Submitted by RedDeadRoger 900d ago | opinion piece

The Wii U: Don't Knock It Till You've Tried It

The Wii U; like marmite, you seemingly either love it or hate it. But have you actually tried it? (Nintendo, Wii U)

1upgamer99  +   900d ago
I agree %100, so many people that "hate" Wii U, have not even sat in their own homes or a friends house and really checked out what it can do. Nope they would rather form their ignorant opinions without even giving it a REAL chance. I challenge any BOPS 2 fan to check it out on Wii U with a friend same room both online and compare it to their experience doing the same thing on another console. If you do that I think your view would change. Oh and snap some screenshots while your at it and post em.
Allsystemgamer  +   900d ago
I have tried it and I personally think it's a great system. So far there haven't been any system sellers yet but I'm keeping my eye out
Army_of_Darkness  +   900d ago
It's not that the system sucks...
It's the fact that most of the good games are on the other platforms for much cheaper with not much visual difference and on top of that, there still isn't even a game out to showcase what the wiiU is capable of yet?? which is why I have not even considered buying a wiiU...
AWBrawler  +   899d ago

Nintendo Land showcases the Wii U gamepad very well, and so does zombiU
corrus  +   899d ago
They hate the Wii U cos is a one joke even PS3/360 are more powerful than Wii U


Nevers0ft  +   899d ago
I have a feeling you know this already, but no they aren't. The architectures are quite different, with the Wii U using a GPGPU and eDRAM and is a newer more efficient design... You're comparing apples and oranges.
bacrec1  +   900d ago
I can turn my TV on and off with it. Nuff-said.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   899d ago
This is factually correct.
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KrisButtar  +   900d ago
To be honest I like Mario and Zelda, what I dont like is the gamepad, I make it a point to enter bestbuy when ever I am close and give it another shot, been there 3 times this month already. I'm not sure what it is about the gamepad. I now know the guys by 1st name at best buy and they joke around if today will be the day. My rule of thumb is "if you don't love it in the store, your not going to love it at home" so it sits at best buy until the next time I'm in the area.
mydyingparadiselost  +   900d ago
I went to best buy to try one while waiting for my pre order and I wasn't impressed either. It's a WAY better experience at home. Not having to have the pad tethered, the miiverse and internet browsing, none of that comes through in the store setup. I'm not a fanboy, I've played games on Atari 2600 to PS3 and I'm loving the WiiU so far, barely even touch my PS3 now and seriously CANNOT WAIT for Bayonetta 2. Hopefully someone you know gets one and you can experience the system in a better environment :)
KrisButtar  +   899d ago
Yup exactly, once one of my friends own it, you can be sure I'll be over checking it out. As I do know that there is more features than what I can use at bestbuy, and those features might be what it takes me to get one. Thing is I'm the one who dives in 1st and my friends follow, but we will wait and see
ElectricKaibutsu  +   899d ago

No harm in waiting! More games will be out. I like to make 100% sure of everything before I buy, so I can appreciate how you feel.
hazardman  +   900d ago
I don't own one but try it out everytime I go into gamestop. And I like it, but holding off til one of nintendos better exclusives come out for it like Metroid or Zelda.
RFornillos4  +   900d ago
agree that haters should read this. but i doubt it'll sway their minds. haters gonna hate.

some will say, "but i have tried it, and i hate it..." or "i actually bought it, but i hate it and am selling it on ebay now..."
ozzywazzy  +   900d ago
A GAMING console system is pointless without great games. I don't care about tablet controllers and portable gaming. I don't care about browsing speed or YouTube videos. I knock on the wii u because as of now it lacks great games, instead they force feed you recycled Mario's and mediocre games. They could have launched with at least one system seller and they didn't. "but pikmin," pikmin my ass.
PopRocks359  +   900d ago
Because Nintendo consoles are known for lacking in good first party software. /sarcasm

You know your taste in games is subjective right? As in not everyone shares your view on games. I personally think Pikmin is awesome and I'm psyched for a new game after, what, a decade? Seriously, it's not exactly like someone being happy about that is outside of the realm of reason.
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Elem187  +   899d ago
All system launches have a lack of titles. But I am impressed Nintendo managed a 30+ library of titles.... I remember my neighbor getting his PS3 on launch day, and I went with him to Walmart to get games. They had a total of 5 games, two were crappy sports games. (The PS3 had a total of 12 games released on launch day).

THe PS3's launch was absolute garbage except 1 title. COD 3. 11 crappy games and 1 great games, although it became boring after 2 weeks.... For Nintendo to come out of the gate with 30+ games, with 3 must have addictive titles (NSMBU, ZombiU, and Nintendoland), and other games I'm having a ball playing like BLOPS2 and ME3 (never played any mass effect beforE) this has been one of the better launches I have seen.
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DivineAssault  +   900d ago
it feels cheap yet effective to me.. Operates my tv, mii verse, HD, etc but it feels like a nintendo product at the end of the day.. Meaning, i wont be playing my 3rd party games there, only 1st party.. The gamepad & pro both feel comfortable for nintendo games only to me..

Sorry, i like hearing my chimes for trophies, navigation of my store w/o tropical tunes playing, & watching or renting movies n blurays.. Nintendo will never replace my PS console... I support them when good exclusive games come but not buying or using it for anything else..
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live2play  +   899d ago
[huge nintendo fanboy here]

i cant see why people would disagree with you
you clearly appreciate nintendos 1st party

but i think alot of people blame nintendo for lack of third party games

why dont they blame third parties for lack of good ports and original third party games
Elem187  +   899d ago
Its hard for 3rd party developers to compete with Nintendo's first party titles.... Hence why create a game if it wont sell as well as Mario/Zelda games....

I think Nintendo's decision to hold back first party titles until Q2 is a decision to try to convince 3rd parties to have at the console first.
rawshack  +   899d ago
i have a wii u and its good i just wish it could play dvds and blu rays
1upgamer99  +   899d ago
I think by now, most of us have Blu-ray, and DVD players. So why would you want Nintendo to add the cost of the rights, and such. It would just be added to the cost of the system. Like me I have 5 DVD players and 3 Blu-Ray (PS3 is one)So I for one have no problem with Nintendo not including those functions. Also they runs your drives more. The less your drive is ran the less wear and tear, which is why I do not use my PS3 as a Blu-ray.
rawshack  +   899d ago
yeah ture what your saying but for me i would like to have one all round device that can do anything .so i dont have to keep swiching all the time .
Elem187  +   899d ago
Hmm, I stopped watching movies on a physical medium 3 years ago. I get all my viewing from Netflix, Hulu and bit torrent downloads. I woulnd't dream ever "renting" a title again.
rawshack  +   899d ago
new zealand is still in the stone ages when it comes to net speed so we still need dvds and blurays over here
AWBrawler  +   899d ago
iPod Touch is $299 and does not play DVDs or Bluray, and a Mac Mini is $500 and lacks a disc drive, but nobody cares, because nowadays people stream their videos, or already own DVD or Bluray players.
wiiulee  +   899d ago
wiiu is a fantastic system...i have had so many dvd players i've had to recycle a few....a game system is to play games and to be a social gamer and that is what the wiiu gives you , bottom line
MNGamer-N  +   899d ago
WiiU is a great system, and games are on the way. The gamepad is comfortable, and fun to use. Our entire family is enjoying it, it is worth the $.
Kingofwiiu  +   899d ago
Wiiu is amazing , it's the newest system out and a must own for any REAL gamer.

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