Do you want to lead a squad of
battle-hardened Colonial Marines into the heart of a Xenomorph hive? Well, be prepared to
come face to uh
face with face-huggers, chest-bursters, Xenomorph warriors and
queens, thanks to the folks at EA.
While I do not know plot specifics, the game will be squad based,
allowing players to devise and lead four member units and deliver in-game commands to your
team. A typical team can consist of both veterans and rookies who will behave accordingly.
Veterans will be steadfast and dependable, while greener troops might panic and run. Well,
what would you do if an acid-slobbering killer alien were after you?
Colonial Marines includes twenty objective-based missions. From the screenshots I have
seen, the game exudes atmospheredark hallways, steaming ventilation shafts, and
danger everywhere. The textures on the Xenomorphs are so good they look as if they have
just stepped off of the big screen. Much of the arsenal looks to be straight out of the
movies as well: pulse rifles, flamethrowers, grenades, etc.
As of now, I am
uncertain of the control set-up or if it will support multiplayer game play. But if
anything this game should be a lot of fun to play alone in the dark.