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Why the Wii U is every gamer's best option right now

With the release of Sony and Microsoft’s new systems only just behind us, gamers everywhere are starting to decide which consoles they’ll be betrothing themselves to for the next generation. For many, the Wii U isn’t even being considered as one of the next gen consoles to buy this year, but ironically as 2014 starts to settle in, the Wii U is beginning to look like a better proposition than it ever has. Here’s why.

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XiNarutoUzumaki2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

The Wii U is an awesome machine with a brilliant selection of titles, and with Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Bayonetta coming soon it's a worthwhile investment.

Too bad many people find all those Wii U games unappealing and that's why the Wii U is being overlooked. I enjoy my Wii U quite a bit.

AKR2096d ago

I've had it for almost a year and a half. I've pumped over about 500 hours into it already...This thing really is a marvelous little system.

Hopefully its tides will change for the better as the year continues.

DarthZoolu2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

I have X1, PC and WiiU. I never play the WiiU. I beat SMW3D in a day, I still have Wind Waker on GC, Pikman 3 was fun but that's about it for me. Everyone is different but I am Tired of what Nintendo does with games. I've been playing since 1990 I need more than what they make. I play X1 non stop almost. I wrote this post in between matches. We have an X1 at the office and everyone goes straight to it during down time and on every break.

Side note. Why is everyone acting like Indies make a ton of great games. Name a single indie game thats as good at AAA titles. Minecraft is the only one that's even close IMO

mikeslemonade2096d ago

Well if you want best for one year that's fine. I don't see the support Nitnedo will give past 2015.

Christopher2096d ago

@DarthZoolu: So, you want us to compare a game that costs $15 and is made by an Indie team to a game that costs $60 and is made by a non-Indie team?

Kind of a silly comparison for which to ask.

But, since you think Minecraft is as good as AAA games, then I guess I can mention: The Stanley Parable; Gone Home; Papers, Please; Guacamelee; Don't Starve; and Antichamber.

As far as up coming Indies, there's Broken Age, No Man's Sky, Transistor, and Incognita. All games that are being very well talked about much like many AAA games. Especially from PAX.

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truechainz2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

@DarthZoolu

Don't kid yourself. Resogun is best game amongst all the x1 and PS4 titles I have played so far and I have most of the AAA titles out for it as of now.

Abdou0232096d ago

Which games did you spend 500 hours on ?! Ithe only problem i personally have with Wiiu is it's online gaming. I only played splinter cell on it and havent used the system for months now, online was very poor.

AKR2096d ago

@Abdou023:

The Internet Browser has the most amount of hours; but I've spent 30+ hours in NFS: Most Wanted U, and LEGO City Undercover, as well as Nintendo Land an Pikmin 3.

The online was really stable for me. It honestly depends on WHAT game; and of course how good your connection is. I've played Sonic Transformed, NFS: Most Wanted U and Wii Sports Club - all online and all fine.

The Wii U's online system is just as smooth as the others; it just depends on what game you play (how good the servers are) and how your personal connection is. My router literally sits right next to the Wii U, so I have a smooth, fast connection 24/7

Chrischi19882095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

@Darth Zoolu:

I wanted to believe what you said, but after you said you beat Mario 3D World in a day, I am pretty sure, you either lied, or just did not really beat it. The game offeres much much more, that just running thru the levels once. And there are basically 4 worlds, which are completely hidden. Some of these worlds can only be entered, if you found all stamps and all green stars and somehow, I do not believe, you did all that in a day.

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Bobby Kotex2096d ago

I'm happy for people who are getting enjoyment out of it, but it will always be considered under-powered and tailored towards kids/teens.

herbs2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

It sucks that the Wii U gets the kiddie stigma mainly because of there character designs and color full graphics, nobody considers gameplay in this argument. For example DK Tropical Freeze is a challenging hardcore platformer but the graphics are colorful so people write it off as a kids game. Infamous Secound Son has realistic graphics but simple mind numbingly easy repetitive gameplay basically tailored for casuals and is considered a hardcore game by most. Pretty stupid and unfonded to say the least.

Chrischi19882095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

Ah, we will see, what Nintendo will give us with Codename: Steam.

Maybe that is their first try, to do something unkiddy, but with Nintendo quality.

3-4-52096d ago

For ME, I love it. It does exactly what I need it to do for ME.

* Don't let BS false info turn you off from this beautiful system.

* Some of the most fun games of all time will only be available on Wii U, same with Xb1 & PS4.

All 3 have strengths.

randomass1712096d ago

^YES, this a million times. All three consoles will have great games you can only play on those consoles. Matter of fact there are some already. Titanfall for XB1, Second Son on PS4 and Mario Kart (along with a few others) on Wii U.

bobacdigital2096d ago

@DarthZoolu

If you beat Super Mario 3d world in a day you must not have found all the stamps / stars in each level... I keep holding out on beating the final stage until I find every star and stamp.

Loadedklip2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

The exclusive games are appealing. It's just that most gamers only can afford one console so the Wii U's lack of third party games or poor versions of these third party games makes it unappealing overall as a main or solo system for these gamers.

