Aliens: Colonial Marines
This Week's UK X360 Top 20 Charts
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Aliens: Colonial Marines has shot to the top of the UK retail charts, despite some er... troubling reviews.

In fact, Colonial Marines enjoyed the biggest launch of any game in the UK so far this year, according to GfK Chart-Track, eclipsing Dead Space 3's efforts last week. Shows what the power of a strong liscense and high-profile marketing can do, eh?

First week sales are usually attributed to these things, but as the life of a game goes on word of mouth becomes far more important. So with this in mind we expect Aliens: Colonial Marines to begin its tumbledown the charts soon, especially as Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance are due to enter the fray.

Full top 20 chart below.


  3. FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 4 21
  5. FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 3 12
  6. HALO 4 MICROSOFT 5 15
  18. BORDERLANDS 2 2K GAMES 13 22
  19. WWE '13 THQ 17 16

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd


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Comment #1 by Si Alpha
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:26:34 AM
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I'm so sorry I contributed to this.

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Comment #2 by Finn Jake n BMO
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:29:30 AM
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well it was fun while it lasted

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Comment #3 by Craphex
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:32:26 AM
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Won't be no. 1 for much longer, already the preowned shelves are full of it!

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Comment #4 by Sanchezz4387
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:33:57 AM
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living proof that you truly can sell dog shit these days and put a £40 tag on it, no wonder the global economy collapsed

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Comment #5 by scott.m
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:39:12 AM
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Even with all the bitching & whining from people, Aliens is #1. Don't care if it's only for 1 week. It's #1. I disn't listen to the masses. I can be proud to say I bought it & I enjoyed it. Been a fan of Aliens for years & I enjoyed the nostalgia hit. That's what I see it as, THAT'S why I enjoyed it.

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Comment #6 by the action frampton
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:42:20 AM
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Probably due to the fact that it was released on a Tuesday so it came out before all the negative reviews and people didn't have a chance to cancel their preorders. Clever marketing that I'm glad I didn't fall for. I'm still waiting for an apology from Gearbox.

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Comment #7 by kaiyo penguin
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:49:39 AM
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well i can't really judge it until i tried it. but gotta agree can't see it being number 1 for long with metal gear and crysis dropping.

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Comment #8 by Lubomir74
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:50:56 AM
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Yes...its a game with old graphic, bad audio, full of bugs...but somehow, its fun and i liked it. Just need really big fix. Release monstrous patch. And as apology some free dlc.

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Comment #9 by Nevander
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:50:58 AM
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Never understood how a soccer game can be so high in top 360 games charts.

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Comment #10 by CASCADEYOUTH
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 04:52:38 AM
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wow. now you know why Gearbox picked up that game. It was all for the money

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Comment #11 by Mister Spraggsy
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:15:14 AM
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@9 yes because it makes no sence for the countries top played and supported sport to have its game equivalent so high in the charts.

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Comment #12 by ThousandLegs01
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:18:55 AM
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I bought it finished it and returned it for a full refund after 2 days

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Comment #13 by The Duke of Darkness
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:22:41 AM
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@9 Maybe because its the UK charts ya know where FOOTBALL is actually played with our feet.

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Comment #14 by liam09wafc
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:58:09 AM
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I wouldn't be surprised if aliens isnt in the top 20 next week. Hands down the worst game i've ever played and i've played a hell of a lot of shit games!

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Comment #15 by Sewer Shark
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 05:58:33 AM
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This is evidence that people will take a punt on a game that is a physical copy and not a digital download regardless of reviews.
A copy of Aliens at Gamestop is €49.99 and i would have at least €15.00 capital in that copy (more likely €25) if i wanted to trade it in.
On Games on demand all the games are €69.99, a prohibitive amount with absolutely no capital in a purchase. plus the added crap about licencing agreements which means someone at Microsoft can just turn off your collection whenever they want.
If everything goes digital and we loose the high-street then Gamers will start taking notice of reviews. Can you imagine downloading Aliens having paid 60 fucking pounds and not being able to get your money back or trade it in?
And in a digital only market a game as shit as Aliens will actually end a company as everyone took the time to read reviews as only morons and millionaires would blindly download a game on launch day knowing nothing about it or worse, being lied to by false trailers.
After ignoring reviews of Neverdead and Resident Evil 6 I will never make that mistake again and will read all reviews.

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Comment #16 by TacticalTodger
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:03:51 AM
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@9 Much like Madden is popular in the USA Charts, Fifa is popular in the UK charts.

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Comment #17 by J4SON V00RHEES
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:05:14 AM
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I feel sorry for anyone that bought the £70 powerloader edition. If the statue is anything like the game, breathing on it will breaking the fucking thing.

