Two of Nintendo's biggest games of the year have received their first reviews.
Wow, that was fast. Looks like Nintendo Land may be better than we thought it would be. But the news that New Super Mario Bros U was easier than the New Super Mario Bros Wii to them is somewhat disappointing as I've been itching for a challenging Mario game that doesn't save all it's difficulty for the final levels. Well I'll still enjoy it I guess. I hope Rayman Legends will prove to have that nice platforming challenge I'm looking for, like Origins had.
it depends on the type of player
if you always use the squirrel suit, yoshis to get around the stage and fly for most of it, it will be fairly easy
BUT, if you rely on your precise platforming skills to get the 3 star coins and pass the levels
then it will b a challenge
myiamoto has always said those powerups are there to make the game easier for newcomers
so if a veteran uses them, then it will be a breeze
Nintendo Land: “An essential purchase for party lovers..." New Super Mario Bros U: "A great excuse for families to gather round the TV..." I wonder if Nintendo will ever get back to actually trying. Every side-scrolling Super Mario game before the "New" games have been unique. All the "New" ones are the same. Same art direction, same music, level design, everything. They got comfortable and stopped trying. I hope they one day go back to making core games they way they used to. I too have been waiting for a more challenging Super Mario game for years! But overall Nintendo games have been getting easier and simpler to appeal to these casual audiences. It's a shame.
@ShinMaster Games in general seems to be getting easier. I dunno wtf is going on.
Difficulty is subjective. Some people find game X hard but I may not. This guy says NMSBU is easier than NSMBWii, but remember NSMBWii could actually be challenging and down right frustrating at times (i'm looking at you world nine).
Hence why I said "the news that New Super Mario Bros U was easier than the New Super Mario Bros Wii to THEM". I have no idea how challenging this game will be to me seeing that I haven't played it as yet. I also said that those games tend to save their difficulty for the final worlds like you said with world 9 in NSMB Wii.
Another thing too is just because a game is easy doesn't mean it's bad. Case in point, Super Mario World. Ironically the game NSMBU takes the most after. Super Mario World is considered to be one of the best Mario games of all time (personally it's my favorite) and it's also by far the easiest Mario game.
Yet here I am again to quote myself. "Well I'll still enjoy it I guess". Once again I'm simply going off what the review said. I'll never know until I play the game myself which I very much intend to do.
Buying a brand new system to play a new mario game that's "less than 7 hours" long isn't all that enticing, no matter the score. I am curious about what he meant by it picking up in the finale with its innovation factor. I really want some kind of pokemon announcement before I go for a WiiU but if devs start getting really creative with their gameplay ideas for that gamepad (like the autor indicates) I might just jump the gun a little sooner. I'd like to see a in-depth review, spoilers and all, I want to be sold on the games, and in turn, the system.
People bought the PS3 during its release year when it had much less games on offer than the Wii-U has in its launch line-up. I wouldn't be that surprised if the Wii-U racks up some sales also.
But graphics 90% for NintendoLand?? It has the same graphics as wiisports..
The graphics from what I've seen are incredible, actually. Go look up pikmin adventures gameplay videos. Smooth framerate and the characters look like actual real life toys... pretty awesome.
Easier could mean that the world map allows you to get to later worlds easier. But if you are a true Mario fan, you play each and every stage and get 100% Star Coins. That my friend was not easy at all in NSMBW. Anyone who thinks it was didn't play it.
Nin land > mash bros then.. good news for the core gamers!! I am waiting for all the next gen consoles to come so I can choose one(most likely ps4 for me). I need to compare them I am not buy 3 consoles. Just need one next to my pc.
I didn't ever think Nintendo Land would be a bad game. But it's definitely not something I would anticipate. It's like the Wii U equivalent to Wii Sports.
@zhipp gaming has became mainstream so more people can enjoy them. its was all about making good games but nowaday its all about making money
Good news but I am still waiting for that Wii U blockbuster
Fair enough. If by blockbuster you mean the big Nintendo games (Mario, Zelda, Metroid), I expect some of those to be revealed at next year's E3, to counterweight Sony and Microsoft's reveals of their next home consoles. To me, it makes sense.
To me, it makes more sense to announce those games ASAP considering how many people will decide to get the console based on those (lack of) upcoming first party titles. We'll see if poor sales kick Nintendo in the guts or if Nintendo will continue to neglect everyone.
