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« on: March 18, 2013, 04:40:06 PM »

I just bought one from a fellow GTer because once they announced the remake of the wind waker it was just a matter of time until I bought one.  Anyway I will now have one and I wondered what I should buy.  

Any recommendations?  I expect to buy Lego Undercover because it seems great but what else should I be looking for until WW appears this fall?

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 05:29:35 PM »

Wii U?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »

Yes!  I have updated the title since I forgot to include it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 06:44:08 PM »

If the idea of true survival horror interests you then definitely give ZombiU a look.  This is not a game about run and gun combat, most of the time a straight up attack will get you killed.  On top of that, ammo is limited and the atmosphere is the most tense Iíve experienced since Amnesia.

New Super Mario Bros U has the feel of Super Mario World from the SNES, which makes it my favorite new Mario title by far.  There are also a ton of secrets hidden in the over world map which gives it good longevity.

If your system didnít come with it, Nintendo Land is a great party game.  A warning though, a couple of the games require a ton of add ons (Motion Plus + Nunchucks).

Donít have a gaming PC?  Look into Trine 2.  Itís a beautiful (up to) three player puzzle platformer.  And for something a bit different and more casual, Little Inferno offers a unique non-game experience.  Both of these titles are on the eshop.

Also, Monster Hunter comes out tomorrow.  It did NOTHING for me but you can at least check out the demo on the eshop.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 07:26:44 PM »

Everything Lordnine mentioned, but also Scribblenauts works well on the Wii U.

And definitely get Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2, if you don't have it on another platform.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 07:31:39 PM »

I have Nintendo Land which is pretty good, Super Mario U which is great and I am also getting Monster Hunter 3 this week and Lego undercover next week. ZombiU sounds great actually I thought it was a more fps Zombie game so might have to get that as well.

I am also playing some stuff from the Wii backlog which includes Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess, No More Heroes 2, Muramasa and Mad World. (I never had a Wii I could play this stuff on often.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 08:00:50 PM »

Lego is supposed to be a Must-Buy.
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 08:24:09 PM »

A DVD / Blu-ray player to sit next to it.  icon_wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 08:26:13 PM »

I still will have my PS3 for those needs.  

On that subject does the Wii U have a Netflix app?  How about Amazon Instant Video?  I use those more often on the PS3 than watching an actually DVD.

Never mind.  A quick google search found both of them.



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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 08:39:27 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 18, 2013, 07:26:44 PM

Everything Lordnine mentioned, but also Scribblenauts works well on the Wii U.

it's a fun party game too.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2013, 09:29:07 PM »

I picked up Kirby's Epic Yarn (an original Wii game) so I could finally play it.  I'm hoping it's compatible with the Wii U's Pro controller.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2013, 09:44:58 PM »

Unfortunately, very little is compatible with the procontroller.  Even a lot of WiiU games donít support it. *glares at Mario U*
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2013, 11:44:32 PM »

Quote from: Lordnine on March 18, 2013, 09:44:58 PM

Unfortunately, very little is compatible with the procontroller.  Even a lot of WiiU games donít support it. *glares at Mario U*

 disgust  Well that stinks...
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2013, 11:59:44 PM »

I don't think I have ever used the expensive Pro Controller.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2013, 12:53:09 AM »

This is the list I found for Pro Controller compatibility.

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Assassin's Creed III
Ben 10: Omniverse
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
FIFA 13
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nano Assault (Multiplayer only)
Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
ZombiU (Multiplayer only)
Darksiders II

The only ones I know from experience are Trine 2, Tekken and ZombiU multiplayer.  ZombiU is a special case since you cant use it in single-player.  It does however offer a very interesting multiplayer mode.  The person with the WiiU pad gets an overworld view and gets to place zombies with the touch screen.  The person with the pro controller plays a survivor and has to complete objectives.
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2013, 04:10:44 AM »

Not to hijack this thread, but is the Wii U supposed to just sit on an empty screen for a long time after you first set it up? 

Mine has been sitting at the Wii U Menu screen for at least 5 minutes with just bubbling sounds but no progress indicators or anything that I can do.
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2013, 04:21:09 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 19, 2013, 04:10:44 AM

Not to hijack this thread, but is the Wii U supposed to just sit on an empty screen for a long time after you first set it up? 

Mine has been sitting at the Wii U Menu screen for at least 5 minutes with just bubbling sounds but no progress indicators or anything that I can do.

Hmm, it's been 15 minutes and I can't even turn it off.  Wtf new console...  icon_confused
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2013, 05:24:16 AM »

Um, I hope this is a stupid question but have you tried interacting with the game pad?  If I recall the initial setup only displays on the handheld screen.

If itís running its update donít turn it off.  If you do you will brick it.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 09:32:23 AM »

Quote from: Lordnine on March 19, 2013, 05:24:16 AM

Um, I hope this is a stupid question but have you tried interacting with the game pad?  If I recall the initial setup only displays on the handheld screen.

If itís running its update donít turn it off.  If you do you will brick it.


Yeah everything initially is done via the gameplay. Took a little getting used to.
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013, 04:33:14 PM »

I had already setup all the basic stuff via the gamepad so that was nothing new, and tried tapping everywhere on the screen and hitting every button, but there was just no way to proceed.  It just displayed the same logo on both the TV and gamepad.

I ended up waiting 20 minutes and was still not able to interact with anything so I just pulled the plug.  After powering it back on I was able to get to the actual dashboard fine, updated it, etc.  Not sure why it was hung up like that, but it's a little worrying.
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