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Need For Speed Most Wanted U "by far the best looking version", features true Miiverse integration

Criterion Games impress with what is "by far the best looking version" being the first third party game to integrate Miiverse in-game. (Need For Speed Most Wanted U, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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very good, now let the negative post come in. any minute now....
Nicolee  +   1089d ago
Wii U is first next gen console ! ' grab popcorn '
decrypt  +   1089d ago
"by far the best looking version"

Only if you decide to pretend a PC version doesnt exist.
Muerte2494  +   1089d ago
@ Decrypt...
if you actually read the article, Criterion is actually using the PC textures on the Wii U version. Lighting, textures, effects.... are all coming from the PC version. If you include the excellent Miiverse integration, then,yes, it's probably the best version.
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reynod  +   1089d ago
They may use the Textures etc from the PC version. However the PC version runs at higher resolution aka 1080p and can use much higher AA and still manage above 60fps.

Hence PC version will still be superior.
a_adji  +   1089d ago
I think he actually meant it's the best looking version out of the consoles so calm down you none pc owner.
Highlife  +   1089d ago
But not for long
SilentNegotiator  +   1089d ago
Whoopie! Wii U has some better multiplats....for a couple more months.
GribbleGrunger  +   1089d ago
Very slick, clean visuals with a steady frame rate. Certainly better looking than the 360 and PS3. Now just get out there and buy it folks! Keep supporting those 3rd parties and they'll keep supporting you.
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wiium64  +   1089d ago
of coarse it's the best looking version, the wii is next gen, and ps 3 and 360 are not. just because the haters say it's not next gen, does not make it so, i can say ps4 and 720 are not next gen, but just because i say they are not next gen does not make it so. but what ever helps the haters sleep well at night.
Jobesy  +   1089d ago
Wiiu is not "next gen" it's already out, that makes it "current gen". Wii is last gen, Wiiu is current gen, Nintendo's future console is next gen. Ps3 and 360 are current gen as well.
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Highlife  +   1089d ago
No it will be last gen
Campy da Camper  +   1089d ago
I am your father's brother's former roommate's cousin.

Lord Helmet
MNGamer-N  +   1089d ago
This gen, that gen, your gen, last gen, who cares. Wii U is going to have good looking games. Don't be mad. So will PS4. Am I mad? No, I am happy.
PopRocks359  +   1089d ago
You can't say the Wii U is current gen if you're listing the PS3/360 as current gen as well. Those are last gen if we are now calling the Wii U next gen.
Realplaya  +   1089d ago
Nope wii,ps3, and xbox 360 are all last gen no matter how you add it divide it and multiply it wii u is next gen. When 720, and ps4 come out they'll be next gen.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1089d ago
Original Xbox came out after PS2 and had better graphics.
You would not consider that next-gen. And the Wii was a GameCube with motion controls and also played GameCube and PS2 games, the same way the Wii U is playing PS3 and 360 games. So how was that next-gen?

Is, it the next generation of Nintendo hardware and successor to the Wii? Yes. But it's not next-gen tech (not sure how many times devs have to repeat themselves).
It plays the same games with similar quality. It all comes down to the games.
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herbs  +   1089d ago
It's awesome when devs put in the time and actually take advantage off additional assets. Great job Criterion :)
a_adji  +   1089d ago
Ok I take it we are talking about gens? Just a guess lol
Starfox17  +   1089d ago
Wow WiiU version is AMAZING love these features best NFS ever.
DOMination-  +   1089d ago
The game sucks imo. There is no narrative when it comes to the top 15 most wanted like in the original. The city is lifeless and uninteresting. The races repeat very quickly and there were huge technical problems on the 360 (May be fixed on WiiU?)

And the soundtrack is unusually poor for a Criterion game. I thought the reviews for the game were way too high.
deafdani  +   1089d ago
The gameplay video looks great, but I really am not liking this co-driver powers stuff. Turning off traffic, changing the time of day... really? Wouldn't this mechanic make the game way too easy if you played with another player?

Starfox17  +   1089d ago
Why its just an option called co driver you don't have to play this way ??? do u even listen.
deafdani  +   1089d ago
Did you read what I said? It's right there. In my post. In the last sentence.

"Wouldn't this mechanic make the game way too easy if you played with another player?"

