Smoke and mirrors?

The Wii U is fast becoming a console which only has first or second-party Nintendo retail games to rely on, and it's always interesting to see the justifications that third-party publishers and developers use to explain why their titles aren't headed to the system.

However, when asked why Murdered: Soul Suspect isn't coming to the Wii U, Airtight Games chief creative officer Matt Brunner delivered possibly the most brutally honest rebuttal we've yet seen:

In all honesty, all the Wii U games I've ever played, the only good ones are the ones that are made specifically for [the Wii U]. And this just doesn't fit.

Hats to Brunner for not coming up with some wishy-washy reason for ignoring the Wii U, but his comment seems a little wide of the mark — the Wii U's GamePad is perfectly capable of being used as a standard controller (as any who has played Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will surely attest) and the console also has the Wii U Pro Controller to fall back on, if need be. There's absolutely no reason why it couldn't host a version of Murdered: Soul Suspect, and we wonder if Brunner's tone would have been different if the Wii U was outselling its rivals.

What do you think about Brunner's comments? Does he have a point, and the best Wii U games are those which seek to leverage the power of the GamePad? Let us know with a comment.

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