What did Nintendo ever do to you?

 

 

Now the time has come to put the law down, since people all over the net and verbally have been nailing Nintendo’s new generation console and saying they should stick to game creation and not console development.

I personally think these statements are hogwash and most likely from Sony or Xbox fanboys. Did Nintendo not first introduce us to the first 3D without glasses product with the 3DS and let’s not forget the first gaming console and they were the only one to do so. Did they not also introduce us to the next generation of gaming by introducing the first tablet remote that works very well, as well as delivering similar and in some cases superior graphics to the current gen consoles in a smaller design. Sure they did have some bumps in the road with their slow OS which I assure you they have rectified now. Sure, I do agree in some cases people are complaining about lack of titles but as you will find in this article that this is coming to an end very soon. I also don’t agree with statements saying they must stop reproducing last years hit titles such as Mass Effect 3. I think this is a smart move by Nintendo because it gives people who bought the Wii U the chance to play those titles if it’s the only console they have or if they never bought the title on a previous platform. Now don’t take me as a Nintendo fanboy for this it not what I am. I enjoy all the developer’s consoles and what they offer and all 3 developers have their merits and their disasters. All this bullying is so unnecessary. It’s time people started being more open minded and fresher.

Now,  I am using this article to prove that Nintendo is far from rolling over and giving into bullying fanboys and they are continuing by delivering what the console was made for. This may shock some people, but they made it for “Gaming”. Now,  now don’t fall off your chair and die that a gaming console was actually made for gaming. Sadly, the next gen consoles have forgotten this to a degree with their pay to play online nonsense and silly TV add-ons. Nintendo hasn’t let us down though, they let us play online for free and we can use their social “Miiverse” for free, which integrates quite well into the consoles package. The Wiipad remote introduced some really cool features such as in the case of “ZombiU” where your backpack is displayed on the remote’s built in screen, and Ubisoft used this to deliver a scary thrill that when you’re digging in the backpack the game does not pause and will leave you vulnerable to a zombie attack giving the game a fast paced gameplay.

The following advert will show some key points of the Wii U.

 

 

So  lets look back at what Wii U, on its own,  has brought us in the last year up to now:

Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade

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Trine 2: Director’s Cut

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Tank! Tank! Tank!

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Nintendo Land

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New Super Mario Bros. U

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New Super Luigi U

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LEGO City Undercover

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Game & Wario

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Pikmin 3

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The Wonderful 101 (August 23rd)

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Rabbids Land

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Sports Connection

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ZombiU

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Rayman Legends (was to be an exclusive but changed hence the delay in release)

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Scribblenauts Unlimited

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Game Party Champions

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Now from my count this is 15 exclusive Nintendo games we have received in the year Wii U been out, now I don’t know if it is just me but isn’t that more than 2 games a month? Neither of the Sony or Xbox exclusive titles were that many in that amount of time and I haven’t even mentioned the online store games. Sure, the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 have quite a lot of exclusives by now,  but they’ve been around for how long hmm??

Now lets dip into the what Nintendo is bringing us between 2013/2014 from themselves and third party games:

Exclusives:

Bayonetta 2

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online

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Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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Mario Kart 8

Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

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Super Mario 3D World

Sonic Lost World

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

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Yarn Yoshi

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Pokemon Rumble U

Third Part Tiles:

Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!

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Angry Birds Trilogy

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Angry Birds Star Wars

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Batman: Arkham Origins

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut

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Disney Infinity

F1 Race Stars

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Just Dance 2014

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Monster Hunter Frontier Online

Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator)

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Sniper Elite V3

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SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

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The Lego Movie Videogame

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Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

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Turbo Super Stunt Squad

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Watch Dogs

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Yakuza 1 & 2 HD

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Young Justice: Legacy

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Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures

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Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

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So let’s sum up the upcoming games:

