In your opinion is the Wii U underpowered?

#91diggyfreshPosted 5/12/2013 1:49:47 PM
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.
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#92DemonDog666Posted 5/12/2013 1:53:51 PM
diggyfresh posted...
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.


It already has been pushed out of multiplats on power alone.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/960107-thief

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708664-primal-carnage-genesis

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/710129-carmageddon-reincarnation

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708666-blacklight-retribution

Note every ps4 game that isn't also on ps3/360 isn't coming to wiiU.
#93diggyfreshPosted 5/12/2013 2:31:13 PM
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.


It already has been pushed out of multiplats on power alone.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/960107-thief

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708664-primal-carnage-genesis

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/710129-carmageddon-reincarnation

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708666-blacklight-retribution

Note every ps4 game that isn't also on ps3/360 isn't coming to wiiU.


Wii U cannot run these games?
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#94DemonDog666Posted 5/12/2013 4:33:03 PM
diggyfresh posted...
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.


It already has been pushed out of multiplats on power alone.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/960107-thief

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708664-primal-carnage-genesis

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/710129-carmageddon-reincarnation

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708666-blacklight-retribution

Note every ps4 game that isn't also on ps3/360 isn't coming to wiiU.


Wii U cannot run these games?


I haven't looked into any of them, but the fact that every single next gen (ie not coming to ps3/360) multiplat isn't coming to wiiU speaks for itself.
#95AShockCipherPosted 5/12/2013 4:49:58 PM
No, I think it's adequate. Anything beyond what we have now (graphics-wise) will probably bankrupt hundredths more developers. Having a moderate amount of power, plus a unique control interface encourages more experimenting with games, A wider variety of games is possible, instead of having developers play it safe due to costs. Too bad Wii U sales are struggling and the fact that some publishers think they're too cool for Nintendo now, much like many gamers, doesn't help the Wii U's case. All in all though, I think the Wii U has enough power to contend in this console cycle.
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#96CaliaztecPosted 5/12/2013 5:00:50 PM(edited)
Honestly do people really not go out and just research things to actually learn and get closer to the answer or just kinda come up with random inane ideas.

Facts are facts this past generation brought consoles that were very CPU intensive. Both the 360 and PS3 have CPUs that are made to really handle the stress of the games engines. The GPUs are still fine but they do not handle the bulk of the processing. So a lot of today's current engines take advantage of that. They rely a lot more on the CPU.

Nintendo then releases the WiiU has been proven to be using the same base CPU that the GameCube and the original Wii had used only it is updated with an extra core making it a 3 core and upgraded threading. The real power of the WiiU comes from the GPU it's very effiencent and good at bouncing information between itself and the CPU much like the newer PS4 is planning to do. Although patents show that the PS4 will have twp CPUs a main one and one running all background processes.

But this does not change the fact that the CPU of the WiiU is lacking and these engines that were made to be powered off the CPU do not run well. See Frostbyte 2 engine and Avalanche engine for proff. It's also the reason why EA is not bothering to even try with BF4 and the Frostbyte 3 engine. The engine is designed to run on the strengths of the other two consoles which happens to be the WiiUs main weakness.

No conspiracy just facts. Luckilly Nintendo makes damn good 1st party games and that most gamers should own a 360/PS3 by now. But don't blame the developers of games. They didn't choose what goes into the systems, and they certainly are not stopping people from buying them either. That's Nintendos responsibility and fault.

I actually heard today that people honestly think Sony and MS are paying developers and publishers to bad mouth the WiiU or not release games. I mean really?.... Does anyone hold Nintendo accountable for their own actions? I love my WiiU but NoA is a joke that can't handle this thing in the least. And Iwata can hopefully light some fire under some asses and get some games made or announced because Lego Batman 2 ain't cutting it till Oct...

Edit: Pikman 3 coming in Aug but point still stands. Game should've even out weeks ago honestly. Don't even get me started on the BS that is "Launch Window"
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#97FatalyzePosted 5/12/2013 5:23:44 PM
Compared to PS4 and the next Xbox? Yes, it's less powerful. Does that matter? No. As long as it's powerful enough to play the Nintendo games I want to play, that's all that matters to me.
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#98diggyfreshPosted 5/12/2013 6:25:13 PM
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.


It already has been pushed out of multiplats on power alone.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/960107-thief

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708664-primal-carnage-genesis

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/710129-carmageddon-reincarnation

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708666-blacklight-retribution

Note every ps4 game that isn't also on ps3/360 isn't coming to wiiU.


Wii U cannot run these games?


I haven't looked into any of them, but the fact that every single next gen (ie not coming to ps3/360) multiplat isn't coming to wiiU speaks for itself.


That is strong evidence. Wii U's equal status likely won't last past the second round of PS4 titles. So, maybe 6 mo. to a year.
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#99CaliaztecPosted 5/12/2013 6:33:28 PM
diggyfresh posted...
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
DemonDog666 posted...
diggyfresh posted...
I'll say it's underpowered when it gets pushed out of multiplats based on its tech alone. As of now, Wii U could be getting every game on the calendar, but it's not for economic/political reasons.


It already has been pushed out of multiplats on power alone.

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/960107-thief

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708664-primal-carnage-genesis

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/710129-carmageddon-reincarnation

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/708666-blacklight-retribution

Note every ps4 game that isn't also on ps3/360 isn't coming to wiiU.


Wii U cannot run these games?


I haven't looked into any of them, but the fact that every single next gen (ie not coming to ps3/360) multiplat isn't coming to wiiU speaks for itself.


That is strong evidence. Wii U's equal status likely won't last past the second round of PS4 titles. So, maybe 6 mo. to a year.


While this may be true. It really just depends on the engine. If its GPU intensive the WiiU has a far greater chance of running it then one that relies on the CPU.
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#100middays_deepPosted 5/12/2013 6:49:55 PM
I accidentally clicked "no", but I meant to click "yes".

Yes, because the Wii U isn't much of a step up, if at all graphically from the PS3 and 360. I personally don't care about that, though. IMO, graphics have been good enough since the PS3 and 360 came out, so much so that I'll probably never worry about graphics ever again.

So, yeah. To me, better graphics are always welcome, but it's just extra icing on an already delicious cake.
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