Colonel Sanders

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I don't like how the ADS anitmation isn't really aiming down sights, it's more like halfway between ADS and hip fire
 

M76

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My only hangup is third person. Never feels right to me. I'm playing Warframe right now and it doesn't feel right as a shooter.
I have no problem with third person in games, but in a cramped space like this, I agree it's not the best choice.
Here are my observations of the video:

  • The graphics looks good, no problems there.
  • The shooting is hard to judge when someone else is playing.
  • The hud seems a bit overbearing to me, too much highlights and on screen stuff, if it can be turned down good
  • The animations feel extremely janky, especially after playing something like The Last of Us II, I instinctively compare everything to that. And it will be a long ass fucking time before anything lives up to that standard.
  • Dynamic missions: makes no sense to me that the game would change missions based on what the player does. That's the very definition of tailoring the environment to the player which is a big no-no. It can also lead to huge confusion when different players have different experiences and both think the other one is stupid online.
  • You cannot play solo: This might or might not be a problem. If the AI team is as unobtrusive as in Ghost Recon Wildlands, then it's OK. If they run around like crazed rats bumping into you get in your line of fire, obviously that's no good.
  • The game is an ARPG, which is also a two edged sword. It can be terrible like the division or can be good as well.
 

Axman

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It looks like they're taking some cues from Alien Swarm, which is great, because that was one of the best homages to Aliens and a great proof-of-concept game. It's a shame it never took off on its own but if the stuff they did inspires these guys, then it will have been worth it.

I hope they make the flame effects more realistic. Kinda looks TF2-ish.

I mean, I'm still buying it. Yeesh.
 

dvsman

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Aw man, I just found out it's limited to only 3 man. I usually run with a 4 man crew. Doh!
 

Krenum

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I'm really on the fence with this one. I love the Alien universe. But the third person camera mixed with narrow corridor's is a major turn off, I can see myself getting annoyed pretty quick with the camera.

Yeah, after watching that gameplay video, its too frantic for 3rd person. I can see it being more of a clusterfuck than it needs to be in higher difficulty. Hard Pass.

A third person game with a first person option would have been perfect. That way all the Zoomers can drool over the way their character looks and people who want to play the game can do it with precision.
 
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polydiol

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You are all wayyyyyyyy too optimistic, disappointment 2020 will continue for the next year and this game will clearly be pushed back to 2022
 

dvsman

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I'm almost 100% sure it's going to suck but I'm a die-hard Aliens fan and they are eventually going to get my money. Maybe not at launch but ...
 

MavericK

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What are "random challenge cards"?

Also, the mentions of multi-year "season passes" is a turn-off. This isn't even a PvP game...

$40 is a decent price point but I suspect there is going to be other predatory monetization in there somewhere. We'll see.
 

polonyc2

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Aliens: Fireteam Elite is Left 4 Dead with xenomorphs and more fun than I expected

hands-on with an early build of the next big Alien game...as a co-op shooter it doesn't do anything particularly innovative, but the Alien themed levels, snappy combat, and large swarms of xenos might be enough for me to look past its lack of imagination and just enjoy blowing up some aliens...

https://www.pcgamer.com/aliens-fire...with-xenomorphs-and-more-fun-than-i-expected/
 

polonyc2

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Aliens: Fireteam Elite is actually very fun

Aliens: Fireteam Elite is a video game that is coming out soon, and it is...actually alright? Not bad? Maybe even quite good?! The question marks are question marks of surprise, obviously, because the whole Alien and Predator double-franchise (and maybe also its 80s-action-close-cousin Terminator, too) doesn't have the best record as far as game adaptations go. Or some of the films, for that matter

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-21-aliens-fireteam-elite-is-actually-very-fun
 

Droc

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Gameplay looks fun so far. I need a decent Aliens game...doesnt have to be great, just doesnt have to be terrible.

I havent preordered a game in years, but ill go for this one.

BTW, the more expensive edition, including its "season passes" are all cosmetic. Base game gets full gameplay content.
 
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