With Aliens: Colonial Marines turning out to be a critical dud (likely due to its fragmented development process), Nintendo fans were left wondering if the upcoming Wii U version would fare any better. After all, developer Gearbox had claimed that the title ran best on Nintendo’s new home console, leading many to believe that the game would not suffer from the same issues that plague the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. Unfortunately, if a Reddit poster is to be believed, it looks like this isn’t the case at all.
According to the poster, “soetester” (whose account on the site has since been deleted), the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines actually fares worse than the Xbox and PlayStation versions in many respects, with graphical issues and ill-conceived use of the GamePad miring what was already a shaky experience. His full, unedited post reads as follows:
“Oh wow. Yes okay. I was hoping someone would ask this. I have played the WiiU version. The one that is supposedly the best of all of them? It is not. It is the worst. It is a bit of a joke. The WiiU is basically the same game as the console version but with framerate issues, worse texture loading, and horrendously misguided minigames thrown in. You get a ‘scanner’ to scan enemies and get bonus points that aid your harming them. When you cut open doors (which happens a lot in the game) you have a game where you have to keep the heat ‘optimal’. They just add frustration, and take away even more from the fun. We don’t know if it will come out, Sega are conisdering canceling it, but right now its still going.”
If this is indeed the case, then it looks like the Wii U version will be even more broken than its counterparts. This is certainly a shame considering the level of hype behind the title, but it’s not altogether unexpected given the amount of care that Sega seems to have put into it. Still, we won’t know for sure whether soetester was correct until we get our hands on the game, which will be released in North America this March.
Source: Nintendo Life