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Man it's great been a WiiU owner, Super Mario 3D World, DKC:TF (best platformer this gen and won't be beaten), MK8, SSB, Bayonetta2 and X coming on top of an already good library. WiiU got no games, you must be smoking something good.



 

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Hynad said:
the_dengle said:
ICStats said:
MarcellusMighty said:
You will be dismissed, because you're comparing off-screen to onscreen.


Does that change the technology used in the game?  No.

You should explain how that technology works, and why it is less taxing on the console than other technologies, and how you can tell Mario Mart 8 is using it. And you shouldn't use GTA V as a comparison, because I'm pretty sure that game isn't locked at 60 fps even during 2-player splitscreen, which it doesn't have. You have to compare like-for-like. Then people will listen.

Let's do that in reverse now shall we.

People claiming that Mario Kart 8 is such a technically advanced game should come forward and explain what makes it so advanced that it matches everything released so far on other 8th gen consoles (as many of you are claiming). And why this could never be achieved on 7th gen consoles. Tell us how that technology works, and why it is so more taxing on the console than other technologies, and how you can tell Mario Kart 8 is using it.


I'm sure it will be very insightful. ¬_¬

To be fair, there's the extra 500MB of RAM and its newer GPU features; it does seem likely to me that a showcase game would utilize these to some degree.



curl-6 said:
Hynad said:
the_dengle said:

You should explain how that technology works, and why it is less taxing on the console than other technologies, and how you can tell Mario Mart 8 is using it. And you shouldn't use GTA V as a comparison, because I'm pretty sure that game isn't locked at 60 fps even during 2-player splitscreen, which it doesn't have. You have to compare like-for-like. Then people will listen.

Let's do that in reverse now shall we.

People claiming that Mario Kart 8 is such a technically advanced game should come forward and explain what makes it so advanced that it matches everything released so far on other 8th gen consoles (as many of you are claiming). And why this could never be achieved on 7th gen consoles. Tell us how that technology works, and why it is so more taxing on the console than other technologies, and how you can tell Mario Kart 8 is using it.


I'm sure it will be very insightful. ¬_¬

To be fair, there's the extra 500MB of RAM and its newer GPU features; it does seem likely to me that a showcase game would utilize these to some degree.

And that explains the graphics technology how? A bigger pool of RAM doesn't mean it uses graphics features not possible on the other consoles. 

So the game is likely more advanced. But you can't prove it. It that all?



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bonzobanana said:
Third party developers are not conspiring to make the wii u look weak. Sonic transformed as a karting game looks amazing. It doesn't offer 60fps gaming like mariokart unless you play on pc but it looks stunning. Most of the issues with wii u are about low cpu resources which means when you convert ps3 and 360 games to wii u you struggle with frame rates and sometimes have to remove graphic features to increase the frame rate.

Anyway I think a lot of this will disappear when the game is released. There is a lot of hype about it at the moment and people are making unreasonable claims. When we actually get our hands on the game we will see the reality of it both good and bad. It's not a technically ambitious game but it has beautiful graphics.


Sonic also runs at sub-HD, with lower polygon count and texture quality. It just looks a lot worse when compared to MK8, unless you're talking about the PC version. It's not techincally ambitious if you consider the game was running on a PS4 for example, but on Wii U it's quite impressive seeing those better than PS3/360 graphics running at double the framerate, at a higher resolution and with a higher texture quality.



Hynad said:
curl-6 said:

To be fair, there's the extra 500MB of RAM and its newer GPU features; it does seem likely to me that a showcase game would utilize these to some degree.

And that explains the graphics technology how? A bigger pool of RAM doesn't mean it uses graphics features not possible on the other consoles. 

So the game is likely more advanced. But you can't prove it. It that all?

I never said I could "prove" anything.

But here's what we do know; on Wii U, devs can use post-PS360 DX10/11 techniques like geometry shaders. With double the memory you can store more and higher quality assets.

It doesn't make sense to me that devs would neglect to use these features in what looks to be a showcase game.



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Looks great but also looks like something that can be done on PS3 or Xbox 360.



If anything this game proves once again, and should once and for all but I know better, that art-direction always beats raw power.



You know, I see people talking about power and art style but I've yet seen a post on praising the game design which is the root of why it looks awesome. You guys are totally missing the point lol. If all I cared about was graphics then I would never touch consoles, and if you guys care so much, you all best be PC gamers with a good rig as well, cause I swear to fucking god.... there is way too much shit talking here.



This thread is magical. The vgchartz standards, norms and beliefs got turned upside-down when there is a beautiful game on Wii U. Worse, it looks terribly fun! Now, what to do? We can't bash poor Wii U anymore? Oh no, let's bash it some more.

To me it's just another pefect party game from nintendo. I can't wait to test how durable my friendship is once we hit each other with shells and bananas. It looks nice, but I could settle wforWii graphics again, I just need the fun.



dahuman said:
You know, I see people talking about power and art style but I've yet seen a post on praising the game design which is the root of why it looks awesome. You guys are totally missing the point lol. If all I cared about was graphics then I would never touch consoles, and if you guys care so much, you all best be PC gamers with a good rig as well, cause I swear to fucking god.... there is way too much shit talking here.





                
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