Exclusives: 14

Third Party: 23

Total Count: 37

Wow! 37 new games coming and this is only what has been announced and excludes online games. There will be more games announced during 2013/2014. Now you see the Wii U is not lacking in games and I do not believe as some have stated that Nintendo is doomed. People just get off your high horses and enjoy what our gaming generation is given and stop slandering one of  the grandfather console gaming (or in South Africa “TV Games”) companies. Please support each platform, if you can don’t go and alienate a platform just cause stupid fan boys are picking on it. Go to a BT games store and actually play a Wii U, go see how some new titles are way cheaper than there other platform counterparts, think practically… AND MOST OF ALL LOOK AT HOW WII U HAS INFLUENCED THE PS4 AND XBOX ONE! Did you not find it odd that all of a sudden the PS Vita quickly got implemented into the PS4 as a tablet remote and as off screen play and that Xbox 360 and Xbox One implemented smart glass which applies similar features a few months after Nintendo announced the Wii U? It was to keep with the Wii U! All of this aside if you are looking at getting a console that is fun and innovative, the  Wii U is “your man”, and if you want to stick to what you know, as in Sony or Xbox then by all means do, they make awesome consoles, but stop and think before you start nailing another platform because you think it makes you look clever, cool or whatever it does for you because in the end you are making a fool of yourself. Let’s not forget the Wii U also gives you access to all previous Wii titles as well as the Virtual Console content on the store but that is for another time.

I would like to hear any comments to this article so feel free to comment if you choose to but please keep your comments civil and do not troll other peoples comments.

JUST A REMINDER IT IS THE YEAR OF LUIGI, GONNA BE A AWESOME YEAR!

This Is SSupertramp Signing Off saying:

Keep Being A Passionate Gamer

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Shaun Dyer

He lives in a dungeon tormented by the amount of games wanting to be finished.

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  • kellystretch

    Thanks for the awesome article Shaun! Great to see the long list of Wii U games headed our way in the near future!

  • heavenshitman1

    Good to see some true gamers still out there fending what is essentially , the worlds undisputed most successful and longest running gaming company of all time. Nintendo also gave the gaming world analogue controls, Rumble (a feature I never like, never the less), dual screen gaming. And the touch screen DS’s were prevalent before smart phones even.
    However, there was a mathematical glitch in your article

    “Now from my count this is 15 exclusive Nintendo games we have received in the year Wii U been out, now I don’t know if it is just me but isn’t that more than 2 games a month?”
    On average that equates to less than 2 games a month lol, alas
    I own a WiiU, and will likely have every major title it will ever have. I doubt Vita and smartglass with ever be put to major use on those systems because the non dedicated Wi-Fi will lag and also there won’t be a guaranteed install base with those devices.
    When Nintendo hits this Christmas with all it’s major titles, WiiU will be fine
    PS4 and XB1 goers can stick to their generations old dual analogue controls

    • SSupertramp

      haha your comment made me laugh cause you just so truthful, and yes that is a mathematical glitch but i was including the third party release titles as well

  • David

    “Now from my count this is 15 exclusive Nintendo games we have received
    in the year Wii U been out, now I don’t know if it is just me but isn’t
    that more than 2 games a month? Neither of the Sony or Xbox exclusive titles were that many in that amount of time”

    Wrong. Just, wrong on every single level.

    Even if I ignore that you counted Tank Tank Tank and Trine 2 as full release games despite both being downloadable titles, (and Trine 2 being on every other platform), the Ps3 also got 19 titles over the same period. Among them being The Last of Us, the best game of 2013 by far.

    Playstation All Stars (came out 3 days after the WiiU launched)
    Ratchet and Clank Q force (9 days)
    God of War Ascencion
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    Sly 4: Thieves in Time
    Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
    Tales of Xillia
    Dust 514
    The Last Of Us
    Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
    Atelier Ayesha
    Time and Eternity
    Kamen Rider: Battride War
    Mugen Souls Z
    Tekken Revolution
    The Guided Fate Paradox
    Disgaea Dimension 2
    Diggs Nightcrawler

    Still yet to come out this year? Beyond: Two Souls, The Puppeteer, Until Dawn, Gran Turismo 6, Tales of Xillia 2, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – and I’ll remind you, this is for the console thats supposed to be winding down.

    The WiiU in its first year gets less exclusives than the Ps3 in its 7th. This is beyond pathetic.

