Reviews by Laini

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Disappointing

Laini | Feb. 12, 2013 | Review of Aliens: Colonial Marines

The game starts strongly, your first Xeno encounter is great, very tense and really builds up the atmosphere. But once that's done with it quickly degenerates into a bog standard FPS with the Aliens license, rather than a real Aliens game. You gun them down by the bucket load within the first 20 minutes and it never lets up. Switching to a different enemy type later just exacerbates the problem.

Like FPS games and you'll probably enjoy this. It's far from perfect but it's competent. The multiplayer has shades of Left 4 Dead and could provide a lot of fun.

For fans of Aliens hoping for the "true sequel to James Cameron’s classic Aliens" prepare to be very disappointed.

The Aliens are never presented as a threat, completely missing the point of all the films. Even AvP got that right!