Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Tomous » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:31 pm

I don’t think Pikmin will ever be better than 3, simply because of how optimal the gamepad/Wii remote control scheme was for a Pikmin game.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by jawafour » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:33 pm

Tomous wrote:I don’t think Pikmin will ever be better than 3, simply because of how optimal the gamepad/Wii remote control scheme was for a Pikmin game.

Absolutely! That Remote / Nunchuk / Gamepad combo just worked so well :wub: .

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Rax » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:13 am

I keep thinking about that and how good it could be for console RTS games, then I remember noone bought a Wii U so no other game tried that control scheme. :(

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:52 pm

Since people are posting, it's possible that it may not be possible to add funds via debit/credit card (exact amount or fixed amount) after 1 september or some other time that month, due to some changes in the way card details are processed over the web so, if you want to pick up anything on the Wii U eShop, it's worth bearing that in mind.

Myself I still check fairly regularly for bargains, picked up some great indie games. This might affect the 3DS too, which is pretty gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Ad7 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks for the heads up.

I feel bad for the Wii U. It's nothing amazing, but it could/did run a lot of what the switch does but it didn't get most of it.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Green Gecko » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:18 pm

The Switch is basically a better Wii U controller in concept with detachable joycons instead of the L/R of the screen (the prototype for the wii u was literally a screen with two Wii remotes taped to it), and Nintendo tried to take the dual screen concept to home console. Especially as far as playing games around the house. The fact that it runs perfectly with no lag over the 5Ghz Wifi connection is pretty amazing.

No-one does this but it is actually possible to play multiplayer Wii and Wii U games just on the gamepad with Wii Remotes - it includes the sensor bar at the top.

That said, the dual screen concept is lost, which was sometimes useful for maps, item selection etc. Although the only games to really do that were Zelda remasters etc rather than just having two 3D views. If the dual screen handhelds are phased out too that'll be the end of that particular innovation. I like interacting with a second screen via touch, it does add something.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:12 pm

I honestly miss the asymmetrical multiplayer that the gamepad made possible. Many a tear was shed during Mario Chase.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Ad7 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:37 am

I've just had a look on the Wii U shop thanks to you Gecko to have a look at whats there. Its sllooooowww to use, but so much mkre charming than the barebones switch offering.

The thing that annoys me though, is the virtual console selection is excellent on there, so many games I'd want to play, but I'm not buying them for a dead system. Make them available on the switch ffs :fp:

Also, how would one go about installing n64 wads on the Wii U menu rather than the vWii side. Asking for a friend :shifty:

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Ad7 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:22 pm

My god, the system menu loading times :dread:

I fancy playing TW101 (I bought it years ago but never played it).

Wait ages for the shop to load. Ages for the sub menus to load. Finally get to my download list, wait for the list to populate. I need to free up 12 gig for downloading. Press the data screen prompt. Loaaaadiiing. Go in to old data and delete things. Looooooaaading screens. Finally free up 12 gig. Back to the shop. I now have stubble. Get the download going. It says it's going to take two hours (presumably how long the menu will take to pop up). I decide to see if background downloads are on.

Press the home screen button.
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It finally loads.

I die of old age.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by jawafour » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:40 pm

I don't think this will impact too many U owners but, just in case, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 are being removed from the Wii U Shop on 18 September. Better get sorted out quickly if you wanted to purchase them!

Seems a bit strange to remove them... the Nintendo web page gives no reason why, but I'd guess it is to give the Switch versions an open field.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Rax » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Had some time to kill yesterday so I popped into a Gamestop, usually I just laugh at the insane prices and roll my eyes ant some funko pops before getting on with my day but they currently have a 4 for €20 promotion on last gen games. Its mostly Fifa and Wii carnival games and most things are in generic boxes with no sleeves but I managed to find 4 Wii U games worht picking up: Watchdogs, Arkham Origins, Bayonetta and Devils Third. Originally I had Arkham City instead of Devils Third but they didnt have that one in the shop after all so I said to give me Devils Thrid, turns out Devils Third is a brand new sealed copy of the game, not a preowned one. Overall quite happy with the haul and a nice excuse to fire up the old Wii U again and give them a go.

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PostRe: Nintendo Wii U [CHAT III] - Club U
by Squinty » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm

Ad7 wrote:My god, the system menu loading times :dread:

I fancy playing TW101 (I bought it years ago but never played it).

Wait ages for the shop to load. Ages for the sub menus to load. Finally get to my download list, wait for the list to populate. I need to free up 12 gig for downloading. Press the data screen prompt. Loaaaadiiing. Go in to old data and delete things. Looooooaaading screens. Finally free up 12 gig. Back to the shop. I now have stubble. Get the download going. It says it's going to take two hours (presumably how long the menu will take to pop up). I decide to see if background downloads are on.

Press the home screen button.
Image
It finally loads.

I die of old age.


People say the Switch OS is barren as strawberry float, I'd rather it barren as strawberry float than taking strawberry floating ages to load like that thing does.


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