Dead Space Coming to the Wii and Why We Hate the Idea
Everyone I talked to thoroughly enjoyed Dead Space. Sure, the game had its quirks, but overall it was a pleasure scary as sh*t to play. Not only that, it was great to see EA take risks once again and try to create original content.
Because of the positive feedback that EA received from the horror-space game, the publisher has decided to release the same game on the Nintendo Wii. That’s right, the same system that your Mom and Grandma play, will now include one of the scariest games ever made.
The announcement was confirmed from the CEO of EA John Riccitiello. He even promises that even with the Wii being underpowered when compare to the other consoles, it will still make you crap your pants.
“It is absolutely going to be the quality of fear factor of the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.
After the jump, read why we hate the idea!
We won’t deny the game still has the potential to pinch the fear nerve on Nintendo‘s system, we’re just not convinced it should be released or nearly as good as the other systems. Dead Space is a technological achievement on its own right. Obviously by having it on the Wii, the game will have to be severely downgraded. Not only that, from a home theater perspective, the Wii just won’t work. Dead Space could be one of the best games to take advantage of 5.1 surround sound; hearing the creepy noises in each individual speaker really added to the atmosphere. The Wii simply can’t do that, sure the system does Dolby Pro Logic II, but when people say there isn’t a difference between 5.1 and Pro Logic, they must be smoking something.
At the same time, I understand many people still don’t own a home theater system — so that really shouldn’t play into EA creating a game on a particular system. But little things like that bother me and I feel Dead Space just doesn’t belong on the Wii. And not because I hate the Nintendo, I love it in fact love them. Heck, If EA decided to make Boom Blox on the PS3, I would go ballistic. Some games should be meant to be on the system is was designed for.
Of course, during these economic times, EA is looking to make as much money as possible. And considering the Wii has almost as many PS3 and Xbox 360s combined — it probably isn’t a bad idea.
I’m pretty sure when we all see the first screenshots for Dead Space: Wii, the game will get a similar reception that Capcom’s ‘Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop‘ has got since it was announced.
That’s not a good thing…