Submitted by Ben_Rage_3 972d ago | news

Trine 2: Director's Cut on Wii U Outperforms Rival Consoles

Trine 2: Director’s Cut has been a high profile launch download on the Wii U eShop, due to its popularity on other formats and eye-catching visuals. Prior to release day it drew a lot of attention for the latter reason, in that it showed off the fact that Wii U was bringing Nintendo into the HD age, and that download titles were coming to the virtual platform that would emphasize that very point. (Trine 2: Director's Cut, Wii U)

Conan-O-Brady  +   972d ago
The Wii U runs a year old indie game slightly better than it's 7 year old console brethren... A wins a win I guess... Color me impressed....
-Mika-  +   972d ago
It can't even run the game in 60fps so it not even a win.
PopRocks359  +   972d ago
Mika, please just shut up. You attacked the Wii U rather vehemently claiming how it was weaker than its competition and a game comes out that turns that claim on its side (or at least throws a massive question mark into the equation).

Downloadable game or not, if this system is weaker, why is outperforming with this one game? Why does it outperform with Nano Assault Neo? Why is it allegedly going to outperform with Aliens? Tell me that.
deafdani  +   972d ago
Yeah, it runs at 30 fps, same as the other consoles, but with better graphics, better textures, fixed 720p resolution (the other consoles change resolution to maintain frame rate), and more content that's not possible to include on the Xbox 360 and PS3 without downgrading the graphics for those consoles more than they already are (this from Frozenbite themselves, they stated that).

All of this while processing 2 images, one for TV and the other for the Gamepad.

Yeah, epic fail. /s
Neonridr  +   972d ago
Mika, go take your one bubble and go elsewhere.

The game was capped at 30fps. But guess what, even your precious PS3 looks like garbage in the comparisons between the Wii U and the PS3 versions.
1upgamer99  +   972d ago
This is a good thing. It shows that at launch the Wii U is able to do things that no matter how much tweaking they did other current consoles can not. If you have not played BOPS2 on Wii U, I suggest you sit and play it. It looks better than my PS3 version (I rented the Wii U version) and the gamepad makes that game kick!
Minato-Namikaze  +   972d ago
Cod isn't graphically impressive, does it look better than killzone 2? Or 3?
dazzrazz  +   972d ago
What doesn't look better on PS3 these days ? (besides 1st party titles) everything gets ported from Xbox (because its easier, saves money and time)

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1upgamer99  +   971d ago
Killzone, no. My point was it looks a little better on Wii U, its just a port. Graphics are not much better it just looks sharper, but the gamepad is kick!
YoungPlex  +   972d ago
Nice! I guess I have to check this one out over the weekend... Great job!
richierich  +   972d ago
Trine 2 DC looks good but should it have so much jaggies or is it my HDTV?
BrianC6234  +   972d ago
This matters why? It's not like Trine 2 is a big game that pushes hardware.
Neonridr  +   972d ago
Actually this game is quite graphically intensive. Hence the reason why the PS3 and 360 cannot run it at such a high resolution, along with the fact that the Goblin Menace DLC never came out because Frostbyte stated that they didn't want to have to degrade the visuals to accomodate those consoles.

The fact that the Wii U version shares many common things with the PC version shines some light on the fact that if done right, Wii U games can look very good. Obviously the PC version has the top spots because it has the ability to render in 1080p and uses better forms of anti-aliasing. But I have this game on the Wii U and it looks utterly fantastic on my HDTV.

Sure the game isn't CPU intensive, but if developers take the time to utilize the GPGPU properly, some of the burden can be offloaded and handled by the graphics card.

If this game didn't push hardware at all, then the PS3 and 360 would have no problem keeping up with their oh so powerful CPU's.
BrianC6234  +   971d ago
I'm sure the PS3 could easily handle it if the game was made for the PS3. Most third party PS3 games are held back to make sure the 360 version is the same.
Neonridr  +   971d ago
Huh? The PS3 version is the worst out of all of them. That made absolutely no sense.
YourFlyness  +   972d ago
So by calling the PS3 and Xbox360 rival console, is that kind of saying the WiiU is not next gen but current gen?
Sarcasm  +   971d ago
No, its a next-gen console competing with last generation hardware. When the next two consoles come out the universe will re-align itself. Carol, from the walking dead, will finally grow hair. Reggie will finally shut up about graphics.
Deku-Johnny  +   972d ago
I was going to buy this game today. Damn maintenance!
Holeran  +   972d ago
"We also understand that the game's architectural underpinnings favour stronger graphics hardware and that the code is relatively light in terms of its CPU requirement - a good match for Wii U hardware, in other words."
Jadedz  +   972d ago
''Other refinements to the PC game are more subtle - such as the use of higher-quality normal map compression, increased water complexity and splash effects - but these elements work well with the inclusion of higher-resolution textures to deliver more detailed imagery on screen in a way which emphasises the lush look of the environments. Impressively, these elements also form part of the visual package on the Wii U. On top of that the PC game also adopts PhysX enhancements, which mildly improve the quality and scope of destructible objects and surfaces - something that we see on Wii U too.''

Its GPU (Wii U) in its main benefactor.
Holeran  +   971d ago
And I understand that the GPU from Wii will be able to help with some computation in much the same way that the spu system of PS3 works off of, the only problem I can see with that in this case is that the GPU still runs at a fairly slow clock speed where as the PS3 spu system was very fast.
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Triggytrolls  +   971d ago
Why do people hate on the WiiU so much?! I've owned the 360/ps3 since launch and I'm looking forward to buying a WiiU come xmas.

You're gamers yet you hate on a console that looks fun, that's playing games that match that of ps3 and 360 on release. I remember the first games on 360, some of them looked terrible, it's taken 7 years for console games to look as good as they do. Give it 7 years and if WiiU games still match that of the 360/ps3 hate on it then.
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metroidfusion2  +   971d ago
This is one of the 9 games so far that runs in native 1080p and 60fps and I'm sure more are coming and its so funny how people say the wii u only runs some games a little better wwell on a console the max is native 1080p and 60fps and for all of the people thinking thhat games will be in native 4k resolution ha lol keep dreaming cam gaming pc's do native 4k and so the 720 and omni will be doing native 720 and native 1080p and 60fps and if those systems do support 4k it it will be for tv and movies and to upscaale a game to a certain point but and this is hands down the best looking wii u game by far and will be for some time and will also be one of the best looking games on the console period and the wii u games will do the talking and the dumbasses will be surprised ha lol and that's all I'm going to say and I couldn't even imagine the price of building a game in 4k from the ground up
madjedi  +   971d ago
A 2012 console out performs a 2006/2007 one, this is something to actually brag about nintendo guys, wow.

The fact that the wii u, is constantly being compared to 7-8 yr old tech and not to yet to be released ps4/720, should point out just how weak it is.

But since my lips aren't glued to iwata's ass praising it as innovation, anything i say will be written off anyway.

@triggy It took 7 yrs to get to where we are currently at, not 7 yrs for the graphics to improve. Why is it, that nintendo fans that claim to be ps3 or 360 gamers, never created a account on n4g, until early this yr or a few days ago.

Right and if the nintendo zealots did act like it's the second coming of christ, it wouldn't get skewered as much.

What will shut alot of people up is a next gen metroid or zelda, nintendo had a extremely good looking zelda tech demo, 2 e3's ago then not a peep on anything else.

If we are haters, then what the hell are the spinners who praise every move nintendo makes or immediately downplay any reasonable criticisms or bad decisions nintendo makes.

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