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#1 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

I haven't played many Wii games, so I don't know if this is normal, I know Wii games aren't HD, but it didn't look THIS blurry in the quick look. It's kind of annoying and I don't know if it's the TV I'm playing on, or if the game is just this blurry. I'm at the beginning and I had to go find a group of guys because my bird is missing, and it was so blurry I had trouble finding them because in the distance they just looked like a giant red blob, so I didn't even know people were over there.

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#2 Posted by FreakAche (3046 posts) -

Distant objects are sometimes blurry, but it's just part of the art style (they're meant to look like they're in the backdrop of a painting). Is that what you're talking about?

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#3 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@FreakAche said:

Distant objects are sometimes blurry, but it's just part of the art style (they're meant to look like they're in the backdrop of a painting). Is that what you're talking about?

No, I mean everything, including people standing around. I can't see them at all until I get close, from a distance they just look like blobs of nothing.

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#4 Edited by JasonR86 (10148 posts) -

@CL60:

It could be that you're just used to HD games. Most Wii games are that blurry. I think Zelda is more so then others because it is such an open game (though Prime 3 didn't seem this bad).

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#5 Edited by Sooty (8194 posts) -
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#6 Posted by Sayishere (1853 posts) -

Well its blurry yes, but not to the extent that your mentioning, The character models, especially link zelda etc are really crisp. its just the backgrounds that are affected the most.

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#7 Posted by DeF (5336 posts) -

you probably don't have component cables + you're not used to low res games

it's definitely not that bad (it's actually not even any kind of bad).

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#8 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -
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#9 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

Just for reference. I found this video, and my game looks as blurry, or blurrier than this.

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#10 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@Sooty said:

Hooked up with component cables? If you are then it shouldn't be blurry.

http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6162297/p-2.html

It's hooked up with whatever cables came with the Wii.

There's your problem. Get component because the difference is huge.

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#11 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@CL60 said:

@Sooty said:

Hooked up with component cables? If you are then it shouldn't be blurry.

http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6162297/p-2.html

It's hooked up with whatever cables came with the Wii.

There's your problem. Get component because the difference is huge.

Would any component cables work, or are there special Wii ones you need?

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#12 Posted by Sogeman (967 posts) -

Of course you need Wii Component cables. You need the Wii plug on one end ;) No need to get the official one though.

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#13 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@Sogeman said:

Of course you need Wii Component cables. You need the Wii plug on one end ;) No need to get the official one though.

This Wii has been sitting here for years, I'm not even the one who hooked it up, didn't know there was a different plug. How much do they cost, and is it worth it?

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#14 Posted by Sayishere (1853 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Just for reference. I found this video, and my game looks as blurry, or blurrier than this.

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Jesus that looks terrible, i guess component is a big difference after all.

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#15 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3227 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Just for reference. I found this video, and my game looks as blurry, or blurrier than this.

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It's currently playing on the television right behind me, and it's nowhere near that blurry. Not sure what exactly the issue is, but that isn't normal.

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#16 Posted by DeF (5336 posts) -

@Make_Me_Mad: he's not using component cables. it's like complaining 360/ps3 games look shitty 'cause you don't have HDMI cables and only use the ones that came in the box

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#17 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

@DeF said:

@Make_Me_Mad: he's not using component cables. it's like complaining 360/ps3 games look shitty 'cause you don't have HDMI cables and only use the ones that came in the box

Hey now, I wasn't complaining. I just didn't know.

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#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I'm playing on a HD TV with composit cables and I don't think it's that bad, maybe that's just me.

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#19 Posted by DeF (5336 posts) -

@CL60: sorry, I was just trying to explain the situation to make_me_mad :)

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#20 Edited by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

Component cables for the Wii aren't very expensive ....... just look around at your local games stores and I am sure you will find them cheap.

I played FFXIII on composite cables and thought it was terrible .... all gltchy and kind of ugly .... then I hooked up HDMI cables and was amazed. Kind off the same thing .... always use the best cable available.

EDIT: I said the wrong cable, sorry.

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#21 Posted by DeF (5336 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

Composite cables for the Wii aren't very expensive ....... just look around at your local games stores and I am sure you will find them cheap.

I played FFXIII on composite cables and thought it was terrible .... all gltchy and kind of ugly .... then I hooked up HDMI cables and was amazed. Kind off the same thing .... always use the best cable available.

COMPONENT!!! not composite!!

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#22 Posted by Contrarian (1205 posts) -

@DeF said:

@Contrarian said:

Composite cables for the Wii aren't very expensive ....... just look around at your local games stores and I am sure you will find them cheap.

I played FFXIII on composite cables and thought it was terrible .... all gltchy and kind of ugly .... then I hooked up HDMI cables and was amazed. Kind off the same thing .... always use the best cable available.

COMPONENT!!! not composite!!

No need for shouting ......... but, yeah, component ........ ooops.

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#23 Edited by Sooty (8194 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@Sooty said:

@CL60 said:

@Sooty said:

Hooked up with component cables? If you are then it shouldn't be blurry.

http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6162297/p-2.html

It's hooked up with whatever cables came with the Wii.

There's your problem. Get component because the difference is huge.

