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Poor show (again) Nintendo

Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by Samster, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    Virtual Console is now live on PAL systems and it's not good news.

    Pro-G have tested Sonic the Hedgehog and are not at all pleased with what they've seen. It runs noticeably slower than the NTSC version with large borders at the top and bottom of the screen.

    "This is certainly a kick in the teeth for PAL gamers, who have only recently crawled out from under the heavy 50Hz rock that has plagued games for years. Now PAL gamers are used to proper PAL conversions and 60Hz gameplay options, and being forced to return to the 50Hz dark ages isn't something Wii owners expected.

    All our efforts to force the game to run in 60Hz and borderless proved futile, with the game forcing the slow speed and boarders despite the 60Hz option being set in the Wii's video settings menu"

    This is shite Nintendo. First you don't give us even half the functionality that you originally promised from day 1, now one of the only elements of the Wii's connectivity that is available and useable from the outset is plagued like this.............. piss poor IMHO.........I must play poorer versions of VC games because I live in the UK!
     
  2. eepiccolo

    eepiccolo WiiChat Member

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    Blame Europe for adopting a 50hz system, rather than a 60hz system :smilewinkgrin:
     
  3. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    What? Aren't all VC games the same? why does it run different on Europe Wii's?
     
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    motherbrainrulez WiiChat Member

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    how does this guy know? its not out yet in uk
     
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    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    Nintendo has stated that games will be exact ports down to the save options and menus which sonic lacks but nintendo later stated there will be updates to improve on menus and fix bugs and add more contact such as online play and extra levels previosely unreleased to the public.
     
  6. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    In the UK they will adopt NTSC I think. So it should run smooth for us UK people. As for the updates they'll keep on coming this problem will be sorted soon enough
     
  8. Samster

    Samster Slave to the Wind

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    Why would we want to drop from 576 pixels of vertical resolution down to NTSC's 480?
     
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  10. Darkside7000

    Darkside7000 Luke Perry for President!

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    Havnt tried the VC yet, but heres a comment I found in the article that I thought was amusing:

    "xboxlivelol and like i said to all of you the xbox360 the best lol :)
    06-12-2006, 01:46
    xboxliveand why are the games going down not up ? 60hz down to 50hz
    06-12-2006, 01:48"

    Apparently Xbox360 is better because the VC games are running a little slow.
     

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