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The Wii Console

Discussion in 'Games' started by Zing, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Is the maximum video output 480p (via component) for this console?
     
  2. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    Yes. It's the reason I got a Roku for streaming.
     
  3. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Do you (or did you) ever play games? How is the graphic quality on a high def TV? Can you easily tell it's not 720p?
     
  4. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Games on the wii aren't terrible with regard to PQ. But a limiting factor is the graphics hardware so you wont see anything that compares to the best that the PS3 or Xbox offers. For platform and party games it's fine.
     
  5. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    As T7 said the games look pretty good but don't compare to the other 2 platforms.
     
  6. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    I've gotten out of gaming but for some reason I seem to have the urge to play Mario Bros and the new Donkey Kong Country. So I thought about picking up one of these new slick looking red anniversary editions. Having learned the best output I can hope for is 480p with an optional component cable has me concerned.
     
  7. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    That's OK. I don't need awe-inspiring graphics. I just don't want it to look like I'm playing the original NES.
     
  8. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    Don't be concerned, looks just fine as T7 said for platform and party games. PQ is good, but you'll need to grab a component cable. They can be had for $5-10 online for generics. I think Game Stop has an inexpensive one too.
     
  9. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    The Wii graphics are great for the games you listed and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  10. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    FWIW you can download the original dDonkey Kong, Mario Bros. etc.. for a fee with the Wii.
     
  11. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Yeah, the wii is fun, and the games are generally not those that really need ultra-high resolution. I'm pretty pleased with the component video quality on my 46" tv. No surround sound either, unlike PS3, but again for mario - who cares? The mario kart driving game is pretty fun, IMHO.
     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I agree with the others, it doesn't have the processing prowess as the other two and the video hardware is limited. BUT the 1st party in-house Nintendo titles (which it sounds like you gravitate towards) are the ones that will push the Wii to it limits, in a good way, both graphically and game-play wise more often than not. A good game is a good game regardless of the graphics and the few you mentioned are some of the better ones on the Wii. DK Country Returns was game of the month among some great titles in the last game informer mag...
     
  13. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    Alright, if you knuckleheads say so, I trust you.

    Ordered. Should be here Friday.

    :text-thankyoublue:
     
  14. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Cool!

    If you like platform games you'll like it. Stick to first party games or those that get good reviews. There are a lot of BAD games for all consoles but the Wii especially.
     
  15. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    Great!

    If you like platform games you'll love it. Stay with first party games or those that get decent reviews. There are a lot of HORRIBLE games for all consoles but especially the Wii.














    :eusa-whistle:
     
  16. PaulyT

    PaulyT Behind the Curtain Staff Member Administrator Moderator Superstar

    Aww geez, here we go with the lemming stuff again.
     
  17. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    :laughing-rolling:
     
  18. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    Pauly, I have "hinted" to T7 about that several times now... :angry-banghead:




























    :happy-smileygiantred:
     
  19. yromj

    yromj Well-Known Member

    Awesome Zing!! Make sure you bring it GTG 3.0. Mario Kart in the Batcave will be fun.

    BTW, I've heard, from more than one person, that the best titles are the Nintendo ones and platform games seem to be the best. Just be sure and check the reviews because apparently there are some pretty lame games out there.

    John


    :eek:bscene-buttred:
     
  20. -B-

    -B- Well-Known Member

    Excellent.

    Stick with the party and platform games that get good reviews and you'll enjoy it. There are a good amount of CRAPPY games out there.
     

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