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Submitted by zinger_AU 1041d ago | opinion piece

Stop Complaining, There's Plenty To Play On Wii U While Wii U owners are basically taking comfort in knowing what’s “coming soon” for the machine, some people (mostly non Wii U owners, I suspect) have been complaining that there’s nothing to play. I say that’s rubbish. (Wii U)

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TheGrimOfDeath  +   1041d ago
Someone should make an article explaining the same thing about the PS Vita. There is tons of shit to play. Go and search for the games you like.
zinger_AU  +   1041d ago
for Aussies it's definitely the PRICE of the Vita here. $350 is ludicrous. I'd buy a Vita just for Golden Abyss, but not for over $300 :(
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RankFTW  +   1041d ago
That doesn't seem all that expensive. Paid around £300 for my Vita on launch and that converts to around 430AUD.
meatysausage  +   1041d ago
pretty sure around 250-28 is common now.
I bought a 3ds at 250 and my vita at launch for 350 and i thought it was definately worth the money
ApolloTheBoss  +   1040d ago
I paid LESS than $200 for Vita including a 8Gig memory stick, which is a steal. You really should try Ebay you'll save a lot of money.
ThanatosDMC  +   1040d ago
Can you import? But it's probably best to wait and get the red premium PS Vita with Soul Sacrifice.
PSVita  +   1040d ago
@zimger-Aussies also make $15 an hour minimum wage.
Viper7  +   1041d ago

My thoughts exactly. Not to mention there's no need to transfer or Re-buy games bought from PSN. One can just re-download them on new system and continue playing them (on both). Giving you even more games.
-Superman-  +   1041d ago
The list gives us:
Horrible games
Mini games
Multiplatform games
stragomccloud  +   1041d ago
Even outside of Vita titles, there is an awesome backlog of PSone classics and more available on the system for cheap! I ended up also trading in physical versions of PSP games, and then buying them again on PSN. There's a lot to love~
ps3_pwns  +   1040d ago
yeah look at the double standards. nintendo fans laugh and talk crap about vita then when wii u is the exact same thing but worrse they want to cry about it. i know playstation fans havent been bashing the vita and xbox fans dont even have a handheld. only people bashing the vita has been nintendo fanboys so wii u getting bashed is only fair.
danitanzo  +   1040d ago
jcnba28  +   1040d ago
The people complaining about the Wii U are mostly sony fanboys who don't even own the system. They just want to see Nintendo fail, which will never happen because Nintendo always make the best games.
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D_RoyJenkins  +   1040d ago
Nintendo doesn't always make the best games
LOL_WUT  +   1040d ago
They stopped having good games since the 64/gamecube IMO ;)
Old McGroin  +   1040d ago

Mario Galaxy disagrees with you.
Amphion  +   1040d ago
Are those actually real games...?
lilbroRx  +   1040d ago
Can we have a single nonnegative Nintendo article without someone pushing something Sony related straight from the start.Really, just one?

If its not someone trying to praise Sony's devices/actions over Nintendo then its someone trying shift the topic of discussion to Sony products.
Root  +   1041d ago
Thats right, Wii U owners are all happily busy playing Rayman Legends right now

......I joke, I joke :)
Reverent  +   1041d ago
If only more people around here had a sense of humor, lol.
LOL_WUT  +   1040d ago
Those disagrees come from those who are not happily busy playing Rayman Legends right now

aviator189  +   1041d ago
I'm just waiting for Zelda Wii U and super smash bros. Those are the games I usually buy all Nintendo home consoles for. And the new pikmin looks great as well.

Sure, there are a ton of games for the system, but maybe not the right ones needed for the high uptake Nintendo is hoping for, imo.
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Chuck_Norris   1041d ago | Spam
PopRocks359  +   1041d ago
There's content there. It's a matter of whether or not a person is willing to pay $350 for it. For those (mostly fans, I would guess) who have already made that investment, there's definitely some stuff on there. Not a lot, but some. VC games for starters, some indie games, Monster Hunter, Lego, and the third party ports if one has not played them on another console yet.
Chuck_Norris   1041d ago | Spam
mistertwoturbo  +   1041d ago
It's not much of a list convincing people otherwise. 3 of those are already out on other consoles, and quite frankly the rest is not all that interesting. The only two that I'd probably want to play is Super Mario Bros U and Monster Hunter.
DRM-Killz  +   1041d ago
Hell yeah there is there' wait a sec, what about....uh, well how about...... Well I'll be hornswaggled I can't think of any.
TheRot  +   1041d ago
yup it feels like one Wii U game comes out every month
Kratoscar2008  +   1041d ago
Then people would buy the console.
TruthbeTold  +   1041d ago
In addition to the obvious games, I strongly suggest Nano Assault Neo on the E Shop to help people get through this drought. Simple, great looking little shooter with an interesting take on the genre - and only 10 bucks.

