Paving the Way We Play: Virtual Consolation

"Why U treat NES so bad?

A topic of recent discussion behind the scenes at NWR is one that I feel so strongly about that it actually makes me reluctant to review NES Virtual Console titles on Wii U. You see, it's not that I don't like NES games. I love Virtual Console, I still love the NES, but the way Wii U handles these gems of gaming history is deplorable. I fear that any attempt I make to objectively look at a NES game's merits on the new system would eventually be tainted by this one glaring issue and my review would degenerate into criticism of the Virtual Console service and not the game itself.", writes NintendoWorldReport.

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wishingW3L3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

I don't think the Wii U uses any method of upscaling, they most likely look blurry because these are emulations, so they use bilinear-filtering by default to make the games look less rough but at the end it only looks worse. On a 3rd party emulator the best combo of filters would be bilinear + HQ4x but for some reason on official releases they never use it even though these consoles are so powerful.

But anyway, if they used an upscaler you wouldn't be able to manually change the aspect ratio on your TV.

adorie3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

HQ4 makes SNES games and NES games look so good.

Misaka_x_Touma3537d ago

on certain Wii games it does like Xenoblade Chronicles is upscaled. Just doesn't informs you.

Kriandis3538d ago

I just bought Super Metroid on the WII U and I think it looks good.
I know it is a Super NES game, and not an NES game, but I only buy NES games on my 3DS for the reason your mentioned above in the article.

herbs3538d ago

I know most people will be like why would you want that but I really wish we had the option to stretch Virtual Console games on the Wii U like on Wii because I hate having the black bars on the side. I don't mind that everything gets chubbier. (^_^) > ( ^ _ ^ )