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Comment #18 by liam09wafc
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:07:48 AM
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@17 i bought that, and surprisingly its one of the best CE's ive bought. really good quality staute. Which is why im so shocked the game is so bad coz a lot of effot seemed to have gone in to make the CE. the only down side to the CE is that the game came with it :P

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Comment #19 by s.butler1
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:16:32 AM
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Holy crap! Look at Skyrim! 67 weeks in the chart!

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Comment #20 by My iron lung
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:18:26 AM
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Sold mind yesterday. Can't say ill miss it.
Didn't it complete it I thought it was that bad.
Check out YouTube vid: "what the hell happened to aliens".
To see what this could of been!

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Comment #21 by danqrl
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:39:53 AM
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I personally love aliens colonial marines, I'm not blind to its shortcomings and I am fully aware it's my fan boy thing for the films carrying it through but the end result is the same, I really enjoy the game. The multiplayer I'm enjoying far more than in the AvP 2010 game, hope all the lobbies don't dry up too quick with the kickings it's received

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Comment #23 by Crimson Ridley
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:00:50 AM
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Eh, Dead Space 3 is O.K, but the chart really seems to start at #5 this week.

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Comment #24 by Timmsy
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:11:58 AM
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dont worry, its only up there as no one could cancel their preordres in time

everyone pre ordered hoping it was going to be good...thats why it looks good on sales but it wont be there next week i promise you.

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Comment #25 by Timmsy
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:13:00 AM
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devil may cry has gone already of the whole chart? wat the hell? it cant be that bad, it dropped off completely?

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Comment #26 by Crimson Ridley
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 07:21:16 AM
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@25 - No, it's just that the misguided, brain dead consumer greatly outweighs the actual gamers, so shit, heavily marketed games sell far more than the games that people should play. Even Skyrim, as fantastic as it is, is played by those consumers. Tell them to play Oblvion after Skyrim, and they won't even know they are from the same series. They probably think it's a LOTR game.

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Comment #27 by thenewpeter
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:15:05 AM
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@25, oh no, its no where near that bad, those saying it's that bad really don't know what they're talking about, I've not played it, seen lets plays, plenty of reviews ect. it stands up allot better then other DMC titles have tbh.
Most good games tend to disappear from the chart after release because the chart only includes popular games.

On topic, i'm not surprised it's at the top, it was given great hype, it looked bloody brilliant from all of the trailers, fan service to the series, the fact that it was Aliens sequel... how could it fail?
Well... simple... they took out allot of great aspects, which we saw in the bloody demo, when ever that was released, the smart movement, character personality, included to many human opponents in a bid to get the call of duty crowd... The game lost sight of what it was, gave to much of the wrong thing and to little of the right thing...
That game will disappear off the charts, and the sooner the better.

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Comment #28 by UltimateAuron32
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:56:43 AM
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what is wrong with people?!?! that game is festering pile of shit! how can it be higher than Dead space 3, Halo 4, Black Ops 2 and Far Cry 3?!

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Comment #29 by cheevo360
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:29:20 AM
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I knew Aliens will rip off Dead Space to place this for 2nd place top charts. There many reasons why Aliens would place first top charts but main reason is many of us and people been awaiting for this game since first announced in 2006 and that is long time for this game willing released so finally Aliens arrived.

Anyway Aliens CM is one of worst games ever made. Became first worst game released in 2013 so 2nd game lead to Aliens is Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2. Aliens is top for now until another worst game release on way.

In my opinion, Aliens: CM did awful game and worst game also it is got fun and funny spent time to play with friends and jump in MP also achievements. This game is fun for owned reasons.

I do like this game because of play fun, coop with friends, achievements and campaign.

So my reviewed score for Aliens I gave is 45% because awful graphics, gunplay runs smooth most of times but sometime bought laggy and glitched, campaign is short and story is rubbish, MP is fun and funn but terrible in near everything. Achievements is simply and fun. Gameplay getting bored itself very faster but still game is fun and funny. :)

Why I mention is funny is because every times I play with public players or friends in coop and mp is because killing aliens is way so laughable, lots of glitches to be found, saw so many public players jump and jump together in begin of match in MP and kill aliens when they oncoming us. I laughed lots when guy using Crusher and kill almost every enemy players in match and some of them disconnected most of times which is I laughed cos too many kids cried over lose. Not only Crusher did it but almost when I or other team mate player or my friend is top leaderboard kills and lots of enemy players quit matches so often. Me and my friend lots of laughed over few days ago that we agreed MP is funny and lots of players to be seen that disconnected and glitches in matches. There lots more funny but I not want type more then it is enough now. :D

Dead Space 3 is best Sci-Fi game for now and Aliens is far behind it until Crysis 3 and MGR will beat Dead Space 3 for best Sci-Fi game in February 2013. :)

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Comment #30 by Vindicator51
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:30:39 AM
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@25, 26 and 27. Good riddance. the sooner people forget about it, the better. It also amazes me about Skyrim, since people are still blinded by it.

