#1 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

Got one for $150 on sale, looking to pick up a game on it. What would you recommend?

#2 Posted by RavenX302 (270 posts) -

yes, Monster Hunter.

thats it....that's all I got....

Oh yeah!....No...no never mind. Well...Lego City is alright....actually I really enjoyed my time with it, but FUuuuuuuuuuuuckkk those loooooad times!

#3 Posted by MuttersomeTaxicab (681 posts) -

Depends on your tastes, but I'm actually digging ZombiU a fair bit.

#4 Posted by Haziqonfire (227 posts) -

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's hours of gameplay if you really get into it. You can play most of it single player, but the multiplayer is where it really shines.

New Super Mario Bros. U. Despite coming out so closely to New Super Mario Bros. 2, it's a lot better. Honestly. I was hesitant to get it because I got the 3DS title when it came out, but New Super Mario Bros. U has the best level design in 2D Mario since Super Mario World, IMO. Plus, the DLC came out yesterday (New Super Luigi U), which takes all the existing courses and alters them to make them more challenging, plus playing as Luigi is completely different than Mario (you wouldn't think it makes a big difference, but it does).

Nintendo Land is a good game too, if you're planning on getting the Deluxe make sure you play it for a bit. It's actually pretty fun, especially if you're into Nintendo's catalogue of titles.

Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed is a really great kart racer. I managed to pick it up on sale for $19.99 and I don't regret it one bit. It's a really good rival to Mario Kart IMO. It has a lot more modes than Mario Kart typically offers and the fact that each lap changes up what you race in (Kart, Aircraft, Watercraft) makes each race feel fresh.

ZombiU is a pretty good horror title but definitely not for everyone. I owned it but sold it quickly because it legitimately made me unease playing and I couldn't get through it.

If you're interested in downloadable titles on the eShop, Toki Tori 2 is really good too. It's one of the best Puzzle games I've played lately and it constantly makes you want to explore (kind of like Metroid). Each stage has multiple paths so if you're into completing games 100%, you'll come back for more.

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14433 posts) -

Where is this $150 sale? The only games that looked good on it were Lego City and Lego City. Seeing the terrible load times however turned me off of it. I also heard Monster Hunter is good if you like those games.

#6 Posted by WileyS (103 posts) -

Pikmin 3 is out soon. Hoping that will help justify my purchase.

#7 Posted by hollitz (1683 posts) -

Zombi U is the only current thing out that I'd play.

Bayonetta 2 looks AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHMAZING. If I had the system, that would be a day one for me.

#8 Posted by DarthOrange (3920 posts) -

I've mostly been using it to catch up on Wii games I missed. Metroid Other M isn't as bad as people say, and Kirby's Epic Yarn is cool too.

#9 Edited by xXxLYNCHxXx (162 posts) -

I thought ZombiU was pretty good... That's all I have played on mine though, so take it with a grain of salt...

#10 Posted by TechnoSyndrome (972 posts) -

Where the hell did you get a Wii U for $150? I'd totally buy one for that price.

I dunno about disc games, but on the Virtual Console there's this game called Super Metroid that's pretty cool...

#11 Edited by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

Where is this $150 sale? The only games that looked good on it were Lego City and Lego City. Seeing the terrible load times however turned me off of it. I also heard Monster Hunter is good if you like those games.

A major retailer in my country decided to stop stocking Wii U's. They sold out pretty fast, lucky I reserved one. It comes out to be about $115USD including tax, so I think I got a pretty decent deal, it's a pretty cool bit of tech, the tablet screen is pretty great, so I don't have buyers remorse at all. Been digging the Rayman Legends Challenges app but the full game is coming out on other systems anyway, I actually can't believe that there is no Wii Sports U on it or announced, doesn't Nintendo realize that was the game that made the Wii so popular?

#12 Posted by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. It's hours of gameplay if you really get into it. You can play most of it single player, but the multiplayer is where it really shines.

New Super Mario Bros. U. Despite coming out so closely to New Super Mario Bros. 2, it's a lot better. Honestly. I was hesitant to get it because I got the 3DS title when it came out, but New Super Mario Bros. U has the best level design in 2D Mario since Super Mario World, IMO. Plus, the DLC came out yesterday (New Super Luigi U), which takes all the existing courses and alters them to make them more challenging, plus playing as Luigi is completely different than Mario (you wouldn't think it makes a big difference, but it does).

Nintendo Land is a good game too, if you're planning on getting the Deluxe make sure you play it for a bit. It's actually pretty fun, especially if you're into Nintendo's catalogue of titles.

Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed is a really great kart racer. I managed to pick it up on sale for $19.99 and I don't regret it one bit. It's a really good rival to Mario Kart IMO. It has a lot more modes than Mario Kart typically offers and the fact that each lap changes up what you race in (Kart, Aircraft, Watercraft) makes each race feel fresh.

ZombiU is a pretty good horror title but definitely not for everyone. I owned it but sold it quickly because it legitimately made me unease playing and I couldn't get through it.

If you're interested in downloadable titles on the eShop, Toki Tori 2 is really good too. It's one of the best Puzzle games I've played lately and it constantly makes you want to explore (kind of like Metroid). Each stage has multiple paths so if you're into completing games 100%, you'll come back for more.

I got the basic Wii U bundle, the black one was 200, I might pick up Nintendo Land it seems to be the game to show off the Wii U capability. Any decent JRPG's for the Wii U, or even on the Wii since I missed that system.

#13 Edited by TehPickle (554 posts) -

I agree with Monster Hunter - that's the reason I bought my WiiU. Other than that, ZombieU, Resi Evil Revelations and NSMB are all pretty good.

