Submitted by ChaosKnight 1043d ago | news

Wii U Version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is Broken

Upon checking out the same level on the Xbox 360 version, the problem became clear; the Wii U version does not have about 75% of the Boost Pads that the 360/PS3 versions do, rendering the entire mode impossible to complete. To make matters worse, it must be cleared to move forward in the game, making any level past the fifth unreachable under normal circumstances. (Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed, Wii U)

Godmars290  +   1043d ago
I don't blame the hardware but rather dev inexperience with it. That and expediency.
Godchild1020  +   1043d ago
I guess thats why the Vita Version was delayed?
Godmars290  +   1043d ago
Its already on the PS3, and frankly the Vita isn't getting good press, has been damned by them in fact, so of course devs aren't going to want to waste time effort and money.

And especially in the case of the WiiU, not that good with adapting to sudden/new hardware.
Godchild1020  +   1042d ago

The Vita version is a port of the 3DS version and the 3DS version comes out the same day. Since the 3DS version still doesn't have any reviews and when it does, it still wouldn't matter because no review will change my mind.

I enjoyed the first one on the 360 with Banjo Kazooie and played a little bit of this on the PS3.
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Godmars290  +   1042d ago
Again, Vita's not being seen as popular so the devs don't want to go to the effort. There is no such thing as a straight and effortless port, more so when talking about going from game featuring two screens into one.

Putting in the exact same amount of work for multiple platform titles when one really needs extra has been an issue throughout this gen. Skyrim on the PS3 says as much.

This is just another case of cheap @$$ minimalism.
ChronoJoe  +   1043d ago
Sounds like it didn't go through QA properly is all.

Kinda weird though. Haven't heard about this issue from others with the game... sure it can't be beaten?
ziggurcat  +   1043d ago
this is an issue with the devs, not QA.

having worked in QA for a long time myself, you'd be surprised how many bugs get put into the database that get sluffed off by the devs. chances are, any bug you see in any game had been reported to the devs by QA, but it's up to the devs to fix them.
ChronoJoe  +   1042d ago
If the bug is identified as a gamebreaking progression stopper the developers will not ignore it.

Particularly when it's one that's so easily resolved / trivial.
Phil32  +   1042d ago
I would say it was rushed out, but at least Sumo Digital is offering patches soon. If it was like the Wii where patches were next to impossible to do, I would have a bigger problem.
Godmars290  +   1042d ago
Considering the Wii U storage range, especially the smallest, if too many titles require patches things could become problematic very quickly. More so for the casual gaming crowd the Wii U is aimed at.

Nevermind that game patches and updates have become standard things this gen.
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Mounce  +   1042d ago
When the devs think that the fastest Hedgehog needs to drive a 'Fast Car'.....You know their creativity is out the window.


ChronoJoe  +   1042d ago
Old / tired argument.

Sonic drives in a car because he's against other racers who aren't as fast as him. If you've every watched any sort of real racing you'd know the objective is to standardise the races into speed classes. Hence, Sonic and his friends drive cars, so that they can traverse the tracks at relatively similar speeds.

Besides, there are 100s of speed inconsistencies in the Sonic games. Why is Tails as fast as Sonic in Sonic 2? and most of the video games, in fact. Doesn't make sense, but it's there for playability / enjoyment.
Mounce  +   1041d ago
Old and Tired argument? I must not be around the Sonic fans as much as you are. I'll take your word for it . . . . lol

But I feel there's really no reason to defend the game. What Karting game or Driving game that's arcadey and for some fanbase, has ever been successful, beyond Mario Kart?.... (And saying Crash Bandicoot or Diddy Kong Racing doesn't entirely count) Simply though, Mario Kart was the heaviest contender, most other racing games are just Forza / F1 / GT etc.

This game has no purpose, to be 'birthed'.

I won't even get into a topic about Sonic games and inconsistencies... lol
Neonridr  +   1043d ago
I am sure they can patch that to address the issue.
iGamerZERO  +   1043d ago
I play it daily online on my Wii U and haven't seem any issues , maybe it's isolated....
MegaLagann  +   1043d ago
Yeah I have the Wii U version and haven't run into any problems...yet
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1043d ago
Same here.
Deku-Johnny  +   1043d ago
I was looking forward to this game, I've heard it's pretty hard but if I'll only be able to complete the easy modes because of this I don't see much point when there are quite a few other games I want during the launch window. I guess I'll have to keep my eyes open to see when this is patched and then get it.
Yodagamer  +   1043d ago
Well a patch was said to be on the way according to sumo digital, its just getting approved by Nintendo
Schawk  +   1042d ago
Cant wait to get this game it looks fun
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MeetMyHand  +   1042d ago
If you play this mode on easy and fail it 3 or 4 times it'll allow you to skip the event entirely allowing you to continue the game. I've tested and it does indeed work, a temporary fix till the patch.

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