Strawman argument at its finest. Also spoken like someone who hasn't played Condemned or Kameo... wait, oh you haven't played any game on that list have you? Both of those were fantastic.
I think you need to look up the definition of "Strawman argument". I said it was my opinion, I wasn't setting up a straw man in order to tear it down. And I did play (and beat) Kameo once I picked up a 360. Just because I didn't play a game at the launch doesn't mean I never played it. Kameo was just OK - IN MY OPINION. Yes, I'd still say NintendoLand is a better launch title. And thank you for validating that NSMB is better than any of those 360 games - that was sort of the point. I'm not saying the Wii U had a stellar launch as it only had (and still only has) a few good games. But that is par for the course - the 360 didn't blow anyone away either except that it was the first HD console so relative to the PS3/Xbox/Gamecube it was new and shiny. The Wii U of course does not have that advantage since it is just playing catch-up in the graphics department. But game-wise, the 360 launch was just as mediocre as most (if not all) console launches and it seems like everyone from the top down here on CAG forgets that. And whether I played all the games or not doesn't mean I can't look at those games and give them a big "meh" - my 360 would have been collecting dust as well if I bought one at launch. Seeing that list makes me glad I didn't. Hell, I'm certainly entitled to my opinion as much as the 95% of CAGs dumping on the Wii U who have never so much as touched one .
From what I've seen it's in some strange limbo where it's not a completely new game, but it's way way way more content than an "expansion". New areas, tons of new monsters to hunt (though a good handful are just more powerful re-skins of existing beasts), new items, a second chacha for soloing, save transfer ability between WiiU and 3DS versions (which I'm pumped about), etc.
I'm really hoping for some sort of "buy WiiU and 3DS versions, get 20 off" or some such. I travel for work so it'd be great to farm solo on the road, then get home to WiiU and jump online with the same character.
That would be nice. It would have been even better if they had a bundle with both versions for say $70 or so, or maybe $80 with some exclusive DLC or something. They'd have gotten me hooked in for sure if they did that. You wonder if this were a Sony exclusive if it would have been a cross-play title. I picked up Sly Cooper at release partly because of that.
Edited by io, 09 February 2013 - 11:28 PM.