More so than any console before it, the Wii was built on potential. The Wii U is much of the same. But will developers capitalize on what the console can do?
I highly doubt third party developers are going to go out of their way to make full use of that new gimmicky controller. The Wii brand name screams casual shovelware. When a majority of the Wii owners are basically kids who are still in elementary, games in the T and M rating category aren't going to sell very well.
I'm curious as to why you think the controller is "gimmicky"? You dont see any new gaming experiences with a second screen? I guess you never played a DS?
Being able to play your console game on the controller as if it were a handheld is the gimmick that's being pushed. Sorry, but that's the reality of it. They're focusing on their controller for a second generation in a row. They figured since it's done them so well this gen, it may just work for them the next gen.
@seinfan Sorry but you're wrong here. The WiiU controller isn't gimmicky in the slightest. Wake up and look at the state of the gaming industry. It's no longer about Graphics and built in features like Dvd/Blu-ray movie playback. It's about new ways of playing games. Nintendo realised this and championed it with the Wii. Sony tried with the eyetoy on PS2 but it was a little too early for it's time. Sony and Microsoft have realised that Nintendo was right with this and have released Move and Kinect. Vita even incorporates new ways to play games rather than standard buttons. PS4 and Xbox 720 will also do this when they release. The graphics may see an upgrade but the focus will be on new ways to play your games. Those calling the WiiU a gimmick are reaching for something to complain about the console.
'You dont see any new gaming experiences with a second screen?'. Let me guess: a map? Wooooooohoooooooooo!
"Being able to play your console game on the controller as if it were a handheld is the gimmick that's being pushed" It isn't just used for that. Inform yourself.
u fail cus wii has more mature gamers then ps3 or 360 hence kids think its cool to kill stuff hence why kids are allove kill zone uncharted cod halo and gears in voice chat
Read, the article. Seems like he has valid and well thought out concerns. But at the same time, every console is has its unfulfilled promises based on its potential. I guess since the Wii is more recent and different, it shows more than the other consoles. It's really all up to the devs and what they decide to do or not do with the hardware. But I really haven't seen enough of the Wii U to make an educated prediction.
I think Nintendo is just as worried as most of us Gamers are about the fate of the Wii U. And I m sure Nintendo have finally learned from their past mistakes; so I have faith that they'll do just fine making the Wii U a success.
i think its going to be a fail i mean like look at the controller its ridicolous
i dont like the controler much ether :/ but i dont like ps3's ether XD
Wii u will sell just fine. I will get one just cause i love games. I will support my hobbie not hurt it by being a lame fanboy arguing over things u have no idea about....
WiiU is totally different its a traditional controller with a HD screen but supports wiimote+ and balance board its also got up to date hardware that actually does 1080p native at high frame rates PS4 is already said to be equal to PS3 in terms of power and is being aimed at women/casuals at least thats what VP of Sony says WiiU isnt a risk its a real Hardcore console that uses buttons/triggers just like ps3 ect but with tons more graphical power.
"PS4 is already said to be equal to PS3 in terms of power and is being aimed at women/casuals at least thats what VP of Sony says" please for the love of common sense tell me you don't truly believe what you just said "AIMED AT WOMEN/CASUALS" lol your the best.
Can't wait to check my Facebook status while playing Battlefield.
I have a feeling the people who fear for wiiU only have experienced it on gametrailers..
second screen is the way forward and the rest will follow, hold on the wii mote was a gimmick, o thats right microsoft and sony also coppied that. and we are hearing that the ps3 and 720 wont be anymore powerfull either. fagboys cant accept something with more power and innovation than there outdated ps3 and 360, i sure as hell can
I fear for the Wii-U simply because I have a 3ds and the Estore/Apps/online service in general is almost SAD. : Overpriced apps , video app is empty, cant even message your friends, etc. I bought it for the games so I dont mind ...but for the Wii U, its a different story.
netflex is empty? the store just came out ppl r makeing games o.0 how aboout u finish the games u started like real gamer
The Wii U is "%100" compatible with Wii software, and accessories. That, in itself -- is something to acknowledge. And what's the deal with using "Redsteel 1" and "Rayman Raving", as a reference for how well the motion controls respond for the Wii-mote device? There's also a couple of quality titles the author missed out on, during the Wii's launch period(Metroid prime 3:Corruption,Trauma Center: Second Opinion,Elebits). The Wii can also play Gamecube games!
very silly article....there are alot of games that have taken advantage of the wii.....and red steel is a game everyone knew was a bad game right at e3 that year.....with the wiiu...it does hd ..developers are already use to hd...it has an ipad possibility developers are familiar with the ipad, it has ds familiarities developers are quite use to the ds...and they will have to take advantage of the possibilities they will have no choice since the controller have to be used in games....all in all with the planning that nintendo is doing and the third party support..i think the wiiu will be a huge success.
Am I really the only one who thought that RS was an okai game considering it was rushed and the first to show off the potential of the Wii-mote used for FPS? Still had fun with the game, regardless of its flaws.
It also had a 4 player versus mode.
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