We look at SEGA's Aliens: Colonial Marines and wonder just what the hell happened. How, exactly, could the game have turned out the way it did? For those still unaware, Colonial Marines released just yesterday and the verdict hasn't been good. At all. Heck, our review of it may have been one of the less scathing ones out there.
One major issue with Colonial Marines, as stated by so many, is simply how terrible it looks. It's a pretty big surprise too, considering the game looked so much better when it was shown in the past, like during E3. A comparison video released by VideoGamer offers a rather interesting comparison between a gameplay demo released in 2012 and the retail version that just came out.
It's worth noting that the demo version has a "work in progress" label, but the difference is still surprising. Also bear in mind this is for the PC version, not consoles. Neither SEGA nor Gearbox have issued any statements regarding this.
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