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Aliens Colonial Marines for Wii U is Better – PS3, Xbox 360, PC Are Last Minute Versions

Why is the Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines is Delayed? And could it be possible that it is the better version that everybody was expecting and wanting? (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Wii U)

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majiebeast  +   1090d ago
Yeah the best version is gonna be for the system with 3 million users... That makes a lot of sense.
zerocrossing  +   1090d ago
Your comment has no standing, the user base doesn't reflect the quality of a multiplat title.

Gearbox really messed up ACM, I highly doubt any new features in the Wii U version would salvage that garbage..
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1090d ago
I agree. The only things that could reasonably be improved are the graphics, specifically lighting and fog effects. I doubt animations and AI would improve.

The thing is, from what we know about the Wii U's GPU it SHOULD be able to do the lighting and fog effects like we saw in that infamous "demo". Some people call the Wii U seven year old tech, but it's not really. That GPU is two years old at most and heavily modified by Nintendo. The one place it should shine is in lighting, particle effects, and tessellation.

Will the Wii U version actually have those effects added back in? If the PC version released with them I would say it would be more likely. It really depends on whether or not the Wii U version is a thrown together afterthought or if for some reason Sega deemed it worthy of extra TLC. I'd say don't get your hopes up.
dantesparda  +   1089d ago
Do you realize that when you say that the gpu is heavily modified, its usually towards gimping it right? they'll disable rops, texture units, cores, etc. Usually they do this to save money, so dont go thinking its a better than usual 4000 series
SilentNegotiator  +   1089d ago
They aren't going to do the overhaul required to make it a decent game.
t3gamenews  +   1090d ago
the wii u was just released like late last year, of course it wont have as many consoles out there as 360, & ps3. oh wait your logic, it has to be ps4 or xbox 8 to just be released not have as many consoles sold & get the best version.
SilentNegotiator  +   1089d ago
No, the point is that it doesn't make sense for THEM to release a bunch of crap versions that will sell like evaporated wizz and then make the an actual good game on the smallest userbase console.
BattleAxe  +   1090d ago
This is exactly what I've been talking about. WiiU owners are trying to hype any and every game that is coming to the WiiU, regardless of whether it is a complete pile of trash like Aliens Colonial Marines.
Neonridr  +   1090d ago
We were trying to hype this game because everyone was hyping this game. The game itself was being anticipated by everyone. Wii U owners were hyping the fact that Randy Pitchford said it would be the best console version. Turns out the game is crap regardless. But Wii U owners weren't touting the game after we learned it was a big pile of crap. Only when everyone still thought the game was going to be amazing.

Of course we are going to hype something when the game looks good from the "demos" (which turned out to be doctored) and when we were told that our version was going to be the definitive game.
Ck1x  +   1090d ago
Well in defense, NG3 was garbage on PS3&360 but a much better game on the WiiU. There's a different developer for the WiiU version, so one can only hope that the game does turn out better. I for one was looking forward to getting this game, but not so much now!
SIANSLOW  +   1089d ago
we see articles about how awesome the last of us or beyond will be but guess what? nobody has ever played them so they might be turd too, thats what hype is
N4g_null  +   1089d ago
Why not just wait for it to come out. I got ninja gaiden and thought wow this is way more fun. Yet I'll wait till I can try before I buy. Pitchfork should release a demo with the first few maps then let buy the whole game digitally.

This crap happens all the time but you have to blame ign and others for hyping dieing ports. Sega should have released this game after the wiiu version though and they should have shown off the lacking ports also.

Sorry for all who got this on last gen systems. You still have the last of us though plus you hate the wiiu right so why even bother worrying about that version. If it is good I'm sure a wiiu owner will let you know.
Link079  +   1089d ago
Yes but the wiiu version is rumoured to be getting the port treatment to ps4 ect look it up.
1upgamer99  +   1083d ago
Sales of a system have to start somewhere. It is not like PS4/720 are going to have 30 million in 4 months. Not only that, but the gamepad is also what makes it the best version. The PS360 don't have the gamepad, and the Wii U does have more power than PS360. So one of only a few ports that developers are taking the time to take advantage of the Wii U. I say good. I rented the PS3 version of Alien, and it is not that bad, but I am picking up the Wii U version.
Intentions  +   1090d ago
Apparently the WiiU version is even more crap then the ones already released.
PopRocks359  +   1090d ago
Where'd you get that from? Doesn't this report suggest exactly the opposite consensus?

