Wii U delivers quality, innovation but will it save Nintendo? (review)


It isn’t a surprise that the newest Nintendo system is more challenging to shop for. Over the past couple of years, the corporate was a large let down with the systems being produced and the games being published.

I am a skeptic and hesitant to assert there’ll be success for this company one day, however the new Nintendo Wii U is innovative and has lots of potential.

The Nintendo Wii U specs include a multi-core processor, hi-definition HDMI and eight-32GB of memory counting on the fundamental or deluxe model. Weighing in at 3.5 pounds, the system can output as much as 1080p/i with HDMI and S-Video. The Wii U is backward compatible with Wii games . Gaming is generally done at the Wiipad, but remotes or pro controllers (purchased separately) is additionally used.

Getting far from the heartiness of the system, the manner and look of the Wii U is sleek, contemporary and will blend well with other electronics across the house. The deluxe edition is $50 more before tax and includes 32GB memory, 8GB flash memory, a gamepad stand and two games: Mario Wii U and Nintendoland.

I will say this – the system really pissed me off firstly. We had a “dud” system here, which had issues working so we needed to send it back. The deluxe editions also are noted to have issues loading. Many systems are being shipping back to Nintendo (a seven- to ten-day turnaround) because of component cable connection issues. There’s also the chance (much more likely than you think that – especially with children) to “brick” your system . For non-gaming savvy lingo gents, because of this if the system loses power in any respect through the time it does its initial update from Nintendo, that’s 5GB, it is going to be worth nothing greater than a brick to carry up your door.

There is no hard reboot, that’s a scarcity of planning on Nintendo’s part. What number of young kids have fallen victim to this? It’s not helping Nintendo’s image in any respect. I needed to be very careful when turning at the system. It doesn’t provide you with a warning well. In truth, it only displays two sentences at the screen and not provides a window warning you concerning the download.


With that done, the system is revolutionary, clean and simple to exploit. You begin automatically with Hulu, YouTube and Netflix, plus many more pre-downloaded software and are asked to import your Wii system. i will see where that is handy if you are not good at exporting data by yourself. i’m really not an individual who likes the Mii creations. I, on the contrary, hate them. i cannot stand them. I wish i’ll turn those things off. i’m able to see where it’s fun and you may customize yourself, but i myself am an adult gamer who desires to get my nerd on. Making Miis doesn’t cut it for me. i would like the hard stuff.

I have not begun to do the main 5GB update from Nintendo, by reason of loss of Internet connection or Internet unlikely out on me for that quantity of duration. With the Wii U update, many other lacking components will fall in place. With the company’s new press release, it feels like Nintendo is making an attempt to minimize the complications that Wii U has right out of the box. Considered one of my biggest pet peeves is an extended loading screen. If you have to take a seat for greater than 40 seconds, it’s too long. I even have ADHD, i would like those seconds to show into milliseconds.

Other than those issues, Wii U has a lot potential. i will see some major titles using the three-D perspective that Nintendo is throwing out inside the ring. The graphics are stunning and actually come up with a lot detail and depth. If that alone is seals the deal, Wii U is well worth the money. I enjoyed Nintendoland, that’s nothing greater than a tech demo, however it surveys all of the probabilities of gaming in a single simple game. i’ll be writing an entire review on Nintendoland, so look out for that, but i will be able to say I rather enjoyed having the ability to turn completely around in any respect opponents – both in front and behind. It made the gaming experience more personal. The nice thing is, you’ll be one lazy motha with Wii U, unlike the Wii. I still remember how clever I got playing Skyward Sword. I had absolutely the minimum amount of movement all the way down to make Link swing his sword. I’m a gamer, not an athlete – i do not desire to be physical unless i think fat or i must run from the prospective zombie apocalypse.

Overall Nintendo has addressed many issues that Wii lacked. I commend them for staying backward compatible (for now) unlike its competitors. My largest fears with Nintendo are the third-party games. To date, current titles released won’t sell the system. Tekken is a superb title and on account that Ninja Gaiden is a masterpiece in addition, it isn’t the heavy hitters Nintendo desperate needs.

The loss of games for multiple demographics hasn’t helped Wii U sell units. The inability of fine multiplayers and adult titles may be the downfall for Nintendo. Nintendo must know its demographics are not any longer just children. They were born inside the ‘70s and ‘80s and are desperate to see Nintendo bring back games which includes GoldenEye and Conker’s Bad Fur Day.

Nintendo was once revolutionary. Whatever happened to Gex 64, Mega Man, Star Fox, Banjo Kazooie, Tony Hawk, Jet Force Gemini and excellent Dark? Nintendo has to be more revolutionary and begin creating new games and characters. It pains me to claim this, but not individuals are attached to Mario and Zelda at the moment. Let’s get those creative juices flowing.

I am confident and hopeful that these new titles being released by Nintendo could be helpful. i would like Nintendo to succeed and to live as much as their Nintendo 64/Super Nintendo days, however it hasn’t been the appropriate years for them. They must revolutionize themselves before moving forward. You have to spruce up your creative centers get the hot young talent and aim high within the sky.

I do recommend buying a unit now. There are some titles popping out and that they could have shortages someday if the proper titles hit. Here’s hoping Nintendo can save itself. The system resembles one in every of its predecessors – the Sega Dreamcast. We know what happened there. Only time will tell if Nintendo’s move with the intention to exercise session best for the corporate.

Overall, the system is made for little ones and that i recommend it for such demographics. i will even recommend it to adults so long as they preserve it up and produce more mature titles to the Wii U. It’s well worth the investment.

If nothing else, wait till E3. i do know there’ll be some big titles released at that moment.

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