Poll: Are you happy with the quantity of upcoming Wii U games in 2015?

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Are you happy with the quantity of upcoming Wii U games in 2015?

  1. Yes! Quality > quantity!

    30.2%
  2. No, 2015 is another Wii U drought.

    23.8%
  3. Yes and no, it could be worse...

    39.7%
  4. I don't care, I only play Nintendo games.

    4.8%
  5. I don't care, I have another console / PC!

    1.6%
  1. shinkodachi
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    Reading Kotaku's article made me realize that (, in Japan at least,) Wii U is no longer enjoying that year's headstart in the quantity of games available for it. A full year has already passed since the PS4 / Xbox One were released in the West, so it's natural that games for these platforms are coming only now.

    This isn't news to most Wii U owners (I hope), but what should be news is the alarming lack of quantity Nintendo had in mind for 2015. Looking at Nintendo's schedule, this is the best we can hope for during the entirety of 2015:
    • Splatoon
    • Yoshi's Woolly World
    • Mario Maker
    • Mario Party 10
    • Project Giant Robot (?)
    • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
    • Project Guard (?)
    • Star Fox
    • Xenoblade Chronicles X
    • Zelda
    Two of the games in this list (marked with a ?) are games we haven't heard about in any detail, so realistically there are 7 games to look forward to in 2015. This list is obviously not taking into account Wii U exclusive games not made/published by Nintendo, though I haven't heard much from such games (e.g. Devil's Third) and I'm deliberately leaving out games that are for Japan only (e.g. Rodea the Sky Soldier). To keep it short, this is what most Wii U owners out there will get to see throughout 2015 for the Wii U.

    I have to say I'm not too worried myself, but I want to say that I'm happy now that I bought a PS4 alongside my Wii U.
     
  2. WiiCube_2013

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    The games that I'm interested for Wii U's 2015 line up are:
    - Splatoon
    - Star Fox
    - Xenoblade Chronicles X
    - Zelda
    - Yoshi Wooly World
    - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (hardly worth of a retail release, though)

    I'd say it's OK not as good as 2014 was but it's still pretty good with a new Star Fox, Xenoblade, (an actual real Wii U game of) Zelda and Yoshi Wooly World.

    I dunno what to think of Devil's Third because it looks kinda like shit and the voice acting doesn't help it either.
     
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    I believe the key games to look out for are Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Zelda. Most of the other games feel like filler IMO. Not hating on any games here, but even though I'm getting Yoshi's Woolly World it's not exactly a system seller. However, if done right (both in marketing and development), I believe Splatoon could be that one surprise title that shifts Wii Us off store shelves. My only concern is the online experience, which so far on the Wii U has been crappy to put it mildly, regardless of the game. (Humor me and play online in Smash Bros.)

    Xenoblade Chronicles X and Zelda at this point are guaranteed to move units, but that's just two games and I don't think relying on the same strategy like last year is going to help Nintendo move forward (aka the Mario Kart 8 + Smash Bros. "combo").
     
  4. fischermasamune

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    Why did you make a poll where all options support your point of view?
     
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  5. fischermasamune

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    Why did you make a poll where all options support your point of view?
     
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  6. RevPokemon

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    Way better than 2014 to me personally speaking (however I'm not a huge kart fan)
     
  7. shinkodachi
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    What's wrong with the poll?
     
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    I guess it is because of the fact that you kinda made up your mind BUT that really isn't relevant..
     
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    You're forgetting about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem - that's also (supposedly) coming in 2015. Aside from that, I'm also interested in Zelda U and Star Fox.
     
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    Aren't there rumors it is canceled or at the least won't come out until 16?
     
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    Rumours, yes, but it's a Nintendo cross-over and we'd surely have official word from them if it really was cancelled.
     
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    True but I'm just think that it probably would have been given a release date if it were to come out this year
     
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    Devil's Third is apparently also scheduled for a 2015 release.

    That said...I'll hold my horses. If all those games actually make it to the store and turn out to be good (especially Splatoon), I'll be very glad. But I just expect a "Please understand..." message somewhere on the line for Devil's third*, Star fox and Zelda.




    *this game better be good, or it'll always be remembered as "Devil's turd".
     
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    I'd love to hear something about that game in general. We barely know what kind of a game it's going to be! Either way it'll be a day 1 purchase, but I hope it's not turning out to be vaporware. :(
     
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    Don't forget Mario Party 10 either
     
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    Don't know how I forgot about that. Edited first post, thanks!
     
  17. styckx

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    I personally think it's great.. Almost 1 must have game a month... If you count the inevitable indie hits on the eShop.. You're guaranteed 1 must have game a month.. More than PC and PS4/Xbox gaming has. They usually dump "must haves" in the summer and then go into a fall and winter drought. Nintendo is doing it right..
     
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    Kirby and the Rainbow Course is a must have? :D It would be on the 3DS...

    PS4 gamers will have a lot to play this year: Bloodborne, Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mortal Kombat X, Persona 5, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End... I'm just listing games confirmed / very likely to release this year and mainly what I'm interested in.
     
  19. RevPokemon

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    Really ps4 vs wiiu vs xbone really just depends on what games you like
     
  20. shinkodachi
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    That's true, but styckx pointed out Wii U would have more content than PC / PS4 / Xbox One every month. I honestly don't think so.