What are your thoughts on Wii U?
Do you love it or hate it, want it or don't want it?
Have it and are happy or unhappy with it?
I like it! I have had mine for slightly less than one year and I already have 10 games on my collection, all of which - with the exception of Assassin's Creed III - I can honestly qualify as great!
At the same time, I can completely understand why some people find it unappealing. It is lacking when it comes to a large catalog of major exclusives (but again, is there a newly released system that does not suffer from that?), but that problem will be addressed with time.
I enjoy mine. Despite not having the heavy hitter games in Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros., the system has some nice first party titles. I actually like the gamepad and it's quite useful for playing those virtual console games at night while you're in bed. With that said, I do wish there were more VC games to choose from. And you know, that they'd hurry up with MK8 and SSB.
Like any Nintendo system I've ever owned I'm happily playing some great software.
As far as the actual console I enjoy that it at least allows for great looking HD Nintendo games. And I like that, unlike the Wii, the console has a good alternative controller in the Pro controller.
The tablet however, has not been completely justified the extra 120 dollars (?) I payed for the system. The only real interesting uses are asymmetrical multiplayer, and off screen play (somewhat nullified by the poor gamepad range).
I'm thinking that it would be useful, though, for locally playing some co-op games such as RE5.
None of that is necessary, though.
I don't play it that often TBO. I'm enjoying life outside gaming so I only have time for games like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Counter Strike: Global Offense. I'm waiting until Mario Kart 8 and DKR: TF come out. Smash Bros. I see coming towards the end of the year.
Nintendo could keep me busy with some great VC releases but it seems they are having a hard time getting their act together.
Nintendo games are the only reason to be a gamer.
If I don't agree with you 100% on that (which I probably do), at the very least I agree with you 90%... which, for me only implies that there are only a few games NOT Nintendo that I think give reason to be a gamer.
I own a PS3, PS4 and 3DS XL, so another game system really isn't in the cards right now. But if I were to get another game system, then I think I'm leaning towards the Wii-U simply because it's so different from everything else I own. Being able to play Pikmin 3 would be cool, anyway.
Nothing feature-wise on the Wii U that interests me that I can't find on my PS4 or PC. The only game that interests me in the slightest is Pikmin 3 and I'm not dropping $300 for one game. And Nintendo isn't announcing any games except the usual suspects of which I've long since had my fill.
Now, if Nintendo decided that it wanted to work for my money and finally implemented UAs and got the VC up and running, I'd buy the U solely as a retro box and throw tons of money their way.
But apparently they don't seem to want it, so not much I can do.
I like it, I'm not too happy about only having 32gb of space and having to add an external for that but it's fine. I would have preferred it if they would of created a super Wii on par with the PS4 while supporting the pro controller, but it is what it is and I still enjoy it.
I want it. I've been wanting it for a year now. Have not bought it yet because buying textbooks takes a huge blow out of my wallet twice a year. Hopefully I'll have one by the upcoming months. I'm still in no rush to get one.
I don't think there is no need to rush to get it yet. I'd say at the end of 2014 would be the best time to jump in.
I think it's a great system, love it... just needs to overcome the Microbribed press and release at least 2-3 more great exclusive games. I might buy another white Wii U and give my black one to my niece. I'll just buy a powered external HD and should be fine. I like the white one better.
If they can, Nintendo needs to allow the gamepad to control Wii games and also allow it to play music, and at least DVDs, if it can do Blu-ray that too. My main complaint is some screen bleed/tearing while playing games on the gamepad alone. Resident Evil Revelations looks great for the most part, but there is some weird screen 'bleed' of the graphics.
Most Nintendo apologists refuse to admit it should be an all around entertainment hub buy playing CDs, DVDs, BDs etc, but they are wrong. If the Wii U played all those formats I'd probably stay on the thing all day when time permits. They should also improve the web browser to be flash updated then It would be perfect. I think it's on par with the PS4 aside from graphics and the Miiverse is more friendly and charming which is safe for kids and intelligent adults, not the typically hormonally challenged teen goons humping their consoles.
I think that Nintendo needs to reduce the barriers to development for their console. If you have ever worked in a QA house that tests Nintendo's stuff, you would know exactly what I mean. They make it very undesirable to develop for their platforms and they also make it very undesirable to use the features of said platforms.
I have owned every Nintendo console for the last 22 years and I really am sad to see what they are doing to themselves. I don't care if the console isn't overly powerful, but I do care about the fact that they can't even attract very many companies to make games for their machine. Look at all the Indie games on steam that would fit perfectly on the console that never make it? Look at their crippled virtual console that has only a very small selection of their greatest titles. If you gamed in the NES/SNES era and remember the huuuuge variety of games that were on their console you would know that they have literally cut off their arms in an attempt to support a vain business model.
Final Fight, Breath of Fire, Street Fighter, Megaman X 1-3. Final Fantasy Series..Chrono Trigger...Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore. Lufia 1/2.
Some of the best games ever created all one that one system. Nintendo PALES in comparison to what they used to be even though they do have the occasional golden game still.
The fact of the matter is that Nintendo does not play nice with others and its biting them in the ass.
I want to clarify that there is no way I will be buying a PS4 of an XBOX One. They offer me nothing that I want. Nintendo offers a different type of games that those other companies just can't hang with, but you can only milk nostalgia so much before it doesn't work anymore.
I love it, i luv the pad, the store, the games, the backward compatibility, and everything about it.
I am playing it more than any other system. It is true the Wii U has its flaw but still it's a very fun system and so underrated.
Normally i would hate any gimmick like the Kinect, move..etc but the off-screen feature for the Wii U is actually kinda handy which is nice.
Nintendo always make high quality products, i feel bad for their statues in the market now. The Ps4 and Xone doesn't even have any worthy game or a system seller and they are selling millions.
I love my Wii U. It works well for me. I'm a parent with two young boys, and I have a PS3/4, Xbox 360, and a few other consoles. Not relying solely on the Wii U for gaming is what helps make it good, otherwise I'd be missing out on too much and would be complaining more.
Nintendoland is fun with my kids, as is Super Mario 3D World. I absolutely loved Pikmin 3, and my kids became obsessed with it for a while. They were drawing Pikmin in their school projects, checking out videos of the previous games in the series, and played it quite a bit, though they played the multiplayer modes. We recently got Skylanders and, of course, they love it. From my perspective, the graphics are pretty. The characters almost look like high quality clay models.
I also have Wind Waker HD, Lego City undercover, which is fun even for me, and Scribblenauts.
All of the games we have are fun, and definitely on par with PS360 graphics (sometimes better, like SM3DW). I'm ok with that, I don't need more. I have a handful of VC games (the $0.30 NES games, free SNES games from Club Nintendo, and the few titles I bought on the Wii VC), And I don't mind the gamepad. Nintendoland is the best use of it, although my kids have been able to off-tv play, which has worked out nice.
TL;DR: I like my Wii U a lot, but I mostly play it with my kids (tho the games are good enough for adults), I also own other consoles which I'm sure softens the blow from the things people complain the Wii U is lacking.
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