The Wii U and You 2011-06-10 17:50:08
Before I get started with this I just want to post a link to where I'm getting the bulk of my Nintendo Wii U information which is through GameTrailers, for those TL;DR people.
You know people E3 has just came and gone and the rumors about Nintendo's new console are true. However with it's release and what has been shown off you would think that all the gamers that had something to bitch about with the Nintendo Wii would have liked the Wii U for basically listening to them and trying to make them happy, but nope all I hear is more constant bitching.
Maybe it's because Nintendo apparently let them down by not pandering towards them. Well I can understand where they're coming from with that one. It seemed that Nintendo was putting their main focus on the "casual gamers" which consisted of the perky white soccer mom family. Well I've said in the past that it was a smart move because it brings in people who were alienated about video games into the gaming world.
With this advertising idea in hand the Wii became the No. 1 best selling console outselling the PlayStation 3 and the XBOX 360 not to mention that their Nintendo DS handhelds more than outsold the PSP handhelds. Does this mean that the Nintendo Wii is better than the PlayStation 3 or the XBOX 360? No not at all in fact if you ask me I'd say that the best console of those three is the PlayStation 3, but you know if it was one console that did dominate in terms of games and gamers then that would be the XBOX 360.
But let's look back at the Nintendo Wii. Why did "hardcore gamers" not like this? Well for one the new controller was weird and as a Nintendo fanboy I can agree with this, the motion controllers are weird, but only at first, by playing the pack in game Wii Sports you get the feel of the controller and what it can do, but that's just simplistic. Okay well then take a game like No More Heroes and MadWorld, gets a bit more complicated and fun.
Another complaint and this is one I completely agree with and that is not enough third party support. Third party developers did not get a real good opportunity to play around with the Nintendo Wii when Nintendo was working on it so they couldn't really develop games around it. Despite this though, there are good third party titles for the Nintendo Wii, No More Heroes, MadWorld, The Conduit, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Reflex, and Sonic Colors. However as you probably noticed all of those games but one was made by SEGA so not really branching out.
Why am I telling you the problems of the Nintendo Wii then? Well mainly because those are the main gripes from people who go against the Nintendo Wii and they are validated to an extent. Also keep in mind this, although you may not think that the Nintendo Wii is the best console out of the three, numbers don't lie, Nintendo made the most money and in the business world MONEY ALWAYS MATTERS. That's why you see the PlayStation Move which is a blatant copy of the Nintendo Wii, and even though Microsoft's Kinect tried to do something different by taking out the controller it just doesn't work out well. Changing the controller already pissed off the "hardcore gamers" and now Kinect takes away their controllers, the fuck Microsoft?
Anyways, The Wii U. First thing I saw from those are people making fun of the name. Alright silly name and of course we're all going to have fun making fun of this name sure, but it's just a name if the name is one of your reasons for not buying the console then we have a problem. Remember kids never judge a book by it's cover...
Disregard that -- this is Newgrounds. Everybody judges the book by the cover because they can't be half-assed enough to read a book because it's TL;DR see even they can't completely write out Too Long Didn't Read.
Next is the controller which is causing a lot of confusing and for right reason, because people don't like to go find out about something. You know if I'm gonna be a bitch and rant about something, I at least want to know what the fuck I'm talking about first. People are judging this controller merely on how it looks, they haven't picked it up, they haven't played a game with it yet, just on how it looks. That is somewhat of a fair argument you have to see it first before you play it, and on first glance I personally thought it looked pretty cool. Believe me pictures don't do that controller much justice either try looking at it through a video.
Some people wondered if the controller was the console and I thought that to, but it's not. The console itself looks like nothing more than a slimmed down Nintendo Wii. The main focus is on the controller. Another thing people were wondering is "will you be able to buy another controller with touch screen." So far the answer is no, but Nintendo may change their minds. Other players will be able to join in the game with their Nintendo Wii Remotes. I like this because it saves me from having to go out and get many different controllers just to play games with my friends. I already have some Wii Remotes so I'm set. I can understand why others may want the option first hand though.
There is a bit of bad news though. The Wii U will only be backwards compatible with the Nintendo Wii games, no Gamecube games.
Last one was the third party developer support. Before the Wii U even hit E3, third party developers were given a chance to play the Wii U, so games for the Wii U have been in development for quite sometime and the with Wii U's release being between April 2012 to December 2012 I'm not doubting that there will be other games developed or being continued development within that time.
Sure you'll have your basic first party titles for the Nintendo Wii like a new Super Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and a new Luigi's Mansion sure. Third party titles include Darksiders II, a new Assassin's Creed, a new Battlefield, Aliens: Colonial Marines, a new Tekken, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Light, Ninja Gaiden 3, and Batman: Arkham City. So yeah the third party support is definitely there.
Overall the Nintendo Wii U will no doubt revolutionize gaming once again. Nintendo has listened to the gaming world and now they not only have the money from their Nintendo Wii sales, but they have the support from the "casual gamers" and the "hardcore gamers" to pull off something spectacular.
1. What do you think of the Nintendo Wii?
2. What do you think of the Nintendo Wii U?
3. Who do you think had the best show at E3 and why?
4. Why is a raven like a writing desk?