SEGA reveals why Sonic Generations isn't coming to Wii.
Oh well. That's why it's good to be a multi-platform owner.
To enjoy some of the best visual games being made today you should at least own a 360 or ps3.
Considering Sonic Generations will feature HD graphics, Sega's probably just gonna release it for Nintendo's next console instead. It wouldn't surprise me if they didn't.
I agree with Shok, but that's the lamest excuse ever, since the 3DS is getting one
"The primary goal for the console versions of Generations was reimagining the series’ classic zones in vivid, high-definition graphics." pretty stupid, so according to Sega the main selling point of this game are the graphics? So its Sonic but shinier? I'll pass.
honestly, sounds like you're mad. they want to make the game pretty, so what.
No, it sucks that they're not making it for the wii cause of the graphics.
"No, it sucks that they're not making it for the wii cause of the graphics." That's...KINDA one of the main reasons why people are shying away from the Wii to begin with.
Oh well, you want the game? Buy a new console, if you can't afford one then suck it up and stop complaining that you got a limited console.
Wii already has Sonic colors which is the best Sonic game.
Plenty of games are made for Wii despite being available on Xbox 360 and PS3 in "high definition". Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was released on Wii!
That is true, however, to some people, how well a game looks is more important than gameplay. Sad, but true. I'll take gameplay over graphics any day, but I don't want my games to look like PS2 games if they're being released on current gen consoles.
Make a game like Infamous 2 for the Wii and see what happens. Better tech doesnt just mean better graphics. It can also mean better physics, longer draw distances, smarter AI, better sound. There main reason why a lot of the games on the PS3 and 360 are not on the Wii is because of tech limitations. Heres a comparison so people can understand me better. 1. Wii http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5... 2. PS3 and 360 http://kokugamer.com/wp-con... Dont get mad when i say this but many of the games on the PS3 and 360 even if scaled down and ported over to the Wii would not be the same. I believe that what comes first is gameplay but if you can combine it with great visuals even better.
People need to stop using the term graphics so much and use art. The Wii can't adequately display their vision. Satisfying visuals that complement the game play is very important. Seriously you should check out the gameplay vids. The game is looking beautiful and fun. People who use the term graphics aren't everything, normally don't see the bigger picture.
You say this and yet Xenoblade, a game many people like you say shouldn't exist on the Wii because it can't display the developer's "vision" properly, runs in full capacity and is easily one of the best looking games on any platform. In fact, I don't think I've seen an RPG this gen with comparable size in its overworld. So that tells me that its not about "graphical limitations", more like "developer interest".
And let's not forget The Last Story, which even has the near 360 level graphics to match it's huge world. That game alone has called BS on anybody he play's the old "weak tech" excuse to avoid making games for Wii
@AdvanceWarsSgt I've seen the scope but that doesn't mean much. Size doesn't mean shit, if the rest looks horrible/bland. Seriously I don't see anything special about the game. Really!?!? "easily one of the best looking games on any platform." Are you fucking serious?
MEsoJD Now you're just being a fanboy. Games don't have to have high poly count and the best graphical effects in order to look very good and amongst the best looking games on ANY platform. By your weird logic, Okami, ICO, Brutal Legend, the Metroid Prime games, and other games where art is the bigger focus than technical prowess are all ugly games. But something tells me that you wouldn't agree with Okami, ICO, and Brutal Legend being ugly, but you would Metroid Prime, simply because it's Nintendo and you fanboys are so anti-Nintendo you'd say anything, even while being hypocritical in the process to defend your position.
@AdvanceWarsSgt Actually I like Muramasa, metroid prime, mario,and few others I can't think of right now that are pretty good to me. I do think the majority of the games on the wii are shit, but there are a few gems. I don't think Xenoblade will be absolute shit, but it doesn't seem like anything special. Your remark about the game made absolutely no sense to me, but hey that's just my opinion. It's a real shame that there are so many bad games on wii, but I'll recognize a good game no matter what system it's on.
poor wii :[
But the 3DS version lives?