    • SSupertramp

      Um David No information was given out on any details of the ps4 during 2011 and wii u was in development almost a a year before they announced it so sorry but your argument falls flat and secondly i have a vita and so far its current integration with the ps3 is horrible so lets hope ps4 will make it work:-) And why you bringing up the last of us that was released nearly 7 years after the ps3 launched so that not even a valid argument to my point on the titles release window, and tank tank tank was a physical release. yes trine 2 was on other platforms but not as a directors cut. and lastly i did not mention or show the plenty other titles they have release third party and first so you really missed the whole point of my article. Wii U is meant for family use as you can see but its light colours and interface night dark like sonys, sure they do need more AAA titles but they are coming. Dont Get me wrong i do appreciate your input and you do know your stuff but you missed my point, Oh until the last of us came out New Super Mario U was The Biggest and fastest selling game of 2013 but Last Of US Over Took it And It Deserved it. And Guys Gaming Consoles Are Not Just For People Who Want Death Violence and Destruction they also meant to be enjoyed by all ages so if you see rubbish titles to you thats just to you i like all the games mentioned i try all games and try to have fun with them. Only thing i bumbed about is the fact aliens was cancelled and resdent evil revelations u physical copy missed our shore so sad cause that is the first true resi game in years. and all your games you mentioned are new how does that compare to sonys measly 3 exclusive titles and 18 thirdy party titles that were released during its launch window. wii u had 23 and with more exclusives.

      • SSupertramp

        You Clearly a sony fan boy and for good reason there some awesome titles you mentioned coming so if thats your choice stick with it cause sony doesn’t let people down so if sony you choice stick with it, my choice is everything i love all games from cartridges to digital, from +3 to 18, from puzzle bobble to jrpgs, to mmogs to need for speed. and all consoles of exclusive titles they show off their history so nintendos titles titles just make sense, same with sony, and the same with xbox.

      • David

        “Um David No information was given out on any details of the ps4 during 2011″

        It worked with the Ps3 at that point, with the feature being improved upon for the Ps4. No influence from the WiiU.

        “And why you bringing up the last of us that was released nearly 7 years after the ps3 launched”

        Yes, but it released at the same time that the WiiU had launched. I don’t care that, if the WiiU had launched when the Ps3 and 360 did, it would have had more exclusives, because, newsflash, it didn’t launch when the Ps3a nd 360 launched. The WiiU didn’t launch in 2006, it launched in 2012. And by the standards of consoles in 2012, it sucked, and continues to suck. Like I pointed out, since it was released, the Ps3, a console thats supposed to be dying, has more brand new exclusives being released for it.

        “yes trine 2 was on other platforms but not as a directors cut.”

        Wrong. The content in the Directors Cut is on the steam version.

        “Wii U is meant for family use as you can see by its light colours and interface, not dark like sonys,”

        Because the P{s4 isn’t being released in white. And its certainly not launching with a cute 3D platformer called Knack. Oh wait, its doing both those things.

        “Oh until the last of us came out New Super Mario U was The Biggest and fastest selling game of 2013″

        No, that was Bioshock Infinite.

        “And Guys Gaming Consoles Are Not Just For People Who Want Death Violence
        and Destruction they also meant to be enjoyed by all ages”

        Once again, Knack.

        “and all your games you mentioned are new how does that compare to sonys
        measly 3 exclusive titles and 18 thirdy party titles that were released
        during its launch window. wii u had 23 and with more exclusives.”

        Because its not 2006, its 2013. And the WiiU isn;t facing Sony’s 2006 PS3, its facing the 2013 PS3, and the Ps4.

        This is what you don’t get. You don’t just get to compare the WiiU to how the Ps3 was when it launched, you compare it to how the Ps3 is now, because the Ps3 is its competition now.

