So, I’ll admit that it felt to me that the Wii U got off to a REALLY bumpy start. For quite a while after I bought the console, it felt more like it was better for Netflix and Hulu to be honest.
Let’s start off with how I felt when I bought the console. I was very excited with the design of the console. It reminded me of the Dreamcast, which is one of my favorite consoles to date. I figured that even though I was not as much a fan of the Wii, that since the Wii U had an actual controller that I would like it a lot more than the Wii, which I did, and still do.
I quickly noticed the lack of games for the Wii U. There was no Zelda game at launch, nor was there a Mario Kart or any of the staple Nintendo games aside from New Super Mario Bros U and Nintendo land. This did not concern me much as I knew that we’d get these games later.
I found the compatible controllers amazing. The game pad feels great for its size and being, in essence, a table controller. NSMBU worked quite well on it, as well as various other games and demos I played. I even like the Resident Evil Revelations controls. I also got the Wiimote and Nunchucks to go along with it, and a Pro controller. The Wiimote worked well with a lot of games, but it wasnt my favorite still, but the Pro controller felt amazing to me. Its lightweight and feels as good as a ps3/360 controller in my opinion. I replayed many games with that controller and I prefer it to the other controllers.
Now, all this hasn’t disappointed me much, but I also purchased a 3DS and I feel that a lot of titles went to the 3ds that could have also gone to the Wii U. I would have liked Shin Megami Tensei 4 for Wii U, or Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, or countless other games. They also need a Star Fox game as well.
I personally dont care for the tons of re-released games either. Its nice to have them, but in this case, it feels like theres more of them than new games on the Wii U.
All-in-all, the Wii U feels like it could be a great console, but its lacking mostly in games. If Nintendo throws out a few more titles, then maybe the sales will go up on the console. Maybe add some cross Wii-U/3DS gameplay too.