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Submitted by black911 1340d ago | opinion piece

'Batman: Arkham City' Looks Worse On Wii U Than PS3

Forbes editor Erik Kain writes. Despite the fact that the PS3 is seven years old and the Wii U isn’t even out yet, the PlayStation version of the game looks more detailed and realistic. (Batman: Arkham City, Next-Gen, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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PS4_day1_buy   1341d ago | Spam
Kamikaze135  +   1341d ago | Well said
live2play  +   1340d ago
what is LOL is that ps3 fans know that lazy ports on their system doesnt show the true systems power

and also that as the consoled life goes on games start looking better

see uncharted 1 and 3
kilzone 3
last of us

why are you guys so double sided?

yes it looks better but what do you expect out of a port? AT LAUNCH?
Kamikaze135  +   1340d ago | Well said

You have no idea why I'm laughing; relax buddy, no need to have a heart attack. I'm laughing because they (the site) show two screenshots and base the entire game's quality on it. You make way too many assumptions.
KonaBro  +   1340d ago
Mad much?
The fact remains that the game looks bad. Period. For a system Nintendo is going to great lengths to try and say is more powerful than the PS3/360, it's sure doing a bad job at showing it. A port like this should be nothing for the Wii U but evidence has shown us otherwise. I'm sure we'll see better looking games later on in the generation but Wii U is looking more like a stop-gap consoles and not a true next gen leap.
live2play  +   1340d ago
im so sorry but can you blame me? xD

i apologize

nitendo is going through great lengths to say wiiu is MORE POWERFUL THAN THE WII

developers words and fanboy fanning started the whole more powerful argument
Hisiru  +   1340d ago
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Neko_Mega  +   1340d ago
Don't know what you are smoking, Batman mostly looks better on PS3. Games like Skyrim and COD are the main ones that copy and paste to a bluray.

Besides this isn't a shock, I bet Nintendo wants to make a system that can do HD. But won't cost as much as a PS3.
WagFanger  +   1340d ago | Well said
You say the exact same thing every comment - do you have nothing better to do?

And why are you spouting off about 'Oh, but but but but.. Nintendo says the WiiU is more powerful than the *Wii*'

It better f*cking well be! Nobody's going to pay money to downgrade their console.

Face it, nothing shown so far about the WiiU is impressive - no need to keep defending it.
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fatstarr  +   1340d ago
I dont get why people mock the WIIUs graphics when they are playing games on the ps3 and 360 still...

this is the base of wiius graphics, lazy ports and not trying...
now when devs try 3 years from now it will be a different story.

silly to know the specs of the wiiu and not expect great graphics when the shitty specs of the ps3 and 360 make good looking games that we see today... logic use it.
Optical_Matrix  +   1340d ago
Problem is with your argument, what little Nintendo did show of 1st party games on Wii U weren't impressive either. I'd argue they were lazier than the 3rd party games. Hell, New Super Mario Bros. U looks like a Wii game running in Dolphin, except it isn't 1080p.....

Nintendo's lucky that Rayman Legends and Pikmin 3 are launch/launch window games. That'll get a fair few 'core gamers' on board pretty early on, myself included.
CommonSense  +   1340d ago
saying that wii u's first party titles weren't impressive is the understatement of the year.

there were downright disappointing. nintendo started this current generation a generation behind. looks like they are kicking off the next generation even more than a generation behind.

in fact, it's not even fair to say they are starting the next generation. if anything, they are finally entering the current gen...sorta.
bobtheimpaler  +   1340d ago
Saying that the hardware is new is not an excuse. It uses a similar processor to the 360. This isn't some fancy new and intricate to program for architecture. It's a 4 core power pc for crying out loud
You people need to get your minds out of 2006 lol.
Also with how small the console is, it would either have low TDP, slow or a noisy as hell fan to stop the components from melting.

If anything there's no excuse for the Wii U not looking better.
vulcanproject  +   1340d ago
Does it look worse? The guy picked 2 useless shots to base that opinion on. Try these:



WiiU surely looks better. Not by a lot, its subtle. But it has better fine detail and better anti aliasing quality. In the first one look at the pattern below the scales of justice- or even finer, the tiny poster of uncle sam on the far right hand side wall. The writing is sharper.

