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Ugggh,

As a Nintendo fan, I feel like celebrating the birthday Wii U is like celebrating the birthday Great Depression. I mean, just because mini-golf rose in that era (like XCX on Wii U), doesn't mean I want to celebrate any other day than the one where it ended =D

Last edited by Jumpin - on 21 November 2018

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Congrats, Wii U. What a depressing story this machine had, though. Even OP's profile pic reminds me of one of its many, many, many bad news it had.



I still do not have the switch so I still use my wii u and love it. His games are incredible!



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The WiiU version of Rayman Legends is one of the best platformers of all time, IMO. Top 5, probably.

Mario Kart 8 is the best game in that series, and probably a top 25 game of all time

Those two games alone make the Wii U a worthwhile system. Add to that a handful of other great games, and I am very happy with my purchase.

With that said, that giant controller screen thing is ridiculous. It looks like 90's tech, especially when compared to other tech that was on the market around the same time, like ipads. It turned off many people, I'm sure. And, frankly, anyone that thought it was a good idea to bring that monstrosity to market has no business making those kinds of decisions.



I have often wondered what BotW would have been like, had it not had it's second screen features removed.



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The Wii U was a train wreck, just horribly conceived and executed in virtually every possible way from its core design to the name to the marketing to the games to the lack thereof. Nintendo didn't just drop the ball, they then tripped over it, fell down a flight of stairs, and landed in a sewerage outlet.

Sure, it had some amazing games like Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2, but in between them was months and months of droughts that made the Sahara look like the Amazon. Plus, many of their big games for it were disappointing missteps.

All that being said, I can't bring myself to hate it, it's just too much of a pathetic underdog, like a deformed puppy you just help but feel sorry for.

At the end of the day, it gave birth to one of the greatest games of all time in BOTW, an awesome new IP in Splatoon, and a far superior successor in the Switch. That's its legacy; it may have been shit, but that shit fertilized the fields from which Nintendo's current resurgence has sprung.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 22 November 2018

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series X will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Happy birthday, Wii U. I always loved it and always will. I never understood why it didn't catch on since I value a console for its games, and I consider the Wii U's library far superior to the competition. Even though I can easily admit that the name wasn't good and it wasn't very clever to sell it like a boosted Wii. But I love the Gamepad and I can't understand why people call it clumsy and too big. It's actually very comfortable and the second screen can indeed add a lot to the experience.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Great system which gave me one of my greatest gaming years ever in 2015. Happy Bday!



I thought the Switch was Wii U's celebration.



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My son still plays/uses it almost daily.
It's a good system.



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