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Why the Wii U still matters in 2015

Gizmag: ''The Wii U hasn't had the strongest couple of years. Hitting shelves a full year before the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and offering an ambitious dual screen experience, there was some excitement building for the system back in 2012. Fast-forward to the present, though, and a drought of raw power and lack of third-party support have seen the console easily overtaken by its younger rivals. But is there finally enough quality content on the platform to make it a worthwhile purchase?''

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wonderfulmonkeyman873d ago (Edited 873d ago )

"But is there finally enough quality content on the platform to make it a worthwhile purchase?"

Yes.
Though people are probably still waiting for a price drop that doesn't look like it's in the card... (and refuse to get a cheaper refurbished unit)

Taking replay value into consideration, if you include indies and third party exclusives in the list on top of games currently out, and due out soon, I'd say yes: there's a lot of great games on the system that would last quite a while, especially if you were to aim for 100% completion in some of them. (Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101, in particular, are games that will last a loooong time for any core gamer obsessed with full completion)

And that's before taking into consideration backwards compatibility with games like The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, Xenoblade Chronicles, Mad World, No More Heroes, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Resident Evil 4, Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and other good core games that everyone likes to forget the Wii had.

It lacks the latest third party multiplats, but that doesn't mean it lacks a library of worthwhile titles.
If more people were open-minded and looked into the full potential of the system's library, they wouldn't be able to honestly say it has no games.

Multiplatform gaming, no matter how frugal your finances, is really the only way to get the widest possible selection of games.
And at this point, no matter which of the three others you choose for third party games, (PS4, XBone, or PC) it's a fact that if you're going to pick up a secondary to become fully rounded, the Wii U currently has lots to offer for those that are wise enough to not dismiss it as a mere Mario machine.

superchiller872d ago (Edited 872d ago )

"there's a lot of great games on the system that would last quite a while, especially if you were to aim for 100% completion in some of them."

-- So now you have to add "100% completion" to your games list, to make it seem like there is more content on the Wii U? Come on, most people probably don't go for "100% completion", and adding that into your reasoning just makes you look desperate. How about a robust library of games, across all genres, giving users a solid selection of games to choose from?

"And that's before taking into consideration backwards compatibility..."

-- Most people got bored with Wii games years ago, when the novelty of the waggle gimmick fizzled out. Having backward compatibility with Wii games really isn't a big selling point for the Wii U, especially when you have to drag out all those awkward Wii accessories (sensor bar, wiimote, nunchuk), and restart the system into "Wii mode" whenever you want to play any of those games. It's just too much of a hassle to be worth it, really.

"It lacks the latest third party multiplats, but that doesn't mean it lacks a library of worthwhile titles. "

-- It really has a very small library of games, not enough to make the investment in the console worthwhile. And now that the Wii U is in its last year of life (effectively), it will only get a few more games before it goes dark.

"Multiplatform gaming, no matter how frugal your finances, is really the only way to get the widest possible selection of games."

-- I agree, but given the choices, most people will choose the PS4, XBox One, and PC (or a mix of those) over the Wii U, and since most people don't own every single possible platform, the Wii U is a distant 4th in the selection. There is so much more available for those other platforms, and so little available for the Wii U, it becomes an easy choice to just skip the Wii U. It just doesn't have enough games available for it, and not enough compelling games that justify the gamepad, which was a very expensive peripheral that sapped major resources away from the base Wii U console.

I'm sorry, but it just seems like you are grasping for straws, in trying to justify the purchase of a Wii U. Unfortunately, the future of ths console is pretty much decided by now, and I doubt you're going to convince many people to jump in and purchase a Wii U, when there clearly just aren't enough reasons to do so.

wonderfulmonkeyman872d ago

Grasping at straws?
Pfft.
After the last brow-beating I handed you, I don't even want to hear that from your mouth.
Especially when you've hated the Wii U since its inception, never owned one, and thus have no firm grasp, at all, of how strong its library is despite its size.

The only desperate one here is you; running around every single Nintendo article you can to damage control anything positive said about the system, while passing off speculation like th Wii U ending next year as fact without solid evidence.

Just do yourself a favor and get back under the bridge.

marloc_x872d ago

A solid selection of games to partially complete and dispose of..

Waggle is alive and well in Morpheus..

Some of us do like to play our older games and Microsoft believes it shouldn't cost extra for those with an interest to do so..

..and, regardless of the Now service, I will take Sony at their word that BC is truly a difficult task for Playstation.

I don't have to justify my purchase of a Wii U to anyone schiller: I am enjoying a library of excellent games that are exclusive to it.

And if it is to see the end of it's cycle soon..
..it certainly WILL earn it's "legacy" as Vita already HAS ;)

RPGrinder873d ago

There was enough quality content last year.