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Official Wii U Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Other Video Game Discussion' started by DaAuraWolf, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Cmack102

    Cmack102 Well-Known Member

    I'm considering buying a Wii U, is it really worth my time/money?

    I'd really only be buying it for a few games, namely:
    -Smash Bros
    -Mario Kart

    So I'm not sure if it's worth getting one. I'm sure I'd get more games for it if I got one though
  2. hawkeye721

    hawkeye721 なんと素敵な歌!!!!!!!!

    Oh sweet mercy wonderful 101 looks amazing. I could see this being GOTY
  3. arceus7

    arceus7 Arcane Of The Wild

    Oh its well worth it. Considering the WiiU seems to be the only machine that seems to have the games preforming great on the machine

    And Platinum Is making games for it lol.

    In general if you can afford to go PC this gen. You really should do it.
  4. arceus7

    arceus7 Arcane Of The Wild

    They dumb down the show because ret conning and the writers change often and so does the target audience
  5. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    I'm going to do this fast, because I really want to get back to talking about the Wii U.

    The target audience really isn't the issue when it comes to the Anime. It has been kids, and it always will be kids, because the show is based on a Nintendo product. In general, most Nintendo products are geared toward kids (or at the very least, all age groups), so logically the show would be geared toward kids. This much, I can understand. But that doesn't mean they need to talk down to their audience. Japan of all places should know that kids are smarter than adults give them credit for being. Even if the Pokémon Anime had an ongoing plot where every episode built on the previous ones and they didn't 'reset' things every Region or they dealt with more serious subject matter, I promise you that kids would still tune in, even if they didn't see how the entire series began all those hundreds of episodes ago. That's a testament to the marketability of Pokémon. Even if they were to change things up in the plot department, kids (and probably most of us on this site) would still tune in.

    Anyway, back to the Wii U. Unfortunately, this one's a video, as I couldn't find the article to this. I know the fact that this is just a video will make BCVM22 sad, but that's just how the cookie crumbles. For all you other people out here, here it is.


    To paraphrase, Bethesda isn't supporting the Wii U, due to the fact that they think the system 'can't handle their games'.

    Now, I'm going to call BS on what they said about the Wii U for many of the same reasons he did in the video. The Wii U has more processing power than the PS3 (from what I read, nearly twice as much if it's maxed out), and Bethesda had games coming out for the PS3 throughout its life cycle. So saying it's because a system can't handle the games isn't an excuse when you're making the games cross-generation anyway (that means they'll be on both next-gen and current-gen systems). What's the real reason, Bethesda? Come on. Tell us. Stop dancing around the issue.

    I know I've been talking about processing power and graphics when it comes to the PS4 and Xbox One compared to the Wii U, and that was from a business perspective which is an unfortunate but real issue when it comes to selling consoles and games. But the thing people need to realize is that graphics don't necessarily make a good game. I've seen games with gorgeous visuals that were absolutely terrible and shovel-ware at best. And at the same time, I've played games that still have 2-d graphics (on the PS3 and 360, no less), which were amazing (Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown are two of those games, though the former was a PS2 game). This is why when I personally go out and buy games, I look at story and gameplay first and graphics are secondary. So this goes to developers and gamers alike. Stop being graphics munchkins and learn to enjoy games for what they are.

    So yeah, in this case, I'm coming down on Nintendo's side, mainly because it irritates me to no end when the only thing developers talk about are graphics and processing power when it comes to whether gamers will like a game or not.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2013
  6. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris "How did I know that would be your reaction?"

    So, in case nobody bothered to find out, The Wonderful 101 Demo is available right now for NA, EU, and JP.
  7. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    I may have to give it a shot, everyone's talking about it. Gotta check out all the hype.
  8. TheEliteEmpoleon

    TheEliteEmpoleon Well-Known Member

    I would get it for sure, and I reccomend Pikmin 3 as well as the games you mentioned.
  9. TheFonz

    TheFonz Pokemon Semi-Master

    I watched the W101 Direct and it was amazing. I didn't realize how fun and interesting it looks. It is a DEFINITE must have for the Wii U...now if I only had the money for W101, Pikmin 3, X and Y, and all the other games coming out...
  10. PokemonFan13

    PokemonFan13 Well-Known Member

    Is anyone having issues with the Wii U e shop cards? I have used them from the local CVS for 3DS and they work fine but today I tired for Wii U for Duck Tails Remastered and the code won't work and tried it 6 times.
  11. DucksGoMooful

    DucksGoMooful Evergreen tail?

    Well at the moment the Wii U doesn't have any new games in those series, but they will be coming out (unless Smash Bros 4 gets delayed) within the next year. I would recommend getting it for sure, but make sure you get the Deluxe version. I'd also recommend getting games like Pikmin 3 and the Wonderful 101 when it comes out, they are very fun and cool games.

    I tried it, and my only complaint is confusion as to what's going on. It's definitely fun to play, but it's just sort of all over the place, which is a positive but moreso a negative. Hopefully the actual game will be a bit better.
  12. Orithan

    Orithan Well-Known Member

    It's different to when the PS3 was out because they have a new engine; Unreal 4. It probably doesn't support the Wii-U for reasons other than graphics. It's also about the console's architecture. The PS3's Cell architecture held it back because it was difficult to program on. Developers want to spend as little money as possible on porting games, and having a difficult console to port to isn't going to work out for them as well as you would imagine. I can imagine that Bethesda would find it impractical to port to the Wii-U on a combination of poor processing power (for the Next-Gen consoles) and difficulty to port to.
  13. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    No, it's just because the Wii U isn't powerful enough to run UE4.
  14. PokemonFan13

    PokemonFan13 Well-Known Member

    Pikmin 3 is pretty dark. I had no idea they would show the Pikmin being devoured if you don't round them all up by night
  15. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    Bethesda still released their games on the PS3. Both Oblivion and Skyrim were released on the console. Sure, Skyrim didn't run perfectly and needed half a dozen patches to get it to run well, but Bethesda took the time to make those patches and updates for the game, as well as all the DLC expansions. The Wii U is nowhere near as hard to program for as the PS3 was. So I doubt that was the issue at all.

    If that was the case, Bethesda wouldn't be making their games cross-gen.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  16. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    Not sure what you mean, Bethesda isn't developing with Unreal Engine 4.
  17. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    Then what does what you said there even have to do with their decision?
  18. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    The original poster had said that the Wii U didn't support UE4 for reasons other than graphic power, I was saying that's mot the case.
  19. Torpoleon

    Torpoleon Well-Known Member

  20. Hydrohs

    Hydrohs 安らかに眠ります、岩田さん。 Staff Member Super Mod

    You shouldn't need any Y cables.

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