Well, that's another way to see it, but personally, I think the launch window (first 4 months) is looking pretty decent already, so I won't mind waiting for the heavy hitters to, well, hit us later. That's what usually happens with all consoles nowadays. The PS3 and Xbox 360 didn't get their really strong titles until after about a year in the market, I don't really expect the Wii U to be different in that regard, much less so when Nintendo needs to hold some wild cards to play when Sony and Microsoft announce their next consoles; otherwise, the Wii U will get completely forgotten in the frenzy of gaming coverage of the PS Orbis and Microsoft Durango.
@LKHG the last time Nintendo announced a bunch of games incoming months after actual release... was the 3ds. it took kid icarus and metal gear solid a full year to release, paper Mario nearly two, and animal crossing won't be out until next year. That's why they won't announce to many too soon. ^_^;
New Super Mario Bro's U sounds as underwhelming as it looks :(
This is not , I repeat NOT, a attack on you...Ok now that I'm clear... When did a 8 become underachieving or underwhelming? Last time I looked a 8 is pretty damn good, if not great! Of course everyone wants every game to be original, innovative, and get a 9, but news flash, even a 7 isn't bad and shouldn't necessarily be looked down upon. Sometimes those 7 or 8 scored games can be more fun than the 9 and 10's.
It got a 75% on innovation lol
Here comes the trolls. If you think a game getting a 8 is bad, plz quit gaming.
Don't worry. You'll see perfect 10s soon enough when sites like IGN, Gamespot, etc, release their reviews. Just as soon as the checks go through.
Very good news.
I'm surprised by Nintendo Land score. I wasn't expecting a score that good. I'm now very glad that I got the 32 GB Wii U. Can't wait until I get it in two weeks.
I expected this game to get high scores like Wii Sports did as this is the game that shows off what the WiiU is about to everyone and the developers.
Its never going to be the bests looking or the best game on the console but it is the one that will appeal to everyone.
Looking forward to this MarioU and ZombieU at the end of the month.
2 weeks from now well all have the wiiu in our game rooms!
I won't. In about 2 weeks from now, I'll be busy playing Hitman: Absolution.
should be rephrased to "2 weeks from now well all have the mario-player in our game rooms!"
I'm surprised final retail versions of Wii U consoles and or games have been sent out to the media. You'd think some big game site like IGN would of done an unboxing or something. But good solid reviews for two solid looking games. Nothing GOTY worthy but solid titles that'll hold me off until next year when Monster Hunter rules my life. Now give me reviews for ZombiU and Ninja Gaiden 3 and i'll be happy.
its still early for that look for more reviews to trickle out this week and alot to come in after nov 10
im betting when consumers actually get to play ZombiU, some may say its GOTY quality, especially those who miss the originality of what RE once was. I for one passed on RE6 once i saw a preview of ZombiU, it actually sold me on the WiiU, and Mario in HD.
This is great news. I've also been reading that Zombie U is an incredible "Survival Horror" game. I'm starting to regret not pre-ordering the system. I wonder if Walmart is having a midnight launch.
You can probably still put it on preorder/layaway. My friend just do that the other day at my local Wal-Mart.
Awesome! you're the second person today that told me the same. Apparently, Walmart is getting a lot of units.
THis makes me want to get a Wii U... But the other part of me says wait...
You do realise that this console will be dwarfed in terms of power when the big two release theirs? Sure it looks god now but it will look woefully underpowered soon.
Nintendo has stated that running games on a home television and 2 WiiU GamePads would be limited to 30FPS. No limitations on the home television's resolution were set in that scenario. Now strictly speaking numbers here, in terms of pixels, 1080p (1920x1080) alone is 2,073,600 pixels 720p (1280x720) alone is 921,600 pixels 480p (854x480) is 409,920 pixels per GamePad screen. Now rendering and doing everything else for the tv will take up a hefty amount of juice. At 1080p you are pushing more than 2x the number of pixels. Now having a completely parallel pipeline to provide and transmit (WIRELESSLY) a second image within 1 frame after the wired signal reaches the tv, is amazing enough. But to do that again, for a third image, is ballsy. But they will support it. I do not predict 1080p and 480p streaming to be an issue, with use of a single GamePad. If it could push one 921,600 pixel image, and then two separate 409,920 pixel images, This is more than just adding 921,600 + 2 (409,920) to get 1,741,440 pixels, that number is meaningless. Try running three separate images to 3 separate sources, with 1 frame of lag, each being processed and transmitted simultaneously. Each final image needs access to each part of the console. Whether in succession or in tandem, these images are generated. Running a game in solo 720p hardly makes the console break a sweat. Do you see what kind of power we are talking about here? Visualize a console with more power than a 360 or ps3, seeing as it actually runs natively in at least 720p for its launch titles, and then you strap 2 wireless Nintendo Wii's onto it. Oh and give it a few good months to be optimized. Plus we know nothing about the other 8th generation consoles.