Oh well. Either way I hope it isn't like the others and actually does offer a better experience. Not just because it's on the Wii U but because it can also hold a bar of quality for a potential update to the other versions.
Genuine-User  +   1090d ago
Not going to happen rock, it tanked on all platforms, Wii U won't be any different.
Save your money for something better people.
MasterCornholio  +   1090d ago
Yep Pop no matter what they do unless the make a new Aliens game its going to be a piece of crap on the Wii U. Anyways isnt gameplay more important than graphics? So who cares about the Wii U getting the graphically superior version of a crap game.

And this is coming from an Aliens fan.



"just like zombi u, so many people trashed this game, and it's one of the best horror games"

Well Zombi U did get some terrible reviews but it got some decent ones as well so the game isnt that bad.

However the majority of the reviews for Aliens are terrible so its pretty obvious that its a crap game. You really should accept that not every game on the Wii U is going to be great which goes for any other console as well.
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PopRocks359  +   1090d ago

Are you serious? The majority of the reviews for ZombiU are mixed to positive. It has a 77 on Metacritic with an even higher user score.

You're also admitting that you've based your assessment on Aliens strictly on reviews as oppose to your own perception. At least I have the decency to hold my tongue on how bad it is until after I've played it. I question your validity strictly because you've never played it and therefor probably don't fully understand why others have said it's crap.

On top of all of this there have been some mixed to positive reviews for Aliens and on top of ALL of this, the Wii U version is handled by a different developer separately from the other three. So 1) there is at least a chance that the Wii U version could be better, if only slightly (a chance, I'm not saying it's set in stone, so don't take my words out of context) and 2) there's still a chance I may like the game regardless of version.

I constantly bring this up, I actually liked Duke Nukem Forever for what it was and never got the hate for it (seriously, who complains about two weapons and rechargeable health in DNF and then praises them in Halo and CoD?). I'm halfway expecting the same thing here.
Trekster_Gamer  +   1090d ago
the fact you like liked DNF is very telling of anything you have to offer. I am sorry DNF was TOTAL CRAP!
PopRocks359  +   1090d ago
Oh boo hoo, I liked something you didn't like. Soooo terrible.

What was so bad about it exactly? It was a moderately decent shooter with some okay gags and stiff controls with some archaic design. I'm not saying it was a GREAT game. In fact it was the farthest thing from perfect. I'm just saying I don't see where all the hate came from. The game was decent at best and forgettable at worst. It wasn't worth half the stink people made about it.

If you cite the development process then you clearly don't know much about it. DNF wasn't truly developed in 15 years. The final build of the game may have been in development for 2 - 4 years because they kept having to start over from scratch multiple times since development began.


I'm REALLY glad someone typed out a comment like this. You should always base your assessment off of your OWN impressions, not that of reviews or general word of mouth.

Regardless of what I think of any game, I would implore anyone to really try the game out before judging it for the simple fact that there's no guarantee you'll just agree with the reviews.

Bubble up for you sir.
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Blastoise  +   1090d ago
I agree PopRocks. Not on Duke Nukem being any good, nor the Wii U version of Aliens being better (though I agree there is a chance)

But people should stop reading so much into review's and try games out for themselves. Played Skyrim, 96 Metacritic, I think it sucked. Played Playstation All Stars, 75 Metacritic, I think it's a lot of fun.

On saying this though, I have very little faith in Aliens Colonial Marines being any good, just looks like you're better off with Aliens VS Predator from 2010..
herbs  +   1090d ago
Interesting read and theory's but its most likely just wishfull thinking. The author also said reddit was a site he'd never herd of :/
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zerocrossing  +   1090d ago
I call BS. Anyone looking to get burned go ahead and buy the Wii U version, but untill I see some evidence for this statement Im remaining sceptical.
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jmc8888  +   1089d ago
Just about everyone saying it 'has a chance of being better', is being skeptical.

