Um… wow. Now, I’m hardly an expert on Aliens videogames, but does anyone else think Colonial Marines looks extremely badass? Sure, plenty of games are set in dark sci-fi locales, and plenty of games have monsters pop out at you… but there’s something about seeing the aliens crawling just out of site, like cockroaches, that’s extremely unnerving… especially when they can kill your teammates in the blink of an eye. I don’t find many horror videogames that scary, but this… this looks genuinely a bit unnerving. Although it could probably use a little more Lance, if you ask me. Thanks to David V. for the tip!
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