Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Vapourware Aliens RPG now "officially canceled."

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by santino27, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. santino27 Scholar

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    Hi guys, The Guildmaster here. Rumors have circled around a bit regarding the fate of the Aliens role playing game that Obsidian and SEGA had been working on. Unfortunately, it is true that we are no longer working on the game, and we wanted to finally announce that officially to everyone who has been following its development. We’re going to keep this forum up for another week for archival purposes and to allow you guys to finish up any open threads, and then we will shut it down since it is no longer a product that is in development.

    All of us here at Obsidian would like to thank you for your interest and support during its development, and we encourage you to check out the recent news about Alpha Protocol, which is coming to the PC, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 very soon!

    Thanks,
    -TG

    http://forums.obsidian.net/index.php?showtopic=52620
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  2. Chefe Erudite

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    Color me unimpressed.
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  3. Kron Savant

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    Meh.
    They don't have the creativity or the guts to correctly handle something like alien anyway.

    Obsidian is just the lap dog of Bioware and Bethesda, the one time they get to do a game of their own, AP is what we get.

    I'm just wondering how this half-assed studio has managed to survive this long. Hope they just die away once and for all when this generic piece of shit of a game turns out to be a major flop.
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  4. Occasionally Fatal Arbiter

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    From what I've seen of Alpha Protocol, I can't say I'm very sorry. If AP manages to be decent maybe I will change my opinion. It seems to me as if Obsidian is about as much :decline: from Troika as Troika was from Black Isle. :?
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  5. Raapys Augur

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    Well, the Aliens RPG sounded alot more interesting than AP is turning out to be, so in that way it sort of sucks.
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  6. Kron Savant

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    Troika made games, few of them, but they were individual projects by themselves. Obsidian has only pulled off some mediocre expansions to the date. Plus Troika still retained the spirit of making games with somewhat original ideas behind them.
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  7. Chefe Erudite

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    At least Troika's broken games has some gems in them. Troika also didn't make any expansions and half-assed sequels, or rip off anyone. They were the last true RPG developers.
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  8. denizsi Magister

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    And Black Isle only has Fallout and PST going for its name that can hold water to Troika games.
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  10. denizsi Magister

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    I'm actually disappointed. Regardless of how AP would turn out, I had hopes for Aliens RPG. SEGA and C&C, I guess.

    Maybe it's not such a bad thing that this got the shaft:

    [​IMG]

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    Silly me for thinking that a mainstream Alien game could be anything other than a <s>shit</s>grind-fest.
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  11. Dicksmoker Augur

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    Well, fuck.

    So, Sawyer, can you release any details on the game now?
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  12. Kron Savant

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    WOAH, H. R. Giger would probably puke if he saw how they modified his creation...

    That behemoth-thing, completely out of line with what alien is, and the other one looks like a fag, more like a D&D 3E monster than a killer that makes you shit your pants.
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  13. Multi-headed Cow Arcane

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    Alien escapes the terrible clutches of Obsidian, but Fallout is still in it. Fuck.
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  14. bhlaab Arbiter

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    HEY NOW leave troika out of this
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  15. Kron Savant

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    CHOSE YOUR RACE:

    HUMAN

    ALIEN

    ANDROID

    HALF-ALIEN

    Plus, the game was going to feature romantic interests with female aliens, but you had to chose the dialogue options in like less than 3 seconds, else the alien would eat your balls off with that other little mouth it has inside its mouth.
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  16. Multi-headed Cow Arcane

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    Alien romance, you say.
    [​IMG]
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  17. Kron Savant

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    Rule 34'd

    It cannot be unseen, but still...
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  18. Liberal Barely Literate

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    Good riddance. They wouldn't be able to pull it off anyway. They are a sequel/addon studio, and they should stick to that.
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  19. Hümmelgümpf Arbiter

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    I fucking hate you, guys. What happened? A lot of you liked MotB and SoZ. Where does this RAGE come from?
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  20. MetalCraze Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    New Vegas, more like New Reno 2, amirite

    What the fuck? Is it Obsidian's?
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  21. Hobo Elf Magister

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    What the flying fuck did Obsidian think when they made those concept arts? It's like they had NO idea what Alien was about and what they were supposed to be like. I'm glad the game got canned for good. They would've fucked Aliens up the ass instead of making Aliens that fuck the player up the ass. As it should have been.
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  22. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Says Fallout 3's biggest fantard...
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  23. MetalCraze Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    But you see that picture clearly shows that the guy is using an alien diplomacy on a big smart alien instead of putting all his clips into it. And they are about to hug. Isn't that what you fuckers wanted?
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  24. janjetina Arcane

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    Aliens was actually the game I was looking forward to. Judging by Obsidian's and even Black Isle's track record, they tend to oscillate between enjoyable and horrible games, and AP is as horrible as it gets (Descent to Undermountain quality range). Unfortunately, we'll never know if Aliens would have turned out to be good, but we know that AP will be banal, shit, boring Ass Effect sequel.

    That leaves Obsidian with Fallout: NV, a spinoff of Bethesda's abomination, made in an abysmal engine, with impossibly low development period (looks like they've learned nothing from KOTOR 2 experience). Unless they plan to use huge portions of Van Buren design, the best we can hope for is a game in KOTOR 2 quality range.
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  25. Fat Dragon Arbiter

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    I don't really see anything wrong with those concept arts, but then again I've never really been much of an Alien fan so eh.

    Pretty dumb to say it would have been shit anyway, especially since we knew nothing about the gameplay, other than they were looking at Bloodlines for ideas at one point.
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