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Old 09-25-2013, 07:14 PM  
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Being a Zelda nut since I was a wee lad I've always purchased a Nintendo system when the first Zelda has come out for that system. Albeit an HD remake of Wind Waker, I decided with the $50 price cut that I would take the plunge and get the system last Friday. I've spent almost a week with it and I have to say I'm pretty impressed.

Leading up to my purchase I felt bad buying the Wii U, thinking that I'd be disappointed. There's an internet hatred for the system, saying that it doesn't have the titles, it doesn't have the hardware that'll compete with the PS4 and XBone. I did my research before buying the system via reviews, youtube videos, and just overall discussion about the pluses and minuses of it all.

The absolute best pro for this system is something that no other system has for the price point that Nintendo is putting out there. The Gamepad's ability to switch between TV and Gamepad with the press of a button. This is a fabulous perk to this system.

Sony is trying to implement it with the PS4 and Vita coming up but in all honesty, it's too rich a price for the ability. I'll take a $300 price point over a $600 ($400 for the PS4, $200 for the Vita) price point any day of the week. The Vita is it's own system, granted, but what are the games you'd happily throw down for? Plus, the ability for the Vita being a second screen is limited and will be for awhile.

With the WiiU you can do this with every single Wii U game out there. Here's a list, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off-TV_Play. The fact that my fiance can watch whatever show she wants and I can lay on the couch or in the bedroom and still play Zelda, Pikmin 3 or NSMBU. It's just such a nice thing to have, and all you have to take with you is the console when you want to travel which is slightly bigger than the Wii was. Set it up in a nearby room and you're ready to game on the gamepad.

I think they need to make a better Gamepad though. It's a little clunky with alot of extra space you know it could live without. It needs better battery life, this isn't a negotiation, the fact you can buy a third party Nyko battery pack that doubles the life of the device at the expense of a weightier gamepad is unacceptable. You're just allowing third party to make money on something you should be making money on. The fact that Nintendo made a promise that the Wii U can support 2 Gamepads at a time and they don't sell the Gamepad by itself says to me they're making a new gamepad. I'm just hoping that it's smaller, better battery life and maybe a better screen. Nintendo has never splurged on their hardware, but I think that besides games that are out now or coming out this winter you've gotta put something into it.

I'm not a Nintendo fanboy, I just grew up with them, I don't want to see them go down in flames even though it'd be better for my wallet if they just third partied all their titles. I still have my PS3 and Xbox 360, and now my WiiU that plays all my old Wii games. I will get an XBone or PS4 next Spring/Summer for their titles that the Wii U won't carry. I love this system compared to my old Wii, I hate the nunchuk controller gimmick that was prevelant with the Wii and I've always much more preferred a controller. Nintendo will go the way of the dinosaur eventually, even faster if they don't start putting money into their hardware and third party support, but for right now I'm really enjoying my WiiU and it's place amongst my other game systems. Flame away.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #16
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What's the best deal/bundle out right now?
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #17
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This is good. You get two games with the Deluxe system for $346


http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Deluxe-Sup...keywords=Wii+u
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:01 PM   #18
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I think I'm just gonna go with the Wind Waker bundle and buy 3D World.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:50 AM   #19
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Can't take it anymore...picking one up tomorrow.

Different plan of attack though...gonna go with the NSMBU/SLU bundle and pick up 3D World, Wind Waker, and Monster Hunter 3.

Also saw that Nintendo's site is selling refurb WiiMotion Plus remotes with the nunchuck for $20...that's a steal.

The Wii U looks to be THE perfect compliment to my PS4...all my gaming boxes ticked.
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Old 12-15-2013, 10:18 AM   #20
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Can't take it anymore...picking one up tomorrow.

Different plan of attack though...gonna go with the NSMBU/SLU bundle and pick up 3D World, Wind Waker, and Monster Hunter 3.

Also saw that Nintendo's site is selling refurb WiiMotion Plus remotes with the nunchuck for $20...that's a steal.

The Wii U looks to be THE perfect compliment to my PS4...all my gaming boxes ticked.
Awesome. Oh, if you play with a family or a bunch of friends, Wii Party U is a blast.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #21
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Picked up the Mario & Luigi bundle...3D World and Wind Waker HD.

Oh yes...I'm set. PS4 might collect some dust for a while lol.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #22
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Also my refurb Wii Motion Plus remote and nunchuk arrived today from Nintendo...can't tell the difference between it and a new one.

At $20 for both that's a helluva deal.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #23
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #24
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i'm thinking about picking one up for the kids for christmas

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I'm thinking of getting a Wii u. I haven't played Mario or Zelda in over 10 years. I think that's long enough. Never owned a Wii. There's Nothing on the next gen consoles that's a must buy for me yet. The games I want that are coming out are coming out for current gen as well.

Probably a good time to get one now or soon.
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #26
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I'm thinking of getting a Wii u. I haven't played Mario or Zelda in over 10 years. I think that's long enough. Never owned a Wii. There's Nothing on the next gen consoles that's a must buy for me yet. The games I want that are coming out are coming out for current gen as well.

Probably a good time to get one now or soon.
The irony of the Wii being a huge hit and the Wii U flopping is that the Wii U is a much better system.
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Not really Wi U related, but Skylanders is freaking genius. Been playing with my youngest the last two snow days. It's a lot of fun. Marketing concept/business model is badass. I think it's kicking the shit out of the Disney version, which I've heard blows.
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Plus I can play all the old Wii games on it. Its really not a bad deal right now. Ps4 xbox1 have no must haves for me. And not for a while. Watchdogs is the only game I'm looking forward too and I can get that on 360. Good time to get a next gen will be next holiday season.
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I'm thinking of getting a Wii u. I haven't played Mario or Zelda in over 10 years. I think that's long enough. Never owned a Wii. There's Nothing on the next gen consoles that's a must buy for me yet. The games I want that are coming out are coming out for current gen as well.

Probably a good time to get one now or soon.
Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Xenoblade Chronicles, and The Metroid Prime Trilogy are the must haves from the Wii Console, imho.

Without the Gamecube controller, I'd wait to purchase the Wii U versions of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros.
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Super Mario 3D World is such a blast to play and NES Remix is genius.
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