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Comment #31 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:45:49 AM
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DMC gone already makes me very sad.

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Comment #32 by XxStuartxX 1990
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:48:12 AM
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@30 spoken like someone who hasn't played it...

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Comment #33 by Akuza
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:49:50 AM
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Aliens? Really?

This years worst GOTY?

Fuck .. People but some shit

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Comment #34 by Akuza
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 09:51:32 AM
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*buy some shit... Stupid fucking auto correct...

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Comment #35 by Brengun
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 10:32:41 AM
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All the negative comments about Aliens CM are pretty funny because everyone saying it's terrible must have played it right? So you contribute to the sales and then say how stupid everyone is for buying it...hilarious.

I actually think its better than most of the reviews I've seen, sure it's got a lot of flaws but I've found it to be pretty enjoyable, i guess one man's meat and all that.
I certainly don't feel the need to patronise people over what they should or shouldn't play (@26), I'm intelligent enough to be able to make a decision over what I buy without having mass marketing rammed down my throat.

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Comment #36 by MakoBallistic
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 10:54:26 AM
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Aliens is a bit shit, I did buy it, I wont be buying the next Gearbox title on release beacuse of this and the Borderlands 2 DLC. My opinion of them has been going downhill at lightning speed since the first DLC for BL2.

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Comment #37 by Rapid Razor
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:14:48 AM
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People need to stop being so jaded about this kind of shit it's not a 3 or 4 out of 10 game far from it in fact I've had a few really fun nights on it and people need to realise that playing games for fun not whether it lived up to your ridiculously high expectations

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Comment #38 by Jack Frost
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 11:57:21 AM
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@#37 - And Gearbox's deceptive marketing campaign couldn't have had any bearing on people expectations, right?

I think more to the point is that you're willing to lower your standards.

Enjoy your game.

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Comment #39 by tmg100
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:03:59 PM
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Funny, no ones playing this on my friends list?

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Comment #40 by Rapid Razor
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:17:21 PM
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@38 not at all my friend I haven't lowered mine whatsoever

If people are blind enough to get suckered in by a marketing campaign on there heads be it I'm not saying this game isn't without it's problems its fun and I think that should be taken more into account than a few technical or graphically problems it may have

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Comment #41 by WalterWhite
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:29:15 PM
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You UK folks have such better taste than us Americans. Only one Call of Duty game in your top 20, that makes me happy. There are usually four or five in our top twnety lists.

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Comment #42 by Vindicator51
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:31:02 PM
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@40 I don't think you understand the issues surrounding this. It's inevitable that legal action will happen, because of what happened to the game.

There's a difference between minor issues, and a different game.

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Comment #43 by Akuza
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:33:23 PM
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@35 nope not played it at all, just from reviews of friends and reviews in general IE on here.

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Comment #44 by Total Shinobi
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 12:58:45 PM
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The reason it is one was because we all believed the bullshit Gearbox fed us, we all believed this game would be good and they fucking lied to us, we all got slapped in the face and I can guarantee in the future people will think twice before listening to them.

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Comment #45 by cheevo360
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 01:41:49 PM
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Well I did agreed with many of reviews that new Aliens game is awful so I played game and found it is many of flaws, bad game to released but it got owned fun and enjoyed yeah. I like it and enjoyed but it is shame our hyped is failed since it is announced in 2006 then now released with poor and terrible game.

Gearbox had done it in history from Brothers in Arms in 2007 then Duke Nukem in 2011 and now Aliens in 2013. All those failed from Gearbox. They are lazier jobs with it but they did pretty well jobs with Borderlands series in this current generation consoles. Me and some of my friends we think Gearbox is losing over their minds now since they released 3 poor franchises in this current generation consoles and we fans of Aliens and Duke Nukem and enjoyed Brothers in Arms but disappointed they bought those franchises to returns with huge letdown and poor.

We agreed we don't trust Gearbox this time around now it is 3rd time they release with 3rd franchise is letdown.

We unsure if they possible trust them for their next title in future. But if they release another crap again then sure it is only achievements for care about.

I don't like when higher pro developer to bring crap games like that. Disappointed with Gearbox.

