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shatpank81

hi
been after a Wii U after some time but been waiting for a price drop, which doesnt appear to be forth coming.
i know the 'NX' is due to be announced and probably released within the next 12 months, but interested in still getting the Wii U now because i never got round to finishing Wind Waker on the GameCube

so if you say "yes, get the Wii U - Its Great!!" etc
what other must haves should i get, games/accessories etc

im thinking of getting the zelda bundle, so that enables me to get wind waker in one go and it is the same price as most of the other bundles anyway

shatpank81

Octane

If there are games you're interested in, of course it's still worth getting one. Whatever the NX is and whatever is going to happen to the Wii U this year or next year, isn't going to make the system disappear.

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Freeon-Leon

Yes. Although if your budget isn't that much, you could always wait for any E3 anouncement.

IMO if you get a Wii U you should get Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, Smash and maybe Super Mario Maker. You'll be pretty busy with those titles.

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shatpank81

well it was my birthday yesterday (happy 35th birthday to me haha)
and i have £250 to spend, which is the same price as the zelda wind waker bundle or the MK8/Splatoon bundle

shatpank81

jariw

shatpank81 wrote:

well it was my birthday yesterday (happy 35th birthday to me haha)
and i have £250 to spend, which is the same price as the zelda wind waker bundle or the MK8/Splatoon bundle

If the number of gaming hours are important to you, I would go for the MK8/Splatoon bundle+a LAN adapter. You'd easily get a couple of hundred hours from those 2 games if you go online, while Wind Waker would be more like 40 hours.

jariw

shatpank81

@jariw:

not that fussed with online play if im honest, looking purely for offline/single player story

shatpank81

Mirror-Image

Yes, I'd say a Wii U is very much worth buying but only if there are titles which interest you. I'm a Wii U newbie. I already have eight games so far: New Super Mario Brothers U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Smash Brothers Wii U, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Rayman Legends, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Some upcoming titles I'm VERY interested in: The Legend of Zelda Wii U and Star Fox Zero.

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Maxz

I think the most unique and exciting games on the system have been online orientated (I'm mainly thinking Splatoon and SMM), but that doesn't seem to sit well with your tastes. For platformers (esp. 2D ones), you're very well catered for (Yoshi's WW, NSMBU, Donkey Kong Country, Rayman, Super Mario 3D World etc.). For adventure games, you have the two Zelda remakes, and also Xenoblade Chronicles X. Mario Kart and Smash probably constitute the core of the console's local multiplayer offerings. And then Platinum have made some quirky, Platinum-esque titles in the form of Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101.

In terms of brand new, offline, story driven adventure games though, there's not a great deal to choose from.

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The Wii U is fantastic. For single player games, the Zelda HD re releases are fantastic, New Super Mario Bros. U is worth a play. 3D World is a hit. Heck, even the Batman Arkham Wii U releases were both quite good in my opinion. Smash and Mario Kart are hits for multiplayer. Hyrule Warriors is fun as well. Honestly, whether you are into the cash grabbing of this franchise or not, the Disney Infinity games on the Wii U work really well with the Gamepad.

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shatpank81

well noticed i had around £20 in Tesco Clubcard points and a Tesco £20 gift card so got the Mario Kart 8 bundle for £190!
well happy with that....
now to get some other games

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jariw

@shatpank81: If you aren't that keen on playing online, stay away from Splatoon (although that's one of the very best games).

If you like Zelda, make sure to also check out Twilight Princess:HD (in addition to Wind Waker:HD that you already mentioned). It looks fantastic, specially in the areas outside the Hyrule fields, and all the small enhancements made to it are great.

Don't play all the good 2D platformers in one batch. Distribute the 2D fun over time. Mario Maker is quite a different beast, so I don't count that as a 2D platformer in the traditional sense.

Make sure to check out the good eShop games as well, at least games like Affordable Space Adventures, BIT.TRIP Presents: RUNNER2, FAST Racing NEO, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, Minecraft: Wii U Edition, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Runbow, Scram Kitty, Shovel Knight, Stealth Inc 2, SteamWorld Dig, Swords & Soldiers II, Teslagrad, Toki Tori 2+. There are many more brilliant stuff on the eShop.

If you're looking for a second controller for the Wii U, it's a Pro Controller you want.

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jariw

Ding-Dong

It is worth noting that lately Nintendo's consoles have been backwards compatible which MIGHT mean Wii U games will play on NX. That's pure speculation and I wouldn't let that cloud your decision to buy a Wii U. The NX would most likely be more expensive and there's still no telling when it would come out. I predict you'll be waiting a full year before the earliest launch window.

martinskrtel37

yes, try and get the smash/kart bundle if it's available in your region, obviously best value for money

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mav-i-am

If my WiiU died today I would buy another.