Look at second picture and the anti aliasing on the base of the water towers on the left, or the spikes on the bottom of the main building, or the brickwork and cornices on said building. Undoubtably better in the WiiU shot.

I don't know how anyone could these look worse on WiiU.
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user3937835  +   1340d ago
yeah ps3 sucks man
corrus  +   1340d ago
Now i;ll show you're very wrong

Resistance Fall Of Man

Uncharted 1

Kilzzone 2

This are first PS3 games and looks awesome
SugarSoSweet  +   1340d ago
So what if its Launch the Hardware is SIX YEARS NEW..... SIX!!! it should be doing Batman Arkham @ 1080p 60fps EASY but because the Wii-U is a piece of it actually looks worse then 6 year old hardware what a joke
vulcanproject  +   1340d ago
@SugarSoSweet To be fair Arkham City in DX11 and Physx is pretty demanding. It takes a proper high end card to break 60FPS at 1080p and max settings with say 4x AA, and only the very fastest cards can boast a 60FPS minimum framerate at those settings.

However it doesn't take quite as much to do 30FPS. A Radeon 7850 could do it.
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DG90  +   1340d ago
... You make us PlayStation fans/owners look bad.. Calm down all the dude put was lol.
STONEY4  +   1340d ago
My GTX 560 Ti also gets 45-60fps maxed out in DX9 (not sure if DX11 is still broken), 1080p, 8xCSAA, Physx, and V-sync. If I lower the AA, it doesn't go below 60fps at all. Arkham City isn't that demanding of a game, at least in my opinion since it's a mid-range GPU and not all that high-end.
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Computersaysno  +   1340d ago
What are you on with STONEY4 you say arkham city isnt demanding and you dont turn on DX11 which was patched and sorted 6 months ago? If you arent running it close to maximum how can you even comment about how demanding it is? POINTLESS!

Thats like saying Metro 2033 wasn't demanding I ran it on Medium settings with DX11 off no MSAA and no physx!!!!!!!!!! Yeah runs piece of piss it does! Lets all just turn off the high end features on games and claim they arent demanding


Turn on DX11, turn Physx on to max, turn proper MSAA on then come back and tell us how undemanding it was and how easily your system ran it. LOL

GTX560Ti will be lucky to scrape 30 frames minimum in 1080p with everything on and 4 MSAA
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WetN00dle69  +   1340d ago
Yeah id rather take Eurogamer words for it rather than a NO NAME POS fanboy site! The fact of the matter is WiiU will be an amazing console!

BY the way it seems that the Pic was removed!
That only tells me that that guy was FULL OF SH!T!
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Hellsvacancy  +   1340d ago
The 360 doesnt even get mentioned "move along people, nothing to see here" lol
DrJones  +   1340d ago
The PS3 came out in march 2007 here in Europe. Stop saying it's seven years old, just to overstate some anti Nintendo point.
guitarded77  +   1340d ago
Here's the funniest part of the whole thing...

(from article)
"However, I do agree that we should withhold judgment until more screens are available."

(My reply to author)
DUDE!!! You do realize you just wrote an article titled "'Batman: Arkham City' Looks Worse On Wii U Than PS3"
stragomccloud  +   1340d ago
Wow. The number of disagrees you got really prove your point. From 2006 to 2009, PS3 received the laziest of ports from third party developers. Furthermore, 1st party developers didn't even really start getting a hang of the hardware until about that time.
ThanatosDMC  +   1340d ago
Weird. I thought the WiiU version (based on the pictures) had much more detail and textures. Just look at the clothing. Doesnt look as good as my laptop's textures, but comparing the two consoles WiiU's looks better.
gatormatt80  +   1340d ago
What I don't understand is why people, the author, proclaim that the PS3 is 7 years old. It hasn't even turned 6 yet.
N4g_null  +   1340d ago
Also the port is coming from xbox 360 code.... Why are we even comparing these again? I though all PS fans though the xbox sucked yet the multiplats whee better on xbox 360...

Well At least you got a new game from the interactive story making guys.
STONEY4  +   1340d ago
"What are you on with STONEY4 you say arkham city isnt demanding and you dont turn on DX11 which was patched and sorted 6 months ago? If you arent running it close to maximum how can you even comment about how demanding it is? POINTLESS!"

