Posted: April 21
I bought the game for a 'Predator' experience (IDGAF about the Xenos or Marines) and I wasn't disappointed. AvP 2010 is the definitive 'Predator' game (So far).
The nailed the feeling of playing an omnipotent hunter stalking unwary Marines from above
Thanks to some excellent, innovative mechanics (The assisted jump springs to mind...it should be a standard feature of any Predator game in the future) and level design, hunting humans is extremely satisfying.
What makes it work:
- Using the predator's iconic voice mimicry to distract and lure humans to where you want
- Jumping to great heights and lengths with extreme precision - this makes tree-top navigation fun and fluid
- Target an Alien or a Human for a quick dash strike - this opens them up for a brutal finisher and makes melee feel precise and fluid
- Predator's gadgetry....Chuck a proxy mine, lure in a Marine towards the mine....it never gets old
- Level design that has a lot of verticality and room to move around in
- AI which is *just* dumb enough to keep things fun but smart enough to kill you if you slip up
The options above really let you live out your Predator fantasy. You jump from vantage point to vantage point, lure in your prey, rip skulls and gouge out spines, dash in for a kill and then vanish...reappear again to seperate a spine or two from Marine bodies.
It is gory, brutal and fun.
The Predator levels give you tactical freedom. The mechanics empower you to BE the Predator. This game is to the Predator what the Arkham games are to the Batman - they let you embody the respective characters.
If you like predatory stealth action games like Arkham Asylum/City, Splinter Cell Conviction/Blacklist, Crysis 2/3, Far Cry3/4 where you're stalking unwitting and unwary prey...picking them off one by one....laughing manically as they panic and fret over their rapidly dwindling numbers...then buy Aliens vs Predator 2010.