Aliens Colonial Marines [PAX]

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  1. Damien_Azreal

    Damien_Azreal Ancient Guru

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    The PS3 patch rolled out this morning...

    This was posted by Gearbox...
    So, the upcoming PC patch will feature all the listed fixes for the new patch. As well as some others not listed, and some PC specific changes/updates.

    Here's the changelog for the new update on 360...
    Very curious to see the PC change log once it's released.
     
  2. Johnny5srv

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    The only thing that would save the PC version is a complete overhaul plus a full high resolution texture pack. Do you really think it will be any different than the console patch? It's a lost cause.
     
  3. Damien_Azreal

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    Funny.

    People complained and griped because there wasn't a patch, GBX release a patch and state plans for upcoming PC patch... people complain and gripe because it's not good enough and try to discredit the patch before it's even released.

    As I said shortly after the game came out, it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Seems most are set to hate this game no matter what SEGA or Gearbox do.

    Personally, I'm still surprised to see the amount of hate for it. I've played much worse games that got much better praise.
     
  4. Shataan

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    "Seems most are set to hate this game no matter what SEGA or Gearbox do."

    Funny, I don`t see it that way at all. GearBox has done way too much damage/disservice to A CMs. If ya wanna do good damage control, release fixes that are going to make peeps sit up and take notice. The list of fixes you posted? I don`t know anyone who has noticed that stuff needs fixing.

    What EVERYONE has noticed, is that the game needs A.I. pathfinding/animations fixes and higher rez textures. So I totally disagree with your "no matter what Sega/GearBox does" statement.

    If ya really want a better reception, release a Quality Update that matters. Until then, they talked the talk in those vid interviews before release... not they gotta walk the walk. Man up. Surely you have enough going on upstairs to see where I am coming from on this? And surely GB and Pitchford have at least SOME integrity, to make good as far as A CMs is concerned.

    For the record, I have well over 50 hours into A CMs now..... so I am not on the hate this game list. I like it inspite of GearBoxes mismanagement decisions. Most of this time spent trying to tweak it so it looks like something released THIS year. But I think I am gonna wait now and see what actual support this game recieves.
     
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    has the patch been released ? , my A:CM downloaded a small amount but no more than 1.5mb
     
  6. Darren Hodgson

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    What made this game so poor was the arrival of Crysis 3 one week later which made Aliens: Colonial Marines look like a re-release from five years ago. Everything about this Aliens game is half-baked IMO and I doubt that any patch will fix any of the major issues such as pathetic A.I., laughable animation, dull gameplay, awful storytelling/dialogue and ridiculous clipping (where fellow marines frequently walk through your character and each other, totally breaking any sense of immersion). Then there's the disappointing visuals. As the saying goes you cannot polish a turd and this game would need a major rewrite to fix its problems. That just ain't going to happen.
     
  7. XP-200

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    They sold the game on the basis of the demo, we all pre-ordered the game on the basis of the fantastic demo and what Pitchford stated in the commentary on the demo, what we got was not what they sold us in the demo.

    I would not say people hate, i would say people no longer have faith in the game devs and are angry to have been on the receving end of this con, and they have a right to feel that way.

    If you have not seen the E3 demo then go watch it, that will answer your question why people are pissed of at what they paid for.
     
  8. nonymous666

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    I found the demo anything but fantastic and it caused me to NOT preorder / buy the game.
     
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    You're the first person I've seen to dislike it .. what turned you off?
     
  10. XP-200

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    ^^Well you were lucky enough to dodge a bullet then.
     

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    The game is beyond saving IMO. Played it for about 2 hours on launch day, not touched it since. Too busy enjoying quality, well made games like Crysis 3, Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 (testament to how awesome FC3 is, on my 3rd playthrough). Heck, even Rebellion's new Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army is more fun than ACM.
     
  12. Gaizokubanou

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    I had ongoing discussion with Damian_Azreal about this weeks prior to release, him arguing for the game and me arguing against.

    The demo IMO played pretty much like how retail did, with slightly worse lighting, animation and some unused maps.

    Aliens still random stopped to stand up so that they can scream at you. They moved too slow. Combine these two factor and you have easy enemies, which means no real threat to you. Without a real threat to your character, I find it hard to maintain any atmosphere (take RE games with infinite rocket launcher unlocks for example)

    Corridors. This isn't a fault by itself since you can have excellent corridor shooter, but in the demo's case they had objectives highlighted for you... I can live with that and sometimes even like it when the game is very open ended and players can get lost in it without assists, but in a corridor shooter it's taking things too far.

    Just ignore graphical difference and watch the demo videos... they weren't far off from the release product.

    That being said, I think the game ultimately came out to be an average shooter, not the worst game ever as some people make it out to be. I saw average demo videos and I think the product loosely fits the bills.
     
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    Cant believe people are still commenting in this thread considering how bad the game is and what has already been said.
     
  15. Damien_Azreal

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    Considering the patch hasn't been released on PC yet...

    And the change log I posted above was only for the 360/PS3 versions.
    That change log for the PC patch hasn't been released yet. As it will feature those changes, plus additional changes and PC specific features/fixes.

    Just a little bit of waiting.
     

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    Sega/Gearbox: "Our official announcement: THIS GAME SUCKS" the end.
     
  18. Kolt

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    I played a total of 2 hours and have not touched the game since.. which is BAD considering I even finished Duke Nukem just to get my money worth. I was so excited for a new Aliens game that this was truly a huuuuuge let down. This is strike 3 for Gearbox for me. 1 strike for Duke Nukem and another 2 strikes for Colonial Marines. No more Gearbox games for me until at least a month after release and amazing reviews.
     
  19. kanej2007

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    Same bro, haven't touched the game in weeks...

    Boring, been playing Dead Space 3 instead!

    Graphics were even meh. The OLD Alien Vs Predator was much better, graphically & story-wise...
     
  20. Solfaur

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    Yea lol, almost 50 pages. It shows that a lot of people had high hopes for it and the whole fiasco is still fueled by the devs and press. Shame for them, to come with this after BL+BL2...
     

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