Last time I played Arkham City was with the first patch that supposedly "fixed" DX11, and it was still doing the *high framerate, drop to 10fps for a second, high framerate* thing. I remember the performance being good when it wasn't bugging out though. I actually played the first 2 hours on DX11 until I felt like something was really off about the framerate dips, then looked at the forums. I don't know if they released another patch that completely fixed DX11, so sorry if it's been fixed already.

"If you arent running it close to maximum"

Maxing it out in DX9 is close to maximum anyways. All DX11 adds is the tessellation and HBAO. It's not like it completely revamps the lighting or texture work, or allows higher-resolution shadows.

"Thats like saying Metro 2033 wasn't demanding I ran it on Medium settings with DX11 off no MSAA and no physx!!!!!!!!!! Yeah runs piece of piss it does! Lets all just turn off the high end features on games and claim they arent demanding"

Metro 2033 isn't all that demanding either unless you have Advanced DOF (DX11) on, which cuts your framerate in more than half, plus has a MARIGINAL difference. With Physx and tessellation on, I had it maxed (minus Advanced DOF) at constant 60fps, 1080p, and *I think* 2xMSAA. That's more of bad optimization of one setting than "demanding".
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Anon1974  +   1340d ago
Ugh. All that PC "DX 9 vs DX 11" and talk of endless settings tweaking - reminds me why I quite PC gaming a decade ago. Who has time for all that nonsense when you can hardly tell the PC games apart from the console versions anyway? And even if I could tell them apart, I don't care. The ease at which I can sit down on my couch and plunk a game into my console and start playing by far trumps any slight graphical advantage that's meaningless to me anyway. And all on consoles that will only run you $200-250.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1340d ago

Wii U's first party titles are also 720p and nothing spectacular to look at. Plus, the ps3 is 6 year old hardware, the Wii U is not.

Worse? Nah.
Few to no appreciable improvements (especially for new hardware)? Yes.

The big difference is that you have to watch Batman's shiny suit on Wii U, and the aliasing constantly sparkles and dances as you move.

LOL, look at sad Batman. What a sad batman.
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Boody-Bandit  +   1340d ago
"when you can hardly tell the PC games apart from the console versions anyway?"

Trust me when I say to you not only can you "easily" tell the differences, but in some cases, those differences are night and day.

With my rig there is no tweaking. I just install a game and set everything to maximum and kick back, sometimes on my recliner, and enjoy the game.

I do agree with your ease of use / plug and play ability. That is the one of the main reasons I still prefer consoles over PC gaming. That and most of my friends don't own PC gaming rigs.
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Computersaysno  +   1339d ago
"Maxing it out in DX9 is close to maximum anyways. All DX11 adds is the tessellation and HBAO. It's not like it completely revamps the lighting or texture work, or allows higher-resolution shadows"

It isnt maximum is it? 'All DX11 does is add these extras lovely effects that makes it prettier that doesnt count' LOLOLOLOL. You are being ridiculous. Oh a game is only demanding when its maxed. Stupid comment is stupid.


Metro 2033 and Arkham city exist as DX11 titles with excellent add ons in Physx and advanced lighting and tesselated effects.

If you don't turn them on, then OF COURSE THEY ARENT DEMANDING.

Because they are not nearly maxed are they? If you only want DX9, then you may as well go back to playing console games. Why even bother buying a PC and having decent DX11 hardware if you arent going to turn it on and run it?

Its not bad optimisation, its frickin max settings you muppet. Its pretty retarded to say a game isnt demanding when you dont even turn on the high end effects that separates it from the bog standard console versions! Hahahahaha you loon

What next, you gonna claim that climbing Mount Everest is easy because you only have to put one foot on the mountain to say you have climbed it. Sure technically you have climbed it, a tiny bit. Thats what you are saying.

Hardly the point LOL

Arkham City maxed out in 1080p, the very possible best settings you can run it is demanding. End Of.
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sikbeta  +   1339d ago
I don't know what you guys laugh at, but the pic of sad Batman really crack me up lol
pixelsword  +   1339d ago
"but what do you expect out of a port? AT LAUNCH?"

Well... yeah.

PS3 launch games didn't get a break, so why should WiiU games get a break?

I *do* recall the comparisons between Gears of War and Resistance, Motorstorm and whatever game people tried to compare that game to, and a few others. Some were better graphically, and some were not.