Try English. Rather than a load of tech babble that no-one cares about.
Oh yes, its "amazing". Tech revolution next year google will be releasing smart glasses, how do they fit all that technology in a super-lightweight glass? Nasa is working on a trchnology to PROJECT an image into your eyball YES YOUR FRIKKIN eyeball. Then there are people like Rolls Royce who make cars last 50+ years. Then BMW who project video onto a cars windscreen, and direct light a objects that are moving. Then you act like displaying 700,000 more pixels is an issue wait two years, just wait. Maybe Micro or sony wont be there but someone will be and they will rock the tables. Because no one stops with technology. 700,000 pixels is nothing money cant buy.
Tech revolution isn't a yearly prospect, it's always happening, provided we have people working on it.
Do you not see the irony is posting this on this particular article. They just gave a collection mini games with Mii style characters that are missing body parts an 86%. People don't care about the power of a console as much as you want them to.
Yeah, no one said the Wii U is powerful. If anything it's sub-par current consoles if you just look at the exclusive games on either.
You wanna talk power and specs? I guess not. Just tech babble, right?
I cant wait for next gen. :)
next year :)
Yeah I agree, the Wii U is gonna have some great games next year as well.
Nice review..looks promising
U gotta be kidding me right? This must be bad joke! Nintendo Land have 90 for GRAPHICS ?!?! No way...
for who have disagrees with me they must think Uncharted is a bad game and Nintendo Land or a Pikmin is a great game with great graphics... Whatever.. I ll stick with Sony and Microsoft.. And my PC is great too.. I dont care about the NintendoFanBoys...
In my opinion a game doesn't need to be the next Gears of War or Crysis to look amazing. Okami (a non-Nintendo game) for instance, looked absolutely stunning. I think it still does. The graphical update on Star Fox 64 3D I thought was superb. And I love the art style for the Twisted Pixel game Splosion Man. It's not about being a fanboy, it's about having different tastes from yours.
N4G logic is hilarious
Looking forward to seeing if ninja gaiden is fixed. Pity it has been held back in Europe for some reason
I'm not sold on it yet. Those are nice scores, but that's for only 2 games.. 2 games that are Nintendo exclusive licenses, which Nintendo typically always delivers on. Let's see the scores of 3rd party titles and see how they compare to the other big 2. $500+ is a lot of money to spend on a great Mario game, but subpar ports of everything else.
Not long now, @MehmetAlper, hahaha your funny go play some Uncharted why dont you then.
And you can play mario!
Oops i offended an uncharted fan
That's great for the Wii-ners! I hope they release an awesome, core, HD Metroid game soon or at least an announcement next year. As for me, time to wait for the big dogs. Holding off 350 dollars in the hopes for a more core system for at least another year is nothing for someone as cheap as me xD
Gonna be interesting to se how Zombie U score. I have all the Call of Duty and Assasin's Creed games on PS3 , but im gonna buy Assasin's Creed 3 and Black Ops 2 on the Wii U. Hoping it will be fun with the new controller :)
i want zombiU for sure but if i do get black ops 2 ill get that for my ps3. not sure yet how the online community is going to be on wiiU.
Nintendoland/AC3/BLOPS2/ for me on release day, also looking forward to getting a hold of the new gamepad
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Pretty good reviews there. I'm not going to pick up the Wii U at launch, but with the announcement of Wario Ware, I am fairly certain I'll be purchasing one at some point. :)
This is great news for the Nintendo gamers within civilization. Undeniable proof that Nintendo gamers will once again be treated to a unique, yet quality experience with the purchase of their Nintendo Wii U Entertainment System. I believe that with the advent of the Nintendo Wii U Entertainment System both core and casual gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy a limitless supply of Nintendo quality, golden sealed games. May Nintendo reap the benefits of successfully producing may quality titles for years to come. Z-O-Y-O-S
Im surprised they scored Nintendo land higher than mario bros.. Good reviews but im not into family/party games...
cant wait for a zombiU review