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there's been some low-grade clamoring itt

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Monday, 3 December 2012 07:11 (six years ago) link

Oh mine arrived on Friday, I got it out of the box and ran through the setup and the day one firmware update took an hour. By which time Jo was almost home from school, so I just had to pack it away again and hide it in the wardrobe (it's his christmas present) and I've basically been too busy and/or not interested enough to get it out again since.

JimD, Monday, 3 December 2012 10:01 (six years ago) link

you are a smart parent to check for downloads prior to gifting.

(alternatively, “Respec’”) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 December 2012 10:38 (six years ago) link

i've been thinking of getting this for the new sidescrolling Mario but I'm a little skeptical of it, I don't get at all what that clunky controller is supposed to do and I don't think I'd ever use it in "detached" mode. what does this thing do that regular Wii doesn't?

frogbs, Monday, 3 December 2012 15:16 (six years ago) link

well it plays wii u games so thats one thing

f (Lamp), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 05:48 (six years ago) link

don't think Wii could do this

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_meidi73F181qzp9weo1_500.jpg

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 15:36 (six years ago) link

Unyeah!

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 15:41 (six years ago) link

spoilers

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:00 (six years ago) link

what is a "Yeah"

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 06:00 (six years ago) link

Unaaliyeah

炒面kampf (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 06:15 (six years ago) link

got a Basic one at target along with Mario, the thing is currently d/ling software updates so I'm enjoying the odor of my chanukah candles and the peaceful loading screen music

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Monday, 10 December 2012 01:49 (six years ago) link

I'm sure I will get years of enjoyment from this but at this particular instant I feel slightly irresponsible.

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Monday, 10 December 2012 05:50 (six years ago) link

i really want to play the last story but i feel sort of stupid buying this to play a wii game on and i mean theres going to be a zelda game for it that ill want to play at some point sooo

f (Lamp), Monday, 10 December 2012 05:57 (six years ago) link

Housemate bought one of these on the weekend, despite my "wtf WHY?" protests (like he cares what I think haha). TBH we still used the wii a reasonable amount, or at least I do: I do wiifit a lot, and I dabble in various Zeldas and Animal Crossing CIty FOlk, so I'll just move those over to the new console.

Its built in browser and touyube app are rather handy. No more pissing about plugging someones laptop into the television with qa HDMI cable, and no futzing about trying to "type" urls in using a joystick and an onscreen kbd! For that alone, the screen controller is gonna be handy (hand it around at parties and let ppl put youtube clips on for lulz)

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Monday, 10 December 2012 05:58 (six years ago) link

touyube ? geez im getting dyslexic.

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Monday, 10 December 2012 05:59 (six years ago) link

is that what the kids are calling it these days?

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Monday, 10 December 2012 06:00 (six years ago) link

no

f (Lamp), Monday, 10 December 2012 06:01 (six years ago) link

is there ever gonna be another animal crossin

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 10 December 2012 17:50 (six years ago) link

3DS version coming out Q2 2013. came out in Japan a few weeks ago, has been a huge hit and keeps selling out shipments.

ばか ざっぴ (zappi), Monday, 10 December 2012 18:26 (six years ago) link

Housemate bought one of these on the weekend, despite my "wtf WHY?" protests (like he cares what I think haha).

haha, see, imo this is like the perfect scenario for new consoles. you don't have to be the early adopter who pays way too much and suffers through the first year or so when it sucks!

dexpresso (Z S), Monday, 10 December 2012 18:30 (six years ago) link

new animal crossing has been delayed for us but is coming

THE NATIONS YOUTH DANCED TO THE MACARANA (innocent) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 10 December 2012 19:09 (six years ago) link

Want to hang out and drink tea in a virtual house? Want a raccoon in short pants to insult you? You'll have to pay full price and wait your turn like the other animal crossing enthusiasts.

toy_sleigher (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 10 December 2012 19:23 (six years ago) link

coool.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Monday, 10 December 2012 19:30 (six years ago) link

lol sufjan

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 03:15 (six years ago) link

I havent played AC in ages.

Una Stubbs' Tears (Trayce), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:51 (six years ago) link

I'm a little surprised that the Wii U is pretty easy to get in stores around here. Maybe Nintendo has abandoned their "artificial shortages", or maybe it's just not doing as well as they hoped, like the 3DS...

