The Official Wii U Thread: Nintendo Direct Incoming

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#101 Posted by locopatho (20104 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"] Considering a Wii turns into a GameCube when playing a GameCube game, that isn't surprising.

The Wii was a Gamecube though, more or less, while the WiiU is a much more powerful machine.

While true, Nintendo's solution for backwards compatibility has always been to do it natively (as opposed to emulation, that would add the enhancements you are talking about): the Gameboy Advance booted up as a Gameboy Color to play GB/GBC games. The DS booted up as a GBA to play GBA games. The 3DS boots as a DSi to play DS and DSi games. It's how they do it, for good or for bad.

Interesting, thank you :)
#102 Posted by charizard1605 (55283 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"] Considering a Wii turns into a GameCube when playing a GameCube game, that isn't surprising.nintendoboy16

Yep. Same with the Gameboy Advance, the DS, and the 3DS. It's how Nintendo handles backwards compatibility.

Well, at least it works though and that's good enough for me.

There are pros and cons to both approaches. For doing it at the natively, the pros are that every game ever made for the previous system will work without glitches and bugs; all features and functionality will be supported, all controls and accessories will be supported. The cons are that there are no enhancements, the game literally runs as it was and it might appear ugly on the new platform (see DS games on 3DS, for example). For doing it via emulation, every game may not be supported, and there might be bugs and glitches, unexpected behaviors for some software. However, you can visually enhance the games, and add functions like uprezzing, filters, etc.
#103 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26071 posts) -

[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] Yep. Same with the Gameboy Advance, the DS, and the 3DS. It's how Nintendo handles backwards compatibility. charizard1605

Well, at least it works though and that's good enough for me.

There are pros and cons to both approaches. For doing it at the natively, the pros are that every game ever made for the previous system will work without glitches and bugs; all features and functionality will be supported, all controls and accessories will be supported. The cons are that there are no enhancements, the game literally runs as it was and it might appear ugly on the new platform (see DS games on 3DS, for example). For doing it via emulation, every game may not be supported, and there might be bugs and glitches, unexpected behaviors for some software. However, you can visually enhance the games, and add functions like uprezzing, filters, etc.

And personally, I prefer the former despite the "ugliness" as at least I'll be able to play the game.

#104 Posted by charizard1605 (55283 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]Well, at least it works though and that's good enough for me.

nintendoboy16

There are pros and cons to both approaches. For doing it at the natively, the pros are that every game ever made for the previous system will work without glitches and bugs; all features and functionality will be supported, all controls and accessories will be supported. The cons are that there are no enhancements, the game literally runs as it was and it might appear ugly on the new platform (see DS games on 3DS, for example). For doing it via emulation, every game may not be supported, and there might be bugs and glitches, unexpected behaviors for some software. However, you can visually enhance the games, and add functions like uprezzing, filters, etc.

And personally, I prefer the former despite the "ugliness" as at least I'll be able to play the game.

Yes, it just comes down to personal preference then; it's not like backwards compatibility as a feature matters much after the first few months of a system's life cycle anyway.
#105 Posted by locopatho (20104 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"] There are pros and cons to both approaches. For doing it at the natively, the pros are that every game ever made for the previous system will work without glitches and bugs; all features and functionality will be supported, all controls and accessories will be supported. The cons are that there are no enhancements, the game literally runs as it was and it might appear ugly on the new platform (see DS games on 3DS, for example). For doing it via emulation, every game may not be supported, and there might be bugs and glitches, unexpected behaviors for some software. However, you can visually enhance the games, and add functions like uprezzing, filters, etc.charizard1605

And personally, I prefer the former despite the "ugliness" as at least I'll be able to play the game.

Yes, it just comes down to personal preference then; it's not like backwards compatibility as a feature matters much after the first few months of a system's life cycle anyway.

Lies! *plays Windwaker again*
#106 Posted by GunSmith1_basic (9737 posts) -
The more I think of it, the more I think the basic set is better than the deluxe. Nintendoland is not all that intriguing to me, I doubt I will need those plastic stands, and I would expand the memory space externally in either version. I prefer black to white but that's hardly a deal breaker. White looks better over time too.
#107 Posted by charizard1605 (55283 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="nintendoboy16"]And personally, I prefer the former despite the "ugliness" as at least I'll be able to play the game.locopatho
Yes, it just comes down to personal preference then; it's not like backwards compatibility as a feature matters much after the first few months of a system's life cycle anyway.

Lies! *plays Windwaker again*

That comment was made on the assumption that the console itself has a library worth giving a damn beyond a couple of games :P
#108 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

ZombiU: Epic single player

New Super Mario Bros. U: Awesome single player and local multiplayer

Nintendo Land: Awesome local multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Awesome online multiplayer

I think my WiiU will be busy for quite some time. By the time I get bored with those games Pikmin 3 and the Wonderful 101 should be out. Then shortly atfter will be Bayonetta 2. E3 will happen and then we will be set for the holidays! Looks like a great first year to me!

