Wii U

Gottaa

Full Member
I was impressed by the Wii when it came out, the DS was lovely design and form, and now this Wii U looks like something designed by the guy that came up with the power glove ....

Can't argue with touch controls as I still adore my iPad, but with all those controls/buttons bolted on ... I'm not at all convinced

Seems to have developer support behind it, but I can't for the life of me work out why
 

Swither

Full Member
Looks shite.

The most cumbersome hand-held evar....unless you have a hand that is more used to peeling bananas.
 

Treebeard

Ranger of the North
I think Nintendo will have another winner here.

The machine looks at least as powerful as the PS360 and the controller isn't difficult to hold according to reports.

You have to think about the possible gameplay elements the controller could add. Mechanics like the screen being used as a motion tracker that you can move around in the new Aliens game sounds pretty awesome to me. It's about time someone expanded on the Dreamcast controller idea and the gameplay possibilites could be really special.

I wasn't a massive fan of the Wii because of the third party support but Sony and MS can only dream of coming up with innovative ideas like this.
 

Swither

Full Member
I still say the controller is not very ergonomic and u would need huge hands to hold it comfortably. Nothing like Xbox or PS3 controller.

You need hands like these to hold it comfortably I reckon :grin:
 

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Treebeard

Ranger of the North
Lol aye but from what I've read, I think the size was universally exclaimed as not a problem.

I'm excited about the silly little things like inventory access without opening a menu in game and maps and stuff. If devs are only a small amount more innovative than that then it could be a breath of fresh air.
 

Gottaa

Full Member
The machine looks at least as powerful as the PS360 and the controller isn't difficult to hold according to reports.
That is purely because all the video played on the WiiU screens was actually 360/PS3 gameplay footage, until it's on device video I'm not at all convinced it'll be that good
 

Zeus

Full Member
That is purely because all the video played on the WiiU screens was actually 360/PS3 gameplay footage, until it's on device video I'm not at all convinced it'll be that good
aye, thought it was absolutely ridiculous when i heard that.
yeah, lets use other consoles to advertise how good ours will look, theres a good plan...

i can see the future now - advertising Battlefield 3 by having someone play modern warfare 2 in front of a camera and hope noone notices....
 

Aaelon

Max Rincewind(eq)Caramon(wow)
It is supposed to be more powerful than a PS3 and a Xbox 360 and it will have a 2 year gap before other hardware comes out, after that though it will be buggered :) You are only supposed to be allowed one pad per machine as well from what I have read which kinda blows.The pads don't have a proper analogue stick and the triggers are supposed to suck.

Ill still probably buy one though :)
 

Zeus

Full Member
lol, seriously? so they take the wii (which has only done well because of party games) and then make a controller that only one person can use per machine?

It is supposed to be more powerful than a PS3 and a Xbox 360
yeah, and there's a fiesta out next year that'll handle better and go faster than a ferrari, for half the cost! look, here's some pictures of a ferrari driving along to demonstrate it to you.
:troll:
 

Treebeard

Ranger of the North
It's odd that people are so sceptical about it being at least as potent as a PS360. That's nothing to write home about especially now. I find it harder to believe that it wouldn't be tbh.

I think the biggest problem nintendo have is convincing the core that it's not another Wii, even though the Wii has contained some of the most core games this gen. Sheer grunt and space marines now seem to be regarded as proper gaming.
 

Aaelon

Max Rincewind(eq)Caramon(wow)
The tech from a PS3 and xbox is over 5 years old now, it wouldn't be hard to make something more powerful. It all depends on what they do with it.
 

Treebeard

Ranger of the North
Crytek have said that they have their engine running on it already and a couple of devs have claimed it has 50 percent more processing power than the PS3 and 360.

This could spark MS and Sony into some kind of response which would be good but I hope they have more than just extra grunt up their sleeves.
 

Kelger

Sexy?
Details I found of the dev kit specs seem to back up the suggestion that it's going to be more powerful than PS3 and 360.

I really like some of the concepts I've seen for its use, using it to provide different views particularly.

Sniper scope, vision modes and alternative views barely even scratch the surface on the sort of stuff it could be used for. I actually thought inventory management was a rather mundane use though :)
 
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