Recently, Gearbox Software and SEGA sat down with journalists to walk through the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines. Journalists got hands on time with both the singleplayer and multiplayer sections of the game and they have a ton of new info to talk about.
We’ve pulled some of the articles in this blog, with more to follow throughout the day / week. Check back to see more coverage on Aliens: Colonial Marines!
Colonial Marines does a great job of mimicking the chilly atmospherics of the movies. The sound design was mostly quiet in downtime but the screeches of the Xenos and the bursts of the Pulse Rifles sounded “right.” Environments are appropriately dark and become oozy and throbbing as you enter the Xenos’ nests.
Read the full Kotaku preview
Gearbox’s game gets a lot of things right. It authentically weaves itself into the world established by Scott and extended by Cameron, but it’s perhaps the sound effects more than anything that really sell that illusion. From the unnerving, anxious beep of the motion tracker to the spluttering plasma rifle, the game sounds exactly like the movie. And the visuals aren’t far behind: you’ll walk down corridors and through rooms that look eerily familiar.
Read the full IGN preview here
I was pretty eager to get myself inside the remains of the colony, to see the current generation recreation of Hadley’s Hope. That said, as I explored the surface I found myself impressed with the little details. During the intervening time between Alien and Aliens we know that the Derelict ship was damaged by volcanic activity – so there I am, exploring the outside of the colony and I come across a plethora of cool things including an EEV from the Sulaco or the Sephora and huge gaping chasms to an active lava stream. It is not an in-your-face reference but the subtly made me smile.
Read the extensive AVPGalaxy preview here
Aliens: Colonial Marines may be a pretty typical asymmetrical multiplayer shooter at heart, but during my play session it accomplished something Left 4 Dead never could: it managed to keep its horror horrifying.
Read the full Gamespy preview here
And More to Come!
As we troll through the interwebs in search of coverage, expect to see more links here. Though you’ve got you hands full with the first batch to read, so check back throughout the day for more!
The Sixth Axis
Official PlayStation Magazine
Official Xbox Magazine
Computer & Videogames
Posted by Clumsyorchid in Aliens: Colonial Marines
on 12:05:06PM Dec 11, 2012