To me, Gears was better looking than Resistance, the 2's of each was debatable; although by the 3rd of each, the tables turned. Resistance 3 gave Killzone 2 and 3 a run for it's money, although I think that GG has their tech thang down more than Insomniac.

To me, Halo has the better story overall between Killzone and Halo, up until 3, that is. Sarge's death didn't make any sense. What, did they just want to kill him off because he was arguably the best character in the Halo universe? C'mon: an unsuited marine surviving in areas where Spartans fell? That dude WAS the best!

Halo never touched Killzone's graphics, not even Reach; but I'm hoping that Halo 4 will give it a run for it's money, and guaranteed that the comparisons will fly between H4 and K3, despite the years difference... : /

But of course, once again, that comparison will be fair for some reason.
STONEY4  +   1339d ago
My point is that I'm not gonna max a setting that's essentially broken, or at least was back when I was playing it. I turn up all the settings on Battlefield 3, Crysis 2 DX11, Max Payne 3 DX11, the original Crysis, and countless other DX11 titles because the settings in those games work how they're supposed to. If Arkham City's DX11 is working properly, then I'll go back an enable it for the trade in FPS. That's not a problem to me.

I'm not saying that tessellation and HBAO aren't worth it. But at launch, DX11 was causing people with even SLI GTX 580s to have random dips to the single-digits. That's broken.
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Oh_Yeah  +   1339d ago
its a port, of course its gonna look worse and most ps3 multi plats are ports from the 360 so they also look worse. but who cares? its not that noticeable for the most part
badz149  +   1340d ago
c'mon now
Wii U is definitely more powerful than PS3 and 360, so if the games look bad, the dev make them look bad!
mt  +   1340d ago
do you own Wii U ? please can I buy it from you if you have it ? I would like to see that myself.
krisq  +   1340d ago
Because for now Batman AC shows otherwise.
badz149  +   1340d ago
do you really need to have a Wii U before believing that it's more powerful? PS3 and 360 are 2005/2006 techs and there's no way Wii U will be less than those! it's called COMMON SENSE!
fatstarr  +   1340d ago
smh this site wouldnt accept the fact that the vita is more powerful than a 360 and maybe a ps3 in the right light.

and the 3ds is close to on par with the wii.
ape007  +   1340d ago
wow man wrong logic, it's like saying the ps2 version of tony hawk wasteland looks more detailed than the xbox 360 launch version, no way, no freaking way

this is either an old build or is that the wiiu is truly not that powerful
morganfell  +   1340d ago
Power is a relative term. It is what the developers can do with the unique capabilities of a system that often matter most.

However, when talking about power it would help to know what the specifications are for the system in question. Nintendo has been mum about this and quite frankly to do so at it's second unveiling and the E3 before launch is to me a little disconcerting. It is almost as if they have yet to decide on some final specs or else it isn't all that it is cracked up to be and they want more time for marketing to take hold.

If someone else has a logical reason for Nintendo to be secretive at this point I would like to hear it.
CommonSense  +   1340d ago
no, i'm called Common Sense.

look at this current generation. by your logic (or lack there of), the wii is automatically more powerful than an original xbox. well, it's not. and the wii came 5 years later.

might wanna look up the definition of "common sense."
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xAlmostPro  +   1340d ago
Wrong, the device has been in devs hands for some time now and the WiiU is certainly easier to code for than the PS3 was and still IS.

Even if your arguemnt was valid and that's the case, then it still doesn't matter because by the time they 'master' the wiiU in a couple of years and graphical quality rises. The next PS and Xbox will be on the market making it look even worse so in my eyes it's a 'lose lose' situation for Nintendo core gamers.
yabhero  +   1340d ago
Sorry dude, common sense only applies to Sony on N4G. Sweeten you explain things to people about PS3 launch titles looking like late PS2 games ( ridge Racer 7 PS3 vs Gran Turismo 4 PS2). They say that OK. But when an unfinished WiiU games looks on par with 360/PS3. They the start complaining because it's Nintendo. Of course they are also in denial about there fanyboyism which is why this comment will get 20+ disagrees. PS3 started from PS2 level and now we have games like the Last of Us... That took 6 years, right? Sony boys are just upset that WiiU is capable of doing Last of Us level games within a year, once developer learn how to use the system... I mean only Epic, GearBox and CryTek have the latest version of the de kits based on comments we heard pre E3... Once all devs get the final.
As for those quoting30 FPS WiiU game quote from digital foundry
You left this part of the article out.
" As this was not live gameplay based on direct feeds from the console itself, we can't confirm the provenance of the footage"
insomnium2  +   1340d ago

You are trying too hard. I will not push the disagree button on you even though I DO disagree.

