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Allan A.Y.
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I am thinking about this game and getting rid of specter ops, since I want to play a faster hidden movement games and Spec Ops just drags.
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Adrian George
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Yes. The aliens are trying to eat the humans, so once that happens the human player is out. The game does accelerate though.
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georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Yes. The aliens are trying to eat the humans, so once that happens the human player is out. The game does accelerate though.
From what I understand, in the Ultimate Edition (the currently available one), eaten humans respawn as aliens. The only way to be eliminated is if you're an alien that is killed by another alien.
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Mashpotassium wrote:
georgeofjungle3 wrote:
Yes. The aliens are trying to eat the humans, so once that happens the human player is out. The game does accelerate though.
From what I understand, in the Ultimate Edition (the currently available one), eaten humans respawn as aliens. The only way to be eliminated is if you're an alien that is killed by another alien.
Yes that's true. Also if you're a human and you make it to the escape pod, you're done playing and you get to watch the others scramble and/or die.
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Yes there is player elimination.


In all my games, even with the ultimate edition, someone is always eliminated well before the game is over. It's just part of the game. The player elimination heightens the stakes. Without it, for example, getting killed respawns you, players would play more recklessly and the game loses tension.

I have this game and Spector Ops, they are different enough for me to keep both, but they definitely scratch the same itch. If I could only have one, Escape would be my pick due to the higher player count, option for shorter times and compactness.
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Miguel Guijo
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You can play with player elimination or without it. The game could be scenario based so do what you want. I like the eaten humans to become aliens, it makes the game quicker and more fun.
 
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