Back when Gearbox revealed the first gameplay footage of Aliens: Colonial Marines, I was a bit sceptic about it. The AI of Aliens looked horrible, there were lots of uninspired scripted events (and not in the same level with – let’s say – those of AVP2) and the graphics were average at best. Of course Gearbox stated back then that it was beta footage, but we all know that – in this time of age – beta footage equals to almost final footage. Fast forward a couple of months and here we are with an Aliens game that looks like a failure.
Almost a year ago, TexAgs’ forum member ‘mugwurt’ claimed to be a former memer of Gearbox and stated that the primary development of the SP mode was handled by TimeGate Studios. Ironically, the game’s opening cinematic makes a mention to TimeGate Studios, meaning that this guy could be right.
“Hate to say it, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high for Colonial Marines. I used to work at Gearbox, and the development of that game has been a total train wreck”
mugwurt suggested that Gearbox has been only working on the MP mode of Aliens: Colonial Marines, a mode that is better than its SP counterpart.
Early reviews suggest that Aliens: Colonial Marines is a total disaster and a disgrace to the Aliens franchise.
We’ll have our Performance Analysis ready in a couple of days, so stay tuned for more!