It's a shame you only just bought it, they've been practically giving away some virtual console stuff over the last few months.

#14 Edited by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@tehpickle said:

I agree with Monster Hunter - that's the reason I bought my WiiU. Other than that, ZombieU, Resi Evil Revelations and NSMB are all pretty good.

It's a shame you only just bought it, they've been practically giving away some virtual console stuff over the last few months.

Yeah Monster Hunter doesn't really appeal to me, played it on the PSP in the past. Might just catch up on the Wii catalogue. Virtual console is really lacking in my territory, was looking to get FFVI on SNES but there is only like 10 SNES games on there.

What Mario Galaxy is the better out of the 2?

Zelda Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword?

Anyone got a cool JRPG recommendation on the Wii?

#15 Posted by Ares42 (2814 posts) -

As others have said, Monster Hunter. Bought my Wii U just for that game and don't regret it =)

#16 Posted by crusader8463 (14433 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard: Wow you got really lucky considering it's like $350-$400. I refuse to buy one at that price given how little there is worth playing on it, but for $150 I would have picked one up. The Wii U sports you are looking for is that Nintendo Land amusement park thing they released bundled with a few of the editions. It's more of a mini game collection, but it's their pack in equivalent to the Wii Sports that came in the original Wii.

If you are looking for Wii games, take a look at the Wii section of my Backlog. I have yet to play them so I can't speak for how good they are, but I spent several hours last year doing research on all the Wii games that were out at the time and those were the ones I ended up buying. I plugged in my Wii and never got around to playing anything on it, but the trailers for the games looked neat at least. A couple JRPG's are on there I believe.

#17 Edited by TehPickle (554 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard: Both Galaxy games are totally great. Pick either and you can't go far wrong.

I haven't actually played Skyward Sword (I'd gone cold on Wii by that point) so I can't say for certain between the two. Twilight Princess isn't a bad game, but I found it to be a slightly underwhelming Zelda game.

Shame you dont like Monster Hunter really. I took a punt on it (having never played or really looked into the previous games) and had a blast for at least 150 hours. It's got a slow start, but the multiplayer mode can be a lot of fun.

#18 Edited by CommanderGermanShepard (303 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard: Both Galaxy games are totally great. Pick either and you can't go far wrong.

I haven't actually played Skyward Sword (I'd gone cold on Wii by that point) so I can't say for certain between the two. Twilight Princess isn't a bad game, but I found it to be a slightly underwhelming Zelda game.

Shame you dont like Monster Hunter really. I took a punt on it (having never played or really looked into the previous games) and had a blast for at least 150 hours. It's got a slow start, but the multiplayer mode can be a lot of fun.

Well it will be my first Zelda game ever, never owned a Nintendo console before.

#19 Posted by vinone (141 posts) -

Lego City is a fun game.

#20 Posted by TehPickle (554 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard: Gosh! Honestly though, I dont reckon that either of the Wii Zelda games make for a good first Zelda game.

Handily enough, Wind Waker HD is coming in the not too distant future. I would absolutely recommend that. I totally adored the GameCube version. In spite of some of it's failings. It's probably my personal favourite Zelda game. I just found it incredibly, incredibly special.

#21 Posted by jeffrud (424 posts) -

Anyone got a cool JRPG recommendation on the Wii?

The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles (aftermarket inflation on this one is steep, but worth it around $100), maybe Pandora's Tower, and...umm...Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, but it is a major step down from its predecessor. The good news is you'll have a new Monolithsoft game at some point, and that SMT/Fire Emblem hybrid in the future as well.

#22 Posted by spankingaddict (2745 posts) -

I guess this is a good place to ask . Is an 8gb wii U enough space if I don't plan on buying any digital games ? Because I wouldn't mind saving $60 bucks , and I want one because of the Pikmin 3 .

#23 Posted by Dalai (7090 posts) -

I guess this is a good place to ask . Is an 8gb wii U enough space if I don't plan on buying any digital games ? Because I wouldn't mind saving $60 bucks , and I want one because of the Pikmin 3 .

If you don't take advantage of the eShop, probably. Worst case scenario, you can connect an external HDD to the Wii U.

#24 Posted by Tireyo (6451 posts) -

New Super Luigi U came out as add-on content to New Super Mario Bros. U that is worth trying out.

#25 Posted by spankingaddict (2745 posts) -

New Super Luigi U came out as add-on content to New Super Mario Bros. U that is worth trying out.

How much space does that take up ?

#26 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@jeffrud said:

@commandergermanshepard said:

Anyone got a cool JRPG recommendation on the Wii?

The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles (aftermarket inflation on this one is steep, but worth it around $100), maybe Pandora's Tower, and...umm...Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, but it is a major step down from its predecessor. The good news is you'll have a new Monolithsoft game at some point, and that SMT/Fire Emblem hybrid in the future as well.

Pandora's Tower is less an RPG and more of an action-adventure.

#27 Edited by madmidknight (23 posts) -

NSMBU

SLU

Both are awesome.

#28 Posted by Haziqonfire (227 posts) -

@commandergermanshepard said:

I got the basic Wii U bundle, the black one was 200, I might pick up Nintendo Land it seems to be the game to show off the Wii U capability. Any decent JRPG's for the Wii U, or even on the Wii since I missed that system.

Xenoblade Chronicles if you're able to find it. It's definitely the best on the console, might even be the best on consoles in general. The developers (Monolith Soft) are making a new JRPG that's similar on the Wii U simply titled as "X" for now. It looks to be very similar to Xenoblade Chronicles, but they haven't really said much about the game.