Hay guys. I got a WiiU and spent the week playing through Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros and Mario Kart 8. Already picked up Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2, but I think I’ll take a break before getting into those. There’s so many good games coming out recently, it’s hard to keep on top of everything. D:
I love that I can play games while playing YouTube videos on the TV. That’s great for multitasking, since I have a huge list of “Watch Later” videos which are mostly talks that don’t require my full attention.
It’s a shame that the gamepad doesn’t reach very far (I can’t use it in the bathroom :( ). The quality of the gamepad screen is also kind of meh… The video compression on it is pretty visible. But it’s still way more comfortable than any other handheld gaming device, which makes up for that.
I haven’t seen any particularly creative uses for having two screens yet, but maybe I’ll see that in some other games. Mario World did a few fun things with the touchscreen, but nothing that was a major part of the game experience.
Anyway… Although the hardware feels a bit weak, it’s great fun to use and feels much less gimmicky than the Wii, based on the few games I’ve tried so far. It’s also great to finally be able to play Nintendo games in HD. Long overdue, that. :P
PS: I’m rather infatuated with Rosalina now. I’m going to have to learn how to use her in Smash.