Be Excellent To Each Other

And, you know, party on. Dude.

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Reply to topic  [ 783 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:29 
User avatar
Thanks

Joined: 11th May, 2008
Posts: 10682
Wii-U production to end shortly.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016- ... -this-week

Some interesting comments saying that there's no sign of it being sold off cheaply through retail channels, and no real expectation of it becoming a cheap console to pick up down the line either (although that's just speculation of course).

I really would recommend a Wii-U just for the relatively small number of truly spectacular games it has available for it, even if it requires a fairly sizeable cash investment.

_________________
The Premium YouTube Fruit Machine Emulation Experience - https://www.youtube.com/c/DegsyDegworth
Only £2 per month! *
* Not really.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:06 
User avatar
I'm a computery guy!

Joined: 27th Jun, 2008
Posts: 33265
Let's be honest here... The Wii-U was a disaster.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:14 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10151
Location: Sunny Stoke
It's probably not a good sign that the only reason I want a Wii-U is to play Smash Bros (although I'll probably still end up preferring the Gamecube version anyway)

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:28 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50298
Location: Nottingham
DavPaz wrote:
Let's be honest here... The Wii-U was a disaster.

Commercially yes, and third-party support was almost non-existent. But worth the price of entry for the following games alone:

Super Mario 3D World
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Bayonetta 2
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario Maker
Pikmin 3
New Super Mario Bros. U
Splatoon
LEGO City Undercover
The Wonderful 101

And Nintendo Land at a pinch - was a good showcase for the game pad's potential.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:36 
User avatar
Thanks

Joined: 11th May, 2008
Posts: 10682
I'd add Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze which is one of the very few games I've bothered to take to 100% completion, and was kind of bereft when there was nothing left to do. One of the very finest platformers I've ever played.

Also, Rayman Legends, which is sublime and makes good use of the gamepad's screen.

_________________
The Premium YouTube Fruit Machine Emulation Experience - https://www.youtube.com/c/DegsyDegworth
Only £2 per month! *
* Not really.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:38 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50298
Location: Nottingham
Hearthly wrote:
I'd add Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze which is one of the very few games I've bothered to take to 100% completion, and was kind of bereft when there was nothing left to do. One of the very finest platformers I've ever played.

Also, Rayman Legends, which is sublime and makes good use of the gamepad's screen.

I'd forgotten about Donkey Kong, and Rayman Legends is available on other platforms (also why I didn't mention ZombiU).

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:58 
User avatar
Thanks

Joined: 11th May, 2008
Posts: 10682
Legends does make use of the gamepad's screen though, so there are unique Wii-U elements.

DKTF is off the scale amazing, just thinking about it makes me go all gooey remembering what a fucking magnificent gaming experience it was.

_________________
The Premium YouTube Fruit Machine Emulation Experience - https://www.youtube.com/c/DegsyDegworth
Only £2 per month! *
* Not really.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 20:58 
User avatar
Participant in dramatic games

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3476
Location: United Provinces
Still amazing that the wiiu got eurogamer's GOTY 2013,2014 and almost 2015 with such a small selection. ..

_________________
XBL: Romanista WiiU: Romanista77 Gamecenter: Romanista345 3DS 0318 8943 6467
Steam: Romanista345 PSN: Romanista345 Switch: 5098 6135 1325

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 18:22 
User avatar

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 2046
I've owned a Wii U since launch day, and consider it a colossal disappointment, well, apart from Super Mario 3D World I guess.

The whole 'tablet' (sic) controller concept just sunk it. If they hadn't hobbled the console with a laggy, heavy, cumbersome gimmick controller that only works a few meters away from the console, then they could've released something competitively powerful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 18:28 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
I can't be mad at my decision to buy a WiiU. Frankly, Xenoblade Chronicles X is worth the price of the console alone. It's an amazing, colossal, batshit-mad game that will never be released anywhere ever. If you've never played it, well done, you're an idiot.

After that, Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2 are both terrific.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 20:11 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15852
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Saturnalian wrote:
I can't be mad at my decision to buy a WiiU. Frankly, Xenoblade Chronicles X is worth the price of the console alone. It's an amazing, colossal, batshit-mad game that will never be released anywhere ever. If you've never played it, well done, you're an idiot.

After that, Super Mario 3D World and Bayonetta 2 are both terrific.

And MH3U was worth every penny you spent on it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 22:26 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
I know the controls are said to be pretty abysmal in StarFox: Zero but, fuck me, I'd saw off both hands so I don't have to play anymore of this if I could.

I just can't fathom who thought this was a good idea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 23:10 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
Urgh, why can't I just fly the sodding Arwing? This tank, and chicken robot and Gyroscope thang are all garbage to control and are terribly boring. And this fucking droid that pops out to "hack"...HNNNGH.

Just let me shoot shit in the fucking face.

Ok, I just want StarWing with these lovely graphics. That'd be enough for me. This is less than nothing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 0:25 
User avatar
Paws for thought

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 15852
Location: Just Outside That London, England, Europe
Satsuma wrote:
I know the controls are said to be pretty abysmal in StarFox: Zero but, fuck me, I'd saw off both hands so I don't have to play anymore of this if I could.

