A year and a half in, what are the must haves?

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#1 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

So far I can only think of MK8 being the must have wii u title. Am I missing anything?

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#2 Posted by trugs26 (7497 posts) -

No Question Must Haves:

- Mario Kart 8

- Pikmin 3

- Super Mario 3D World

- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Other Ones Debate-ably Must Have:

- Lego City Under Cover

- New Super Mario Bros. U (and Luigi DLC)

- Nintendo Land

- The Wonderful 101

- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

- Rayman Legends

Then there are other titles that multiplatform and are inferior on the Wii U, but could be consider a must have, such as Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Darksiders 2, etc.

There are some downloadable titles that are pretty good, but not must haves.

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#3 Edited by Master_Of_Fools (1651 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames:

Donkey Kong Country Tropcial Freeze: Its Retro Studio's all of their games are must have.

Windwaker HD: Its freaking Windwaker in HD...come on now.

Super Mario 3D World: While it doesn't beat Galaxy, it ties it. A very fun and solid Mario game.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate: Is a great game.

Pikmin 3: Its a Miyamoto game...like come on.

Mario Kart 8: Self explanatory.

That's about it. Some might add Wonderful 101 to that list, but I hated the gameplay of that game. Took me 7 months to finally get it done. I jept having to force myself back to it.

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#4 Posted by gajbutler (193 posts) -

I'd say MK8 is the first.

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#5 Posted by yokofox33 (30774 posts) -

Trugs pretty much hit the nail on the head. Zelda is only a must have if you haven't played the original. Don't forget some of the virtual console classics either like SMB3, Earthbound, and Super Metroid.

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#6 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9116 posts) -

@trugs26:

I second that. Add in Injustice and Deus Ex among the must-have third party games. Those two have seen a lot of playtime on my system.

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#7 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@yokofox33 said:

Trugs pretty much hit the nail on the head. Zelda is only a must have if you haven't played the original. Don't forget some of the virtual console classics either like SMB3, Earthbound, and Super Metroid.

ahhh, Earthbound, yes. Magical game.

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#8 Edited by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

Personally I'd say it's still missing it's must have game

I would say it's Mario Kart 8, nothing else on the console is a must have

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#9 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4326 posts) -

1.) Super Mario 3D World

2.) Mario Kart 8

3.) Raymond Legends

4.) Pikman 3

5.) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

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#10 Posted by gamenerd15 (4529 posts) -

I just picked up a Wii U back in April. Mario 3D world is a must have. Donkey Kong Country and Sonic Lost World are fun games. If you have not played Zelda: Windwaker, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, or Rayman Legends, then get those titles as well. I hear Mario Kart 8, Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, and Wonderful 101 are pretty good. Child of Eden, the NES Remix games, and Shovel Knight are also supposed to be great as well. The Wii U might have a limited library, but the games it does have are worth playing. I love my PS4 as well.

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#11 Edited by flsomerv (25 posts) -

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

I've logged over 1000 hours so far and still going strong. A must-have for sure.

Also, the above post saying multi-plats on Wii U are inferior is just wrong. For example, Darksiders 2 on Wii U is better than on PS3. I have it on both systems and the Wii U gamepad improves the game a great deal. I'm sure there are other examples as well.

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#12 Posted by KBFloYd (19161 posts) -

pikmin 3

monster hunter 3 ultimate

donkey kong tropical freeze

mario kart 8

windwaker HD

btw... i bought cabela pro hunts the other day...wiimote support and a real hunting game...not like dangerous hunts from last year which was an on rails shooter.

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#13 Edited by trugs26 (7497 posts) -

@flsomerv said:

Also, the above post saying multi-plats on Wii U are inferior is just wrong. For example, Darksiders 2 on Wii U is better than on PS3. I have it on both systems and the Wii U gamepad improves the game a great deal. I'm sure there are other examples as well.

Fair enough. I just said it to be safe because that's the general consensus out there (I actually haven't tried them on other platforms). Personally, I have Assassin's Creed 4 which is really good and the off screen play is really useful. To be safe I said inferior, but in reality, you'd probably get the same experience with Assassin's Creed or CoD. None of these games have anything particularly wrong with them, so they probably hold the core experience necessary.

I also have Darksiders 2, and can say it also runs really well.

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#14 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -

The list trugs26 posted has my full support.

The Monster Hunter port could be added under the "debate-ably must have" list

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#15 Posted by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

@flsomerv said:

Also, the above post saying multi-plats on Wii U are inferior is just wrong. For example, Darksiders 2 on Wii U is better than on PS3. I have it on both systems and the Wii U gamepad improves the game a great deal. I'm sure there are other examples as well.

Yeah, that never happened

The game doesn't run any better on the Wii U then it does on last gen hardware.

The Wii U does not win anything when it comes to multiplats

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#16 Posted by pierst179 (10803 posts) -

- Nintendoland (if you will play a lot of local multiplayer)

- Super Mario 3D World

- The Wonderful 101 (if you are into beat'em ups)

- New Super Mario Bros U

- Mario Kart 8

- Pikmin 3

- Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze

- LEGO City Undercover

- Rayman Legends