Submitted by lilbroRx 861d ago | article

Runner 2 Is Better On Wii U Than On PS3 And Xbox 360

"For technical reasons, we had to remove a few features from the PS3 version: depth of field, shadow filtering, and micro leaderboards at the end of every level. As a result of having no depth of field, the game is sharper and colors more vibrant." (BIT.TRIP Runner 2, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

lilbroRx  +   861d ago
Its nice to see developers put fourth effort and not just do straight, unoptimized ports.
thereapersson  +   861d ago
I agree
And as primarily a PS3 gamer, I say all the better for Nintendo gamers. They've had to deal with lack of hardware prowess this entire generation, so it's nice to see them with some superior HD content. Besides, now that some developers have had the chance to explore the hardware, I would certainly hope that a WiiU version would be technically stronger than a PS3 or x360 version.
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Psn800  +   860d ago
Well said your a honest guy , nice to see on here Bubbles for you .
Donnieboi  +   861d ago
Yeah but how long will Wii U's spotlight shine when the REAL next gen begins Holiday 2013? Hmmm...
thereapersson  +   861d ago
Well until that time comes, let WiiU owners have their moment in the sun. Everyone should enjoy HD goodness, IMO. This reminds me of when the N64 came out during the time of the PSOne. Games looked noticeably better, and there were many company-defining moments for Nintendo. I hope Nintendo has similar luck with the WiiU.
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AKR  +   860d ago
When PS4 and 720 are released, the Wii U will have to share the light - But don't let it's lower specs fool you into believing this is going to be the 7th generation all over again. The visuals may look better on the competition, but the Wii U has some pretty decent innovation going for it with the Gamepad.

The gap is much smaller this time, anyway. It won't be like the Wii vs. the PS3 and 360. Nintendo can do an awesome job this time around, if they encourage third-parties to make good use of the system. Criterion has done it with Most Wanted U. Ubisoft has done it with Rayman Legends. Frozenbyte did with Trine 2. Now Gajin is doing with Runner2.

The Wii U has a better chance of standing up to the big boys this time. I think this generation is going to be a blast.

Either way, just because it's weaker - That doesn't mean fail. Remember PS1, PS2, Wii and DS? All weaker than the competition - But still came out on top.
FriedGoat  +   860d ago
It's just a shame Nintendo don't know how to make decent games any more, well, games that have enough content to justify £40.
deafdani  +   860d ago
Next gen began for me on november of last year, regardless of what your opinion of what constitutes a "next gen" console is.

And in the end, it will come down to the games. If Nintendo puts out some killer games this holiday season when the OTHER next gen consoles come out, then Wii U will do just fine.
dantesparda  +   860d ago
The game looks like crap, its obvious the devs suck, just look at the game. There is no way that the PS3 cant handle this game. The develoers really do not know what they are doing.
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Link079  +   860d ago
All the way mate its powerful enough.
aceitman  +   860d ago
they could have done that with the ps3 , if they knew how develop for it right.
lilbroRx  +   860d ago
You apparently didn't read the article.
g2gshow  +   860d ago
Neonridr  +   861d ago
to Sum up the article: Visually and Perfomance is better on the Wii U than the PS3, and it's visually identical to the 360 but loads faster.
Dark5tar1  +   861d ago
Ok and why should we expect anything less? This article doesn't seem much like "news".
Godmars290  +   861d ago
This article forgets that the WiiU needs to be compared to the next console generation, which its suppose to be apart of, and not the current one.
FriedGoat  +   860d ago
Haha, indeed.
Link079  +   860d ago
They can only compare it to platforms that get the same game ? plus they are using about 20% of wiiu power for this type of game if that so it hasnt had proper Nextgen investment,and ps4/720/WiiU without Nextgen tools and investment wont surpass current gen by lots that's a FACT you can have the most powerful rig if you only use a mere percent of its power you cant start comparing it to lesser console games that had say a 200 million budget ?

With the investment you will see games way beyond ps3 ect.

Look at the Witness for ps4 psn it looks average shall we start comparing that game to Trine2 DC ? exactly that's my point.
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Godmars290  +   860d ago
"Look at the Witness for ps4 psn it looks average shall we start comparing that game to Trine2 DC?"

