Got to try out the Wii U today!

This isn't a full review of the system or anything, because I only really played a 10 min. demo while shopping at Target, but it was enough to get a feel for it and prompt me to put in some first hand thoughts about it here. The system itself was the white model and it looked nice. Nothing fancy, as it's pretty much just a box with rounded corners. It kind of reminds me of a book, and not at all like a game system, which is a bit funny if you think about it. The pad controller was actually very comfortable to me and not at all heavy, it was surprisingly lightweight and I had no trouble playing the demo game they gave you to play. The game demo was the new Rayman, which was fun, and the graphics looked bright and sharp on the HDTV that they had it hooked up to. The only thing that was a little bit of a negative for me from what little I got to do with it was that the game also played on the screen of the controller. I know that this is supposed to be a feature of the system, but in this case it was completely unnecessary. It wasn't like there was a map or it was pointing out secrets or anything on the controller screen, it was the exact same thing that was up on the television. Perhaps it was just set up like that because it was a demo to show an example of how some games can be downloaded to the controller to play, and I seriously hope so, because that's more than a little annoying if you can't shut something like that off. The touch screen interface of the controller was just like the DS/3DS as well, so if you are familiar with that then there's nothing new to get used to. It even had the same stylus that the handhelds come with. I wish that I could say more, and I'm sure others on here have, but like I said, this isn't a real full review of the system, just some thoughts of how it was for me in my first chance to try out the Wii U.

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Posted by Darth Paul

This isn't a full review of the system or anything, because I only really played a 10 min. demo while shopping at Target, but it was enough to get a feel for it and prompt me to put in some first hand thoughts about it here. The system itself was the white model and it looked nice. Nothing fancy, as it's pretty much just a box with rounded corners. It kind of reminds me of a book, and not at all like a game system, which is a bit funny if you think about it. The pad controller was actually very comfortable to me and not at all heavy, it was surprisingly lightweight and I had no trouble playing the demo game they gave you to play. The game demo was the new Rayman, which was fun, and the graphics looked bright and sharp on the HDTV that they had it hooked up to. The only thing that was a little bit of a negative for me from what little I got to do with it was that the game also played on the screen of the controller. I know that this is supposed to be a feature of the system, but in this case it was completely unnecessary. It wasn't like there was a map or it was pointing out secrets or anything on the controller screen, it was the exact same thing that was up on the television. Perhaps it was just set up like that because it was a demo to show an example of how some games can be downloaded to the controller to play, and I seriously hope so, because that's more than a little annoying if you can't shut something like that off. The touch screen interface of the controller was just like the DS/3DS as well, so if you are familiar with that then there's nothing new to get used to. It even had the same stylus that the handhelds come with. I wish that I could say more, and I'm sure others on here have, but like I said, this isn't a real full review of the system, just some thoughts of how it was for me in my first chance to try out the Wii U.