You know, it's easy to forget, in these godlessly offensive modern days, how bad gamers actually used to have it when it came to console launches. The Wii U is gonna launch with twenty-three games, many of which co-exist as major installments of bigtime franchises happily among the piles of worthless spew-ware. A new Mario? Ninja Gaiden, Assassin's Creed, Tekken, Black Ops 2, Darksiders, Batman? No man could even play all these damned things with any amount of timeliness. Who needs it!
Alas, to say that the Wii U launch lineup is fantastic would seem mostly to be preaching to a choir that has been singing its praises for a while now. I can't say I've heard too much poo-pooing going on when it comes on down to it. What the lineup really got me curious about was the initial launches of systems back in the day—most specifically , their Japanese releases. And let me tell you, they were generally Not Pretty.