The Nintendo Wii U turns 5 years old

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  1. Dr.Hacknik

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    Basically my reaction to it's death.
     
  2. Gizametalman

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    I've literally, never played it.
    Still using my old Gamecube'd Wii.
     
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    perfect emulation machine. plays gamecube and wii off hardware, more or less, and everything else emulates well. it's nice to be able to play such rhings on the gamepad with a tv show in the background.
     
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    Wii U might have been a huge flop, but I still had a lot of fun with it. It had a decent number of fun 1st party games.
    Man, I can't believe it's only been 5 years. That means the Wii U was basically abandoned by Nintendo after only around/less than 4 years. Once they announced that BotW would be multiplatform that basically meant they had abandoned the Wii U.
     
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  5. zoogie

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    Ahh yes, the WiiU.
    The $300 Wii controller with nogames that was also secretly a game console with some fun games. :P
     
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    Very good console with a huge library of classics... maybe not the innovating console the Wii was, but very good. The Switch is conceptually better, but then again the Wii U is 100% backwards compatible with the Wii and a hacked Wii U is compatible with the Gamecube as well.

    BoTW and 2 HD remakes of Zelda games alone almost make it worth getting. If you just go with the Nintendo classics alone you have a very solid library that will be fondly remembered. The Gamecube also underwhelmed but yet it was a good system with many excellent games (Windwaker, Melee, Sunshine, Air Ride, etc.)

    I think nintendo expected an improved version of the Wii with HD graphics would sell well, but in my mind it was a couple of years late and not different enough. The pricepoint was also problematic... its biggest competition may have been the Wii and Wii Classic.

    In my house we have all the major console (and everything straight back to Atari VCS) and I'll tell you the Wii U gets a LOT of playtime. There's no better console to fire up at a party either.
     
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  7. leafeon34

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    The Wii U had a very short life. It was a failure but still has some great exclusives on it. Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, Paper Mario: Colour Splash (this game gets a lot of hate but I love it), Tokyo: Mirage Sessions, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Nintendo Land. As far as multiplatform games go the PC is generally the best option, though the Wii U had a handful of solid ports including Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Sonic and Allstars Racing Transformed and Bayonetta.

    I did hope that Mario Kart 8 and them Sm4sh would save the Wii U and while they did increase sales they just couldn't reverse the system's failures.

    I chose not to include Sm4sh or Bayonetta 2 as Wii U exclusives because they're probably going to come out on the Switch.

    It's biggest fuck up was the gamepad. Very few games used it well and the Pro Controller was way more comfortable.
     
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    If Nintendo is smart they will reissue as much as they can from the Wii U! Im sure they will continue to do so. I'd love to see HD versions of Ocarina and Majors (which they already kind of did on the 3DS).
     
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    The hell do you mean "kind of"?
     
  10. leafeon34

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    Yes, it makes perfect business sense to re-release every good Wii U on the Switch.
     
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  11. bbking67

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    Well it's a proper remake alright but the 3DS is not actually HD. I would expect a remake the caliber of the other two HD Zeldas. Don't get me wring, Ocarina and Majora are great on the 3DS!
     
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    I just want more DKC games :P
     
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    I remember getting hyped on the night before, waiting at Cinnabon at mall, which was next to Gamestop (still is). I remember waiting in line with my ticket Sunday morning and taking it home to my apartment. Hmm. Time flies.
     
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    I hope they don't. Would just enforce the "re-release" hatred.
     
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    I never had one myself, but I'd commonly go over to a friend's house to play mario 3D world, nintendo land, mario maker and plenty of other games...
     
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    Damn, this reads like a piece of Nintendo propaganda about their five-year plan...
     
  17. froggestspirit

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    This honestly saddens me. It could have been a great console, and it still has some good exclusives
     
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    Took the words right out of my mouth.
    If you weren't counting other people, then it would be the whole XBOX lineup.
     
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    I loved Mario Kart 8, Mario Maker and Splatoon. But the games I had a lot of fun on was probably Xenoblade Chronicles X and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
     
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  20. SaiTheOHaireDeliveryGuy

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    I enjoyed the Wii U. It had solid titles that I loved:
    Smash
    MK8
    MH3U
    Bayonetta 2
    SM3DW
    NSMBU
    Mario Maker

    I also enjoyed the Game pad, it was nice to play on it whilst something else was playing on TV.
     
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