You could just stop playing it with no hand loss...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 0:43 
User avatar
Per giustizia e libertà

Joined: 23rd Nov, 2008
Posts: 497
Star Fox Zero managed to out-rubbish the wonky Star Fox game on the DS, and that says a lot. :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:55 
Excellent Member

Joined: 5th Dec, 2010
Posts: 3253
There is a emulator out for Wii-U now

http://cemu.info/index.html

The site appears to do everything it can to put you off saying its experimental and not for general use. :)

I subscribe to this guy on YouTube as he does good Hyperspin and other emualtion stuff

He has done a video discussing what works as there was an emu update last week, looks like some games will work on the PC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl-U1CWiQG4&t=348s


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:00 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7223
Starfox Wii U gave me a headache.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 13:16 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
I don't mind the motion controls to shoot but the dual screen is the real fuck up here. I'll just watch the TV and put up with inaccurate shooting but then it'll do something stupid to force me to look at the pad like removing the recticle from the screen and giving me a kooky camera angle for some ungodly reason. Ive taken to switching the main screen back and forth using the - button but it's still a mess.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 22:48 
Excellent Member

Joined: 5th Dec, 2010
Posts: 3253
Just picked one up from Ebay, came with all of this for £205

(list comes from sale)


Games included:

- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
- Splatoon - Super Smash Bros. For Wii U
- Mario Kart 8

Accessories Included:

- Wii U Official Pro Controller
- Wii U Gamepad
- Gamecube Controller
- Special Edition Smash Bros Gamecube Controller
- Wii U Gamecube Adapter
- Wii Remote and Nunchuck
- 500gb External HDD
- 16gb SD Card
- Gamepad Stand
- Super Mario Keyring
- 2 Sensor Bars
- Mains Plug
- HDMI Cable
- Wii U Gamepad Charger

Not sure what the 500gb drive is for? Still plenty there to play with :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 0:38 
User avatar
SavyGamer

Joined: 29th Apr, 2008
Posts: 7223
You can pretty easily hack a Wii U then put games on a hard drive.

Or you can just use it for games you buy from the eShop.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 20:22 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
So I gets that Super Mario 64 on the WiiU and because the resolution was ... 320x240 ... I've got a big ole black boarder and no options to resize the screen. Bloody Nintendo. I wish I'd have got an emulator or summats I bet they'd let me resize the screen.

And the camera is a bit of a nuisance as well. Trying to stomp the stump near the that first chain-chomp was a pain in the bottom.

And Mario is a real shit to just get him to stand in front of a sign where I can read it.

BEST GAME EVA!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 16:23 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
Cool Cool Mountain can fuck right the fuck off.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 16:55 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43547
Location: The erogenous zone
git gud

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 17:21 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
Mario's a cunt.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 17:28 
User avatar
Lord Humongous

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 43547
Location: The erogenous zone
Nintendo.

_________________
Flickr Behance Discogs

'Not without talent but dragged down by bass turgidity'


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 20:40 
User avatar
Bad Girl

Joined: 20th Apr, 2008
Posts: 11071
I'll tell you something about Mario 64: the widely praised camera is dogshit. When I'm running around the mountain with boulders rolling down, the sodding camera that supposed to follow you won't turn at the corners and the manual camera is an arsehole to flip around when you're moving.

And another thing, I don't reckon the music is that hot either. It's not offensive but I always considered the Mario music to be on another level of catchy, jaunty awesome. This ain't exactly blowing me away. Mind you, I've only visited 4 stages out of the 15. Swimming is a fucking ball ache an' all but that's always a problem for 3D Mario until recent.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 22:42 
User avatar
Comfortably Dumb

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 10151
Location: Sunny Stoke
As my Wii U arrived today, I figured I'd transfer my data across from my Wii in case I couldn't access some of the stuff on my Wii U account. Bit of a faff with the SD card and switching between consoles, but almost worth it solely for the little Pikmin animations of them loading all your old data onto a rocket (ok, SD Card), to then fly it over to the Wii U. The little fellas are currently unloading it all now :)

_________________
Consolemad | Under Logic
Curse, the day is long
Realise you don't belong


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 22:00 
User avatar
Participant in dramatic games

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 3476
Location: United Provinces
well this is lovely http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018- ... archivists

_________________
XBL: Romanista WiiU: Romanista77 Gamecenter: Romanista345 3DS 0318 8943 6467
Steam: Romanista345 PSN: Romanista345 Switch: 5098 6135 1325

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 23:42 
User avatar
Lupine member

Joined: 27th Mar, 2008
Posts: 50298
Location: Nottingham
Anyone else want my Wii U before it goes on eBay? I had a buyer mess me around.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Wii-U
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 23:43 
SupaMod
User avatar
"Praisebot"

Joined: 30th Mar, 2008
Posts: 14155
Location: Parts unknown
Absolute cunt. Give him negative feedback!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 783 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Kern, Lonewolves, Vogons and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search within this thread:
You are using the 'Ted' forum. Bill doesn't really exist any more. Bogus!
Want to help out with the hosting / advertising costs? That's very nice of you.
Are you on a mobile phone? Try http://beex.co.uk/m/
RIP, Owen.

Powered by a very Grim... version of phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.