Polygon: "With the Wii U, Nintendo wants to retake the living rooms of America — they just don't seem sure how they mean to do it."
system review before final release and apps avail? did they even get the chance to try tvii? just find it odd to review a system so fast.
I disagree entirely...they're reviewing it as it is going to be available to the public tomorrow..when it doesn't have TVii or anything like that. They made the choice to release it when they did so he's doing his review as it is. Maybe what you're looking for is a retrospective a couple months after release when bugs get solved and more things are available but the review has got to be for the people picking one up or tinking about picking one up in the near future
Nintendo chose to release the WiiU without Tvii or immediate online - you need a patch for it. Reviewers make due with whats available to them. If a consumer picks up a WiiU tomorrow, they want to know this kind of stuff.
Tvii is not a game. Plus their entitled to their opinion. Personally I find wii u underwhelmimg, myself. It's really not all that special. It's just another system with slightly better specs and ports of games I already own. Meh.
You don't review a game because a couple of months there will be DLC in the future (even if it is free). Reviews are there to inform customers what the product will be like if you pick it up now.
This was definitely only for the hits. lmao
ain't it obvious?
no shit sherlock
Ouch. I'm getting one tonight, anyway.
ive been reading through the websites reviews and they all had the system for a few days and the embargo was lifeted as of 9pm today and the flood came in. idk about you guys but they are all reviewing exactly what we've all been reading for a few days. they just added a review score :/ since the online update was just added and other features missing. so really this isnt ajything new. should be: pre-review as it stands. whatever just same stuff over again.
hmmm, have to what the public thinks upon release.
This review had to many innacuracies for me to take it too seriously: The games listed are not the only ones with off tv play. They put too much weight into the online as a negative: if you can't actually review it, how can you judge the whole system negatively because of it? The 3ds 3rd party support is and has been growing larger and larger for some time now. I can't take your evaluations to heart when you fail to keep up with recent or even dated trends. Not a bad write up, but really lopsided.
So... ANYBODY want to offer a counterpoint? Anyone want to explain your reasons for disagreeing... have I made a factual or logical error? So far, I'm thinking I'm atracting ire for misguided reasons... but if anyone has a legitimate statement to make then go ahead. -.-;; ...^~^; @ porkchop http://www.nintendoworldrep... Capacitive is more pin point accurate(necessary for stylus input) and is harder to accidentally "click" as well.
I am sure their nonsense comments are well written, but that doesn't make it any less of a joke. The whole concept of reviewing a console is a joke in itself.
They put a cheap resistive touchscreen on the gamepad? What a fucking fail. Resistive screens are downright horrible, inaccurate, and require very hard presses on the screen. They should have spent a bit more on the touchscreen and gone capacitive. Such an integral part of the console and they make such a dumb and obvious mistake. There is a reason that virtually all smartphones have moved on to capacitive screens.
How the hell do you even review a console anyways? The whole concept is just stupid. Crap like this is why all reviewers are a joke nowadays. A console is just a piece of hardware, it's the games and extra software features that matter. This is just such a sad and pathetic joke.
Uh yeah, lets review a console that has not even had the updates or seeing how well it plays online? There are too many features not even on the Wii U yet to give it a fair review.
From Verge review: "Then there's the fact that the Wii U itself, with its chintzy materials and giant charging bricks, seems more like a prototype than a polished product. The touchscreen is a mess, the controller feels like someone mapped the buttons wrong, and even the console is bigger and clunkier than it should be. In all, the Wii U is still as much a tech demo as anything else. It can do remarkable things, but exactly what those things are and how we can best use them are yet to be determined."
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