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Topic: Looking to Finish Off My Wii U Collection, Which Game Should I Play First?

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CanisWolfred

Since it'll still be a while before I can afford a Nintendo Switch, I figured I'd go through my Wii U collection and make sure I've finished the best games on it before I get another system vying for my attention. Here's what I got:

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Lego City Undercover
NES Remix Pack
Pikmin 3
Rodea: Sky Soldier
Sonic: Lost World
Splatoon
Super Mario 3D World
Tekken Tag Tournament Wii U Edition
The Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Wii Sports Club

Also: Here a bunch of Games that are technically available on other systems. I haven't been keeping up with the quality of ports, so are any of these games better off being played on other platforms besides the Wii U:

Captain Toad
New Super Mario Bros. U
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Yoshi's Wolly World

I know it's a separate question, but I'll have to revise the above based on input here, since this just happens to be the other half of my Wii U collection.

EDIT: Updated the list.

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Octane

Well, the obvious answer is Pikmin 3.

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gcunit

@CanisWolfred Well unless you've got other people readily available for local multiplayer, you may as well write off Wii Sports Club (once you've tried the golf) because it's only ever been about multiplayer really, and I doubt you'll find many online matches. And if you've already played the original Wii Sports you've had the core experience already.

Rodea: Sky Soldier - I've never played it but have read enough to satisfy myself that no versions are really worth your time, but that if you're going to play it you should probably play the Wii version.

Have you never played Splatoon?

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chardir

Definitely finish the single player of Splatoon. A perfect 5ish hours of gameplay there.

And I'd suggest at least:
Pikmin 3
Woolly World
Captain Toad

(no point getting the ports if you already have these)

Personally I think Wonderful 101 is well worth completing, but I can understand it doesn't appeal to everyone.

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HobbitGamer

Twilight Princess HD. Do eeeet. Its story can get dark, like Majora.

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Darknyht

I will assume that since you bought them you are interested in them. I would caution that TME#FE can be a bit of a slog at times if it doesn't click and Lego City Undercover was enjoyable but had some long load times for certain areas.

As for the second part of your question, I would say if your goal is to save money for a Switch then the copy of the game you own is the best one (since you don't need to spend any more money for it).

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CanisWolfred

Darknyht wrote:

As for the second part of your question, I would say if your goal is to save money for a Switch then the copy of the game you own is the best one (since you don't need to spend any more money for it).

Fair point, but I also keep a series of well-ordganized wishlists, so I'd be selling the inferior versions towards a Switch with the intent of getting the upgraded version further down the line.

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Nemodius

#1: puzzlers & sims
#2: racing
#3: fighting
#4: action
#5: adventure
#6: RPG's

saving the longer, more in depth for last also gives you time to screw off better, no rush

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ThanosReXXX

@CanisWolfred As for which game to play first, I would have to agree with @Octane, so Pikmin 3 all the way...

As for which games you should keep the Wii U versions from: I haven't got all of these games myself, but from the ones that I do own, I'd say that I would most definitely keep the Wii U versions, due to the greater immersion with the second screen on the GamePad, such as with LEGO City Undercover. That environment simply cannot be replicated on any other platform, Switch included.

Arguably, the same can be said about New Super Mario Bros. U, Captain Toad and Yoshi's Woolly World, and besides that, there are obviously quite a few titles in your list that may not even be (re-)released on the Switch, such as The Wonderful 101, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, NES Remix Pack, en Tekken Tag Tournament.

I don't know if that's all the titles that you own, but in general, I'd say that the decision for me personally would always be in favor of the more complete version, or the most immersion, and in that case, I would even choose to ignore any minor graphical update that the Switch version might have.

Then again: if portability is an important factor for you, then the ruling should probably in favor for the Switch versions of most of these games...

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Darknyht

@CanisWolfred Captain Toad just has different themed bonus worlds. Windwaker HD is probably the definitive version. From what I've read, Lego City Undercover didn't improve load times on other consoles but did remove the gamepad functions. NSMBU/NSLU depends on if you want Toadette mode. Ultimate NES Remix on 3DS is only the best of the two, and not the complete package (and if you have the disc version I would imagine it will hold it's value).

The rest in that section I've never played so I really cannot say anything for or against.

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CanisWolfred

@ThanosReXXX I usually aim for the most complete and playable versions of games. I'll update the list, but it looks like the only one for me to ditch in favor of a different version seems to be New Super Mario Bros. U simply because it has more content. Still undecided about the 3DS versions of Captain Toad and Yoshi's Wolly World.

EDIT: Wait, what happened to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U? I could've sworn I had that on the list eariler...

Whatever, it's on there now.

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ThanosReXXX

@CanisWolfred As a long-time late adopter (save for a few exceptions), I plan to get a Switch either next month or in January, but I plan to keep all my Wii U games. Replacing them for Switch versions would mean that I would have even less games to play on that console, and I only have 26 titles so far (20 physical, 6 digital).

As for Smash Bros, I do have a couple of them, but it's not really one of my favorite series. And from what I've understood, the Switch version is the ultimate one, so if you have that, you don't need any others, so if I did like it, that might be one of the games that I'd also ditch the Wii U version for.

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Dogorilla

I haven't played Captain Toad but I was thinking about what version I'll get if I do buy it, so I'll post my thoughts on that in case it helps you decide whether to keep the Wii U version. From what I understand, the bonus levels in the Wii U version are just Toad wandering around in levels from Mario 3D World, so there aren't any actual puzzles in those levels. Whereas in the 3DS and Switch versions, the bonus levels are based on Odyssey but were specifically designed to be Captain Toad levels, so they do have puzzles. So I guess the question of which version is the best depends on what you value most out of: HD graphics, stylus controls, or Odyssey levels.
Wii U: HD graphics and stylus controls (and 3D World levels if you want those)
3DS: stylus controls and Odyssey levels
Switch: HD graphics and Odyssey levels

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Gamecubed

The two Zeldas for sure. They're currently the definitive way to play those two games.

Xenoblade X.... I didn't play as much of that game as I'd have liked to. I enjoyed what I played, but I think it just got lost in the shuffle and I never went back. It's a big game. It can be super confusing with all the menus and things you can do, but it doesn't tell you ANYTHING. That's a good thing sometimes, but I found it was a little much. I don't recall their being many tutorials. You have to figure a lot of it out as you go and it can be frustrating in that regard. It's a pretty good game if you have the time and are willing to put the effort into it. I personally want to go back to it someday.

I feel like I'm in the minority, but I liked Mario 3D World more than Odyssey. I thought it was just a funner game.

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bluemage1989

@CanisWolfred whether it is on WiiU or Switch I'd recommend Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze.

I've personally only rebought a few titles on Switch. Mario Kart and DK as well as just ordering Bayonetta and I might buy NSMBU again for coop with the wife (she struggles now with Wiimotes) and Captain Toad.

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Grumblevolcano

@CanisWolfred I'd go with unlikely Wii U port options first so like Splatoon single player, Sonic, Tekken, Wii Sports Club and Rodea and then the last games being the likely Wii U ports so something like this:
Splatoon single player
Tekken Tag Tournament Wii U Edition
Rodea Sky Soldier
Sonic Lost World
Wii Sports Club
NES Remix Pack
Twilight Princess HD
Wind Waker HD
Pikmin 3
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Super Mario 3D World
The Wonderful 101

Lego City Undercover already has a Switch version so that can go in the other list.

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Cobalt

@Grumblevolcano Yeah but all the gamepad features are not available on the Switch version... :/

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