2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Some elements are good, others are poor,
This review is from: Aliens Vs Predator (Video Game)
As a massive fan of the Alien and Predator films and having played the original version of this game ten years ago, I was thrilled to learn of the forthcoming AvP title. This outing, however, leaves one with a feeling of disappointment, a yearning for 'what might have been'. The story of the marine starts off well with lots of dark, forboding corridors etc. but quickly becomes repetitive. With only five guns to use, including an inefficacious handgun and a flame thrower that couldn't melt ice, it lacks the development of the character that we are used to from better titles. A lot of people have complained about the inability to aim but I was not too bothered by this as it felt natural, when face to face with an alien, to shot from the hip.
The Predator missions are where the game really starts to lose it's edge. The Predator feels very wooden and not quite as deadly as one migth have thought: humans are able to block a swipe from his claws, the disk is almost uncontrollable and the shoulder canon runs out of energy far too quickly.
I personally found the Alien element almost unplayable as I seemed to spend most of my time trying to deduce whether I was on the floor or the ceiling. The fighting also seemed a bit ridiculous as humans took four or more blows before they were killed. As of writing, I have not bothered to finish this element of the game and this should highlight how good it is.
The survival mode is laughably poor and feels as though it were hastely added as an after-thought. It falls way short of comparable elements from Left 4 Dead and CoD World at War.
All in all, I have rather berrated this game, mostly because it is not the brilliant game it could have been. It's not bad, it's just not that good either.