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The Wii U Console

Posted : 4 years, 6 months ago on 29 December 2012 07:36 (A review of Nintendo Wii U)

The Wii U is the first Nintendo HD console and for some the beginning of a new generation. Whether or not this is true depends on the other companies reaction.

- The Controller -

An unique controller, the Gamepad, is the main atraction. It has a touch screen, two analog sticks (that are buttons too, like the Dual Shock), a D-Pad, four action buttons (A, B, X and Y) and four triggers (L, R, ZL and ZR). The touch screen is resistive, not capacitive, what means it doesn't support multitouch and it requires a little more pressure to respond, just like the 3DS. Comparing with Microsoft's SmartGlass, that uses tablets and smartphone as inputs, and the PS Vita, which could be used as a controller, the Gamepad touch screen is somewhat inferior.

- The Console -

The console itself is great. It's small, in comparison with XBox 360 and PS3. It's power is yet unknown, but it's claimed it can do whatever the others two can and a bit more. Since Nintendo didn't reveal the specs for the console, it's hard to know if that's true.

It comes with backward compatibility only with Wii games, but the system has to shut down and restart to then show the old Wii interface. It's in stardard definition and it doesn't look any better. Your data can be transferred from the Wii to the Wii U, but once it's done you can't reverse the process and the data will be deleted from your Wii, so be careful. Remember: the Wii U doesn't allow you to play Game Cube games right away, so your Game Cube saves will be used for nothing in the new console, at least for now. Nintendo can later create a improve the software for the system to be able to play Cube's game using those saves, but I wouldn't count on that.

Consumers have two options: a Basic White Wii U, with a Hard Drive of 8GB, for US$ 299,99 or a Deluxe Black Wii U, with 32GB, the game Nintendo Land and other acessories for US$ 349,99. Since it has a glossy finish, the Black-Deluxe version shows every single fingerprint. That happens with the console itself, the Gamepad and the Pro Controller, so it's impossible to avoid, unless you start wearing gloves while playing. The White-Basic version doesn't have that problem. It has the glossy finish too, but since it's white, it doesn't show so many fingerprints.

- The Games -

For now, some games have caught attention of the press: Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros Wii U and Zombi U.

Nintendo Land is a collection of minigames that uses the unique characteristics of the Gamepad. It's the best game to show how the asynchronous gameplay works.

New Super Mario Bros Wii U is another New Super Mario Bros Wii, but in HD. It feels like it's same game launched in 2009. It doesn't even show the console power, since the graphics are not impressive. The game is not hard, but it comes with a "Challenge Mode" to test your abilities as player.

Zombi U is more like resident evil. It makes use of the Gamepad to create a frightening atmosphere. The graphics are good, but not as good as the best games on the other platforms.

Nintendo is strong mainly beacause of it's first party titles, but they're trying to get more third party support this time around, what is great for the "hardcore gamers". Too bad the new console doesn't have a Zelda game at launch like the Wii did. Skyward Sword would serve well to push the sales. As a Wii title only, Skyward Sword is being neglected to oblivion. It's true, Wii U has backward compatilibity, but it would have been great if the game were upscaled to HD and used the Gamepad for something.

- The Wii U's Generation Debate-

What defines a generation are the common principles. Using that definition is possible to find that the Wii didn't belong to the PS3/XBox 360 generation. It had it's own, a 6th and 1/2 gen if you like, while PS3 and XBox 360 belongs to the 7th. What really matters are the principles behind the technology and the current generation ones are: 1) high definition, 2) new forms of interaction with games, 3) consoles as powerhouses of entertainment and 4) internet connection. The Wii U respects those principles and those principles only and that's why, at least for now, the Wii U belongs to the 7th generation.

The Gamepad doesn't set the Wii U apart from the others consoles: the use of new inputs is part of what defines the 7th generation. Just look at PlayStation Move, Kinect, PS Vita and SmartGlass. The Wii U Gamepad is not different, it uses the same principles, and it manifests the driving force of the current generation: the constant search for new and revolutionary forms of interaction with games. The Wii U doesn't bring anything significantly new, it rather tries to adapt to the current market.

But the generation of a console can only be truly detected a posteriori. It really depends on what the other companies will do. If they set strategies that resembles more the Wii U strategy than their current consoles do, then they'll belong to the Wii U generation. But if they come out with a different set of principles, they'll belong to another generation and Nintendo will be alone on it's own once again.