^ That means that, yes, I understand it's a coop feature. It doesn't necessarily justify it. I was making a genuine question. Up your reading comprehension skills, please.

Maybe there's a justification for this feature, maybe there's a mechanic to counterbalance it, preventing it from making the game too easy or something. I don't know. This is why I made this question. I expected someone to maybe give me some insight to this matter.

But no. You only had to mindlessly get on "defense mode", instead of activating a few brain cells and try to engage in a intereting discussion. Hell, you could've even told me to just wait until the game release to see how it pans out in the end, that maybe I'm judging too soon, and I would've conceded your point.

What did your answer to me bring to the table, except a pathetic attempt to attack me, without bringing up any actual argument or reply to my question? Ugh.

It really doesn't surprise me at all that so many people on this site have such a poor image of Nintendo fans. At least here in N4G, the vast majority of them are embarrassing to read.

I'm still open to a nice discussion, if you want to have it. It's up to you to change your attitude and tone down the "defensive fanboy mode" a bit. I promise it will do wonders for you and everyone involved around you.
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1089d ago
He would but he's out of bubbles. =p
Deku-Johnny  +   1089d ago
No, my friend's are dicks and would turn off traffic until I was use to not having traffic and then turn it up to full so I lose.
exfatal  +   1089d ago
not all nintendofans are like starfoxs and behalf of him i do apologizes for his rudeness. To answer your question though, i believe its an extra mode to play around in, with a friend not necessarily to complete the game if you are looking for a challenge. Also i might be mistaken but i think god mode only works in open city driving perhaps, so when you are in an actually racing event it some function are shut off?

also I'm hoping maybe there is just a normal co op mode where second player uses game pad as screen and first player uses the tv. like in call of duty or sonic racing.
live2play  +   1089d ago
they call it "father-son" mode
specifically making it easy on purpose for people new to this fast series

you saying it might make it too easy is exactly what this mode is trying to do
wiium64  +   1089d ago
and if you watch the video the developer says the wii u uses the pc versions textures, the 360 and ps3 versions do not, why? because the wii u is next gen, sorry haters deal with it.
chukamachine  +   1089d ago
ahh so textures make it next gen. Nope.

The wii u has more ram - ram = textures.
wiium64  +   1089d ago
no it uses pc textures, textures from the pc, using pc textures helps make you next gen.
SkullBlade169  +   1089d ago
Last I checked, PC textures exist right now, and have done at this quality for a long time.

That's hardly "Next gen", better looking PC games already exist.

Nintendo simply caught up with modern hardware, that's all. The PS3 and 360 are using 7 year old hardware, it's nothing to write about just because it looks closer to the PC version than the others.
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N4GDgAPc  +   1089d ago
Actually chukamachine is correct. Reason why it can do pc textures is because of more ram. The cpu is what ruins the Wii u's potential. Most Wii u games will look the same or worse compared to ps3 and 360 if they just port it over.

To take advantage of Wii u they need to make it the main port which right now is just stupid. Wii u exclusives will look amazing because all there focus will just be the Wii u.
Deku-Johnny  +   1089d ago
@SkullBlade169, the oldest tech in the Wii U is about 2 years old. The oldest tech in the PS3/360 is probably about 8 or 9 years old. Just because you have some unreasonable hatred towards Nintendo doesn't mean the Wii U isn't the most powerful console available for the next year or so.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1089d ago
Yes but can it play farcry 3 or bioshock infinte or the last of us? say yes and I will buy a wiiU now.

Can't remember the last NFS game that I liked.
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Deku-Johnny  +   1089d ago
It's not whether the Wii U is capable of playing those games, it's whether the devs want to bring those games to the console. Anything PS360 can play Wii U can do without breaking a sweat.
deafdani  +   1089d ago
Theoretically? Yes, of course it can. The Last of Us on Wii U will never happen, though, just like any Mario or Zelda game won't happen on a PS3.
delboy  +   1089d ago
Can you play Zelda on another system. Lol
And wiiu doesn't need every 3rd party game to be ported, only the best ones :-) plus N console ever.