LMAO thats what I was thinking XD XD XD
Yeah, this sounds fishy to me. The Sonic titles on Wii have sold well for Sega. I'm guessing the real reason why there is no Sonic Generation on Wii is either a) that Sega is already starting to treat it like a dead system or b) because they are working on a version for Project Cafe. No way they opted not to do a port for purely aesthetic reasons. There has to be some financial motivation.
I know its bullsht when they say that (not developing for wii because of the graphics) but isnt the 3DS more powerful than the wii? Read it somewhere, unsure if true. The obvious reason for not making a wii version is because they are developing it for the Nintendo HD.
The 3ds is going to run the game at a lower resolution, so it's understandable. Plus it may also be stripped down. It'll also be cheaper to produce and sell on the 3ds. I think.
congrats .. you mixed the regular HD version and the portable version in your mind, same concept different goal ... thus your coment is silly.
I don't see why this is such a shock. Sega has always supported Nintendo handhelds with Sonic games, and they have arguably been the best Sonic games on the market and sold quite well. If it wasn't Generations, it would have been another Sonic game on the 3DS sooner or later.
Now I've heard it all.
wait but they threw sonic colors up there no problem....
And Colors looked pretty decent to say the least....
What about Cafe ?!
The Wii is dying anyways, even nintendo knows that, so it kinda makes sense.
I bet they're waiting for project cafe...
c'mon the Wii have Sonic Colors exclusively for it and NDS. For the ones asking why its coming for the 3DS, is cuz the 3DS is more powerful tan the Wii and with the 3D graphics it can make the game game look gorgeous unlike the Wii. Good to hear that from them, that they want to use HD to make this game even more beautiful. The Wii is dead, dead, dead.
Why do I get the feeling Sega's just trying to blame the Wii on their own general inabilities?
Sega, don't make me laugh...sonic colors looked awesome on Wii, so you can't make it to look the same? :)
i told you so
i think its bullshit and this sonic can happen on wii BUT whats the use of making a wii game when you make less profit oh well just as you make ur bed nintendo ,so shall you lay :)
Capcom also said they wanted to showcase the engines capability on which SF4 was running. That was the main reason it wasn't released for the wii... But then it got an iphone "port" its now on the 3DS...
Suck it Wii owners, man up and buy a PS3 or 360.... lol just kidding. Just remember, you Wii owners still get Sonic Colours which is a great game.
Absolutely nothing wrong with the presentation of Sonic Colors....so yeah....
now when you all start complaining about this game and calling it crap, I'm going to sit back and laugh. IDK what console it's on, Sonic is Sonic and I'll play it.
So I'm assuming they didn't want to spend the extra resources to develop Sonic Generation from the ground up.
“The primary goal for the console versions of Generations was reimagining the series’ classic zones in vivid, high-definition graphics. The Wii hardware wasn’t a good fit for that concept, so we abandoned development on that, and decided that for our Nintendo audience, we would make a fresh start with a N3DS version of Generations.” "high-definition graphics" too bad the 3DS isn't in HD or anything and its about on par-ish with the wii graphics. So they couldn't make SG because the wii isn't in HD so they picked the 3DS because it isn't in HD. Sega needs to lie better.
You'd have a point if Sega didn't support Nintendo handhelds at all. But they have, and much longer than they have Nintendo consoles, and they'll continue to because there have been no signs yet that their games won't sell on Nintendo handhelds.
yeah, but the sole reason they said no wii version was because of "high-definition graphics", yet the 3ds doesn't have them either. also, i wonder why no wii version. I heard Sonic's games sell well on the wii. Sonic Unleashed sold the most on the Wii.
I think it has less to do with the Wii's graphical output and more to do with the fact that the Wii successor is coming fairly soon. They may be working, or plan to work on that console in the near future rather than support a dying platform.
Gameplay? Screw gameplay!!! Who cares about rich, engrossing plots, characters, and play value? It's all about the graphics, baby!!! Graphics or go home!!! [/sarcasm] ... sad, isn't it? And the blame is shifted solely on the Wii! If we don't have beautiful graphics to hide our so-so gameplay or lack of innovation, we can't make games for your system... and it's YOUR fault.
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