"once developer learn how to use the system"

Now you are on to something. If you could somehow prove to people here that it is just as difficult to program for the Wii U now as it was to program for PS3 in 2006 you might have something.

It would also help if you could prove that the processor in Wii U has the same kind of potential as CELL had in 2006.

Prove those 2 things to people here and then and ONLY then you can say people here have double standards and are biased in favour of the PS3. OK......GO!

IMO Nintendo is in a tight spot here. They pretty much lost all hc-fans with Wii and now they want to come out with a console for hc-gamers too? They might be in for a SERIOUS uphill battle. We shall see and in no way am I spelling doom on WiiU. I'm merely giving my observations here. I hope they pull it off.
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N4g_null  +   1340d ago
@insomnium2 the biggest thing about the cell was it's flops. OMG its a super computer! claims etc....

PlayStation 3's Cell CPU achieves a theoretical maximum of 230.4 GFLOPS

RV770 GPU, which is part of the 4800 series of graphics cards. According to AMD, the GPU can deliver out more than 1 TFlops – a performance that would have required 5000 Pentium Pro processors 12 years ago. OK They even added new stuff to this chip which obviously was not used in a port from last gen... Fact no last gen games use a tesselator at all...

Ok 230.4 Gflops is a lot but The GPU in the Wiiu is in the 1ooo Gflop range by it self and it has more ram. We wont even talk about the power 7 chip.

This is a very old chip and this is why the media's boosting that the PS3 was beyond PC is a rose colored lie. Hey but it's a feel good peace so people will discredit nintendo.

It's like saying the snes port of mario world isn't better than than a machine designed for 3d polygons...
badz149  +   1339d ago
Wii is more powerful than GC and GC is about as powerful as XBOX. so...I'm pretty sure Wii is more powerful than the XBOX too.
DeadlyFire  +   1340d ago
I personally have looked at the gameplay of WiiU edition and Arkham City on game and it doesn't look any worse than PS3/X360 versions at all so far.

So this is just more articles of lies. I am surprised Forbes would submit an article like this without legitimate evidence. One photo means nothing. When side by side Joker's face is identical. Two different suits means they will look different. Gameplay of batman in motion in videos looks very solid and identical to PS3/X360 versions of the game other than shiny new Armor.
miyamoto  +   1340d ago
Nice one there Kamikaze
. Arigato

BTW are we forgetting another console here?
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miyamoto  +   1340d ago
can someone fill me in?
Also where was the HD Zelda game they showed last year? I thought that one was amazing display of Wii U power like Reggie said & a game demo should have silenced the critics.

Because its confirmed by Katsuya Eguchi that all first party Wii U launch games will be at 780p

also very important to me is Will Wii U upscale Wii games to HD on top of its Backwards Compatibility?
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donman1  +   1340d ago
LOL is right... for the hater thinking the Wii U is less powerful. Take a look at PS3 vs WiiU Assasin Creed 3. Guys it is not even close. The WiiU version(1080p at 60fps) is far more detailed with much better texturs, lighting etc.

But I know what the response to this will be, "Well Uncharted looks way better". That game was done by Sony's first party developer. My answer to you is lets see what Retro (Nintendo's first party developer) brings to the table.
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sjaakiejj  +   1340d ago
1080p at 60fps

Got any proof of that? Please don't use this source:

It's fake..
donman1  +   1337d ago
@ Sjaakiejj

LOL.... No i am not using that source. Those spec are not going to happen. My reference is, once again, WiiU version of Assassin Creed 3. Look it up.
chriski333  +   1340d ago
Hmmm and since when did batman look bad on the ps3? And anyways who cares about the wii U? Nintendo is dead
AWBrawler  +   1340d ago
they trolling too hard. i don't see a damn difference at all.
admiralthrawn87  +   1340d ago
i could lol too at how much worse the ps3 version looks than the PC version.
Azmatik  +   1339d ago
LMAO wow all you guys are messed clearly if you cant take a game thats already made and upgrade it and it still cant look better than PS3 6 years old WiiU have a MAJOR issue. especially in 2012!!! you cant sit here and talk like its 2007 and devs are lazy LOL that prety much doesnt exist anymore WiiU FINALLY entered current-gen standards and Playstation will be going next next-gen very soon end of story bye WiiU. also would love to see WiiU handle BF3 ohhhh thats right iiiiits not gona happen and by the time BF4 comes out with PS4 WiiU cant handle it.
ChickeyCantor  +   1340d ago
I like how they take a certain angle and claim it's less detailed.

