June 7, 2011

Gamer Rant — E3 Edition — Wii U

Nin­ten­do revealed its new con­sole at thi­er press event and are call­ing it the Wii U. Here comes the pain. So there was no men­tion of an actu­al con­sole they only focused on the con­troller. Wait I thought we were get­ting a new con­sole? First off the con­troller looks like its the size of the U Draw or a fat touch tablet. That’s way to big in my opin­ion. Yea its got a fan­cy touch screen, but why do I need a screen? Will it have heat­ing issues? Will it eat through bat­ter­ies? It’s gonna be in HD, but thats the most that was said about the con­sole. The prob­lem is like the Wii the Wii U offers noth­ing more than a new gim­mick. You can switch from your TV to your 6.2 inch screen and then it becomes a handheld.….but I already have a DS. They said release 2012 and gave no price. The 3DS is already $250.…now your try­ing to sell me a new con­sole with anoth­er hand­held for a con­troller? How much will that be? You can aim the new con­troller at the screen for dif­fer­ent uses in games (exam­ple was base­ball, you can use it to aim your pitch) but I get tired after hold­ing up con­trollers to point at the screen after a while. They are adding new­er titles like Arkham City, but I am not going to buy a new con­sole for one or two games when I can just get it for Xbox or PS3. Sure there will be more info to come with the Wii U, but E3 is the place to sell me on your prod­uct and I got­ta say I am not sold.


  1. CharcoalCoyote - June 7, 2011 2:27 pm

    Ehh, I dun­no. Nin­ten­do’s been mak­ing some inter­est­ing choic­es late­ly. I was pret­ty dis­ap­point­ed with the Wii. Even as late as the Game­cube, I remem­ber Nin­ten­do being the com­pa­ny that made mem­o­rable, impres­sion-mak­ing games. The Wii has­n’t real­ly “touched” me. Sure, Smash Bros was cool, and some of the reboots were pret­ty inter­est­ing, but noth­ing real­ly “hit me.” Now, the DS, on the oth­er hand, has been an excel­lent con­sole. I’ve played quite a few games on that lit­tle hand­held machine, and most-to-all of them have been great.
    I’m not ter­ri­bly wor­ried about the price of the con­sole and con­trollers. Sure, the prices we’ve seen right now are sub­stan­tial­ly high­er then they once were, but you have to look around; Gas is near­ing $5 a gal­lon, and every­thing’s on the rise. I’m sure that Sony and Microsoft will have to get out a next-gen con­sole with­in the next few years to keep up with the Jones’, and the prices will be ludi­crous.
    Is this con­troller a gim­mick? Undoubt­ed­ly. Do I believe that Nin­ten­do will pull it off suc­cess­ful­ly? Yes. Even with a con­cept as utter­ly retard­ed as the orig­i­nal Wii, it was still func­tion­al. The prob­lem with the Wii, in my opin­ion, was actu­al­ly game selec­tion; Nin­ten­do, like every­one else, got caught up in Reboot­ma­nia. The DS was anoth­er sim­i­lar sto­ry. When they first announced it, I thought it was the most retard­ed thing I had ever heard. “Two screens? Do they come pack­aged with an addi­tion­al mind and pair of eyes?” The sec­ond I picked up the DS and played the Metroid Prime: Hunters demo that it shipped with, my mind was blown out of the back of my skull.

  2. ScrotusKilmystr - June 9, 2011 3:23 pm

    It’s intrest­ing that they only showed the con­troller and noth­ing else they even said they had no actu­al work­ing titles for this new con­cept but showed titles like bat­tle­field, the new aliens games etc but showed footage from oth­er plat­forms ??????? and only a pre-ren­dered demo at the con­fer­ence I can see two flam­ing issues right now 1 that honkin con­troller is going to give some one carpal Tun­nel syn­drome and 2 the damn thing isn’t stand alone hmm­mm bet it will cost a nice chunk of change for just the con­troller alone as well.…


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