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TheBob

41. Posted:

First post here, stumbled on this while looking for some peoples impressions of the event.

Having gotten back from today's event (the 24th, for all the future viewers), while I immensely enjoyed pretty much everything, I'm a bit confused on a few things:

To start with, the first thing I did was loop through the are about 3 times to get an idea of what games were where. All the obvious games were there, Pikmin, NSMB's U, Arkham City Armored, etc.

Where was Zombie U. The one game I really cared about playing, the one game that has been lauded by every gaming blog, review site, and forum member that has been given a chance to see it in action, they don't have at the event. I could understand, if it weren't the fact that
A) The registration required you to be 18+, thus ensuring a mature audience or parental consent
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B) Every other Wii U Experience event that has been held around the country HAD ZOMBIE U.

Was this just hidden in the back, or taken down after the influx of small children? Or did they really decide not to show the biggest 3rd party title on the system?

Continuing from that topic, I was surprised at the amount of kids in attendance. And by that, I mean those who appeared to be around 4-5. I really wouldn't have cared, but my friend and I were barely able to squeeze in 3 games. I understand the mass appeal of the system, and I'm all for bringing in new gamers. But being told to walk away from Rayman Legends after literally 1 minute of gameplay and one death, because there was a line of young children and their parents behind me is somewhat irritating. I don't expect to take over a station for 10 minutes, but a chance to at least, you know, finish the level or try the Pro controller out would have been nice.

Last question, for those who attended the event yesterday; did it go the full two hours? I was the first one in line today, and they opened the doors (well, curtains) a few minutes after 2:00, yet ended the event at 3:30. While I could understand rounding everyone up perhaps 3-4 minutes early, to allow time for everyone to filter out and grab their complimentary shell lollipop.

I'll leave out a few of my more irrelevant complaints, as this isn't the place and I wasn't intending on needlessly ranting. I did enjoy the event, and just being given the opportunity to check out the console before it's launch was fantastic. However, I was on the fence before the event, and I'm still on the fence now. I was hoping to get a good impression of the system, but... I just don't know. I did have a lot of fun with NSMB's U, Nintendo Land turned out to be relatively enjoyable, and my 3 minutes with the gamepad were pretty cool. Beside my few minutes with the textureless, glitchy Arkham City, and 2 minutes of Luigis Ghost mansion, I wasn't able to play much (I didn't feel much like elbowing my way in front of every crowd of kids that filters around my place in line). So, to everyone else who was there, what did you think? How was P100? Does Pikmin 3 work well with the gamepad integration? How does the Pro controller feel? Overall, did you enjoy the event? I'm 17, with college staring me down, and this is a pretty serious investment for me. I absolutely love Nintendo, but I haven't owned a home console from them since the N64. I'd like to come back.

On the plus side, got quite a few street passes and some Coin Rush records now!

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Philip_J_Reed

42. Posted:

TheBob wrote:

Continuing from that topic, I was surprised at the amount of kids in attendance. And by that, I mean those who appeared to be around 4-5.

Aw, that's disappointing. The email made it very clear that any guests had to be 18 or older, so yeah, I can see that leading to severely increased numbers and limited gameplay. Oh well.

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43. Posted:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

TheBob wrote:

Continuing from that topic, I was surprised at the amount of kids in attendance. And by that, I mean those who appeared to be around 4-5.

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Aw, that's disappointing. The email made it very clear that any guests had to be 18 or older, so yeah, I can see that leading to severely increased numbers and limited gameplay. Oh well.

Yeah, that was easily the worst part of the experience. I was somewhat shocked to see that seemingly most of the people who attended brought small children.

I could have described this better originally, but basically the influx of kids meant that the lines were much longer, and the reps were much more interested in explaining the intricacies of the original Wii controller to the smaller children or spelling out (letter for letter) "toilet paper" so a group of little kids could bring that into scribblenauts, than letting my friend and I play. As I said, we literally got booted off of Rayman Legends to make way for one little kid.

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TheDreamingHawk

44. Posted:

TheBob wrote:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

TheBob wrote:

Continuing from that topic, I was surprised at the amount of kids in attendance. And by that, I mean those who appeared to be around 4-5.