When I say drought, I don't mean that there's nothing to play. Only that there are few games that are compelling enough to keep you coming back. I'm REALLY looking forward to E3. Nintendo has to come through, and I trust that they will.
Timesplitter14  +   1041d ago
The problem is that a lot of these games are current gen ports or Wii games
PS4isKing_82  +   1041d ago
I haven't played mine in a few months but I did have fun with super Mario u and ninja gaiden RE before I sold them. And I also loved the rayman legends demo a lot too. Other than that, I haven't had much incentive to turn it on in a while. But that should change around late summer/ early fall :D
dennett316  +   1041d ago
There's a lot of decent games on the Wii U - I own 4 at the moment with a few more still to get - but there's none of the big Nintendo hitters that will sell the console at it's current price.
New Super Mario Bros. U is a big name, but it's not a main line Mario title like Mario 3D Land on 3DS or Mario Galaxy on Wii.
New Mario, New Zelda, New Mario Kart and Smash Bros. and to a lesser extent the likes of Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2....those are the games that will sell the Wii U to people. Rayman Legends would have been another, but Ubisoft had a brain fart and chose to not capitalise on a sparse release schedule where people were crying out for a quality title....and they will suffer for that come September.
zinger_AU  +   1041d ago
to not release rayman was completely ridiculous.
jaymart2k  +   1041d ago
And somewhere it's sitting in a warehouse ready to ship.
mamotte  +   1041d ago
Actually, people who complains are usually the ones who dont own a WiiU. People with a WiiU are busy, you know.

WeAreLegion  +   1041d ago
My Wii U is busy with Netflix. That's about it. What are you guys playing?
PopRocks359  +   1041d ago
Monster Hunter. Lots of Monster Hunter. And I recently rented Scribblenauts. That one was fun too.
GotHDGame  +   1040d ago
I am personally playing, Lego City, Monster Hunter, Runner 2, Bops2, Zombi U, and I just picked up NFS because I had not played it on PC/PS3.I had never played any Monster Hunter before great game so far ( am only like 12 hrs in)and Lego City has just been good plain fun and it looks great.
Old McGroin  +   1040d ago
"What are you guys playing?"

Monster Hunter. A hell of a lot of Monster Hunter.
mistertwoturbo  +   1041d ago
Probably because those same people would rather be busy playing Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Crysis 3, etc. etc. etc. You know, modern games that are available everywhere except the Wii U.
Stroke666  +   1041d ago
sorry but bioshock was your only noteworthy mention, great game finished it. now i be on my monster hunter shit hunter shit and i show you how todo this thang #suitandtiemelody
truechainz  +   1040d ago
I can play both so not a problem for me, but the only title that sees nearly as much playing time as monster hunter is bioshock because the other two were beat in no time, which I just finished. Now back to Monster Hunter and some luigi's mansion dark moon on the side. You try to poke and prod but gamers stay busy regardless of what console helps accomplish that.
mistertwoturbo  +   1040d ago
Just sayin' you don't exactly have to want to play the other titles I mentioned. But the fact there's still hundreds of other games that are already released the pass, you know 6-7 years that people can still play.
jaymart2k  +   1041d ago
Toki & Tori 2 another exclusive. Haven't tried it but I'v heard good things.
WeAreLegion  +   1041d ago
No. There is so little to play! Lego City: Undercover was great! Now what? The downloadable titles are all available on other platforms that have trophies/achievements and better online structures.
ziratul  +   1040d ago
There are only 3 games on Wii U (ATM) worth playing

1. Monster Hunter Ultimate
2. Lego City Undercover
3. Super Mario Wii U (well not system seller as we all played Super Mario Wii on WII)

There are few games like AC3, NFS MW, Mass Effect 3 but they are old games already released on PC and PS3, XBOX360 so.... 3 games..
BosSSyndrome  +   1041d ago
Actually there WAS plenty to play. ZombiU was great... for about twenty hours. Then it was over. Trine 2? Awesome. But then I beat it. Virtual console games? Nice and cheap, but don't count because they're not Wii U games. I've enjoyed every game I've played so far. The problem is I've played them, and now there's nothing else I'm interested in.
RememberThe357  +   1041d ago
The problem is there is not enough. There may be games you guys like to play, and thats cool, but when I criticize the Wii U (I don't do it very often) it's because it doesn't have what I want. I am hyped about Xenoblade Chronicles 2 though, that game looks breathtaking.

There is also the problem that new consoles from Sony and MS are on the way at the end of the year and their sure to show up the Wii U that way the PS3/360 showed up the Wii. Also, many of the games on Wii U are on PS3/360 which I already own. There just isn't anything compelling on Wii U yet.
Sikct9a  +   1041d ago
I just bought a wii U deluxe today along with monster hunter. So far I'm not having fun with the touchpad control.
Old McGroin  +   1040d ago
With Monster Hunter you don't have to use the touchpad at all if you don't want to. I only use it for locking on to the bigger monsters.
GuruStarr78  +   1041d ago
I've been playing lego city undercover... it's ok... for kids, but for my grown up tastes in gaming, it just doesn't cut it.... I switched over to saints row the third on my xbox today and really realized how much is missing from LCU...

