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"iPhone is much more powerful than Wii" - Telltale Games

Thu 30 Jul 2009 11:16am GMT / 7:16am EDT / 4:16am PDT
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Developer puts Tales of Monkey Island framerate issues down to WiiWare restrictions

The iPhone is a more powerful platform than Nintendo's Wii, and frame rate issues experienced in the Wii version of Tales of Monkey Island are down to hardware and file size restrictions, according to a Telltale Games developer.

Complaints over frame rate issues in the WiiWare version of the game on the developer's official forums triggered the response from a TellTale programmer going under the name of Yare, reports GameZine.

"The voices and textures are the way they are because we're limited to 40 megs for WiiWare titles," he stated. " The PC versions of our games are usually 150+ megs, and most modern games range anywhere from one to ten gigabytes or more. Talk to Nintendo about this one.

"Frame rate issues will probably get sorted out eventually, but keep in mind that the Wii is just not a powerful console. An iPhone is much more powerful than a Wii, even."

In a later post, the alleged representative said he stood by his comments, adding:

"The Wii and DS are extremely underpowered and their popularity doesn't remove the hardware limitations."

Even with the technical issues it experienced on Wii, Tales of Monkey Island has been one of Telltale's most successful launches, as Telltale founder Dan Connors told VideoGamer.

"Itís been pretty shocking how much love there is still out there for the Monkey Island series. It seems like a generational thing as well.

"Unfortunately I canít get into the specific numbers, but I would definitely say itís our strongest performing franchise to date. Weíre pretty excited. It was number one on Steam for a few days. It did really well. Itís been our best performing title from our side as well."

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Jim Webb
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Surely the file size limitations are frustrating and may cause a developer to compromise on WiiWare titles but it certainly doesn't mean that an iPhone is more powerful. That's simply ridiculous.

I read through some of his posts and he really seems to have a serious disdain for Wii and DS.

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