Are U excited about the Wii U

#1 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
#2 Posted by Three0neFive (2285 posts) -

Not really.
 
I'm still not dismissing it entirely, but I don't see a reason to get it over the PSV.

#3 Edited by Twitchey (865 posts) -

Although I refused to buy a Wii because it felt like a Gamecube with a gimmick.
I am excited about the Wii U because I loved Mario and the Wii U can play HD games like Metro, Assassin's Creed. and Dirt.
 
Add on: Turns out the Wii U can run 1080p..... Wait whaaa?

#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Does having this extra screen mean I still have to get the boomerang in the deku tree themed dungeon of the new Zelda?

#5 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

I don't know, I'm kind of interested, but at this point if I get anything it'll be vita, the start saving for PS4.

#6 Edited by Grumbel (910 posts) -

WiiU is weird. There is sure some potential in having a second screen (even so I consider it rather tiny), but it seems such a waste to have a such a big screen on the controller. I much preferred it the way Sony did it with the PSP and PS3 remote play, where the PSP was actually a fully functional handheld on its own, instead of just a controller. Funny how Nintendo is essentially just copying Sony this time around (ok, not quite Nintendo's GBA/Gamecube link was already similar, but didn't allow streaming).
 
Another thing: I am rather disappointed that they seem to just recycle the Wiimote for the WiiU instead of providing the next generation of motion controllers, thus still no second analog stick :( on Wiimote. Thus motion gaming will stay into the casual realm for at least the next five years and dual analog is the way to go.

#7 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

At last we can welcome Nintendo to the current hardware generation?  It's nice to see they're at least embracing third-party support again but so far there's nothing to push the WiiU over the edge of 'At least they're even now', the iPad controller doesn't do anything for me (I was a big supported of the GBA<->GC cable but support was dropped SO quickly), and it looks pretty uncomfortable and expensive. Swing and a miss for Nintendo.

#8 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Sure, I've enjoyed all my Nintendo home consoles. I'll probably get it day one just like I did for the Wii.

#9 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I don't need another platform to play games available on other platforms. 
 
I have a 360 and PS3 for that.

#10 Posted by Creamypies (4044 posts) -

The name of this thread made me sigh... pretty heavily. Congratulations.

As for being excited about the Wii U, I absolutely am! It looks really inventive, but also appealing to a person who plays predominantly core games.

#11 Posted by spankingaddict (2655 posts) -

Sure, I'm excited about the possibility's ,at least...

#12 Posted by AlisterCat (5470 posts) -

Is the Nintendo conference thread not good enough? Is that no longer the place? We don't need so many Wii U threads.

#13 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5135 posts) -

It looks like a neat device but they showed to many peripherals with it which really turned me off.

#14 Posted by President_Barackbar (3416 posts) -

No. Because of my general dislike of Nintendo, there is nothing appealing about it to me. I think the 3rd party games push is going to end up failing mainly because anyone who cares enough about all the games they're going to be bringing to the new Wii already owns another machine that can play those games. Its really strange to me that a company who normally sells consoles on the success of their first party games decided to tout irrelevant 3rd party support.

#15 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11423 posts) -

Is 3rd party support going to peter out HARD when the next generation of consoles drops and devs can no longer just port the Xbox 360 version? Probably. Are the 1st party titles going to be more updated versions of games we played on the N64? Probably. Is the technology going to be used well by anyone other than Nintendo? Probably not. I'm still willing to keep an open mind, mostly because the thing is more than a year away at this point and all they're showing is proof-of-concept stuff anyways, but I'm far more cynical than I was when the wii was announced. Mostly because I was like 12.

#16 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3719 posts) -

@President_Barackbar said:

No. Because of my general dislike of Nintendo, there is nothing appealing about it to me. I think the 3rd party games push is going to end up failing mainly because anyone who cares enough about all the games they're going to be bringing to the new Wii already owns another machine that can play those games. Its really strange to me that a company who normally sells consoles on the success of their first party games decided to tout irrelevant 3rd party support.

They are trying (and likely failing) to boost 3rd party interest so that it's not just a Nintendo player this time around. Like they've tried and failed every generation since the SNES. That's kind of what they get for shitting all over developers and ignoring their wishes for 10-15 years.

#17 Posted by onarum (1994 posts) -

I'm waiting till next E3 to decide, though what they showed did seem rather innovative, the uses for the controller screen are very interesting, but so did the Wiimote when they first announced it so....

#18 Posted by captain_clayman (3318 posts) -

no.  i'm done with mario and zelda over and over, i'm ESPECIALLY done if that's the piece of shit controller i'm gonna be playing it on. 
they didnt even announce a price which probably means its gonna be expensive as hell. 
 
plus, the wii u (WEEEYOUUUU) is the worst name imaginable.  it seems like when nintendo makes new consoles they just add a new letter onto it. 
 
nes -----> snes 
gameboy -------> gameboy color -------> gameboy advance (honestly those are the only good names, gameboy is still a good name)  
ds ------> 3ds 
wii ------> wii u. 
 
WEEEYOUUUU WEEEYOUUUU it just sounds STUPID. like if you dont put a huge emphasis on the space in between wii and u, it just sounds like weeyou.  it reminds me of that show caillou. 
  
P.S. sorry for the poor grammar and lack of capitalization, i'm in rabid frothing fanboy mode right now.

#19 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

Dude, I'm so excited I just ate a fucking door knob! 
 
 
Seriously, though. I'm sort of indifferent.

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