So I went back to the Wii U after not playing it for quite some time (because of the Switch, obviously), and WOW, things have changed. For one, it's only after you've played on the Nintendo Switch for a while that you feel how strange the Wii U GamePad actually feels in your hands. It actually took me a while to get it to feel comfortable in my hands, which I don't remember having to do before getting the Switch.
The games and Wara Wara Plaza also feel really empty because of the Miiverse shutdown, which really makes me sad. The games where I felt this the most were Super Mario Maker and Mario & Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars. It really shows how much of the Wii U was dedicated to social interaction through Miiverse.
The Nintendo eShop hasn't changed much, which doesn't really surprise me too much since nearly everyone who used to develop for the Wii U has shifted their focus to the Nintendo Switch and other consoles. What I WAS surprised to see, however, was games being released on the Wii U eShop in 2018. It shows that Nintendo still hasn't stopped supporting the Wii U, though they aren't releasing first-party titles for it anymore. It just felt strange to see a new game being published for the Wii U in 2018, but then again Just Dance 2018 got released on the Nintendo Wii, so we really shouldn't be surprised. Going back to the Wii U was honestly a fun, but also a strange experience for me.
The Wii U has quite a few games that I would love to see on the Switch, such as Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Maker, Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, among other amazing titles. These games are one of the primary reasons I played my Wii U again after so long. I'll definitely be keeping my Wii U so I can keep playing these titles, unlike others who are throwing theirs out, reselling them, or trading them in in favor of the Switch.
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