Look forward Brothers in Arms game upcoming title they working and I hope they bring us trust again and give us Brothers in Arms better franchise once again since last generation consoles. :)

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Comment #46 by treo9
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 06:31:25 PM
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Skyrims effort has been amazing in these charts, but i just had a look at the games on demand version here in Australia and it's selling for $110 that's more than i payed day one full price retail... is that not just absured, it was released 15/16 months ago..what a rip off.

I'd like to see a sales chart for Games on demand, they are so insanley overpriced i just don't believe anyone with half a brain buys them.

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Comment #47 by peterk
Monday, February 18, 2013 @ 08:27:08 PM
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Pre-ordered and paid it off MONTHS ago. Got it knowing full well how bad the reviews were. Multiplayer is fun, campaign is... well...

Trying to think of the nicest euphemism for "shit".

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Comment #48 by LazarusXXX
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 02:29:06 AM
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The reviews for Aliens: CM are certainly bad. I bought the collector's edition months ago thinking this game was going to be *the shit* but instead it turned out to be mediocre. Granted, I have only played up until the beginning of the 4th level - this is because my fiancee and I love the Aliens story, and I don't want to skip ahead in the apparently canon story to this game without her.
Some of the comments refer to Gearbox as having fed us crap during the E3 gameplay demo, but what they really did was pull a full bait and switch.
When the first (awesome) demo footage came out during E3 2011, we saw what looked to be an amazing game. The tension, excitement and nail-biting suspense were all there - heck even Mr. Randy Pitchford himself says the Aliens are "driven by sophisticated A.I." - a fact those of us who purchased and played the game know full well to be untrue. Sure, they can walk on walls, and come out of air vents - but the visual tearing when these actions occur completely destroy any atmosphere of suspense. Even playing cat and mouse with an alien is so arbitrary as the Aliens constantly give away their position, I.e. tails that clip through objects or bodies that freeze like a deer caught in headlights.
The E3 2011 demo is the game we all wanted and hoped for - alien bodies that didn't dissolve/fade when killed (or even heads that should explode in an acid shower when a headshot is made), power loaders with flame-throwers, last stand arena moments where your co-op buddies are your last chance for survival against truly relentless enemy A.I.; even the darkness from that demo where your only light source is your muzzle flash as you shoot blindly towards some perceived threat is missing. Heck, even the NPC soldiers in that demo seemed to have more personality than in the final cut.
Then we get the E3 2012 demo - the best example of which is the Live version put on by IGN. We listen anxiously to Mr. Pitchford again spew his filth about his love of the franchise, and we get actual footage from the game that is to be shipped. The keenly sighted amongst us would have noticed how, for the first few minutes of this "Live" footage, the play through is spliced together from different sections of the game. You get just enough information to see that yes, there are aliens, yes the motion tracker and pulse rifle are in it (and sound great!) but no real gameplay is shown. It's more of a visual feast describing where you get to go rather than your motive for moving from point A to point B - the easiest of which being the simplest: survival. But even that got largely screwed up. But the proof is in the pudding: I was unfortunately not one of those few keenly sighted people, and therefore committed to buy this so called "game."
The collectors edition may not have been worth the $100.00 I paid for it simply because of the game, but I suppose they had to make up for a faulty product with a well done collectors set. At least they got that part of the game authentic.

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Comment #49 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 01:09:01 PM
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Ok the game is not that bad damn all you peeps your just riding the bandwagon of idiot reviewers and most of them give every game a 8,9 of fuckin whatever maybe they need to throw down on a game once in awhile and they are way off on this one.

Does it have problems? Yes it does but what game doesn't plus it just fuckin came out! Give it some time No DLCs have been released (and yes I bought the season pass and collectors edition)

I noticed that some people aren't buyin cause...
- "I saw a clip on youtube"
- " my friend said it sucked"
- "I played the demo" (demos at least to me are deceiving good and bad)
I can keep goin but who fuckin cares right,point is if that's why you a pissing on the game than I think ya need to rejoin reality or stop takin whatever drugs your on or at least give me some

I understand everyone has their own opinoinand I got respect for my Xbox brethren but this game bashing on Aliens is gettin a bit out of control,

Simple dont like it don't buy stop pissin and moaning some of you sound like my wife lol

Now I am thirsty and hungry I feel like sushi,anyone down for sushi? Ill be at St Marks Place watching a futbol(soccer) game

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Comment #50 by BasqueNYC
Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 01:17:28 PM
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@41 agreed Europeans and Aussies have better taste than us Americans been sayin that for years ever since I traveled there and back every year

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