Advantages good sound, good alien campaign, gory stealth and finishing moves.
Disadvantages far to short, crap predator campaign and really crap game engine and it really shows.
AVP is split into 3 games a first person shooter that plays and looks like a Psone game, a first person stealth game that plays like Riddick just with poor graphics and last but well maybe least we have the predator campaign that plays like a very old school first person slashing game with shooting elements. Each campaign lasts about 1 or less so you could consider trading it in within the end of the week. Both the predator and the aliens have some really good and gory finishing and sneaking moves.
Here we have three games, but do they all have the same flaws and strengths?
The Predator campaign well lets just say don’t bother its not fun and you cant do what you really want to do. For example as said the humans and aliens can see past your cloak so no point using it, the humans turrets can spot you from afar and can tear you apart with ease, its completely linear and you spend half the campaign being hunted by the alien which is not what you want especially since in the films it portrays the Predator as being well the predator hunting for its prey but here it feels like you are the prey not the predator.
I would usually talk about the graphics further but they are just BAD on ALL the character campaigns, and the engine looks over 10 maybe 20 years old. However it does have lots of great sound effects for all campaigns that match the movies perfectly.
As a human you are a new recruit working for weyland yutani (sounds familiar it should it’s the company that is in the alien series and AVP series both in game and in movie version). You play as a clear slate all you know about your character is that he has no proper field experience to speak of only VR (Virtual Reality) training.
Your career starts of in a research facility that has lost communications (always bad in games of this kind), anyway due to bad weather you had to crash land in the centre of well the helipad (lucky landing) You then get knocked out and get separated from the group. So your first objective get back to the helipad and get in contact with your group.
For the guns and gadgets you have well there are some beauties that will help you out in sticky situations and each gun is meant for certain situations for example the flamethrower is meant to be used in the alien hive when fighting the queen.
Through the marines story you only fight against 5 different enemies and can eventually get really stale, at the beginning you fight the fast, sneaky and deadly in numbers Drone, then you fight the silent and maybe scary facehugger that can kill you in 3 shots or in one if you are not careful on your health and faced on the pad and the queen who doesn’t actually fight she sends her own drones and facehuggers to deal with you. You also fight one type of predator which is rather easy to beat as you can see him when he is cloaked and a android army.
As I said earlier the engine looks over 10 years old but it doesn’t only look it it feels it in all campaigns you cant lean, take cover or even lye down on the ground to get better accuracy.
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