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turned my wii u on for the first time in a long time and one of the updated apps it has downloaded is... napster? wtf

i do not sense the entity ted (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 5 May 2016 09:22 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

I succumbed and bought a Wii U & Wind Waker. Excited!
― Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 1 March 2019 13:55 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

welcome to 2012 chuck!
(srsly tho the wii u was a great and tragically overlooked machine)
― Backdoor Pathway To Making Human Penis Started With A Wallaby (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 1 March 2019 13:56 (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ones that haven't gotten switch versions, you mean? like half of them have now
― ciderpress, Friday, 1 March 2019 14:28 (forty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah i love the wii u but most of the switch catalogue is just upgraded rereleases of wii u games, i'm glad y'all get to enjoy the games but it's a bit frustrating for those of us who already played these games :)
― the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Friday, 1 March 2019 14:45 (twenty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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, Friday, 1 March 2019 15:19 (seven months ago) link

super mario 3d world is u&k

stuff that hasn't gotten switch port/sequel yet:

Mario 3D World
the 2d Mario formula in 3d, people who like this one really like it

Pikmin 3
it's pikmin, it looks nice

Tokyo Mirage Sessions
a smt/persona spinoff about teen fashion idols with fire emblem personas. google image search should tell you immediately if this is for you or not, it's really visually distinctive like persona 5 but in a completely different direction

Xenoblade Chronicles X
Paper Mario Color Splash
these are less popular entries in their respective series but have some defenders

Star Fox Zero
whereas this one doesn't really have any defenders afaict

ciderpress, Friday, 1 March 2019 15:42 (seven months ago) link

oh there's also The Wonderful 101 which i know nothing about other than it's a platinumgames game so it'll be some sort of stylish action thing

ciderpress, Friday, 1 March 2019 15:43 (seven months ago) link

its very weird but i liked the little i played of it

Nhex, Friday, 1 March 2019 16:17 (seven months ago) link

and by weird i don't mean the content so much as the control scheme. like you ever played The World Ends With You? kind of like that but maybe less effective

Nhex, Friday, 1 March 2019 16:18 (seven months ago) link

Is The World Ends With You worth it on Switch? I have a DS emu

Evan, Friday, 1 March 2019 16:20 (seven months ago) link

TWEWY really wants to be played on the DS I think. All the other releases have compromised the gameplay somewhat.

moose; squirrel (silby), Friday, 1 March 2019 16:39 (seven months ago) link

from what i'm hearing that seems to be the case.
but i'm biased, i'd say it's worth buying a DS Lite or 3DS just to play that game

Nhex, Friday, 1 March 2019 17:00 (seven months ago) link

This thing is wild! It’s like a switch made by an idiot. Good games though

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:58 (seven months ago) link

After the total silence of the Switch, the low rumble noise of the Wii U is super annoying. (I also have hyperacusis, which doesn't help.)

I bought WWHD on disc and I'm already thinking of buying the online version instead so it's quieter - although now I have to find an old USB stick to save it on to, because my Wii U doesn't have enough memory. What a weird system! It's amazing how many dumb UX problems the Switch solved.

The demo of Pikmin 3 is adorable. Wondering if the game play style will get more tiring the more complicated it gets.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 2 March 2019 15:58 (seven months 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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