If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Couldn't really find an in-depth thread about the Wii U in general so thought I would start one. Right now I have Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros Wii U. Are there any games that anyone can recommend or should I just wait for some decent games to come out that are not just ports of other games? Feel free to discuss the Wii U and games for it as well. Below are games I am looking into but am not sure if I will buy.
Batman Arkham City: Never played the game before as I didn't have a good platform for it, but REALLY want to. Supposedly the port for it is bad due to the frame-rates, but I don't know how distracting it is. Others say it is good if you never played it before.
Scribblenauts Unlimited: Had fun with the DS version, but concerned the novelty wears off.
COD Black Ops 2: Never really played a call of duty game before, but am thinking of getting it. The port is supposedly good. They have a reputation of all being the same, but this will be my first time buying one, so it will be novel for me.
Mass Effect 3: Want to play but concerned how the port handles and how coming in now might alienate me. I do know a lot about the mythos though as I have seen scenes from the previous games and read the wiki.
Darksiders 2: Kinda low on my list but might be fun. The Loading Bar seems to like it.
ZombiU: Looks really fun but I scare easy, so again very low.
Any downloads that are good? Been looking at Trine 2.
NOTE: Amended the thread to include general discussions.
Except for COD, Don't let the word worse fool you. If you've never played them, most of the proplems people have with the wii versions are added controls, and in the case of Mass Effect 3 it's for the better. The bad thing about mass effect is you don't get the chance to play through the first games, only an interactive comic to get you up to speed with the story and make decicions that effect part three's. I'd go with Batman before anything else. Even with it's new armor gimmick it's still one of the best games ever made.
Thank you both for your information. I'm not generally one who is turned off by differences in graphics so long as it is smooth and enjoyable. I also don't really mind gimmickry they might have added with the ports. I'm likely going to get Batman, I am just concerned that the lower frame-rate might be distracting. I have heard that the advantage of these ports is that they come with a lot of DLC for free.
Definitely get Darksiders 2. I'm currently playing it on PS3 and it is awesome. It's a shame the game didn't sell enough. I really wanted a sequel.
Just listen to this amazing soundtrack.
Dang, that is some good music. I'll have to look into this game some more.
Sanic Racing and Might Switch Force: Hyper Drive Edition are the tits.
Keep in mind that I hate Sanic and Sega. If I can have fun with it, anyone can.
Oh yeah, I heard those were good. I might try Mighty Switch Force as I am starting to get into download games.
"If they decide to increase the spec numbers, will the consumers be able to realise the difference enough so that they can understand it's much superior to today's machine,"
"If they beef up the processing power, that simply means much more work for software developers to take advantage of those spec numbers. So I have to ask the question if that type of differentiation really makes sense.''
So much truth.
Also, OP, change the thread title to something better.
Yeah, might as well make this a Wii U general discussion thread. We already have one for both other 8th gen consoles.
I don't get it. Of course software developers will have to get better.
He isn't talking from a designing perspective, he's referring to development costs, more processing power means higher costs on better graphics, engines, etc. It's a fact that a lot of development teams have been struggling to keep up with the inflated developing costs and as a result some have had to fire employees, sell their IP's, cancel projects, give up on sequels, and even declare themselves as bankrupt, list goes on.
That power will be unnecessary considering most software developers won't have the resources to take advantage of it. Hell, even EA can't keep up with current gen costs.
Every word he spoke is absolutely right.
Good job OP!
Now, onto the general discussing of things. Monster Hunter demo hit the store today, I recommend giving it a try.
If anyone here is picking up the game on the nineteenth of next month, give me an add on Miiverse and we can play some co-op. (Note that you have to actually add me through the Miiverse search user function, as the actual friends list is kind of wonky sometimes!)
Just tried out the demo and got my butt handed to me by that rabbit sloth bear thing. This is my first time playing a Monster Hunter game. Are they all this hard? Movements and attacks are slow though I get the impression that it is intentional so the player can be more strategic.