Thursday, August 17, 2006
Wii to have "dramatically" improved graphics over Gamecube?
During George Harrison's Camp Hyrule Q&A very recently he talked about how Zelda would only use the Wii controller for the Wii version and GC controllers for the GC version.
He went on to answer a question about the graphics of the Wii that I found interesting:
VIDGAMEPLAYA: Hello, Mr. Harrison! I live in an area where most kids play shoot em up games, and buy consoles based on graphics. I was wondering how you might plan to advertise to this group of consumers?
NOA_GEORGE_HARRISON: First, the Wii will be able to deliver dramatically improved graphics over the GameCube. But, if all the player is concerned about is graphics, we may not win them over. Our best chance is to show them the sheer fun of our games.
So the President himself knows that the Wii is going to look a lot better than Gamecube. These launch games for the Wii must not be a big sign of what it can really do then, because only a few of them look marginally better than Gamecube. I guess we should really think of these as "launch" games then and not 3rd or 4th generation software for the Wii. Its easy for people to see these games and say "thats it?" but this is only the beginning of it all and the controller really is the most important part to get a handle on for the Wii. The graphics will be there, but the control needs to be there now to show that the Wii really will change how we play these games in the future.