This marks the first new game I’ve played in a very long time, and it didn’t take a very long time to beat, two days to be precise. Aliens: Infestation is a Metroidvania style side-scroller set in the aftermath of the film Aliens from the studio that will be bringing us Aliens: Colonial Marines…someday. It’s a decent game, way too short and a little repetitive, but still engrossing enough to make it hard to put down. Except for a really miserable zero gravity platforming section near the end of the game the difficultly is pretty simple, especially once you get the flamethrower. The story is pretty threadbare, and most of the characters are nothing more this disposable grunts, but I did really like the goth chick marine, I made sure to play as her and keep her alive all through the game for amusement’s sake. So overall you could find better games in this style, but if you’re a big fan of the franchise or genre then Aliens: Infestation is well worth a look.
Screen-shots from the new Aliens: Infestation for Nintendo DS.
They’re going for an “expanded universe” thing, so you can explore the derelict ship, LV-426, etc. Sounds pretty cool!