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DarkJediMasterX

Hi,

So for a few weeks lately I have been wanting to get a Wii-U REALLY bad. I usually wait a bit to get systems to see how the game line-up is going to be, and the games for the Wii-U have taken longer than I expected which has made me put it off getting it (on top of bills...hate reality some times). Now there are a good amount of games for me to pick from that are released and are going to be released this year. So the game issue is cleared away; but now I want to hear from the community all the pro's and con's. Please don't sugar coat anything. Break it down for me everyone Thank you!

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DefHalan

Yes get it. There are some great games (retail and digital) out now. There are great games coming soon (Mario Kart 8 in May). The trick with the Wii U is the experience, not the features. If you look for games to experience rather than complete, I know you can fins great titles

People keep saying the Xbox One doesn't have Backwards Compatibility.
I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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DarkJediMasterX

DefHalan wrote:

Yes get it. There are some great games (retail and digital) out now. There are great games coming soon (Mario Kart 8 in May). The trick with the Wii U is the experience, not the features. If you look for games to experience rather than complete, I know you can fins great titles

Thank you for replying. I noticed there are a good deal of the retro games that I grew up with on the virtual console and Mario Kart 8 already has my vote! I look for games that have a great experience and play value to them. I mostly play on my Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but I am getting tired of the same stuff and Nintendo always has something new and fresh even if it is a remake.

What could you tell me about the pros and cons about the system and/or features?

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If you like the games, go for it, good games is by far the best reason to buy a game console. IMO, the games aren't quite worth it yet, but it's a matter of whether or not you're looking for a different experience or if you're fine with basically the same kind of games we've played before.

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R_Champ

Pros:
-Lots of fun games...FINALLY (original and familiar, even indie support is pretty good)
-Many underrated titles amongst those fun games (ZombiU and W101 are MUCH better IMO than critics gave them credit for)
-Great control schemes (Love the gamepad? Great! Don't? Still great because the sweet Wii U Pro controller)
-The drawing program is nice (if you like drawing, it's fun to share on Miiverse)
-Backwards compatibly is nice if you missed out on the Wii or don't want to switch between systems
-Off Screen play/tablet remote control is neat (if you choose/need to use it)
-Online is FREE (and pretty reliable I've found)
-The Internet Browser rocks. It's the first browser on a console I've used regularly because it's easy to use, and you can access it from a paused game/Netflix/etc. Without losing progress. Very cool. Sometimes I just go to Youtube and listen to music through my surround sound.

Cons:
-Power (loading times are a little long between menus)
-AAA Third Party support is pretty bad
-Battery life on the gamepad blows (~3 hours...meh)
-The friend system is still pretty meh. Better than Friend Codes, but still needs work. (Doesn't notify you when friends are online)
-Nintendo still hates online play for the most part. There are plenty of amazing games to play online, but I'm waiting for a game like DK or Mario to have an online option. It's looking like "X", Mario Kart 8, and Smash Bros. should help solve this problem though.

Overall, I'd say the Wii U is an extremely underrated system. Everyone is so busy hating on it to actually realize it has a ton of amazing games on it. And even more potential ("X" looks SOOOO much better than any other JRPG announced this gen). If you have the money, are interested in at least five games, and aren't too deterred from the cons I'd say take the plunge. If you do, I hope to see you on Miiverse...just beware of the Smash Bros. board, it's nothing but trolls and flame baiters.

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DarkJediMasterX

R_Champ wrote:

Pros:
-Lots of fun games...FINALLY (original and familiar, even indie support is pretty good)
-Many underrated titles amongst those fun games (ZombiU and W101 are MUCH better IMO than critics gave them credit for)
-Great control schemes (Love the gamepad? Great! Don't? Still great because the sweet Wii U Pro controller)
-The drawing program is nice (if you like drawing, it's fun to share on Miiverse)
-Backwards compatibly is nice if you missed out on the Wii or don't want to switch between systems
-Off Screen play/tablet remote control is neat (if you choose/need to use it)
-Online is FREE (and pretty reliable I've found)
-The Internet Browser rocks. It's the first browser on a console I've used regularly because it's easy to use, and you can access it from a paused game/Netflix/etc. Without losing progress. Very cool. Sometimes I just go to Youtube and listen to music through my surround sound.

Cons:
-Power (loading times are a little long between menus)
-AAA Third Party support is pretty bad
-Battery life on the gamepad blows (~3 hours...meh)
-The friend system is still pretty meh. Better than Friend Codes, but still needs work. (Doesn't notify you when friends are online)
-Nintendo still hates online play for the most part. There are plenty of amazing games to play online, but I'm waiting for a game like DK or Mario to have an online option. It's looking like "X", Mario Kart 8, and Smash Bros. should help solve this problem though.

Overall, I'd say the Wii U is an extremely underrated system. Everyone is so busy hating on it to actually realize it has a ton of amazing games on it. And even more potential ("X" looks SOOOO much better than any other JRPG announced this gen). If you have the money, are interested in at least five games, and aren't too deterred from the cons I'd say take the plunge. If you do, I hope to see you on Miiverse...just beware of the Smash Bros. board, it's nothing but trolls and flame baiters.

