Why are not all games playable on just the gamepad ?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by AdamBrunt, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. AdamBrunt

    AdamBrunt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 24, 2003

    Seeing that another game, The Cave, has been released that is not playable on just the gamepad (despite seemingly being ideal for it) I was wondering what people's opinion on the above was ?

    Is it just lazy coding ? Or are there technical reasons why it may not always be possible ? ie is the wifi/bluetooth (or whatever is) connection between the console and the pad not fast enough to stream the display - but if so then surely no game would be able to do it which is clearly not the case ?

    Obviously games like Zombi-U and Batman, which use the gamepad screen as part of the game's functionality, can't do it but what do you think is the excuse/reason for all the other games ?


  2. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Could be just the developers not wanting to code it for that and want the user to experience the game on the big screen.
  3. RedCoreZero

    RedCoreZero Creativity is Power

    Nov 12, 2012
    United States
    Lived in Florida
    Because games like nintendo land use it for toying with.
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