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Soleron said:
What if they ported Super Mario Galaxy (I know they wouldn't) to the 360 or PS3. It wouldn't need a graphical upgrade as the graphics already suit the game perfectly, and it WOULD be the best game on the system.

It would not be even close to being the best game on 360.

 



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Esa-Petteri said:
Soleron said:
What if they ported Super Mario Galaxy (I know they wouldn't) to the 360 or PS3. It wouldn't need a graphical upgrade as the graphics already suit the game perfectly, and it WOULD be the best game on the system.

It would not be even close to being the best game on 360.

 

I realise gamerankings is a not perfect, but SMG is rated higher than all current 360 games. Any other metric of 'best' is subjective and therefore we could disagree forever. Just out of interest though, in your opinion what does SMG do that other games do better?

 



Esa-Petteri said:
bazmeistergen said:
Esa-Petteri said:
I would not buy a game which is made for wii and ported up to 360.

 

 

Even if it was the best game on 360?

It would not be the best game on 360. :)

 

It would be the best football game on the 360.  No one else has the teams liscense.

 



Im very much impressed with EA this year. They're bringing us need for speed nitro, boom blox 2, dead space: extraction, grand slam tennis and what will be the definitive golf game in tiger woods 10.



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Porting up from the technicaly weakest console made sense when power difference between the consoles were small.

The XBOX 360 & PS3 are at the very least 2-3X more powerful than the Wii ( this is just a guess , in reality they are  much more powerful) Porting games from the Wii would bring about a standard the the HD gamer wouldn't respond well to.

I think developers who ported from the Wii would loose a competetive edge against those who developed for HD , it's not financialy viable IMO .



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Soleron said:
Esa-Petteri said:
Soleron said:
What if they ported Super Mario Galaxy (I know they wouldn't) to the 360 or PS3. It wouldn't need a graphical upgrade as the graphics already suit the game perfectly, and it WOULD be the best game on the system.

It would not be even close to being the best game on 360.

 

I realise gamerankings is a not perfect, but SMG is rated higher than all current 360 games. Any other metric of 'best' is subjective and therefore we could disagree forever. Just out of interest though, in your opinion what does SMG do that other games do better?

 

Metacritic has GTA IV higher than SMG. ;P

 

But what was your point? It is my personal opinion (most likely shared with a lot of 360-owners). People just like different games. For me it is what smg does not do. I don't like platformers at all, so there is little point for me to compare smg to other platformers. Let's just say that... a lot of games offer better gameplay than smg. :O

 



Its irrelevant. EA needs to support Wii in some way. They can spin as much as they want but at the end they have to support the generation leader. Can't ignore 50% market share in order to survive.



Basically, this is close to what N'Gai Croal had said -- port from the Wii to the others.
Going the other way around does not make sense.

However, besides graphical processing power, there is another big difference between the consoles -- control interface.

Thus, without getting into a debate about what is better than neither side can win because there are those who will not listed to reason, it is essential to realize that the only way to go is to build things from the group up. And given the almost perfect market segmentation (roughly 50% PS3/Xbox 360, 50% Wii) that makes sense.

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scottie said:
Good to hear EA making sensible comments like this, and I think it really is showing in their offerings for the Wii.

As for porting 'up' to the PS360. That is equally a bad thing to do. Wii Sports would be a terrible PS360 game

 

i think u can do bowling just right with the sixaxis lol, i think boxing would work to an extend.



How about developing all the games at the same time like Activision dows with Guitar Hero and Call of Duty?



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