(finally) Got Sonic Racing 2 today. Why is there a update for it?

#1CubeTVPosted 11/6/2013 12:13:29 PM
Got my first retail Wii U game (Sonic Racing 2 (that didn't come with the system when I bought it)) and I noticed that when it started up, it had a update (it's updating right now as I type this). I also notice this in a lot of the "older" Wii U games like ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U and Blops 2. I'm a bit new to this "next gen" stuff with the Wii U being the first new console I owned since the GC, so I'm not used to this "update then play" thing. Are these updates normal for any 2012 game? What are they for and can I just play the game normally without these? I was also planning on getting Tank! Tank! Tank! and Batman Arkham City. And since those are 2012 games, should I expect updates for them as well? Sorry for the weird wordings btw, just kinda confused.
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#2TerotrousPosted 11/6/2013 12:14:13 PM
Yeah there's a patch for the game that fixes some bugs. A lot of games have them, especially if they're a few months old.
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#3CubeTV(Topic Creator)Posted 11/6/2013 12:15:53 PM
Thanks. Double thanks for the quick response.
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#4GuysSorryPosted 11/6/2013 12:57:47 PM
you're welcome.
#5cucumberkingPosted 11/6/2013 1:21:34 PM
Did they fix the bug where Alex Kidd has no A.I? He just drives into the wall and stays there if I don't pick him lol.
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#6jackorhoadsPosted 11/6/2013 1:31:17 PM
cucumberking posted...
Did they fix the bug where Alex Kidd has no A.I? He just drives into the wall and stays there if I don't pick him lol.


lol that got fixed. Also, the mode where you are timed to hit checkpoints was impossible before the patch. Not due to difficulty, due to the fact there were no checkpoints to give you extra time lol.
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#7Stink_ApePosted 11/6/2013 1:34:14 PM
The updates feature lots of tucks and tweaks, should address many of the issues you've reported to us and also pull in improvements we've been doing on PC. Don't expect any extra tracks or characters though, just before you ask...!

As there have been many requests for a changelist, here are the key points of changes made due to community feedback. It underwent a second round of testing at SEGA and we fixed a number of issues that were reported internally too. Consider this high level :P

Networking

• Vehicle collisions in online races handle high latency much better.
• X360 - Increased timeouts to allow for less network errors.
• Rating reset issues should be resolved.
• -100 Rating Penalty for players who quit races intentionally (even for router resets).
• Starlight Carnival - Road shader adjusted to prevent 'driving in the sky' issue.
• Super pick-ups in arenas should work in all cases now.
• Rare issue leaving players unable to return to lobby addressed.

Difficulty

• Tuned the difficulty of Traffic Attack, Ring Race, and certain Race events in World Tour.
• Corrected certain traffic attack gates not giving you extra time.
• Made the ‘Skip event after 3 failed events?’ option appear on all difficulties.

Achievements

• Team Sonic - Made achievable in local gameplay so this is easier to get.
• Yokozuna - No longer unlocks when you only beat Sunshine Tour Expert Ghost.
• ‘Beat someone 500 points higher than you’ sticker no longer awarded unless criteria met.
• 'Meteor Strike' No longer triggers incorrectly.

Misc
• Time Attack – Multiple exploit fixes.
• Online play - Multiple exploit fixes.
• Co-op swap weapon slot now allows you to swap if you already have a weapon.
• Improved front end leaderboard caching.
• In-games triggers now handle physics tunnelling better for very fast players.
• incorrect HUD showing ‘Lap 2’ cases addressed.
• Improved motion controls for Wii-U
• Favourite character in license no longer incorrect.
• Hot-Rod physics effect in Arena's clamped.
• Occasionally being able to drive through Swarm attacks corrected.

Audio
• Announcer should now say correct finishing position in high latency games
• All-Star music volume level corrected
• Reverb effects removed when audio disabled.

So now you know :P


http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?474696-Console-Updates

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#8CubeTV(Topic Creator)Posted 11/6/2013 1:55:09 PM
Just played about three online races. Good god. The online on this works better than MineCraft on my actual computer. Zero lag without random disconnects every 5 minutes like MC. I have no idea how since my internet is pretty bad (takes about 5 hours to upload a video or 5 minutes to download a megabyte) which just shocks me because my Wii U is more powerful than my computer desktop. I had no idea that was possible. lol
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#9nonexistingheroPosted 11/6/2013 3:46:04 PM
...haven't you ever played a 360 or PS3? Really, like 90% of the games that release on those consoles these days get an update within a month of releasing... most of the time the day of release.
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#10ShinChuckPosted 11/6/2013 4:12:47 PM
nonexistinghero posted...
...haven't you ever played a 360 or PS3? Really, like 90% of the games that release on those consoles these days get an update within a month of releasing... most of the time the day of release.


I'm a bit new to this "next gen" stuff with the Wii U being the first new console I owned since the GC, so I'm not used to this "update then play" thing.

Haven't you ever read a full post before responding? :p
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