Do you remember when you bought a game, you'd install it & play it & enjoy? (Mostly) Do you remember when you didn't need third party software to run it? Do you remember being able to play online, having a clear list & choice of which server to go for & if someone dropped out it didn't cause the game to suddenly end? Do you remember when there was no need for patches, fixes, trawling the internet for hours reading eveyones ideas about how to get the damn thing working? Only to find out that it wasn't really finished in the first place, becuase there's an endless stream of patches etc being developed. Well here we go yet again.
AVP, im a big fan of both Alien, Predator & the AVP franchises so not buying this game was NOT an option. It is of course a console game, even though how they expect you to control an Alien with those pads is anyones guess, it's beyond tedious. So mouse & keyboard it is then. Praise the lord It is soo much easier with a mouse & keyboard, I also upgraded my PC to a damn good spec, it looks fantastic, the atmosphere is spot on, in the Marine campaign the first time you come across a bug is great, the Alien & Predator campaigns feel like an nicley polished after thought because the IA is the funniest thing you'll see for a while. My main gripe is the random stutters, freezes that sometimes brings the game back, sometimes back to desktop sometimes locking my whole PC up. Getting a stable & lasting match online is also bloody annoying.
I bet it works fine for the consoles & yes I understand that working with clone hardware & software makes it easier to develop but, PLEASE release when it's ready. I don't mind waiting for a game that'll be "Fit for purpose" which i don't think AVP is. So I think.
4 STARS for the game. I love it.
2 STARS for the fact i'm having issues getting to play the damn thing!
1 STAR for Play not being able to get it to me on release date, even though i pre-ordered way in advance.