Ever played a game that you thought was a little lack-luster? Ever read that the game went on to sell 4 million copies and become critically accepted? If you answered no to both of those questions you didn’t play Alien vs. Predator.
I played the demo and wasn’t incredibly impressed. It wasn’t horrible. I had fun for the hour that I played it. I have no desire to back and play it again. There was nothing unique about the game. The marines handle like a traditional fps from 10 years ago. The predator feels similar to a melee only master chief and you could feel the Halo influence. The Aliens were the only original class to play but they only had one cool trick, running on walls and ceilings. The blood and gore was fun but became repetitive quickly. All together I found the game dull.
Other people don’t agree with me on this one. The demo for AvP is Sega’s most successful demo’s ever and it has a user score of 7.8 on Metacritic. That’s not a bad score and with the sales it’s had so far it’s on its way to being successful. It may not be a blockbuster but it will make a profit. Maybe the AvP IP is enough to get people to buy and like this game. It just wasn’t enough for me.
Keep on gaming people!