        • SSupertramp

          SUPPOSE IF YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THAT POINT OF YOU YES YOU ARE 100 PERCENT CORRECT, I CANT COMPARE THE WII U WITH PS4 AT ALL CAUSE MAJOR DIFFERENCES. AND KNACK IS 1 TITLE FOR CHILDREN THEY ARE OFFERING. 1 TITLE. A AWESOME TITLE BUT 1 WHICH MEANS OUT OF ALL THERE GAMES THERE STILL MORE GAMES FOR MATURE GAMERS. WHICH IS A GOOD THING BUT ESTABLISHES IT AS A CONSOLE FOR HARDCORE GAMERS AND NOT MORE FOR FAMILY. SONY HASNT REALLY BEEN A FAMILY CONSOLE MORE FOR HARDCORE GAMING. SO YOU ARE A HARDCORE GAMER. IF YOU WERE A STANDARD GAMER YOU WOULD HAVE BATTLED ME WITH XBOX 360 STUFF AND EVEN MORE PC STUFF. I CAN NOT ARGUE WITH A HARDCORE SONY FAN CAUSE ALL YOU SEE IS SONY THEY ARE THE BEST, THAT THEY CAN DISAPPOINT, BUT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ALL YOUR POINTS AS IT YOUR POINT OF VIEW. I CAN NOT TELL YOU ARE WRONG ESPECIALLY WITH THE POINT OF VIEW YOU CLEARLY JUST ILLUSTRATED. PLEASE STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW BEST WHICH IS SONY AND HARDCORE GAMING CAUSE THAT IS WHERE YOUR HAPPY. IF NINTENDO OR EVEN XBOX DISAPPOINT YOU THEN COOL BUT THEN JUST DONT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS DON’T GO ROUND BAD MOUTHING THEM. THEY ARE A VERY SUCCESSFUL GAMING COMPANY THATS ALL THEY DO AND BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS, YES I AGREE WITH YOU THEY DO MAKE BAD DECISIONS BUT THEY STILL HERE AND WILL ALWAYS BE HERE. I LOVE THE THAT FACT YOUR PASSIONATE AND DO HAVE VALID POINTS. MY ARTICLE WAS TO HELP PEOPLE NOT JUST HARDCORE GAMERS TO SEE THAT WII U IS NOT A RUBBISH CONSOLE AND IS FUN AND HAS GAMES FOR EVER TYPE OF GAMER THATS ALL MY POINT WAS.

          • SSupertramp

            AND I TIRED OF THIS COMPETITION NONSENSE IN MY OPINION THE CONSOLE DEVELOPERS MUST WORRY ABOUT THEIR PLATFORM MORE. THE WAR IS NOW ONLY BETWEEN XBOX AND PS, NINTENDO IS DOING THERE OWN THING NOW AND IF THEY FAIL THEY FAIL BUT THEY GAVE ME OPTIONS AND THE WORKING OFF SCREEN PLAY THAT THE OTHERS HADN’T GIVEN THE WORLD EITHER YET OR WORKABLE. THE REASON I STILL SUPPORT NINTENDO BECAUSE I KNOW THEM AND UNDERSTAND THEM AND KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THEM SO THEY DON’T DISAPPOINT ME. AND I HAVE THE SAME EQUAL VIEW IN SONY, XBOX, AND PC DEVELOPERS. THEY ALL STICK TO WHAT THEY KNOW AND THATS THEIR MOST SUCCESSFUL TITLES WITH SOME NEW ONES TO ADD GOOD MEASURE

    • SSupertramp

      What Are You on About Obviously A Older Console With More Backing and more ground to stand on Would have More Releases Your Sir Have Seriously Missed The Whole Point

      • David

        You claimed the Ps3 had less games released in the time that the WiiU has been out than the WiiU. It has not. You were flat out wrong.

        • SSupertramp

          YA GO LOOK AT THE 10 MONTHS PS3 WAS OUT IN 2006. STOP COMPRING TO PS3S WHOLE LIFE SPAN

  • David

    “Did you not find it odd that all of a sudden the PS Vita quickly got
    implemented into the PS4 as a tablet remote and as off screen play”

    Yep. So quickly, in fact, that it happened a full 6 months before the WiiU was ever revealed. Making it Sony’s idea originally. And therefore in no way influenced by the WiiU.

    Funny how that works out, isn’t it?

  • AsimLeonheart

    Most of those games are trash and nobody is going to run out to buy a Wii U for them. Adventure time? Spongbob? Turbo? You just listed every possible shovelware to inflate the list. Finally, exclusive just does not automatically makes a game good or appealing. How many people bought or will buy Wii Us to play Lego Star Wars or ESPN sports connection? How about listing some AAA exclusives released in the past year or will be releasing in the near future.

