Aliens: Infestation - The Last Great DS Action Title?

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  1. Hadrian
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    There doesn't seem to be much hype for this title around here so I though I'd start a thread as the game releases this Friday in Europe.

    Aliens: Infestation was show a few years ago as a leaked video, there was no announcement but word was that it was canned when the Aliens RPG was canned. Earlier this year there was some European ratings discovered for a Aliens DS game titled "Aliens: Infestation" suddenly a new hope for those of us who liked the look of WayForwards promising title. A month or so after screens and a trailer confirmed that this was indeed the WayForward game cancelled way back.

    The game is unashamedly retro, much like WF other work and when WF put effort into a title...it shines and shows. The game is a cross between a run & gun title like Contra with some more exploration & puzzle elements thrown in seemingly inspired by the likes of Flashback, Blackthorne & Metroid. Animation looks to be the usual WF high standard and graphically it captures the 16 bit style so very well.

    Review scores so far:
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    Official Nintendo Magazine:
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    As well as the reviews the game has had very positive "hands on" previews and write ups, none I've read have been negative. All in all if you're liking what you've seen in the trailer then this could be one of those titles to fire the old trusty DS back up.
     


  2. Veho

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    I'm sold.

    The trailer looks great. Can't wait to try it out.
     
  3. justin05

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    Really solid looking. Actually been looking into this for sometime now.
     
  4. qweasd123

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    Looks like crappy game to me
     
  5. BORTZ

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    looks very classic and arcadelike. Also i feel like im watching Contra haha
     
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    That looks well worth trying out. On a related note: did they ever release the old Konami coin-op Aliens game on any home system? If not, why not?
     
  7. iluvfupaburgers

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    i am actually looking for this game for sooo long. i was dissapointed when it got cancelled back on 2009 or so. but now it came back. im so hyped, i hope it was well worth the wait. im also looking forward to the console version of this game. aliens colonial marines
     
  8. SignZ

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    Finally a proper metroid (like) game for NDS. [​IMG] Really looking forward to that one.
     
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    I'm looking forward to this game. Looks like it's released on Oct 11th.
     
  10. Rasas

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    Don't forget X-Men Destiny is also coming out the same day in Europe and it might be a good action title and there is the port of Max & the Magic Marker to the ds which was a decent Wii platformer.
     
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    Looks like it's even earlier. [​IMG]
    Aliens: Infestation Sega 09/30/11 EU
    Aliens: Infestation Sega 10/11/11 US
     
  12. ferofax

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    What do you mean, "Last great game"? What, Devil Survivor 2 isn't? Blasphemy!!!


    ...not much into 16bit lookers, though, so i'm not quite sold on this one yet. but yeah, it does look pretty solid.
     
  13. Another World

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    this game should be really fun. who doesn't love some classic run and gun arcade action? i guess kids who grew up thinking the ps1 was "retro".

    -another world
     
  14. Hadrian
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    Didn't forget at all. I've seen nothing of the DS version of X-Men and Max & the blah blah was only just an ok game and is in a different genre to what this game is.
     
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    Been waiting for this since I heard about it months ago. Just hope it doesn't have nasty AP like Kirby does.
     
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    Is time for waiting this games! [​IMG]
     
  17. caribou007

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    It reminds me of Mission Impossible for my cellphone. That's good for an old cell phone, bad for a DS game, BUT.. that video looks really good, still. I heard about this game before but didn't realized they were referring to those aliens, either. I am even more excited for it now.

    I just really hope the game design doesn't require you to stop and, ehhh, 'untangle' obstacles. That can be fun if done right, but if the whole game plays that way it will really slow down the game and make it feel tedious. I'd like either insane run and gun (which I guess wouldn't fit into the concept of fighting aliens as a space marine), or, insanely dark survival tactics and story. If it ends up feeling like I'm playing that old Mission Impossible game I will not be amused.
     
  18. Oveneise

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    Was following this game a few months back and forgot about it... For me its going to be a day-1 download, and if expectations are met, a purchase when it hits stateside.
     
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    yay im waiting that game [​IMG]
     
  20. koimayeul

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    Holy shit, hyped for this! every Aliens games i played sucked more or less but this one seems to live up to the cult, finally!!