Sega has dropped all support for this game, anyone know if it uses P2P hosting, or does Sega run the servers? If it's P2P does it support host migrating?
It must have no (or very poor) host migration because lots of people complain about the game ending when the host decides to leave. I don't know if it's PSP or server based, but whatever it is I wouldn't count on it being there (their matchamking is so bad they might as well unplug it anyway). The multiplayer matchmaking never worked right from the beta/demo and it's shameful they never bothered fixing it. Even when you KNOW there are people searching for a game (i.e. friends) it takes 10 minutes for their matchmaking system to pair you up. So it's doubly aggravating to wait 10 minutes to find a match, get in one, then when the host leaves you have to start the waiting cycle again.
I just rented this game and found the 3 different single player campaigns to be pretty cool, it was a nice change of pace from the countless military shooters. Unfortunately like I said the multilayer was an abomination. It could have been an excellent package but the matchmaking kills it, plus I'm not a fan of the "melee" combat for multilayer. Still for $19.99 I would have bought this and been happy with it, if I didn't JUST rent the game. I've already beat it except on "Nightmare" mode and the online portion is just not worth it.
I've only played this for the PC but from what I can tell it's a console port so the console versions should be identical minus the controllers and multiplayer.
The single player alone is worth $20 imho. It's fairly challenging on harder settings, and I think the story is solid. Then again, I'm a fan of both franchises (the AvP movies, not so much), as well as the previous two PC game titles in this series. This iteration isn't as good as its predecessors, but those were both excellent games, so...
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