Aliens vs. Predator Is "Unique," Especially Online
Although it's competing against some seriously big titles during the first quarter, the hype train for Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator is starting to gather momentum.
According to Rebellion co-founder Jason Kingsley, his game is "completely unique" due to the "three sides" that are featured in the gameplay. Having humans, Predators and Aliens all in the same action-packed shooter is something no other game can offer, and it seems this originality will be even more prominent in the online multiplayer. This according to what Kingsley told CVG; there's a whole new dimension involved that you just can't find anywhere else. Said Kingsley:
"...the three species interaction in AvP is completely unique. You normally have good guys or bad guys; in Halo you have humanity and your other creatures. But that's two sides. Out game has three - and the third side adds an interesting dimension, especially in multiplayer.
Predator Hunt is just marines vs. Predators with no Aliens around. Another good one is Infestation, which has you starting off with one Alien surrounded by a load of marines. However, as soon as a marine gets killed, he turns into an Alien. That one's great fun from a social perspective. Eventually, there's just one marine running around screaming amongst all these Aliens."
He also talks about "social judgment," in that "you have to play the bad guy once you're dead," so that's another angle to the multiplayer that should add some definite flavor and longevity. We shouldn't forget that the concept is downright awesome...it's just that we haven't seen a memorable AvP (in either game or movie form) in quite a long time, so it's no surprise that many gamers are skeptical about this new offering. But I just can't help hoping for another eye-opening experience, just like the one I had with the Atari Jaguar version...the one that made it truly frightening to turn off the light at 2 a.m. and play in the dark.
Related Game(s): Aliens vs. Predator
1/11/2010 9:10:24 PM Ben Dutka