I really hope e3 gives us Wii U owners some good news.. I know there's an inevitable Mario Kart game coming, but I'm hoping for some suprises, like a totally new mario or metroid game, etc...
Stroke666  +   1041d ago
you're a "grown up" PLAYING video games, but one video game about fighting crime isn't as "grown up" as the other video game about fighting crime cause what... they don't use grown up words? lol you oxy moron
GuruStarr78  +   1040d ago
LOL... I never said anything about using 'grown up words'...

and saints row is not about 'fighting crime'..

What I'm trying to say is that the mechanics in LCU are bad... The cars are painfully slow, the camera is also, and there's no way to tweak it... LCU is fine as a kids game... it just doesn't cut it gameplay wise for anyone else, imho...

If you've actually played either game, instead of coming in here and trolling, you'd know what I was getting at.
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No_Pantaloons  +   1041d ago
If there was, you wouldn't need 1/2 dozen articles a day telling people that.
from the beach  +   1041d ago
Sadly the web is full of '__ has no games' bigots.
mudmax  +   1041d ago
Thats because there is a dozen articles a day saying negative things that arent true.
truechainz  +   1040d ago
to be honest we don't need any of these dumb articles. Substance in gaming journalism is a thing of the past. Wait nvm
NBT91  +   1041d ago
Lego City is the first game I bought since launch. Yes there is plenty of stuff to play but not every game will appeal to every person. I played Monster Hunter and happened to just not like it that much...
gamingzen  +   1041d ago
Makes me laugh why non wii u owners keep saying it suck as there are no games all you sony and xbox fanboys only ever play cod/blops, battlefield or killzone anyway try and deny that.
mudmax  +   1041d ago
What you trolls fail to realize is alot of us earlier wiiu adopters have never played any of these ports because we dont own a *hitbox or *aystation so the ports are all new to us and we get the best versions. So hahaha.
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InTheLab  +   1040d ago
The thing is, the wii was a great companion console fore many, so many of us core wii owners also own a Ps3 or Xbox and already own those games.

While it's great you get to play these games for the first time, you have to remember you're on a gaming website filled with core gamers who're exactly the people I'm referring to with my first statement.

So how exactly is it trolling to complain about year old ports and games that wont be on WiiU?
Adolph Fitler  +   1040d ago
PLENTY???????PLENTY?????PLENTY ?????? Comon, plenty is a bit rich. I will say, the machine has a few games kind of worth playing, like Zombi-U, that is about the only one that I have interest in at present & I am slowly playing through it.....But, only the most ardent, blind, stupid fanboy would put this software launch down as a success, let alone one of the best from any console. PS3 had a way better software lineup for it's launch, & Dreamcast was a belter, & just about every console launch before it was better than the Wii-U's........and the reason I say this is, because NEAR EVERY Wii-U game is a rehash without any improvements or revolutionary use of the gamepad, is disappointing, at best really, as all we wanted was some kind of awesome gameplay enhancement, that took advantage of the Wii-U gamepad that actually added something to the game & enhanced it's fun. Instead, these developers just done the usual crap & used the screen for maps & inventory packs. Dumbass really.
Knushwood Butt  +   1040d ago
It's interesting how, when the console launched, most of the focus was on the gamepad and how it was going to revolutionize gaming.

Now, it's simply: 'Please give us some games!!!'...
Jek_Porkins  +   1040d ago
I think people want the big known Nintendo first party titles. A 3D Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bro's, Animal Crossing, StarFox and Donkey Kong.

There is stuff to play, loved Lego City and of course there is Monster Hunter. I think console launches in general are known for lack of great software.
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InTheLab  +   1040d ago
I think Nintendo is holding back the big guns for E3 and the holidays. Ms does the same thing except they get all multiplats and the WiiU does not.

Theyhave a lot of gamers yet to win over so it makes sense to load up for the big trade shows and just quietly slide into the summer drought.
YoungPlex  +   1040d ago
Monster Hunter is the ONLY reason I own a Wii U as of now but more games will come such as The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2! It will fall into place as soon as more exclusives start dropping, no worries for me...
Npugz7  +   1040d ago
WiiU is garbage! Nothing about that machine is appealing to me! Maybe if I was 12 years old it would! I don't understand Nintendo and the choices they make!
mudmax  +   1039d ago
So why are you on here reading wiiu articles then. We know you want one.
BuffMordecai  +   1040d ago
Ports, ports, and more ports; until this thing gets some quality exclusives I'll pass.
maddfoxx  +   1040d ago
Funny how the list they made was mostly made of ports and then they made a separate bullet entitled "the ports".
kesvalk  +   1040d ago
ppl buy nintendo consoles to play nintendo games, until nintendo release the games everyone is waiting, ppl will not buy the console.

i will not buy it until at least monolith's X is released.

it's the same with handhelds, only brought my DS for pokemon and my PSP for Monster Hunter, only going to buy a 3DS when MH4 get's released here and will probably not buy a Vita.
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