My initial gut reaction when they started talking about it last year was that of almost indifference. The console wasn't going to be that much more powerful than current hardware so why should I be interested? Now those feelings are reinforced. I have not read or heard anything to suggest that this new Nintendo console is at best a slightly more powerful 360. I'm struggling to form any kind of excitement for this system. I also think that second screen stuff is a tad bit too gimmicky. I have a really nice HDTV. Why would I want to look away from it during gameplay?
How excited are you now?
I was pretty interested last year after they first showed it. Seemed like Nintendo was getting really serious and I think the controller could potentially add an interesting mechanic into some games.
But their show this year was completely underwhelming and they totally failed to sell the thing. Pikmin was the only real "system seller". Everything else was third party ports of year old games, why would I want to buy a new console for that?
Still as excited as before because I'm smart enough to know that what they've shown is not all they've got. What we saw is what's coming out this holiday and that's it.
- ZombiU looks awesome
- Pikmin 3 looks awesome
- Project P-100 looks awesome
- Rayman Legends looks awesome
- Scribblenauts Unlimited looks pretty cool.
- Lego City Undercover looks promising (lots of polish still needed going by those show floor demos)
- And I know I'll get Darksiders II and Assassin's Creed III on Wii U to see how third party stuff holds up.
- NintendoLand could be cool if they pack it in. If you have to buy it separately, screw that ...
- Game & Wario is also only cool at budget price/eShop game or as a pack-in
That's still more launch games I've cared about than for any other system ever!
Their E3 showing was horrible in terms of messaging and willingness to tease anything that's coming in 2013 but the stuff they did show was all pretty cool!
The bad feedback hopefully makes them realize they can't charge too much for the thing 'cause they still have to win a lot of people over so I'm not worrying about that either.
I keep telling myself I want one the day it's launched, but this E3 was so underwhelming I just don't know anymore. I'm very selfish when it comes to video games and Nintendo seems to be alienating itself from me with every step they take. I'm not writing off the WiiU, but I'm not as excited as I was before E3.
Prior to Nintendo's press conference I was planning on picking up a WiI U at launch, I was really sold on it, but after the press conference...I really, really don't want one. At least not until it's less than $200 and it has a few really solid games I'm interested in.
It is hard to be excited about the wii U. It looks like the world's cheapest tablet (do you really want to use a resistive touch screen tab with a 3 hr battery?) with old graphics (really, not even 1080P+AA on a 2d platformer).
I'm sure I'll buy one eventually, but I would have preffered they just release all of those games on 360. And it is hard to understand why a HD Wii was not released 1.5-2 years ago.
My excitement is at zero. It may have been a little higher if they announced either a new 3d Mario title or a new Zelda title (doesn't have to be a launch game) but they didn't. It would have been at a million if they announced a follow up to donkey kong 64 but they didn't. My excitement is at zero.
Some of the games shown look interesting though they could have found ways to put them on the Wii (and wondering if they will due to so many people owning the Wii over the WiiU) but the console not so much as what they shown still fits in as a better tech demo but not quite sure yet until it's out. Agreed with Jeff (rough paraphrasing here) on what he said about the asynchronous gameplay (where one person is using the WiiU controller & another is watching TV) in one GB E3 video about how having a flat screen simple TV isn't that expensive so if you can buy the Wii or the WiiU, you can probably get another 20"something LCD HD TV.
Not at all. They needed to nail this E3, and they've shown that they still don't get it. Also, to my knowledge, they haven't talked about how they will handle online, which makes me worry that they will fuck it up. They can't afford to keep neglecting online. They're chasing their monster success from the Wii, and I don't think they can make it happen twice. I hope they succeed and prove me wrong, though.
Could not be less excited for it than I am right now. You've got a new Pikmin game, that's great, fan-tastic. But that's it? Sure you've got a New Super Mario Bros., but that's it? I think this sentiment is echoed by a lot of people on the Internet, but I couldn't care less about 3rd party support on the WiiU, especially if that just translates to gimmicky uses for the GamePad controller. I've got an Xbox, I've got a Playstation and I've got a nice gaming PC. I don't need another way to play Assassin's Creed III or Darksiders II.
Show me something new, show me something crazy that I can't get anywhere else, Nintendo. I want to like the WIiU; who doesn't want to see Nintendo make another awesome system? They're Nintendo! They're the grandfathers of games. But I just can't get excited if this is all they've got.
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