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!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."