Not only is the re-release of Metroid Prime Trilogy an absolute steal at the moment, at just £8.99, it's also heavily improved with it's waiting times as well.
Very nice. That used to bug me. It kind of broke up the action a bit. I own them, but think I would like to add them to my digital collection. I like to just turn on the Wii U and not have to pop a disk in.
Is there an option to install the disc on onto the hardware ?
No, most likely due to the small size of the Wii U's flash drive.
Thanks, I ordered a physical copy of the game (for much more than the digital version lol).
IIRC you can install games to an external HDD can't you? Not sure as I don't own the system myself, but that's what I've heard.
Sure you can and it is a much cheaper solution, then having a 500gb harddrive build in, but I know most will deny that, because of fanboyism that is.
The digital might be faster but at least you can keep the physical for life without worrying about any problems.
True, but considering you can still re download purchases off the Wii store from 8 years ago, with no sign of that ever stopping, and the fact Nintendo is the only one who allows cross-generational transfer of all your downloaded purchases, I'd say anyone who buys digital will have nothing to worry about. And for only $10? I'd pay $10 just so my lazy butt doesn't have to get off the chair to pop in the disc.
I personally feel no ownership over games bought digitally; so I stick with physical copies. The price difference between physical and digital copies of most on consoles isn't enough for me to switch away from disk.
The actual Wii game disc? No. But AskYourMumGaming is wrong, because the VC game is only 7GB; WiiU HDD's come in 16GB and 32GB flavors. So you can install the game to the primary HDD if you want. That said, I've noticed zero performance difference between games played from the main HDD versus external HDD.
I've seen the loading time improvements from flash storage on a console before, having swapped my PS3 HDD for a Samsung 840 Evo. But damn! The improvement here is better than anything I've seen on the PS3.
I'm downloading the Triology as I speak!!! I already own all three but the ease of having them on my Wii U dashboard is worth double the asking price!!! Lol!!!
You could always sell the discs for $80 online.
Lol!!!! I don't sell video games.
Having not found the Trilogy for less than $50 used or new, this is a fantastic add on for my Wii U. Missed out on Punch-Out!! but I think I can find that cheap.
I have the CE of this game on the wii.. To hell with the eshop purchase even if loadtimes are better... It is good that theyre releasing digital games though.. But whats up with GC titles? Why did they just skip them over?
I think it's because the Wii U isn't natively compatible with GCN controllers. Some games, like Mario Sunshine for example, use the pressure-sensitive triggers as a required gameplay element, so translating the digital triggers of every other controller into analog made it a no-go. BUT, since we have the GCN adapter (that Nintendo foolishly chose to underproduce, but I digress), they have no reason not to give us GCN titles now. Nintendo IS finicky though, so it's still up in the air at the moment.
interesting point however for the people who do have the adaptor whether itd be 3rd party or official, it would be some decent revenue for them... Or optimize the the pro controller... There are people out there that sold their wii or never had one so they dont have the wiimote or nunchuck anymore either so they would have to buy it just like they can with the gamecube controller... Nintendo is so nifty & know how to resell their old stuff to people again.. I know i bought that ssb gamecube controller even though i had 2 from last LAST gen lol
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