Nice to see Frostbite 2 is working so great on wiiu, hopefully we will see some battlefield on wiiu, and with some good second screen implementation.
Best BF version confirmed.
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BlackWolf  +   1089d ago
Well, pretty sure it could, if the devs decide to port it.
Realplaya  +   1089d ago
Why is that even a question?
Braid  +   1089d ago

The game uses an updated version of Criterion's "Chameleon Engine", which was formerly used in Hot Pursuit. The NFS game which uses the Frostbite 2 engine is Need for Speed: The Run.

People seem to confuse those two, in reality Most Wanted has nothing to do with Frostbite 2.
WiiUsauce  +   1089d ago
Asking if the Wii U can play The Last of Us is like asking if the sky is purple. We all know the Wii U will never have the Last of Us, because it is a first party Sony game. Would the Wii U be able to run the last of us hypothetically? DUH, of course it damn well could. The Wii U has a more modern feature set, and better hardware than the PS3.
Ippiki Okami  +   1089d ago
WOW. Nintendo fan boys are stupid. I know you guys have never experienced "HD" games and as casual gamers you can be easily be swayed by "tech" talk lol. There is NOTHING next gen about this game. All the tools used are tools made for this gen of pc/console games. Next gen games using next gen tools are games like Starwars 1313, Watch Dogs, square enix luminous engine, etc. You are only looking like fools saying this is next gen, sorry.
broken_back-man  +   1089d ago
thats very true and I bet all the games you just meantioned wont even show up on the wiiu because devs dont want to waste their time downgradibg from 2 real next gen systems!!
Realplaya  +   1089d ago
watch dogs is rumored to be coming to the wiiu if it does will you come back and eat crow?
N4GDgAPc  +   1089d ago
Well if it does come out on Wii u it will be a downgrade. Ps4 and 720 will be a lot better.
IAmTheBest35  +   1088d ago
ive experienced hd.. on my ps3 and 360. hey, you seem to know a lot about whether something is next gen or not. maybe you can answer me this question, at what point did the 360 become next gen?
Jamaicangmr  +   1089d ago
I'm not so sure.
I'm not getting whats supposed to be fun about the co driver option. Switching time, turning off traffic, getting rid of cops will just make the game too easy. So infact this does sound like a vanilla version.

I don't get how playing as the co driver will be fun anyway. If the co driver was working against the main player. Controlling cops setting up road blocks etc yes. However this God is watching over me type power will just take away from the fast paced fun of the game.
delboy  +   1089d ago
Sure you don't understand, because you don't have real friends to play with.
Online kids these days.
Jamaicangmr  +   1089d ago
Why so thin skinned?
So rather than paint a scenario in which you think it would be fun you make a personal attack? Yeah and im the kid mighty "Grown" of you del"boy"
Jakens  +   1089d ago
best looking version, sure
Need for Speed, ummmmmmmm, Need for Speed
Picture_Dancer  +   1089d ago
How many times developers promised best-looking WiiU version, 1080p graphics etc. and it always ended the same, which is worst looking version from all 3 current gens: PS3, X360 and WiiU.
Hide_and_Geek  +   1089d ago
You posted this exact comment on another story. It was wrong there, too.
Zechs34  +   1089d ago
Correct me if I am wrong, but isnt the co-driver mode an option? I dont see how people are using that negatively towards an obviously superior version of the game (as stated by the dev in the video.) It's just like cheats or even difficulty modes. Dont use or change them unless you want to.
Skate-AK  +   1089d ago
Nice. I wanna see some comparison screens.
cleverusername  +   1089d ago
I should think it should be too!! If it wasn't something would be seriously wrong!!
stuntman_mike  +   1089d ago
looking awesome. nice to hear some enthusiasm for wii u amongst all this doom and gloom stuff.
lovegames718  +   1089d ago
Yeah just like Bo2 (which actually performs worse than ps3 version if you go by D.F. and looks the same as xbox version), just like NG3 lol only because they added blood which they could have done with the other versions easily and just like Colonial Marines you know that game that was really going to show how nxt gen wiiu is lol Give it a break this is already old!!!!!

This bs is like DLC now lol devs purposely leaving some things out and spending more time on the wiiu version as a selling point and saying "oh it is the definitive version" lol my $ss lol
ahronith  +   1089d ago
I have PS3 and Wii U versions of BO2. To me the Wii U one performs better and has more visual polish...And thats just playing with off tv play!
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Neonridr  +   1089d ago
this is like Trine 2... sure you can buy it for the 360 or PS3 for less no doubt, but as far as the consoles go, The Wii U is the best looking version, not to mention it has extra levels and more closely resembles the PC version.