#109 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

The more I think of it, the more I think the basic set is better than the deluxe. Nintendoland is not all that intriguing to me, I doubt I will need those plastic stands, and I would expand the memory space externally in either version. I prefer black to white but that's hardly a deal breaker. White looks better over time too.GunSmith1_basic

Meh... $50 more and you get a game, more memory, a black console, and that membership to that Nintendo thing. I dont mind spending the few extra dollars :)

#110 Posted by layton2012 (3653 posts) -
The more I think of it, the more I think the basic set is better than the deluxe. Nintendoland is not all that intriguing to me, I doubt I will need those plastic stands, and I would expand the memory space externally in either version. I prefer black to white but that's hardly a deal breaker. White looks better over time too.GunSmith1_basic
That's how I see it, I would love a black one and NintendoLand for that matter but if they only have the basic model come December, I'll settle with the basic model.
#111 Posted by ocidax (757 posts) -
#113 Posted by charizard1605 (55283 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge IGN Review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The M rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action titles unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. Its fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamers game on a Nintendo console and at the Wii Us launch, no less and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its far from perfect and best viewed with launch goggles on, but Razors Edges unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamers platform.


SCORE: 7.6/10

#114 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26071 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge IGN Review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The M rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action titles unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. Its fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamers game on a Nintendo console and at the Wii Us launch, no less and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its far from perfect and best viewed with launch goggles on, but Razors Edges unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamers platform.


SCORE: 7.6/10

charizard1605

6.0 here.

#115 Posted by locopatho (20104 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge IGN Review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The M rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action titles unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. Its fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamers game on a Nintendo console and at the Wii Us launch, no less and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its far from perfect and best viewed with launch goggles on, but Razors Edges unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamers platform.


SCORE: 7.6/10

charizard1605
Sounds improved but still not very good. Bayonneta 2 will kick this games ass :P
#117 Posted by layton2012 (3653 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge IGN Review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The M rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action titles unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. Its fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamers game on a Nintendo console and at the Wii Us launch, no less and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its far from perfect and best viewed with launch goggles on, but Razors Edges unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamers platform.


SCORE: 7.6/10

charizard1605
At least it's better than the 5 it got in March.
#118 Posted by KillzoneSnake (1668 posts) -

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

#119 Posted by guard12 (1657 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge IGN Review

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The M rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action titles unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. Its fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamers game on a Nintendo console and at the Wii Us launch, no less and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Its far from perfect and best viewed with launch goggles on, but Razors Edges unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamers platform.


SCORE: 7.6/10

charizard1605

Very pleased with this! :)

#120 Posted by Animal-Mother (26301 posts) -

Char, if I plan on keeping my second Wii-U

What launch games aside from Zombi-U and NSMB-U would you suggest?

#121 Posted by AdobeArtist (22786 posts) -

Welcome to the Next Gen of Stickies :)

#122 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

KillzoneSnake
Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games.
#123 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22347 posts) -
[QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

MFDOOM1983
Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games.

and you're gathering this from...?
#124 Posted by locopatho (20104 posts) -

Welcome to the Next Gen of Stickies :)

AdobeArtist
Looks exactly the same as last gen. FAIL! :P
#125 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26071 posts) -
[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"][QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

Shinobishyguy
Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games.

and you're gathering this from...?

Reviews from Ninja Gaiden III, I'm guessing. Which is only one game.
#126 Posted by shearMario (2134 posts) -
[QUOTE="nintendoboy16"][QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"][QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"] Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games.

and you're gathering this from...?

Reviews from Ninja Gaiden III, I'm guessing. Which is only one game.

Some reviewers have said it is actually better with the controller, but did rate the game lower overall...
#127 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22347 posts) -

[QUOTE="Shinobishyguy"][QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"] Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games. nintendoboy16
and you're gathering this from...?

Reviews from Ninja Gaiden III, I'm guessing. Which is only one game.

not to mention not all action adventure games are as fast paced as it

#128 Posted by MrYaotubo (2589 posts) -
It blows my mind when I hear some people saying this is the Dreamcast of this generation,it may be from a chronological standpoint but just by looking at the games themselves,the Dreamcast was head and shoulders way superior to what you had seen on the PSX,Saturn and N64,the WiiU just looks the same thing,in some cases even worse than current gen consoles. :(
#129 Posted by ocidax (757 posts) -

It blows my mind when I hear some people saying this is the Dreamcast of this generation,it may be from a chronological standpoint but just by looking at the games themselves,the Dreamcast was head and shoulders way superior to what you had seen on the PSX,Saturn and N64,the WiiU just looks the same thing,in some cases even worse than current gen consoles. :(MrYaotubo
Is only ONE game reviewed... Oh God.. Just wait. And is a port to a new console for the devs. At least 7.6>>>>>>>3.0

#130 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -
[QUOTE="MFDOOM1983"][QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

Shinobishyguy
Not to mention the controller sucks for action adventure games.

and you're gathering this from...?

