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Video: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Wii U/PS3 comparison

This is a video comparing Wiiu and PS3 versions of ACIV. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS3, Wii U)

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vishmarx  +   273d ago
wii u is nex gen .
not fair lol
windblowsagain  +   272d ago
Looks the same.

I wouldn't call the Wii u next gen.
leemass24  +   272d ago
i suggest you watch the ps3 ps4 comparison and you will see all versions arnt really that far apart ps4 just has better resolution n effects and draw distance but graphics just look slightly better so by your logic the ps4 isnt next gen either?
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Concertoine  +   272d ago
Certainly isnt when you look at a port from current gen
mistertwoturbo  +   272d ago
The ps4 version has much sharper textures, +125% resolution, better effects and runs 60fps. The graphics arent "slightly" better, its moderately better. Well worth the upgrade IMO.
Nitrowolf2  +   272d ago
Sure I guess when u are sitting far away, the only difference is really coloring, but the PS4 has way sharper texture, FPS, and other things apart from the resolution.
vishmarx  +   272d ago
whoever said wii u looks better. im just saying we should put it up against ps4
InTheLab  +   272d ago

So aside from all the things that make the PS4 version look next gen, they're basically the same....

Seems Legit
Shnazzyone  +   272d ago
look for the lighting effects from the lightning and the draw distance out to sea. PS3 gets blurry at some point. Wii U looks crisp.
MasterCornholio  +   272d ago
If Wii U is next gen then we should compare it to other next gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One.

Nexus 7 2013
R00bot  +   272d ago
Why was there a PS3 vs 4 comparison then?

There probably is a Wii U vs PS4 comparison out there somewhere. Maybe.
ZBlacktt  +   273d ago
Hard to watch when it's story spoiler related... :( clicked away at 31 seconds. Must....wait...two...more..... .weeks. :(
stragomccloud  +   272d ago
This is literally the very very beginning of the game. So it's safe to watch. As in they started the game right from the start to record these.
mistertwoturbo  +   272d ago
Not seeing any difference
MasterCornholio  +   272d ago
Looks the same. The main difference that I see with the PS4 version and the PS3 is the increase in resolution, texture quality, water, 3D plants and the rain and fog effects. I'm guessing that the Wii U version is in between the PS3 and PS4 version but this video doesn't really show that.

Nexus 7 2013
Concertoine  +   272d ago
But why would ubisoft put effort into it at this point?
I think it's just a port. Hell the ps4 version doesnt even look all that great. You can tell the current gen versions were put first.
Chrischi1988  +   272d ago
There is just much more money in current gen and I think it is funny, that so many people think, that PS4 will be a super moneymilking machine for third parties, even if the current gen still competes. The real game start, when current gen really ends.

But if a Wii U port doenst look super great, it isnt next gen, but here the port argument counts for PS4?
Concertoine  +   272d ago
No that argument exists for all next gen consoles.
I can tell ubisoft didnt utilize the wii u's power whatsoever, as they never have.
d3nworth1  +   272d ago
Pretty much identical. Maybe there will be a difference in performance. They had to use the Wii U extra ram for something.
leemass24  +   272d ago
also the wiiu version is a bigger download size so there must be more improvements as i doubt gamepad functions would add gigs of extra information. but i agree must of used some of the extra ram other wise whats the point in maken ps4 version better (because of hardware) but not the wii u wouldnt make sense to me.
mistertwoturbo  +   272d ago
I'm going to assume it will have higher res textures since it does have more RAM.
DoomeDx  +   272d ago
Textures are stored in vRam. not RAM.
mistertwoturbo  +   272d ago
^You're thinking in PC terms. The Wii U doesn't have VRAM in the same sense. It just has 2GB of RAM that is used by both the CPU and GPU and is shared. 1GB is dedicated to the OS and the other 1GB is dedicated to games.
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Chrischi1988  +   272d ago
And Edram, which the Wii U has reportedly 38MB, but you need only 18MB for Full HD rendering and people think, the unknown parts of Wii U could also be another 32MB of Edram.
leemass24  +   272d ago
mistertwoturbo. now you see my point evryone is saying there isnt much difference in this video but in the ps console comparsons there isnt much difference there either but we both know the only way to see the real difference is to actually see the game upfront, video comparisons especially from youtube shouldnt really be used because fanboys take then as fact despite the lack of quality and 30fps on youtube.
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leemass24  +   272d ago
sigh again i give up see what you want people but using youtube as your comparison for platforms yer good luck with that......
mistertwoturbo  +   272d ago
Yes I agree that Youtube video qualities are not representative of the actual quality of what we see directly.

In terms of graphics I'm going to put it like this

PC>PS4>X1>WiiU>PS 3=360
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neogeo  +   272d ago
This game is out for many systems. Just simple ports in the fastest way possible
boya3gob94  +   272d ago
Yoitube doesnt do any justice in terms of graphics. You must must watch the thing on a real TV and then you can compare.

I remember watching a video comparision of pc vs consoles version ... I didnt think there was much of a difference until a friend showed me Battlefield 3 on his pc. The difference was mindblowing. The same applies for PS3/X360/Wiiu and PS4/Xbone Cross gen games.
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leemass24  +   272d ago
as i said above your totally rite youtube should not be used for comparisons. doesnt do any console justice.
InTheLab  +   272d ago
Both clearly look last gen...
7uff1  +   272d ago
You people see no big diference because the next gen engine Ubisoft used is only compatible with the PS4/Xbox One, so Wii U is lacking the volumetric fog, rain effects, vegetation, etc, and honestly, it doesn't look that different. But it is clearly doable on the Wii U, here is the proof(video).

Also, Wii U is native 1080p.

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Qrphe  +   272d ago
> Wii U is native 1080p.

Nice source
7uff1  +   271d ago
Wrong info, sorry, it's not native 1080p, but upscaled from 720p.
herbs  +   272d ago
The difference here is likely the same as NFS most wanted. All textures are HD as opposed to variable on current gen, slightly better draw distance and maybe better lighting with less torn frames. The average gamer will not be able to tell and nobody will be able to tell from a low quality youtube video. The game is bigger on the Wii U so there are obviously some minor improvements and optimization going on but to bad the frame rate is basically the same as current gen that would actually be a noticable improvement.
R00bot  +   272d ago
How big is it on both systems?

I downloaded AC III last night on the Wii U and it was a whopping 21 gigabyte download (with update data).
On the PS3 it's around 11.4 gigabytes, so there must be some improvements in there?
I haven't noticed them, but the game is almost double the size so they must be there.
Chrischi1988  +   272d ago
It is funny and so stupid, that people still believe, that a 4 stage pipeline tri-core doesnt outperform a cell processor by far. But you gotta hate, what you gotta hate.
Locknuts  +   272d ago
The improvement on Wii U is so small that I can only just notice it on my PC monitor. Sitting 3m from my TV I won't see it at all.
NightStalker33  +   271d ago
A cross-gen game is still cross gen. As great as the game looks on all systems, we won't get a good idea of a wii u's potential until either a 1st party game comes out to take advantage of the substantial amount of EDRAM available, or a 3rd party game puts in full effort, which won't happen until the user base goes up.

Heck, even the PS3/PS4 comparison shows tiny differences, while killzone shows a massive jump in visuals compared to last gen games.

On a side note, never use youtube to do comparisons. Even at 1080p, streaming video is not the same as seeing it directly.

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