Aliens: Colonial Marines, slated for release tomorrow (Feb. 12, 2013), has been hit with fresh reviews from the gaming press. Most of them largely negative.
This is a massive blow to fans of the Aliens franchise and fans of Gearbox. Gearbox, and Randy Pitchford often touted Colonial Marines to deliver a very authentic and promising Aliens’ experience so it’s disappointing to see the end product be reviewed rather poorly.
This also puts the state of Gearbox in a dire situation mainly due to the fact they haven’t involved with the development of other critically acclaimed games, sans Borderlands franchise.
The review are:
Even Robert Florance wasn’t afraid to take a jab at the game.
A result of these negative reviews might also be due to the fact that Gearbox split the development with TimeGate studios – Gearbox only handled the multiplayer portion. TimeGate studios are a solid development house however they haven’t produced a game that set reviewers on fire.
Coupled with the hyped behind Colonial Marines and the Gearbox name, expectations were beyond what they could deliver.
Our review for Aliens: Colonial Marines will go up next week, stay tuned for our thoughts on the game.
Source - TexAgs