The abundance of Wii U ports to Nintendo Switch goes to show that the Wii U was not lacking in quality games: Was the console underrated?
No. It was not. It had some quality games ..but just too few for many people to really care. + graphics a generation behind the competition and without a strong gimmick / feature like the portability of the Switch.
The Wii U had the screen on the controller gimmick. Some games expected you to look at both your tv and the touch screen of the Wii U gamepad which wasn’t very practical. Sometimes I would play games using the gamepad as a mini TV when the console was paired with a pro controller or Wii mote. So far I have enjoyed more games on the Wii U than the Switch. The Switch has better probability, and short-term handheld play is good too. However, the Switch is too port heavy for my liking.
You obviously never put your hands on one.. Wiiu graphics are same as switch.. If the wiiu games were inferior looking compared to ps4, same or worse must be said about switch. WiiU software at least felt new and fresh.. Switch to this day is still getting wiiu ports.. Best switch game according to critics is also a wiiu game. Gamepad allows much better gameplay experience than switch does.. You can play using headphones while playing on screen, can't do on switch.. You can control the TV with the gamepad built in remote, you play all games with double screen without having to pause.. Take splatoon add an example :you can see the map on the gamepad and tap where you want to go very intuitively.. Can't do that on splatoon 2.. Wiiu is far more solid built than switch, has a decent d-pad than the joke on the joycon..it was backward compatible and supported every wii accessory.. Problem of wiiu was the initial chaotic reveal.. It took me as a gamer a long time before I realized what it is.. Everyone thought it was a wii add-on. And people went from it because wii sales were really suffering.. The story would have been different if it was called something else, I'm sure of it..
I think this article was about the wiiU and not the Switch.
It was an answer to what you were saying.. Strong gimmick feature isn't what mass switch what it is, but the clear message and marketing
Probably the best thing about the Wii U and the reason i keep mine hooked up is the retro compatibility. You have access to everything on the Wii U eshop, which comes complete with button remapping and suspend points. Then you have the 3-4x larger virtual console on the wii. Then you can play Wii games themselves, and if you mod it you can play gamecube games with 100% compatibility.
Is it me or is the switch taking all the credit for all the big games released on the wiiU?? So yes, I'd say wiiU is underrated then...
I bought my kids a refurbished Wii U along with most of the games for $10 each or thereabouts. They love it, particularly Super Mario Maker which offers a lot of replayability.
Wrong technology, wrong price and wrong concept. Good games, though. Games were so good that Switch is basically living on them. But it isnt underated. It just sold bad.
But don't gamers always say it's all about the games. I go to nintendo for nintendo games. Unfortunately I have been underwhelmed with the switch. Which personally feels overrated. I've played nearly everything prior to it's release on switch and the stuff I haven't I don't care about
Maybe for a time, and a little bit if at all, but just about everything worth playing has been ported to switch, and it's main feature, playing wirelessly, just didn't work well.
Quite the opposite. Wii U was a confused mess.
I loved the WiiU. It never got it's just due. The Switch feels like a cheap piece of plastic next to the U.
The Switch does everything the Wii U can and more. So what’s wrong with it?
The games I wanted to play I played long before they released on switch either on PC, wiiu u, Wii, or GameCube. Again just me personally, I realize others have different experiences.
So the switch can play Wii bc games? The switch also needs all the Wiiu games do survive. Without all the remasters, there wouldn't be much on the switch. Hell even no Mario Kart... Hell Even Zelda was a wiiu game.
@King_Noctis are you just playing dumb? the WiiU has BC, the Switch doesn't! THAT alone already shows how far you're willing to lie for the sake of Nintendo.
@Badz So BC suddenly is a great feature, a big selling point, and is something that people wish for on a new console? I could have sworn people downplay it when it comes to the PS5 and BC. So Before calling someone dumb, try looking at yourself first.
I was going to get one brand new on the shelf just to play Twilight Princess but the next day it sold so I missed out. 1st party wise you can't go wrong with Nintendo's games. I would love to get a Wii U if I find one I still want to play Twilight Princess but half the Wii U's I find are broken, expensive or they're missing their parts like senor bar but that's easy it uses the same bar as the Wii. It's the pad that can be a pain in the ass they can get expensive just buy themselves repair ability the pad is region locked so parts from another region are out of the question. I still keep my head poking around for a Wii U I have Twilight Princess just need the system. As for underrated depends how people the machine I always thought it was just a Wii that could do HDMI minus the Gamecube feature that's what kept me away form the Wii U to be honest.
I love my Wii U, still play time to time... it has some great games, especially Nintendo exlusives (many ported to Switch now, but still) plus compatibility with Wii...good system overall, too bad that it didn't sell well though
Most of the best games on Switch come from the Wii U lol
If you intend to mod it then yes,it's underrated it's a pretty good emulator machine But if you use it as is then no,not when Nintendo re-releases plenty of Wii U titles on Switch at full price. At least it's good for those who want to play the would be former Wii U exclusives without paying full price. I bought a used 8GB Basic set just to play Sonic Lost Worlds and it's in the closet most of the time.
It was just far to late to the party launching with games likeass effect 3 and assassin's Creed 3 both of which were available in the bargain bin already. There was a refusal from EA to publish and when the console launched they confirmed that frostbite was not compatible with the console meaning that all future games.would.not run so the Wii u was already struggling. Activision only released.ine call of duty and other third party studios like Bethesda and rockstar avoided it. Piracy was absolutely rampart on it and people could softmod it with no skill and a YouTube video. If you brought one you were buying it exclusively.for the first party games for many people that wasn't enough depute being high quality some of the releases didn't do enough to differentiate themselves much from previous iterations like donkey Kong tropical freeze vs dinky Kong Wii There wasbt a 10/10 Mario game like galaxy and it felt that even Nintendo would rather you forgot it most days I think porting everything over to the switch Is really them saying forget about the Wii U
No but Nintendo is criminally over-rated.
No. It had great first party games, sure. But the system itself was terrible, and was tied to a gimmick that created more problems than it solved. It was a poorly thought-out console with some really dumb branding.
Nope it got accurately rated
It had some amazing exlusives but no.
It was criminally crap
Proud Wii U owner here. While I think the machine itself ended up being worth my time (it’s an amazing emulation/retro library device), I wouldn’t say that it was “underrated” in its standard capacity. The games just weren’t there. After I had hacked it however, it ended up being essential to my setup. I still play it on a regular basis and recently beat NFS underground, Def Jam Fight for NY and SSX tricky. Next retro-revisit is a tossup between timespliters 2 and true crime streets of LA.
The most underrated ever. People criticizing it didn't really played with one. And the games, which are always the most important thing in gaming, were incredible. And they still are on the Switch. And they will be on emulators.
Yes !! It deserved more success for sure.
My little sister had a Wii, I think my parents at the time genuinely thought the WiiU was just an flashy controller add-on for the Wii itself. They should of just called it the Wii 2 imo.
No. It was just the next in line of their underpowered consoles after the Wii. GameCube was the last Nintendo console I actually enjoyed using.
Only really good as a emulator machine. Sure had some decent first party games like Zelda and Mario kart. Even had a few cod titles that worked well. But it was just not very good. Released after the PS3 and Xbox 360 and weaker if I remember correctly.
Games: yes. Hardware: hell no.
I really miss the stylus and miiverse and 2nd display capabilities
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