Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U is the worst version, claims so-called QA tester

Monday, 18th February 2013 10:52 GMT By Dave Cook

Aliens: Colonial Marines on Wii U is apparently the worst version of the bunch. That’s the claim of a so-called QA tester for Sega Europe who has been spilled many beans on Reddit recently. We’re heavily regarding all of the below as rumour at this time.

Nintendo Life reports that the leaker, known as SOE Tester, took to Reddit to address questions surrounding the Alien: Colonial Marines furore that kicked off last week, including claims that Gearbox had very little to do with the game.

In a thread called “I was a tester on Aliens: Colonial Marines”, the individual said of the Wii U build:

“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.”

The thread is full of users asking the source to properly confirm his previous position as tester, but so far they have failed to provide anything concrete, so we’re highly sceptical.

What do you make of the above? Does it sound legitimate? Let us know below.



  1. SplatteredHouse

    That was not nearly all of what the AMA revealed. It’s a tiny scrap.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @1 Yep, but I’m not doing it all as he/she is still unverified. Keeping some distance from it for the time being.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DuckNation

    Haha Nintendo can never get a break.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    Your headline makes this guy sound really bad at his job ‘so called QA tester’ although judging by the game I’m guessing he is haha :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. daytripper

    @5 he could be a public toilet cleaner for all we know

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin


    Also, I fuckin’ hate QA people.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. daytripper

    @8 I used to be one for Sony, enjoyed it to be honest :-)

    #7 2 years ago
  8. LuLshuck

    Sue the shit out of them SEGA, I say give the development to Mercurysteam if a sequel ever happens, Jericho is extremely underrated

    #8 2 years ago
  9. PapaJustify

    @2 He has been verified by the mods. And deleted all his posts and his account afterwards, because he got cold feed after what he had told.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Edo

    What he said,was basically this:
    -Gearbox didn’t care but did most of the game themselves
    -Sega has received the game for the first time in the middle of 2012
    -Gearbox used Sega’s money to fund Borderlands
    -WiiU version is even worse and have atrocius minigames like marking aliens on the scanner to deal more damage and managing heat when you open the doors. Sega thinks about cancelling it but for now development goes on.
    -The game had much more sequences and cutscenes which were dropped later. You could actually explore Sulaco in the opening section.
    -The game had squad management. One of the squads would turn on you later in the game
    -Sega believed that they were getting Borderlands in Alien universe. There is a potential of the lawsuit.
    -The original plot still sucked but was much better
    -The new Alien game from Creative Assemble looks very good, slow-paced and has awesome graphics.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. AHA-Lambda

    yeah Dave, the guy was verified by reddit moderators before his account got deleted. Sega ninjas got to him!

    #11 2 years ago
  12. nhowell14

    So much misinformation in the gaming world too nowdays….sigh

    The Wii U hate is getting rather old, its a HD Nintendo for pete’s sake!!!!

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Clupula

    @13 – Wow. That’s all you need, huh? Just slap a logo on the thing and that’s all it needs, huh? It must be nice to have such simple standards.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. dreamcastnews

    @14, what the hell are you going on about? Logo? Simple standards? ………… ………….Eh?

    #14 2 years ago

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