COG writes: The Wii U is heading towards the end of its life cycle. Before you pack your Wii U away, we decided to give you a list of 5 Wii U games you may have missed.
Hey I'm sure its 4 owners loved them.
I Think they've probably all sold over half a million each, your joke was hilarious though!
Well I know for a fact that at least 3 of them have so... Yh.
And rightfully so. Don't help Nintendo.
I want a New Xenoblade Chronicles X or At least a remaster for the NX so we can play it on the go.
Millions of ps4 soLd, and yet the most over the top exclusive this gen, Bayo 2, only for wiiU. Uncharted Bloodborn are beloW Bayo, when it comes to OVER the TOP - fact saLtyness will dissagree (:
Uncharted 4 and BloodBorne are miles better than Bayonetta 2 (:
I get the strange feeling jokes are lost on some of you
Or you could try something original.
You're right. Please teach me your ways senpai so I can be better in the future.
Can't feel bad fot these games - the developers knew what platform they are releasing them for and what failure it was in terms of sales.
Mario tennis has great gameplay but just feels rather hollow, needs more story and things to do. Wonderfull 101 is great, Starfox is good but coupd be better. Not played the other 2
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was very fun. It's a solid JRPG. The battle system in particular shines. It's worth a try if you're interested in turn-based combat. I admit J-Pop isn't my cup of tea, personally but in the context of the game, I found it very infectious. :)
Yh I wasn't sure about the Jpop, you might of helped to convince me to give it a go!
I love Tokyo Mirage Sessions. It's a great game. Still haven't beaten it yet because I'm backed up with other duties. My goal is to finish it before Persona 5 drops. Once that game hits in February, my year is pretty much over.
I beat Tokyo Mirage Sessions, so I am all geared up for Persona 5! It's going to be my first Persona game, so I'm pretty excited to try it out.
JumpAction, The stories are all pretty distinct, much like Final Fantasy. I encourage you to play the others. 3 and 4 were the most fun for me because the social links really helped develop the fun of the game. 4, I feel, did a phenomenal job. I really cared about the characters and loved the interactions and "average days" where you're just hanging out with friends at festivals and such. It just felt authentic. 5 looks to set a pretty high bar for the series though. If I were you, I would play the old ones now so going back doesn't feel antiquated.
Of the five games mentioned I own four of them and agree that The Wonderful 101 is an amazing game, completely unique and challenging. But the rest are mostly mediocre, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is fun, but besides being overly linear is quite easy, especially if you played the previous titles. Mario Tennis Ultra Smash is a very weak entry to the franchise, little variety and zero depth, if you are interested in the franchise is better to take the N64 version (you can get it on the Virtual Console too). And Star Fox Zero is a waste, good level design, undermined by a control system that do not add anything to the franchise and "extras" levels (gyro and chicken) that are completely boring. As for #FE it was my most anticipated game for the console this year, but because of the very low quality translation and unnecessary "adaptations" , I just let it pass.
Indeed, its on sale right now but I'm not buying it because I dont support any form of censorship.
Them I guess you don't support foreign media of any kind that is translated into English then, do you?
@ JacketsNest101 We have a smartass woooooo!!! You know what I mean guy.
So amazing even the author admits no one has played. Time for the Wii U to die.
The problem with Nintendo is that they know they're doing things wrong, like Star Fox Zero with its horrible controls and Paper Mario Color Splash not being a proper jrpg like PM64 and PM The thousand year door. Yet they obviously don't care. After that, they blame us for the terrible sales, even though they knew they were wrong. Then they keep doing it again. People don't want your lame innovation Nintendo, which is why the Wii U didn't sell. If people wanted change, they wouldn't be buying PS4, Xbox One or gaming PCs. Of course someone could argue the Wii sold a lot, but the software attach rate was just terrible. I bet even the PSP which was plagued with piracy from the start had people buy more games on it.
I'm sorry, but the games listed in this article are mediocre at best. And Star Fox Zero was ruined by the horrible controls. Pretty poor list, you'd think he could have come up with some much better titles.
You never played any of them,you don't even own a Nintendo system. I have Wonderful 101 and it's one of the best games this generation. Tokyo Mirage Sessions is my GOTY so far even over Odin Sphere HD,DQ7 and SMTIV. Unless Gravity Rush 2 changes that.
you never played them so stop talking
Wait, how do you guys know he never played them?
I can take a pic of my copies with your name written on them if you like.
@Segata I wasn't replying to you.
I have star fox zero but i haven't gotten around to playing it yet but it looks good from what i have seen on it.
Well, boy are you in for a disappointment.
it is. One tip I can give is. You don't need to look at the gamepad. If you know how to aim with gyroscope then you will have no problem.
I did not like the controls in Wonderful 101
The controls are perfect. They just have something a lot of games used to have. A learning curve. They don't hold your hand like many games these days do. By mid game I had them mastered and would not have them any other way as the game would not work otherwise.
Everyone always says this about games with poor controls. Not that I would know too much about the controls for W101, as I barely played it way back at a Wii U preview and thus don't remember them, but really, the stock answer for bad controls in games is always "they are great, you just have to get used to them!"
majority of gamers to day don't want to learn. They want pick up and play which is funny
Yeah, having to draw silly shapes on the gamepad in order to make weapons was a really lame gimmick that pretty much ruined the game.
Hey look a troll who just watched Youtube videos but never plays the games
You don't need to draw anything. You can use the damn analog stick to do it. I bet you didn't know that because you never played it. I've never once drew anything once I used the Pro Controller.
