February 27, 2013 at 1:29 PM #1471
So, after listening to the Fire Emblem podcast, I noticed JV, KC, and Adell were really badmouthing the Wii U. I thought the Wii U looked pretty cool, and I’ll probably buy it myself as soon as I have enough extra cash. But they were talking like they wouldnt buy it if they were forced to. Is there something I’m missing? Is this Wii U hate widespread for some reason?February 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM #1482
No games, very small internal storage, long load times for everything, and no games. I know there will be a good influx soon, and with MH3U around the corner I’ll get one, but for now it’s a giant paperweight. More so than the Vita.February 28, 2013 at 7:30 AM #1491
It’s kind of annoying when people throw out “no games” as a reason to hate on a system. There are games out for the Wii U. Whether or not they cater to one’s particular preference for gaming is a whole different story. That’s the problem with me and the Vita. There aren’t many games out that I would enjoy, but that doesn’t mean that there are no games.
It’s true that there are some long load times… That can get on my nerves. I hope that a system update might fix that in the future. The small internal storage doesn’t bother me that much because I don’t plan on digitally downloading any major retail games. I’d much rather own discs that I can sell back… *does not like the trend of online and digital only*
All that said, I didn’t really consider them “badmouthing” it either. They were poking fun, true, and criticizing to some degree, but I feel most of it was valid, even as a Wii U owner, who actually enjoys her system. It’s not perfect. :P
But, I did enjoy the mario game out for it, even if I do suck bad at it… And I enjoyed Skylanders as well. I have Zombie U but haven’t really gotten all that into it. It’s not my usual game, so I’m having some trouble not dying a lot. Those are the only games I own now, but I’d like some others. I just can’t afford it or justify buying them without a job. But I would get Nintendo Land and Scribblenauts if I could. I also want the Lego game that’s coming out soon.
I guess some of the criticism about the games comes from there being not as many exclusives, but I don’t know. It may be a limited library, but a library is a library. At the least, there are more games I’d play if I had a chance than there are on the Vita for me. That’s why it’s all about perspective, and less to do with the merits of the system itself.March 1, 2013 at 12:34 PM #1513
@Qu33n0f1c3 Yeah they weren’t exactly badmouthing it I guess. I just remember they were all against buying one. Like it wasn’t like they had a differing opinion at all, which seemed kinda strange.
I’m definitely absolutely going to have to get a WiiU at some point. That may be like a year down the road, but when they come out with the newest installment in the Zelda franchise, I really wont have a choice. I can’t just NOT play a Zelda title.
While The Legend of Zelda is probably the only game I’d HAVE to buy the system for, there are a lot of other games I’d enjoy playing a lot once I bought it. Like there’s supposed to be a new Pikmin game coming out for the WiiU. I love the Pikmin series, and I’m really excited because just thinking about it, I think with the control scheme that series has, the WiiU controller would be perfect for it. I’d probably have to get Scribblenauts too, and a few others.
Even if there’s not to many games out for it at the moment, The thing I like most about the WiiU is that I think the way the system is, with the controller, give the system a lot of potential. I think there’ll be a lot of cool things they can do with that.March 1, 2013 at 1:16 PM #1517
I don’t 100% remember exactly what I said, but I’m pretty sure the implication I meant was that I don’t think it’s worth buying for me, who already has more games for his other systems than he’ll probably beat for a long time. And it’s not like not buying something means its bad. It just means I’m a man with a budget, and I feel I will get more enjoyment with that money budgeted elsewhere (i.e., booze and card games).
Plus, I do suspect there will be a Wii U price drop before the real great games hit. There was a big news story recently about the Wii U being outsold by the Vita in Japan recently, which is kind of a slap in the face for Nintendo. I think they’ll respond smartly and cut the price soon.March 1, 2013 at 1:27 PM #1519March 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM #1638
Wait for E3, we’ll get to see what the Wii U will really have to offer (And hopefully a price drop) and then sales will go up
But I already own a Wii U and even though not many new games are being released I’m still happy I have it, especially since the Virtual Console is launched next month.June 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM #3193
So what are your opinions now that E3 is over? Any more interest for the WiiU? While i play it and have a few choice games for it, i really feel that this system is being ignored by 3rd party developers for the sole reason that it is not as powerful as the Next Gen PS4 and Xbox One. But the experiences on the WiiU i think are more entertaining than the original Wii.
The Game pad does provide more entertainment than the waggle controls of the Wii and definitely can attract more users such as those who game on iPhones, iPads and other tablets/smartphones.
I think right now that there are not many 3rd party games for the system (thanks to Ubisoft for not throwing their whole line of shovelware onto the WiiU like they did the Wii), the WiiU has a better potential for having a Good Library full of quality games, especially with Nintendo leading up with a ton of New titles and New IPS.June 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM #3198
I think the WiiU looks great…but only because Super Smash Bros. is going to come out for it sometime next year. Thats the reason Im going to be a WiiU owner in the near future. Other than that, Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, Probably some super mario game, and the inevitable new Legend of Zelda game that has to come out for the WiiU at some point. Those are the only games I can really see myself buying as of right now. And those are all games that have yet to come out. Honestly, I dont even know what games are currently out for the system.
EDIT: Oh yeah I didnt realize there were lego games out for WiiU. Ill have to get one of those eventually, especially if they come out with a new starwars one. And Beyonetta 2 will have to be on my wish list.June 18, 2013 at 2:16 PM #3202
The WiiU currently has Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (which if you play on 3DS, it just looks so much nicer on the Big Screen). Lego City Undercover (Lego’s version of GTA), ZombiU is Cool. And NSMBU (New Super Mario Bros U) is getting that Luigi Overhaul to become Super Luigi U (dlc expansion or stand alone disc, your choice).
Smash Bros. is definitely going to be the System seller, but my guess for that release is holiday 2014 so thats a long way away. I’m looking forward to Pikmin 3, the Wonderful 101, Sonic: The Lost World and DK Returns: Tropical Freeze.June 19, 2013 at 9:30 AM #3203
My opinion before E3 was that if Xbox and PS4 sucked, I would buy a Wii U out of sheer protest. Now that the PS4 looks good, I’m not so compelled to invest in WU.
I agree with @Daikero though, that games like Smash Bros. are going to sell a few systems. But the rest of the games that he listed I don’t think are quite as motivating. It’s also fair to note that none of the big titles are comign from 3rd parties, which is quite disappointing.
Personally, unless the Wii U develops some really revolutionary way to interact with my 3DS, I’m still going to pass. I’m now way more interested in what the PS4 can do with my Vita. And there are already several games for PS4 that look really intriguing, especially Destiny – and I’m not even an FPS kinda guy. FFXIV will be awesome on it too, but I doubt I’ll buy that for both PS3 and PS4, unless they include a Black Chocobo or something.June 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM #3207
Lego City was one of the best games I’ve played in a really long time. The humor is adult oriented in that it references a whole bunch of pop culture. It’s also got pretty good value in continuing to play with the unlockables.
And being the Zelda fangirl that I am, anticipation of the Wind Waker remake and the new Zelda game is keeping me a solid fan of the system. So excited for those!
I’m also looking forward to the Wii U Super Mario 3D World game. Because: cats. <_<
What keeps me away from stuff like PS is the focus on graphics, FPS, and MMOs. I’ve seen a few interesting RPGs on it, but nothing that makes me want to buy the systems. And I have no desire to buy a Vita (the only game that looks interesting or desirable to me is Katamari) so the connectivity bonus there doesn’t influence me much.
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