This Isn’t Even My Final Form!
HIGH The epic final boss fight.
LOW Literally everything having to do with drilling through the earth.
WTF Curious about the meaning of life? The game offers a pretty definitive answer.
HIGH The first mission manages to capture some of the magic of Cameron's film.
LOW Trying to unhook fuel lines while Xenomorphs kill me during the animation and my squadmates stand there watching.
WTF An enemy merc shot me dead from around a corner and behind a steel crate. JFK's magic bullet lives…
HIGH That box art is pretty nifty.
LOW The alien is crouched in front of me, ready to spr- no, wait, it's still crouching… still crouching while I shoot it… Now it's dead, and its buddy has come to crouch in its place.
WTF How did a major title get released in this state?
HIGH The touchdown on LV426 is adequately realized.
LOW Everything else.
WTF They released this colossal pile of dross at full price?
Cinemablend ran an article recently that leveled some pretty serious charges at the gaming press. The article uses terms like "publisher-bought gaming media" and maintains that gaming press needs to come clean before games come out if they're bad. This article, if you haven't read it already, is fallacious and unnecessary.
HIGH Cleaning out a hallway, unscathed, with grenades and pulse rifle.
LOW The pathetically weak Flamer should be a sub-weapon.
WTF Only missing two Marines? Where were they??