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Aliens vs Prequel

Bold attempt to contextualise shooting dudes in the face ahoy! Rebellion's AvP remake seems determined to make the world take Aliens seriously again - though alas it's a doubly hard task after the UK developer making a woeful mess of things yet again with the recent Rogue Warrior. I got the chance to try out AvP's multiplayer a couple of months back, and left the event extremely concerned about how formulaic and rustic my admittedly very brief time with it had felt; but hopefully the Rebellion guys are now driven and veteran enough to kick more heft and character into it than my superficial encounters have suggested. Perhaps, as in the Lance Henriksen-narrated trailer below, pinning it tightly to Weyland-Yutani lore will help...

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It's totally that guy from Millenium.

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Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

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