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.
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