Why I haven't Given up on the Wii U

The Wii U has gotten a bad rap, and maybe rightfully so. Josh Miller of delves into why he still has high hopes for the Wii U.

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Neonridr1730d ago

Interesting read. I think there are far too many great Wii U games (both released and upcoming) not to pass up on.

I fully plan on purchasing either an XB1 or PS4 next year sometime, but I still have my Wii U for the great 1st and 2nd party titles that you won't find on the other two consoles.

ZodTheRipper1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

Which great games? lol
I'm planning on buying one with the new 3D Mario game but I researched a bit and found, that no other Wii U game interests me right now. But since Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda are in development, I know it'll be worth it.

Neonridr1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

Personally I found ZombiU, New Super Mario Brothers U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Undercover, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends and Wonderful 101 to be awesome games. And as for 3rd party, Black Ops 2, AC3, Batman, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect 3 and Need for Speed Most Wanted are all great games, regardless if you can get them on the 360 or PS3. That doesn't stop them from being great games, especially if you hadn't played them before.

I am looking forward to Scribblenauts Unmasked, Super Mario 3D World, Sonic, Ghosts, AC4, Batman Arkham Origins, Mario Kart, Zelda, Smash Brothers, X, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong, Watch Dogs plus any other 1st party IPS that I haven't mentioned yet (Metroid, F-Zero, etc)..

Some good indie titles on the system as well - Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo, Mighty Switch Force 1 & 2, Ducktales, Cloudberry Kingdom, not to mention some others that recently were approved through Kickstarter..

If nothing like that appeals to you, then by all means, don't get the system. But for someone to say there isn't anything to play is a little bit of a stretch..

ZodTheRipper1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

Almost all these titles are uninteresting if you had a PS3/360 already. I'm not trying to hate here and I'm just talking for myself, but I think that that's exactly the reason why the Wii U isn't succesful (yet).

LOL_WUT1730d ago

It'll be worth the wait but you got to take into consideration that Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda don't even have release dates. And theres also the possibility that one of those games might end up being delayed.

If you like the current offerings then by all means go ahead and buy one but, if you only want it for one game (Mario 3D World) then i'd recommend you wait till 2014. Also don't expect much in the eShop as it's lacking with hardly any new content. ;)

PopRocks3591729d ago


"It'll be worth the wait but you got to take into consideration that Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda don't even have release dates."

Lying as usual, huh? Smash Bros. and Mario Kart are both slated for next year, with the latter specifically coming out in April.

"Also don't expect much in the eShop as it's lacking with hardly any new content. ;)"

How many indie games are slated for Wii U again? Dozens? Not to mention all of the recent Kickstarter games. So once again, you're wrong.

deafdani1729d ago (Edited 1729d ago )


that april release date for Mario Kart 8 is, to my knowledge, just a rumor and it's not been confirmed officially by Nintendo yet. That game, along with Smash Bros, are just slated to release in 2014, with Mario Kart having a release timeframe of "Spring 2014", if I recall correctly. That does not counts as a solid release date, so I don't really know why you're calling Lol_Wut a liar here.

I can agree with you on the eShop thing, although I also think that Lol_Wut was probably talking about the CURRENT state of the eShop, not its future. And while it definitely has a few good gems in both indie games and classic titles, it still has vast room for improvement, so I can kind of see his point here, even if I don't agree with him completely.

And, Jesus, man... I see you replying to Lol_Wut a lot, and most of the time you just retort to call him a troll or a liar or whatever. Why exactly does Lol_Wut's comment make your blood boil so easily? I personally think his comments are a bit extreme, but no more than that, and many times he says the truth. He gets on your nerves way too easily.

You are one of the very few people that I really respect as a commenter here (because 95% of N4G's community is a cesspool of ravid haters and fanboys), but your reactions to Lol_Wut's various comments are amusing. You could correct him when he says something inaccurate (which he sometimes does, and I don't honestly think it's intentional trolling, but just misinformation), but calling him a troll just because he doesn't share your points of view, and ends every one of his posts with a " ;) " (which a lot of people find annoying), is just a bit too much. Come on, I know for a fact that you're better than that. I suggest that you cool your head off before replying to him on anything, dude, you really come across as a bit too hostile sometimes. It doesn't really suits you.


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webeblazing1730d ago

how you get disagrees smh

The_Villager1730d ago

I agree, I've got plenty to play on Wii U and 3DS for the holidays. I cancelled my PS4 pre-order today and will buy one early next year when (hopefully) the library will be decent.

Yep1730d ago

Unless it's a case where we haven't heard from Nintendo since E3 and it doesn't sound like they are doing anything more with the Wii U, counting the console out just seems like an irrational thing to do. Of course, not everyone thinks rationally.

Lovable1730d ago

Gameover man Gameover....

Neonridr1730d ago

Cut the power? How did they cut the power? They're Animals!

Last_Boss1730d ago

For those who truly understand and appreciate Nintendo's IPs, will wait out the so-called drought. There's plenty to play to feel like Nin is cancerous.


josephayal1730d ago

bad time to grab a Wii U, I will be buying one within a few years, maybe 5

Yep1730d ago (Edited 1730d ago )

I feel the same way about PS4 and Xbox One. Not many games I want on those systems and the ones I do want are on PC and/or Wii U.

josephayal1730d ago

I agree with you buying game a console on launch is terrible theres hardly any games, but I don't regret buying a PS2 at launch actually

LOL_WUT1730d ago

Might as well just wait for the Wii U's successor if you're planning on waiting that long. ;)

Yep1730d ago


Hey, I got my Wii in 2008. ;)

Misaka_x_Touma1730d ago

no wonder ps3 starting kicking up in 2009.

Yep1730d ago

I normally don't laugh at subtle troll responses, but this one was funny.

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