Today we take a look at Skies of Arcadia Legends! This is the GameCube version of the game running on the softmodded WiiU. The Nintendo GameCube doesn’t output via HDMI natively and even though the Wii plays all GameCube games via backward compatibilty, it also doesn’t natively support HDMI out. The solution for this is a softmodded WiiU running the game at a native 480p and then using an mClassic HDMI add-on to upscale to 1080p. You can see in the comparison video the difference mClassic makes for these older games.
Enhanced port of the Dreamcast RPG, offering a mix of real-time exploration and turn-based battle sequences. Like the RPGs of old, Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior, the basic idea is to send a player out into the world to slay groups of enemies, gain experience, buy weapons and items, and accomplish something grand. As lead character Vyse and his trusty female sidekick, Aika, you dock one of the evil Valuan’s ships to take it over and grab some loot. As members of the Blue Rogues — pirates that in Robin Hood fashion give to the poor and steal from the corrupted rich — it’s your whole life. In the process, you stumble into more than you bargained for. The actual gameplay itself revolves around several different devices: turn-based ground and air battles, airship-to-airship duels, and real-time 3D exploration.