Rebellion Wants Aliens Vs. Predator Sequel

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Despite a lackluster response from critics, Rebellion studios wants a sequel to Aliens vs. Predator, calling their game a “critical success”.

Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley had this to say on the game’s reviews (warning kids – strong language in effect):

“The reviews have been mostly good. We’ve had three totally shit reviews by some Americans, which is a bit odd. Some of them were inexcusably bad. If you discount those poor reviews AvP is averaging high for us.”

Numbers don’t really lie though, and MetaCritic ranks the game at a 73 for PC, 65 for Xbox 360, and 67 for PS3, and to me, those numbers scream “average” and “barely passing”, along with any other negative report card clichéd terms you want to add.

However, the numbers aren’t going to stop Rebellion from pursuing a sequel to their game.

“We’re also in discussions with Sega about ongoing support for AvP, and also about a sequel to the game. I won’t say what stage those negotiations are in, but we would love to revisit the franchise. Fox are excited about what we’re doing, and we feel we’ve added value to the franchise. [Rebellion] would love to work with Sega again…there were a lot of things we couldn’t fit into the original.”

I can’t blame Rebellion’s enthusiasm for wanting a sequel to a game they had spent a fair amount of time on, but therein lies the problem. If the game had such a long development time, why was it executed on a sub-par level?

I love both franchises and think they could offer a lot to the gaming world as the original Aliens vs Predator did on the PC all those years ago. I’m hoping that if a sequel is developed and released, that it will address the greater gameplay problems, rather than just fine-tuning technical issues.

What do I mean by gameplay problems? The game works, but it’s not very engaging – and rather than create longer campaigns, Rebellion opted to add in a hand-to-hand combat system that, in theory, sounds really great, but in practice, feels clunky.

I can’t sit in too much judgment though, I didn’t play through the full game yet, but from what I have played… I’m not exactly in a hurry to.

Source: Kotaku

TAGS: Aliens vs. Predator, PC, PS3, Rebellion

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  1. yes the metacritic score is low but theres only like 9 reviews on metacritic for it. so when they put in the other 25 out there i think it will average at about 75. its a game for the fans. and im sure if you take all the reviews and take out the ones were the person reviewing didnt love the franchises out the game would get like a 80.

    anyway im excited for the sequel. i give avp 2010 a 8.5/10(huge fan of both franchises) it did fell like avp 1999 with better graphics. it wasnt inovative but it was fresh and id like another but this time more inovative.

  2. would love to work with Sega again…there were a lot of things we couldn’t fit into the original ………. Like everything an next-gen game need.

  3. I'm insulted that they are talking about a sequel when there are so many problems with their release of the PS3 game that they need to fix ASAP.

    - Glitching (you can earn multiplayer EXP in single-player)
    - Leader boards are completely hacked — one person has playtime of 30 years.
    - Hunter edition Premium DLC codes for PS3 Maps / Skins do not work though apparently we can enter them in on the 25th (over a week after release).
    - Most of the alien toy facehuggers were manufactured poorly and have broken tails.
    - PS3 multiplayer ranked matching incapable of finding games greater than 4 people other than once in every 7 or 8 matches.

    I'm ok with this game but frankly it's a mess.

  4. What happened with Aliens: Colonial Marines? Wasn't Rebellion supposed to be developing that too?
    As far as the premise for AVP, I've never really liked that mixed-universe stuff in video game form. By their very nature the three races are horribly unbalanced. Trying to overpower the marines and nerf the Predator just to shoehorn them into a game where they can play against each other fairly has always seemed like a bad idea to me.
    I'm all for someone trying to do AVP THE RIGHT WAY, however. But I think at this point, Rebellion has had enough chances to get it right. Hand it off to another developer, Fox.

  5. No,that was to be helmet by Gearbox !
    And it all depends if Rebellions Aliens vs Predators did sell well !
    Sadly,but true !

    Rebellion is just a Ghost of what they used to be. With all good people left they have the same problem as Rare,a nice trackrecord,and people still believe in them cause of the past and the same name.

    When will they realize that people make the game,not that Company name !

  6. i play AvP almost everynight it is a fun multiplayer game a sequel is a must. it does need some fixing but what game doesnt.

  7. AVP is awesome they better make a sequel with better longer and harder campaign missions or else they will be in trouble it is not a good idea to get on my bad side and better graphics too

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