How do you feel about the Wii U? or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Too Many Poll Options

#1 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (855 posts) -

#2 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (855 posts) -

So I've been considering getting a Wii U for some time and with the latest Nintendo Direct I'm just curious how the Giant Bomb community currently feels about the Wii U.

#3 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (866 posts) -

I think this poll should be closed and you should make a more sensible one with less options, that in turn will promote relevant discussion.

#4 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (855 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson said:

I think this poll should be closed and you should make a more sensible one with less options, that in turn will promote relevant discussion.

I don't believe in sensibility. Or ghosts.

#5 Posted by Sterling (3369 posts) -

Boom boom acka lacka lacka boom

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#6 Posted by Shaunage (796 posts) -

I was just starting to get angry about owning one and then Nintendo announced a bunch of kind of exciting games.

#7 Posted by Vexxan (4625 posts) -

I will buy one eventually when Wind Waker HD is out, hopefully some of those brand new games are released around that time as well.

#8 Posted by Rave (403 posts) -

I'm really enjoying it, I have went back to the wii library playing games I missed since there isn't alot out for the wiiu yet.

The new announcements have me pumped.

#9 Posted by Shaanyboi (1442 posts) -

It's cool. The recent Nintendo Direct gave it a brighter outlook for the future.

It definitely has problems with functionality etc., but all in all, it's okay. Whatever, it's the thing I bought to play Nintendo's games and the occasional weird third party experiment, and it's filled that hole pretty well.

#10 Posted by DeF (5229 posts) -


I'm pretty happy with it. It's got some growing pains that need to be ironed out but at this point in its life, that's nothing to be too worried about. Off-TV Play and Miiverse support are things I want in as many games as possible. They're both purely made of awesome! It will be very very hard for me to decide between sharper visuals and those platform specific features when it comes to multiplatform games landing on Wii U and PC.

#11 Edited by MoonlightMoth (531 posts) -

I'll likely get a Wii U once it's somewhat cheaper, and when the number of games I really want on it reach some vague critical mass.

#12 Posted by Lavapotamus (203 posts) -

When I'm dealing with the console itself, I get irritated. Those menu load times are agonizing, Miiverse and the friends list need to be one app, I can't turn off the gamepad while downloading anything, and I can't play VC games on just the gamepad yet.

When I'm playing a game, though, I love it. I see the Wii U as a giant DS for my home, and I fucking loved the DS. I like the idea of giving developers a sandbox of input options and seeing what they do with it all. Of course, it helps that the traditional games I have are still great, too. I guess I see the system as a slow burn, like the Wii was for me. I don't buy Nintendo systems to serve as my only console anymore, but I do buy them because I think there's enough exclusive experiences on each that I don't want to miss.

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