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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:58 AM

I love Nintendo and their IP's.  I don't want to ridicule the Wii U or say that it isn't a respectable console like PS4/X1 are.  I just feel like after buying a 3DS and being underwhelmed by it, it makes me want to put off purchasing a Wii U even more.

 

The 3DS had numerous appealing games I was interested in.  None of them were groundbreaking or amazing.  Just very good.  Or one of many great games.  But it lacked new IP's and overall new experiences.

 

This is the same problem I'm having with the Wii U (I've tried it over a friend's house).

 

Wind Waker HD is a great game but it's still a port.

Pikmin 3 is a great game but it's really similar to previous entries.

Tropical Freeze is a great game but it hasn't evolved much from previous entries.

New Super Mario Bros U is fun, but again, I've played games like it many times before.

And Mario 3D World is cool but the multiplayer is surprisingly boring.

 

I would definitely pick up these games,but they in themselves aren't a selling point.

I'm a huge Zelda fan and waiting on Zelda-U but seeing as Nintendo releases their games at IV-drip speed, Wii U is something I'll ultimately want but probably put off.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 02:21 AM

I'm pretty much with you here. I want to play a lot of the games, but I'm not sure if the few games I want to play are worth buying the console for.

God, I wish I could just play them on my Xbox, lol.

 

To be honest the only way I ever see myself buying the Wii U, is if there is some kind of pricing error somewhere and I end up taking advantage of it.

Especially now with the PS4 and Xbox One out, I'm too invested in all those other games to throw away another few hundred dollars on something I won't be playing much.


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:18 AM Edited by Boxman108, 30 April 2014 - 04:18 AM.

SSBU might be decent, though I'm not sure after Brawl. Dunno about Zelda U either - hoping it perfects Skyward Sword's motion controls but they will probably go wi the more boring Upad interface. Suda51 said he'd wait for the WiiU if he decided to make No More Heroes 3 but at the moment he's working on a PS4 game.

The only really appealing thing to me now is Wind Waker HD as the original is my favorite game. Is nice to finally have Nintendo IPs in HD but otherwise it's not as great as the Wii sounded when first released with revolutionary motion controls. That with lack of third party support and barely any VC games it just doesn't seem like it's necessary. Even so, the others impress me even less with barely any promising first party titles and things like kinect. Overall I don't like where gaming is headed.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:55 AM

I honestly don't understand the love for the Wii U or even Nintendo in general.

 

Most AAA titles don't come to it

Same IP's since the first NES

Last gen hardware


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Posted 30 April 2014 - 04:57 AM

Zelda U announcement at E3. It's coming, and Sony and MS should prepare to receive a rape. Zelda U will skyrocket sales.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 06:10 AM

The new Mario Kart should be your motivation.

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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:34 PM Edited by Boxman108, 30 April 2014 - 01:35 PM.

 

I honestly don't understand the love for the Wii U or even Nintendo in general.
 
Most AAA titles don't come to it
Same IP's since the first NES
Last gen hardware

 

Nintendo's IPs are the AAA titles. I'd take them any day over truly milked stuff like CoD or Assassin's Creed.
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Posted 30 April 2014 - 01:48 PM

Zelda U announcement at E3. It's coming, and Sony and MS should prepare to receive a rape. Zelda U will skyrocket sales.

Nintendo isn't going to E3 they're having their own thing on June 10th. Zelda U is the game i'm waiting for before I buy one unless they announce a new Diddy Kong Racing that releases before Zelda, other than that there isn't any other game that would make me want a wii u right now.


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Posted 01 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

I've been thinking of getting the Wii U, but the fact there is barely any third party support really puts me off.


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Posted 02 May 2014 - 09:36 AM

The new SSB and Mario Kart 8 will improve the U's sales. And probably even more when the next Zelda will come out.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:55 AM

the lack of mario party is saddening


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:58 AM

the lack of mario party is saddening

 

Mario Party 8 was wack though :/

 

(Not sure if Mario Party 8 is the most recent one)


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:05 AM

 

the lack of mario party is saddening

 

Mario Party 8 was wack though :/

 

(Not sure if Mario Party 8 is the most recent one)

 

i think theres 10 mario parties lol

9 console ones, and one on DS, which was actually amazingly great


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:56 AM

I might just have to with this new bundle http://www.ign.com/a...r-north-america

 

A copy of Mario Kart 8, a red racing wheel, and a Wii Remote Plus, the package will be available on May 30 for a cost of $330.

 

Additionally, anyone who registers a copy of Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo before July 31, 2014 can redeem one free Wii U game from a selection of four. Nintendo is offering a digital copy of Pikmin 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, or Wii Party U to Mario Kart 8 owners.





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