Got my Xbox 360 pre-order copy on Saturday and have had a good blast, admittedly I'm a huge Alien franchise fan so i spent much of the first hour just wandering around and looking at the Sulaco scenery, it was awesome looking at the freezers, the loading bay, the weapon racks, the mess hall, the floor plates the Queen moved to get Newt etc, etc, etc, all the details are there. It all started off really good and things only got better once you reach Hadley's Hope, the details, lighting, sounds etc are all excellent......really gives you the proper Aliens vibe, its the closest we can get to going back in time and walking round the sets!!!!!!
It's not all good though unfortunately, the actual Xenos themselves have not been given the presence they deserve, you can melee them with your gun for goodness sake!!!!! Yes it's a game, but come on, in reality if they existed in the form depicted in the films you might as well hit your gun butt off a wall!!! Secondly they go down too easy, especially in comparison to the armoured Weyland humans, one good shotgun blast takes down an Alien but the bloody humans take 5-6 good shots!!!!
The animation is a bit wooden too, and they do tend to home right in on you and not your fellow marines.
From what I have seen so far it's a solid if not brilliant rendition of the Aliens universe, Gearbox have now become a developer i will be wary of as I got this and Duke Nukem, both not quite hitting the mark, truth be told I should probably have waited for the inevitable price drop however as a true fan, that was not going to happen.
I would give it a whirl if like me you like your Xenos!!