It’s been said that Nintendo makes games for children. I remember loving Nintendo when I was a young lad, and the truth is; I still love them. We’ve had our problems, our fall outs and our teething pains, but we’ve grown up together. So when I wake up this Thursday, I hope to see a Wii-U in my stocking. Now let me tell you, it’s not loyalty which drives me to the Wii-U. It’s something that no other next generation console seems to have at the moment, which is suprising since it’s the reason we tell ourselves we buy a console in the first place.
Wii-U. Has. Games. Not just games though, these are fantastic, incredible and unmatched blockbusters which the other systems currently can’t even compete with. Super Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors and the Wonderful 101. These are out, you can get them; and as someone who’s had the opportunity to play them, I can tell you that they’re absolutely phenomenal.
With all these games already out, and a lot more on the way, including; The Legend of Zelda, StarFox, Xenoblade and new IPs Splatoon, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Mario Maker and Captain Toad. It’s very easy to see why you’d want a Wii-U this Christmas.
But just saying there’s some good games that convinced me isn’t really fair, since I had an experience in November which swayed me. At the end of November, I was invited to a Smash Bros party, in which I participated in a tournament, and had a chance to test out everything the Wii-U has to offer, including the criminally under-rated Hyrule Warriors, which I personally found a joy to play, not least of all because of the incredibly unique co-op opportunities. Both players getting their own screen to play on is novel, and makes me wonder why Sony doesn’t copy them with Vita functionality. It’d make me buy a Vita, that’s for sure. The experience was amazing, and pushed me to take this plunge this Christmas. I know what I’ll be doing come Christmas day.