AvP 'Marine' Tips and Hints
11:25 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
MacGamez has posted an in-depth guide to playing the Marine character in the soon-to-be-released shooter Aliens vs Predator, one of three playable "races" in the game. As the guide points out, the Marine is the most traditional role of the three, with many elements that are similar to previous shooters played from the human point of view. However the lowly Marine isn't just there to be lunch for an Alien or a trophy on the Predator's mantel -- he's equipped to do some damage, and isn't shy with that grenade launcher. This tip guide will help you get the most out of your selection of weapons and equipment and learn survival skills along the way.
Here's an excerpt:
During most of the single-player campaign you'll find yourself with the standard issue pulse rifle, which fires both bullets ("armor-piercing, explosive-tipped, caseless" bullets, if you'll recall) and grenades. The pulse rifle is most effective against the standard Alien and somewhat tougher foes like Predators and Praetorians. You'll find yourself using the PR in both close-quarters and long range combat.Hopefully similar guides will be published for those who favor the Alien or Predator modes of play. Check MacGamez for the rest of the article, and watch for the release of Mac AvP in the first week of October.
The Alien's speed won't aid him against Marines sporting the smartgun. The smartgun is faster than the pulse rifle and allows players to carry more in a single clip. This weapon's true beauty isn't revealed until you use it in track mode. While in tracking mode, the crosshair will pursue any enemy that approaches from the front. Getting off a few early rounds against a group of surprise-happy Aliens can mean the different between life and death. The smartgun dishes out an amount of damage similar to the pulse rifle's.
AvP Marine Strat Guide at MacGamez
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