Can't find a black Wii U anywhere, been trying to find one. They look so good. But after talking to a chick at an EB Games outlet near me, she said most of them were taken in pre-orders... in fact, nearly all of them. Won't be able to find those till after Xmas. The white Wii Us though, you can find those.
Very different from the original Wii release, where I went three entire years without seeing a retail box, but found the white Wii U in the first store I walked into. Walmart had 2, the very next store I checked, a Best Buy, had a stack of 7 white Wii Us. I was shocked.
But I've decided to go and grab one this morning, just haven't made up my mind as to what game. ZombiU does look good, though that New Super Mario Bros. U looks brilliant in HD. Maybe I'll get both.
ill have to update my review as my wife came home with the sonic racing game out for the wii u. her explanation was its a "game i want to play". i have to admit though, there is a lot of depth and fun to be had in this game if you like racing games like mario kart, especially at $40. i had very low expectations but was pleasantly surprised. its great to have 2 people playing without splitscreen. i haven't done a whole lot with it yet other than the first set of maps in multiplayer but there are a lot of maps, modes, and characters to unlock.
oh yeah and i beat trine 2 and the goblin story line. epic fun game. going back to NSMBU to get all the star coins and secret worlds, and as always, zombiu at night
Well, I WANT to have the option to save games to my internal HD, which apparently will only hold a couple games, or less if I wanted Tekken. I WANT to save things to a SD disk, but apparently they aren't quick enough. I WANT the option to have wired internet so I don't have people lagging things up, but that's an additional $20. I WANT them to include a pro controller with they system considering the tablet isn't very ideal for 2/3 of the release games That's another $50. That doesn't even count those $50 Wii-Motes and $20 nunchucks or older attachments you have to buy for the legacy titles.
I guess I didn't get much of what I wanted for $350. I'm at more than $400 right now and I only have one game, a controller, and not a whole much HD space to show for it.
It's not about the money, but more of the nickel and diming every little thing. Every time I turn around it seems like I have to go back to the store for something else.
Poo, how was Trine 2? Shame we didn't get to play that! I haven't even touched my Wii U in a week because of my schedule.
Wonder if Leviathan played yet.
I think my gripe is more the size of those games. I've still got the stock HD's with both my 360 and PS3 with plenty of games installed on them (both buying full games in their stores and game installs) and have never had the need to have anything extra to accommodate either. Essentially, the models I bought years ago are still feature complete today. Both of those came with HDMI cables...and network cables, too.
I find it a bit ludicrous that Tekken literally takes up more than 1/2 of the hard drive.
Pretty much no matter which model you buy, buying games online more or less requires an external HD purchase.
Nintendoland borderline requires at least a second controller with some games not even having a single player option.
I'm also a bit disappointed that Nintendo is again cutting corners with sound, too.
Thanks for the tips, guys! I looked up that Best Buy location online and there were a couple of those blacks in stock. Fortunately I had this week off from work so I was able to show up at the doors when they opened at 9:00 am and they were still there.
Well I can't really tell how many units there are there, but on the Canadian Best Buy site, if you click on the Product Information Screen (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=e954ceb4dd9f656f3f14ad6bd9900e47en02) there's a thing that opens up which indicates you can reserve it in the store, and below "Local Store" (which is coded to my postal code) there's a list of Best Buys with at least one unit in stock. Apparently the city name comes up with a green checkmark if there's at least one unit in stock, and when I looked, I assumed there were two, and there were actually two. But I can't tell how many units are there, no, sorry about the mistype. Now Oakville's Best Buy isn't showing up anymore, so I guess the last unit I saw is now gone. Seems like there's at least one black at the one in Brampton, though.Where and how did you check in-store stock for Best Buy? Their website just shows "no available" to me, won't even let me do a look up.
Well I can't really tell how many units there are there, but on the Canadian Best Buy site, if you click on the Product Information Screen (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product...spx?path=e954ceb4dd9f656f3f14ad6bd9900e47en02) there's a thing that opens up which indicates you can reserve it in the store, and below "Local Store" (which is coded to my postal code) there's a list of Best Buys with at least one unit in stock. Apparently the city name comes up with a green checkmark if there's at least one unit in stock, and when I looked, I assumed there were two, and there were actually two. But I can't tell how many units are there, no, sorry about the mistype. Now Oakville's Best Buy isn't showing up anymore, so I guess the last unit I saw is now gone. Seems like there's at least one black at the one in Brampton, though.
Its only been in the last couple years that new games were hitting at the same time as the disk versions, so I dont have all that many truly massive games but I do have at least a dozen games like Tekken Dark Resurrection, Grand Tourismo 5, Street Fighter 3, Sam & Max, etc. I do have Infamous and Zombie Apocalypse and I have yet to delete any installs from games like MGS4, Uncharted, and the like. I have my entire 360s library installed (20ish games) and 2-3 full game downloads with no space issues.
Id say the catch is that newer PS3s and 360 come stocked with massive drives now that day 1 games can be purchased online. In the case of the Wii U, theyre only sale on day 1 and they didnt take that into account, or they simply chose not to so the system can sell for a lowly $350 when its essentially missing the means to store them.
To me it would be like the PS3 shipping with a Blu-Ray player but forcing you to buy a software media player to watch them or the 360 shipping without a LAN adapter or wireless.
In general, when praising the Wii U I feel like I have to amend everything with a but. Its been a frustrating week and one I never encountered with any other system except maybe the Saturn another system that was probably rushed to market before it was ready.
