison, violence-wise. The Aliens and Predators are encouraged to kill up close and personal with blades, jaws, and other melee weapons, which results in plenty of blood spurts, dismembered limbs, impalement, and decapitated heads.
Summary: Aliens Vs Predator is not the best FPS out there, but nothing else has come close to replicating the (good) movies in the series. The graphics are strong with some great lighting work, but the sound is flat out awesome. Unfortunately, some control choices and some difficulty in finding good multiplayer matches keeps the game from being an instant recommend. There is a lot of bloody sci-fi action here, and the three races play differently enough to keep your interest.
Excerpt: Is anything scarier than a xenomorph swarm coming at you in a dimly lit corridor? With only a crummy torch and a few flares to light your way, the sight of these man-sized nasties, leaping about from wall to wall and slamming into your horrified face is one reserved for the very worst nightmares. SEGA and Rebellion's Aliens Vs Predator always had this quite primal sense of fear going for it. It's you against the beasts.
Excerpt: In many ways, it works, but in even more ways it fails miserably. Most of my problems can be attributed to Rebellion being the developer behind this game. I never want to attack companies directly, and I'm not doing that here, I just don't think Rebellion was the correct choice to make AvP. Sure, they did the original AvP for the Jaguar, but have you looked at their recent shooter titles?