"P.S. I realize that Batman is wearing a different suit of armor in both screenshots, making this comparison more difficult. "

Yeah....nice title.
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dark-hollow  +   1340d ago
its like the last year when people said the games looked worse when what nintendo showed is actually 360/ps3 footage. lol!
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Fierce Musashi  +   1340d ago
Never forgot that.
Hisiru  +   1340d ago
Gearbox already said the WiiU is more powerful than ps3/x360, and they even said the WiiU version will look better. Do we really need to talk about it again?
WeskerChildReborned  +   1340d ago
@hisiru, i think they praise te Wii U cause some dude was talking about how the Wii U is so strong and how he controller is the best.
WayneKerr  +   1340d ago
Batman: Arkham City' Looks Worse On PS3 Than 360
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yewles1  +   1340d ago
7.8 GB (360) vs. 7.7 GB (PS3) even with 3 different audio formats.

Thanks for proving PS3 multplats are gimpped on purpose.
Queefy_B   1340d ago | Trolling | show
yabhero  +   1340d ago
Compare WiiU lauch titles to PS3 launch then come back to me. This is in pre alpha demo version seriously...
black911  +   1340d ago
What are smoking/drinking. Can I have some.
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live2play  +   1340d ago
he is smoking logic
noctrnl13  +   1340d ago
The ps3 came out in 2006

The wii u is coming out 2012/2013 if the pre alpha demos didn't absolutely blow the Ps3 launch titles away something is wrong. You are not smoking logic, but ignorance and probably blind fanboy-ism.
black911  +   1340d ago
Nevermind Your right I'll pass.
fatstarr  +   1340d ago
Zelda tech demo is proof enough that the wiiu has potential.
yabhero  +   1340d ago
My point is PS3 launch titles , some, looked like listen games. Did we have anything like the Last of Us at PS3 launch. I wonder if at the beginning of the PS3's life people were complaining that the games only looked somewhat better than 6th gen. My other point? The game is not freaking finished yet. That should really be enough to end this conversation. The game Is in mid development stage and still has months to go before retail.
Look at a launch title ps3 game like ridge racer 7 and compare it with a ps2 game like Gran Turismo 4. Not huge difference. Devs are still learning the new system at the beginning.
That link goes to screen shots of the same image

As for the ridiculous FANBOY statements I will laugh at you asigo out to buy games for new PS3 I'm getting on Wednesdwy . I'll also post this and get ready to purchase a new laptop for playing games like BF3.
Just because I can see that it's not hard to build a console more powerful than tech 7 years old cheaply. Doesn't mean I'm a fanboy.
krisq  +   1340d ago
Take Heavenly Sword and compare it to any WiiU game.
TronEOL  +   1340d ago
Why did you even ask such a silly question? Games back in 2006 weren't made the same way they are now. It's like comparing ANY game from 2006 to 2012, the old one will USUALLY look worse!

Easily the most ridiculous comment I've ever seen. And @CaCl, this isn't logic. It's so, so far from it.

On topic though, they're comparing two different suits of armor. There is no honest grounds for comparison here. Not to mention that if you've played Arkham City, you'd know each character model is redesigned from the ground up. Meaning this is just as useful as comparing the default Batman to the Cartoon skin Batman on ANY platform.

As for the picture of Joker, if there are any differences, I don't see them. If any one else can, they're so damn minor it shouldn't matter.
Imalwaysright  +   1340d ago
Yeah the engines used today arent the same as the ones used 5 years ago. I dont buy this whole launch titles argument. Imo Wii U is indeed more powerful than PS360 but not by much.
ape007  +   1340d ago
well what if the gun looked more detailed on ps2 (yes two) than the xbox 360 game

no excuse
beerkeg  +   1340d ago
Um, but would you compare games that are unfinished to games that are finished?