"Speaking of controllers, Razors Edge might seem like a $60 game, but you should really budget another $50 on top of that, as a Pro Controller is practically (but not technically) required here. While the systems signature Wii U GamePad is plenty ergonomic, its simply not a good fit, literally, for the kind of action Ninja Gaiden 3 throws at you. And as far as the GamePads screen goes, its not put to much use, with a moves list for the equipped weapon on display before you rather than tucked away in a menu."
#131 Posted by MrYaotubo (2589 posts) -

[QUOTE="MrYaotubo"]It blows my mind when I hear some people saying this is the Dreamcast of this generation,it may be from a chronological standpoint but just by looking at the games themselves,the Dreamcast was head and shoulders way superior to what you had seen on the PSX,Saturn and N64,the WiiU just looks the same thing,in some cases even worse than current gen consoles. :(ocidax
Is only ONE game reviewed... Oh God.. Just wait

I´m not refering to that one specifically but everything we´ve seen of WiiU games,exclusives and multiplats.

#132 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

KillzoneSnake

Who cares.It's a launch game.

#133 Posted by khoofia_pika (13513 posts) -
Too. Many. Stickies.
#134 Posted by locopatho (20104 posts) -

[QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

super600

Who cares.It's a launch game.

What does that mean?
#135 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11463 posts) -

I still don't understand why they aren't releasing the Mass Effect Collection on Wii U

...oh wait, it's $$$

#136 Posted by AdobeArtist (22786 posts) -

[QUOTE="AdobeArtist"]

Welcome to the Next Gen of Stickies :)

locopatho

Looks exactly the same as last gen. FAIL! :P

But it's got destructible posts now :P

#137 Posted by ocidax (757 posts) -

[QUOTE="ocidax"][QUOTE="MrYaotubo"]It blows my mind when I hear some people saying this is the Dreamcast of this generation,it may be from a chronological standpoint but just by looking at the games themselves,the Dreamcast was head and shoulders way superior to what you had seen on the PSX,Saturn and N64,the WiiU just looks the same thing,in some cases even worse than current gen consoles. :(MrYaotubo

Is only ONE game reviewed... Oh God.. Just wait

I´m not refering to that one specifically but everything we´ve seen of WiiU games,exclusives and multiplats.

So. You think that the launch games on the Dreamcast was better? Because i don't think so.

#138 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="KillzoneSnake"]

I cant wait to see reviews and people opinions on wii u. There is going to be a lot of disappointed ppl. First review... and NG3 looks worse than current gen versions lol.

locopatho

Who cares.It's a launch game.

What does that mean?

He's complaining about Launch games for a new console looking bad.There will be a couple of bad looking games released for the WiiU in the next year or two.This is nothing new.

#139 Posted by Tropicalshower (10813 posts) -

I want a wiiu, too bad the world is going to end before I'm able to find one. :( :P

#140 Posted by TheGuardian03 (21419 posts) -

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

#141 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11463 posts) -

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

TheGuardian03

Dat New Super Mario Bros U boxart...

#142 Posted by Tropicalshower (10813 posts) -
Should've picked ZombieU instead of NG3.
#143 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
This whole time, for what a year or so, I have not cared about the Wii U at all, but now realizing that it's only a few days away, I really want one. Whelp, maybe early next year I'll pick one up.
#144 Posted by RyanShazam (6498 posts) -

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

TheGuardian03

Im so jealous right now! I would kill to have my setup right now!!! Take another picture after its all set up!

#145 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11463 posts) -

This whole time, for what a year or so, I have not cared about the Wii U at all, but now realizing that it's only a few days away, I really want one. Whelp, maybe early next year I'll pick one up. Badosh

That's how I am :(

I'll probably get one around Christmas next year.

#146 Posted by Tropicalshower (10813 posts) -
Lol I can't believe I missed the cute cat in the picture. :shock:
#147 Posted by AdobeArtist (22786 posts) -

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

TheGuardian03

Happy cat is happy :P

#148 Posted by layton2012 (3653 posts) -

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

TheGuardian03
Someone actually bought Sing Party?? I want NSMBU Soo bad...
#149 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11463 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheGuardian03"]

http://distilleryimage11.instagram.com/fd81a2e82a1911e2ac3022000a1fb72c_7.jpg

someone got a wiiu early at gaf.

AdobeArtist

Happy cat is happy :P

That cat's gonna have a hard time opening that box...How did it even order the Wii U?

#150 Posted by Badosh (12727 posts) -
That's how I am :(

I'll probably get one around Christmas next year.

PhazonBlazer
Yeah, I have no clue why though, but whatever. Hopefully they won't be sold out for months, like some people are making it seem, hah.