Friday, July 6, 2007

Wii graphics: What's the deal with them?

Really not much of an intro needed here, so I guess I may as well get on with the article!

We all know by now that the Wii isn't anywhere near as strong as the Playstation 3 or the XBox 360, but it's still at least twice as strong as the Gamecube. However, judging by the games released thus far, you really wouldn't know the Wii's graphics have been improved at all!

So far, the best graphics we've seen could have easily been pulled off on the Gamecube. Heck, the two best looking games on the Wii (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition) were Gamecube games in the first place! Now, I'm usually the last person to truly give a damn about graphics, but come on, can't we at least show some effort, people?

Is this as good as it gets?

When I first played Resident Evil 4, I was completely blown away by it's graphics. It was dark, gritty, and above all extremely creepy! The lighting was brilliant and the massive amount of enemies was mind-blowing!

That was way back in 2005, people, on the now obsolete Gamecube. Here we are two years later, with the Wii, and this is still basically the best looking thing we've got. I KNOW the Wii is more powerful than this, but few developers have proven it to me thus far.

But, this looks to not be the case for much longer. Check out the latest trailer for Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. This is all running on an IN-GAME engine! Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime 3 are other great examples of the Wii's power.

So in the end, I guess there really isn't too much to worry about. The Wii is much more powerful than current games would make you believe.

But even if the Wii was no more powerful than the Gamecube, all that matters is the fun we have playing the games.

The Duck Has Spoken.


Nintendo_Freak said...

This is kind of pissing me off. Not the graphics but that the third party companies are just doing a half-assed job with their games and visuals.

PsychoDuck said...

I know what you mean, Freak. There is absolutely no excuse for any game to look inferior to Resident Evil 4 or Zelda. That is, of course, unless it's something cartoony and happy like a new Spongebob game or Beautiful Katamari. But games like Call of Duty and Medal of Honor should all look AT LEAST as good as RE4.

The Duck Has Spoken.