why do people have the need to comment on DEMOS. the demo is a taste of things to come, so don't write a game off...or on for that matter based on the experiance of the demo. Yes it took a while to load, but it is a demo. When you are the predator you do have a health gauge, it is at the bottom right of the screen and kind of blended in with the pred's HUD, on the right is the pred's energy gauge. you also have heath packs for pred and marine while aliens regenerate health slowly after a battle.
this game is something different, new and freash, the game modes are going to be awsome, the maps will be awsome as will the weapons and choice of playable characters. once you have mastered the controls for each group, marine, alien and pred, you will be loving it.
i was first put off by the radical control system, but then you realise it is not that complicatd...just different. full game out in 2 weeks today and i will be getting!