Galaxy Vs. Sunshine: They Look the Same to Me


I can’t really tell if there is a huge difference between the two, graphically. Obviously Galaxy looks somewhat better, I’m just commenting on the fact that there isn’t a massive difference between the two. Not that the graphics matters to me that much, I’m sure it’s an amazing game. Graphics aside, since Galaxy doesn’t revolve around Mario cleaning graffiti off of walls it’s instantly ten times better…I was not a big fan of Sunshine.

The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is why Nintendo would not want to focus on making improvements in graphics as well as innovations in game play. I understand where Nintendo stands on the issue, game play first, graphics second, but why couldn’t the Wii have both and make everyone happy?

Why bother with graphics if you can still sell a ton of systems, right? I’ll tell you why: 3rd party support. Every developer that does make games for the Wii just wants to make cheap, quick party games or else they make a spin-off of their main series. If the Wii actually had good graphics I think companies would be more likely to take their main series on to the platform.

Take Final Fantasy for example. The Wii gets Crystal Chronicles (I hated that game so much, Thrasher disagrees), PS3 gets Final Fantasy XIII and Sony pushes tons of PS3’s. The Resident Evil series is another example. Wii gets a remake of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Xbox 360 and PS3 get Resident Evil 5. Which games are going to push more systems?

Sure, the Wii is selling a ton of systems now but I think in the long run, without cutting-edge graphics and good 3rd party support, the Wii’s sales won’t last. I guess it’s the same old story for Nintendo, they never have any 3rd party support.

7 thoughts on “Galaxy Vs. Sunshine: They Look the Same to Me”

  1. Maybe so, but there is a long way to go before that happens. I mean, the PS3 has been outselling the Wii for the past two weeks, if that’s any indication.

    I’m not trying to say the Wii sucks or anything, I just don’t like the lack of 3rd party support for the system outside of spin-offs and party games.

  2. Did you play the same Mario Galaxy that I did? 480p widescreen aside, the Wii pulls out shader effects that we never saw on the gamecube, a constant 60fps, and an insane draw distance.

    Yes its disappointing that so far 3rd parties have snubbed the Wii, but as with previous generations, they simply won’t be able to ignore the best selling system, even if they have to tone down the graphics to do so. Just like RE4 was eventually released on the PS2, RE5 will likely eventually be released on the Wii simply because the RE4 port sold well, and the Wii will likely have twice as many systems sold by the time its released than the other consoles combined, and those kind of numbers simply can’t be ignored.

  3. Did you play the same Mario Galaxy that I did? 480p widescreen aside, the Wii pulls out shader effects that we never saw on the gamecube, a constant 60fps, and an insane draw distance.

    Yes its disappointing that so far 3rd parties have snubbed the Wii, but as with previous generations, they simply won’t be able to ignore the best selling system, even if they have to tone down the graphics to do so. Just like RE4 was eventually released on the PS2, RE5 will likely eventually be released on the Wii simply because the RE4 port sold well, and the Wii will likely have twice as many systems sold by the time its released than the other consoles combined, and those kind of numbers simply can’t be ignored.

  4. Here is why Crystal Chronicles was cool—-because it was fun. You know my stance Mike R, its better to have something rather than nothing. This day and age most people have more than one system. So maybe nintendo got Crystal Chronicles, but another system that most of us probably own got the actuall FF game. So either way I win. I am greatful that these games come out rather than nothing at all. Sitting around and being overly critical is going to ruin any game or system. I understand the complaints targeted at Nintendo but what can be done.
    As for Galaxy, I would say it does look better than Sunshine. Probably a lot better. I don’t know though if the idea of running around planets will get old, I might want something bigger to run around like at the very beginning of the game. I haven’t played tons yet so I don’t know whats ahead.
    Also Sunshine was cool. How can you be critical of a game where you are a plumber running around really doing nothing at all? Thats pretty much what ever Mario game is. You run around doing some pointless task or objective to get some retarded reward. But man I love it. I mean what was so different about sunshine anyway, whether you are trying to save a princess or spraying walls and collecting stars, whats the difference?

  5. Here is why Crystal Chronicles was cool—-because it was fun. You know my stance Mike R, its better to have something rather than nothing. This day and age most people have more than one system. So maybe nintendo got Crystal Chronicles, but another system that most of us probably own got the actuall FF game. So either way I win. I am greatful that these games come out rather than nothing at all. Sitting around and being overly critical is going to ruin any game or system. I understand the complaints targeted at Nintendo but what can be done.
    As for Galaxy, I would say it does look better than Sunshine. Probably a lot better. I don’t know though if the idea of running around planets will get old, I might want something bigger to run around like at the very beginning of the game. I haven’t played tons yet so I don’t know whats ahead.
    Also Sunshine was cool. How can you be critical of a game where you are a plumber running around really doing nothing at all? Thats pretty much what ever Mario game is. You run around doing some pointless task or objective to get some retarded reward. But man I love it. I mean what was so different about sunshine anyway, whether you are trying to save a princess or spraying walls and collecting stars, whats the difference?

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