Monday, October 28, 2013

Early Evidence Showing Batman: Arkham Origins Wii U Technically Superior To PS3/360 Versions

The Wii U (and almost every Nintendo home console) often gets the shaft when it comes to multiplatform games which is unforgivable when you consider that Nintendo's latest home console is technically superior to both of its current and most direct competitors, the PS3 and Xbox 360. Granted, next month will change things up since the Wii U led the next generation console race but it is pretty sad that ports from last generation are often inferior and this trend seems to be on purpose. While there are some exceptions where the Nintendo version is best, these situations come from either the game being built from the ground up for Wii U (Rayman Legends) or the development team has a true passion for Nintendo (Need for Speed: Most Wanted U).

Early reports suggest that Batman: Arkham Origins has the best home console performance on Nintendo's latest machine. While it's doubtful that this was on purpose, these results may come from the fact that the Wii U version was handled by Human Head Studios and not WB Montreal who was responsible for the other versions (as well as the Wii U version of Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition). Here is a quick rundown of what many NoeGaf members have found so far:
  • Best framerate of all console versions. All versions have some frame drops but Wii U seems to have the least.
  • No screen tearing on Wii U.
  • Better lighting on Wii U compared to PS3/360.
  • All versions have glitches, including game breaking bugs but Wii U has fewer glitches than 360, PS3 and even the PC with no apparent game breakers present.
  • Features Off TV Play.
  • Map on the GamePad (Unfortunately, the rest of the GamePad elements present on last years Armored Edition are not implemented).
  • Miiverse integration featuring Achievement Posting.
  • No Online Multiplayer (although this seems to be a non-issue due to reports of the multiplayer feeling tacked on and unnecessary).
  • Price is $10 less (Wii U version is $50 while PS3/360 versions are $60).
In the end, this is probably a fluke situation and a testament to Human Head Studios abilities with the Wii U hardware versus third party's putting forth a genuine effort to optimize their multiplatform releases (if they even bother to port them at all). Either way, if you're looking for the best home console version of the game, it seems the Wii U is the system of choice.

Source 1, Source 2

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