Aliens Vs. Predator (the 2010 fps, not the old one)...

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by zioburosky13, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Yes.

    The average gamer does not read anything.

    They just zone out because it looks like one of those "Don't sit close to the TVs and DAMAGE YOUR EYEBALLS" messages.
     
  2. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    I think it's rather that pretty much all demos are stated as "not fully reflecting the quality of the final product" (it's a demo), and it's usually just a trick to make people think that the game will actually be ten times better than the demo, where as in fact it's just slightly more polished. (It doesn't have to be the case here, but how are we supposed to know?)
    However, after playing the thing (a lot) more, I'm taking back my first impression, it took some time getting used to, but when I got used to it, it pretty much rocked. I especially loved when I was hiding amidst some crates and just pulling a marine in to me, seeing the expression in his face before gnawing inside his skull. aah.
     
  3. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I enjoy the Alien kill move where he sticks his fingers in the Marine's eyes and mouth like a bowling ball and twists his head off.
     
  4. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

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    Jun 11, 2008
    First 30 minutes as Marine are awesome - the scene in club is amazing. I just wish it was PC exclusive - no crouch and lean, huge fonts, stupid arrow always pointing to objective...that kind of stuff brings the game down.
     
  5. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    so the game is out now? I will probably wait a couple of weeks before I pick it up. don't really have time to start playing anything new yet anyways.
     
  6. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    You PC Dinks are starting to get on my nerves with these stupid comments.

    anyway.

    Fun game. I know I said fun, remember Fun? no.....Well to fucking bad because I do. Best part, no damn hold you by the hand and guide you gingerly over the battlefield regenerative health! Yes I know the Alien has it but remember 1: he can't take to many hits anyway, 2: it does take it's sweet ass time recharging.
     
  7. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    All the reviews say this game is mediocre. But then again, none of these reviewers mentioned the failtastic ending of Fallout 3 and all of them happen to think CoD MW2 is the best FPS ever, and CoD has no learning curve.
     
  8. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    No leaning is definitely a sign of consolification, but I'm not so sure other things you mentioned have anything to do with it not being PC exclusive. Lack of crouching seems to be there for some other mysterious (and stupid) reason, as there is a "walk" button (pretty useless by the way) that could have been easily replaced with "crouch" button. Huge fonts - lazy porting more than multiplatforming problem, and objective arrows definitely have nothing to do with consoles, earlier console games managed to run fine without them without a single crash!
     
  9. Tycn

    Tycn Still Mildly Glowing

    203
    Sep 27, 2008
    Walking makes you invisible to the motion sensor. I know, it's silly.

    CoD has no learning curve. It's pretty much Baby's First FPS™.
     
  10. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Well at least it's not entirely useless then even if it doesn't make sense. I didn't know that as I am still doing Marine missions. Still they should have made it a "crouch" button, at least for marines and predators, inability to crouch is often annoying, especially when fighting Bishop's drones.
     
  11. Childmolester

    Childmolester First time out of the vault

    9
    Feb 17, 2010
    Let's not get our hopes too high, guys, this game is under development by Rebellion sofeware, check out their latest game "Rogue warrior"
     
  12. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    Which was dumped on them by another developer after they went under.
     
  13. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Rebellion eh? Sounds an awful lot like that company what did the original Aliens Vs Predator on the Jaguar.
    /sarcasm
     
  14. Childmolester

    Childmolester First time out of the vault

    9
    Feb 17, 2010
    Dang. Wasn't aware of that.
    My point stands though. They have an awful history of making games.
    http://www.gamespot.com/games.html?type=company&mode=13096
     
  15. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Not only the Jaguar AvP, but the first one on the PC too.
     
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    If you want to see that, there is everywhere the "first 10 min video" available for all species. Love the Alien champaign so far (as can be seen by my avatar >3 !), disslike the Marine start as it feels so fucking generic ...


    By the way, you guys played AvP since the begining? Multiplayer was always strong with that game. Mostly with AvP2 though. Even with its shit lags, stupid netcode and the many many ... (did I said many?) exploits you could use it was played in MP for a very long time thx to the rather well balanced species and difference you had in gameplay. Playing Predators didnt feelt like playing Humans or Xenomorphs. For its time the game was a blast in multiplayer and there was nothing better then get in with a friend together playing as aliens moving down preds and humans along the way till you get 10 kills in a row thus changing to a Alien Queen, and killing some 10 more before they killed you eventualy ... aaah good old times :3 ! God knows alone for that awesome "pred scream" when he died was worth to play the game!

    Depends how you do it I think. There are blocks faint attacks, light attacks and "strong" attacks which humans cant block! (seriously you cant block a wrist blade or xeno with your hands).

    Maybe this clears it up a bit:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lyMNb7pU3c[/youtube]

    Well said. Thats what a good Friend told me as well. Not sure if its true (but I trust him usualy) but he said he talked with a Tester and it seems they worked on fixing the bugs that have been present in the demo and most of them are not in the game anymore. Letz hope hes right!

    Also for those that dont mind spoilers!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkXAgnjJpKA
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaU1Evus_Rs[/youtube]
     
  17. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    oh man oh man, I can hardly keep myself from looking at those vids. don't wanna spoil anything yet though. damn, I really need to pick up this game. if it sucks, I'll probably just replay AvP2 again.
     
  18. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Shame they got rid of AvP2's rather interesting Alien evolution gimmik. I liked trying to solo a Queen.
     
  19. XenoRad

    XenoRad First time out of the vault

    20
    Jun 14, 2008
    I finished the game and I'm not impressed at all. It has two issues mainly, the first being a lack of clear direction on behalf of the developers, the second a lack of content.

    By lack of direction I mean lack of cohesion. The game has stuff from the movies and previous games but doesn't manage to make anything great from them. The three campaigns are underwhelming and generic looking.

    By lack of content I mean that all three campaigns take place on the same maps and there's only like 7 of them and they aren't even that great. You get bored as play through a map for the third time. The campaigns are also short. There are also quite a bit of marine and predator weapons and equipment that's missing.

    The human AI is very dumb. They don't notice pretty much anything that's going around them, and when they do enter combat they mostly stay and shoot or slowly retreat while shooting. The Aliens fare significantly better with flanking and retreating and attempting surprise attacks. But even they are slow to react at times. The Predators' AI is a mixed bag. Their main issue is that they always try to evade you even though they can't and they take plenty of damage while doing so.

    Special mention for the story which is almost absent. There is a premise and an ending (both of which are cliched) but not much in between. To sum it up I have to say nothing cool or particularly interesting happens.

    Anyway I wrote a lengthy review and posted it on a couple of sites. If anyone's interested I could post it here as well.
    Or you could take my word that this game is nothing special and quite a disappointment after all those years of waiting.
     
  20. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Actually, please do post your review.

    I had the suspicion that this game wasn't very good.

    A shame, AVP2 was pretty good IMO.