Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector's Edition
This game looks really good and I might get this collectors edition because I love aliens.............
Story Trailer Online
Go to comingsoon.net to watch the story game trailer for Aliens: CM. Very glad they got the voice cast of Micheal Biehn (Hicks), Lance Hendrickson (Bishop), William Hope (Gorman), and Al Matthews (Apone) reprising some of their roles back for this spin off sequel. I hope they got James Cameron to throw in his two cents about the story.
For ten bucks, you can't go wrong
I'll be blunt: The game itself, when not considering it as part of the Aliens franchise, is so-so, and is horrible when you do consider it as an Aliens game. It has all the basic functionality down, but has terrible AI, mediocre weapons, and incredibly disappointing enemies. Aliens are supposed to be super-durable and terrifying, but here they are just easy to handle shmucks. You don't even get to fight aliens a lot of the time, and instead fight humans for a good chunk of the game. That just does not make sense for an Aliens game. The story itself is pretty bad, with some of the major plot twists being handwaved away. That being said, I'm looking at this while gamestop has it on sale for 10 bucks, which is part of the reason the score is not lower. The other reason is that the statue that comes with the game is pretty cool and is probably worth more than the ten bucks alone. It's completely worth getting just for the statue, then selling the game back to gamestop.
The Ultimate Badass !!!
I got my collectors edition on launch day in the morning from gamestop and having been playing for 2 days straight and let me tell you it's awesome, you actually feel like your in the movie and using the weapons of the marines (apone, hicks, dake, vasquez, hudson etc..) is just icing on the cake especially if your fan of the Alien movie franchise. The best weapon i love and played with is the smart weapon that drake and vasquez used, just point and shoot and give carnage to the aliens. The graphics, sounds and levels in the game are identical to what you see in the alien 2 movie and once you start playing your hooked just like that. I don't know why the game got bad reviews but don't listen to them, play the game and see for yourself because this game is solid with all the online multiplayer modes and of course the campaign mode, the sky's the limit concerning the replayability and your gonna have a hard time putting the controller down because your gonna want to keep doing damage.......but with which weapon is up to you.
Lots of potential but ultimately fell short
I was so psyched to get this game because I LOVE the James Cameron film ALIENS. When I finally played it fully and beaten it, it didn't quite live up to the hype. Personally I think the game is a little better than what some people have said but there's no denying, it did fall flat somewhat. The gameplay is just shoot, shoot, shoot. Now I know it's based of the second film of the series so naturally it's going to be more action-oriented but in the end, it was just a Call of Duty clone. The story isn't griping, you're just trying to find the survivors of the Sulaco. Graphics isn't in the WOW department, and is decent at best. If you have $10 bucks to blow, pick it up. It's a good afternoon waster. All in all, an average shooter.
This is going to be the ultimate Alien experience. The developers worked with Syd Meade (designed the Sulaco and the appearance of LV-426 from Aliens) and consulted with Ridley Scott. They pulled equipment from the Colonial Marines Technical Manual and had full access to the Fox archives as this will be canon. You can play as Hicks/Drake/Hudson/Apone in multiplayer...they even had the ACTUAL Queen used in Aliens on display at E3. How can this be anything but EPIC??!!???!!!
Such a great package.
With this package you get a statue, the game, a mission breifing envolope filled with a authentic merchandise, and marine patches. You also get a few bits of DLC that's really cool, such as Ripley's pulse rifle and being able to play as characters in the movie in multiplayer.
The game's story feels and plays out like another alien movie, and that's what I love about it. The multiplayer's a lot of fun and playing as an alien has never felt so right. This is definatly a step up from the AVP game a couple years back, and I can't wait for the DLC to arrive!
Save your cash
Wait for this to hit the bargain bin, if sudden price drops and terrible reviews have not been a giveaway. This is nothing close to what Gearbox was advertising in demos. Gameplay and graphics are mediocre. AI is downright bad. Multiplayer is clunky, laggy, and the fun wears off after a couple hours. As a hardcore Aliens fan it is a major disappointment. There is no polish anywhere except for the soundtrack. There was great potential here and instead it feels like the companies associated with this game just tossed it out the door and make what money they could in the opening rush
This looks amazing since i am a huge fan of Aliens and prdator i have to get this Get to be the ULTIMATE BADASS
I don't know why this is so cheap, for just for the bonus content and ignoring the game itself, I would have to be dumb not to get it.