Tech analysis site Digital Foundry has taken a good hard look at Need for Speed: Most Wanted Wii U which developers Criterion said was the definitive version of the game. The publication says that “Criterion has made good on its promises to deliver a more visually rich version of the game for Wii U owners.” Digital Foundry also says that while the game isn’t an overwhelming advance, the tweaks the team have made are both numerous and well-considered. You can read Digital Foundry’s full analysis right here.
In summary, this ranks as the version to get if those points can be overlooked. The conversion is a sound one, and GamePad features are well-implemented and useful – if not all absolutely essential. Many are luxuries, such as the ability to hop into any car immediately, which ultimately make exploring Fairview a much easier experience. Meanwhile, the inclusion of off-screen play brings this version to life in a way no other release can at this time. When considering the mixed quality of ports that have hit the Wii U so far, this ranks among the stronger and most committed efforts to cater for its strengths – a tradition we hope will long continue.