For those looking to buy Aliens vs Predator, don't bother if you want to play with someone in the same house. That's right, the game doesn't support local co-op, even for online matches! After spending a few hours this morning hunting down a copy and dealing with completely worthless store help, this was the cherry on my shit sundae.
It started off with my local Walmart. There was a spot marked on the shelves for the game. I asked if they hadn't stocked it yet. I was told they hadn't even received a shipment as "games that won't be popular" are never put on shelves on release day? Who the fuck determines if a game is going to be popular? Why the fuck bother with a release date then? Why put up a fucking spot on the shelf if you don't have the fucking game!?
Cue a half hour drive to the closest Best Buy. It wasn't on shelves and I had checked to make sure they had the game in stock before I left. I asked a clerk if they hadn't displayed it yet. I was told it wasn't going to be released until tomorrow. I said the release date had been set for months. He sighed and checked the computer. Sure enough, I was right. He walked to the back and brought me up a copy.
So now I have the game and am testing it for multiplayer. There is none to be had locally. Not even a four player death match? What is the point in buying a game that advertises online play so much when only one person can play at a time on one console? I'm furious with such a piss poor design choice.
Edit: I just called Sega's corporate office for an explanation. I'll keep you updated if I get a response.