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    Wii uses lack of processing power to push developers

    We all know the PS3 and 360 have way better graphics than the Wii. Yet I have seen several threads recently saying that Metroid Prime 3 looks considerably better than Halo 3, despite HD resolutions.

    Why?

    Artwork. I think Nintendo chose to put a less powerful graphics card in the Wii to force developers to spend more time on the artwork rather than resolutions and polygons. We've seen this in Zelda, SSBB, and Metroid Prime 3 and more to come with the upcoming shots of Mario Galaxy. This is why I think Nintendo chose to downgrade the graphics.

    Which of these would you rather look at?






    They aren't really that good of examples until you see them in motion. But i'd still rather see the artwork than the higher resolutions.
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    i guess its a matter of taste...some like really realistic games, while others like the game for the gameplay itself...to me, wii's graphics are good enough as long as the gameplay can keep me hooked....realism will only take you so far if the game bores you 1 hr in.

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    I would like you to compare them to this:


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    i dunno man, comparing halo3 to mp3 in turns of graphics? i would have to say i want halo 3's graphics. why? because of 1080p. why? because halo 3 can generate more polygons than the Wii and the fact is that 1080p is just way better than 480p.

    mp3 has good graphics for a Wii game i mean. but if you put mp3 on say an xbox 360 or ps3, it would look way better.
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    ^ You missed the point.
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    yeah the artwork in metroid is stellar! id rather play an artsy game than some game with high polys and 1080p.

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    You have no idea what you are talking about. Ok the PS2 was the weakest console in the last gen. And FF12 looked very pretty. RE4 on the GC looked pretty good. Now the Wii is supposed to be 2x better graphically than the Wii. That means a game 2x prettier than RE4 is possible. It's just a fact that the developers wrote off Nintendo being #1. The same way it took a full year for the 360 to get a decent line up of games. Just give it time.

    If I can make a 256 texture look prettier than a 1024 one from a crappy MMO, it tells me the artists for certain games determine how good a game can really look. All I see with some of these new games is artists hiding behind special effects. Go ahead and rip those out, how pretty would the game look then?

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    if your gonna use a MP3 picture and compare it to halo 3 don't use a picture from E3 2006. :-/

    but yes i think mp3 is a beautiful game with decent graphics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagema
    You have no idea what you are talking about. Ok the PS2 was the weakest console in the last gen. Now the Wii is supposed to be 2x better graphically than the Wii.then?
    Speak for yourself. The Gamecube was the weakest game console of last gen, and the Wii isn't better graphically than itself. That=paradox

    And about the topic, whether or not the Wii has an amazing graphics card or not, games created by Nintendo will always be distinguished in a good way. But most games created by third party companies don't always try to be artsy despite the graphics for the Wii; they just want to make a quick buck. The Wii isn't for graphics, it's for creativity and innovation, not just for "fun".
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    Definately have to side with Guitarsmasher. 9_9 I always hear about people putting down Nintendo for their relationship with polygons. XP Ok, maybe not always "putting down", but you get what I mean. I think what Nintendo really enjoys is a broad stroke of creativity in their art, and therefor, polygons aren't that zomg horrific. O_o I don't even notice them most of the time.

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