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So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

Apparently the game blows major ass. Terrible graphics/AI, short single-player and bad/glitchy multi-player. What are your thoughts?

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:58 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 12:42 AM, benjadaninja wrote: Apparently the game blows major ass. Terrible graphics/AI, short single-player and bad/glitchy multi-player. What are your thoughts?

Alien Vs Predator is definitely better in my opinion. It looks more fun but it's too short, from what I've seen. Colonial Marines isn't that good.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 01:26 AM Reply

Where are you hearing this from? I'm curious.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 01:30 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 01:26 AM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote: Where are you hearing this from? I'm curious.

http://wolfsgamingblog.com/2013/02/11/latest-issue-of-games-
tm-scores-aliens-colonial-marines-4-out-of-10/

Took me a while to find. There's also the community on gamefaqs and they've said that it's been pretty disappointing so far.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 06:16 AM Reply

Its made by Gearbox, so I'm not really surprised.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 09:41 AM Reply

I don't know why anyone expected anything else after the first delay.

The initial announcements described a squad based, tactical FPS with complex AI that would prevent missions playing out the same, with little to no scripted sequences. Sort of like a slower, more strategy based Left 4 Dead.

And then the first gameplay trailers came out and it was a scripted corridor shooter that may as well have been Call of Duty with aliens, and everything since then has only sounded worse and worse.

Why is it so hard to just do the original AVP with graphics that don't look like my toaster could run it? The Marine campaign scared the shit out of me as a kid, impossibly tense, but it has not aged well. I just want to experience the terror of hearing that beeping get louder and faster while not being able to see anything again.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 12:31 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:16 AM, MentalMyles wrote: Its made by Gearbox, so I'm not really surprised.

they ruined Duke Nukem Forever.. not big surprise


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 01:06 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:11 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: So it would seem.

Angry Joe is gonna have an aneurysm when he plays this shit.

Haha, he was so hyped up for this game. I think he made a top 10 reasons why this game was gonna kick ass. I'm looking forward to him ripping this game to shreds.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 02:39 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 01:33 PM, Travis wrote: I haven't really ever played an Alien or Predator game that I would consider good honestly...

Any suggestions on any good ones and if they are even out there?

AVP and AVP2.

AVP: Extinction is surprisingly good too, especially since there's no PC version.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 03:24 PM Reply

I love how Randy Pitchford made a statement on the day Alien: Colonial Marines, assuring that they will be hard at work for a new instalment for the Band Of Brothers series. Claiming they will be giving the series the same love and attention as they did for Duke Nukem Forever and Colonial Marines.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 03:43 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 12:31 PM, littlegonkyboy wrote:
At 2/12/13 06:16 AM, MentalMyles wrote: Its made by Gearbox, so I'm not really surprised.
they ruined Duke Nukem Forever.. not big surprise

Gearbox didn't ruin Duke Nukem Forever. The game was doomed from the start.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 04:38 PM Reply

I am not surprised at all. Specially since it was made by Gearbox. That alone should have raised a red flag or two.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 06:00 PM Reply

What's with the Gearbox hate in this thread? Duke Nukem Forever wasn't bad because of them. Hell, I bet it was mostly finished by the time they started continuing it's development.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 07:41 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:11 AM, RightWingGamer wrote: Angry Joe is gonna have an aneurysm when he plays this shit.

Yeah, because that's hard to do.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 08:27 PM Reply

But really, it's a shame how Colonial Marines turned out. I personally think Gearbox is a respectable developer and I hope they learn from what went wrong with this game.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 08:32 PM Reply

If it's that bad than it will get a quick price drop like duke nukem forever. Probably get it then even if it is bad.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 12th, 2013 @ 08:43 PM Reply

I've compiled a list of people surprised by this news:


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 12:42 AM Reply

At 2/12/13 03:43 PM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote:
At 2/12/13 12:31 PM, littlegonkyboy wrote:
At 2/12/13 06:16 AM, MentalMyles wrote: Its made by Gearbox, so I'm not really surprised.
they ruined Duke Nukem Forever.. not big surprise
Gearbox didn't ruin Duke Nukem Forever. The game was doomed from the start.

What this dude said.

A certain part of the game had to remain how it was when it was acquired in the first place. Also, the fact that they had this rolling over for years and years should've been a clear indication that something was up.

It was bad omens all around, but you gotta admire them for picking up a worthless project and trying to make it something. (They didn't quite get there, but the effort was pretty funny.)

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 12:47 AM Reply

Another game based on a property I like sucks?

Damnit!

They need to let Rocksteady make an Aliens game, or the people who made Ghostbusters the Game.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 12:56 AM Reply

At 2/13/13 12:47 AM, Darthdenim wrote: They need to let Rocksteady make an Aliens game, or the people who made Ghostbusters the Game.

I'm not gonna lie, I was skeptical about the Ghostbusters one, but holy hell yes those people need to make more games.

...Who are they, anyways? I gotta google that...

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:17 PM Reply

I thought the graphics were intentional, because in the movie "Aliens", the cameras of the marines that went and fought the aliens look like the games graphics.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:33 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:16 AM, MentalMyles wrote: Its made by Gearbox, so I'm not really surprised.

wtf Gearbox is a good company


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:37 PM Reply

At 2/12/13 06:29 PM, Protagonist wrote:
At 2/12/13 06:00 PM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote: What's with the Gearbox hate in this thread? Duke Nukem Forever wasn't bad because of them. Hell, I bet it was mostly finished by the time they started continuing it's development.
Because gearbox is a pretty mediocre developer.

I liked CS and Borderlands..

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 06:40 PM Reply

I've thought it was looking pretty shit since the early screenshots.

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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 07:24 PM Reply

I saw this from a mile away


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 08:25 PM Reply

You all do know that this game was made by TimeGate right? You know, the same guys that developed the amazing game Section 8?


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 09:46 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 08:25 PM, mrpwnzer wrote: You all do know that this game was made by TimeGate right? You know, the same guys that developed the amazing game Section 8?

That was actually denied by SEGA.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 11:06 PM Reply

At 2/13/13 09:46 PM, MentalMyles wrote:

That was actually denied by SEGA.

Well shit. My friend was behind on the new's story. The fight between sega and gearbox should be fun.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 06:17 AM Reply

At 2/13/13 11:06 PM, mrpwnzer wrote:
At 2/13/13 09:46 PM, MentalMyles wrote:

That was actually denied by SEGA.
Well shit. My friend was behind on the new's story. The fight between sega and gearbox should be fun.

to be more accurate, Gearbox was working on the game from the very start and decided to give the game away to timegate while they worked on Borderlands 2. However, SEGA was getting impatient with the time it was taking to develop the game, so Gearbox got the game back from timegate only to have almost everything they had on the game taken out. Asking for more time by SEGA would have led to Gearbox getting their asses sued so they tried to make do with what they had. Sounds kinda bullshit to me because surely if they had an almost completed game, they would at least kept a copy of the almost finished game as backup in case something went wrong. Its not like game files are hard to duplicate or anything.


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Response to So Colonial Marines Sucks... Feb. 14th, 2013 @ 07:50 AM Reply

At 2/14/13 06:17 AM, MentalMyles wrote: Sounds kinda bullshit to me because surely if they had an almost completed game, they would at least kept a copy of the almost finished game as backup in case something went wrong. Its not like game files are hard to duplicate or anything.

It IS bullshit. It's just a story they made up to use Timegate as an scapegoat so their asses could get out of trouble.