Games I Would buy if I was starting from scratch?

Lego City.
ZombiU
Stealth 2 (Eshop)
Xenoblade
Affordable space adventures (Eshop)
Yoshis wooly world (simple enough but very pretty indeed)
Pikmin 3
Splatoon (but only for online play)
Smash (only for multiplayer / online)
Mario Kart (only for multiplayer / online)
Hyrule Warriors
Bayonetta 2
Zelda Wind Waker
Zelda TP
Mario Maker (only for online)
Mario 3d World
Nintendoland (only for Multiplayer)
Wonderful 101
Monster hunter 3U

Switch games list,

Legend of Zelda BotW, Human resource machine, NBA Playgrounds, Street Fighter 2, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips, Overcooked, World of Goo.

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shatpank81

Thank you for responses, much appreciated

Well i pick my Wii U up later on because its been dispatched to my local store
Also ordered Twilight Princess HD LE (i want that Amiibo)

Got a gamecube adapter coming tomorrow for SSB, but need to find it cheap (the game)

And preordered Wind Waker HD and Super Mario and luigi Nintendo Selects
For under £32 for both of them is a bit of a no brainer

shatpank81

jariw

@shatpank81: There are some other no brainer titles among the Nintendo Selects: Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze (both US and Europe), Pikmin 3 (US) or Lego City: Undercover (Europe).

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bigalchubbs

Definitely. Definitely. Triple definitely.

These titles will definitely give you joy:

Definites
-Windwaker HD (my FAVORITE on the console)
-Super Mario 3D World
-Mario Kart
-Super Mario Maker

If you like the genre
-Super Smash Brothers
-Splatoon
-Pikmin 3

Upcoming awesomeness
-Starfox 3D

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jariw

bigalchubbs wrote:

If you like the genre
-Super Smash Brothers
-Splatoon
-Pikmin 3

Xenoblade X, Hyrule Warriors and Pokken Tournament is in this category as well.

jariw

bigalchubbs

jariw wrote:

bigalchubbs wrote:

If you like the genre
-Super Smash Brothers
-Splatoon
-Pikmin 3

Xenoblade X, Hyrule Warriors and Pokken Tournament is in this category as well.

That's a great point.

I might also say it depends how much you play. I have a job, wife, etc. etc., and I know many others on here have many responsibilities. I used to play a lot more when younger, but now if I get 1-2 hours in a day, that's a miracle. 5-7 hours in a week is more customary, maybe 10 if I have free weekend time.

If you play all the way through, here's my guess of hours on each, calibrated with How Long To Beat website (a great site if you haven't seen that gives you estimates for gaming hours for just to beat, completionist, etc.). Keep in mind, many of these games can be played much longer than listed, or forever due to competitive modes, but I've listed, as a reasonably attentive gamer, how long I played before I got bored or wanted to try something else:

Must haves: 175 hours
Windwaker HD: 50 hours (more if you play through a second time, which I did)
Super Mario 3D: 35 hours
Mario Kart: 40 hours (but can be played forever)
Super Mario Maker: 50 hours (but can be played forever)

Genre treats: 350 hours
Super Smash Brothers: 70 hours (but can be played forever)
Splatoon: 50 hours + (but can be played forever)
Pikmin 3: 20 hours
Xenoblade X: 80 hours + (but can be played forever)
Hyrule Warriors: 80 hours +
Pokken Tournament: 50 hours + (but can be played forever)

As you'll see, that's 175 hours of gaming for must haves, and 350 hours for excellent genre games.

If you play 10 hours a week, like me, that's 5 months of gaming for just the must haves, and another 10 months for the genre games, or 15 months = 1 year 3 months of gaming, and will last you until summer of 2017

Even if you play 3-4 hours a DAY, which is a lot, that's 2-3 months of gaming for the must haves, and 4-5 months of gaming for the genre titles. That's a lot of game.

Add to that Starfox, and the fact that, like I said, many of these like Super Smash, Splatoon or Mario Kart have high replayability, and you are looking at AT LEAST 7-8 months of gaming for even a hardcore player. That will easily carry you through the launch of NX.

Also, with the console now at $250, and the other games costing about $400-500 depending on where you buy them, it would cost you $650-750 over 7-8 months to play all these 10 games. Compare that to $400-500 just to buy a console on another system, or $700-1,000 just to buy a decent gaming computer.

You would get 525 hours of entertainment for $750, or $1.33 per hour. That's a third the cost of going to the movies, and certainly cheaper entertainment and joy than anything I can think of

bigalchubbs

mjharper

There are several great suggestions here. I would add Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mass Effect 3, as they both fit your offline single player story/adventure game type, and you'll find both very cheap these days (< $20 new or used), and they're both great games (even though they were more-or-less launch titles). Enjoy!

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