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Aw, that's disappointing. The email made it very clear that any guests had to be 18 or older, so yeah, I can see that leading to severely increased numbers and limited gameplay. Oh well.

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Yeah, that was easily the worst part of the experience. I was somewhat shocked to see that seemingly most of the people who attended brought small children.

I could have described this better originally, but basically the influx of kids meant that the lines were much longer, and the reps were much more interested in explaining the intricacies of the original Wii controller to the smaller children or spelling out (letter for letter) "toilet paper" so a group of little kids could bring that into scribblenauts, than letting my friend and I play. As I said, we literally got booted off of Rayman Legends to make way for one little kid.

Couldn't you have, um... Ignored them? If it were me I would stay there 15 minutes and then move on. If someone gets impatient it's their fault.

Though I do wonder, do they even care if you go without an invite?

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45. Posted:

...stupid Denver...>.>

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tdub154420

46. Posted:

Is there anyway I can get tickets?

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TheBob

47. Posted:

TheDreamingHawk wrote:

TheBob wrote:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

TheBob wrote:

Continuing from that topic, I was surprised at the amount of kids in attendance. And by that, I mean those who appeared to be around 4-5.

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Aw, that's disappointing. The email made it very clear that any guests had to be 18 or older, so yeah, I can see that leading to severely increased numbers and limited gameplay. Oh well.

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Yeah, that was easily the worst part of the experience. I was somewhat shocked to see that seemingly most of the people who attended brought small children.

I could have described this better originally, but basically the influx of kids meant that the lines were much longer, and the reps were much more interested in explaining the intricacies of the original Wii controller to the smaller children or spelling out (letter for letter) "toilet paper" so a group of little kids could bring that into scribblenauts, than letting my friend and I play. As I said, we literally got booted off of Rayman Legends to make way for one little kid.

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Couldn't you have, um... Ignored them? If it were me I would stay there 15 minutes and then move on. If someone gets impatient it's their fault.

Though I do wonder, do they even care if you go without an invite?

The event was only an hour and thirty minutes. Not only was it difficult to try and pack in the few games we wanted to try, but while standing in line, kids would literally just filter around you. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm not about to elbow a 6 year old out of the way so I can get a shot at Pikmin 3. Additionally, I take issue with standing in line for 5 minutes to play Rayman Legends, only to be told to leave the demo station after less than a minute because there's a line of fidgety kids behind me.

In regards to your other question, they ask for photo ID at the entrance. They were pretty serious about it.

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TheDreamingHawk

48. Posted:

Photo ID is reasonable, but I mean the email invite.

Regardless, if it was just me, I would have told the kid to GTHO and wait for his turn like everyone else. If it was intended for 18+ people, how the heck did kids get in?

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49. Posted:

TheDreamingHawk wrote:

Photo ID is reasonable, but I mean the email invite.

Presumably they used the ID to verify you were invited.

TheDreamingHawk wrote:

If it was intended for 18+ people, how the heck did kids get in?

Presumably the same way TheBob got in. TheBob is only 17.

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evan333b

50. Posted:

I went to the Denver Wii U Experience today (Saturday August 25th, 2012) and Zombi U was located in 2 different locations! One was in its own room, and the other was right next to Ninja Gaiden 3. Great show, looking forward to getting the Wii U in November!

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TheBob

51. Posted:

evan333b wrote:

I went to the Denver Wii U Experience today (Saturday August 25th, 2012) and Zombi U was located in 2 different locations! One was in its own room, and the other was right next to Ninja Gaiden 3. Great show, looking forward to getting the Wii U in November!

Another notable exception to yesterday's show. I cannot understand why neither Ninja Gaiden nor Zombie U was present at yesterdays event. Having seen footage from the first day and today's event, apparently when I went on the 24th Zombie U was conveniently replaced with Just Dance and another Nintendoland demo.

Launch day for me regardless I guess.

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Zaphod_Beeblebrox

52. Posted:

What happened, Philip_J_Reed? Did you attend?

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