The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

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  1. Eddypikachu

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    I bought it late into its life cycle, like summer of 2016, so my experience with it was great since it already had a lot of really great first oarty titles like 3d world, bayo 2, pikmig 3, dk tropical freeze, w101, smash wii u, and splatoon, I dont regret my purchase at all. Plus I skipped out on the wii bc I didnt have enough money back then so I also got the chance to play the entire wii library so thats great too, and even now I still use my wii u every now and then to play ds games on loadiine. The gamepad was super comfortable for me and I do miss having two screens for things like splatoon. So yeah I liked the wii u a lot
     
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  2. september796

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    wii u is exclusively for nintendo fans.. if you're not then you probably hated it
     
  3. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda

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    Far away from my kitty named Zelda :'(
    youre a bit late, wii got released on november 19, not 20

    hum... so like, a 3rd part producer using 1st party stuff, right?
     
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    Something of that nature I would assume.
     
  5. RowanDDR

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    With Nintendon't via the vWii you can play GC games too. So let's hand it to the Wii U, it's good bang for buck that this console can play GC, Wii, and Wii U games... plus tons of other older systems via Retroarch of course.
     
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    It was still November 19th when I made the post, I'm Pacific standard time.
     
  7. Noctosphere

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    Far away from my kitty named Zelda :'(
    Lol

    Yes, thats all i have to say

    Lol
     
  8. Jayro

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    Yeah, yeah... I always appear late to the party compared to the rest of the world, but at least I'm not in Alaska or Hawaii. They're both dead-last.
     
  9. Noctosphere

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    Far away from my kitty named Zelda :'(
    Alaska is probly the best states in usa.
    But its just the point of view of a quebecois
     
  10. bjaxx87

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    While I agree that the Wii U couldn't compete with MS and Sony, I honestly enjoyed it a whole lot more than the Wii.

    I mean, what killer titles did the Wii have? Two 3D Mario games, one 2D Mario game, Metroid Prime 3, Smash, Mario Kart, Xenoblade, Donkey Kong Country and one of the least appreciated Zelda games since Zelda II. To me the Wii was more of a party console with outdated technology (not even HDMI...) which I rarely used for "core gaming". It even made me buy my first non-Nintendo console, an Xbox 360.

    The Wii U also had entries of all the series above except for Metroid (well, there's Axiom Verge, though) and most of them were superior (Okay I'm not talking about Galaxy, of course).

    All in all the Wii U re-introduced me to Nintendo gaming and my stack of cool games in blue cases is far bigger than the white one. The amount of high quality "Nindies" is a plus too!

    So yeah, while I own a Switch, my Wii U still keeps me busy and my Wii keeps collecting dust.
     
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  11. UltraDolphinRevolution

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    Still playing Wii and Wii U regularly. And I have no interest in the Switch so far. I'm also very disappointed that they let the Wiimote pointer go. Pointing on the switch is problematic without a sensor bar (see World of Goo).
     
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    Smash 4 its still the best in the Evo :)
     
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  13. nashismo

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    The WiiU was great! Specially modded. But it depends on the person.

    Even though it is the most amazing retro gaming console (Gamecube, DS, Wii, WiiU, VC games, etc) it just not worth it for some people. Why? Because for example, in my case, I can emulate ALL those game on my PC already! So, it becomes redundant!

    If you don't have a good PC, (you have a shitty laptop, etc) I think is an amazing console if not the BEST emulato/retro gaming console out there.

    Personally I sold it off, and bought myself an i7 6700 :) with the money I got from it! hehehe. Cemu runs great now! Hahahah
     
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    Bought it, played Bayonetta 2, sold it the next month and That's pretty much it. Kinda want one again for smash, Xenoblade x, and some Mario though
     
  15. Obveron

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    Unless you care about local multiplayer on multiplats, because most pc versions of multiplats strip out the local multiplayer that console versions include.
     
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    Bought my wii U Mario Kart bundle back when that launched (2014 i think). After playing the hell out of MK it sat for a while, then the mod scene started getting good w/ Loadiine etc... as it is today I can't say I regret my purchase, especially how the mod scene is now, with Gamecube injects retroarch, and all that good stuff! I still laugh when people come by and ask what the hell system that is.... talk about a marketing failure. Most people think its pretty darn cool after playing it!
     
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    Great console!
     
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  18. Nalaflow3rs

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    Totally agree, Wii U could of been a great console but it was just wasted potential =3= Did have some great games and ports tho I might add! o:
     
  19. Captain_N

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    I liked the wii u. Shame the third partied never actually tried. When gamestop starts selling Wii U games for 50% off and d 70% off like they did for gamecube games im going to try to collect as many as i can. I was able to get a Wii U kiosk and a Amiibo kiosk from the wii u gen. Anything wii U will be rare in 10 years. Do you find any turbo graphics cd games in thrift stores? Nope it will be like that, where its online and expensive. I need to get a White Wii u for my Kiosk or a Kiosk Wii U....
     
  20. FAST6191

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    Is it the responsibility (or good business sense) of the third parties to try or does Nintendo have to incentivise such things to happen? They seemed somewhat light on the latter, almost like it was the 8 and 16 bit days and it was still a privilege to work with them.
     
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