    • Sebastian Stroud

      The Wii U is aimed to please the casual gamer and not the hardcore gamer as the PS3 and Xbox 360 do. You may look at these titles and think they aren’t worthy of your time or money, however, if a Nintendo Wii U fan looks at these titles he will think differently. I can be honest with you and say that none of these games appeal to me as I play on the 360 and PS3 but it does necessarily mean they are bad games. It comes down to personal preference.

      • SSupertramp

        NICE THE CHAMPIAN HAS SPOKEN HAHA

  • JimmyNice

    Here is the thing….. Nintendo didn’t do anything necessarily to me… they just let go of some of the strengths of their past and they didn’t grow up along with me.

    I have played every system since Atari and the 1st system I ever purchased as a teenager with my own paycheck from my own job was a used NES with a small 13″ color TV from a local Video store. I have incredibly strong memories from NES, Super NES but it was around the time of the N64 that they started to lose me.

    What used to be a house of incredibly diverse games from tons of developers, started to be the house of only Mario, Link and Donkey Kong. Don’t get me wrong… the games they made were great, but the reasons to stay became thinner and thinner. I had over 30 games for my NES, over 40 for my SNES. I had 4 for my N64 (Golden Eye, Mario 64, Doom & Banjo & Kazooie)… only 2 for my Gamecube (RE4 and the cute 1st zelda they did)… My wii has the new Mario… that my girls only play… the sports thingy and a boy and his blob that someone gave to us. All the while with each generation, my Playstation and Xbox libraries have grown as they grew with me and made games that I “had” to have.

    I don’t have a Wii U and don’t intend to purchase one. Zombie U game looks cool and the new Mario as well.. but I just can’t justify a purchase of a system for a couple of games. Xbox 360 took a long time before it was added at my house… but L4D 1&2, Dead Rising and Alan Wake… along with some great indie titles like Castle Crashers… made it a must own system for me.

    PS4 and Xbone have 1 or 2 games that I’m interested in so far… and while they haven’t sold me yet… I’m confident in what’s coming that I can safely purchase one if not at launch… then not long after. I know my purchase is justified as I am clearly a target market and purchaser for them.

    I don’t feel like I am a target for nintendo… which is a shame. I’d like to be. But until I see them focusing on “must haves” that make me “have to have” their systems… they will stay where they are. On the shelf. I think the so called “hate” you referred to is more like apathy… from long time gamers like me who no longer feel like we are a part of the equation.

    If Nintendo wants me I’ll be over hear… playing an emulated version of their former greats on a laptop… and remembering what once was.

    • SSupertramp

      JimmyNice thanks for your comment and your comment is so true hence y i said try it out before letting others tell you mean things, i love nintendo, sony, and xbox, i will always love nintendo cause they offer me games that are CLOSE TO MY UPBRINGING and make me feel like a small boy again intrigued by basic stuff, their games are not always about graphics and violence and shooting peoples heads off and just pure visual stimulants, but are more about having pure innocent fun. if you want the other stuff then obviously stick to sony and xbox cause they deliver on the sinister side which is just as cool

      • JimmyNice

        Thanks… they’ve always had a game or 2 each of the last generations (Eternal Darkness, Zombie U this time around) that make me think about it… but I think Resident Evil & Final Fantasy 7 changed everything for me and that my heart lies with the expansive RPG (Elder Scrolls), hybrid RPG/Action (Fallout, Red Dead Redemption) and my favorite, survival horror (Resident Evil, Last of us, and my all time favorite, Fatal Frame) are just where my grown up heart lies. I still love kiddie… but it needs to innovate and excite like Little Big Planet. If LBP had been on Nintendo (which it was offered to them 1st and they turned Media Molecule down) I would still be a fairly strong supporter. But they don’t seem to want to move out of their 1st party stronghold and get some fresh perspective… again, just my opinion… I do watch their conference every year and hope to see some things that make me go “OK… that’s it, I have to have those games… that’s worth buying a system!” but I’m still waiting.

