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mosskit

I wanted to know what games did you think made the wii u better thank people make it out to be?

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Darknyht

I would go with games that used the gamepad in a meaningful way. Affordable Space Adventures was a brilliant use of the gamepad for example to bring gameplay that really wasn't possible on the other consoles out of the box (yes, they could use Xbox tablet link).

Outside of that I would go with Pikmin 3, Super Mario Maker, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Breath of the Wild (amazing art style/gameplay) all showcased the best of the Wii U.

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Dizzy_Boy

These games look really nice on the WiiU, and I'm kinda suprised that people rarely include them. Need for Speed most wanted, Tekken Tag 2, both Call of Duty games, Assasins Creed 3 and 4. And I'm sure there are others that I haven't played.
Basically, it bugged the hack out of me when people said the WiiU couldn't cope. I think it managed to produce some nice looking games.
Just a shame Nintendo didn't push for a better cpu, I think it could have helped alot.

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I bought it at launch and, out of every piece of Nintendo hardware (the exception being Virtual Boy), it is my least favorite/least played console. The games simply didn't interest me, save for Super Mario Maker and Mario Kart 8. Part of the problem was that third parties (and I'm not counting indie games) gave up on the console before they even started! I think that the launch window had a few impressive titles, but for me it represented the flaw in the argument that Nintendo doesn't need third party games. The console just looked so empty without them.

In many ways, Switch is practically rendering Wii U useless; with the exceptions being Mario Maker, Mario 3D World, Nintendoland, and a few others, most of the best games on the console can be experienced on Switch.

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Silly_G

The Wii U was a bold experiment that was ahead of its time, and fell flat on its face. Nintendo was well aware of this very early on (and I resigned myself to the fact too), hence why they have been washing their hands of it, seeing as most of the Wii U's best games have either been or will be ported to the Switch.

My favourite games were those that couldn't be replicated elsewhere. I remember having a lot of fun with Game & Wario and Nintendo Land. Call of Duty also had asynchronous local multiplayer (which never got the love that it deserved). 8 player Smash was also an amazing addition and I will be incredibly disappointed if it isn't included in Smash Switch. It also made levelling up my amiibo super easy.

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Anti-Matter

@mosskit
Um...
For me just only one Wii U game that i think quite better than the Switch version.
It was LEGO City Undercover.
To be honest, i felt the Wii U version was pretty good in Hue saturation (Wii U looked a bit Blueish while the Remake looked a bit Reddish).
Two Flaws that i found from Remake version were:
1. Weak sound volume for Switch version in Handheld Mode.
2. The Big Swimming pool at Paradise Sand was very Murky.
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Contrary with Wii U version that was very Clear.
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Darknyht

There is still part of me that wishes we could see a world where the Wii U actually got releases of all the third party 360/PS3 games that were released between 2013-2017. I think it's fate might have been better with that, even if they had just gone the DK:TF route of forcing users to pick between the TV and Gamepad displays.

But it is the same way I feel about Nintendo having been more proactive to putting smaller experimental stuff on the eShop (and then selling disc bundles of a season) to get more software out there.

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WiiUGuy

Nintendo should have followed through on their E3 announcement back in 2012 and had dual gamepad support. My guess is that the WiiU didn't have enough horsepower to make this a reality. I can only imagine the amazing multiplayer sessions without screen peaking. The WiiU truly had amazing potential.

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Sakura7

The turbografx games. And R-Type. VC is awesome on the gamepad. Oh and Eathbound and Fire Emblem GBA games.

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NatalieH

You also have to respect that the Wii U had very few remakes/remasters compared to XB1/PS4/Switch, especially when you consider that the difference in graphics between Wii and Wii U is much greater than the difference between 360/PS3/WiiU and the current consoles.

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I played and completed Xenoblade Chronicles for the first time on Wii U. That console will always have a place in my heart now. It gave me similar feels to playing Secret of Mana when I was younger. (And I don't say that lightly!)

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Cobalt

Pretty simple, the SNES and the Wii U are my two favorites Nintendo home consoles of all time.

I know a lot of people are gonna declare me crazy but that's the case for me.

