In what way is they more powerful?jazvdb said:it was as powerful as the Xbox360/PS3?
Also right. And in that respect I think that Sony and Microsoft are kinda in the same boat as Nintendo. While Sony and Microsoft may technically have better hardware, they're attempting to compete with a product that actually REQUIRES the use of motion. The point is, they can try catch up as much as they want (and good on them for doing so), but they won't be able to equal they're competitors. Just look at Nintendo. A system many thought was only slightly more powerful than a PS2 is still producing games such as Guitar Hero 5, NBA 2K10 and COD Reflex which are pretty much on par with its competitors, bar the graphics of course. Not quite there, but they're freaking good attempts.razorback78 said:@hamtotem: you did said it right. the wii did catch up because of the homebrew scene making it a more versatile console. on the other hand, there is also point where someone stated that the PS3 and 360 are trying to catch up with the wii's motion controls. i think the wii could have been a respected console if it possess from the start all of the features provided by homebrew. come to think of it, the wii's hackability made it a more interesting console...though this issue also lessen my respect to nintendo developers.
huh?warmijwilfaain said:Microsoft and Sony aren't "catching up" with motion controls persay, as their respective motion controls are better in terms of functionality, noteably Sony Gem (demos have looked far more precision than motion plus).
it is because you are a traditional gamer who doesn't want much motion controls. me too, i hate waggling controls for a game. i still prefer button controls instead of motion controls. but let us face it, the world bought the wii's idea for its motion control.ZeWarrior said:The Wii would have more respect if it was an HD console and if it DIDN'T have its motion controller its ONLY controller for the majority of its games. Some people just don't like having to stand-up or jump around your living room like a moron just to play a game. I know not all games are like this, but the point still stands.
I don't think the Xbox 360 or the PS3 are playing 'catch-up' to Wii-anything. The Motion controls (or Natal) aren't going to be something thats going to be used for every game, the 360 controller and the DualShock 3, are still going to be the primary form of controlling the games. And again, when it does get implemented, it'll likely be far superior in every aspect to what the Wii controller currently has.
Thats my opinion, anyway.
VashTS said:More respect with better specs. The Wii's specs on launch date were still behind the times, I don't know why they did this, and I'm sure there is a reason. Wii needs power, that is the main problem with it...look at Modern Warfare Reflex
Guild McCommunist said:VashTS said:More respect with better specs. The Wii's specs on launch date were still behind the times, I don't know why they did this, and I'm sure there is a reason. Wii needs power, that is the main problem with it...look at Modern Warfare Reflex
Modern Warfare: Reflex looked good for a dumbed down port. Not nearly as good as its HD brothers, but not horribly ugly like some other ports and Wii games.
The Wii only doesn't get respect from fanboys who won't respect anything that isn't rubber stamped with a name on it. The Wii is outselling its console competitors at almost a 2:1 rate. And it did revolutionize gaming, something that hasn't been seen in years. Do you seriously think that the Xbox 720 and the PS4 are going to essentially just be prettier Xbox 360's and PS3's? Of course not. EVERYTHING next generation is going to be about the casual crowd. Nintendo demonstrated on how to get casual gamers, now Sony and Microsoft are going to try next generation. I mean, look at the PS3. Most every commercial is about playing with the family. Bluray DVD's, LittleBigPlanet, games so pretty that people can watch them like movies. There's not many commercials that say "YEAH THE PS3 HAS THE MOST HARDCORE SHOOTERS YEAH GO BLOW SOME SHIT UP YEAH!"
People with common sense can respect good Wii games like MadWorld, No More Heroes, Super Mario Galaxy, etc. And everyone owes a shred of respect to Nintendo for making gaming what it is today.
Anyway, on the topic, do I think the Wii would be different from what it is today if it was prettier? No, it wouldn't. Shovelware isn't solely based on the low specs the Wii has, it's based on who it can reach. PS3 owners won't buy a shitty yoga game because they're fifteen year old kids who eat Doritos and play Call of Duty. That family who owns the Wii, who has the mother who likes yoga, will be gullible enough to pick up that shovelware game because they think it'll be as good as a yoga video. And that same family will be gullible enough to buy all those shitty girly games as well. The most I'd think is that third party support would be better. Instead of mutli-console games being in the boy's club of PS3/360, it would be slightly more universal. I mean, if the Wii could support more powerful engines, companies wouldn't even need to invest much money into a Wii version of a game. Just maybe add some waggle controls. It definitely wouldn't require the time and money needed for ports like Call of Duty 4 and 5.