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Why Should You Buy a Wii U?

Why Should You Buy a Wii U?

The Wii U is an underselling, underrated console that most people don't take a second glance at and wouldn't even say that it deserves to be in the "console war" of this new generation. To those people I say nay you fools, the Wii U is a great piece of technology from Nintendo that not only allows you to play games while you're ‘on the john’ but has some amazing titles that you'd be a fool to not play.

There are lots of people who would say that Nintendo strictly cater to casual gamers, and in essence yes they are because they make games that casuals can enjoy. Saying that, Nintendo  also make games that the hardcore gamers can enjoy. Nowadays casual gamers are the ones who play Call of Duty, not Mario. Real gamers love or at least appreciate games like Mario and understand why they are so popular, but the average Call of Duty and ‘next gen’ gamers might not see that; that's what separates casuals from hardcore gamers. Sure casuals play games other than Call of Duty, but they're called casuals because to them, gaming is a causal way of wasting time, whereas to hardcore gamers, gaming is part of their life. So what does all this have to do with the Wii U?

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Well, Nintendo has released some grade A games for this system that haven't exactly gone unpraised by reviewers as well as the majority of people who own a Wii U, such games as Super Mario 3D World, which has had great reviews. Granted that you could say "Mario has been the same game for years now", but that argument could be used on plenty of games. Mario has a formula that it sticks to because it’s not only a good formula, but they know how to execute said formula well. There are also games, such as the highly awaited Pikmin 3 or even The Wonderful 101, which are two amazingly good games that I would recommend you should play if you have a Wii U as they bring new and fresh ideas to the somewhat stale world of gaming.

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Last but not least, this console actually has a few AAA games including the likes of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman: Arkham Origins and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. all great games that would be worth playing if you haven't already, and granted, though these games are suited better to PC, but they are on the Wii U system meaning if you wanted to play them, and didn’t have a strong PC, then you could play on them on the Wii U.There are games to look forward to such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii U if you're into fighting games or Bayonetta 2 if you enjoy good ol’ Japanese hack ‘n’ slash games, it also happens to be a console exclusive and should hopefully be a promising sequel to the amazing first game. So I don't want to hear any of this "the Wii U has no games" because it has games; great games, new games, hell it’s even got old games, games that you can buy for cheap on the Nintendo eShop and play old NES classics like Earthbound and Super Metroid, with a bunch of cool, interesting indie games to accompany them in said eShop.

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The Wii U has tons of potential for new, interesting games with the new pad that developers should start getting interested in, for example; you could create horror games that use the controller in unique ways such as making it function as a camera that you can use to see certain objects/enemies or whatever. Go crazy with this thing, it’s quite an amazing piece of tech that people should play around with and see what they can come up with. Now a few things do need to be mentioned. First off, when compared to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, it seems like the Wii U is a kiddies console, and it’s obvious why it comes across as such. The Wii U was first to release back in November, 2012 and these consoles were released a year later. Not only that but the Wii U isn’t getting the support it requires.

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Now I’ve heard this is due to the specs of the console and its limitations in which developers cannot really do what they want with it, but of course that’s not a fact so don’t quote me on that. If it is true then Nintendo probably need to work on some titles themselves and of course they have been busy getting out the new Pokémon games, as well as releasing an HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and the new Zelda game for the 3DS going by the name of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. This shows that Nintendo haven’t been lazy. 

So, I have a proposition for you gamers. The Wii U probably isn't going to be the console you buy if you’re a console gamer, and I can see why, though the games on the list are grade A, the list itself is sort of short. So PC gamers, it’s up to us. If you love Nintendo and miss playing Nintendo games without having to emulate them on your PC, then go out and purchase a Wii U (or stay in and order one from Amazon) because the games are worth playing and the console, now reduced by a considerable amount, is worth picking up, because maybe, just maybe if we help the Wii U reach its profit target by the end of Nintendo’s fiscal year (January 29th), then maybe we’ll get the GameCube 2!but granted, if they aren’t getting third party developers, it’s not looking good for the Wii U.


Ryan Crosby

Ryan Crosby


below the surface of this happy faced nerd lies a cynical beast of a monster waiting to be unleashed by terrible video games.

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