Aliens: Colonial Marines is set to be released in two months, and from what I've seen so far, it's going to be amazing. I'm especially excited for the dynamic drop-in/drop-out cooperative multiplayer for up to 4 players, a feature that's perfect for an Aliens versus Predator game. Knowing what we know about the game and the future of the series, I have a few things I would love to see in this upcoming game. Let me know what you want to see by leaving your thoughts in the comments below!
1. Detailed multiplayer maps
With such a unique multiplayer feature, it's vital to have solid maps to play on. The maps should make you feel like you're either playing as or fighting against a predator. There should be sufficient places to hide, such as vents, and "stalking" locations, where predators can spy on their prey. It's not just about playing as a predator, it's about feeling like one.
Predators aren't exactly known for their tidiness. As a predator, I want to see my prey bleed as I tear open their body. This will truly add to the impressiveness of the experience as a whole, and will give me a few good laughs as well, as I successfully manage to hunt down one of my friends in the split-screen mode.
3. A solid campaign
While having a multiplayer mode in the game is nice, this shouldn't mean that Gearbox should cut down on the singleplayer aspect of the game. In my opinion, a game should be focused on the singleplayer campaign, with the multiplayer being a nice addition, and not the other way around, which seems to be the case with many games these days.
4. Alien classes
In the new movie several new types of aliens made an appearance. I hope that we get to play at least some of these new alien types in the multiplayer, each with their own set of skills that suits certain situations. This would greatly add to the replayability of the multiplayer.
5. A solid plot
While killing marines and predators is definitely fun, we shouldn't forget about the story of the game. A good story always helps shape a solid game experience, and personally I'm really looking forward to seeing what Gearbox has to offer us in terms of storytelling.