All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for?…………….

Posted: November 8, 2013 in Aliens

So I stayed up late last night 12:00 GMT (well for me it was), To see in the start of the Alien vs Predator (AvP) kickstarter. And I backed it at the ” get to the chopper” level and left it at that. Then this morning I woke and took a better look at it, and well to be frank at the moment its not looking all that great!

First up : The models, look fantastic. But the amount you get in the box 10 “infant” aliens, 5 “stalker” aliens, 5 marines, and 3 predators for £75.00 seems very steep.

The add-ons list has

5 face huggers @ £10.00, “5 infant” or “5 stalker” @ £15.00 , 5 marines @ £15.00, 3 predators @ £30.00, Resin terrain set @ £140.00

Next up: Stretch goals. The first goal was broken over night, and it unlocked a female predator. Great looking model but the boobs are to big for my liking. Now most goals like this would be added to the basic boxed set, not this one its going to cost anther £10.00 for that one. Their are another 14 goals on the chart at the moment 7 of which have been reviled, the rest are all marked with ???

So was it worth me staying up? No not really.

Is it worth the money? Well its being sold as a collectors version with premium resin miniatures, so it all depends on what you want to do with it. In the films, Aliens and AvP the marines and predators go up against hordes of aliens, in this game you go up against 15 (not really a horde). So for me unless they start adding free add-ons (rather than paid ones), its not going to be worth the money.

Will it do well? Yes it will, us gamers have not had a game based on the Alien franchise since leading edge games went under in the 90`s

So to sum it up, I’m am going to stick with it for now (it has 20 days to go) but if things stay as they are and each stretch is a paid add on. Then it will be “That’s it man, game over man, game over!”


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