Skepticism doesn't mean you have to say 'no it won't be good', it means you think it probably won't be good with a chance it might be a bit better.

We'll see more evidence as time goes on. Some game site will break the embargo with their Wii U review simply because there are so many and it's a big issue many are interested in for quite a number of reasons.
N4g_null  +   1089d ago
Wasn't it here say that made many believe the last fen ports were going to be good? Ummm just wait for it and then judge. Yes some one dropped the ball but this is the sole reason why you should not pre order.
1upgamer99  +   1082d ago
Your comment is so outdated....
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Qrphe  +   1090d ago
I remember when it was also speculated the Wii U version was the lead platform. Of course, we know that wasn't the case now.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1090d ago
Who knows.

The argument that is made, in this article, is made in a logical fashion so that it does not seem like he is Trolling for hits.

-He sincerely believes the scenario that he has lain-out is possible.

With the disarray flourishing behind the scenes in the making of Aliens Colonial Marines, it is quite possible that his version of events is correct.

No matter our opinion we will have to wait.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1090d ago
I'll be playing Monster Hunter Ultimate while yall hating on this for months. LOLZ
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GribbleGrunger  +   1090d ago
I would suggest to Wiiu owner to wait for the reviews. This just sounds like them trying to get sales from a game that has not sold well.
Martywren  +   1090d ago
Wow so pc gets a bad port *facepalm*
Soldierone  +   1090d ago
"Yeah, and Aliens: Colonial Marines will be awesome and just like this demo, here let me show you. JK JK it sucks and you just wasted 60 dollars on it!"

The game sucks, stop defending it. Put Gearbox in their place and see if they decide to up their game. Otherwise you keep babying them and they keep releasing crap. It's like telling a fiend "good job" constantly, it doesn't help them get better.
bullymangLer  +   1090d ago
how can the wiiU make poop good . maybe a little better but . .
Stroke666  +   1089d ago
Hey not all poop stinks the same lol. can't hurt for hoping
ZombieStalker  +   1090d ago
The Wii U version of Aliens Colonial Marines has a different developer than the PS3/360/PC versions.

PS3/360/PC - Gearbox who outsourced to Time Gate Studios (Developed Section 8)
Wii U - Demiurge Studios

With a different developer the Wii U has the potential to be better than the others. I guess we will know more when it is released and reviews are posted.

SilentNegotiator  +   1089d ago
Gearbox was no where near as detached from the game as they might want you to believe.

2) Demiurge Studios has much bigger stinkers than Time Gate.
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wiium64  +   1090d ago
just like zombi u, so many people trashed this game, and it's one of the best horror games, i have ever played, i will rent aliens and judge for myself, if it's crap, i won't be buying it, but with all the anti nintendo stories, sorry, i don't trust no one but myself.
bullymangLer  +   1090d ago
you are correct . . the same thing was said about Metroid Other M, getting low reviews everywhere. . . friend lets be borrow it, and wow. freaking game changer!, proves all motion gimmick games wrong . the cutscenes in metroid Other M on the other hand aren't that that that that that bad
PopRocks359  +   1090d ago
I stand by that Metroid Other M was a fairly terrible experience. It has adequate at best gameplay combined with an egregiously bad story and forgettable characters.

The cutscenes would not be as large an issue if they had at least provided the option to skip them. The last thing I needed in a Metroid game is being forced to see Samus being an emotional wreck so long into her career. If the game had been a prequel, more than half of what was wrong with the story would have been far more acceptable. If the game had used the nunchuk, moving around in a 3D space and using missiles would not have felt so damn broken.
menghina  +   1090d ago
Hahaha , yea right !
cyclindk  +   1090d ago
Talk about backing the wrong horse... especially when ANY of the three other horses would have been a better bet.
Megaton  +   1090d ago
Not according to the tester who did the AMA. He claims it somehow manages to be even worse, with nothing but annoying mini-games to accommodate the gimmicky controller.
ZombieStalker  +   1090d ago
Disgruntled employee? Recently fired/laid off? Hard to tell the accuracy of such an article/post. Not to mention his account on Reddit has been removed.

