Weally. In posting his impressions of Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
, Chris Kohler at Game|Life
adds yet another title to his 4:3 Hall of Shame
. Joining Rayman: Raving Rabbids
and Trauma Center: Second Opinion
, Wario's waggle-fest only supports a 4:3 display ratio, generally known as
fullscreen. While it's easy to agree that the lack of proper widescreen support doesn't impact on the game's fun, it still remains an annoying oversight, especially for HDTV owners.
The Wii's shunning of HDTV support is an understandable topic (and already debated to death), but inconsistent EDTV and widescreen support just seems lazy in the year 2007. Several Gamecube and PS2 games provided different display modes -- heck, a widescreen mode is one of the selling points for the Wii version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
. Come on Nintendo, put things in perspective here.