Heh not really. It went like this. Predator = the ****ing one man army that can **** any shit up and heal back to full afterwards, humans didn't stand a chance. Aliens had a slight chance if they got in close or took him by suprise. Small enclosed levels were hard on preds although that made the stunning gun easy to use vs aliens.
Aliens generally ****ed up marines too. But if you knew where they were coming from or whatever you could usually take them out.
The best mode was the survival mode or whatever where everyone starts as a marine and the first marine to die respawns as an alien. Then the marines work as a team to try and hold off the alien, and each marine killed becomes an alien. ****ING fun. Another fun mode was called Hunter where you were the predator and everyone else marines. Whoever killed the predator became the predator.
In all the multiplayer we played generally we never played the modes that included predators. Because the predator was pretty complex not everyone was good at him and someone always ended up owning up.
The bigger team deathmatch games the pred was a little more balanced because having to switch back and forth between marine and alien mode made him vunerable, but if you just ignored the modes and just ran around like a marine you were still twice and good as a marine.
AVP1 was similar. Except the aliens were better cause they were faster. The marines were crap. Only problem with AVP1 was the disc weapon pretty much ment guarenteed kill.
Compand = win.