My issue wit the posting:

He references Gearbox before and after his references to the Wii U. Right after his references to the poor Wii U version... "...the tester claimed that both SEGA and Gearbox lied to everyone about Aliens: Colonial Marines and that no amount of money would fix this mess we call Aliens: Colonial Marines. Ouch."

Gearbox is not the developer of the Wii U version of Aliens! No references to Demiurge Studios make me seriously question the validity of his information.

As I mentioned previously we will know more once it is completed, released and reviews are posted.
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worldwidegaming  +   1090d ago
Lord no! The game is crap. No amount of fixing up will save it.
Whats better than getting robbed out of your hard earned money?
Fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice...
EbeneezerGoode  +   1090d ago

Play it yourself rather than read opinions. You are missing out.
chukamachine  +   1090d ago
I agree it's not crap. It's ok.

Much could have been done to make it better.

Animations, facial anim is poor,cheap.

I actually like the artwork of the game, because it's very aliens,lol.

I've played it on all except wii u.

Atm i'm playing through on PS3, normally would be PC, but i'm playing through crysis 3 on PC. atm.

That other article which shows gameplay demo and new version. They were wrong on one point, there is dynamic lighting in this game.
worldwidegaming  +   1088d ago
I got fooled once (played the game.)
My comment was based on experience.
Saying the game is not crap without posting a reason why it is not does not make sense.
(please explain why said game is not crap.)
reviewers stated that the graphics were dated.
They were right!
They left out how bad the FOV was.
Even a Bad FOV game can still be good but this one was not.
The Aliens jumping around all stupid was even worse! no fluid movement and the death animations were so bad. I saw an alien die and his corpse do a jump! SERIOUSLY IT JUMPED AFTER IT DIED!
It seems true that this game was thrown out in the hopes people would waste their money on a crap game like this.
If you think its a good game by all means buy it.
wiiulee  +   1090d ago
lol..silly crybaby fanboys....of course the best version can be the wiiu version because its the better machine and the install base will continue to grow because the system just came out...whats so hard to understand...and only wiiu give them unique possibilities with the gamepad
EbeneezerGoode  +   1090d ago
WII-U may be technically better than current gen consoles (not by much) but it's nowhere near as 'good' as any modern/decent PC - witness the DX10 mod + enhancements.

It's a decent/average game with a killer license and nice atmosphere. I have enjoyed playing every minute of it because I had no pre-conceptions going in.

lilbroRx  +   1089d ago
If being twice as capable is not by much then I don't know what to tell you.
EbeneezerGoode  +   1089d ago
You'll see once the REAL next gen is revealed by Sony exactly why Wii-U won't last long.

So many developers are now dropping out of working on it. What's the use of having more power than the PS3 (a... ooh 7? year old system) IF nobody is making games for it?

And when PS4 come along and is 4x more powerful than WiiU? Wii-U will have no reason to exist other than your mario, zelda 4 yearly updates :)
linkofrs  +   1089d ago
Pc is always going to be the most powerful platform for consoles but if you seriously think the ps4 is going to be 4x more power then the Wiiu you're gonna be pretty disapointed.
AusRogo  +   1090d ago
F**k you Gearbox. I tried to like this game, gave it a shot and even defended it, but no. Game is shit.i don't trade in games but this one is going. Never have I been this disappointed. Ill be very cautious now, and if you screw up BiA, im done with you.
lovegames718  +   1090d ago
Oh boy here come the faithfulls, the gullibles and the delusionals to defend any dev. Or game that is supposedly better on their console even if its trash ala ninja gaiden and now this. Its #ucking sad how ppl are brainwashed. "Yeah man gearbox said itll be the better version so im going to get it nothing else to play anyway" Lol smh. Yeah man you saw that guy on youtube he said bo2 would be 1080P native bcus wiiu is so powerful lol "Yeah man iwata and bend over reggie said that the new ps4 and xbox wont be much different from wiiu eat that Sony" Lol you guys never learn and troll yourselves then get sensitive at the backlash and I told you so's
Neonridr  +   1090d ago
That was the biggest run-on sentence I think I have ever seen. Nobody was brainwashed here. Wii U owners were optimistic of this game because Randy Pitchford said that it would be the best of the home console versions. He may still be telling the truth as we will have to wait to see the Wii U version for ourselves to see if it in fact the exact same game or if it has any enhancements for the Wii U version. The fact that it's an entirely different developer gives me a little hope that the game could be a little better than the PS360 versions, but I am not holding my breath for it.

