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#1 compl3x

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:24

Yes. It's true. I, compl3x, alleged Nintendo hater, (can hardly type that with a straight face) has finally purchased a Wii U. I got a Skylanders bundle. I have no real interest in Skylanders but that was the bundle that was on sale. I have a copy of ZombieU which I bought awhile ago when it was on sale.

 

First impression: wow that menu is laggy. I thought people were exaggerating but it does seem to take a while to get from thing to thing. Gamepad is actually pretty nice. I also bought a case for the pad so that should help reduce marks on that white plastic.

 

 

And so on.

 

 

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#2 REM2000

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:31

i love my Wii U, the games are excellent, they are very crisp looking it's nice that the games are 1080p which is ironic given all the bashing the console faced at launch for it's graphics.

 

It's a real family/friends console too, the xbox is good but its more of an internet facing console, the wiiu is much easier to gather friends and famiyl around a single screen.



#3 OP compl3x

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:38

When I am not poor I will grab Troipical freeze and probably a Mario game.

 

Has anyone played Skylanders? Is it any good? I'm too tired to play anything tonight. I thought about trading it in. If it is decent I'll at least play it first.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:44

I don't find the OS to be that bad tbh. Sure it could be faster but it's not like "omgbad" like the internet tries to tell you(if you want 'omgbad' kind of slow start up the ps store on ps3. ugh.). People also exaggerate the battery life of the gamepad by quoting the worst case scenario as the best case. Which is to say no, 3 hours is not accurate at all unless you have the gamepad set to blind you with brightness.



#5 OP compl3x

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:03

Yeah, it's noticeable, but not intolerable. I totally agree about the PS3 store; that is ridiculous. I can literally get up, get a drink, come back and it is still on that start image.

 

I can't comment on the game-pad battery life. Where I sit and play has easy access to a power outlet so I am not too concerned about battery life, anyway.



#6 neoadorable

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:46

:dizzy: Very jealous! But congratulations...would get a Wii U in a split second just to play ZombiU if i could justify it...after PS4/X1 it would just be too corrupt to go and pick the third option AS WELL :argh:

 

Please allow me to live vicariously...post your impressions of ZombiU especially...i love that game even though i can't enjoy it! (visiting other people's living rooms doesn't count).



#7 srbeen

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:14

Its a first party console..

 

Aside from that, Nintendo make quite good games. New Super Mario Bros U, pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D world, Soon-to-release Mario kart, vWii backward compatibility/hacking. I recently bought a 8GB model due to these geing the ONLY games I would really be playing on it, least for now. $6 for the charging cradle and the lack of 32GB use let me save $140 or so which paid for 2 of the 5 titles.



#8 OP compl3x

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:29

:dizzy: Very jealous! But congratulations...would get a Wii U in a split second just to play ZombiU if i could justify it...after PS4/X1 it would just be too corrupt to go and pick the third option AS WELL :argh:

 

Please allow me to live vicariously...post your impressions of ZombiU especially...i love that game even though i can't enjoy it! (visiting other people's living rooms doesn't count).

 

Heh. I will do a quick write-up of ZombieU after I give it a play.

 

Its a first party console..

 

Aside from that, Nintendo make quite good games. New Super Mario Bros U, pikmin 3, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Super Mario 3D world, Soon-to-release Mario kart, vWii backward compatibility/hacking. I recently bought a 8GB model due to these geing the ONLY games I would really be playing on it, least for now. $6 for the charging cradle and the lack of 32GB use let me save $140 or so which paid for 2 of the 5 titles.

 

Yeah, it certainly is a firtst party console. I doubt I will buy outside of those titl;es you mentioned. The exception being Bayonetta 2



#9 OP compl3x

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:47

One odd thing I noticed is that when a disc in in the drive and the Wii U is off it has a white LED lit up. I don't know the point of having another light on the front to tell you there is a disc in the system when it is off :s



#10 notuptome2004

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:13

comL3x    

 

 

to your thing about the menus  well  i can assure  you that  you would have really found it a pain a year ago  as nintendo has improved it allot.  it used to take for example 50sec  to 2mins  on some things   at launch  or close to  now it is down allot.  

 

 

but as you will see once you play around with the system  at how damn cool it really is all the little things  you will find  also Download  Wii U street view and play around with that  also the  Panorama  demo thing   really shows the system off  



#11 HawkMan

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:17

I don't find the OS to be that bad tbh. Sure it could be faster but it's not like "omgbad" like the internet tries to tell you(if you want 'omgbad' kind of slow start up the ps store on ps3. ugh.). People also exaggerate the battery life of the gamepad by quoting the worst case scenario as the best case. Which is to say no, 3 hours is not accurate at all unless you have the gamepad set to blind you with brightness.

 

If you compared to any other console where getting to the system menu is instant, then it is pretty omgbad :p

 

But at least he doesn't have to know how horrible it was a year ago now :) 

 

I haven't gotten skylanders myself yet, but have been wanting to get one of them, since they seem like fin like platform adventure games. As for ZombieU... eh... personally I find it boring and annoying with the constant insistance on using the pad for stuff that would be better served by using the game screen and less immersive breaking as well. I also don't connect well with a game that doesn't have a game character, it's basically meaningless gameplay with no real story, as such I haven't gotten very far yet as I just can't play it for very long. 

 

Pick up the new Mario game and the remake of Duck Tales, it's the best enjoyment you can get out of it. and they can be played solely on the pad, which is a benefit if your GF is watching something boring :p



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:26

Tropical Freeze is a must own.

Super Mario 3D World is a great game.

I also enjoyed ZombiU.

I hear Wind Walker HD is good, I have yet to check it out although I do own it (I got that bundle for my WiiU).

 

I really purchased the WiiU for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8.

That may sound crazy to some, but the original DKC game holds a very special place in my gaming past.

So yeah, everything else was just gravy to me.



#13 Lord Method Man

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:27

When I am not poor I will grab Troipical freeze and probably a Mario game.

 

 

I'd get Super Mario 3D World for sure. Not so sure about Tropical Freeze, the load times are so bad I'm wondering if my disc might be defective.



#14 ]SK[

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:31

Mario 3D is a must have purchase IMO.  Donkey Kong does have stupid load times ;(



#15 Brian M.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 13:32

While nintendo have never been able to do GUIs properly (there's no reason for it to be that laggy) - I love the Wii U. The games on it are fun, and I really love the gamepad (I think it's great that I can walk downstairs and continue my game).



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