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Congrats I guess, I found WiiU in the end to be Nintendo’s weakest console, and a mediocre one overall. Even though it was one of the tiny few I actually got Day One.

I think the best things that came out of it were Captain Toad and Mario Maker. The former finally giving a personality to Toad is a similar manner Luigi’s Mansion did to Luigi, and it was a fun and well executed concept. The latter was the reason WiiU needed to exist, but sadly it’s community died off too quickly. Mario Kart 8 is obviously a great Mario Kart as well. Breath of the Wild though doesn’t really fell like it’s WiiU’s game similarly to Twilight Princess and GameCube, so in my mind it didn’t really do anything to elevate WiiU’s image anymore, brilliant as the game may be.



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I had tons of fun with the WiiU... and although I´m in love with the Switch and a few PS4 games, I still have a huge backlog of games to play on it.
The latest games I got were Darksiders Warmastered Edition, Paper Mario Color Splash and Starfox Zero. Has barely touched them, though.
I´m yet to finish Fatal Frame 5, Rodea The Sky Soldier and the amazing Xenoblade Chronicles X.
On family reunions, the WiiU is still our platform of choice for local multiplayer, since my collection of Switch games is still small.



Alex_The_Hedgehog said:
Oh, right, I forgot about both New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U. Great 2D platformers!

 

Yes, great games and NSLU is almost always considered a NSMBU's DLC, obviously they came from the same engine but artistically NSLU seems like a more polished game, a little bit. Does anyone remember that 2013 was Luigi's year? Lol

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

 

Zelda on WiiU was so different at the VGA before the Switch version. I bet they extinguished many features.

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S.Peelman said:
Congrats I guess, I found WiiU in the end to be Nintendo’s weakest console, and a mediocre one overall. Even though it was one of the tiny few I actually got Day One.

I think the best things that came out of it were Captain Toad and Mario Maker. The former finally giving a personality to Toad is a similar manner Luigi’s Mansion did to Luigi, and it was a fun and well executed concept. The latter was the reason WiiU needed to exist, but sadly it’s community died off too quickly. Mario Kart 8 is obviously a great Mario Kart as well. Breath of the Wild though doesn’t really fell like it’s WiiU’s game similarly to Twilight Princess and GameCube, so in my mind it didn’t really do anything to elevate WiiU’s image anymore, brilliant as the game may be.

 

I feel the same, Zelda seems more like a Switch Port on WiiU, and it should have been the other way. It was supposed to be THE GAME that would show the full potential of the gamepad.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
There are several Wii U games that I like, but overall I found the console disappointing. Then again, I've found even fewer PS4 games that I like, which makes it more disappointing. Really every console released during 2011-2013 has been disappointing.

Hey, 3DS released in that period! You don't say that was disappointing...



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I got one later in life and had a 3DS so I didn't suffer from droughts, though I was definitely bummed at the lack of Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Paper Mario, etc. The games it did have were great though, including the god that is Splatoon! No idea where I'd be today without that amazing game!



ThisanmU said:
S.Peelman said:
Congrats I guess, I found WiiU in the end to be Nintendo’s weakest console, and a mediocre one overall. Even though it was one of the tiny few I actually got Day One.

I think the best things that came out of it were Captain Toad and Mario Maker. The former finally giving a personality to Toad is a similar manner Luigi’s Mansion did to Luigi, and it was a fun and well executed concept. The latter was the reason WiiU needed to exist, but sadly it’s community died off too quickly. Mario Kart 8 is obviously a great Mario Kart as well. Breath of the Wild though doesn’t really fell like it’s WiiU’s game similarly to Twilight Princess and GameCube, so in my mind it didn’t really do anything to elevate WiiU’s image anymore, brilliant as the game may be.

I feel the same, Zelda seems more like a Switch Port on WiiU, and it should have been the other way. It was supposed to be THE GAME that would show the full potential of the gamepad.

For the WiiU it came much too late, but for the game itself it turned out to be much better. There’s no way it would’ve gotten the exposure and sales it got on Switch had it come say, 2015 to WiiU exclusive.



S.Peelman said:
ThisanmU said:

I feel the same, Zelda seems more like a Switch Port on WiiU, and it should have been the other way. It was supposed to be THE GAME that would show the full potential of the gamepad.

For the WiiU it came much too late, but for the game itself it turned out to be much better. There’s no way it would’ve gotten the exposure and sales it got on Switch had it come say, 2015 to WiiU exclusive.

 

Maybe they should have done different versions from the point the game was introduced first in 2014. The same game but each one using their own capacities. I would love to play that 2014/15 Zelda.