Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Dogged By Performance Issues
Posted by Andy Green
More frame rate woes
Wii U has launched with more titles to choose from than ever before. Of course those with a keen eye will be quick to point out that this is largely because third party developers have simply ported some of their old games from other platforms over to Nintendo’s new console.
One of those titles is Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition, a bolstered version of Rocksteady’s critically acclaimed game that appeared on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 well over a year ago.
How does the Wii U port hold up? Well the folks over at Eurogamer have had a look at how it performs against the other iterations of the game and the results were disappointing to say the least.
Performance-wise it appears the Wii U version suffers with frame rate issues, similar to the ones found when comparing all three versions of Call of Duty Black Ops II, with the game often appearing to judder, especially when multiple enemies are on screen - something that tends to happen quite a lot. The game could also have streaming issues as cut-scenes reportedly jerk around a lot more than in the other versions.
Overall, though the image consistency appears to have been slightly improved, the trade-off does not seem to be worthwhile as the game looks to be a much less polished version of an older game which is now far cheaper to pick up on other consoles.
Of course Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition does have new exclusive features on Wii U – such as the GamePad touch screen additions - but will this be enough to make you actually buy the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.