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hm.. I never played any Metro game, but in screens and videos it looked like the kind of game that would profit more from a higher powered GPU than the CPU with it's abundance of shader and lighting effects



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Eh, not too worried, but I do hope the CPU doesn't become a bottleneck in the future. I think Nintendo is more a little too worried about power consumption and console size, as I believe that was a bigger factor on the CPU then price.... but then again what do I know.



JGarret said:
Regardless of the developer´s incompetence, I can see the (high) possibility of a lot of (Western) developers treating the Wii U like the Wii once the next Xbox and PS4 are released.

At the end of the day, you get a Nintendo system for Nintendo games (and a handful of 3rd party exclusives)..it´s been that way since the N64, and in that aspect they´ll not disappoint...I think once we see the next 3D Mario, for example, a lot of people will be drooling over the visuals.

And it´s pretty clear as long as Iwata is at the helm, at least, Nintendo won´t be going back to having a beast of a console.


That is probably a 'beast' of a console never got them anywhere compared to the weaker systems which sold considerably more. Sure n64 and gamecube were successful but they sold nothing like wii. I prefer japanese companies anyway (see my avatar) but honestly nobody knows how well the others will sell upon release or how well wii u will sell in the long run. Luckily because I prefer jrpgs and such I am likely to be kept as happy as any ps4 or 360 2 user. The only problem I see is in the cursed region locking.



One more thing to complete my year = senran kagura localization =D

Hey Khan, I guess we can now say "it has begun"...watch as you start seeing other developers cancel their Wii U games.



Sh1nn said:

 

Wii U's tech specs aren't as impressive as initially thought and 4A Games won't be bringing Metro: Last Light to Nintendo's new console.

Published on Nov 20, 2012

Nintendo’s Wii U is out in the US and with reports coming in that its struggling in a number of areas, many are claiming its third party games aren’t quite up to the visual standard of their Xbox 360 and PS3 cousins. 

That the Wii U struggles to render games (that run perfectly on the Xbox 360 and the PS3) is a worrying trend for Nintendo. In fact, some games currently scheduled for release on the 360, PS3 and PC won’t be heading to the Wii U at all because of the differences in processing power.

One of these titles will be 4 A Games’ Metro: Last Light. Chief technical officer, Oles Shishkovtsov, explains why Metro’s sequel won’t be appearing.  

“[The] Wii U has a horrible, slow CPU,” explained Shishkovtsov. “We had an early look at it, we thought we could probably do it, but in terms of the impact we would make on the overall quality of the game – potentially to its detriment – we just figured it wasn’t worth pursuing at this time. It’s something we might return to. I really couldn’t make any promises, though.”

Despite Nintendo’s console offering Metro: Last Light new experiences to its players with it dual screens, when asked Shishkovtsov was adamant that the Wii U would ever seen Metro: Last Light when asked directly.

“We had an initial look at the Wii U, but given the size of the team and compared to where we were last time, just developing for the Playstation 3 is a significant addition.”

Is this bad news for the Wii U? Will it affect your decision to buy one? Let us know below.

 

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1687689/wii_u_has_a_horrible_slow_cpu_says_metro_last_light_dev.html

 


This kind of talk doesn't really bother me. It's Nintendo. They're doing something different. They placed a very high importance on small form factor and low power consumption. I know that the power is there overall. Enough to make games that go beyond PS3 but you're going to have to work for it. That much is certain. The other guys will come out with much more powerfull machines but make no mistake.. there WILL be a tradeoff. They will be louder, use more energy, take up more space, and will be television dependant. Nintendo isn't into cloning products. I will have a PS4 and a wiiu and they will compliment eachother quite well.



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JGarret said:
Hey Khan, I guess we can now say "it has begun"...watch as you start seeing other developers cancel their Wii U games.


Burn!

 

.....but atleast we know Nintendo has a first party thats actually capable of propping up thier system.



JGarret said:
Regardless of the developer´s incompetence, I can see the (high) possibility of a lot of (Western) developers treating the Wii U like the Wii once the next Xbox and PS4 are released.

At the end of the day, you get a Nintendo system for Nintendo games (and a handful of 3rd party exclusives)..it´s been that way since the N64, and in that aspect they´ll not disappoint...I think once we see the next 3D Mario, for example, a lot of people will be drooling over the visuals.

And it´s pretty clear as long as Iwata is at the helm, at least, Nintendo won´t be going back to having a beast of a console.

But this time Nintendo's grabbing ankles for third parties. Surely that'll make a difference. Right?



CCFanboy said:
JGarret said:
Regardless of the developer´s incompetence, I can see the (high) possibility of a lot of (Western) developers treating the Wii U like the Wii once the next Xbox and PS4 are released.

At the end of the day, you get a Nintendo system for Nintendo games (and a handful of 3rd party exclusives)..it´s been that way since the N64, and in that aspect they´ll not disappoint...I think once we see the next 3D Mario, for example, a lot of people will be drooling over the visuals.

And it´s pretty clear as long as Iwata is at the helm, at least, Nintendo won´t be going back to having a beast of a console.


That is probably a 'beast' of a console never got them anywhere compared to the weaker systems which sold considerably more. Sure n64 and gamecube were successful but they sold nothing like wii. I prefer japanese companies anyway (see my avatar) but honestly nobody knows how well the others will sell upon release or how well wii u will sell in the long run. Luckily because I prefer jrpgs and such I am likely to be kept as happy as any ps4 or 360 2 user. The only problem I see is in the cursed region locking.


Yeah, if you prefer Japanese games, I got a feeling you´ll be very happy with the Wii U (I think it´s gonna do very well among J devs)...Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest are already planned for the system, for starters...just cross your fingers they´ll get their heads out of their asses and actually localize more games.



This kind of comments make me very happy about cancelling my Wii U preorders. I am now almost 100% certain that Wii U will be a huge failure.



JGarret said:

Yeah, if you prefer Japanese games, I got a feeling you´ll be very happy with the Wii U (I think it´s gonna do very well among J devs)...Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest are already planned for the system, for starters...just cross your fingers they´ll get their heads out of their asses and actually localize more games.

yea, Nintendo seems to have readied the perfect storm to rule the japanese home console market (although that's a shrinking one), which will undoubtedly secure a lot of support from japanese devs/publishers