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How about it is it all about Nintendo games and not about speculate specs?

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Salnax said:

I'm going to take this oppurtunity to post some of the better looking games on Nintendo consoles of all time.

First, the NES. Let's see what about 5 KB RAM can do...

Not bad for a machine with a fraction of the RAM of a calculator!

 

Let's see what Nintendo and others could do with a whopping quarter of a MB of RAM.

 

For comparison's sake, the SNES was about 1% as powerful as the original iPod.

 

Next up we have the system with only a couple of games a month, but at least half of them were gems! Note that the N64 had 4 MB of RAM, or about 1/2000th of the memory available to the PS4 and XBone.

 

You know, for a system weaker than the Saturn and PlayStation in some ways, I think N64 titles have held up fairly well.


Many NES games had additional RAM and even sound procesors on the carts. Same with the SNES but to an even greater degree with full on additional CPUs etc intergrated in the carts. The N64 despite some rather stupid design flaws was the most powerful console of it's generation with some built in hardware for things like texture filtering that the PSX and Saturn didn't have. All Nintendo home consoles before the Wii were at least as powerful as the competition and usually were better in several ways.

I don't really understand this post in the context of the thread

 



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zarx said:
Salnax said:

I'm going to take this oppurtunity to post some of the better looking games on Nintendo consoles of all time.

First, the NES. Let's see what about 5 KB RAM can do...

Not bad for a machine with a fraction of the RAM of a calculator!

 

Let's see what Nintendo and others could do with a whopping quarter of a MB of RAM.

 

For comparison's sake, the SNES was about 1% as powerful as the original iPod.

 

Next up we have the system with only a couple of games a month, but at least half of them were gems! Note that the N64 had 4 MB of RAM, or about 1/2000th of the memory available to the PS4 and XBone.

 

You know, for a system weaker than the Saturn and PlayStation in some ways, I think N64 titles have held up fairly well.


Many NES games had additional RAM and even sound procesors on the carts. Same with the SNES but to an even greater degree with full on additional CPUs etc intergrated in the carts. The N64 despite some rather stupid design flaws was the most powerful console of it's generation with some built in hardware for things like texture filtering that the PSX and Saturn didn't have. All Nintendo home consoles before the Wii were at least as powerful as the competition and usually were better in several ways.

I don't really understand this post in the context of the thread

 

Honestly, I was just enjoying some retro eye candy and marvelling at how so much was done with so little. No antagonism, or any real conclusion, was meant by it.



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Screamapillar said:

Loyal Nintendo fans haven't cared about specs since the end of the GameCube era. Either that, or they still care, but not to the degree that they're willing to forgo first-party Nintendo games simply because of the low horsepower of the machines.

I'm in the first camp. I just haven't cared about specs since the GameCube, since that was the last system they made to be competitive on a technical level with other companies' high-end machines.

Nintendo tends to be approximately one generation behind in horsepower compared to their competitors, but I'm completely fine with that. 3DS games look great, I don't care about the low resolution. You don't even notice it after a while. Wii U games look as good as anything coming out on 360 or PS3.

Who cares about graphics? 95% of the mass market doesn't know about technical specs of game consoles, and furthermore they don't care. They buy based on the attractiveness of the software and the determinable quality of the games. Games and whether or not they're good, that is all that really matters.

Doing it once in their history can hardly be called " tends to".



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MohammadBadir said:

like i said in the other thread, Nintendo has a knack for making games look and play amazingly even on limited hardware, thanks to their unique art styles and gameplay, which also happen to greatly affect the games' chances of withstanding the test of time.

i mean look at this!

pretty good for some "underpowered 6th gen equilivant" hardware, don't you think?

Nah, that just seems impressive to you because of your low standards, which comes from having the Wii as your primary console. 

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Kane1389 said:
MohammadBadir said:

like i said in the other thread, Nintendo has a knack for making games look and play amazingly even on limited hardware, thanks to their unique art styles and gameplay, which also happen to greatly affect the games' chances of withstanding the test of time.

i mean look at this!

pretty good for some "underpowered 6th gen equilivant" hardware, don't you think?

Nah, that just seems impressive to you because of your low standards, which comes from having the Wii as your primary console. 

Not necesssarily correct at all. I've had a 360 for longer than I've had a Wii but Metroid Prime 3 is still more impressive to me than most 360 games.



Kane1389 said:
MohammadBadir said:

like i said in the other thread, Nintendo has a knack for making games look and play amazingly even on limited hardware, thanks to their unique art styles and gameplay, which also happen to greatly affect the games' chances of withstanding the test of time.

i mean look at this!

pretty good for some "underpowered 6th gen equilivant" hardware, don't you think?

Nah, that just seems impressive to you because of your low standards, which comes from having the Wii as your primary console. 

LMAO. My main platform is a PC. XD



curl-6 said:
Kane1389 said:
MohammadBadir said:

like i said in the other thread, Nintendo has a knack for making games look and play amazingly even on limited hardware, thanks to their unique art styles and gameplay, which also happen to greatly affect the games' chances of withstanding the test of time.

i mean look at this!

 

pretty good for some "underpowered 6th gen equilivant" hardware, don't you think?

Nah, that just seems impressive to you because of your low standards, which comes from having the Wii as your primary console. 

Not necesssarily correct at all. I've had a 360 for longer than I've had a Wii but Metroid Prime 3 is still more impressive to me than most 360 games.

No, Metroid is not more graphically impressive than most 360 games. That statement is factually incorrect



MohammadBadir said:
Kane1389 said:
MohammadBadir said:

like i said in the other thread, Nintendo has a knack for making games look and play amazingly even on limited hardware, thanks to their unique art styles and gameplay, which also happen to greatly affect the games' chances of withstanding the test of time.

i mean look at this!

 

pretty good for some "underpowered 6th gen equilivant" hardware, don't you think?

Nah, that just seems impressive to you because of your low standards, which comes from having the Wii as your primary console. 

LMAO. My main platform is a PC. XD


Judging by your post history and your profile, as well as your currently playing list, that doesnt seem to be the case at all