Should I get ALTTP or save my money for another game.

Discussion in 'Wii U - Games & Content' started by BobPwnz, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. BobPwnz
    OP

    BobPwnz GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    131
    19
    Apr 9, 2014
    United States
    I have $43.00 on my eshop account.I was wondering if I should get ALTTP on the wii u and and have 35 dollars left or Save my money for games like super smash bros or Mario Kart. Currently I only have 2 games,Super Mario 3d Land and Nintendo Land.
     
  2. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    If you're tight on cash, then I suggest you save up for the game you think will last you the longest. LttP is an excellent Zelda game, it's still my favorite in the entire series. But on the same note I'd recommend something else entirely, e.g. EarthBound. That game will have you crying and wetting your pants, seeing nightmares, calling your mom for help, getting deeply depressed, incapable of social interaction, and finally the feeling of utter amazement at how astonishing and influential an RPG game can be. You'll shed tears of blood just looking at the title screen after you've completed it. Did I mention it's actually a good game? :)
     
    BobPwnz likes this.
  3. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,943
    1,337
    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    I wouldn't recommend Mario Kart 8 because you'd probably get bored of it pretty quickly but if you like fighting games and with tons of content and infinite hours of replayability then Smash Wii U it is.

    Note: Smash Wii U is only seriously playable if you use a GameCube controller.
     
  4. rip-it-up

    rip-it-up GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    246
    21
    Oct 19, 2009
    manchester

    Rubbish advice, Smash is perfectly playable with other controllers, And mario kart has just as much longevity as smash,
     
  5. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    Which is why it can't really be recommended before the adapter, official or third party, is seriously available. OP doesn't sound like wanting to drop over $100 on a stupid adapter that Nintendo can produce for $1 and still fails to get to market... *Sigh*
    Rubbish advice...?
     
  6. BobPwnz
    OP

    BobPwnz GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    131
    19
    Apr 9, 2014
    United States
    I've decided I will spend my money to buy Earthbound and I am loving it right now. Thanks shinkodachi
     
    cearp, WiiCube_2013 and shinkodachi like this.
  7. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,943
    1,337
    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    It's playable but not ideal.
    Nope. It isn't.

    I played the original Mario Kart 8 before the DLC 1 even arrived and I got tired of it quicker than I had expected, and yes, I did play online (as I always do with MK8) so once I've played all of it I was done with it.

    The Battle stages are utter crap so I just skipped it because it's just normal races.

    Hopefully DLC 2 will last more than 20hrs.
     
  8. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    Awesome! I hope you can take your time playing it as it's a vast game with tons and tons of content. It should easily last you 30 hours, likely even longer. My first playthrough was 82 hours and I really took my time to play it. Nowadays I can beat the game in less than 10 hours and honestly, this is one of the games that will be enjoyable no matter how much time you sink in it. If you ever feel stuck hit me up via PM, I'd love to help. ;)
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Member
    16,425
    4,035
    Nov 17, 2008
    Australia
    Queensland
    if you still want to get alttp and earthbound there is always vwii emus :P
     
  10. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    Shush! I want Mother 4 / EarthBound 2 to happen. It doesn't have to be by Itoi's lead. If he's done with Mother, surely there are other folks bright and talented enough willing to take up the challenge! And if we all just keep emulating stuff without paying for it, then it'll never happen. :( (I do realize there's a one in a million chance of Mother 4 ever happening, but still!)
     
  11. Issac

    Issac I

    Global Moderator
    GBAtemp Patron
    Issac is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    5,414
    2,715
    Apr 10, 2004
    Sweden
    Sweden
    Well, with $43 you can probably get ALTTP along with that Earthbound, since it's also a fun game. I'd spend that eshop money on many cheaper games rather than one large expensive one. Liking metroidvania games? Super Metroid and Guacamelee are great... and so on. There's much fun to be had ;)
     
  12. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,943
    1,337
    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    I'm thinking about getting Mother/Earthbound or whatever the game's called because it seems to be THAT awesome and people constantly give it high praise so it's a game not to miss out.

    Problem is, there's other games I want to play and complete first before getting to Earthbound, like finding all the crates in CoL (clearly they're hidden in dark places which complicates everything now).
     
  13. BobPwnz
    OP

    BobPwnz GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    131
    19
    Apr 9, 2014
    United States
    I just recently got Earthbound and it is awesome.
     
  14. nikeymikey

    nikeymikey This is now a Spiderman thread.........

    Member
    973
    145
    Nov 19, 2008
    I am old enough to still have an original Earthbound Snes cartridge in my loft :) I never really got into it back in the day, was too impatient... Maybe i will get the old snes out and give it a proper go.
     
  15. chevowner

    chevowner Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    56
    5
    May 23, 2014
    United States
    This depends of what kind of games you like.

    I don't mind fighting games, but find them really boring. I have Smash, and got bored of it after one hour. Mario Kart on the other hand I need to play that less.
     
  16. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Member
    11,675
    2,955
    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    NYC
    as far as longevity goes, maybe looking into rpg's, like fire emblem, fantasy life, bravely default, or even animal crossing works
    alttp is a good game, but its too short and easy
    vn's like ace attorney trilogy will work too if you havnt played the games already