No. You should be comparing the PS4 version of The Witness to the WiiU Version of the Witness.
Shouldn't it be better?
PopRocks359  +   861d ago
Depends. Is the developer a lazy bunch who just want to rush the port out or does the developer care enough to take advantage of the hardware?
AKR  +   860d ago
Criterion Games is a perfect example, of a company who puts efforts into their ports. Even if it took a couple months to get it released - that's some serious work ethic.
FriedGoat  +   860d ago
And then don't release any DLC for said ports.
lovegames718  +   861d ago
lol smh. They are still trying smh. Give it up already.
ziggurcat  +   861d ago
given its artistic direction, there's not reason why the PS3 couldn't have had those filters and that feature in the game.

sounds like an example lazy devs to me, and another studio to add to the "do not support" list.
givemeshelter  +   861d ago
It should be better...Hands down...Of course that is NOT always the case as seen these days....
AllroundGamer  +   861d ago
watched the demo - http://www.youtube.com/watc... , and they had to remove some graphic features on the PS3? really? cause i just saw an easy looking "free game"... so very probably their optimization skills are really bad.
ChickeyCantor  +   860d ago
Or simply not worth it? They are a small group of people who make indie games. It's still a business. I don't see why you should put too much effort in one console while the others work fine and you have a deadline.
abzdine  +   861d ago
the opposite would have surprised me! Wii U just came out so it's normal it's slightly better. But compared to PS3 exclusives it's nothing
Link079  +   860d ago
The wiiu does almost 8192x8192 resolution on textures grow up and then with S3TC you can make the textures even more detailed.

ps3 did 1024x1024 in its very best games so the WiiU can basically draw graphics detailed enough for any game out there and makes mince meat of ps3 in graphics try 7 times the resolution in textures alone.

Oh this is the highest texture resolution you can get ?
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InTheZoneAC  +   861d ago
um.....wii u better have better versions of every game, why is this a news article?

when ps4 comes out you'll NEVER read an article saying, ps4 version is better than ps3 or 360....
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   861d ago
ah good ol' nintendo, always a gen behind. im sitting here stewing in my own excitement dying to know whats going on with the ps4 and xbox 760, and out of no where

"nintendo game does a little better than ps3/360 version!"

wow. bravo nintendo.
PopRocks359  +   861d ago
Out of curiosity, what will your thoughts be if Watch Dogs only looks "a little better" on the PS4? I believe the word "optimization" should be looked up.
profgerbik  +   861d ago
Nothing against Watch Dogs but it was one the least graphically advanced games they showed off along with Knack, no doubt it is leaps above Knack graphically just saying out of all the titles they showed Watch Dogs seems like it could be on current system still which it is going to be.

It looks great but the fact it will even be on the PS3 and Xbox 360 says to me, chances are it won't look that much different across all platforms.

Probably only differences would be small and the Wii U and PS4 versions will be slightly better than the others. It's also a launch title no doubt because of that there will be little difference between the Wii U and the PS4.

It's obvious the PS4 is way more powerful but for a game like that it isn't really going to show much of a difference I don't think but I guess we will see.
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PopRocks359  +   860d ago

That's the point I'm making here. The PS4 is pretty powerful, obviously more so than the Wii U. But that doesn't mean anything if developers don't choose to take advantage of that. In this instance, I'm not sure Watch Dogs will be optimized to look outstandingly better on PS4 when compared to the Wii U version. Not because the PS4 can't handle more, but because I don't see Ubisoft really taking that extra mile with a multiplat game that could potentially see a simultaneous release.

Will Ubisoft optimize the game? That's the big question surrounding Watch Dogs.


So I was right; they're adding some more details to give it a nicer looking touch but all in all, it will pretty much be the same game. No offense, but I don't think seeing the fidelity of the wind will make the PS4 version look so much better that it will seem like a different game. Who can say for sure, in all honesty? If anyone's known for breaking exclusivity promises, it's Ubisoft.

Either way, we'll see as the game comes closer to its launch.
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MASTER_RAIDEN  +   860d ago
I will have little to no reaction to such news.

im not a 12 year old "fanboy" who thinks of that type of thing as a win for my favorite piece of plastic.
Brucis  +   860d ago
>always a gen behind

You clearly didn't know about Nintendo until the Wii.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   860d ago
and you clearly love making snide comments just to hear yourself talk.
Nintendo has been a gen behind every gen since n64. it happened when they decided to stick with cartridges as opposed to moving forward to CDs. then it happened AGAIN when they decided to publicly announce that they would make no attempt to get into the online gaming world with the gamecube.

