Wii U, eh? Well I guess I had a similar reaction to the first Wii when it was announced and it has become my favorite system.
What I liked:
I'm glad they kept the Wii line going, instead of ditching it for an all new name. I like the familiarity of the name. I'm glad the system is backward compatible with games AND accessories. I'm glad that it has full HD capability (a bit late to that particular party, but better late than never).
What I didn't like:
I was disappointed to see such a violent and gory game line up. Like Nintendo is trying to be cool by making the same old shooters and dark, adult-oriented games (by the way I'm 26 years old) that all the other systems need in order to be cool.
What I'm not so sure about:
The controller is undoubtedly slick and neat, but is it over kill? Do I really need another screen to play on? If someone else wants to watch tv, shouldn't I just be considerate and save my game? Is Nintendo trying to make keep me playing games; forsaking all else? It seems like the only way to "innovate" is to saturate and permeate my life with games, games and more games and consume all my time and attention. To that I say, hmm...
As it stands right now, I believe I will end my video game rat race with the Wii and DS. It will take too much time (not to mention money) to try and keep up with what's new; especially when what's new will be last gen next year anyway.
I'm not trying to say that Wii U is dumb or anything, knowing Nintendo, I think the system will be a huge success, but at what cost. As we all enjoy the flurry of new things from our favorite companies I hope we will all keep this in mind: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." -Jesus Christ