In no way was Star Fox Zero amazing. That game was a horrible attempt at a Star Fox game. The controls made the game unplayable. The entire development cycle, they made the game seem like an homage to Star Fox 64. Something I had wanted for so long and then they just squandered it.
Yeah, the game is pretty much universally despised outside of some extreme fanboys and Nintendo apologists. Not even remotely "amazing," unless they meant amazingly disappointing.
no you guys just suck at using Gyroscope. Never once I need to look at the gamepad screen.
Are you sure you played the game? There were certain things that you HAD to use the gamepad screen for such as the little robot that came down from the drone. The only way to see what it was doing was the gamepad screen. But if you reread my post, I never made a mention about the gamepad screen. I didn't think that was the major issue with this game. The controls were just awful.
As I said. I know how to use Gyroscope. I had no problem looking at my TV screen when in that segment. I know how to adapt to a lot of things a lot quicker than majority of people.
I was planning on getting both Wonderful 101 and Tokyo Mirage when they went on sale as I didn't want them bad enough to pay $60. Since they never did and great games go on sale all the time for the PS4, I never really got around to getting them. In my opinion though, if you love open world RPGs, Xenoblade Chronicles X alone is worth the purchase of a Wii U. There's nothing like it on the PS4 so far.
star fox zero? amazing? LOL
Lol, exactly, this must be a joke. I really like the series but Platinum ruined Star Fox Zero.
No Miyamoto did. If they were left alone with it probably got one of the best shooters ever. We already got a taste in Bayonetta 2.
Joke's on you, writer. I own 3 of those games and beat 2.
I recently bought a Wii U for about $110 mainly for Zelda, Mario 3d world, and Xenoblade chronicles X, i ended up picking up Xenoblade, sega all stars racing transformed and monster hunter 3 ultimate so far and i'm really loving it. don't regret my decision so far. I did however buy it with the full intention of selling it once i've had my fill of Mario Xenoblade and Zelda though.
5 Most underrated games on Wii U IMO Zombie U Lego Cities Fast Racing Neo Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker Hyrule Warriors
I love Star Fox Zero, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Fatal Frame and The Wonderful 101. Haven't played Mario Tennis yet probably wont since Mario Sports Superstars for 3DS looks a lot better
The Fatal Frame on the Wii U is my favorite in the series. Only one I was too scared to finish lol. Love my Wii U. Bayonetta 2 should be on that list over Mario Tennis as that game is meh. Not much to do.
I'm sorry a game like Star Fox that got a 69 on Metacritic and a 74 user score does not make it an amazing game. Tokyo Mirage Sessions I played myself (quite extensively) and it was repetitive as HELL, and it had an 80 on Metacritic with a 59 user score. Sure you see a few people rate it a 10 and that's great, good for them, glad they enjoyed it. But a game needs to be more universally accepted before being put on a list like this.
The people who rated it lower are trolls calling about the localization changes of a couple outfits. Granted the wedding dress was bad but it's in the game a whole 90 seconds unless you choose to wear it the rest of the game. It's a fantastic game. Don't know where you get repetitive from as each dungeon is unique in how you traverse it. Camera one is is different from the dress one and the dress one is different from the movie studio etc..The side missions are also different each time with a different payoff. Battle system is insanely good and when you have a full chain attack makes the final boss go from seriously hard to easy.
Everyone who dislikes the game are trolls? Are you serious?
Silverclock There is dislike and there is giving zeros for reasons that have no bearing on the quality of thw game. No game that boots up deserves a zero, not even rhat horrible skunk game on wii u. Can you get a refund on free?
No not everyone who dislikes the games are trolls but everyone who rated it low on Meta is. That's really true for any game on meta. People just give games 0's for no reason and for TMS this site kept posting articles bashing the game because "censorship" and the whole internet blew up about it because a couple outfits were changed. Still see some come up on this site alone. Meta is the worst argument for how good or bad any game is ESP user score.
I wouldn't say everyone..but I see your point. Metacritic is usually okay unless something like censorship happens. I also wouldn't downplay that issue, it was a lot more than a couple of outfits so at least call it for what it is. Let's say that the user score equaled the critic score and put TMS aside then. What about Star Fox? The user score is actually higher for that one. I haven't played it, but that score is mediocre. Are all of those people wrong?
Starfox is just polarizing. Controls aside the game is just another Starfox. Nothing really new. It can be fun but the controls really do take time to get used to. By end game you likely will have mastered them and they make sense in the end. The game has interesting ideas but never goes far enough with them. It feels like it's not sure if it wants to be a SNES game or a N64 game with newer visuals. It can be fun but easy to see why many dislike it. It's a game that's just kinda there. I would say just something to pick up if it's 20 bucks or less and just want an extra game for the Wii U to pad the shelf. Don't pay full price because then for sure will be disappointed. Might be the best SF since N64 but that's not saying much at all.
My opinion on Star Fox Zero is, Nintendo had no business releasing an aerial combat game in 2016 that's still on a predetermined path and no online multiplayer dogfighting. It's about as ridiculous as releasing an FPS in 2016 that doesn't allow you to jump or look up and down. Clinging to those archaic mechanics and developing the game with "Zero" ambition makes it a bad game.
Star Fox Assault on the Cube had a much more open game design and traditional controls, and people basically hated it for not being on rails. It has a even lower Metascore than Zero, and I personally had a fun with both games. I think they're better than people give them credit for, although I wouldn't go as far as to call Zero "amazing" as this article suggests.
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