Im beginining to think that YOU dont know about nintendo at all.
MasterCornholio  +   861d ago
Hmm the game doesnt look that complex to begin with. I cant wait to see a multiplatform comparison of all versions of Watch Dogs.


". According to a report by Digital Spy on Feb 23, the senior producer at Ubisoft disclosed the players would be able to see the “fidelity of the wind” due to the extra graphical power provided by the next-generation system. The developer were also able add more reactions to the artificial intelligence department."


I have no idea what the Wii U version will be like but like the producer says the PS4 version will be better due to the visuals, physics and Ai.

BTW the improved Ai makes the PS4 version the one to get unless you like fighting retarded enemies.
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RogueStatus28  +   861d ago
A positive Wii U article on N4G?
BlackWolf  +   861d ago
Yeah. A rare sighting, isn't it?
saint_seya  +   860d ago
It would be more, if it were more to talk about the wii u, but since not many game releases, and nothing else since the nintendo direct, theres nothing to say #besides the normal fanboy wars that we are used to, that many times start for nothing
TongkatAli  +   860d ago
You guys are so over dramatic , its embarrassing.
rpd123  +   861d ago
Oh great! A game I've never heard of is better on Wii U.
madjedi  +   860d ago
My thoughts exactly.
DaPrintz  +   860d ago
Ha, word.
Xenomorph  +   861d ago
Meanwhile, every third party developer skips out on WiiU for being last gen technology.
profgerbik  +   860d ago
For a game like this is it really even necessary to point out the difference, I am pretty sure the developers just felt like being lazy.

I took one look at the game and that was the first thought that came to my mind.
ironmonkey  +   860d ago
oh well better than nothing right.
the worst  +   860d ago
what ever the wii u has cancer
saint_seya  +   860d ago
That is not funny at all.. Not because ure attacking wii u for no reason, but the worse part, Cancer is the worst thing that can happen to someone, and making jokes about it when someone in here may have/had someone with that horrible thing.
madjedi  +   860d ago
Wow this a bragging point really, show some wii u games matching sony and ms better exclusive offerings, if you want to start bragging.

How barren is your lineup, when you have to point to 3rd party games as a indication of superiority over an 8 yr old system.
Bumpmapping  +   860d ago
Last gen don't start till Nintendo says it does.
G20WLY  +   860d ago
I know you said a naughty thing there (that might upset the sensitive ones), but I did laugh when I read that! Well played :P

For me, I've never heard of Runner 2 (or Runner 1?) and I couldn't care less which system it looks better on. This sort of news doesn't help the Wii U's case in the slightest - it just seems like anything better on Wii U is only better because it's been out on everything else for ages (Trine 2, NFS) or it's a simple game and in either instance the devs have polished it a little more :/
Brucis  +   860d ago
>Wii U port looks or is better than original
>lol Nintendo's last-gen as usual, being compared to 7 year old hardware

>New Killzone looks better than the previous Killzones
>Next-gen is here, move over Nintendo!

And someone tried to tell me N4G wasn't biased against Nintendo.
GraveLord  +   860d ago
Too bad no one has a Wii U.
PopRocks359  +   860d ago
You ever stop and think about why you only have one bubble?
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Skate-AK  +   860d ago
Probably due to PS3's small amount of ram.
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josephayal  +   860d ago
the console is technically next-generation
KontryBoy706  +   860d ago
... let me get this straight. Why the hell SHOULDN'T it be better. It is competing with 7 YEAR OLD SYSTEMS. In the past this article wouldn't even exist. "PS2 version of game x looks better than Nintendo 64" "Nintendo Game Cube version of game y looks better than the Playstation One version" orly???? It should be considered and outrage if EVERY Wii U version does NOT look better than 7 year old systems. When has it been in the past previous gen systems make games look better than current gen...?
arbitor365  +   860d ago
to the fanboys who try to tote this, trine 2, or most wanted, as examples of the wii u's next gen abilities, remember this

there is a difference between having a better version and being able to do something the other consoles cant do

and there is also a difference between being able to do things other consoles cant do, and being a full generation ahead of them
wiiulee  +   860d ago
of course its better on wiiu, most games that takes advantage of wiiu and its gamepad will be better on wiiu then any other systems
Oh_Yeah  +   860d ago
Runner 2? I've never even heard of the first one.. What's this an indie game? Edit: yeah it is, just checked it out and it looks friggin good...not a graphically intensive game though, any differences I'm sure would be hard to find.
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