The Wii U edition is just as bad and has terrible mini-games, apparently
A Sega games tester has come forward and revealed that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines, which is expected to appear later this year, isn't actually better than the PC, PS3, or Xbox 360 editions which already appeared last week and were immediately criticized for their various downsides.Aliens: Colonial Marines was set to prove that video game adaptations of movies can work, especially since it was being made by Gearbox Software, the same studio that delivered impressive experiences like last year's Borderlands 2.
Sadly, that didn't happen, as the game was heavily criticized by both actual players and professional reviewers that noted the disappointing campaign, the simplistic multiplayer, and the low quality across the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
After that, rumors started to come out, claiming that the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines would be better, seeing as how it was going to appear at a later time.
That's not true, at least according to a Sega tester who apparently did an "Ask Me Anything" feature on Reddit but quickly took it down.
According to website DSOGaming, the tester did reveal a few interesting tidbits about the Wii U edition of Colonial Marines, which apparently is on the same level of poor quality with the other ones.
"I have played the Wii U 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 Wii U is basically the same game as the console version but with framerate issues, worse texture loading, and horrendously misguided minigames thrown in."
According to the tester, the mini-games rely on gimmicks like the Gamepad's touchscreen, and Sega was even close to canceling it.
"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 considering canceling it, but right now it's still going."
As of yet, Sega hasn't revealed anything about the Wii U edition of Aliens: Colonial Marines.