Aliens: Colonial Marines Impressions
First off, if you’ve never seen James Cameron’s masterpiece to the Alien franchise, you just might be living under a rock. Heck, my 9-year old daughter absolutely loved it after watching it a few weeks ago! I guess it’s just one of those “get to know what makes Dad tick” moments (wipes a tear from my eye). Anyways, there are so many video games which have been influenced by Cameron’s Aliens formula that the list seems endless. Needless to say, I have been amped for this game to come out ever since Gearbox was rumored to have been working on it before it was officially announced. Not only that, but Randy Pitchford’s Gearbox almost has this game tied up in a bow for this fall (delayed from initial spring release).
The Joystiq crew recently had the opportunity to play against the Gearbox team at multiplayer on the upcoming A:CM. The journalists played as the Colonial Marines while Gearbox played as the Xenomorphs (that’s right, I said it; I’m a geek about this franchise). After doing so, they returned to their office to write up two detailed articles covering the MP & SP demo. If you’re an Alien fan, you’ll be happy to know that this game is canonical (picks up right after the Aliens 3 movie). Do yourself a favor and head over to their site to give the articles a good read. Here’s the link for the SP demo & the one for MP.
BTW: I can’t wait for Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, Prometheus!