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  • supaMcnugget - December 26, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    Me and my brother finally got one for Christmas. I have to say....I really underestimated the Wii U Gamepad. Being able to switch the screen to the Gamepad while someone else plays the PS4 or watches TV in my room is SO convenient. Wind Waker HD is pretty great and I'm really excited to start getting all the Wii U exclusives! Also, since my original 2006 Wii went kaput it'll be nice to play Super Smash Bros. Brawl again.
  • SanicFast - December 1, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    The Wii U is not just for kids. Of course its fun to all ages. Whether you are 5 or 15, I think you will enjoy it. Now if you are a fan of playing multi-player with friends online, the Wii U is not for you. But the Wii U offers a stellar single-player experience. And many of the games for the PS4 and Xbox One are multi-platform. Meaning you can get them on both the PS4 and Xbox One, and PC. Yet the Wii U has more exclusives to come. With more original ideas. "But Zelda and Mario have been out since the NES, nothing new, right?" Well maybe the idea's aren't knew. But when playing many games like Zelda you get a sense of adventure. And when playing Mario you have fun and get a feeling like... Like you are a kid again. And I don't see much that can beat that. And yes, the software may be a bit less impressive than the PS4 and Xbox One of course, but Nintendo relies on the gaming experience rather than the graphics that other games and consoles rely on. The game pad gives players a new way to play games, if you choose to use it that is. Its short battery life is less than impressive and has something to be desired... But I think you will be quite happy with your purchase.
  • RonF - November 26, 2013 6:22 p.m.

    Mine Wii U arrived yesterday and I am very happy with my purchase. I may even buy a ps4 next year but I am unsure because, unlike the Wii U, the ps4 cannot give an experience much different from what I can get with the PC.
  • funster - November 20, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    How annoying is the damn Assassin Creed: BF trailer that automatically pops up when I move to another link on Gamesradar? Is anyone else extremely irritated by the obnoxiously obtrusive way it appears on the screen? I'm sure it's not an accident, and I hope the idiot who designed it dies horribly. Please don't support these morons.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 21, 2013 4:33 a.m.

    Just install Adblock Plus and never worry about anything like that again.
  • GameManiac - November 19, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    I've had my Wii U since day 1. I don't use it too much, but I don't regret ever buying it for a second.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 19, 2013 6:21 a.m.

    I have to say as someone who doesn't really bother with online features in games, I LOVE the Miiverse. The general atmosphere is very positive among users and it's cool to be able to take a picture in game and share an Easter egg that you've found or even some artwork (as the stylus is very accurate and responsive). If only the games were there. I've had mine since May but only have 3 games for it. And one of those is a game I finished on the GameCube.
  • Vonter - November 19, 2013 7:22 a.m.

    It's also fun and a bit awkward seeing what people post in the odd, and kiddy game communities. Still it'll get more awesome when Miiverse also comes to the 3DS. I wonder if it'll let us comment from the Wii into the 3DS games communities.
  • CitizenWolfie - November 19, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Yeah it's also fun to see comments on old games by current gamers saying how Super Mario World and others are too hard. I'm in it mostly for the enormous Zelda community though as I've found that Zelda threads are packed with passionate fans without a lot of the snobbishness you might find on other online forums
  • Vonter - November 19, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    Well Nintendo has a sort of authoritarian state that doesn't tolerate trolling.
  • talleyXIV - November 20, 2013 12:21 p.m.

    It really is a great community of people. There are some incredible artists, funny people and just great people to have a good conversation with on there.
  • shawksta - November 19, 2013 12:38 a.m.

    Sorry but i couldnt be patient till you guys posted it Spike's VGX's revealed their GOTY Contenders: Bioshock Infinite GTA V Last of Us Tomb Raider and Super Mario 3D World Spike actually gave a Mario game a GOTY contender spot Galaxy 2 didnt even get a spot in 2010 and neither did the original Galaxy in 2007, the games not even out and the reviews are about to come soon. MY HYPE IS EXCEEDING Okay time for bed
  • talleyXIV - November 20, 2013 12:22 p.m.

    Wow they are really limping to the barn with Tomb Raider, it's a great game but not all that memorable. Really a shame they didn't nominate Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2, a bit ridiculous actually, glad Mario finally gets some recognition.
  • Dram214 - November 18, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    Given that my kids are beginning to reach the age of playing games, I'm very interested in this system. Mainly because Nintendo has a history of making good games for younger ages but also, as the article says, has some of the best local multiplayer games out there. I think you can count on one hand the number of XBox or Playstation games that even support local multiplayer anymore. The problem I have is the price tag. $300 is a lot of money to ask for a system that is essentially last gen hardware. The PS4 only costs $100 more. If they drop the price by about $100-$150 I'd definitely be in the market for one and I'm betting a lot of other people would too. It might just be a matter of Nintendo having to take the hit on the system to make money on the games.
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 18, 2013 9:14 p.m.

    Did yall even try Black Flag on the Wii U? It was the best console version available until the Ps4 version was released and even then the Wii U version looks great next to it. Ubisoft is putting forth effort that needs to be acknowledged...
  • FREEDOMxCOBRA - November 18, 2013 8:04 p.m.

    Something you didn't mention as a positive that I feel is worth noting (and skimming the comments I didn't notice anyone else mention it yet either): despite the short battery life on the gamepad, the battery life on the WiiU pro controller is ridiculously long. I think I played through 30+ hours of Assassin's Creed 3 before I needed to charge it. The only fault I have with the pro controller is no analog triggers, but the long lasting built in battery and lower price point more than makes up for that, for me anyways.
  • sweetchiliheat - November 18, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    Sadly, most of the games highlighted in the article are of no interest to me. However, I'll be happy with my purchase once Smash Bros. and Mario Kart come out.
  • shawksta - November 18, 2013 3:33 p.m.

    My optimism is talking here but "Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, and Super Mario 3D World are the type of Game of the Year contenders you expect from the Nintendo brand" makes me more hyped for 3D World, its all tommorow(or later) that we'll see the reviews drop. I asked in the podcast but im gonna ask again: i know you guys are focusing more on the PS4 launch and now with the Xbone Launch on the Podcast specials but im wondering how your gonna be able to highlight the 2 Major Nintendo games coming alongside them, Link Between World's review just happened last week and Super Mario 3D World is the Wii U's big hitter with the next gen launch titles with it coming in these days, it would be a shame to not be able to mention them in all the next gen launch ruckus.
  • GR_HenryGilbert - November 18, 2013 4:26 p.m.

    Yes, at this point it's easy to say Nintendo has the better line-up compared to PS4 and Xbox One (unless you hate Nintendo games)

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