Craig Roberts - So what does the Wii U have and what are the benefits? First the games, not that many, but what is available is quality over quantity, I have played and now own the following games,
The WiiU is a great console to own. I admit it would sit most comfortably as a second console, with a PS4 for future & WiiU for exclusives, local multiplayer and console specific features. I have so much fun with it, with my family and friends. Some of the games I own are multi platform titles, they're just better on WiiU. I regularly play these as multyplayer: Nintendoland Game & Wario Rayman Legends Wii Party U Sonic Racing Transformed And these single player: Mario 3D World New Mario U Pikmin 3 Wind Waker HD Wonderful 101 Deus Ex HR DC I haven't listed any of the 15+ download titles I own for it there. The WiiU's library is just fine, it just needs more third party support to convert more people. There are still a plethora of amazing games to come. Don't count it out yet, the 3DS was looking dire until a lot of work on Nintendo's end righted that wrong.
I am with you there in that .... what is Nintendoland actually like .... thats possibly the only one I have yet to invest in?
Nintendoland is an amazing game if you have friends (liquor also helps) and want to have some low key fun. While I've never played it with others in the home setting (no friends or family interested in playing the Wii U), I did play it at E3 and it was an absolute blast if you can find 5 people interested in playing it. Some games, like the Ninja Star game requires some skill and can get really fun if you get some people who're really into beating other people. Other games, like Luigi's Mansion and Sweets Day are really thrilling and are just a blast with the right people. Nintendo really knew how to show off Sweets Day at E3 by having everyone take a turn doing everything. However, this is honestly a game that is really fun if you have other people. The few single player games aren't as thrilling by beating your own score, but it is definately a unique game to say the least. Its a shame, but understandable that the game sort of flopped.
it's definitely worth the investment. of course, check the games before cause Wii U is "different" in terms of everything, from gameplay to games to even audience. I am a Nintendo fan and i am really enjoying this console.
It depends on your situation. If you live alone, or if the other members on your household aren't likely to play a minigame compilation with you, then... no, I wouldn't recomend Nintendoland to you. $60 would be a steep price for that situation. However, if people in your household are completely willing to play with you a silly and fun multiplayer game, then yes. I absolutely recomend it.
Nintendoland is arguably the best local multiplayer to hit the scene in years! There are games based on lots of the main Nintendo franchises. With a mix of single player, co-op & competitive play, there's a big chunk of game there. I'd say it's a must for any Wii U owner, it's much deeper than it first appears.
Thanks a lot for the feedback.. Ill have to grab it asap... to add to my list of Quality Wii U games
For Bayonetta 2 and the inevitable Metroid, ehhhh maybe...
Beyonetta 2, is awesome, they you have X by monolith games... there much be a new legend of Zelda gaming coming to the Wii U...
Yes, it's worth it. It has good games out right now and plenty of games in the near future that look awesome. No more reasons for consumers to avoid it. And once the install base grows a bit more there will be no more excuses for 3rd parties to completely avoid it.
If third parties think its worth investing in then maybe, but as it stands right now, you are buying a Nintendo System to play Nintendo games and a handful of exclusives. Problem is if you want to play games like Witcher 3, Battlefield, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, or the vast multitude of multiplats, you have to buy another system. And no, you should not have to "buy them all" if you don't want to or can not afford it. At this point a lot of people see the Wii U as an added expense with very little in terms of longevity or quantity. Its a Nintendo machine deigned to play Nintendo Games. Can you really maximize your utility with Steam and Nintendo? I would argue the best combination is a Steam Box and a PS4
Steam Box with Windows not the cruddy SteamOS running Linux... and Nintendo... Why as the majority of Console games hit PC apart from the exclusive of coarse.
I would say because Steam and PS+ have the best deals. Period. With Steam you get great deals and you get the quality of PC and free multiplayer. With PS+ you basically get buried in free games and a barrage of discounts.
nor can u play nintendos games just owning one of the other two or vice versa.
I bought mine about a month ago and i do love the console. The gamepad is really cool. My gripe is with Nintendo's perplexing attitude towards the hardware. If we're waiting for these AAA titles to come how is the VC not been bombarded with releases and deals on games? Its ridiculous
If your NOT poor I suggest investing in a ps4...... 1.) most powerful console 2.) tons of exclusives 3.) definitive version of console port titles/games 4.) In between xb1 and WiiU price 5.) ps+ gives you free games across ps vita ps3 and ps4 6.) you get 30 days of ps+ free and a 10 dollar gift code from sony along with your purchase of a brand new PlayStation four 7.) very comfortable controller 8.) slick UI 9.) Very lightweight design 10.) Infamous second son, full indie support, and REAL third party support
I agree a PS4 is a sweet system, but currently its not, I am waiting on Next gen for atleast a year to see how they both go and get some quality titles on the systems. Currently, both Next Gen Systems the launch games are either rinse, repeat of games already out on the older systems and launch exclusives that have been developered at speed,just for launch and are not good.
