Iran White of HDWarriors writes: Manfred Linzner of Shin’en had been kind enough to supply us with quite a bit of insight into the Wii U’s capability, and has done so once again.
Good to see some explanation on what sets Wii U apart from past gen.
the question is not if it's capable, the question is WHERE ARE THE GAMES?
The Wii U did have some dry times, but if you still think it has no games, then you really aren't paying enough attention. The flood gate is being opened.
Dude, that statement held up 6 months ago, but not now. Splinter Cell, and Rayman I am playing on Wii U, because the Wii U has the "definitive" Versions Monster Hunter Ultimate Pikmin 3 Wonerful 101 Wind Waker HD Trine Directors cut (again "definitive" version) NSMB U Zombi U NBA2K13 Nano Assault BOPS 2 (Wii U version with gamepad is AMAZING) All of these score 8.5 or higher and are out now. Of coarse There are a TON more out now and At least 6 more AAA titles coming before Christmas. So if you can't find any Wii U games to play your not looking very hard. Also there are some really GREAT Wii games you can play in Wii U and the Wii U does upscale to 1080p thanks to its backwards compatibility.
We're getting a major first party game release every month all the way into next year.
The Wii U is definitely more powerful than the PS3 or 360. It's up to the developers to use that power. The Wii U is improving in that area though.
if this would have been an article saying the wii u is weak there would have been over 500 hundred comments already. where is Lol_WUT,abortmission or madmen? Lol
it's been almost a year and I think this "more capable" kinda of explanation is way past its time already! the damn thing is already on the market, so if its games can't speak volume, tech talks mean shit!
Compare PS3 launch titles like: NBA 2K7, Need for Speed: Carbon, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Resistance: Fall of Man, and Call of Duty 3 to recent titles like: Uncharted 3, The Last of Us, Gran Turismo 6, GTA: V, and Battlefield 4. Judging a system's tech within the first year of it's lifecycle is stupid. It takes time for developers to get the full concept of what they're working with and even longer to properly use it. But nonetheless - we're already seeing titles which show that they ARE getting used to it and are starting to use it. Games like: Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Sonic Lost World, Wind Waker HD, X, Bayonetta 2, Trine 2, Rayman Legends, Nano Assault NEO and Need for Speed: Most Wanted U - come to mind.
Ehhh no? You fanboys are all the same. Complaining about the hardware the whole time. Nintendo itself said a long time ago that it is very capable hardware. Now a dev states that, too. Now it is too late for that^^ Always complaining. Not owning one, but complaining the shit out of it. At least one good thing, you let Nintendo consume your life with the hate you put into this.
Sorry Shin'en make some bigger games then you can talk about power. About the only good looking games you made was Nano Assault and that definitely it not a game to be bragging about. Not saying the Wii U isn't capable just saying coming from Shin'en it doesn't mean much. I am all for developers giving some insight but when you are a developer who barely even has games to push a system anyway it is kind of pointless. More so some of the games Shin'en have made were really crappy. http://www.shinen.com/games...
Shin'en even went on to state that Nano Assault Neo was using 1 of the Wii U's 3 cores. Barely even making the system sweat, and look at how good the game looked visually. Imagine if they put the system through its paces. Don't be ignorant now, I'd love you to do better.
Apparently you have not seen their previous efforts on Wiiware like Jet Rocket, Art of balance, and Fast league racing all of which look better than 90 percent of Wii retail titles and all done within a barbaric 40 mb limit..I think these guys know their sh*t..
Jett Rocket looked greats for Wiiware.
LOL these articles are so cute. look at Ninty.
Translation: Can't say anything smart or counter argue, must insult.
Every comment doesn't have to be this earth shattering revelation. It's just the comment section dude. Less than a quarter of this community is ever going to see this article.
He is an Indie, what do you expect for games, this is about money and time. A lot of Indies where from real good studios before and left for their own vision of gaming, doesnt make their knowledge any worse. At least it is a dev who is not completely biased towards nintendo. For real now, who does even believe a word, what EA says about the hardware? I mean, why would EA want origin, console wide on the Wii U, if Wii U is that bad? EA is just a small kid who didnt get his lolly from nintendo and that is why EA us an ass to nintendo right now, not because of crappy hardware, like they always want it to be.
i saw some bayonetta 2 footage recently, it lookes STUNNING so the gfx issues in the wiiu is greatly over exaggerate, yes it's not as powerful as nextgen systems but it will pump out great gfx, no where near as outdated as wii compared to 360/ps3/pc bring on DK B!TCH
it's about time! with bayonetta 2 and monolith x, no matter what the trolls say, wii u is next gen, but what ever helps the babies sleep at night!