Would that seem fair to you?
xAlmostPro  +   1340d ago
pre alpha demo version? Are you making stuff up to make yourself feel better?..

I hope Zelda looks great so i don't see you stating "it looks bad because it's in pre alpha version 0.4 or pre pre alpha beta"
noctrnl13  +   1339d ago
Of course you said ridge racer and not Resistance: Fall of Man. I have no idea what games you were playing but games at launch looked like it could be done on the Ps2. Either your eyes were broken or you were looking at Wii titles.

Secondly I never bashed the Wii U or it's graphics. They're good especially for a pre-alpha build but comparing them to Ps3 launch titles is asinine for two reasons. A.)The Wii U should be far more powerful than the Ps3/xbox 360 and B.)Batman Arkham City was already released 7/8 months ago and thusly is far easier to improve. Porting code, new textures, etc. It should look far better the fact that it's questionable is the problem. Even if they were working on a Wii U version from the beginning (I doubt it) the extra dev time should make it a beauty. It looks good but not next generation console holy shit worthy.

Thirdly I own all three consoles, and a gaming/work PC I just built for $5,000. That doesn't save your comments from being delusional and fanboy-ish.
LOL_WUT  +   1340d ago
Batman: Arkham City' Looks Worse On Wii U Than PS3
Dont we already know this? :)
ChickeyCantor  +   1340d ago
I just love how desperate you are to put off the Wii-u.

black911  +   1340d ago
Can't Wii all just get along.
Britainz-Fin3st  +   1340d ago
Wii u all just stop this foolishness
torchic  +   1340d ago
no dude it doesn't work like that I'm sorry :p
3GenGames  +   1340d ago
Sonic avatar wanting the WiiU to fail...

time to go make my avatar Master Chief and go around bashing all Microsoft articles, because Xbox is to Halo what Nintendo now is to Sonic. If the WiiU fails, Sonic probably fails too, as we know M$ would run it in to the ground OR not care about buying the IP at all, and Sony wouldn't want it with LBP being their main kiddy game. You'd better change your tone son.
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Moby-Royale  +   1340d ago
adamant715  +   1339d ago
Holy sh*t. That is one hell of a difference..
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1340d ago
I'm not sure if it's technically worse. But something about it is off putting. Probably more of a design thing.
EliteDave93  +   1340d ago
If this is true then that confirms Wii U wont be more powerful than PS3.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1340d ago
Not really true.
Britainz-Fin3st  +   1340d ago
From the two screenshots i saw, the PS3 version does look nicer then the WiiU.

Maybe because its a port? Maybe because theres been 7 years to perfect the ps3 titles.

But its clear, that the screenshot showing batman, regardless that hes wearing a shiny suit in the wii u that the detail and colour looks better on the ps3.

And no elitedave it doesnt confirm that at all really does it..
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xAlmostPro  +   1340d ago
You're correct it took ages to get multi-plats on par with the PS3

However the wii and wiiU are easy to develop for platforms. The wiiU is easier to develop for than launch PS3 and most likely easier to dev for now also.

The problem here is that even if you're correct. Then what happens in the next 2 years when the new PS and Xbox consoles release and the wiiU devs are just perfecting ports?.. The games are going to look awful again, which is not good news.
Britainz-Fin3st  +   1340d ago
Well, im no expert so i wont pretend i am but i imagine that as time goes on that if the Wii U is more powerful then 360 and ps3 that eventualy developers will be putting out games that will look stunning, maybe not as good as the other consoles that will be around.

so long as fans of nintendo can play their games with noticeably better graphics and all the other stuff which will be improved im sure they will be happy and im sure like the Wii they will sell alot of consoles.
jc48573  +   1340d ago
all I want to know if you can play the game w/o the armor. If you don't, then Rocksteady is really doing something wrong here.

Not that I really care which version is better. I only care that Wii U users also get the same experience we (ps3 and 360) got despite the new control Nintendo got going.
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drpepperdude  +   1340d ago
I wish that screenshot was realistic. The PS3 version doesn't even look as good as it shows in the screenshot. I have the ps3 version and it doesn't look that good. Wheres all the jagged edges that are on the ps3 but not in the screenshot?
DeadlyFire  +   1340d ago
Shot on left might be PC shot haha.

