Hey my friend,
Thanks or missing the point entirely :) lol
Hey my friend,
Thanks or missing the point entirely :) lol
@MG - The only reason I didnt buy a wii-u at launch was because there was no big 3d mario platformer. I'll never understand why they never released a true sequel to Mario64. The other 3d mario games just werent the same.
If they would have announced that at launch, even if it was a HD remake with redesigned levels (not just a texture and resolution upgrade), I would have had to have one. So to answer your question, they would need to give me the Bioshock infinite quality level for a Mario game. Something like Mario64 that is just amazing. I want traditional Super mario gameplay in 3d or First person. I wouldnt have been so picky if it was released at launch, but with the upcoming systems, I am pickier than I was last fall.
Nintendo never does what I hope the will do, I havent been happy with them since the N64. I hated the design of the gamecube and the controller, Didnt like the Wii didnt have HD and wasnt really into the motion controls, and The wii-u had promise to me as it had the tablet, but none of the games released for it were really that amazing to me.
What amazes me if none of my Wii owning friends have bought a wii-u and have shown little interest. I thought their kids would be clamoring for it but they are not. They are all waiting on seeing what MS and Sony have, Nintendo kind of got placed in the background.
(It's a slow day at work, and I have a whoooole lot of free time on my hands, so prepare yourself for a very long, detailed, and possibly meandering post, whether anyone will read it or not.)
I will get a Wii U eventually, but not until it has more great exclusive games.
The Wii U has been on my radar since launch, but I'm just watching & waiting patiently for its library of games to build up. Once it has 10 'must-have' games, I'll bite. So far, in my view, it has two: NSMBU & MH3U. I expect it will reach 10 (that's 10 personal must-haves, I don't include some popular series like Pikmin and Smash Bros. among them) sometime in late 2014/early 2015, so that's when I'll buy. Hopefully by then, all the online issues and other hiccups have been resolved.
I'm not one to buy at launch, for any system. I prefer to wait for the prices to come down, the game libraries to grow, and the hardware/OS/online problems to be fixed before I jump in. Having said that, I do feel that I waited too long to pick up a Wii this gen (just got one last year), and I don't want to make that mistake again.
I think a lot of people are writing off the Wii U too early. It is struggling now, but it's still early, this is pretty normal for a new system. I think a lot of 'hardcore' graphics-driven console gamers made the decision about what system they were going to buy a long time ago, but those day one PS720 buyers do not make up the majority of consumers. This Christmas, when parents are looking to fill a console-sized box beneath the tree will they be more inclined to pick up an unproven $500(?) Sony or MS console, or a $300 one they recognize the name of that comes with a new Mario game. I don't know...but I digress.
I plan on getting a PS4 as well, but not at launch (for all the reasons I stated above). Will probably wait until the first, inevitable slim model is released, so... holiday 2016? I'm getting a good vibe from Sony this year leading up to the PS4, in terms of their commitment to working closely with game developers in order to create the best Playstation possible, their strong hardware, keeping the DualShock, and some great looking games announced. I've got nothing against MS (except what they've done to Rare) but the PS exclusives & single-player games just appeal more to me. I don't have time to play every game on every system. Which brings me to my next thought:
Will I ever buy another handheld? I honestly don't know. I currently have a PSP & DSi, think they're both pretty great in their own way, and I still have plenty of games left to play on them (bought those late too). But 95% of the time I play them, I'm playing them at home...so, other than some fantastic exclusives (particularly JRPGs) can I really ever justify buying another handheld? I'm finding it hard (read:impossible) to divide my time between 2 current gen TV consoles and 2 handheld consoles as it is. But perhaps with my staggered Wii U, PS4 purchase next gen I can find room for a 3DS or Vita? I'll have to wait and see.
Back to the Wii U. I'm not really concerned about it being 'underpowered' as Nintendo's first party games have never strived for photo-realism anyway. This will become more of an issue for 3rd party devs, but even then, I think devs that really know what they're doing (like Rare & Square have shown in the past) can push the system to surprising levels. With the Wii U, the focus should really be on creating unique, fun experiences that use the gamepad in innovative new ways, rather than sheer graphical might. I also think it has the greatest potential for indie game expansion, but of course, Nintendo needs to start communicating all of this better to everyone than it has been.
To summarize: Yes, I will get a Wii U, when it gets more games I want to play. I'll also get a PS4, 3 years after launch. Don't have enough time or interest in MS exclusives to get a 720. Undecided if I'll ever get another handheld.
No, unless they start something new this gen, anything. Otherwise adhering to what Clupula said, 15-20 great games. Something new like Witness, or games of Studio Japan or MM. I would like to see them explore new genres that they haven't touched yet.
Yes. Bayonetta 2 is one of those games that's worth a console. Though not a $250 one. I'll wait until it's 150 or less and then get a second hand system along with B2, Rayman Legends, X, WindWaker HD, Wonderful 101 and hopefully next Metroid.
Definitely. I would also consider lapping it up at 150, but you know, wii is still selling here AT 300 FUCKING DOLLARS equivalent, so I have little hope it will reach that price.
Ninty needs to know that gaming market isn't limited to big ones.
"I have a feeling that I probably will one day." was what I was going to write on coming into this thread, but now that I think about it, I doubt that it will ever happen.
The reason is that the things I need to happen will never happen. Ninty has spent too long ignoring fan requests to change it up now. And for the most part I think that they were right a lot of the time.
It's one of the things I respect about them. The world says "No motion controls" and Ninty says Fuck you, and makes that shit work.
But it's the way that they milk their most loyal fans brutally that fucks me up. If the Wii U can have Wii BC, I simply CANNOT believe that they couldn't get GC compatibility in there too. They could make money on selling the Wii U compatible wiimotes and GC wireless controllers and I wouldn't mind, but no.
Anyway, I'll try to avoid going into a rant here and just sum up by saying that from what I hear, it's too rough around the edges in terms of the user-interface and boot-up speeds, it's too expensive, it's got fuck all third party support, and it will soon be technologically left in the dark ages.
That's all a big deal for me now. No trophy support either. I just think that Nintendo are out of their league in the modern gaming business, even if they are master game makers...
And that's really sad. It's like yer dad dying or something...
I don't think I will.
Sadly no i believe buying the Wii U at its current price is pointless. Plus i don't see any evidence that the Wii U is next gen and i plan on moving forward not backwards. But then again i never was planning on buying PS Vita but it just goes what the power of games can do.
At one point I was honestly so close to impulse buying a WiiU to try out ZombiU and eventually Monster Hunter - I got a bonus and had cash to burn was really the only reason.
But now I'm quite sure it's never going to happen. The WiiU offers a great variety to gamers but I'm someone that can probably be considered a boring core gamer. I want improved graphics, I want trophy/achievement support, I don't really care about a touch pad over something like the 360 pad, I want a console that will be supported by devs with the new engines and I want it to have a lot more bells and whistles.
For me the PS3 and 360 has done a great job over the last 8 years but now I'm ready for their next all in one upgrades, the machines that offer me everything I want. The WiiU is simply too close to this gen and I don't get the vibe that it will top the next-gen consoles.
So basically what I'm saying is, I'm out.
No, I wouldn't buy it. If I would have to buy some console now it would be Xbox 360 or PS3.
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