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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wii U version thread

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I made the Wii U Batman Arkham Origins thread mainly due to the developer news, but there's no AC4 Wii U thread, so I thought hey, if the Batman thread served it's purpose, why not do one for AC4 since no one else did?

12 minute Wii U gameplay:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf8kLqUfzCc

Wii U review:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5hOYNEQVAA

I'll post some official browser screens courtesy of Wii U version owners:

Here are few of Assassin's Creed 4. Just turned on the game.







More Assassin's Creed







And I want to note, if you've seen this video of the comparison between the Wii U version and 360 version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk9lto1l5WQ

The framerate and lag is NOT THE GAME, everyone's reported there is no such lag and issues, and I believe the uploader in the comments confirmed it's the video capture, NOT THE GAME ITSELF!!!

If anyone would be so kind to provide a comparison summary between the other versions, it will be added here. :)
 

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Cool, any improvements from AC3 performance-wise or about the same? I bought AC3 on the Wii U.
 

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I would've bought this version if it wasn't for the fact that it got delayed in Europe, so I bought the 360 version instead.
 

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You did well, Op. With just one or two reviews for Wii U and no DF comparison, this forum is actually one of the few sources of information for the Wii U version of the game. I hope we will get better video and more screenshots.. Makes the wait for the European version easier.
 

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Wow, I'm actually impressed with how the water looked in that footage. Looks almost exactly like this:
Can you make a gif of the water in the Wii U vid for comparison?

Hell, we need comparison shots, like shots that match DF's PS360 screens.
The water looks the same as the PS360 as far as I could see in the vids.

The image is DX11 water, which will be for ps4, xbone and pc.
 

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I'll be interested in seeing if the framerates have improved, 3 on the U was hitting 20, 22, 24 quite a bit in scenes the PS360 were fine in
 

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Want to say that Ubi did a great job with the sea in this game. Sailing through a storm is intense!

I'll be interested in seeing if the framerates have improved, 3 on the U was hitting 20, 22, 24 quite a bit in scenes the PS360 were fine in
Framerate seems a bit better than the AC3 port but still goes to the mid-20's when running around the first city (Havana) and bottoms out around 20 during heavy action.

*edit* Progressed a bit further and framerate seems to hold pretty well at 30fps out at sea and near 30fps the second town
Nassau
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Gamepad map: (taken from one of those vids)

Looks good. I'm probably going to pick this up on the Wii U over the Xbox 360 version.

I enjoyed having the map on the screen for ACIII, and I was wondering how much you could zoom in and out. Seems like an improvement, though I still wish Ubisoft did more with the GamePad. I'll take it though.
 

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Since the Wii-U doesn't have an online pass, does it have all that content that is locked away on the pass like that fleet of ships feature?
 

oconnomiyaki

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Thanks for this thread. I'm getting the Wii U version so it's nice to see some footage and some impressions.

I hope someone does the same for Ghosts.
 

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Would totally buy this if I weren't getting a ps4. Wii U is finally getting some good ports. They still need to get Lego Marvel on the eshop. Grr.
 
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lol you didn't think to stop and check that out while you were there?
I did, but there was no mention about its contents. Splinter Cell Blacklist Wii U also had a special (forget the name) edition. I looked at the regular edition, ZERO difference on the back.

Edit: SCB Wii U Special Edition:



http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/the-official-splinter-cell-blacklist-spies-vs-mercs-adversarial-multiplayer-thread.453280301/page-5

Uploader said this one just came with DLC?

Weird as AC4 Wii U apparently has no DLC? Maybe they'll add it later, it took them awhile to put out AC3's DLC apparently.
 

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So, Wii U version is good? Nice.
What happened last year though? Where almost every third party port was horribly gimped?
 
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So, Wii U version is good? Nice.
What happened last year though? Where almost every third party port was horribly gimped?
Pre-launch specs, you may not have been around, but there were hints that Wii U between 2011-2012 was going through a lot of iterations of dev kits and alterations of specs, each larger than the last. It's likely they weren't able to be properly prepared.

Also potential for rushing for launch.
 

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Hope it dosent have the same framerate issue as the PS3 version I played today. It was annoying...the framerate was going down as soon then more then 3 people were on the screen at once. But what was the worst part were the loading times. It took 8 (!!) minutes till we could start the game. So...what about these two things in the Wii U version? I bought AC 3 on the Wii U and would consider to buy this one if it is any good.
 
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