Nhex, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:35 (six years ago) link

i was playing poker at a friend's house last night and he had just got a wii u and i was trying to lose so i could go play it but i ended up winning $20.

moral of the story: i am an adult now

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 17:46 (six years ago) link

your friends just aren't terrible at poker?

Nhex, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:11 (six years ago) link

I'm a little surprised that the Wii U is pretty easy to get in stores around here. Maybe Nintendo has abandoned their "artificial shortages", or maybe it's just not doing as well as they hoped, like the 3DS...

― Nhex, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:35 AM (19 hours ago)

pretty sure that is firmly in column b

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:13 (six years ago) link

I think it's a mix really. But remember wii had a ton of coverage and a huge casual hit with wii sports (remember all those stories about old folks homes and wii bowling?). As far as I know, there's nothing like that going on with this one + they have to fight against all the people who did buy wiis and have had those things unused for the last whatever years... they aren't going to rush out to get a wiiU (also should have had a different name to help set it up as something actually new).

For me the main problems are that it doesn't really have any compelling software & doesn't seem able to offer anything more graphically than old 360/ps3. This software line-up - another 2D mario game (after so many of these in recent years), another version of wii fit... it's incredibly unexciting.

JCL, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 23:53 (six years ago) link

It plays Netflix and Hulu

wongo hulkington's jade palace late night buffet (silby), Thursday, 13 December 2012 00:59 (six years ago) link

2d mario is exciting! if you're just counting consoles it's only the second since Super Mario World.

I realize this is kind of a half-baked theory but the video game console seems to go something like this - manufacturer does something new or innovative (like the first "leaps" of the NES and SNES, the PS1's 32-bit, 3-D gaming, the XBox catering to a more mature audience and the online crowd, and the Wii's new control scheme), and it becomes a massive hit, then has no reason to change things or fears a backlash if they do (hence why the N64 still stuck with cartridges) and falls behind, has to innovate again, etc. Wii U reminds me of say the PS3, where the question is "okay what does this do that my old one didn't?" and the answer is kinda lame like "well it plays Blu-ray" or whatever the hell the Wii U does (my regular Wii does Netflix by the way)

frogbs, Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:34 (six years ago) link

2d mario is exciting! if you're just counting consoles it's only the second since Super Mario World.

I count it as the 4th one in 6 years, 'cause you have to count the handheld versions, as they're exactly the same games. That makes for two in 2012 alone. And they're not very good (well, I haven't played the WiiU one, maybe it's better?).

JCL, Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:42 (six years ago) link

i really liked the Wii one (though mostly for the 2-player), since I never had a handheld I guess that's about it for me

frogbs, Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:49 (six years ago) link

yeah, the wii one is the best of the recent 2D ones. There's still something not quite right / balanced about it compared to the classic games. Recently the Super Mario Galaxy games were much better & more innovative, I thought. The other handheld one from last year, 3D Land mixed 2D and semi-3D gameplay pretty well. There has been a lot of Mario games in the last five years! I'm burnt out & I honestly don't think they compare to the amazing 2D platforming games that have been released during the same years, like Super Meat Boy, N, Spelunky etc..

JCL, Thursday, 13 December 2012 01:58 (six years ago) link

I think some of it is a weird kind of bias, I thought the Wii New Super Mario Bros. was kind of wacky feeling, like the characters jumped too high, felt like they were always on ice, had too many odd moves. Then I played Super Mario World again and realized I disliked it at first because I wanted it to control more like the Wii version.

frogbs, Thursday, 13 December 2012 06:02 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

new games announced
3D Mario & Mario Kart & Smash Bros at E3 (yawn)
Yoshi game made out of string, looks cute http://youtu.be/wSJMjQAJjio
Wind Waker HD remake this year with new "non-linear" Zelda later on
Shin Megami Tensei/Fire Emblem crossover (!!!!!)

oh and this, a Xenoblade followup where you fight dinosaurs & can fly mechs - guess i'm buying a WiiU when this game releases then (in 2014 probably)

http://www.abload.de/img/amekbv.gif

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:05 (six years ago) link

yeah that mech stuff looks incredible

ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:51 (six years ago) link

yeah, the wii one is the best of the recent 2D ones. There's still something not quite right / balanced about it compared to the classic games. Recently the Super Mario Galaxy games were much better & more innovative, I thought. The other handheld one from last year, 3D Land mixed 2D and semi-3D gameplay pretty well. There has been a lot of Mario games in the last five years! I'm burnt out & I honestly don't think they compare to the amazing 2D platforming games that have been released during the same years, like Super Meat Boy, N, Spelunky etc..

