Not only is Colonial Marines the canonical sequel to Aliens (one of my favorite films of all time), the game played well and was visually stunning. The fine folks at Gearbox and SEGA have finally given us a release date that’s not too far off, February 12, 2013.
….While the game looks like a lot of fun, fans of the series are up in arms about the game’s shift in tone and characters. I for one welcome the change. A few years ago journalists tricked developers into thinking that gamers didn’t want to play WW2 games anymore, when in fact they were still selling quite well. Now, we get gritty/realistic “modern” shooters set in fictitious versions of Iraq, Afghanistan, and the new goto war-zone New York City (golf clap).