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Aliens Colonial Marines Limited Edition - PCDVD - £21.85 delivered @ Simply Games (Preorder)

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Looks like the disc version as well. Not sure whether it's a Steamworks game but it's developed by Gearbox so I think it might well end up being integrated.

Also 4 player coop campaign :-)

Release date: 12th February 2013

Updated to Limited Edition. Thanks to geebeegooner for pointing that out!

LIMITED EDITION BONUS CONTENT

•Four movie characters
•Ripley's Flamethrower
•Additional marine customisation

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    teddy1590
    The cost of buying a decent gaming PC is offset by the price of software. Heat.
    waxdigital
    My thoughts exactly. I blame most of my game purchases on Steam sales!

    Ps cheers for the heat!

    Edited By: waxdigital on Jan 05, 2013 22:42
    xruiner89
    Excellent price, forgot this was coming out in a month :)
    Heat added.
    geebeegooner
    Not actually a bad price and the game looks very promising. Only just really started to take note of this game.
    waxdigital
    I didn't even realise it was being developed until I saw it on Green Man Gaming earlier today. Looks like fun though and judging by how much fun Borderlands is coop, I'm sure this will be just the same... possible a bit more intense and a few brown trouser moments!
    Ashf
    Really enjoyed playing this at Rezzed in Brighton - Thanks for the deal :)
    lister73
    Here have some heat but won't be buying until I see some reviews. AVP was a massive let down for me :(

    The best alien game was released in 1999 & made by Rebellion

    Edited By: lister73 on Jan 05, 2013 23:18: adding
    wightmad
    Was looking forward to this until I saw some of the hands-on play tests :(
    Cuki999
    Nice find&reminder! Been waiting ages for this, although Sega have been a huge let down with all the Aliens games they have brought out.
    Hope this one turns out as good as it could be.
    Heat added.
    waxdigital
    @lister73: seems Rebellion didn't do themselves justice then with the last one. It's on my to-do list though...

    @Ashf and wightmad: is it like Marmite then? hur hur... *sigh* I thought it looked all right from the previews. What did/didn't you like about it?
    wightmad
    waxdigital
    @Ashf and wightmad: is it like Marmite then? hur hur... *sigh* I thought it looked all right from the previews. What did/didn't you like about it?


    Don't get me wrong - I genuinely hope that the play tests I've read are wrong, and don't reflect the finished product.

    The ones I've seen have commented on the distinct lack of terror/suspence (surely a key part of the franchise), and the deviations from the source material that have been required in order to make a playable game (e.g. change in alien creature speed, introduction of new alien types in multiplayer, etc.) Apparently, what remains is effectively a generic shooter that doesn't make good use of what is unique in the films :(



    Edited By: wightmad on Jan 05, 2013 23:36
    waxdigital
    Ah, right. They're headed in more of a general shooter direction with this. I can see them having to make a lot of changes to the universe if they want to make a deep game otherwise it could end up with a small variety of enemy units, limited weapons etc. Trying to build a game and stay true to it's roots is difficult to pull off. Probably why a lot of movie based games are terrible.
    Nealio
    I'd be tempted by this but I just have this nasty feeling it's going to end up being a bit cack.

    For me, the ideal multiplayer mode for this game would be a Left 4 Dead clone type deal. If they deliver something as fun as that then I'll be happy :)
    GunnerGraham
    50/50 on buying this,need to see more reviews
    Ashf
    waxdigital
    @Ashf and wightmad: is it like Marmite then? hur hur... *sigh* I thought it looked all right from the previews. What did/didn't you like about it?


    Okay so it was at a small game conference in Brighton called Rezzed (It was ran by Eurogamer) and I think it was one of the first introductions to the game.

    We only got to play multi-player (against SEGA staff members) and only on a couple of maps. However it was really enjoyable and immersive.

    We were slowly exploring these quite small, but very atmospheric environments - checking corners, huddled up as a group and keeping an eye on our scanners. Then suddenly you see a flash of an alien tail on a cargo box and the scanner starts beeping. Then all hell breaks loose and the aliens are swarming down on you and it gets a bit crazy!

    I remember one point we were defending around an APC sort of thing (not an objective, just a part of the map) and this bigass tanky alien comes charging at us, and we all side sweep it and shoot the hell out of its back. There was some great team play too and we were all talking to each other (even strangers). Maybe because it was with friends it was better, but just felt like great fun.

    As for the bad: It didn't feel like it had a lot of depth to it and definitely felt like it was for relatively short quick gaming however I do feel that I would get value for money out of it. I probably wouldn't still be playing it a couple years down the line though.

    If you're a big fan of the films and the aliens universe then from what I experienced you may be disappointed - Just because I didn't experience a kind of story... it was more just a shooter with some fast paced and slow paced parts.

    Its not quite a generic shooter, but its definitely close to that territory... however I still got a lot of enjoyment from it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ppriGQ2A_A Multiplayer Video (Thats the map with the APC I mentioned, has it in the vid about 30 seconds in)

    Edited By: Ashf on Jan 06, 2013 10:50: Added video link
    waxdigital
    Cheers for the description Ashf. Does sound like a blast and I'd be playing this coop most likely so looking forward to it. As Nealio mentioned if it's a left 4 dead clone, which it seems it is, then it'll be an great game. I think longevity on something like this would be down to the number of maps available or if they release a map maker/mod tool. Would be a wise move to link it with the steam workshop too.
    LOL_is_stupid
    ^^ That vid looks like the most boring online/co-op I've seen for a long time.
    I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition when Amazon did the £37.99 mis-price but seriously tempted to cancel it now ((and I'm a massive Alien(s) fan) :(
    Ashf
    waxdigital
    Cheers for the description Ashf. Does sound like a blast and I'd be playing this coop most likely so looking forward to it. As Nealio mentioned if it's a left 4 dead clone, which it seems it is, then it'll be an great game. I think longevity on something like this would be down to the number of maps available or if they release a map maker/mod tool. Would be a wise move to link it with the steam workshop too.


    I don't think it compares too well with L4D because it doesn't have the progression through the maps or story L4D has... I guess more counter strike with aliens? There is/was actually an aliens mod for counter strike which is/was kind of fun. Mind you, we only played deathmatch mode - I cant say more than I've seen (going to have a read now)

    @Lol_is_stupid - Yeah I agree, doesn't look too fun from the video... It looks very sit there, point and shoot... We definitely did enjoy it for the game when we were there though, there was some build up of suspense when the aliens and marines were actually being tactical. £38 seems a bit steep though.

    My general view is that Natural Selection 2 is a better game, but Aliens: Colonial Marines is much more polished and has higher production values (probably associated with budget)

    Edited By: Ashf on Jan 06, 2013 12:34: Added more
    GunnerGraham
    Going off that youtube video,the realism is kak.
    The alien blood has no effect,and it looks like your bullets don't harm your own team.
    Too indiscriminate for me,I'll wait for a big price drop for what looks like a shoot 'em up.
    LOL_is_stupid
    Cheers Ashf, nice to hear from someone with inside knowledge ;)
    The £38 was for the CE with all the usual tat they give away (toy, DLC etc), but will either cancel it or play then CEX it.

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