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User Info: o_rei

o_rei
2 months ago#1
amazing 1st party games in retrospect, a full-fledge VC, and a UX that actually had the heart of old nintendo.

I still play mine too this day despite owning a switch and ps4 Pro
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User Info: o_rei

o_rei
2 months ago#2
pikmin 3, zelda: WW HD, Yoshi Woolly World, Xenoblade Chronicles X, mario maker, splatoon, tokyo mirage sesion, tropical freeze, NSMB:U, Mario 3d world, and many more not to mention VC
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User Info: TheRushDawg

TheRushDawg
2 months ago#3
It had a good VC, sure, but it was arguably a step-down from the Wii's VC.

The Wii U also suffered from severe software droughts and some very low-quality, obviously phoned-in first-party games (Mario Tennis, Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival, etc.).

Lastly, the Wii U has been made almost completely obsolete by the Switch. If you were going to skip one Nintendo system, the Wii U would be the obvious choice.
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o_rei
2 months ago#4
I would argue the WIiU served as a necessary stepping stone to switch and created some of the most important franchises for nintendo in past 8 years

User Info: Pikachu1918

Pikachu1918
2 months ago#5
o_rei posted...
amazing 1st party games in retrospect, a full-fledge VC, and a UX that actually had the heart of old nintendo.

I still play mine too this day despite owning a switch and ps4 Pro


While I see the Wii U as a valid stepping stone between the Switch and the Wii. It was a system that was DOA.

Forget the bad design, just look at the hardware specs. They were a joke! The game pad, great idea for one player!

Whoever greenlite the Wii U should've been fired.
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User Info: CAPnCRUNCH

CAPnCRUNCH
2 months ago#6
I think under"appreciated" sums it up!
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User Info: Pikachu1918

Pikachu1918
2 months ago#7
CAPnCRUNCH posted...
I think under"appreciated" sums it up!


Under appreciated means the system had a chance.

The Wii U was DOA. A dust bunny collector due to poor system specs, and design.

You'd have to do a square one redesign to make it a viable system.
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User Info: sull56ivan2010

sull56ivan2010
2 months ago#8
Pikachu1918 posted...
CAPnCRUNCH posted...
I think under"appreciated" sums it up!


Under appreciated means the system had a chance.

The Wii U was DOA. A dust bunny collector due to poor system specs, and design.

You'd have to do a square one redesign to make it a viable system.

Combined with a hefty price and garbage amount of storage that the 360 did better with in 2005.

Wii U is no way underrated. Underrated is something like a 64, GameCube, Sega Saturn, Turbografx. It doesn't even compare to those systems.
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CAPnCRUNCH
2 months ago#9
How about "over-hated" then?
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sull56ivan2010
2 months ago#10
CAPnCRUNCH posted...
How about "over-hated" then?

The hate is deserved. It's a colossal failure for good reason. Overhate is a Sega Genesis, PS3, GameCube.

Wii U did not have any good marketing. The library is lackluster, including first party games that, while well received, did not make strong impressions for buyers. A price tag that should have been cheaper, a bulky controller that you can only use on one system. Over reliance on Wii products. A piss poor Virtual Console. Tons of issues. It's not over hated.
Nintendo and PC fanboys hate it when gamers play more than their games
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