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Why is the Wii Version that bad?

posted by poster0815 on - last edited - Viewed by 164 users

I am playing Season 2 on the Wii atm and I am shocked about the technical flaws. Not only are the minigames near to unplayable, it also hangs and stutters constantly, especially in episode one with the big robot.

I liked Season One on PC and I really have to say, I can't understand how Telltale can give the green light for such a bad version. :(

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  • @Gohaku said: Yeah, I wouldn't underestimate the power of the Wii. I've played through some awesome graphics on that thing. Resident Evil comes to mind (including the on-rails shooters):D
    I did struggle through some scenes of S&M seasons 1 and 2 on the Wii. They weren't totally unplayable and were pretty good actually. But the minigame with torture me elmer was horrible.

    ACK, just look at the Lego Games on Wii.

    No, they are not unplayable, but if it wasn't Sam and Max I think I would not bother playing it at all.

  • @SunnyGuy said: Torture me Elmer? That was nothing, the 205 minigame was way way worse.


    The bagpipe race, or generally all games involving driving... *shudder*

  • Season 3 could not work on wii it can EXPLODE in less than 2 min or the xbox 360 lool XD (JK about 360 its weird season 3 is not on 360 instead its ps3 console excusive... also its for PC/MAC) oh well it worked much better on Ps3 version(season 3) then wii ver(season 2) .. wii version of season 2 has alot of SLOW DOWNS!!!! this is why i want PS3 version of Season 1 and 2 for PS3 =) i have wii version of season 2 and i really liked the story but i didnt like the the glitches and bugs/... slow loading screen that would take like 2 or 4 min

  • Im sure the wii could play the devils playhouse, anyone played Twilight Princess, I think that is a little more graphically than TDP, and its not like they have to release it on wiiware, since it is out already.
    Also, I am normaly the one who would back up the wii and say the version is fine(see all of my rants in any of the tales wiiware complaints) but this was the one time I chose not the wii version, so yeah.

  • @poster0815 said: ACK, just look at the Lego Games on Wii.

    No, they are not unplayable, but if it wasn't Sam and Max I think I would not bother playing it at all.


    There are good graphics and bad ones too for the wii :) I guess there were major porting issues for S&M.

    @poster0815 said: Torture me Elmer? That was nothing, the 205 minigame was way way worse.


    There's more? I didn't bother with the minigames after Elmer. owowowowowowow!
    :D

  • The Wii is the weakest of the consoles, but it's not bad. Games like Mario Galaxy and Monster Hunter Tri certainly look better than Sam and Max so I don't think it was power issues.

    Most likely bad porting. Telltale weren't the ones who ported it to the Wii I believe... wasn't it Atari?

  • Season one ran fairly well on my wii. I didn't know season 2 was released, but I was very happy with the PC version

  • @Zonino said: Telltale weren't the ones who ported it to the Wii I believe... wasn't it Atari?

    Correct.

  • Atari published it, but are you sure Telltale didn't develop it? It's my understanding that they've developed all their Wii ports thus far.

  • I had a LOT of problems with the wii version of season 2, particularly on 202, whenever I'd try to make the gong in stinky's able to bring a vortex over, it would freeze up - every single time. This, along with not wanting to wait another two years for season 3 (I played all of season 1 on wii no problem and was waiting for season 2 happily) was why I got the complete collection on PC and just finished season 2 on PC.

    It's really disappointing given the disc release not needing to worry about wiiware space limits that it couldn't be done well. The wii as a system may be less powerful then the other two consoles this generation, but it certainly is capable of more than what it is used for typically.

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