What would get you to buy a Wii U?
I bought one for Pikmin and the Zelda: WW remake. But I'm now regretting it after playing through those because I'm bored. I played W101 and SMB3DW and didn't feel a spark. I played through all of DKC Returns on Wii, but DKC Tropical Freeze was nearly the same game. If they want me to keep it past the summer, then they need to quit making the same game over and over. They need to put some new life into F-Zero, Metroid, Star Fox, and give Zelda an updated look with some sort of major innovation.
If they don't at least say they are working on some refreshing content in a couple weeks, my Wii U may be saying goodbye. I'm tired of more Mario and sequels to games that play the same.
In a bizarre wrestling heel turn moment, Reggie comes out on stage at E3 2014 in a Nintendo shirt then rips it off to reveal a Sega shirt underneath. Wii U becomes Dreamcast 2.
Other than Konami remembering that Suikoden exists and immediately shooting themselves in the foot by making it a Wii U exclusive, that's pretty much what it'll take for me to buy one at this point.
I got one last Christmas for $225. (This is Canadian btw) It was the Wind Waker bundle, and they dropped the price to $250 at Wal-Mart, and then I went to Toys 'R Us to price match, where they gave me an additional %10 off because of the price match guarantee they had during Christmas. So that's around the price which would (and did) push me over to buy a Wii U.
-Their first party games need to come down in price after a couple of years (which they don´t do at all around here)
-Some good Nintendo first party games
-A good showing at E3 with a new Zelda game
I know that this console will probably not last a lot longer, but honestly 10 good games should be enough to warrant a purchase- and I don´t think it has 10 good ones at the moment.
Enough games that I want to play that I can't play anywhere else. That's the only reason I ever buy a console. Usually the amount is at least 4 games for an older, portable system to 6-8 games for a newer system.
Right now the Wii-U has... zero. I can't think of a single game, unfortunately.
I feel like at this stage, if I'm to buy a new console, it needs to be different from just a PC. Increased power only goes so far, especially if most of your games are ending up on PC as well. I love that Nintendo are still trying to make interesting hardware after the Wii but, unfortunately, they still have yet to figure out how to dedicate to making games for that specific hardware. I hope they try to make good on this and don't pull a Kinect, though seeing that most of their most interesting games right now are pretty safe sequels to well-established franchises... I think I'll hold my breath.
The 3DS has got me though. Tomodachi Life feels like it'll be a good slice of the weird-ass Nintendo that brought Animal Crossing out of nowhere (before it became a regular, less new thing). Hopefully, they can do something similar for the Wii U.
I own one and i really enjoy it. There are a lot of games to enjoy there actually and Miiverse is great as well. As a second console to a PS3/4 360/One or a PC, it´s pretty much perfect because it really adds something else to your usual stuff. The VC is great too, especially the GBA games that just have released on it, I hope the system will pick up some steam at some point. It actually deservs it.
I'm actually debating whether or not I want to purchase a Wii U right now. There are several games I'd like to play, namely Mario and also a few "past gen" games such as Splinter Cell: Blacklist etc. that I have nothing to play on now that my PS3 has finally croaked. I've got a PS4 right now but would enjoy a little more variety in my games. I'm sure when Smash Bros comes out I'll purchase one immediately. I'm going to wait until after E3 to see if there is a price drop although I seriously doubt they will. It's also been years since I've owned a Nintendo system besides the 3DS and I'm interested in some of the eShop Virtual Console titles I never got the chance to play back in the day. I'll probably end up cracking and getting one.....
Nothing. I don't have any next gen consoles yet because they don't have any worthy exclusives.
And another nail in the coffin is that Persona 5 will be on last gen. I litterally have no reason to upgrade lol (pretty much the only game that could've persuaded me to get a new console)
The same type of thing that got me to buy a PS3 back in the day. Demon's Souls was a game that came out of left-field. Doing fascinating new things with online multiplayer. Hitting that *Dark Fantasy* niche I'm totally into. Something that is like what Demon's Souls was to me back then, that'd be a sure-fire way to at the very least grab my attention. Right now though, that game is Project Beast.
I've been pondering buying a 3DS, because what I've read about Fire Emblem entices me. I loved the Fire Emblem games in the past, and I'd enjoy to play its latest iteration. I guess enough games that are attractive to me like this, eventually I'd cave and buy a WiiU.
Nintendo franchises-wise, Zelda and Metroid and Fire Emblem have the potential to hold some sway over me - it's just got to be the right game. A brutal Dark Fantasy Zelda with unforgiving, yet fair combat? Panty-dropper!
P.S. I voted for a price drop, in combination with more mature games, and a killer app. Yep, it'd take like the perfect storm of unlikely things to happen, for me to even consider a WiiU purchase anytime soon.
Games which are not thinly veiled remakes of games I have already played.
That's like.. 100% of the video game market right now.
So, to get me to buy a vastly inferior console in terms of developer support and specifications, I need something different than what I can get from Nintendo's competitors and/or that I have already experienced. I guess this comes down to the fact I have little affinity for most of Nintendo's back catalog, so the current games Nintendo make are just not for me.
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