Neoseeker : News : Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed won't support voice chat on Wii U
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XXIV Oct 22, 12
At this point, I'm not even shocked. Developers aren't used to the way the Wii U works, since it is new, as opposed to PCSBox360, which have been around nearly seven (?) years.
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pipripx Oct 22, 12
anything nintendo i feel will never suport good online play or voice chat due too it makes systems to be used by kids and we cant have adults screaming in to the mic scarein them.
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luckyman77777 Oct 22, 12
We got along well for five years with no racing voice chat with Mario Kart Wii. Voice chat in racing? Who needs it?
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bbb7002004 Oct 22, 12
I don't understand what those reasons have to do with not having VC in the game. You have to buy a headset to chat on a PS3, (which also doesn't have cross game party chat if I recall) and you have to pay a yearly fee to even play the game online on the 360. Either way, your default consumer has to pay extra for the feature, just like Nintendo is doing with the Wii U. If paying extra for voice chat is really such a problem, no system would have games with voice chat.

And I really don't get the Pro controller complaint. The Gamepad is the main controller, the Pro is for local multiplayer games. If you're just going to play with the Pro Controller and not use the Gamepad, why are you buying a WIi U in the first place? Just play the game on your PS360.

To me, it sounds like the developer/SEGA is saying "Nintendo consumers don't care about online, don't put development dollars in a feature that audience doesn't care about," the same BS logic as always. (Though, as a Nintendo gamer who doesn't care about voice chat I guess I perpetuate the stereotype). Maybe I should give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk this up to being a launch day port, meaning development times were short and not every feature can be developed to its fullest right out of the gate.

Either way, I'm not planning on picking this game up for any system, so no loss for me.
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Charlie Oct 22, 12
These type of games are always better on the other systems anyways. You can argue that the Wii U is up to par now kind of....But the PS4 and Xbox whatever are going to be way better too. I do plan on getting a Wii U sometime, but still. Also it's kind of what XXIV said, it's a newer system so they have to figure out how to make the voice chat work on most games. You should have a headset or something already. But hey, whatever works for you Nintendo!

I probably heard about this game awhile ago and forgot. Hopefully they have better DLC for it and more stuff. Metal Sonic and Ryo-F were the ONLY DLC characters, and I expected at least one or two more characters. I don't count Ryo-F really because Ryo was already in the game, and Ryo-F is just him with a forklift. I have the first one for PS3 and it got boring kinda fast. It probably would of been better if I had some PSN friends to play it with or went online more. The online for racing games really irk me though and it's frustration lol. I played it with somebody at my house like a month or two ago though. I may play it again soon. I wish the PS3 version had a exclusive character too though, it could of had Ratchet and Clank. I don't know if they would seem unfitting, but at least they are partners like Banjo and Kazooie! Which the Xbox has on their version of the Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. They also got the Avatar from Xbox, and then of course the Wii got the Mii.

Anyways, I'll definitely be getting this game on PS3! The first game was still fun. Although I hope there is more characters because I just feel like there were NO characters and they all got boring fast.
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Zauberkunst Nov 21, 12
quote luckyman77777
We got along well for five years with no racing voice chat with Mario Kart Wii. Voice chat in racing? Who needs it?
People who are blind at reading might "need" it.
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