The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

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  1. Hells Malice

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    Fix is a very strong word.
    It made it slightly less shit on the WiiU, and fantastic on the Switch even when not in handheld mode (which ran flawlessly from launch luckily).
    The best part about it being on WiiU is now an emulator has enabled people to play it with the capabilities of PC hardware (and horrifying modding ability).
     
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    I have to agree about the fix part. Surely not perfect, but sensitively running a lot better now. Obviously we're talking about the WiiU's weak hardware, and it's honestly already impressive it could run such a massive game.
     
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    I'm sure if Iwata was still alive we wouldn't have had framerate issues.
     
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    i wish switch and wii u switched places, with the single screen experience coming first, and the dual screen following after, released as a hub for both the switch and 3ds to connect multiple to the tv while having a brain of its own for added power

    and the poster boy for this "Switch Hub" would be The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Epic ~ a multiplayer expansion to Breath of the Wild
     
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    Why waste your money on a wii u botw??? How about because the Wii U can also play 1000's of other games that span Nintendo's entire 30 year history?? Compare that to switch which only has 5-10 titles worth playing at the moment. Those that know anything about Nintendo gaming know that the Wii U is vastly superior to the switch in terms of bang for the buck and number of titles, new, and classic that can be played on it. Maybe in about 5 years the switch will be worth buying as it's library matures, as well as the possibility of hacking it. Even by then, the Wii U will still be a console worth owning for all it's flexibility, and huge game library that spans 30 years.
     
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    Argument doesn't hold water. Come back in 4 years. If it's the same? Then cool. The switch has only been around for 8 months.

    I get your point, but it's just not valid to compare an old console to a brand new one that's still building its library.

    VC is coming sooner or later (hopefully sooner) and we're already getting decent third party support.. Even if it's currently rereleases, but that just opens the door to Third Party exclusives that we missed out on with the Wii U.
     
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    wtf are you talking about?
    when did i say wii u wasnt worth buying?
    i said BOTW WII U wasnt worth, because everyone will move to the switch for more exclusivity
    dont dream boy, botw was the last game for this console, nothing new will come out of it.
    what im saying is, if youre a nintendo fanboy, better to get botw on switch rather than wii u
     
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    Lol at people saying Switch BOTW has "better graphics".
     
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    why?
     
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    inb4 cemu
     
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    lol, i hope you realise cemu is a wii u emulator,
    switch still has better graphics than "cemu version"
     
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    Alright, don't be THAT guy. Yes, I'm well aware that CEMU is an emulator. I'm also well aware that BotW looks and feels infinitely better with those tweaks on CEMU..
     
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    seems like you havent tryed switch version
     
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    First version I've tried. It's clear you haven't tried the modified version. The Switch version looks beautiful, but when you take away the limitations of the hardware, the game looks MUCH better.
     
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    cemu now allows to remove hardware limit?
    i didnt know, thanks for telling me
     
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    Ya that didn't make sense to me either. It runs at a better frame rate and a higher resolution but graphics are the same. If they made any tweaks to graphics then they are very minor.

    Stupidest console name they ever came up with.

    I got the Wii U Breath of the Wild since the second week it came out, I did over 100 shrines and beat the game and not once did it crash on me.

    I do like the Wii U because its 3 consoles in one. It natively supports Gamecube, Wii and Wii U over HDMI. Even though the Wii supports component cable (HDMI and Component basically outputs the same picture quality) my tv upscaler sucks so having the Wii U upscale my Gamecube and Wii games is much better.

    But other than recently hacking I barley played my Wii U. I got the top games released for it, they were cool but I didn't like the Wii U much. Until I hacked it, now its my best hacked console as of right now especially with emulators.
     
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    You know a lot of people say that, but I don't even know if its true or not. They say that with Breath of the Wild and with the new Mario Odyssey game. I mean big name companies like EA can pay to get good reviews for Battle Front 2 and yet that game still got slightly above average reviews. If big name companies can pay their way to get good 9's and 10's reviews then how come many aren't doing it.

    Oh wow, how do you plan on getting games for it as they cost money? Are you hacking to pirate? If so then your going to need to get yourself a spare HDD and SD if you don't have one already which is even more money.
     
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    i love wii u because also can play wii games.
    but why wii u is failure? so the best nintendo console is wii or switch?
     
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    I didn't pick one up until a few years down the line and even then the price of it hadn't dropped, but the games had. I purchased the games I wanted which were mainly exclusives and then shortly after IOSU was released, so I installed it and sold all the games. I've still got it set up on my TV and play it every so often as it had some decent games, sadly though not enough.
     
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    Let's not forget the regular Wii turned 11 today. :D