Regardless, let's actually wait and see when it releases. No point in arguing about something we have no clue about is there?
mcstorm  +   1090d ago
Wow is there ever a time where people agree on this site or do they just want to say mine is better than yours.

If this game is better on the Wiiu great if not o well. Stop crying on who has the best games or console and go back to playing the games and console you like the best and enjoy it. Im sure that is alto more fun than sounding like a bunch of school kids thinking they know what's best for everyone else. We have choices in gaming for a reason people so enjoy what you like and let other people enjoy what they like.
Kos-Mos  +   1090d ago
You`re right, but kids here will do everything to make themselves feel better; trash-talk.
Neonridr  +   1090d ago
oh yeah? Well my Dad can beat up your Dad.. :P
PFFT  +   1090d ago
LMFAO!!! If true then why is the Wii-U version being released after the 360,Pc and Ps3????
lovegames718  +   1090d ago
Sorry some ppls thoughts are their own but it isnt ok to give trash a pass just bcus it migjt be a tad better on your system of choice. Thats the problem with consumers they forgive too fast and let devs get away with murder so we get consistent mediocrity. So please some of you need to stfu with the fake im all grown talk.
brave27heart  +   1090d ago

Instead of blindly speculating how about doing some research?

In a nutshell for those to lazy to follow the link:

- Wii U version is worse

- pointless mini games added for the gamepad

- Sega thinking of cancelling it but still going ahead at the moment.

This is from one of the QA testers.
lilbroRx  +   1089d ago
That was from a guy who "claims" to be one of the QA testers.

You do know that the people who did the PS3/360/PC version aren't even the same people who are doing the Wii U version right?

This "tester" did not mention that and as it has not been released, the game is likely still under development. So, even if it didn't have some problems they could be fixed before it was released.

The trailer that everyone is comparing the final release too in order to show what is missing is supposedly the Wii U versions trailer.
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baldulf  +   1090d ago
Trying to save something from the fire, Gearbox?

Too late.
HereticPB  +   1090d ago
Brave27heart Speaking of Research - All the information that GoNintendo links to in the new post from DSO Gaming which they got from Reddit which was referenced in my original post has been removed, wiped, cleared from Reddit. So did the person on Reddit get into trouble, did he get scared, was he full of BS?
MrRaccoon90  +   1090d ago
It's sad the developers can't admit that they just did a bad job on this game.
DivineAssault  +   1090d ago
we will see whenever it releases.. The game still got bad reviews from the critics so it prolly wont matter.. It will also get over shadowed by all the fantastic games incoming
ALLWRONG  +   1090d ago
That screenshot looks better than the actual game. The game looks like a PS2 port. Have seen better looking games on the Xbox and Gamecube.
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kesvalk  +   1090d ago
this is just PR bullshit, it will be as crappy as all the other versions.
ado908  +   1090d ago
Why would people even debate about this? It's a piece of crap game anyway lol who cares if it's best on whatever console.
Deku-Johnny  +   1090d ago
I don't see how it could be, from what I've heard/seen everything about the game was between bad and terrible. The Wii U is more powerful than the PS3 or the 360 which means they could improve the graphics a little, the textures, lighting etc. Maybe do something with the multiplayer but even then they're not exactly going to be able to make the story and the gameplay any longer/better. I wish the game was better on the Wii U or even better on all consoles but it can't be salvaged unless they start again which they won't, it's a shame I had high hopes for the game.
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