Very similar situation here, they model it closer to the PC version by enhancing the textures and improving the lighting and draw distances to more closely match the PC version..
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Qrphe  +   1089d ago
The Wii U version is better than the other consoles but it still trails the PC version significantly (especially since it runs at 1080p and higher).
Neonridr  +   1089d ago
Look, PC will ALWAYS be better than console versions, can't we just take that out of the equation. I even mentioned that as far the consoles go, The Wii U version of Trine 2 would be the best. Same scenario here seems to be taking place with NFS.

It would be interesting to see if you took the PC version and locked it at 720p, how close would the Wii U and PC versions be. I'm guessing aside from the framerate being more solid on the PC version, they may be quite close.
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Nevers0ft  +   1088d ago
This argument would hold some water if it wasn't for the fact that BO2 on Wii U looks better! DF can measure whatever the hell they want - playing the game tells a different story.

As for the Wii U version of NFS, have you seen it? It's clearly an improvement over the console versions (which it should be, the Wii U is a new console).
KillerPwned  +   1089d ago
I hope a demo is released on the store I really wanna try this out.
sknygy  +   1089d ago
I would of said same, but think Criterion deserve the £££ for putting in the effort! Good on them! More please third parties!
danny818  +   1089d ago
I feel bad for the wiiU owners who have current gen consoles. If the game does look better, i wouldnt still be able to justify the price. $60 for a game that i can find for $40 for ps3 or Xbox
Neonridr  +   1089d ago
why would you feel bad? I mean I would always be willing to spend more money on something to get the best possible experience. It's like a movie, you can pay X dollars for a regular version, or X + Y dollars for a special edition director's cut. It happens all the time, and you would justify spending extra money to get extra features on a movie, why not on a video game?

I have a 360 and a Wii U, but why wouldn't I want the best console graphics I can get, along with Miiverse integration, and the ability to play on the gamepad screen away from the TV? To me the off TV play is one of the greatest features. It allows my wife to watch TV while I continue to play the game, otherwise I wouldn't be playing it half as much..
delboy  +   1089d ago
Soccer mom's don't have ps360,so I don't see a problem here.
lovegames718  +   1089d ago
res. to ahonrith......

I didnt say it they did and many others.....
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exfatal  +   1089d ago
man was kinda excited for the ps3 version but just kinda forgot about it, but will def pick this up for wii u, looks fun with good mode. hope they have 2 players local, where other can race on gamepad, that would def sell it for me. good job Criterion Games
Lulz_Boat  +   1089d ago
graphics proof please.
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Legend_Killer  +   1089d ago
u need proof? the developer himself said it damn it!!!
Sano64  +   1089d ago

look at the road textures, that's all the proof you need.
GribbleGrunger  +   1089d ago
Didn't you watch the video and listen to the developers? I'm a Sony fan but there is NO denying that this is superior to the 360 and PS3 version. I really don't see the problem Sony and MS fans have with admitting this game looks GREAT. It's almost as if every console owner can't handle another console getting a better looking game, but why? Great version, better visuals, steadier framerate and a great developer. I may disagree with some aspects of the Wiiu and no doubt some of the Wiiu owners in here may disagree with me in the future, but my views are genuine views and not born out of fanboy blindness. Wiiu owners should be really happy with this and I'm happy for you. Now go out and buy the game and make Criterion's hard work worth while.
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arbitor365  +   1089d ago
well enjoy playing it without analog triggers for throttle
Yodagamer  +   1089d ago
It shouldn't be a huge problem for arcade racers, for me anyways, it's always full throttle and a bit of brake. It will be a problem if the wii u does get a simulation racer though.
Neonridr  +   1089d ago
lol, is that all you got? Because I know when I am playing a racing game, I like to gently press the gas down so I can get a nice slow start once the timer says GO!

Oh and when I am braking, I like the ability to only adminster 10% braking, because just tapping the button wouldn't do itself enough justice.

Give me a break.

