Yeah, I fully agree. The thing with charm is it's harder than photorealism to accomplish.
Nintendo also proved that they could make better looking games on old tech than a lot of developers can with cutting edge machines. The Wiis biggest failing was its resolution. The graphics and art direction in Skyward Sword and Galaxy 2 is excellent.
I fully believe the WiiU is as powerful as it needs to be for Nintendo to turn heads in the coming years. The third parties may have a bit more trouble.
I'm curious to see how Watchdogs compares to other versions.
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