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IGN - The Wii U Demos You Have to See

IGN - Similar to how I -- Greg Miller -- missed the hotness that is Xbox's Summer of Arcade because I'm so busy covering PlayStation for IGN, I also haven't had hands-on time with the Wii U. That is until San Diego Comic-Con. Yesterday, a cameraman and myself were ushered into a private Nintendo demo area and given the keys to the Mushroom Kingdom. Here are brand new developer walkthroughs for each game and a few thoughts from yours truly.

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PoSTedUP1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

sorry having to reach over a huge touch screen controller pad with your thumb to interact with the game makes gaming uncomfortable and atrocious. no thankyou wii touch pad. and zombieU looks bad anyway. super marioU? wtf are nintento trying to pull, its the same crap! oh nintendo...

ChunkyLover531976d ago

You do realize that both Microsoft and Sony are trying to capitalize on a similar setup? The Vita/PS3 is almost the same thing as the Wii U, The Xbox 360/SmartGlass setup is basically the same thing as well.

Also, there is a pro controller for the Wii U, that controller looks a lot like the Xbox 360 controller and seems like it'll be a great option for more core oriented gamer's.

You think New Super Mario Bro's 2 looks bad? I think ZombieU looks very, very interesting.

PoSTedUP1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

the vita is a handheld gaming device with its own data plan, wifi etc. and the vita is smaller and its still a little pain to have to reach over and interact with the game through touch screen All The Time i wish you can use the buttons for menus etc.

and i dont think its used for the same thing (as far as i know). and 360 glass or w/e idk what that is.

and i know about the pro controller thank god for it. the games still look like crap. i just wish nintendo the best of luck, N64 and gamecube were amazing.

@kobon- hardcore* fanboy and now a nintendo hater for not attending to any of my wants and needs as a gamer. they took the easy way out and didn't adapt to the aging gamer like sony and MS. they kept it rated E and they kept it cheap.

jimbobwahey1976d ago

New Super Mario Bros. U looks like it should be a $15 downloadable title, not one of the major launch exclusives for the console. I think that's a big reason why so many people are disappointed with the Wii U, because Nintendo has just shown a quick cash-grab HD update of a Nintendo DS game, and stuff like Nintendo Land which is thoroughly disappointing.

Leading up to the Nintendo conference I was really excited about seeing a new Metroid Prime game, or possibly new Starfox/F-Zero games. I thought the flagship Mario title would be something special like Mario Galaxy, not the cash grab that we've been given. I thought Nintendo might show something to indicate that Zelda thing wasn't just a tech demo, or maybe they might have been getting that new Smash Bros we heard about a year ago ready for launch.

There was so much to be excited about, but Nintendo completely screwed it up in my opinion. I went from being excited about the Wii U launch to thoroughly unimpressed and completely turned off from the idea of buying one.

Hisiru1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

@PoSTedUP
ALL the hands on previews/reviews already said its COMFORTABLE TO USE, you're still trying to understand this sentence or youre just trolling? Because if you can't understand a simple sentence coming from all the hands on previews then you must have some brain problems.

This is an article to talk about the DEMOS, are you having some kind of problem to understand it as well? Stay on topic! Damn... how old are you?

Stupid fanboys lol.

PoSTedUP1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

@ hirishu
im saying the vita is slightly uncomfortable and its the same concept and its much smaller (the wiiU con being bigger), i know what im talking about, you're the dumb sheep just taking ppls word for things, that will get u no where in life and keep you dumb.

and i am talking about the demos And the controller (which is apparently apart of the demos) if you aren't incompetent you would understand this.

so much for trying to sound sensible. i am 22 and obviously much brighter than you.

@jimbobawhey- indeed i agree. its gonna be the wii all over again.

@ wesker, this is just my opinion, im sure its comfortable to hold, but just look at how she struggles to uncomfortably barely reach over the huge pad with her thumb, total turn off. just as long as it's not that much further than the quick snap buttons like having to reach to the middle of the pad.

@jadeds- yeah great list bro i will be playing the worth while ones on the ps3, the rest don't look good at all.

Hisiru1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

@PoSTedUP
If you really watched the demos (I doubt it), you will see in the ZombiU demo that the girl is using the controller very well and she even used some shortcuts on the touch screen very quickly. Do you have some kind of problems with your hand?

If someone is dumb here, it's you. Youre using the vita in order to say the WiiU is/isnt't comfortable to hold? Seriously? You're a different device with different design in order to say the WiiU controller is not comfortable? I am sorry but this is VERY stupid because WiiU has a different design and it's very well designed on the back in order to give you confort while you are holding it, so it doesn't really matter if it's big.

You are 22 and acting as stupid as you are acting? Attacking a system just because it's not your system of choice? I have a PS3 and I never had a desire to downplay another console, it seems you need to grow up and learn how to live with different companies. I know you love Sony, but you don't need to attack another company in order to show it. Youre acting like a 12 years kid saying "heey heey mine is BETTAR!" You won't see adults trying to downplay the system because they will spend their time playing/enjoying the games.

And again: EVERYONE is saying it's comfortable. Which is funny is that only people like you (who never played/tried it) is saying it's not comfortable. lol? If every respected website and media is saying it's comfortable to use, then your opinion is USELESS.

Stay in the Sony section, please. We don't need this childish console war. Youre acting like a kid.

You, Lucretia, Mika and some others should be BANNED. This site needs to be cleaned. I am tired of all this console war/faboyism and I don't know why you guys can't just play your games and have fun with everyone.

This isn't a place to be stupid and attack another company, this is a place to see the news and comment like a normal human being.

