It has emerged that a single typographical error may have been the cause of the aliens’ unimpressive AI behaviour in Aliens: Colonial Marines.
The 2013 game, developed by Gearbox Software and published by Sega, suffered poor review scores, due primarily to its poor AI, which saw its alien enemies behave in a sluggish and generally unintelligent manner. Now, ModDB user jamesdickinson963 thinks he has found the answer.
As he explained in a post on the site, there is a spelling mistake in the games INI file. Which includes the line: “PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_
It’s astonishing that such a simple typo should have both ruined an otherwise fine game and remained undetected for five years after a game’s launch. But it goes to show that even in the games world, correct spelling is important.