There is no way of actually knowing unless you have both games and both systems at your house. Internet is full of people claiming things.
xAlmostPro  +   1340d ago
Damage control
ChocolateGiddyUp  +   1340d ago
The shots of the Joker look EXACTLY the same.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
KILLERAPP  +   1340d ago
Who cares? This will not change your mind on weather or not you will buy a Wii U. Is a year old version of an awesome game. All this ports are not going to take full advance of the hardware. We have to wait till next year for that...
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   1340d ago
Compare when its released, not before hand. "Such a Retardecon"
noctrnl13  +   1340d ago
This is the dumbest article I have ever found on N4G. It's just flame bait. Nothing even slightly worthwhile came from this. I'm more interested in the mechanics and other technical capabilities of the system.

If the controller plays clumsily who cares about graphics? Can we get some in depth information rather than these stupid comparisons (that aren't really comparisons considering the difference)
omarzy  +   1340d ago
why has they not posted these pic comparisons yet? wii u version looks better, and has more items in the pic. just putting this is, and hoping that n4g will post these ones as well
WeskerChildReborned  +   1340d ago
How can anyone dislike?
omarzy  +   1340d ago
bahabeast  +   1340d ago
nintendo should have made the system more powerful, its 6 years into this generation if your gonna release a console in 2012 we should be putting the screen besides pc games.
Commander-Koslun  +   1340d ago
Well, Nintendo hasn't really been at the forefront in terms of graphics and performance these days, plus, it's a port, so of course it won't look as good.
Kos-Mos  +   1340d ago
Noooo, is it true? Can`t believe it and I really care about graphics and graphics. Good graphics makes a game perfect. Graphics>gameplay>music& gt;story.
Who needs a story when you got good graphics anyway?
corrus  +   1340d ago
Yeah Yeah and WII was much more powerful than PS3/360 stop fool yourselves Nintendo not need from powerful console they need only to make money that's why they make cheap consoles to take more money from them and about PS3 even first games had good graphic Uncharted 1 Killzone 2 Resistance 1
wishingW3L  +   1340d ago
and not to mention that Ninja Gaiden 3 runs at 30 frames on Wii U compared to 60 on the PS3 and Xbox.
omarzy  +   1340d ago
ummmm no..... ps3/360 do not run at 60fps. i do not even have to bring up the wii u itself to disprove this
wishingW3L  +   1340d ago
NG3 gameplay runs at 60 frames (just like NG 1 and 2) while cut-scenes run at 30 frames with more detail on PS3 and Xbox:

While in the Wii U version everything runs at 30 frames (cut-scenes and gameplay):
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PonyMadeFromTacos  +   1340d ago

"both versions drops frames and can tear quite badly"

I can hardly call this "runs at 60 frames", maybe when nothing is happening on screen. And besides, considering that NG3 was quite bad, both quality and sales wise, I doubt that the devs are gonna try hard to make something better out of the WiiU version.
r21  +   1340d ago
what the heck? the wii u doesnt look worse, they're about the same :L
codename13  +   1340d ago
lol .. batman got shiny figure in wii-u xD
sly-Famous  +   1340d ago
Did it look bad on the PS3? I couldnt tell I was enjoying it too much.
WagFanger  +   1340d ago
Well, from the small amount we've seen, I wouldn't say worse, but it isn't better that's for sure.

I need to see the game in motion to really decide, but so far it's just a straight port with a retardedly shiny suit
Smokingunz  +   1340d ago
The wii u version will look better when it comes out.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1340d ago
firstly, for a game that has NO anti-aliasing, that PS3 "screenshot" certainly has some damn good anti-aliasing. HINT HINT HINT.

its not a screenshot. its a "screenshot" that is rendered in a huge resolution with AA out the wahzoo and then downsampled.

the wii u one, well its a completely different suit and it does look like an in-game screenshot due to the aliasing that is present.

in conclusion, who gives a flying f$#k which looks better? people didnt buy 100 million wiis cause of its graphical brilliance, did they?
Subzero200  +   1340d ago
the batman is a boring piece of crap period no matter what system, so i hope that shuts everyone here up.
corrus  +   1340d ago
That's why is shiny when you see WII U version to say is better than PS3/360 version actually is worst
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