Man why the hell did Nintendo not flood us w Mario games during the SNES era?

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:48 (six years ago) link

I'm also kind of shocked that Mario 64 never got a sequel.

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 18:00 (six years ago) link

Super Mario Galaxy basically! Just less arduous.

an old penis drawing is now "new and notable" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 18:19 (six years ago) link

i mean, for the N64. Galaxy is incredible, maybe as good as 64 was, but it was 10 years later!

frogbs, Wednesday, 23 January 2013 18:27 (six years ago) link

oh look more mario games and a zelda remake

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:15 (six years ago) link

oh look more mario games and a zelda remake

otm

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:21 (six years ago) link

OK, Yoshi yarn game looks a'ight.

Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:22 (six years ago) link

wind waker already looks better than the newer zelda games, i dunno why it needs a remake

tity boi historian (ciderpress), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:23 (six years ago) link

xp Isn't it a bit like Kirby's Epic Yarn?

pure dressed up like a white ninja (snoball), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

if you're yawning at mario and zelda games perhaps nintendo is not the company 4 u

zero dark (s1ocki), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:27 (six years ago) link

Why the hell wasn't there Zelda sequels on SNES? Kids these days have no idea how lucky they are.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:31 (six years ago) link

if you're yawning at fighting a dinosaur then climbing in your mech then perhaps gaming is not the hobby 4 u

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:35 (six years ago) link

the noise is more likely a fan than the disc drive

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:01 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, the fan isn't too bad when I'm playing games on the hard drive, but the disc is really loud during Wind Waker, like PS3 loud.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:22 (seven months ago) link

(I have major hearing damage, though, so everything sounds loud to me.)

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:23 (seven months ago) link

oh ok carry on then

ciderpress, Saturday, 2 March 2019 16:33 (seven months ago) link

Given how expensive Switch games are, I realised I could buy a secondhand Wii U + a bunch of games for the price of 2 or 3 full priced Switch games. So I've retired the Game Cube from the living room, and I can finally get round to playing Wind Waker, Majora's Mask, etc. for the first time on one machine.

Anyway, er, - recommend me some Wii U games! Got my eye on SMG2 and Metroid Prime (which I've never played either)

― Chuck_Tatum

if you're going from gamecube to wii u, don't overlook wii games! there are a lot of really good ones that nobody bought, and the wii u will play them

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:05 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, I have a Wii too but the resolution is *terrible* on my TV which really affects playability. Weirdly the Cube looks a lot crisper.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 2 March 2019 17:52 (seven months ago) link

the switch is silent?! between the fan running and the stupid hd rumble playing like little mini symphonies (have to turn it off in half of the games) i can now only imagine that the wii u sounds like a jet engine

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Monday, 4 March 2019 16:41 (seven months ago) link

i forgot about Yoshi's Woolly World in my earlier list of stuff not on switch which afaict is the most well regarded yoshi game outside of the original yoshi's island

ciderpress, Friday, 8 March 2019 02:57 (seven months ago) link

but yeah of the like 20 good wii u games more than half are on switch now

ciderpress, Friday, 8 March 2019 02:59 (seven months ago) link

Besides Wonderful 101 what's left?

Nhex, Friday, 8 March 2019 06:13 (seven months ago) link

Nintendoland is VERY hit and miss but the good bits are really good, Mario Chase might be the multiplayer game we played more than any other on that console.

If you care at all about lego games then Lego City Undercover is still one of their best and is much better on this, the console it was designed for than on the the others it was later ported to.

But I'm clutching at straws. Mario 3D Land and Pikmin 3 are really the only exclusives left that are truly worth owning the console far.

JimD, Friday, 8 March 2019 13:31 (seven months ago) link

3D World sorry. 3D Land was the 3ds one (and is just as good, maybe a little bit better in fact).

JimD, Friday, 8 March 2019 13:32 (seven months ago) link

Tokyo Mirage Sessions if you love Atlus JRPGs, would love a port of that game so it has another chance to find an audience.
People seem to love 3D World but I found it disappointing tbh.

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 8 March 2019 14:07 (seven months ago) link


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