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Wii U Year 3: A report card

Three years into the console's lifespan, how is Nintendo's strangest console ever doing?

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higgins781094d ago

I don't know if 'strange' is right. The usual Nintendo fare, a strong lineup of exclusive games, polished to perfection and infinitely playable. Hardware B, Games A+. Overall A-. Anybody who (like me) is passionate about Nintendo and owns both WiiU and collection of games will agree - nitpicking aside, exemplary.

TheSanchezDavid1091d ago

Definitely agree. I got a Wii U fairly soon after launch -- not because I was looking for third-party stuff, but because I knew there would be great first-party content. Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario Maker are just three examples of excellent Wii U software.

Kratos19811094d ago

The premise of the Wii-U was fantastic. It's just a shame that Nintendo made 2 mistakes:

1. Underpowered console.
2. Tried to cash in AGAIN on the Wii name.

3-4-51094d ago

It's not underpowered for the games Nintendo made on it.

Smash Brothers, NSMBU, SM3DWorld, Mario Kart, Captain Toad, Splatoon, Xenoblade all look great on the Wii U.

If Nintendo can make games look good on the Wii U, but other 3rd party dev's can't, THAT is NOT Nintendo's fault.

It means other dev's don't have the skill and ability to accomplish what Nintendo did.

Nintendo is like Disney sometimes....they find a way to get that extra magic in there when others can't.

Too many 3rd Party dev's were afraid of failure....I don't blame them if they are a company who is one failed game away from disbanding, but the larger 3rd party companies had no excuse.

blawren41094d ago

Most dont appreciate the graphical power needed to run dual screens, including Nintendo. That aside, it is my favorite system.

CaptainN1094d ago

Upcoming games for Wii-U should be much higher then a C-

Yes games like Starfox and Zelda were mentioned.....but there are a handful that weren't !

1. Xenoblade Chronicles X
2. Devils Third (regardless of the backlash)
3. Pokken Fighter
4. Fire Emblem X Shin Megami
5. Bloodstained
6. Mighty #9
7. Project Guard
8. Project Robot

These are all examples of what is still in the pipeline, as well as other games that have not been disclosed so far.

TheSanchezDavid1091d ago

I agree that that's a solid list, but with the exception of Xenoblade Chronicles X, that lineup is sort of lacking a bit of that trademark Nintendo magic -- at least for me.