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wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:06 pm
by markymark91
does any on here own one? are they worth getting what are the best games for it?

Re: wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:35 pm
by Matt_B
Yeah, I've got one. I'd say that it's worth having but only really if you're into Nintendo's own games, as it got few ports or third party exclusives. What it did get usually looks far better and has more conventional controls than Wii games did though, so even if it missed the mass market by a mile it got a fair few hardcore Ninty fans back on board.

My recommendations would include Zelda - Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Captain Toad, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi's Woolly World, Xenoblade X, Rayman Legends and the HD remake of Zelda - Wind Waker.

Re: wii U

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 am
by pratty
Yes I have one and I think it's really underrated. The fact that many of it's best 3rd party games are ports are inrelevent if you've never played them before. If you pick up a Wiimote and Nunchuk you can also play Wii games on it which widens it's library considerably. It will also play your Netlix and Amazon Prime if you have them, aswell as Youtube and BBC iPlayer, all of which can be viewed on the gamepad aswell as the tv..
Matt_B wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:35 pm
My recommendations would include Zelda - Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, Splatoon, Captain Toad, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi's Woolly World, Xenoblade X, Rayman Legends and the HD remake of Zelda - Wind Waker.
I addition to the above I also would suggest considering Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Breeze, Deux Ex: Human Revolution, Lego City Undercover, New Super Mario Bros. U (+ Luigi U), Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Batman Arkham City: Amoured Edition, Bayonetta 1, Pikmin 3, Steamworld Collection, Resident Evil Relvelations and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.

The eshop is useful too. You can download most of the Nintendo retro classics including some Wii and even DS games, aswell as high quality digital games like Shovel Knight, Fast Racing Neo, Steam World Dig and Heist, Pullblox World, Mighty Swtich Force and Shantae.

Re: wii U

Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:03 am
by killbot
I have one. It's by no means perfect but worth it if you can get one cheap. Off-TV play can be a godsend if you live with a family, and there are definitely some very good games, many of which are exclusives. It does also have a few ports of stuff like Assassin's Creed, CoD and the Arkham games, though if they're all you're interested in a used 360 is probably a better option.

The biggest problem is the game pad, which was never used to it's full potential IMO. Nintendo Land offers lots of suggestions for interesting ways to use the pad, often based around asymmetrical multiplayer, but in practice it was generally only used to display maps and stuff, which was a shame.

Re: wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:37 am
by c0nfu53d
Also get Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE and Paper Mario Color Splash.

Re: wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:11 am
by Trixta
Do you love nintendo first party games? If yes pick one up cheap. If no, skip it, most of the 3rd party titles are out on other platforms and run better. You would only be buying it for a handful of games, mii verse has shut down, splatoon servers shutdown only a matter of time before mk8 goes down.

Re: wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:35 pm
by LAIS
It’s very underrated, but as someone else said it’s not worth it if you’re not into Nintendo first party games.

Luckily though there’s a diverse range available.

* Super Mario 3D World - this is closer to a 2D Mario in 3D form than it is a full 3D Mario release (it’s basically about completing the level rather than missions) but it’s very good all the same.

* Smash Bros - I preferred the Wii version of SSB if I’m honest but this is still great.

* Nintendo Land - a great party game and shows how the lad could have been used innovatively had this console taken off.

* Zelda, Zelda, Zelda - Like Wind Waker? The definitive version of this game is on the console. Twilight Princess? Ditto. Not got a Switch? Well, Breath of The Wild is on Wii U too and it’s brilliant.

* Mario Kart 8 - I prefer this to the Switch version although I’m well aware I’m in the minority with that.

* Xenoblade Chronicles X - Not as good as the first game, but it’s still lots of fun. It adopts the ‘silent protagonist’ approach and I found that disappointing.

There are loads of other great games too. They’re almost all Nintendo first party games but you wouldn’t want to miss out on playing them, especially while their online functions are still live (assuming they all still are)

Re: wii U

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:00 pm
by Matt_B
Trixta wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:11 am
Do you love nintendo first party games? If yes pick one up cheap. If no, skip it, most of the 3rd party titles are out on other platforms and run better. You would only be buying it for a handful of games, mii verse has shut down, splatoon servers shutdown only a matter of time before mk8 goes down.
The Splatoon servers are still up, in that you can play on-line in all modes. What they shut down was SplatNet which was the stats tracker and not an integral part of the game.

Quite how long it and MK8 have got remains speculation, but I'd be surprised if they're up much longer past the launch of Nintendo's paid on-line service which launches next year sometime. I suppose there's the possibility that the games can be hacked to use third party servers run by fans, as happened with most of the Wii online games, but that's probably not something to be counting on.

Re: wii U

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:51 pm
by sleepydays
I picked one up this year on the back of a pretty great deal. It's...alright. There's some great hidden and not-so-hidden gems on there - Wonderful 101, Yoshi's Wooly World, Mario Maker - but I suspect most if not all of the stand-out games will be coming to the Switch. I found the controller made my hands ache, and if it breaks...not a great situation to be in. On the plus side it is backwards compatible, and the Wii games look a little nicer.

I was holding out to see if the Switch would do well before jumping in, and it has. Parcel is on the way now, and I won't have much reason to go back to the WiiU.

Re: wii U

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:13 am
by gunbladelad
It's not everyone's cup of tea, but Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is another good purchase for the WiiU with the servers still active, having a couple of hundred players active most of the weekend - and even when they eventually go down, all the content can still be accessed. I believe the DLC is still up as well - free of charge (as it has been since day one)

Re: wii U

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:17 pm
by kiwimike
Said a few times, there's some great titles on WiiU. I'd buy one in a snap for the right price for a nice bulk setup, they hold their price pretty well though.

Re: wii U

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:40 am
by pratty
Despite owning a Switch I actually expect the Wii U to be my most played console in 2018, such is my backlog and the quality of some of the games.

Re: wii U

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:28 am
by Trixta
Matt_B wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Trixta wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:11 am
Do you love nintendo first party games? If yes pick one up cheap. If no, skip it, most of the 3rd party titles are out on other platforms and run better. You would only be buying it for a handful of games, mii verse has shut down, splatoon servers shutdown only a matter of time before mk8 goes down.
The Splatoon servers are still up, in that you can play on-line in all modes. What they shut down was SplatNet which was the stats tracker and not an integral part of the game.

Quite how long it and MK8 have got remains speculation, but I'd be surprised if they're up much longer past the launch of Nintendo's paid on-line service which launches next year sometime. I suppose there's the possibility that the games can be hacked to use third party servers run by fans, as happened with most of the Wii online games, but that's probably not something to be counting on.
oh wow I thought the servers went down when the new game came out and they took mii verse down.

Re: wii U

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:32 pm
by ALK
Yeah, the Wii U servers are still up and probably will be for a good while, they just shut down Miiverse and are in the process of shutting down the original Wii digital store. I'm sure with quite a few people resorting to playing BOTW and its DLC pass on Wii U, they'll still make more then enough to keep servers upwith that and the odd digital games people pick up (They do still give out discounts every week and via MyNintendo). Don't forget, the main reason the Wii and DS servers, bar the odd COD, all shut off at once because gamespy went bust. This time around, the ball's in Nintendo's court.

Re: wii U

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:36 am
by sscott
My son loves it but I never took to it. He still designs levels on Mario maker and the official Wii U Mario game is really good. We own a switch and the price of some old 're released games are outrageous tbh.