So... I finally caved and bought a new game (it was my birthday after-all
) I'm sure mimartin will be appalled I chose this over ME2 or DA, however, I've always been a massive fan of Alien, Aliens and both Predator films; the less said about The AvP films the better for they are truly awful, and everyone involved should apologise for them.
I remember the old Aliens vs Predator games released by Rebellion back in 1999, and the AvP 2 in 02' - both were excellent games and very scary; especially when your 14... Less so when your 17.
So I bought the new AvP, I played the demo, and was quite impressed with it, so bought the full game. One annoyance is having to have steam to run the game, and then the very slow install speed; which I must confess made me a bit angry.
As for the game itself I have greatly enjoyed playing through the Alien campaign so far, I've messed around in both Predator and Marine mode and enjoyed the two of them. The game didn't get the best of reviews; apparently the graphics weren't great, though so far I've thought them superb; the controls have been criticised, but I was left puzzled that reviewers hadn't just re-mapped the keys which is the first think I do with any game. All in all the game is fun, and some of the kill moves for the alien are good; the Predator can do the full trophy move; which I have to say is very cool
The marine is by far the "scariest" to play, and that campaign so far has very much played along the "survival horror" genre.
One of the strongest aspects of all the AvP games, is the ability to play from 3 very different perspectives, which makes it a lot more entertaining than the average shooter. The marine being the classic shooter variety; predators are much more tactual, and being an alien is all about sneak factor...
Anyway, thats my thoughts