This should have been priced as an eShop title and thrown on the eShop. I would have bought it then. I feel it may be worth it at $10. Maybe...Contrary to the reviews, Tanks! Tanks! Tanks! is a lot of fun to play.
Is that what it did? I updated last night, but didn't notice anything. Not that I tested it or anything.... Went to bed right after it was done.New system update went live tonight fixes issues and sped up a few things
Per some quick searches, it supposed to fix some of the freezing issues. Mine has locked up 4 times (and I even did the whole language "fix" to no avail), so I really hope it worked.
I started mine around 9PM and it hadn't finished by the time I had to go to bed.
20:34 Nintendo TVii contents are different from that in the US. TV guide on GamePad easy to see. Recommendations are provided based on viewing history. Service begins on 12/8 with update.
20:35 To change channels from Nintendo TVii, a 100 yen DLC key is required. Hulu Japan now. Stream Hulu videos to the GamePad for Off-TV play. Starts 12/8, free download.
20:38 Wii U Panorama View to be download-only on the eShop. Spring 2013.
20:39 Google Maps to be viewable on GamePad in the same way as Panorama View.
20:40 Go check out NCL headquarters, NOA buildings. Iwata uses helmet cam to capture footage. Iwata is scuba diving with the GamePad.
20:42 Display the screen on the TV at the same time, as well. Google Maps on Wii U will go up around the end of January, and will be free through the end of March. Free download for a limited time, will become a pay download afterward.
I have to give a thumbs up to Nano Assault Neo. I wasn't too excited about it at first but now I can't stop playing it...fun game!
GoldenTiger said:So I have a Wii U I am intending to keep... but part of it depends on a question on sound:
My current receiver has optical, RCA, component, etc. inputs & pass-throughs for my surround sound setup in my home theater. I am using a projector setup, so sending audio to the "television" is not possible.
Is the Wii U able to send HDMI video directly to the projector, and then let me just have the audio from a component cable dongle (I know it would be 2.0) put into my receiver, as simultaneous output as most consoles can? I have heard this is not possible and that it will only output one type at a time unfortunately... but I'd love it if someone with personal experience could let me know for sure.
On a related note, has anyone tried component vs. hdmi+5.1 audio, and can tell me how big a difference there REALLY is with the Wii U and its games, in quality (both colors, sharpness, depth of image, etc.) on a similar setup (I have a projector theater with 5.1 surround including floorstanding fronts)? I have debated upgrading my receiver to a newer Denon/etc. to get HDMI capability and simplify my setup.... but my current subwoofer is a passive that I can't run with most new receivers, so I'd have to also buy a good sub to go with it, and I'd rather avoid that expense for now if I can, even if it means putting up with lower sound and picture quality for a little while.
OK first keep assassins creed you got a good price. The PC version will look better but the game isn't worth 60 bucks so I wouldn't bother. Codbo2 is nice on Wii u I have it on Xbox also it looks better on the Wii u. And being able to play on the gamepad is great for when others are home and wanna watch TV. Online matches are populated better now and filled with far less d-bags. hope that helps some. Forgot to mention battery life been getting 4 to 5 hours with settings you mention and rumble off. With brightness at 4 and rumble on about 3.5 to 4 hours. I'm sure we will see better battery options soon for it since its a user accessible part.I posted this in another related thread, but I have some additional questions that fit better here I'll add on the end...
Game-wise, I have bought Assassin's Creed 3, New Super Mario Bros. U, Tank! Tank! Tank!, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I have heard great things about the Sonic racing game (I paid $30), and it has online play, so I am definitely keeping that. NSMB U is basically a keeper for me for sure as well (I paid $48).
My questions are... what about the Tank game? The reviews are pretty abysmal and it has no online play unlike I had heard pre-launch (where statements claimed it would on various sites)... is there any fun to be had (considering a $38 purchase price) as purely single-player? Or is the level repitition I have read about THAT obnoxious as to not really be worth it?
On Assassin's Creed 3, I have a high-end PC (sig rig) and have been debating between keeping my Wii U copy ($48 purchase price) or just getting a PC version. Has anyone played both? Or has anyone played a 360/PS3 version and then tried the Wii U one? I'd love the simplicity of just playing it through my console on my projector setup, but if the graphics and overall gameplay are just that much jaw-droppingly better on the PC I'd obviously want to go that route, anyway (I'd likely then play it at 2560x1600 on a 30" monitor, vs. an 84" projector setup). Thoughts? Is the game even worth $48 anyway?
I'm also looking at COD Black Ops 2 for the Wii U... again, anyone played both the 360/PS3 version and compared it with the Wii U one? I have read the framerate and graphics quality is noticeably and substantially better on the Wii U version. I would normally go for a game like this on my PC but... I heard you can use a Wiimote to aim like you could in Metroid on the original Wii, which was actually pretty fun overall, and I figure being able to play on the gamepad screen would be fun on my recliner/etc. as well. On the other hand, I have heard a lot of amazon/etc. reviews complaining of the game having major flaws/being stale/etc. and low online population count. For someone who hasn't seriously played any COD game since Modern Warfare 1, what would you all say? Also, is online play filled enough to play on anything but 1 map?
Finally, how is the gamepad battery life if you use it on medium or so brightness? I know it can be plugged in while using it... is the connector placed in an annoying-to-hold location or is it unobtrusive while playing with it?