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Submitted by kythlyn 153d ago | opinion piece

The Top 5: Reasons why we got a Wii U

Following the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One lists, the Gamer Horizon crew have listed off why they (or most of them anyway) have purchased Wii U consoles. (New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii U, ZombiU)

JohnathanACE  +   153d ago
Smash Bros! Nuff said!
Metallox  +   153d ago
5) Third party games (back in 2011, when a lot of companies talked about all their possibilities with the Wii U)

4) Gamepad.

3) Zelda.

2) It's a Nintendo console.

1) Pikmin 3, NUFF SAID!
contradictory  +   153d ago
Bayonetta 2?
Metallox  +   153d ago
5) "Third party games?" Of course I want Bayonetta 2
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randomass171  +   153d ago
Smash Bros. 4 Wii U. ;)
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   153d ago
#1 The gamepad has all the same functions as any core controller on top of touch screen options for even more gameplay potential. The only detriment might be its size, but that's pretty much the only drawback.

#2 The first party games, which have thus far shown, as a majority rule, a great deal of replay-ability and longevity compared to many other games on the market, even ones that were much more hyped up.

#3 Specific third party games. Many of the ports sucked, but there are a few superb gems like Deus Ex Director's Cut and The Wonderful 101 that were truly done gloriously on the Wii U.

#4 The backwards compatibility with the Wii being native.
Some sites and reviewers downplay this and pass it off as a non-gamer-important feature because the others do it, but I say I'd much rather see my console support its own lineup of games over the ability to play DVD movies.
I bought my console for gaming; I don't see it as a bad thing for it to support that purpose as fully as possible, even if it means giving up a few non-gaming features.

#5 NO FEES FOR ONLINE PLAY.
And the online is still pretty damned smooth despite that.[especially if you use Wired internet]
Fanboyssuck27  +   153d ago
Well said, pressed disagree by accident, stupid touch screen phone. Lol
randomass171  +   153d ago
No worries, gave him an agree for ya lol. You know, not enough people appreciate Wii U's free online service. I appreciate being able to play Mario Kart with friends for no extra charge.
bit-crusherrrr  +   153d ago
I only need one reason to buy a wii u but nintendo don't seem to want my money.

1, F-ZERO.
randomass171  +   153d ago
Pffft, I would never buy a console for just one game, not even a Sony console. Gotta have a plethora of games to keep me interested, and Wii U has me hooked! Mario, Smash and Zelda are great. And I'm looking forward to the next Metroid.
Venox2008  +   152d ago
Fast racing neo coming from Shinen on Wii U, interesting how will it turn out, first one was a good game and a good alternative to F-zero
zero_gamer  +   153d ago
My top 5 reasons why I got mine
1. Zelda WW HD
2. X
3. Mario Kart 8
4. Super Smash Bros.
5. Bayonetta 2

All games, and there's at least 10 more games I want to play on the Wii U, some of which are currently released.
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contradictory  +   153d ago
i'm enjoying mine.
gotta say it's pretty cool with the gamepad
even though it's not as powerful as the competition
but honestly if i want the best looking games i'll use my PC
i'm not buying consoles for multiplats. it's the exclusives.

with that being said PS4 will still have a shitton of games eventually that'll make it totally worth it to me.
( also Phantom Pain is an instabuy.... can't be avoided. )

not yet, but there will be.

and there wasn't too many Wii U games to make it worth it to me not that long ago to be fair
randomass171  +   153d ago
Nintendo know how to support their systems even if third parties don't. Plenty of exclusives are coming out this year, plus more virtual console and indie games are coming to the system. They'll be alright. :)

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