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Originally Posted by vampirr View Post

At least the Wii U has Rayman Legends 1080p 60fps.

Rayman origins (which looks the same) also runs at 1080p @ 60fps on the PS3 and 360. Then look at the macbook....
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The 2D visuals also proved immensely scalable, with excellent renditions of the game across a range of platforms including Wii and Vita. Notably, the game still manages to run at the full 60 frames per second even in native 2880x1800 resolution on the Retina Macbook Pro. Rayman Legends on Wii U is notable in that it retains the extreme resolution and frame-rate capabilities of the engine, but adds 3D elements to the mix.

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So while it's great that it runs an enhanced version of Rayman on the Wii U at 1080p @ 60fps, it's by no means a noteworthy accomplishment....especially if it's trying to be branded a next gen console.
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post #42 of 136
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This is what I've been saying forever.

Developers who say the Wii U is underpowered are just too lazy to port their games properly.

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I have been saying this since it launched, but I guess it's more entertaining to just bash Nintendo thumb.gif

They're calling it under-powered because it is. Don't delude yourself into thinking a chip barely bigger than a RV740 with a 200Mhz underclock has some sort of dormant power waiting to be unleashed.

The visual difference between even the PS3 and PS4 is going to be much smaller than PS1>PS2 and PS2>PS3 was, so the best chance the Wii U has is being slightly better than current gen consoles, which is exactly what it is.
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I am sure it's an okay shmup, but nothing they shown was really visually impressive compared to other current-gen platforms. Still looks nice though.
    
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Can someone explain to me what this game/WiiU is doing that current consoles can't? I mean it looks good but the levels are incredibly small...so of course it looks decent.
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Doesn't change the fact that it's still underpowered. If Nintendo launched a powerful console with good first and third party support they would be able to offer next-gen over a year ahead of the competition. Nintendo really dropped the ball on this one.
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Can someone explain to me what this game/WiiU is doing that current consoles can't? I mean it looks good but the levels are incredibly small...so of course it looks decent.

From what I'm reading/hearing I think it has to do with it being able to play games at 1080p with a solid 60fps or something like that. Not 100% since if anything there is more hate for the console than actual news and the like.

Though I don't think shoddy ports really fall into whole thing...
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EA dislike the Wii U, which means I like the Wii U.

Fair enough point lachen.gif
   
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post #48 of 136
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From what I'm reading/hearing I think it has to do with it being able to play games at 1080p with a solid 60fps or something like that. Not 100% since if anything there is more hate for the console than actual news and the like.

Though I don't think shoddy ports really fall into whole thing...

Considering there has been shmups on other platforms doing the same thing. It's not impressive, it's just nice. wink.gif
    
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post #49 of 136
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Considering there has been shmups on other platforms doing the same thing. It's not impressive, it's just nice. wink.gif

That's true.

But eh. I own one, I enjoy it, and that's that.

People can keep throwing out hate and all that crap towards the console while I sit here playing more Monster Hunter 3 thumb.gif
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anything Nintendo makes is powerful/next-gen??? LOL!! rolleyes.gif
they've always used last-gen outdated-at-release hardware for as long as memory serves.
because the Wii was $100-200 cheaper than the others. economics. lower price = higher sales. it's that simple.
The PC is always next-gen wink.gif

Were you born in this decade? That statement would make sense if you were like 10-13 years old because that would mean you weren't around for Nintendo in the 90's.

Nintendo used to play the bleeding edge 'lets charge $600 for our system and loss lead our way to victory' game years ago, but they got tired of dealing with the risks involved. Especially so when you've got Sony/Microsoft who have infinite piles of money to throw at problems....you can't compete, and I don't think Nintendo wants to compete with that.

Sony and Microsoft have a basic strategy that equates to 'if this fails, add more money and try again'. Sony is changing this around somewhat with the PS4 though so it'll be interesting to see how their new strategy pays off.

The SNES was technically superior to the Genesis, the N64 was VASTLY superior to the Playstation, the only thing that hampered it was the cost of cartridges.

Honestly even the Gamecube was technologically superior to the PS2.
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