_Xenoblade Chronicles X
_Mario Kart 8
_Bayonetta 2 (+Bayonetta 1in the box)
_Donkey kong Country Tropical Freeze
_Hyrule Warriors
_Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
_Nintendoland
_Super Mario 3D World
_Lego City Undercover
_Need For Speed Most Wanted U
_Zelda Breath of the Wild
_The Wonderful 101
_Super Smash Bros 4
_Monster Hunter Ultimate
_One Piece Unlimited Red
_Project Zero V
_Yoshi's Woolly World
_Mass Effect 3
_Game and Wario
_Captain Toad Treasure Tracker
_Darksiders Warmastered Edition
_Splatoon
_Super Mario Maker
_Batman Arkham City Armored Edition
_Starfox Zero
_Zelda Twilight Princess HD
_Zombi U
_New Super Mario Bros U/ New Super Luigi U
_Deus ex Human Revolution
_Fast Racing Neo
_Ninja Gaiden 3
_Pokken Tournament
_Rayman Legends
_Art Academy Atelier
_Pickmin 3
_Paper Mario Color Splash
_Sonic Lost World
_Zelda the Windwaker HD
_Resident Evil Revelations
_Devil's Third
_Tekken Tag Tournament 2
_Kirby and the rainbow Paintbrush
_Splinter Cell Blacklist
_Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed

  • An awesome choice of Virtual Console from the NES/SNES/N64/WII/GB/GBC/GBA/DS/PCengine.
    Castlevanias, Megamans, Metroids, Zeldas, Final Fantasy Tactics etc... etc...
  • The entire catalogue of the Wii instantly available (with possibility to transfer your "Wii Datas and Saves" directly from the Wii to the Wii U).

+Netflix, Youtube, Browser Internet, so so so good with the gamepad.

So, yeah the Wii U is my favorite Nintendo home console with the SNES, by far.

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Grumblevolcano

@NatalieH Lots of ports vs. large game droughts, I'd much rather take the former.

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subpopz

Was the Wii U better than people think? No, I don't believe so. Slow, clunky, gimmicky and lacking compared to it's competitors. Were the games better than people might think? Yes. I'm glad many of those games are being given a second chance and life on much more popular system, because many of those games deserve it.

That being said....was the quality of the few games the Wii U did get ever called into question? I don't think I've ever really seen the games it did get ever being blamed for it's failure and bad rep, but rather the system itself. The only real problem I've seen about games on the Wii U was the extreme lack thereof.

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uximal

It was a gravely under estimated system, I had said it sometime back that in my opinion WiiU's main issue was its marketing strategy and its direct association to the Wii brand, There was a huge misconception that it was just a basic update from Wii to the extent where some consumers would intend to buy the gamepad separately so as to use it on their Wii's. Just look at @Cobalt listed his WiiU library, it has great games and yes some may have had their issue but the library was ok, The system even got several Assassins Creed and Call of Duty titles. This not withstanding I am Still actively using all my Nintendo consoles and happy about them.....Though I have a huge back log to sort through WiiU, 3Ds & Switch.

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TheLZdragon

NatalieH wrote:

You also have to respect that the Wii U had very few remakes/remasters compared to XB1/PS4/Switch, especially when you consider that the difference in graphics between Wii and Wii U is much greater than the difference between 360/PS3/WiiU and the current consoles.

The rather small library on Wii U makes this point moot...

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Hikingguy

@TheLZdragon If you are talking about games only made for the Wii U, then it might be a relatively small library.
But if someone bought every game that was playable on the Wii U, the library would be huge. Think about it, in addition to all the retail games made for the Wii U, add in all the Wii retail games, all the eShop games, all the VC games, and all the Wii Ware games and the total library is pretty large.
I mean if someone offered me the choice of only one console and I could have every game that was officially playable on it, as of 2018, I would pick the Wii U. I am not sure if it could be possible to play every game in my life time.

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Hikingguy wrote:

@TheLZdragon If you are talking about games only made for the Wii U, then it might be a relatively small library.
But if someone bought every game that was playable on the Wii U, the library would be huge. Think about it, in addition to all the retail games made for the Wii U, add in all the Wii retail games, all the eShop games, all the VC games, and all the Wii Ware games and the total library is pretty large.
I mean if someone offered me the choice of only one console and I could have every game that was officially playable on it, as of 2018, I would pick the Wii U. I am not sure if it could be possible to play every game in my life time.

Wiiware and Wii VC are officially dead, so "playable" is relative. While BC is nice, I consider it more of a bonus than a selling point.

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Hikingguy

@TheLZdragon Hence one of my biggest concerns with going all digital.

Nonetheless, I am aware that VC/Wii Ware is not available today, but it was available for a very long time and if someone chose to buy every game the library had to offer, they could still play all of them today and they would have a very large library of games.
Backwards compatibility is potentially a huge selling point for anyone who owns Wii games and wants to play them on a tv with HDMI. I know it is possible to get HDMI with the Wii, but it was only officially supported with the Wii U.

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KryptoniteKrunch

It definitely is. I never understood how the Wii U was "confusing". Should they have given it a better name? Yes, but 10 seconds of research would tell you it's a Wii U successor. The controller wasn't "confusing" either. I just think Nintendo should've advertised the console WAY more than they did.

But yeah, for a Nintendo fan, it was a great console imo. Severely overlooked.

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