Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:22 PM
So we've had it since Friday. Mommy-in-law sent us an early christmas gift -- the black edition + Zombie U.
We both agreed that we didn't really WANT it.. at least yet..because of being fairly disappointed with the Wii over 5 years. However, as a gift, we decided "Why not?". If we hated it, we couldn't really complain about wasting money.
I am slightly impressed, but I feel cheated. I feel that THIS is how the Wii should have been. I know, I know.. the Wii would not have sold the way it sold if it was more expensive. I get that. Really! But it just seems like such a slap in the face.
I'm still a little confused as to why the "eShop" isn't the same as the Shop Channel on the Wii. So basically I have to go to the Wii menu, to play virtual console games? It seems just silly. The load screens -- NOT IN THE GAME!! -- are just really long. Going from the system settings back to the main menu was really like 15 seconds. Woah. This seems to be the norm for everything going back to the main menu. Perhaps in time this can be fixed with an update. That'd be pretty fantastic.
Nintendo Land, Zombie U, and we bought NSMBU (purchased Sunday) are fun and "as expected". Mario is Mario.. it's fun, it's very pretty looking... but it's nothing "omggg!!<3". I only played a little Zombie U and it seems neat. Nintendo Land was only really fun when I had another person here and 3 of us played.
I'm pretty sure that this generation of gaming, I'll be doing the same thing. Keeping Xbox as my main gaming console (or perhaps even PC now that Steam has 'Big Picture' mode..) and keeping Wii U as my "side piece" that I only really buy Nintendo titles.
From people I know who have it, to just slightly reading posts on the internet SANS fanboys, everyone seems to be "just OK" with this system.
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