        • SSupertramp

          Well then X you will Love It Part Of The Xenoblade chronicles it a rpg, and there is dragon quest x online for you, and fatal frame has moved over to nintendo under different title name the one title was spirit camera for the 3ds awesome title, 3d effect was implemented quite well. and if you like little big planet why arent you looking at scribblenauts. and sadly the third party developers who dominate the gaming industry are mostly American and European and they only wanna support the one jap gaint called sony, there plenty japanese developers working on titles for wii u but we wont see them. i mean grasshoper is looking into no more heroes 3 for wii u but still hasn’t gone full force, to busy with killer is dead for the opposition platforms

  • SSupertramp

    Um David No information was given out on any details of the ps4 during 2011 and wii u was in development almost a a year before they announced it so sorry but your argument falls flat and secondly i have a vita and so far its current integration with the ps3 is horrible so lets hope ps4 will make it work:-) And why you bringing up the last of us that was released nearly 7 years after the ps3 launched so that not even a valid argument to my point on the titles release window, and tank tank tank was a physical release. yes trine 2 was on other platforms but not as a directors cut. and lastly i did not mention or show the plenty other titles they have release third party and first so you really missed the whole point of my article. Wii U is meant for family use as you can see but its light colours and interface night dark like sonys, sure they do need more AAA titles but they are coming. Dont Get me wrong i do appreciate your input and you do know your stuff but you missed my point, Oh until the last of us came out New Super Mario U was The Biggest and fastest selling game of 2013 but Last Of US Over Took it And It Deserved it. And Guys Gaming Consoles Are Not Just For People Who Want Death Violence and Destruction they also meant to be enjoyed by all ages so if you see rubbish titles to you thats just to you i like all the games mentioned i try all games and try to have fun with them. Only thing i bumbed about is the fact aliens was cancelled and resdent evil revelations u physical copy missed our shore so sad cause that is the first true resi game in years.

  • Escopablobar

    I agree that Nintendo should ignore the non-constructive noise on the internet. I fear, though, that they are also ignoring beneficial market feedback on how the larger
    consensus perceives their products.

    For the most part, adults want mature, compelling subject matter in their games or at least the option to consume such entertainment. The lists above prove there are a lot of incoming Wii U titles but only a handful can be categorized as mature. So the first problem lies in Nintendo’s insistence on publishing mostly kid friendly software. The thing is kids don’t buy
    consoles…adults with money do. Combine that with the fact that children are increasingly migrating towards mobile devices at the exclusion of home and handheld consoles and we find that Nintendo is preaching to the wrong congregation.

    Second is Nintendo’s lack of 3rd party support. Again, there are a lot of games
    on the lists but there are only a handful of multiplatform games or third party exclusives of any significance. The entire onus is on Nintendo to support the Wii U. That is a difficult position to hold as it has led to stagnation. Nintendo is trapped within their own innovation-less loop. Mario and Zelda are indeed quality IPs but they hold no great interest for the larger consensus. Consumers want COD, Battlefield and Telltale’s The Walking Dead.
    Ultimately, we want variety beyond 20 year old reiterations.

    Third is the Nintendo loyalist. Many refuse to criticize Nintendo even when their ineptitudes are quite obvious. Nintendo culture needs to change to not only address the 2 issues above but also to not be so resistant to change. I have never seen such an insular company. Loyalists and apologists have defended Nintendo and placed them atop a mountain beyond
    reproach. Many claim they like things the way they are…Mario next, Zelda next, Donkey Kong next, delayed software, lack of innovation. Many solely play these reiterations but at detriment to third party viability on the platform. Sadly, the consensus cares little for that. Stand and send a message to Nintendo that things need to change. Show them you are changing and want variety. If you don’t the Wii U will fail. For all the lists in the world it will fail because as you have seen so far, no one else cares.

    • SSupertramp

      I Agree with you but firstly the third part developers dont wanna help them even ubisoft backing out and secondly they landed a deal with sega on many unnamed titles only one was established which is sonic. yes they need more mature games but you must realize that they are trying but the third parties are alienating them. and there is at least 1 walking dead game on wii u which is far more mature than tell tales it not as popular but it still an enjoyable game i speaking of Walking Dead Survival Instinct

      • Escopablobar

        I don’t think third party involvement boils down to the question of if they want to but rather if they can. I believe Dice, Epic and the like would love to sell more software to more people to make more money. Publishers and devs, for the most part, are platform agnostic out of necessity. They don’t pick sides nor do they exclude platforms for personal reasons. There is always a business decision driving their actions. The problem lies with the Nintendo gamer. They need to 1) buy third party titles in the millions 2) buy the subsequent sequels in millions. When the publishers see this there will be no questions as to the viability of developing on the Wii U.

