Seriously? Is the graphical capabilities of the Wii U that much of an issue?

#1neloangelo6661Posted 1/26/2014 10:45:45 PM
Now, I don't know the exact specs of the system, but Nintendo finally releases a console with as much graphical capabilities as the PS360 if not more so, and people are still complaining because Sony and Microsoft released new consoles with slightly better hardware?

Is it even really that distinguishable? The PS360 haven't even been fully tapped and Wii U is already considered less graphically capable. How much better can graphics really get? Jesus Christ people...

I have never been more ashamed of the game industry than this generation. Nintendo is the only honorable gaming company left and are always getting crap from everyone because of it which just shows what kind of people our new way of gaming creates. It creates douches because douches are running the industry... into the ground too.

There's a reason why Indie developers are getting more popular.
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#2ZeroRaiderPosted 1/26/2014 10:46:47 PM
Such delusion in this OP.
#3neloangelo6661(Topic Creator)Posted 1/26/2014 10:50:03 PM
ZeroRaider posted...
Such delusion in this OP.


You know you can explain yourself, otherwise your statement is pointless and meant to be offensive.
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#432x2zPosted 1/26/2014 10:55:35 PM
It is a problem. The GPU is based on the AMD Radeon 5XXX which was released back in 2009. People don't generally shell out money for a GPU architecture that is 5 years old. In reality though the graphics aren't a huge problem with the system, it's the fact that it has no games that appeal to us older gamers.
#5LuuthianPosted 1/26/2014 11:00:12 PM
Of course it is. It makes certain that the Wii U is unlikely to get decent ports, or even just any version of a multiplatform game, throughout the majority of its lifespan.

Not to mention the other systems may pull of games that would only ever be achievable with more powerful hardware. But mainly that first problem is the big one.
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#6CHAINMAILLEKIDPosted 1/26/2014 11:02:49 PM
Less of an issue than with Wii, I'm sure.

Hardware is one of the few actually tangible things for people to grasp onto right now, especially when the whole gaming community is ripe with speculation as to Wii U's current situation.
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#7PStrifePosted 1/26/2014 11:03:15 PM
Nintendo honorable? Is that why they purposely are still the only one intent on ancient region locking.
#8STN79Posted 1/26/2014 11:05:05 PM
We're already getting a few PS3 ports and if Wii U can handle those i don't see why PS4 ports would be such a stretch. The games on that thing barely look much better than PS3.
Besides that only graphic whores would really feel left out by not getting everything Sony gets.
If you really have an issue with Wii U's power get a PS4. Problem solved.
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#9UsabellPosted 1/26/2014 11:05:45 PM
It's more a problem to developers than it is to us. Also, the Radeon HD 5970 is still a very good card, even up to today, and can run games like Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed in 60 FPS in 2560x1600 with anti-aliasing and no hiccups. That said, the graphics is probably the strongest part of the Wii U, the processor is weaker than the competition, so developers need to work around that, which makes it kinda hard for 3rd party/multiplat developers to get their code on Wii U without sacrificing quality. The Wii U just works differently from the two dominant consoles this generation, and devs need to use the GPU to get rid of some CPU load, which is possible, but not straightforward and as easy as just porting it and making it low quality, and they have limited time and ressources, so it's the way to go instead of fully optimizing the games for Wii U. On the other hand, if done right, the Wii U can shine and does (see Super Mario 3D World), but that requires programming exclusively for it, making use of all its benefits in the best way possible.
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#10BloodychessPosted 1/26/2014 11:06:52 PM
neloangelo6661 posted...
ZeroRaider posted...
Such delusion in this OP.


You know you can explain yourself, otherwise your statement is pointless and meant to be offensive.


Don't bother with Zero, he's just a one-dimensional troll that despises Nintendo
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