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One step forward one to the side.,
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This review is from: Nintendo Wii U 32GB ZombiU Premium Pack - Black (Nintendo Wii U) (Video Game)The last two console generations,Nintendo have acted differently to the other companies,where Microsoft and Sony were all about boosting the power of their systems,The Nintendo Wii was barely an upgrade from the gamecube,it was all about doing something different with the control system, The Wii U is the same, its caught up with the Xbox360 and PS3 but its hard to say if its a more powerful system at the moment,only time will tell, Nintendo's main aim is trying to be innovative with the control system.
The gamepad is the thing that stands out with the Wii U,is it a gimmick or something innovative,at the moment its hard to say,It really works well with ZombieU adding depth to the gameplay,where people have complained its pointless in other games,but then again those are ports from the other consoles and have been rushed onto the Wii U, Personally I think it might take time but it will be used to add depth and innovation to future games but then again only time will tell.
A few people have said it looks heavy and awkward to handle,its neither its very light and though a little strange at first it isnt awkward or difficult to handle,infact its pretty comfortable,the only complaint is the short battery life,around 3 hours,easier just to keep it plugged in all the time.
Most other things about the Wii u are on par with the other systems at the moment,perhaps a tiny bit improved in some games but then slightly reduced in others,the interface is alittle slow at the moment but will be improved with updates.
It plays wii games flawlessly and even upscales them so they seem improved on hd tvs,though some textures can be alittle blurred but its hardly noticeable.
Overall a very good system,will likely be left behind powerwise when Microsoft and sony release their next gen consoles,but has enough head start and innovation to hold its own.
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Initial post: 29 Jun 2013 07:41:43 BDT
C. Rawstron says:
Having kept a battered Wii going along side my Xbox and PC (even had to replace the HDD due to young children abusing it) - I am going to buy an Xbox One for the hard core machine, but definitely will always love my Nintendo games - so having seen the demo vids on Amazon, knowing that I can upscale my Donkey Kong and Mario Wii games, and that there are more great controller innovations from Nintendo means I will seriously be thinking about buying this machine too.
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