Would any component cables work, or are there special Wii ones you need?

If the price difference is really small I would just go official, as unlike digital cables, analog like component can actually benefit from superior quality cables, but I doubt the difference would be huge (if any) if you went for a cheap third party cable. I have unofficial PS2 component cables and my PS2 looks pretty great on my TV, even though it's blown up on a 42" plasma that I don't sit very far away from, still looks nice and sharp and the PS2 doesn't even do 480P for many games.

You do need the Wii ones of course though, it plugs into the same port on the back of the Wii then to your TV/monitor with 5 different plugs.

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#24 Posted by DeF (5336 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

@DeF said:

@Contrarian said:

Composite cables for the Wii aren't very expensive ....... just look around at your local games stores and I am sure you will find them cheap.

I played FFXIII on composite cables and thought it was terrible .... all gltchy and kind of ugly .... then I hooked up HDMI cables and was amazed. Kind off the same thing .... always use the best cable available.

COMPONENT!!! not composite!!

No need for shouting ......... but, yeah, component ........ ooops.

just wanted to make sure nobody buys the wrong cables! :)

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#25 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5917 posts) -

So is it worth playing the Wii on an HD TV?
 
I've been playing on an SDTV downstairs and it looks fine, but I would prefer playing it in my room.

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#26 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -

@FancySoapsMan said:

So is it worth playing the Wii on an HD TV? I've been playing on an SDTV downstairs and it looks fine, but I would prefer playing it in my room.

Well it depends, a HDTV will give a way clearer image with component cables, this gets rid of blur, however it also highlights the Wii's lack of anti-aliasing, of course you can turn down the sharpness to make this somewhat less of an issue, it doesn't look too bad.

Blurryness vs more visible jagged edges. Pick your poison yo.

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#27 Posted by GlutenBob (183 posts) -

OP you are right. this game is all over the place sometimes it loolks good. Most times it looks horrible. I got so fed up with it that i decided to just download dolphin. im waiting for my bluetooth device to come in so I can start playing.

Also, its not my HDTV cos every other Wii game except RE4 looks gorgeous on it. I also bought an upscaler called ViewHD WIi2HDMI and Metroid Prime Trilogy looks orgasmic with it. Its definitely this games fault.

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#28 Posted by JasonR86 (10148 posts) -

@CL60:

Nintendo's proprietary component cables are what I use and I like them a lot. I can't speak to other cables. The cables will help with blur in a few ways. One way is that component cables allow the Wii to run in 480p (composite only does 480i). The video signal from component cables are usually crisper and cleaner. But the big change I noticed was in the color. Component cables made the color in my Wii games look a lot more vibrant and cleaner. But, the downside to this great video signal is that it will emphasis the Wii's limitations. You'll likely noticed jaggedness. I personally turn down the sharpness on my TV due to this (which seems like the opposite of what you want). BUT, I would still get component cables and turn on 480p and widescreen. It really is the best way to play Wii games.

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#29 Posted by GlutenBob (183 posts) -

however, you really should be using the component cables

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#30 Posted by lusence (430 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Hooked up with component cables? If you are then it shouldn't be blurry.

http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6162297/p-2.html

thats what i did, didnt make a huge difference. As far as graphics go the WII is on par with the game cube. SO your going to see a lot of pixles and 'jaggies'. i remember going from my PC mainly gaming to playing GTA on my PS2 and thinking the same thing, "sooooo blury, cant see cars@distances... But i dont think its bad, its a very pretty game with amazing music scores with the scenery are just blissful in some areas.

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#31 Posted by Sooty (8194 posts) -

@lusence said:

@Sooty said:

Hooked up with component cables? If you are then it shouldn't be blurry.

http://uk.gamespot.com/features/6162297/p-2.html

thats what i did, didnt make a huge difference. As far as graphics go the WII is on par with the game cube. SO your going to see a lot of pixles and 'jaggies'. i remember going from my PC mainly gaming to playing GTA on my PS2 and thinking the same thing, "sooooo blury, cant see cars@distances... But i dont think its bad, its a very pretty game with amazing music scores with the scenery are just blissful in some areas.

Huge difference for me, I mean in terms of sharpness, it didn't turn it into a PS3 or anything.

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#32 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

I'm gonna get component cables today. See what it looks like with those. I switched TVs my Wii is on though, and oddly, it already looks better than it did before even though its now on a larger TV. Hopefully the component cable makes it look even better.

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#33 Posted by Tahnit (181 posts) -

If you have a powerfull pc you can run the game using dolphin. Full 1080p graphics and wiimotes work fine via bluetooth. Its like having an HD wii. Skyward sword runs perfectly.

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#34 Posted by Commisar123 (1911 posts) -

Yeah I think my cables are crap or something, because its a little nutty how blurry it is on my TV, and I know it looks better then that.

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#35 Posted by defaulttag (904 posts) -

had the same issue back in the last generation. I went to ebay just to get rare component cables for the gamecube

HDMI>Component (Red, Green, Blue + White/Red audio)>S-video>Composite (Yellow+White/Red audio)>Coaxial (same as TV antenna)

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#36 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

Had the same issue, cables fixed it, lost the blur but made the jaggies more prevalent.

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