The Wii U’s entrance into the industry was quite timely seeing that it marked the start of the 8th generation of home systems, and Nintendo’s late but still remarkable entrance into the HD era of gaming. Prior to its release, there was a lot of hype surrounding the system. Third-parties expressed great interest in developing for it, and Nintendo themselves were promising to bring an even greater experience than that of the successful Wii. Without a doubt, this left fans buzzing with excitement straight up until the midnight launch. Indeed, with all the good fortune pushing it out of the gate, surely this marked the start of something amazing, no?
Well, it really has been 3 years since then. It’s been 3 long, strenuous, surprising, exhausting, monotonous, volatile and somehow exhilarating years.