Games like this, it is full gas, or full brake
stuntman_mike  +   1089d ago
I still use face buttons for driving games lol, just a habit from 16 bit days.
Qrphe  +   1089d ago
Wii U will eventually run the best-looking version of whatever multiplats come out on the PS360 even if it's in 720p still.
PopRocks359  +   1089d ago
Assuming the ports aren't lazy. Give these devs some credit; they went out of their way to take advantage of this hardware's specs, which as it turns out CAN produce some good looking games.
Qrphe  +   1089d ago
Expect games that will look better than TLoU and Beyond on the Wii U. It may not have a better CPU but it has a better GPU and more ram than the PS3 which will be more than enough (regardless of what others may say).
broken_back-man  +   1089d ago
wiiu isnt going to get much support from anyone at all just dont too excited ps4/720 will dominate the crapU devs go where the money is they wont waste thier time on that stuff I mean come on even madden 13 only has like 1000 people online on the wiiu hahaha
Yodagamer  +   1089d ago
Yea let's us common sense who in their right minds would buy a downgraded ea port over a better version, that was only made in 9 months if that. Heck ea gives ios versions more dev time than that (the devs said so).
Nevers0ft  +   1088d ago
What a mature and insightful poster, you should consider writing a novel.

The simple fact is, if the porting process is kept straightforward then most AAA games will come out on all systems - the sheer expense of development means publishers need to recoup those costs however they can.
YoloSwag  +   1089d ago
I'm glad to see developers using Wii U's potential.
broken_back-man  +   1089d ago
hahaha I love how these nintendo fan boys are all tickled pink about a brandnew system games looking a tiny bit very unnoticeable difference over 7 and 8 year old hardware lol wow how exciting lol
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1089d ago
NOO! noo! NOOO!
Another Lie! Lie? Yes, it is a lie! Or..?

Now I don't know who to believe is it the TROLLS on N4G or- or- or- do I believe numerous game designers...

Game designers are smart and actually work on WiiU's but Trolls make such compelling arguments like, "WiiU sucks" and "WiiU is worse than 7 year old technology"....

-How could the N4G Trolls be soooooo wrong?

It's like blind hate, yes that's it, blind hate...

Yes, yes- The Game Developers hate the N4G Trolls...
-They must have planted this story to make the TROLLS look bad. It's a C- O- N- SPIRACY!

Don't Worry Trolls! I refuse to believe a word that the Smarter game developers say, cause I know you are always right.

stuntman_mike  +   1089d ago
are you....KEVIN SPACEY!!!!
WiiUsauce  +   1089d ago
f*uck ubisoft and welcome criterion with open arms.
Hide_and_Geek  +   1089d ago
Oh, N4G. Never change. This is a duplicate post, but because it's worded slightly differently, it's got approved.
profgerbik  +   1088d ago
Yea it is fairly terrible, they can ban people left and right but they can't manage their site better?
1upgamer99  +   1089d ago
So manyPS360 fans talk about how the WiiU can't even do what they can. Lets face a couple of facts the Wii U's tech is not 8 years old its more like 2. It is going to be able to do a little more than PS360, and there is nothing wrong with that. PS4/720 will come out and I am sure they will have more power than Wii U, but so freaking what...The Wii U is fresh and does things this gen certainly could not do.
Also Trine2 creators, Alien colonial, Ubisoft, have all said the Wii U can do more than current gen...Why bash Nintendo, let them have more power for now....No matter what I will support Nintendo. Quit crying about it, if you are a gamer, you like games. You don't sit and play with the CPU/GPU. You play the games put on them. If the game looks and preforms well, isn't that enough
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Phil32  +   1089d ago
If only the game were being released in February or April. March is packed as it is, Wii U included (Monster Hunter and LEGO City). Still, good work and effort by a developer should be rewarded, plus I missed this game on the other platforms. I might check out the Wii U version.
RFornillos4  +   1089d ago
Only fanboys can churn negative vibes out of a positive news. Anyways, the dev says it will be the best looking game of the consoles, so lets set pc aside coz it will obviously look better on a pc. Secondly, the coop mode is optional. Personally I don't see it as better with the coop mode, but hey don't knock it till you try it. I feel the coop mode feels better in a rally type of race where you have an actual co-driver (or whatever you call the other person).
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