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I have probably actually played the system 10 hours or so.

Free Online was a large factor, if Nintendo charged for online I would not be getting a Wii U if they charged for it. This is the reason I will more than likely never get an Xbox One

I have played Zelda Wind Waker HD for probably 8 hours and the game is absolutely brilliant. (9/10 so far)

The Wii U controller absolutely adds to the immersion, looking down to see a real time map is a much bigger deal than I ever realized. The Wii U controller is also much more accurate to use than say a PSVita, but I still do feel that it would not add to 75% of games. I believe it actually hurt New Super Mario 3D World as I would have preferred a controller that was not so heavy.

Off tv play works very well but the range is seriously lacking, It barely works when I go in a room across the hall. I have heard things like this before but I thought people were just exaggerating but they are not and this is absolutely the case. But I feel it is a better in home handheld than a PSVita overall as long as you are in the room with the Wii U. (Better than the PSVita because it is more accurate)

 

I played Super Mario 3D World with my GF and her brother and his wife last night for probably around 2 hours and we laughed more during that time than I can ever think of laughing during a gaming session, this game is also very fun but I think with 4 people playing coop that there is a bit to much going on and the game would actually be more enjoyable with 2 player coop. (I have yet to play 2 person coop to test this theory)

 

Now I am going to examine a Wii U controller vs a DS4. The DS4 is more accurate and feels better that is the bottom line. BUT the Wii U controller is more than accurate enough for the games people buy Nintendo consoles for and it adds enough to some games that I feel it was not a bad decision by Nintendo. But if they put people with DS4s vs people with Wii U Gamepads the DS4 people on average would destroy the Wii U users (in an FPS)

 

The Wii U is a very clunky system to move around, it has a rather large power brick for the actual system and a smaller power brick for the Gamepad. Add that with the motion sensor and it is by far the most annoying console I have ever moved. I move my consoles every week (I have a residence I am in during the week and another I am in during the weekend) and I can tell it is going to be far more of a hassle than the PS3 (super slim) and PS4 I move every week. The Wii U form factor is very nice though, it is smaller than my PS3 super slim and is also quieter which is a plus

The Wii U has the best web browser of any console. Period

 

The Wii U feels to me like it is half a generation above the 360 and PS3 and half a generation behind the PS4 and Xbox One. It is very unique vs the PS4 and Xbox One, and I think most gamers should heavily consider getting it as a secondary console. Being backwards compatible with Wiimotes is a large plus as a good % of people will not need to buy a 2nd or 3rd controller due to already having them.

 

I will make a more detailed assessment in a week or 2 when I feel I am completely familar with the system. So far there is no way I would buy this system over a PS4

but  PS4+Wii U = :)

 

If you have any questions you want to ask me about my experiences fire away. I tried to be as fair as possible and point out as many things as possible

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention that the Wii U gamepads battery life is not very long. I have not timed it but it died on me before a game session was over  (starting from a full charge) so I am estimating it at 4-5 hours


I am also not completely satisfied with the battery life of the DS4 (about 8-9 hours) I have a 10 foot micro usb cable I charge my controllers with while I play



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I love both my Wii U and PS4, I have a tough choice putting PS4 over just yet, it has a lot of potential but yet lacks the punch to put it over.

Given I am PC guy as well, which does make the PS4 look less valuable. However Sony First Party should fill in that gap like Nintendo does.

 

Acevil said:
I love both my Wii U and PS4, I have a tough choice putting PS4 over just yet, it has a lot of potential but yet lacks the punch to put it over.

Given I am PC guy as well, which does make the PS4 look less valuable. However Sony First Party should fill in that gap like Nintendo does.


The Wii U not being able to play multi-plat games as good as my PS4 (and not getting as many multi-plats) is why I hold my PS4 over it. Also honestly I would take Sony IPs vs Nintendo IPs. I prefer the interface and speed of the PS4 and the DS4 is better for most games I play.



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I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your Wii U. I also agree with a number of your criticisms. One thing that I wouldn't agree with is buying the PS4 over the Wii U.  Maybe at some point, but right now there are far more awesome games on the Wii U than the PS4...period.



Stop hating and start playing.

All i have to say is that im jealous...:( i have neither. Im broke and have no time to waste, thus i come to these forums for my daily fix.

I plan to pick up a ps4 first then a wii u down the line eventually.

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Glad to see you're enjoying your Wii U. it gets a lot of hate, yes, but it isn't half bad after you get one. Wii U may be questionable as a main console but as a secondary console it's totally an infinitely better combo than PS4 + One (Come ON, they are almost identical twins) or PC + PS4/One (Most of the catalogue is shared too).

First of all, congratulations on your purchase.

Secondly, hearing comments like this:

I played Super Mario 3D World with my GF and her brother and his wife last night for probably around 2 hours and we laughed more during that time than I can ever think of laughing during a gaming session,

and this:

PS4+Wii U = :)

really give me hope that there's folks out there who, despite having preferences (as we all do), can enjoy games from all facets of gaming and that a seeing a smile on one's face is worth the price of admission.

I tip my hat to you sir. I'm sure you'll have a plethora of great gaming memories from here on out! Stay classy!



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Acevil said:
I love both my Wii U and PS4, I have a tough choice putting PS4 over just yet, it has a lot of potential but yet lacks the punch to put it over.

Given I am PC guy as well, which does make the PS4 look less valuable. However Sony First Party should fill in that gap like Nintendo does.


The Wii U not being able to play multi-plat games as good as my PS4 (and not getting as many multi-plats) is why I hold my PS4 over it. Also honestly I would take Sony IPs vs Nintendo IPs. I prefer the interface and speed of the PS4 and the DS4 is better for most games I play.


I do totally agree on the interface being light years better. PS4 by far is the best in regards to that, it is simple and clean over the nearest competitors which are WiiU, Ps3, Xbox 360, and XboxOne. DS4 is my favorite controller of this generation, which is funny because DS3 was my least favorite of that generation. 

However I do typically put Nintendo IPs over Sony IPs for my personal tastes, given I have yet to see that many of either on console (many being more than 3 or 4 titles that I love, not just simply enjoy). Nintendo is at 2 (Super 3D Land and Zelda Wind Waker) and Sony is at 0 (Infamous will make it 1).

Given I have yet to give Killzone a fair run or Pikmin 3. Also might add DKCR to Nintendo.



 

well multiplats alway look better on PC so for me thats the reason i prefer PC/WiiU vs PS4 or Xbone. and yes the best internet browser of all 3 systems is o the wiiu. period.

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Teriol said:
well multiplats alway look better on PC so for me thats the reason i prefer PC/WiiU vs PS4 or Xbone. and yes the best internet browser of all 3 systems is o the wiiu. period.


Namely youtube on the browser (why does the APP suck so badly).