Criterion games was always great at optimization. The same game had a Wii U version, which performed and looked better than x360/PS3 (something that can seldomly be said) because they took some extra time so the game can take advantage of Wii U's gpu.
I don't disagree about looking better as the wii u had improved textures in a few places but the game still had a cutdown number of online players, slower loading and lacked the 7.1 soundtrack of ps3 for example. Also the lack of analogue triggers on the gamepad meant the game simply didn't feel as good to play as the ps3 and 360 in my opinion, rumble felt worse too. I personally consider it a weaker version overall in actual playability (I own all three versions). For me I'd struggle to decide which is better ps3 or 360 and wouldn't consider the wii u to be in the running. It's not always about better graphics if the game is cut-down elsewhere.
Having played through the Wii U version I can't say I ever missed analogue triggers, digital worked just fine. Graphics weren't the only advantage of the U version either; the ability to toggle traffic, change time of day, swap cars, etc on the fly was really helpful, I'd take that over 7.1 surround and the rest, personally.
Really depends what features one prefers.
Last edited by curl-6 - on 26 February 2018