MasonicGamer.com: The Wii U is almost upon us. In just six weeks, Nintendo’s brand new system will be unleashed upon the awaiting populous. Some are excited, looking forward to playing lifelong favourites in high definition for the first time; some are wary, having been let down by the Wii and not willing to build themselves up too much this time; others are downright disappointed, comparing the system’s power to that of the current generation and not being pleased with what they see. As for me, I fit into the middle category.
I finally got a chance to play the Wii U at this year’s Eurogamer. I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked, as it was a very popular attraction, but at least I got to hold that controller and see some games firsthand. Graphically, they’re nothing special, which I think everyone knows by now. We’ve gotten used to HD gaming over the last seven years, and even though Nintendo claim the Wii U is more powerful that the Xbox 360 and PS3, it’s not enough of a jump to impress many people.