        • SSupertramp

          Yes but wii u is only 10 months old and they are alienating it in favor of ps4 and xbox one for they are easier to develop on cause they are running pc hardware so it much easier to to create cross platforms. the problem is that with out third party also supporting wii u how is wii u suppose to sell more consoles to support more games sales. the third party developers are getting greedy now i mean how come call of duty ghosts is going to wii u cause the developer sees more money wont be as much as others but still more money, the others who wont develop on them want to see equal amounts of money which is not possible. i wish all the companies that closed down still existed cause then wii u would have enough games to sell. but time will tell after xmas. I Believe Nintendo s Bets strategy is to support more indie creators like the guys of Dead island, There will Be plenty AAA Japanese Titles For Wii u In The Years To Come and also We dont know what nintendos plans are for at e3 they didn’t even do a press conference some say because they had nothing to show who didn’t wanna make overshadowed announcements due to PS4s Unveiling I Believe In Nintendo. I Looked back at wii and it had many awesome titles that Sony or Microsoft didn’t even sniff, so Nintendo will come with some mature games soon enough

          • SSupertramp

            if not i still got my other platforms to provide me with mature mindless games, but always can go back to wii u for some fun gaming, cause lets be honest here mature games are the most frustrating games they not really made to relax a person which is cool but does cause issues after a long day at work.

            • Escopablobar

              There is a lot of truth in what you are saying. How can Nintendo improve its third party relations if third parties are unwilling to work with them at this point?
              History is proving to be a factor in this estranged relationship. If you take a look at software performance on the Wii, success was a lopsided affair in favor of Nintendo. Take for example the COD franchise on the Wii. It sold about 7.5 million copies across 5 iterations. These numbers are hollow in comparison to what one sequel has or will do on X360 alone.
              Now, can we assume that these 7.5 million units sold are enough to recoup Activision’s investment in developing for the Wii? Let’s say we do. It is obvious at this point that profits, if any, were marginal. Also Activision is a monolith within the gaming industry. One publishing failure or even 5 for that matter will not negatively impact their operational health. They have an extremely diversified portfolio of successful titles.
              Most other publishers do not enjoy such security. These are tenuous times for many. New platforms mean new costs and with the Wii U much like the Wii history suggests that success may be marginal at best.
              So, I don’t know how Nintendo will implement these necessary changes. I just know that they need to change.

              • SSupertramp

                I think the need to invest a 1 major pokemon release for Wii u made like the 3ds and ds titles but with a full open world access to all 650 pokemon and fully render us world with awesome visuals. Haywood draw many people in and try convince Ubisoft to back them again

  • SSupertramp

    Whoops I Left Off Assasins Creed 4

  • SSupertramp

    SAD TIMES ARE NOW WHERE SUPPORTING ALL DEVELOPERS ARE SEEN AS WRONG AND JUST NOT GOOD. WHERE ARE THE DAYS WHERE YOU HAD ALL THE CONSOLES, NES,SNES,SEGA,PS1 AND IT WAS ALL AWESOME AND NO REAL WAGING BATTLE FOR WORLD DOMINANCE. ALL THIS GENERATION WAR DOES IS DESTROY COMPANIES OR FORCE THEM TO MAKE RASH AND IN SOME CASE BAD DECISIONS. ONE GENTLEMAN SAID WHY CANT THEY ALL JOIN FORCES AND MAKE ONE UNIFIED CONSOLE. SADLT THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN CAUSE ALL COMPANIES AS PEOPLE HAVE SEEN ONLY CARE FOR PROFIT, WHICH IS GOOD CAUSE WITHOUT IT THEY WOULD CLOSE BUT MAN THEY CREATE SUCH HATEFUL PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY. ENJOY GAMES AS THEY ARE NOW CAUSE LORD KNOWS WHERE THE FUTURE WILL TAKE US

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