PoSTedUP1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

the quick snaps are ok but i saw her reaching towards the center it looks awkward for your hands just like the vita is, because it is the same setup only bigger. i am only giving you my honest opinion.

and i did not say it isn't comfortable to hold, try reading my comment again. i actually emphasized that "im not saying it isn't comfortable to hold" idk if you got that part..

"you are 22 and acting as stupid as you are acting? Attacking a system just because it's not your system of choice? I have a PS3 and I never had a desire to downplay another console, it seems you need to grow up and learn how to live with different companies. I know you love Sony, but you don't need to attack another company in order to show it. Youre acting like a 12 years kid saying "heey heey mine is BETTAR!" You won't see adults trying to downplay the system because they will spend their time playing/enjoying the games."

i can live with different companies, i see you took my comments to the heart. you need to understand that this comment section is for everyone, dont cry because you got your feelings hurt. ill talk crap about nintendo because they are under preforming imo. im a critic, we all are. i didnt come here to attack nintendo, i came here to see these demos for the first time and this is my opinion on them, it turned to hate oh well that is how it goes. you are here just like me and to say one thing is more immature than another ON A VIDEOGAME website is just hypocritical. dont be such a simpleton, you seem like the type to suck the air out of the room when you walk into it. and look, you are here right now debating with me on the same topic lol. welcome to the gaming community bro lol.

"You, Lucretia, Mika and some others should be BANNED. This site needs to be cleaned. I am tired of all this console war/faboyism and I don't know why you guys can't just play your games and have fun with everyone.

This isn't a place to be stupid and attack another company, this is a place to see the news and comment like a normal human being."

haha you act as if it hurts you to read someone hate for something, dont cry its ok only soft people like you let it get to them and take it to heart. this is a place for everyone to do anything they want. normal human beings are boring, no one likes them. you seem like you come from a well rounded place called pleasantville, if you think this is so bad, god you must live in a bubble, i would like to show you a little bit of actuality cause man are you sore over the littlest things.

victorGma211976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

@PoSTedUP
I don't think he got his feelings hurt, I think his problem is that he doesn't want to live with stupid fanboys like you and some others around here. You call it "gaming community" but you are one of the people who make this place a much worse place every day. Sometimes it's even sad because it's impossible to have a nice conversation. I agree with him, people like you should be banned and maybe N4G will be a better place as a community... someday... maybe... I was going to talk about ZombiU's mechanics but then I saw your trolling comment and I lost interest in commenting. Trolls like you creates a heavy atmosphere and that's why it's impossible to have a good conversation here. This should be a gaming community where you can have good conversation and not all this console war shi*, u know what I am saying?

You aren't acting as a critic, you are clearly acting as a jerk who wants to downplay the system because (as he said), it's not your system of choice.

There is nothing "hypocritical" about what he said, because videogames are toys for kids and adults, you don't need to be a kid in order to play videogames or else we wouldn't have M rated games (which makes your argument.... just... wrong?)

People don't need to act as a jerk and attack another company just because they are in a gaming community. Actually, if it's a "community", you need to learn how to express yourself and stop attacking another console/company and understand that maybe YOU don't like it, but it doesn't mean the console will be bad, it doesn't mean that many people don't want it, it just means that youre in the wrong section and you should stay away from this section as he and some others here said.

I don't have Wii but I won't attack the system, some people really enjoyed what this console brought to the market (games with motion control like Skyward Sword, Red Steel 2 etc).

Maybe you don't like the Wii or WiiU, but it doesn't mean it's bad for everyone else around here. You should understand that your opinion is just your opinion and nothing else.

I don't like the Wii, but I won't waste my time attacking Nintendo or the WiiU (which I will probably buy at launch). I had some of the best moments in gaming with my PS3 but I hate sony fanboys like you, you make my PS3 feel ashamed of it's existence.

And take a look bellow, it's not just Hisiru who is complaining about you. You see? That's how dumb you look bro.

Qrphe1976d ago

They're more like fallback plans in case the Wii U does take off for its features. Sony had motion technology developed for years (same with Microsoft I would assume) but only rolled it out once the Wii proved it could be successful.

Imagine 3rd party developers skipping PS360 consoles only because they weren't able to support a 2nd screen

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WeskerChildReborned1976d ago

People have been saying that the controller is comfortable to use so whatever, your lost.

Jadedz1976d ago

The Wii U's launch list

http://www.slashgear.com/ni...

Controls for the traditionalist

http://upload.wikimedia.org...

Apparently, "It's surprisingly light."

http://gamevideos.1up.com/v...

omarzy1976d ago

what do you mean reach over. The screen is half an inch away from the analog sticks.

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esemce1976d ago

I've seen those demos and they don't impress me at all.

feraldrgn1976d ago

Sorry, I do like a lot of Nintendo games, but is this it?
When are you going to evolve your characters Nintendo??

This is getting to be ridiculous.
Atleast the Zelda series had Link change dimensions as well as styles.
From chibi cartoon to a very nice human artstyle.

I also hate the names, stop with the "U" rubbish, it lacks imagination.
They need to change something fast, after roughly 25 years, they're milking it.

Smokingunz1976d ago

These demos don't impress me! I haven't seen any game yet on the wii u that the current gen can't already do. Personally I think the ps3 can run every game that's on the u, including zombieu.

Yangus1976d ago

I ps3 owner,but i hate ps fanboy...

WeskerChildReborned1976d ago

Yea me too, i'm not a fanboy of anything though i only own a PS3. I'm looking forward to the Wii U too.

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