Sonic Generations cancelled on Wii due to graphic limitations

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  1. Zekrom_cool
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    Believe it or not Sega cancelled the fantastic looking Sonic Generations for the Nintendo Wii due to the systems graphical constraints. Sonic Team believe that the game “wasn’t a good fit” for Sega’s concept of “reimagining the series’ classic zones in vivid, high-definition graphics.” Clearly this will come as a disappointment for many considering the huge Sonic fan base on the Nintendo Wii. Do you think Sega was right to cancel Sonic Generations for Wii?

    “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.”

    - Takashi Iizuka, Sonic Team

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  2. CannonFoddr

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    Hang on - Sonic fans won't get 'Generations' on the Wii because it can't do HD - yet they're bringing it out on the 3DS ???

    Perhaps this will change Nintendo minds & give us HD graphics on the Wii2 !!!!
     
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    Looks like Nintendo is tryin' to work on somethings!
     
  4. rockstar99

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    Good job SEGA we have to teach them that being graphically behind isnt always the smartest thing to do
     
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    Looks like SEGA has finally got some BRAINS or Nintendo is giving them some.
     
  6. Berthenk

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    Graphics whores like you should know better than judging a game or console on graphics.
     
  7. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    I knew it was coming.
    Graphics dont make the game I am aware of that but Graphics do enhance the game, if SEGA wanted the game to be amazing gameplay alone would not be as good as graphics+gameplay.Dont call me a graphics whore my only consoles are Wii and PS2.
     
  8. AlanJohn

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    Graphic limitations isn't a reason for cancelling a game, you know.
    I really hope that it could come out on project cafe as a launch title.
     
  9. NiGHtS

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    No he's right. As much as I love Nintendo's first party titles, the Wii has never quite had the same love from third parties. Something the PS3 and 360 do a lot better. The Wii's graphics limit the number of companies that want to publish for it, this entire generation has been split once again for the average gamer:

    Either you get a Wii or either you choose between a 360 or PS3.

    Hence most people have tended to go for a 360/PS3 + Wii which really canes.
     
  10. [M]artin

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    Source on that picture at the top of the page, please? It looks awesome. Not from the game, is it? Looks like a macro photo of an action figure of some sort...
     
  11. Zekrom_cool
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    So all you want is Nintendo to improve Wii graphics?
     
  12. Berthenk

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    Sorry for that, but "teaching a lesson" really sounds like that to me. Anyway, publishers not wanting to publish on platforms with less-than-the-best graphics is just bullshit; there's no reason to because graphics don't enhance gameplay in any way, except for games like L.A. Noire.
    But, I guess it's just that they want to jump in on what most people want.
     
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    I have given the source link.
     
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    Well according to me Graphics is one of the top points that enhance gameplay. It is one of the points that shows its awesomeness.
     
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    In the '90 no one would expect a Sonic game in a Nintendo console. So... fuck Sonic, we have Mario.
    nah, it's a joke, I loveeee sonic!

    Jokes aside... it's seems that every one is leaving the Wii behind. First Capcom with SF4, then Namco with ToG and now Sega.
     
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    Sonic colours looked good on the wii, I cannot see any reason why they cannot make sonic generations for the wii on a similar level of graphic quality, it certainly won't hinder the gameplay at all.

    They can stick with HD on the PS3 and 360.

    Either way I have all three consoles so i'll get the game regardless.
     
  17. heartgold

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    So the wii is underpowered and yet it's coming to 3DS? [​IMG]
     
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    SEGA and their lame excuses for abandoning WII
     
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    Well its not kinda lame. Infact its an insult for them.
     
  20. SamAsh07

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    I bet my cards on this being a launch title for Project Cafe.