Wow! Thank you for this tons of intel. My fiancee wants ZombiU and anything first party when it comes to Nintendo. I really am looking forward to Smash Bros U and Mario Kart 8. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze looks like a lot of fun to. I forgot that it was backwards compatible....which is awesome because then I can pick up some cheap Wii games and still have a blast!

Is colors 3D on the Wii U? I definitely love drawing. How long (duration and distance) can you play off screen? Online is free but the online play isn't up to par like Sony and Microsoft? I'm seriously considering taking the plunge since Nintendo hasn't failed me before.

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Pro: Nintendo games

Con: Next to no 3rd party support

Looking forward to: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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DarkJediMasterX

Bolt_Strike wrote:

If you like the games, go for it, good games is by far the best reason to buy a game console. IMO, the games aren't quite worth it yet, but it's a matter of whether or not you're looking for a different experience or if you're fine with basically the same kind of games we've played before.

I agree good games is a good place to start. That is why I waited and are still waiting because I want there to be a good line up of games before I pick it up and drop 300.00 down.

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Pro: Nintendo games

Con: Next to no 3rd party support

Im okay with no 3rd party support since I can get them on my other consoles. I would be playing most 1st party games anyways

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You can use the GamePad with a chord and never run out of battery. Although DK doesn't have multiplayer online, the leaderboards of the speed runs in Tropical Freeze are an amazing learning tool to actually see the real masters play.

If you like game experiences, Super Mario 3d World (also excellent on local multiplayer!), Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, Lego City: Undercover, Pikmin 3 (also have great local multiplayer modes), Wonderful 101, Zelda Wind Waker and others will never fail if you really get into the games (trying to find all stars/100%/stamps/platinum levels/etc).

Regarding game controllers, Pikmin 3 is best played with a Wiimote+nunchuck and using the GamePad for the navigation. DK:TF and SM3DW is IMO best played with a Pro controller or directly on the GamePad.

Current Top 15: Splatoon, MK8, Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, Terraria for Wii U, Super Mario Maker, Affordable Space Adventures, SM3DW, Yoshi's Woolly World, Twilight Princess:HD, Stealth Inc. 2, LEGO City: Undercover, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Runbow, Bayonetta 1+2

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get a wii u

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DarkJediMasterX

im very much considering it!

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Now would be a good time to catch up on the current Wii U releases, that's for sure. For better or worse.

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skywake

If you look at this trailer

and are thinking "I want that now" then... probably yes

if not then probably no

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Beevdog

You need to think of it this way, there are enough first party Nintendo Wii U titles to keep you busy for the release window of Mario Kart & Super Smash Brothers who will be online and amazing....not forgetting Zelda U!!!!!

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DarkJediMasterX

skywake wrote:

If you look at this trailer

and are thinking "I want that now" then... probably yes

if not then probably no

I WANT!!! Mario Kart is always amazing!

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DarkJediMasterX wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Yes get it. There are some great games (retail and digital) out now. There are great games coming soon (Mario Kart 8 in May). The trick with the Wii U is the experience, not the features. If you look for games to experience rather than complete, I know you can fins great titles

Thank you for replying. I noticed there are a good deal of the retro games that I grew up with on the virtual console and Mario Kart 8 already has my vote! I look for games that have a great experience and play value to them. I mostly play on my Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but I am getting tired of the same stuff and Nintendo always has something new and fresh even if it is a remake.

What could you tell me about the pros and cons about the system and/or features?

If this is your second console purchase(Which it sounds like it is for this gen) then the Wii U is the way to go. There is hours upon hours in Monster Hunter alone.

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get a wii u

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DarkJediMasterX

Warruz wrote:

DarkJediMasterX wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Yes get it. There are some great games (retail and digital) out now. There are great games coming soon (Mario Kart 8 in May). The trick with the Wii U is the experience, not the features. If you look for games to experience rather than complete, I know you can fins great titles

Thank you for replying. I noticed there are a good deal of the retro games that I grew up with on the virtual console and Mario Kart 8 already has my vote! I look for games that have a great experience and play value to them. I mostly play on my Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but I am getting tired of the same stuff and Nintendo always has something new and fresh even if it is a remake.

What could you tell me about the pros and cons about the system and/or features?

If this is your second console purchase(Which it sounds like it is for this gen) then the Wii U is the way to go. There is hours upon hours in Monster Hunter alone.

I have xbox one, 360, and 3ds as well as older systems, but yes if your talking next gen system it's my second purchase I'm not to big into monster hunter but other games yes

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I'd say get it if there are at least 3 games that you want to play. I currently only own NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World for the system. The gamepad is probably the best part of the console for me, and with multiplayer it just adds so many possibilities. The problem is, as always, the lack of good games though - and if there isn't enough to make the purchase worth it, then don't get it. The VC is also pretty terrible on the Wii U, seeing as how slow its actually being considering there are already hundreds of titles on the Wii VC.

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