You just have to see Need for Speed to see there is a difference. It might not truly show it now but it will in time. Take a look back at PS3 games that came out in the early days and you'll see there is a very big difference compared to games back then. Compare the Last of us to many games back then and you'll see just how much PS3 started to shine in the later years.
Pikmin 3 looks gorgeous and that was Nintendo's first attempt at HD graphics (not counting NSMBU since that was stylized like the Wii version). Imagine what Zelda will look like, or Metroid..
WiiU going off this article with its 40MB of edram that we know of is extreme powerful if you take into account you need a little more than 16MB to get a sweet 1080p native.....wow the edram does make wiiu have the edge i think,he also said with the standard feature set and a console that allows you to code anything you can dream up sounds as powerful as ps4 easy....
@falcon my bad bro,I hit disagree by mistake.totally agree with your arguments!
Pikmin 3 was also meant to release on the original Wii then got delayed and pushed to Wii U so we still haven't seen a game yet from Nintendo that has been built from the ground up for Wii U.
Why are people still talking about this when E3 aready put those asinine 'Wiiu is is weak claims to bed!???
E3 did prove wiiu was equal to ps4....
I don't care what any of you think! It's a known fact that the WII U is not even in the same ballpark as the Xbox1, let along the PS4!!! Delusion is a disease, seek help! The Technology involved is more advanced on so many levels that it's almost shameful. Online is more fleshed out in what Sony and Microsoft have to offer is like like Nintendo is still using a rotary dial phone in comparison! It's good Nintendo has finally stepped into the HD era, but to compare them to Sony and Microsoft who've been doing HD for the better part of a decade......Yes you guessed it delusional! Those saying that the WII U is showing nice improvements over this gens consoles, that's to be expected! But in that same sentence know that the PS4 and Xbox1 will also show marked improvements over the WII U, and understand that as the generation progresses there will be things that WII U simply will not be able to do that the others will be able too, and that disparity will only get bigger due to the technological differences.
"Those saying that the WII U is showing nice improvements over this gens consoles, that's to be expected!" Evidently it wasn't considering how many people tried and will continue to try to convince others the Wii U is weaker than a 360. Don't pull that crap when it's the critics who have it wrong in the first place.
It may not be weaker than the 360 but it's clearly shown that's its on par with it. No frostbite3 games running on it etc prove it's not all that powerful. Besides we've been over this countless of times ;)
Exactly LOL_WUT Just because people don't want to face fact, that's on them! Critics, developer what have you show this to be true by the support! Why no GTA V, Why no Destiny, Why no Division!? The majority of the 3rd party games coming to the WII U are tried and tested games that have been, are, or will be on this generation consoles! No mention of any games being ported to other consoles!? Yet other consoles have games ported to the WII U. How people could even fathom 2gb of ram is going to magically compete with I'll even say 5gb of ram is like I said in the comment above "DELUSIONAL"! 3 cores against 18 cpu's! No matter how you slice it, Sonys machine is violating the WII U! And it's only going to get worse. Nintendo is doing everything they can to stay relevant in this coming storm, and sure their more well known IP's will sell, but at the end of the day, after all the tallies have been counted up the WII U will have been delegated as the complementary or secondary console to have! I know it, You know it, but most importantly Nintendo knows it! @ChickeyCantor How is that faulty thinking!? Of course you would say PS4 has no games, but were you saying that when the WII U released!? Even now you really can't say it has any games! Most of it's main titles are just starting to drop. The Frostbite comment goes a long way in proving a point as far as support goes because Battlefield 4 uses that engine, so unless I missed something, is Battlefield 4 coming to the WII U!?
"No frostbite3 games running on it etc prove it's not all that powerful. " No Zelda on PS4 etc prove it's has no games at all. See how that faulty thinking works? http://wiiudaily.com/2013/0...
Even though Crytek's latest PS4/Xbox One engine runs on Wii U. You people are so ill informed, it feels stupid to even respond. Also Nano Assault Neo and Need For Speed Wii U, what with their graphics incapable of running on the 360 or PS3, say hi.
@stuna1...people may not be as delusional as you. devs of killer instinct said they had to cut things out completely and optimize others to get the game running at a smooth 720p 60fps. I'm not thinking we are going to see huge differences this gen despite the numbers on paper. there was also the same kind of talk about bf4 running on a ps4. these systems out the gate seem to be topping out already. but then again can't believe every interview you read right... fun as hell waiting to see what happens next though