Average User Score: 5.8Mar 2, 2014Good graphics, voice acting and ambiance is very good, the city provides an immersive experience, however it does suffer from a weak storyGood graphics, voice acting and ambiance is very good, the city provides an immersive experience, however it does suffer from a weak story this is negated in all but the last segment of the game by interesting locations that come alive and reward looting / exploring with more than resources.
The last two story missions however falls short and makes you realize that how uninvested you are in the story itself and the ending is on par with the pre-dlc fix of Mass Effect 3.
But it has many good qualities, if however you have yet to purchase / play Dishonored I would recommend that instead. There you can stealth and / or assassinate to your hearts content with a storyline that is much better.
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Average User Score: 4.4Feb 19, 2013There is mixed feelings on this game, as it not a "true" rpg, but after a while the game grew on me. I must also say, that this game now onlyThere is mixed feelings on this game, as it not a "true" rpg, but after a while the game grew on me. I must also say, that this game now only cost just under 20USD which makes it good value for money. However had I paid full retail for this game I would most likely give it 5.5 or 6/10. But for 20USD this is a good game and the storyline is good, not mass effect good, but good.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.4Feb 12, 2013Short review; If you want a generic run n' gun game that just happens to be set in the aliens universe, then this is the game for you. If youShort review; If you want a generic run n' gun game that just happens to be set in the aliens universe, then this is the game for you. If you however want a suspensful scary gloomy game that will bring you back to Aliens (the first movie) fear levels Then this is not the game for you. PC graphics, while not stellar, is survivable. Gearbox has paid attention to detail when it comes to recreating Hadleys Hope as it was in the movie, but everything else is lackluster, 5/10 from me.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Feb 8, 2013Coming off Dead Space 1 2 which where true horror survival game, this is more action game than horror or survival. The storyline is good andComing off Dead Space 1 2 which where true horror survival game, this is more action game than horror or survival. The storyline is good and builds off Dead Space 2, unfortunately so does everything else. Enemies are the same, you use the same tactics as you did before.
But back to what this game was supposed to be, it was supposed to be a sci-fi survivor horror game, the horror is largely missing due to predictability. If you have played Dead Space 1 and/or 2 you pretty much know when it is going to get busy, there are a few moments but they are far and few between. There is more of "aaaugh not this again..." rather than the "f%&k this s/&t AAAAAAGR" followed by what you think is a minor heart attact you so enjoyed from DS 1 2.
The survival element is somewhat gone too, in D 1 2 resource managment was key (on normal and up difficulty) you cringed every time you had to spend a medkit, or when your inventory was already full and you had to drop something, often running back to the suit station to deposit something in the safe. But now, resources are still somewhat scarce, (playthrough on hard difficulty) but you have in-game purchases (refered to as mirco-transactions by some) and you can actually by resources to make medkits and ammo for real money ?!?.
Now I know in-game purchases is a thing that will stay, and I would have no issue if you could only buy, let say guns and suits, or even gun parts and suits. But part of the survival aspect I so loved was that..."yikes I only have 5 shots left with my line gun" feeling. No you do not have to use in-game purchases, but the fact that you know that it is there removed some of that hoooly crap feeling.
Positive things: 1) Gone is specialized ammunition, there is only one ammo type for all guns.
2) Weapons crafting is a good thing, only carry two weapons.. but they can have 2 guns in one
(my favorite was linegun with a shutgun under it)
1) Suits are now merely cosmetic, no modifiers or increased inventory space. (All upgrades are now contained in the RIG, but inventory is not one of them)
2) Somewhat predictable storyline, not always, but yeah.
3) Enemies are the same, no new editions 'cept for you know, bosses.
4) Keymapping and "minigames" (hacking doors and such) are clealy designed for consoles. But it is not that bad, just a pet peeve of mine.… Expand