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  • Grady_McAlister - March 5, 2014 7:09 p.m.

    --pretty sure you can put nintendo land in asscreed4's place --i mean seriously asscreed4 has only sold 150,000 copies on wiiU --nintendo land is actually TONS of fun, if you were big on wii and have someone else to play with the wiiU's exclusives are what makes it 'what it is' --im not even sure why there would be ANY multiplats mentioned on this list --id rather play wiiparty on wiiU than COD(COD on wiiU??) --Scribblenauts Unlimited(you can play this on PC, but it translates well on wiiU) --game and wario --zombieU --what im saying is --who buys a wiiU to play COD? or Arkham? --have some freaking fun with the damn thing --thats like buying a wii and wii's "Punch Out" --and playing it sitting down with the d-pad --HAVE SOME FUN FOR A SEC --and MH3U is also an EXCELLENT wiiU title --sure its a 'basically just' a beefed up wii game --but nintendo needs to drop more games of that style(more serious and adult themed) on wiiU --and wiiU nailed that games 'needs'
  • shawksta - March 5, 2014 5:07 p.m.

    W101 is horrendously too low.
  • J-Fid - March 5, 2014 4:52 p.m.

    So this might as well be a list of ALL Wii U games. Or at least all notable games. Wonder how different the list will look like when it's all said and done.
  • Vonter - March 5, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    After the Wiimote, the gamepad is more like a "white elephant" so much untapped potential for new ideas, but hindered by its do-it-all design. Like another article pointed the best design is the simple one. Just because you can do a lot of things with something marks it as something good. The wiimote much like a mouse developers grasp that was a useful way to center a game around it, more than its motion capabilities. But the gamepad as a tablet engraved in a standard controller has the issue that tablet controls are still less appealing for a core experience. I think in slow paced item management games the tablet can be a commodity, having a bunch of lists of items displayed there when needed. But it still is harder to grasp than the wiimote. Like I told a friend I think hardware its justified if you can build an experience that is more fun to play with that hardware alone. Like guitar hero controllers, the Sniper games, the DDR pad, etc. If Nintendo can invent a new genre that succeeds at proving this controller strengths I can see how this could turn around a bit. I mean any developer who invents the next popular genre that surpasses the FPS will be rich. Just that is more a matter of delivering something good that turns into something great than trying to bet into something that "might" be great.
  • Jackonomics2.0 - March 5, 2014 9:49 a.m.

    I tried W101 at a gamestop What the fuck, why hasn't a game like this been created before? Its like a love letter from ever beat em up Platinum Clover Studios ever made, even the characters are based on em, you got that red guy who looks like Viewtiful Joe, a Blue Dante, and from the trailer, a Pink Bayonetta. Also /v/ was right, the whinning on controls are all casuals. Shit, cant believe this game got overlooked, do yourselves a favor to prove your not casuals and get the game. Also, Galaxy or not, 3D World pulled the biggest 180 I have ever seen. Pretty much everyone save for a few, was massively negative towards it back at E3. Doing nothing but crying "ITS NOT MUH GALAXY" and calling the NSMB of 3D Mario. Then the game fucking came out and everybody was fucking wrong. Goes to show, doubting 3D Mario gets you nowhere, Nintendo's better off keeping it that way otherwise their other series don't do the same, and the Zelda fanbase is a fuckfest. As much as I love my Xbone, it and the PS4 are still inferior in actual exclusives. Its just nobody will care much, third party is what we strive on, especially with the recent Batman announcement.
  • brickman409 - March 6, 2014 2:36 p.m.

    Yeah, I agree, I don't get why everyone was saying that Mario 3D was Nintendo trying to be safe. If they wanted to be safe, they would have just made Mario Galaxy 3. 3D World was very different and unique, it combined elements from the 2D and 3D Mario games in really cool ways. Also it was the first time multiplayer worked really well in a core Mario game. Galaxy 3 would have been the same as Galaxy 1+2 but with new levels and powerups.
  • LittleGreen - February 27, 2014 2:09 p.m.

    W101 looks good but not my type of game. I still haven't gotten Nintendo Land, but I do have WWHD and MH3U. Although, I'm pretty bad at MH...
  • jeremycarrier - November 27, 2013 6:26 a.m.

    Lack of Wonderful 101 makes this a very fraudulent list
  • Talvari - November 26, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Hell yeah, Monster Hunter finally getting the credit it deserves! I'd also say to put W101 instead of something like Darksiders 2 as it was an average port at best. Wii U library getting there at least I guess.
  • Jackonomics - November 26, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    MUH GALAXY I know that's you Henry. Surprised Pikmin and 3D World are higher ranked, so you guys aren't sucking Wind Waker's dick, Again.
  • GR HollanderCooper - November 26, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    HAHA IT WAS MEEE
  • Vonter - September 23, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    The lack of MH, Rayman, and Wonderful 101, makes me think this is an old list that hasn't been updated. Or laziness; could be.
  • Vonter - September 23, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    Kind of disappointing, still Nintendo has delivered in more hardcore experiences than the Wii. Well the first year is the hardest one for a new console. Xbone and PS4 will have to compete with 360 and PS3 as there would not be must own games yet, IMO (I was thinking Destiny, Titanfall, or MGS V would be next gen only). I think that's the only thing I chose Wii U this year, since the Wii has been pretty dead since 2011.
  • Swedish_Chef - September 23, 2013 12:07 a.m.

    The lack of Wonderful 101 on this list disturbs me. So does the lack of Monster Hunter 3 U
  • Talvari - September 22, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Still slightly sad that Monster Hunter isn't here over one of the multiplat games but hey, opinions and stuff.
  • MasteroDisasta - August 30, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    Pikmin 3 be da bomb.
  • JarkayColt - August 28, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    So...the Wii U has been out nearly a year and this list still has Nintendo Land on it and a handful of third party titles? After the hugely-hyped Wonderful 101's so-so reviews, It's not looking too good right now, is it? I hope it gets better eventually, but the Wii U is definitely not pulling me in just yet. Also, Scribblenauts Unlimited STILL hasn't released in Europe yet. What the hell is up with that? It's been like half a year!
  • shawksta - August 28, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    W101 is a mixed bag. I aint judging it till i play it cause reviewers are either just not liking its style for reasons or dont like drawing shapes. Its a game you have to try to see if you'll like it.
  • KolbitosFruitJuice - August 28, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    To be fair, Nintendo Land is some of the best couch multiplayer I've ever played. Right up there with the Mario Karts, Smash bros, Halos and Mario Parties.

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