Wii U is the best as a secondary home console system though.

I am a multi console owner. Love Nintendo games the most but Nintendo is just one publisher. I also love Capcom, Square, Konami, Activision, EA, Rockstar, UBIsoft and other third party game publisher games as well.

Retroman2096d ago

Wii U beginning to look good for me. simple fact im tired of open world fps type gaming 7 years was enough.good ol days of colorful yesteryear gaming side scrolling fun is welcome.

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iplay1up22096d ago

I agree with this article! Yeah the people who say the gamepad is a gimmick more than likely have not sat and actually used it, less a demo at Best Buy, which in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM shows you anything about what you can do with it.

The Wii U is an amazing console, doing things my PS3/4 can't and that is the truth. Do not get me wrong, I love my PS3/4, but Wii U, is my most played console at this point in time, and with Mario Kart right around the corner I doubt that is going to change anytime too soon.

Also you can pick up a Nintendo Refurbished Deluxe Wii U on Nintendo's Website for $225, with Nintendoland, digital promotion and full warranty. You can not beat that.

Death2096d ago

The Gamepad is an awesome addition to the console. I'm still waiting for Nintendo to release it as an accessory so you can have two instead of passing it around.

BattleN2096d ago

My computer died on me :( so now WiiU is my new computer :)

Concertoine2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

Hackers have said its capable of supporting two, but i would assume it isnt a practical choice until later in the wii u's lifespan since it likely takes up a lot of resources to stream to two different devices in real-time. But i could see that working splendidly on a pokemon stadium/colloseum game where each player could make moves discreetly on their own screen in the same room.

Chuk52096d ago

The thing is, I don't by new consoles for the present.
Consoles are a long term investment, and while the Wiiu has some great games out and a few coming, in the long run third party games like the arkham knight, evolve and the witcher 3 just to name a few just won't be seen on the system.

Death2096d ago

Nintendo consoles are traditionally made for first party exclusives. If you can only have one console, the WiiU may not be the best choice if third party games are what you want the most.

wonderfulmonkeyman2096d ago (Edited 2096d ago )

I dunno about that.
I may not be getting games like GTA 5, but I'm getting a crap-ton of really good indie games, and the few third party games that do come to the system are generally incredible experiences in their own right, when the developers do everything right.
I mean, look at The Wonderful 101 and Deus Ex Director's Cut, as just two small examples.

I don't think I need all of the exact same third parties as the PS4 or XBone to have a great line-up in the long run with my Wii U, when it comes to third party support.
Smaller quantity doesn't necessarily mean worse support when the games are really good.

DarthZoolu2096d ago

If you want to play 3rd party AAA titles you wont get it at all.

iplay1up22096d ago

The Wii U has had great games for months now, I would say since last June, so really about a year. Of coarse there were great games at launch too, but the drought was kind of long. If you were to pick a Wii U up today I can honestly say you would have a ton to catch up on, and yes for the Long term as well. The next Zelda is going to be HUGE.

As far as games like Arkham, I totally get it. If money is tight and you have to go with just one next gen, I guess it would be a PS4 for me, well I don't know maybe not, because I really do like Nintendo 1st party as well as Sony. If you can afford it though I would pick one up refurbished on Nintendo's website for $225.

DarXyde2096d ago

It's really heartbreaking to see the Wii U being treated as the red-headed step child. It's a great console with a ton of potential. We all know the first party games will be fantastic fun and the third parties, while some will be sparse and casual, others will be engaging masterpieces. Xenoblade and Pandora's Tower are testaments to that on the original Wii. It is by no means a bad console, it just isn't selling well and that disappoints me.

randomass1712096d ago

Part of it was how people would constantly lie or exaggerate about what was wrong with the Wii U. Rumors about Wii U being weaker than generation seven consoles is a big one. Nintendo could have done more to help themselves, but this is the bed they made and now they have to lay in it. I'm optimistic that it can make a comeback though. Smash is a HUGE franchise for Nintendo.

DarXyde2096d ago

Absolutely. Maybe even sooner with Mario Kart 8. Gamers have become quite superficial overall and it worries me. Nintendo games have always been about longevity and fun first, as games should be. To this day, I still play Goldeneye 64, Mario Kart 64, and I LOVE buddying up for some good ol' Contra (through the Virtual Console). Super Mario World might still be my favorite game of all time. :)--If it isn't obvious, I'm still somewhat old-world where online gameplay is a nice option, but it can never replace the social experience for me.

Digressed a bit, but I'm in total agreeance with you. Nintendo could have done more, particularly by not naming the Wii U the Wii U. Apparently many people still believe it's an attachment for the Wii like 32X was for Sega Master System. Nintendo can really rake in sales, but it's going to take Smash, Mario Kart, Zelda, Metroid, and yes, F-Zero. They do very well reinventing these games with each iteration and I'm sure they won't disappoint. As long as they stay afloat and these games make it out the door, I'm incredibly optimistic about Wii U's future.

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