Yeah, I agree. Unless you have money to spare and are impatient, hop on the ps4 ( or Xbone if that's your preference). Like @finite said, it's probably better to wait for real next gen tittles, and not the cross-platform titles we currently have. Even though some nice exclusives like InFamous and Driveclub are coming out, I don't think it's enough to really be sold on it yet. P.s: I was impatient and bought a PS4 and I don't regret it, but that's just me :p
because 100$ is the bridge between middleclass and poor?!? also some of the reasons you stated are ways you save money, which makes your first statement even funnier. Let me fix it: If Your not poor get a Wiiu,PS4, and High end PC.
If you want VARIETY I suggest investing in a WiiU. 1.) Great graphics. 2.) Good first party REAL exclusives. 3.) Affordable price. 4.) You get free game combos plus free stuff from Club Nintendo. 5.) With the purchase of a WiiU you get a free game with the console. 6.) Innovative, high def., touch screen controller. Also there are a variety of control options (you dont HAVE to use the gamepad.) 7.) Full backwards compatibility with Wii. 8.) This stuff isn't hand held. So why does it matter if it has a lightweight design or not? 9.) X, a new Zelda game, Metroid, Mary Kart 8 10.) Good for indies 11.) Good customer support.. Plus: This isn't even a PS4 article...
Nice to see the Wii U getting some positive press At Last! The Wii U really is a great console and that is coming from someone who has the other consoles as well. I really hope Nintendo turn the Wii U around , and yes it is a good time to buy a Wii U ignore the bad press most of whom have probably never played on the console. If you get one you may just find yourself pleasantly suprised ,and even more may just remember why you got into gaming in the first place.
For a core gamer and an only system? No. As something to pair up with another if you can afford it. Without a doubt yes.
Both Mario platformers, Pikmin 3, Nintendoland, Zelda HD ( if not already done it on GameCube) lego city undercover, as for downloads Earthbound, what else do you want (but there are more and some great games super metroid and mario world) donkey kong to come alongside mario kart Bayonetta 2 and some game called Smash Bros? Yeah well and truly dead is the Wii U if your dead behind the eyes, amazing games as always from nintendo, no you can't tea bag yoshi, or headshot Kirby but so what! Bit of a break from endless death! I love it alongside my ps3/4 and the fact I can still finish off mario galaxy 2 from the old wii and start Skyword Sword soon what's not to like for barely half the price of a new xbox, granted they are techy but there always substandard compared to a ps4 so do the right thing buy a wii u and enjoy it, and maybe a ps4 once it gets going properly if not got one on launch, I can safely say that both consoles are fantastic tho, from experience.
Haters gonna hate but Wii u WILL shift 20 million consoles worldwide no doubt, Mario Kart 7, New Smash Bros and a New Zelda BOOM, don't even mention mario galaxy 3.... New underwear please!
I have the Wii U and love it as a owner I decided to list my top reasons. 1. Mario 3D world, Zombie U, Lego City,Pikmin, Deus X, Wind Waker HD, Nintendo land and Wonderful 101. Those were titles I got to enjoy the first year out. 2. The Indie seen was awesome for the system the first year out as there were some real Gems. 3. Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Dk Tropical Freeze, X, shin megami tensei x fire emblem, Zelda Wii U, Smash brothers and unannounced surprises. People and all the online sites can say all the negative nonsense the want but i look at 3rd parties like this. When there games don't sell on the other systems they'll have no choice but to migrate them to the Wii U. That will be Nintendos recipe for getting new Multi Plats. Hey you put this game on system A and B and they didn't sell system c has over 5 million users bring it here.
The Wii U is just not a good value at the moment.... If you don't have PS3, 3DS or 360 then those are much better value than the Wii U with them being cheaper and having bigger and better libraries.... If you already own a PS3 and 360 and are not crazy about Nintendo first party games the Wii U offers very little added value..... The only way it makes sense to buy one is if you already own a 3DS and are a Nintendo fan who only cares abut games realeased by Nintendo and nothing else..... in which case you probably already own a Wii U
It depends on what types of games and what experiences you like. I have an Xbox 360 and about six games, and I touch it maybe once every two months (?) just because I can't get a full experience if I'm not willing to shell out money every year.
all it takes is one word... No
Definitively yes. Like local multiplayer? Get a WiiU today. Hint: 8GB with a cheap ext.HD is your best choice, but you have to include additional controllers if you don't own them already.
Very much worth it.
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