Forums

Topic: Advice for a Nintendo newcomer

Posts 1 to 10 of 10

vimar

Hi everyone,
I am looking for my first Nintendo console since the NES and I would like your advice. I am not a hardcore gamer and already own a PS3 with a diverse collection. I play short sessions (30-60mins) and enjoy local multiplayer a lot (2 or 4 people). In fact, I hope the Nintendo will fill the need me and my girlfriend have for such games after finishing Rayman Origins and Legends.

As this is going to be used as a complement to the PS3 for fun platformers, sports and party games I was looking at the original Wii with 2-4 Wiimotes + nunchuks (1. Is the Plus version needed? 2. Are most games that use nunchuks mainly for 1, 2 or more players?). I will buy the console used and the Wii with such a set of controllers is £100 cheaper than a Wii U with only 1 Wii U controller.
Are the Wii U exclusives worth the price difference or should I just get the original? Any advice is appreciated.

Thanks a lot!

vimar

Haru17

Games that use the nunchuck are almost exclusively single player, which I'd argue the original Wii has a lot better than the Wii U.

In terms of party games, most seem to like the Wii U's Smash Bros. and Mario Kart more than their Wii iterations. There are also a couple more party games on Wii U, such as Nintendoland and Super Mario 3D World. The Wii U has modern indie games (many of which are local multiplayer), while the Wii has a lot more support from third party developers (more ambitious games, pretty hit-or-miss).

And I'm not sure the Wii U has any sports games outside of Wii Sports 2, while the original Wii has a fair bit.

Don't hate me because I'm bnahabulous.

Octane

@vimar Wii Motion Plus was released in 2009 (an add-on for the original Wii Remotes) and in 2010 they introduced the Wii Remote Plus (Wii Remotes that already have the Plus tech build in). Some games that are released after 2009 may require the Plus tech, not all of them, but some do. Every game has a list of compatible controller on the back. I believe that any remotes you buy new are Plus remotes, and I think that the Wii U also requires them for some multiplayer games.

Wii or Wii U? To me it's always been a question of quantity vs quality. The Wii has a lot more games (all of them are also playable on the Wii U), but a lot of games are considered ''shovelware'', and they lack any quality whatsoever. The Wii U has more quality multiplayer games, as most of Nintendo's own games tend to support multiplayer of some sort. And like Haru17 mentioned, the general notion is that the Wii U version of games like Mario Kart and Smash are often favoured over the the Wii versions. The only problem is that the Wii U itself doesn't have the vast library that the Wii has (although you have access to a lot of good small downloadable titles on the Wii U; Plus the fact that it plays all the Wii games too). Is the extra money worth the few but good games that are exclusive to the Wii U? That's up to you.

Octane

vimar

Thank you both for your input! I guess I am leaning towards a Wii U. In fact, I am negotiating one right one on a great price, but the seller says: "The console was bought second hand and has a Nintendo account on it, so you cannot play online"
Is that plausible or is he mistaken/lying? Couldn't I just delete the old account (factory reset the console maybe?)?

vimar

Samurai_Goroh

To my knowledge, you can delete it and create a new account without any issues. The seller's claim does not add up.

Samurai_Goroh

Haru17

Yeah, that doesn't sound right. I don't own a Wii U myself, but I can't imagine that guy knows what he's talking about. Of course you'd be able to create a new account...

Don't hate me because I'm bnahabulous.

Octane

@vimar I'm pretty sure online play has nothing to do with the account, and if I'm not mistaken, you can easily wipe the system and create a new account. I believe there's several ways to do it even. I've never done it myself, as I bought the system new, but from what I've read online, it's definitely possible to create a new account and all. I don't think the guy knows what he's talking about.

Octane

mjharper

Complete horse doodoo. Just create a new Nintendo Network account, register it on the system, and you're off. Technically, you wouldn't even need to delete the old account or wipe the system, though you'd probably want to. (Makes me wonder if something else is wrong with the system, and that's why it won't get online.)

I'd be more worried about the state of the system and particularly the Gamepad (which is semi-fragile and expensive to send to NIntendo for a fix - $100+ at least). If you do decide to buy from this seller, be sure to test it out first. It would be a bummer to get the system home, fire it up, create an account, and realize the left control stick needs to be replaced, or the touch pad doesn't register touches properly, etc.

mjharper

Switch Friend Code: SW-1710-0829-4896 | Nintendo Network ID: mjharper

blaisedinsd

He might be trying to sell you a banned console.....

SW-7087-5868-6390

gcunit

@vimar What sort of negotiation are you in? Can you get physical access to the unit before you buy? I.e. is it local to you?

If you can't try before you buy then I wouldn't advise buying a used console in a private deal unless at a massive discount. Use eBay or similar. eBay offers pretty good buyer protection and if the item doesn't meet the description on the listing then you get your money back.

Look for a Wii bundle on eBay. Bide your time and you should find one with a bunch of controllers thrown in. That will get you started while you continue to monitor eBay for a Wii U when you're ready for one. I got an almost new Wii U with Mario Kart 8, Splatoon and Minecraft installed for a steal last year.

The Wii has a great range of titles to explore, but the HD of Wii U is irresistible for titles like Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8 - two essential multiplayer games.

Edited on by gcunit

What better way to celebrate than firing something out of the pipe?

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

My Nintendo: gcunit | Nintendo Network ID: gcunit

Top

  • Pages:
  • 1

Please login or sign up to reply to this topic