... although i don't think nintendo is the one to make it shine. not for me anyways. and all because of 2 words:
dead space introduced to me what i thought was a cool new gameplay mechanic. it was an on screen menu system. the key part of this on screen menu is that it allowed the game to keep playing (unpaused) which really increased the level of tension in a horror genre game. the very same feature is explicitly called out in wii U's upcoming exclusive zombie U.
..so in another thread is was just going on about what i would do to improve ragnarok odyssey(RO) when it dawned on me, there is probably a good reason the game i was describing isn't what RO is or any other game has been on a console. i wanted something more akin to WoW instead of the water down version that is RO (or monster hunter for those more aquatinted). every game i started thinking of was either PC exclusive (keyboard bindings) or on a console but a single player game featuring an extensive inventory system driven by a pause menu.
but in online multiplayer, the game cannot be paused.
so there you have it. wii U could do the one thing i do want -- deep online multiplayer gaming that isn't an FPS death match. online multiplayer in the action adventure genre akin to WoW and all thanks to an off screen inventory management system that can side step the one technical limitation of online gameplay.
so the question is... with nintendo far more focuses on local multiplayer than online, who is going to make said game?
...call me a hypocrite all you want but i've just started to hope sony puts a screen on the controller of their ps4. my god i'm a hippogryph.