WiiU: An Abandoned Masterpiece

"Andrew Wang of Celtic Gamer writes" Don't get me wrong, I love the WiiU, in fact, I'm rooting for it. Ever since I was young, I always played Nintendo. I had a N64, Gameboy and DS. I was pretty obsessed with Nintendo like a lot of people were at that time. Although as time past, so did my enjoyment over Mario and Zelda. Nintendo was nothing more than a mere memory.

Sure, I would invite some friends and play Super Smash Brother's Brawl or Mario Kart together, but I felt that the Wii was just a Mario console. It had no third-party support, and no multi platform games. Lets be honest here, the Wii was nothing more than a console to play first party games. Soon after the Wii sold over 100 million consoles, the WiiU came along. The unfortunate timing eventually led to the demise of the WiiU.

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stuna11505d ago

It's far from being abandoned! Almost 6 million adoptees would say otherwise, but Nintendo really needs to push that 3rd party support, and play to the consoles strengths.

MitchConcannon1505d ago

100% agree with you. 3rd party needs more support. Perhaps there reasons for not doing it that much is they don't want outside developers being associated as Nintendo. They do there own thing and leave everyone else out of it.

kazuma9991505d ago

I know right? Im getting one this week with like 10 games.

lilbroRx1505d ago

Nintendo needs to push more software in general. Doesn't matter whether its 3rd party. In fact, most third party games don't even sell that well.

I would prefer Nintendo up second party production as those seem to be the best games.

N4g_null1505d ago

I think 3rd party support is fine. These publisher are basically asking for a bailout package because there game a sucks and is an incomplete buggy mess that Nintendo would not even let past a code check.

Because of this everyone will be playing xbone and ps4 till they get bored. Then the indies will be releasing along with all the software nintendo has made.

I remember when everyone was an indie and lots of them have lost their way.

I'd rather play a game that people worked hard on and care about rather than a bunch of contractors making trash look good.

I've seen some cool concepts kicking around the indie community. Lots of cool people there also.

I think money has just blinded the creativity of most people's work. They want to have fun rather than make something great that plays great.

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Concertoine1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Have to disagree about the original wii getting no 3rd party support. Most of the wii titles i own are third party. It got a decent bit of support because it sold so well, and a lot of 3rd party exclusives because of the hardware gap.

christheredhead1505d ago

I was going to say the same thing. My Wii collection is massive and the bulk of the collection ends up being 3rd party. The only difference for Wii is that you had to dig into the library. It's got a ton of hidden gems that got overlooked or did not get any exposure.

Concertoine1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Definitely, i ignored and bashed the wii most of last gen and now i know that i was wrong, it has PLENTY of good games. For disagreers:
HOTD:Overkill, Madworld, No More Heroes, No More Heroes 2, The Last Story, Fatal Frame 4, Fatal Frame 2, Silent Hill: SM, Da Blob, Da Blob 2, Lost in Shadows, Okami, Dead Space Extraction, Tatsunoku VS Capcom, Sonic Colors, The Conduit, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Boomblox, Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles and more. None of which are Nintendo first party titles, all have positive reviews on metacritic. Safe to say the wii wasnt a "first party machine" for those that bothered to look.

Venox20081505d ago

yes, lots of hidden games

GordonKnight1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

The Wii is the reason the Wii U has no 3rd party support. The Devs laughed at the Wii when it launched, but then Wii Fit came out and the system took off. This made the Devs mad, because they had no choice but to make games for it. The installment base was to big to ignore. For the Devs; it's like getting a new bike and you having to continue to ride your old bike.

Venox20081505d ago

one of the biggest reasons that it wasnt HD, because some devs had trouble to port a game and use different engine and bad spec ..but Wii U and PS4 & Xbone gap is not as big as Wii and PS3 & X360

collateralgames1505d ago

Wii U is getting railed by the press right now, but its mostly due to Nintendo's mistakes not 3rd parties abandoning them.

The Hardware is far more powerful then the press would have you believe. But Nintendo just needs better marketing, And more 3rd Party Exclusives that people want, and far quicker, no more game delays and shedule changes.

There plan to get 3rd parties to work on forgotten IPS like Metroid, Starfox, Bomberman will get the ball rolling soon, glad they finally admitted their mistakes.

Also they're probably going to acquire Capcom and some other companies, which is great. Street Fighter and Resident Evil will be Wii U exclusive and Resident Evil 7 will be a Reboot.

They're mistakes are the issue, not 3rd party. 3rd Party games generally have to compete with Nintendo 1st Party, they have little incentive to release games on the console. Especially when you have to compete with Nintendo's heavy hitters.

SilentNegotiator1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

"The Hardware is far more powerful then the press would have you believe"

Oh please, give up already. There's no "deception" in how much weaker Wii U is compared to its wildly more successful 8th gen competitors.

finite1505d ago

New Title " Not an Abandoned Masterpiece by millions of gamers that purchased the machine ....

NiteX1505d ago

I love how there's so many articles saying its already over for the Wii U, yet it has quite an awesome line up for 2014.

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