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Griffin said:
Onimusha12 said:

Also, while on the issue, many would have most likely said a Wii version of Guitar Hero III would just be a dumbed down version of the better ones on the PS3 and 360 too before it was announced, but now it is arguably the most wanted and potentially most successful version.

 The game is a gimped down version of the 360/PS3/PS2 version, last i heard the wii one only has mono sound.  Its a music game with mono sound, thats a joke.


Actually they've announced a recall to fix that problem, which is much better than a lazy patch to be honest. And called it gimped all you want, its by far the most popular version.



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I really hate when publishers think that people with a Wii are like that, people with a 360 are like that, and people with a PS3 are like that. "Games more suitable for the Wii"... As if every Wii owner was a 60yo woman who only likes Wii Sports and a few other Party Games... And every PS3/360 owner is a 25yo male core gamer who buys at least 4 games a month.
Personnally, every Wii owner that I know would be glad to have GTA on the Wii. I don't know any 30yo+ Wii owner actually... And I'm pretty sure that at least 50% of Wii owners are core gamers.



Oh no, it's the "Crysis on consoles" all over again...



None of these developers seem to realize how starved Wii gamers are for decent third party support. If you even ported a GTA game from the PS2 onto the Wii it would sell phenomenally. It's money they're losing and money they're throwing away by not investing seriously in the Wii with proven franchises. The PS3 and 360 may seem like viable investments now but there's no garantee they'll have the legs the Wii will.



Onimusha12 said:
None of these developers seem to realize how starved Wii gamers are for decent third party support. If you even ported a GTA game from the PS2 onto the Wii it would sell phenomenally. It's money they're losing and money they're throwing away by not investing seriously in the Wii with proven franchises. The PS3 and 360 may seem like viable investments now but there's no garantee they'll have the legs the Wii will.

 Its true there is a veritable gold mine in the Wii that only a few intelligent companies have tried to exploit, look at sales of some of the third party titles, mario and Sonic, Resident evil, Rayman, have all translated into big bucks for the companies willing to make a game on the Wii.  



 

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Mountie said:
student said:
If you want GTA that bad on the wii, play godfather. I personally found it a lot more captivating and well made than ANY of the GTAs. GTA4 from the trailer looks like a prettier version that just borrowed a lot of the concepts from godfather.

Honestly, there are a lot more, much better games out there than GTA.

There are a lot more, much better games out there than GTA? For Pete's sake, give credit where its due. San Andreas was a very good game and comparing it to the Godfather, while also a good game, is just weak. If you liked it better, then fine.

For the moment, and clearly when they started production PS3+360 is still greater than the Wii, so cut them some slack for not immediately dumping the game mid-way through!


 Aye, Mountie, I think the GTA series aren't that great of a gaming experience. Maybe not a lot of games that are much better in the same STYLE, but in terms of overall quality, I don't see GTA as being that great. 

 

And me liking it better should have nothing to do with Godfather vs GTA. The fact of the matter is, Godfather made a lot more changes (that were all solid) to the GTA formula than ANY of the games after 3. The GTA series made one innovative game on last gen's console and then rode on the formula for three games. Maybe it will repeat its strength with GTA 4 but time will tell on that one.



Bashing Take-Two because you are a Wii fan is not cool. Take-Two has probably the best roster of development teams in the business (Rockstar, Firaxis, Irrational). I would be a lot more concerned if development was based solely on which platform could turn them the fastest buck.



Many devs laughed about their games being on Wii... many of them ended making games for wii... We'll see what will T2 say in 2 years...



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Played_Out said:
Bashing Take-Two because you are a Wii fan is not cool. Take-Two has probably the best roster of development teams in the business (Rockstar, Firaxis, Irrational). I would be a lot more concerned if development was based solely on which platform could turn them the fastest buck.

 No i'll still bash them, if they were actually the best dev teams in the business they could produce AAA titles on the Wii, they haven't



 

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Griffin said:
Onimusha12 said:

Also, while on the issue, many would have most likely said a Wii version of Guitar Hero III would just be a dumbed down version of the better ones on the PS3 and 360 too before it was announced, but now it is arguably the most wanted and potentially most successful version.

The game is a gimped down version of the 360/PS3/PS2 version, last i heard the wii one only has mono sound. Its a music game with mono sound, thats a joke.


Gimped compared to the PS2 version? Are you basing this SOLELY on the mono sound, which is just a coding accident, and not by design? 



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