Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo Wiiu’

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Arkham Origins was a game that I originally played and Finished on the PS3. I enjoyed it so much to the point that at the point that my ps3 stopped working. I went and traded in that version for the Wiiu Version to see if it could hold up. Honestly I received more with this version of the game than I expected.

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Right from the get go I Could see that the game is stunning to look at. Really not to much of a difference from the ps3 version but you can tell some minor details are better. A fluid game that really graphically and sound wise does a great job. The game is amazingly fun to play both on the screen and on the wiiu controller. It’s again more fun to play when YOU DON’T HAVE TO STOP.

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The only thing that upset me about this version of the game is that not all the DLC was released for it. The DLC that was released WAS GREAT. However finding out that a part was missing and wouldn’t be released in the future of course is upsetting. However the game does hold more than enough hours of game play to enjoy. The Details are in the content. Really having no problem with the price or anything that followed the game. It’s just a minor thing… Over all this version of the game IS STILL being explored for hidden details and is well worth the price!

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Fu@# ME….what do I even say about this game. Ok before I even start this review..Let me make something veryyyyyyyyyyyy clear. The game cost me all of 1.99 on the Nintendo Eshop.. So just from that price alone…I kinda knew what I was getting. However I was thinking MAYBE this will be like Slender! Or some other free ware software game.. no….no…and no…You GET EXACTLY what you PAY FOR!

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To begin with the game is SUPER simple to understand. You move with one stick, Move your head with another, Jump, and have an action button. THAT’S IT. You put into 4 SHORT SHORT SHORT stages.. The idea of the game is to follow the story. Pick up a select number of items and that’s it. The first stage you pick up one thing.. and go to a door.. END STAGE… Second stage is the biggest but it’s also .. SUPER… BORING.. nothing happens.. and it’s design is so simple that it’s hard to even keep focus!

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For a game that claims it’s horror.. Not a single thing about it is scary. It dull.. and not worth the 1.99 you pay for it.  i wish I could say something nice about the game. YET… I CAN’T…

Something I forgot to add that I thought was pretty ingenuous about this system and the way Nintendo pushes community and gamers is the mii verse. The Mii verse is a peace of software that acts very much like a message board. It divides games into the name category and allows players to make comments, post pictures, and communicate about the games that they play.

For example if you are playing OR HAVE PLAYED “Contra 3 Alien wars” (SNES OR wii) You can go on the Mii verse and talk about it in a friendly atmosphere “no cursing, no fighting, just questions and comments about the game”. You can even post pictures from the screen shots you make of any game.

Honestly one of the things that drove me crazy about the ps3 is that It had no social aspect to it that allowed you to find like minded players. A place to ask for hints, or anything about a game I was playing. Either way it’s pretty cool and I think people should really look into this feature…

https://miiverse.nintendo.net/

Nintendo Wiiu

Posted: December 7, 2013 in Video Games Alexander
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Recently I purchased this WiiU and I did so because I played a couple games at a store (and yes enjoyed it!). I enjoyed it so much I knew I had to get one. So it helped the cause that I was looking to buy Skylanders Swap Force and they bundled it together. Really everything I had hoped for came to be and here ….we….go…

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To begin with the wiiu works pretty much the way every new system works. When you set it up it asks you questions about yourself to create a profile. You create a mii which acts as your “Profile” for the duration of the systems owner ship. It also allows you to use the tablet as a TV REMOTE “I never had a remote for my TV so this is a plus” Of course like everything it takes track of your game play and like everything else gives you rewards for playing games. The first thing I noticed is that the menu compared to the original wii hasn’t changed all that much. You still have the menu boxes which keeps things simple organized and easy to fiddle with. The version I purchased had the options to play games, netflix, hulu and so on… really everything is pretty standard.  You can play Wii games on it but it does NOT PLAY (GAMECUBE Games) Really this was a plus considering the system is in HD and if you wanted to play any of the Wii games you wanted to see in HD you could do so…sort of…

If you used the red white and yellow cables (component) for your Wii and played games with that.. It will look slightly better on a Wiiu because it uses HDMI. However the games are only at the rate of 480p which means its not High Res but it is defined more then what you could pull off with the Wii.

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Now it seems like another “ploy” for Nintendo to go the nontraditional route with the control but really everything here is pretty simple. Now me personally I have been playing my ps3 for the last few years so I know how the controller feels when I am comfortable. This control feels pretty much the same as that only this one is wider “which doesn’t make a different” and has a screen on it that for the most part so far has been really useful considering. I have only played “Nintendo Land”, Skylanders Swap Force, and a demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and I can say while the screen seems useless to players looking in. Players “ACTUALLY PLAYING” will find it to be something they wished they had with other games. The controller is organized and simple to use. It doesn’t make way of buttons that get confusing or add anything that protrudes and gets in the way. Its comfortable and for the most part lots of fun to use. (When I write my reviews of Wiiu Games I will explain more but for the most part understand its just a control and super easy to use)

Now the best part about my story with the Wiiu is that it cost me only 259 “bought it on cyber monday” your average cost is 299$ for the system “with a game (Nintendo Land and or Mario,skylanders,zelda,etc…) and yes it cost less then the competitors and GIVES YOU more for the value. Your still getting a 1080p system.. the only fault it has …is that it isn’t NEXT GEN..it is Last Gen which if you ask me isn’t a fault at all considering I loved my PS3 and felt why would I really need more power in graphics and sound then this? All of the equipment I have for my wii also is backwards compatable with my Wiiu. So I don’t have to go out and buy another control or anything else along those lines. The system does use an SD Memory slot which really “THEY ARE CHEAP” And can hold up too 32 GB of memory which really…is more then enough for games. This isn’t an issue… and actually more of a plus considering I have a 100GB PS3 and constantly have to uninstall and install games at this point…”Wish I HAD AN EXTERNAL DRIVE FOR IT! OR PORT”

Either way its a super fun system and I will be reviewing games for it soon.