I play games only for stories most of the time and I love when a good story reaches out to me and moves me. But, I leave it at that. It's an experience you experience once, that's the telling of the story, and then you move on. If you replay it, I'm always afraid of spoiling the initial telling of the story by choosing different outcomes, different fates of characters, etc.
From what I understand, this game is a more polished (albeit slightly polished) version of the same game with a new character and a new location/story. If you enjoyed the first game and felt like you need more, then this will be right up your alley. If you didn't like the first, well, spend your money elsewhere.
I near fucking shat myself in the warden's office. You know the bit I'm talking about.
I played the game with headphones on at the PC while my pregnant wife took a nap. I let out the most girlish scream when this happened and woke her up having to deal with both the wrath of Madame Horomones and the enemies in the game.
I have a decent PC and a pregnant wife who always plops down on the couch watching tv so my decision was made for me before the game ever came out. With that said, I'm sure the console version will be fine. People are saying some textures are muddy but what do you expect with a console that is nearing it's life cycle end. It won't be nearly as pretty on the PC, but that can be said for most games. If your only choice is the console, absolutely don't hesitate to pick it up.
For everyone saying it's worth it, I'd love to hear the reasoning. There are a ton of reasons not to: no games, issues with loading, price, no games...etc. For those enjoying the console, why do you like it so much and think others should pick one up?
I'm hoping it gets a price cut to compete with the next gen consoles. I'd probably pick it up then. But with the next gen consoles probably being around the same price as the WiiU is now (most likely a bit higher) it's hard to warrant the purchase.
Thanks for all the replies. I guess I'll be picking this up on the PC then. I'm just a little below the recommended settings so I should be able to get the best out of that. I need to upgrade my dual nvidia 460's. Everything nowadays is looking for 500 series and up.