Respected technology analysis site Digital Foundry has gone hands-on with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and the results are extremely promising. The publication says that the game manages 60fps without a single hiccup, unlike a lot of video games these days. The publication praises Nintendo for releasing a finely polished game and claims it contains some of the most attractive Wii U visuals to date. Here’s some snippets of what they thought about Captain Toad.
“It’s a simple, streamlined title that looks great and plays beautifully. It’s within this limited scope that the team at EAD Tokyo has found an opportunity to craft some of the most attractive visuals seen on the Wii U to date.”
“Much of Treasure Tracker’s beauty stems from its simple yet brilliant visual design, which sees a series of nicely detailed, Mario-flavoured stages transposed over colourful backgrounds.”
“Then there is the matter of performance and it’s here that – once again – Nintendo delivers the goods. It may seem like a given that a game such as this would operate at a smooth 60fps but that’s not always the case; there are plenty of puzzle/platform games available on even more powerful platforms that fail to deliver such a consistent update. Given that Treasure Tracker is even more confined than Super Mario 3D World, the engine never really misses a beat handing in a flawless performance profile. This game simply does not drop frames – at all.”
“Ultimately Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is another must-have title in Nintendo’s expanding lineup of Wii U software – a game that is perfectly realised within the constraints of the system, achieving everything it sets out to accomplish. It’s an approach we’d like to see more developers take – to find beauty in restraint. This is the type of game that will remain fun to play years down the line, well after the Wii U is off the market, and the product you get on the disc is all you’ll need. In that sense Nintendo is still delivering products today just as they have for decades – an almost flawless consistency that’s a rare and precious thing.”
At first I read: “Ultimately Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is another must-have title in Nintendo’s expanding lineup of Wii U software” as Unfortunately XD
boring title not excited about the wiiu sucks really
Shut up loser the game is fun and beautiful, I smoke drink then get my toad on
boring game not intresting real if you want me to be ounest
wiiu crap deal with it
Shut the fuck up.
We all know this is the same person posting these comments. .. get a life.
I have to disagree with his claims. He implies every other Wii U game wasn’t very good looking
Most of thm have varying gramarye most being at 30fps excluding Smash U
But then says Nintendo always delivers so, it is a bit contradictory
To find beauty in restraint?
Has too much graphics indulgence render that a foreign concept to you? I’m not surprised. I foresaw such a thing would happen four years ago.
What’re you talking about?? Dumbass
Basically, something simple can have a lot of depth, and be a lot of fun. Take Destiny for example. It tried to accomplish so many things at once, but ultimately failed in almost every regard. This game sets out to do only one or two things, and completely nails it. I’m not knocking Destiny (although I personally found the game extremely disappointing). Just saying, Developers should know what they can accomplish, and what’s realistic in terms of goals and development time. I think Smash Bros could benefit from this concept; I love SSB Wii U, but modes like Smash Tour were unnecessary.
Reminds me of resident evil 6. Trying to do like 5 different things at once made it a failure.
Don’t remind me…
Thanks! And agreed, devs should do that
I’ve been playing the game today and its absolutely gorgeous plus solving the puzzles within each stage to obtain all the items is very satisfying. Really loving this one.
The tables will soon turn in Nintendos favor….THEY ARE THE GREATEST VIDEO GAME MAKER IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND have always been………When people see what Wii U offers and what the others dont BBAAAMMM!!!!
And when people see what the others offer and what Wii U doesn’t?
You mean shooting games? I mean, it would be nice to have all in one, and each has a niche, but if not this console, the next one, because of Nintendo’s sticking with a winning formula, the “mainstream” games will return… not worried. It does seem that Nintendo offers the most exclusive and diverse content, while the other systems offer PC revisions of the same thing
I always spent my half an hour to read this website’s content every day along with a cup of coffee.
Nintendo = Developer of the Year 2014!
Developer of eternity…
CT-TT is a Beautiful, Fun game.
just got ii a few hours ago loved the simplicity in it, and the level design is awseome!
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