That Wind Waker WiiU looks pretty cool and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game. I was wondering if anyone else plans on getting one.
Eventually, but a HD remake of the Zelda game least needing a HD remake (also a game I already own) does not exactly scream "System Seller", even for the reduced price.
I still theoretically want to purchase a PS3 somewhere down the road so I can pick up a couple exclusives that I've missed, so that takes priority over a console that has, at most, a handful of games I find mildly interesting (Monster Hunter, ZombiU).
There's no option for "No, I intend to buy a Wii U, but an HD remake isn't going to push me over the line".
I like The Wind Waker a lot (look at my avatar!), and I look forward to eventually getting a Wii U and playing it again, but I'm not going to spend $300 for it. A strong selection of good, exclusive, original games are what's going to make me get a Wii U. The current selection isn't doing it for me, especially since I've got a wealth of cheap current-gen (including Wii!) games piled up.
As much as I like Nintendo and am sick of the negativity about them, it's pretty sad that their big holiday bundle is an HD remake of a 2003 game.
I do have a distant and theoretical interest in the Wii U, but it would need more games than a new Zelda as well as a hardware revision and further price cut for me to jump on board. My gaming priorities lie with the Xbox One, PS4, a new GPU and the Oculus Rift in that order.
It love to get it if I didn't already have one. I really wished I just waited for this.
Buying a second Wii U is just too far...too far.
I know how you feel. I got a 3DS just for Fire Emblem: Awakening....shortly before Nintendo announced a 3DS just for Fire Emblem: Awakening.
If I did, it would be like when I got my Gamecube with the Zelda Collectors disc. Not nearly as awesome, but you know.
But the answer is a probable no, as apparently it is only available at Gamestop. (Nearest one is an hour away)
Edit: Apparently it will be available at other retailers too. Still probably won't get it though.
Nope. I already played and finished Windwaker on GameCube. It's neiter my favorite, nor is it the direction I want for Zelda. That target trailer Nintendo showed when it announced the Wii U is more like it though. Either way, right now I don't want a Wii U, it has no games I want to play - other than a handful of Wii classic, but I still got tons of PSP classics to play, before I'd consider switching my retro gaming time budget to Wii U.
Between the PS4 and PC, I neither need or want a Wii U. If there is a game that hits my niche so completely, that I just can't live without Wii U anymore, I'll get one. Not sooner, not later. Windwaker HD isn't it. Anyways, the Xbox One would come way before that, for it already has more games I want to play.
Wind Waker might be a really great game, but I still find it kinda sad that the best thing WiiU has going for it is a re-release of an old Gamecube game.
Nintendo, if you want WiiU to succeed then show to me that you care! Fight goddammit. I really don't get Nintendo, it's a game company first and foremost, something that neither Sony or Microsoft is, yet they seem to be the ones that care the least about it.
You really need an option for being interested in a Wii U but not that bundle. It comes with a download code and I don't want 1/3rd of the harddrive taken up by the game. I'm going to get the regular premium bundle and buy a physical copy of Wind Waker HD once it's ~$20.
It does look tempting, especially since I have yet to play Wind Waker. However my time will be taken up by other consoles and handhelds this fall so...
Hey maybe if there's a lull in gaming this winter I might get it. It's things like this that make me wish I had kids so I could just buy it and claim it's for them and won't feel guilty about ignoring the wiiU for months at a time.
In some ways it makes me wish I had held out for this bundle. I've had it from the launch day, and the only thing I've really loved playing on it is Super Mario World. >.>
But then it is a weird gadget, so that pretty much explains why its a really neat pieces regardless of its relevance to gaming.