Corporal Hicks’ Michael Biehn describes his time at Gearbox as “passionless”


By on July 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Everyone’s favourite dreamy space marine Michael Biehn has described his experience rehashing the role of Corporal Dwayne Hicks in Aliens: Colonial Marines as “passionless” and “not any fun at all”.

Discussing his time voicing 80s throwback action-hunk Rex ‘Power’ Colt in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Biehn credited creative director Dean Evan’s enthusiasm for the great time he had.

“[Evans] was talking to me about the game and the fact that it was an ’80s throwback,” he said, “and there would be a lot of lines that were Arnold Schwarzenegger-like, that were Stallone-like, Bruce Willis, myself.”

“Those kind of lines, that kind of vibe, and the fact that it was going to be a throwback to the ’80s was something that I thought was interesting. But really it was his passion, man. You just can’t say no to him.”

By contrast, Biehn described the team at Gearbox as “going through the paces”.

“The only other gaming experience that I had was I did a voice [Corporal Hicks] in the Aliens game that they made,” he said. “That wasn’t fun at all. I just didn’t really have any fun. It seemed kind of passionless. I think in movies, television and the gaming world, you get some people that are really, really passionate, and some people that are just going through the paces.

“They think that because they have a brand name they’re going to get a hit game or hit movie out of it. That certainly was the situation on [Aliens: Colonial Marines].”

It certainly seems like a brand name was not enough to save Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Source: VG247

7 comments (Leave your own)

Ouch. Just when it couldn’t get any worse for Gearbox and A:CM…


It annoys me that they wasted the time of a talented and loved actor from an era gone by.


Only other gaming experience?!? Has Mr. Biehn forgotten He was the lead actor for the inter-mission cutscenes in the GDI campaign of Tiberian Sun. Then again, Tiberian Sun is best left forgotten.


It annoys me that they wasted the time of a talented and loved actor from an era gone by.

I’ll always remember him as Kyle Reese and Hicks



It annoys me when you say Gearbox made it. They only bad thing they did was pass it of to another company to make… but EVERYONE forgets that….


i know its supposed to be really shit, as is DNF, but I’ve enjoyed both enough to play through them both twice.


It annoys me when you say Gearbox made it. They only bad thing they did was pass it of to another company to make… but EVERYONE forgets that….

Maybe they should of honored their contractual responsibilities with Sega then instead of blowing it off to a third party. GB signed on the dotted line then proceeded to screw around with Borderlands for years instead of fulfilling their end of the deal.

Frankly I think GB deserve all the flak they get and then some.

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