Xenoblade on the Wii U

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#1 Posted by Keyoke (14 posts) -

Hi,

Rather new to the Wii U, and Nintendo. I have a copy of Xenoblade, and I want to get it to work on the Wii U. But, I can't. I'm under the impression that I need a different controller. If so, which one(s), and if it's the classic controller, do it just plug into the Wii U?

Thanks. A little lost on this one. :)

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#2 Edited by evanbower (1247 posts) -

@keyoke: So first off, incase you aren't there already, you need to put your Wii U into "Wii Mode," an option you'll see on the main Wii U menu. You can't play the game with the Wii U gamepad (that goes for all original Wii Games.) You can play it with a Wii Remote and Nunchuk, or a Classic Controller which plugs into the Wii Remote. Both work fine, but I'd recommend the Classic Controller if you've got one.

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#3 Posted by Keyoke (14 posts) -

@evanbower: Thanks. I'm under the impression that I need the Wii Classic Controller Pro, and the Wii Remote. I put a link on the wii Remote that I need to get? I also have The Last Story on it's way, so, I want to get set up so I can lose myself into some JRPG's. :) Thanks again for your help.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/nintendo-wii-nintendo-wii-u-remote-plus-black-nintendo/10227199.aspx?path=abbaac20c9f222f80fae98c08baffd5ben02

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#4 Posted by spiceninja (3239 posts) -

@keyoke: That's the right Wii Remote. Get that and a Classic Controller Pro and you should be all set. If you plan on playing any other Wii games I'd suggest also getting a nunchuk since not all Wii games support the Classic Controller.

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#5 Posted by Keyoke (14 posts) -

Thanks so much Plasma, and Evan. I will grab that stuff ASAP. I've wanted to play Xenoblade for sometime. So few JRPG's out there, and I just recently became a fan of them.

Thanks again!

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#6 Edited by rpwll (105 posts) -

@keyoke: Also make sure you get a sensor bar if you got the Wii U Basic pack since that doesn't include one. You'll need it to navigate the Wii menus at least.

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#7 Posted by evanbower (1247 posts) -

@rpwll said:

@keyoke: Also make sure you get a sensor bar if you got the Wii U Basic pack since that doesn't include one. You'll need it to navigate the Wii menus at least.

Just to clarify, the Wii U basic absolutely does come with a sensor bar.

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#8 Posted by Keyoke (14 posts) -

I have the Wii U deluxe, so, it's all good. :)

Looking forward to playing this game. Assuming it's good? :) Any other JRPG's that are recommended?

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#9 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2167 posts) -

It's nice to see some conversation about the Wii U on here. I'm really enjoying mine, but most on these forums have their feet planted in the ground against it. I really love the "living room" functionality of the Gamepad, having a second screen is very convenient when others are occupying the television.

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#10 Edited by rpwll (105 posts) -

@evanbower: The US is the only region which includes a sensor bar in its basic set. Check out the list of SKUs on the Wii U page to see for yourself. In Japan they don't even include a sensor bar in the premium set.

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#11 Posted by Bishna (339 posts) -

I am an American, therefore I stopped reading at

@rpwll said:

@evanbower: The US is the only region...

I must say I agree.

Also, have fun with Xenoblade OP, its really, really good.

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#12 Posted by Apathylad (3234 posts) -

@keyoke said:

I have the Wii U deluxe, so, it's all good. :)

Looking forward to playing this game. Assuming it's good? :) Any other JRPG's that are recommended?

For Wii? Some people liked The Last Story and Fragile Dreams, but I didn't care for either of those. There's also a Fire Emblem, Muramasa, and Sakura Wars.

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#13 Posted by evanbower (1247 posts) -

@rpwll said:

@evanbower: The US is the only region which includes a sensor bar in its basic set. Check out the list of SKUs on the Wii U page to see for yourself. In Japan they don't even include a sensor bar in the premium set.

Not sure why you'd assume the OP is not North American.

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#14 Posted by Keyoke (14 posts) -

Doesn't really matter if it's a Wii game. I have a few on my radar at the moment. Ni No Kuni, Folklore, and Valkyria Chronicles. All for the PS3 oddly enough. And, while not alot of folks seem to like, but, I did enjoy FF XIII immensely. It was the game that kind of opened my eyes to JRPG's.

Keyoke

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