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oakstep added 4 items to Vote! - Superhero Movies list
Watchmen
Punisher: War Zone
Blade II
Kick-Ass

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"As of now: Avengers (10+10) 20 The Dark Knight (9+4) 13 X-Men: First Class (3+9) 12 Spider-Man 2 (5+6) 11 Captain America: Winter Soldier (8) 8 Captain America Civil War (8) 8 Spider-Man: Homecoming "


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Spider-Man 3
Wonder Woman
Captain America: Civil War
The Incredible Hulk
The Dark Knight

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Suicide Squad
X-Men: Apocalypse

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Logan

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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
Spider-Man: Homecoming
This movie is entertaining as hell. That awful trailer did spoil the whole plot, but even then I could have a good time. Now, where does this movie stand on the raking of Spider-Man movies? I think it's third, just because I like Sam Raimi movies way too much. I'll give a few more runs and maybe I'll change my mind. One think for sure is that they nailed Peter Parker for the first time and the tone of the movie is perfect. The villan is manacing, makes sense, and the plot as a whole works handsomely. It got a better rating than the other ones, but that's just a matter of how much it entertained me this time. PS: How's Marisa Tomei this hot?! I'm mean... 52?! Wow
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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: TV Shows list
House of Cards

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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
The Invention of Lying
Not a very good movie by any standards. I watched it entirely in one sitting, but I didn't enjoy it as much. I guess it needed to have a stronger message. In the end the story is a bit shallow.
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Gone Girl
 Gone Girl 10/10
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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
Gone Girl
WTF.
1 week, 6 days ago
The Lobster
 The Lobster 8/10
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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
The Lobster
This is a very strange movie, but it got me entertained.
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Power Rangers
 Power Rangers 2/10
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oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
Power Rangers
Crap. What's up with the "Portal 2" soundtrack? And how did they get Elizabeth Banks to be part of it?
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Wonder Woman
 Wonder Woman 6/10
1 month, 1 week ago
oakstep added 1 item to Diurnalis 2017: Movies list
Wonder Woman
It's obviously the best the DC cinematographic project has produced to this day, what's not saying much. It started a bit slow and it's full of cringe-worthy moments of empowerment, but it could be worse. At least it avoids popular tropes attached to women in cinema. That's a bingo. The action scenes picked up in the later half and looked a bit shallow to me, very fantasious. I'd give it a 3 out of 5. It's not a movie I'll want to watch ever again.
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Wonder Woman

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Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Feb 4 2:55
Hi please check my list
http://www.listal.com/list/listals-100-best-tv-shows-136
and tell me your 10 favorite tv shows!
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Jan 14 23:03
Thanks for the list votes, Oakstep!
Have a very Happy New Year for 2017. :)
Posted: 1 year ago at Jun 21 5:22
Sorry for the delay, but thanks for the Brown Sugar list vote.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at May 28 1:36
Thank You Very Much For The Vote , Have A Good Day :-)
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Apr 25 15:46
Would you like to choose now your favorite actresses eyes?

http://www.listal.com/list/your-favorite-eyes
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 21 18:00
"Your Favorite Smile" is coming to its end! The last part of this sequel is here, I`ll be more than happy if you take a part again! Thank You!

http://www.listal.com/list/your-favorite-smile-candice
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 4 5:19
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Apr 3 11:52
Hey, if you interested you are welcome to take a part in my new list from the Your Favorite Smile series. It will be a pleasure!

http://www.listal.com/list/your-favorite-smile
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Mar 12 14:45
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jun 20 4:03
Fan of the world cup? Check out these images and see why they call it "the beautiful game."
http://www.listal.com/list/soccer-fan-girls
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jun 15 5:02
Thanks for the list comment. I agree that people shouldn't harm themselves with dieting extremes to maintain a sleek physique. However, the main purpose of the list, which I'm not quite sure I made clear, is to celebrate thin bodies that are healthy and natural, since "Real Women" don't always have to be curvy. I feel a lot of times slender women feel 'less than a woman' by media's standards due to their smaller hips, thighs and boobs and the list is meant for thinner women who want to be seen as real women too, Regardless of their size.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at May 15 16:38
Thanks for the suggestion. I added Ginny.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Dec 30 12:08
Thanks for voting!
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Dec 2 17:27
Thanks you :)
Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Nov 25 12:57
You're welcome.
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Sep 15 20:42
hey thanks for the list vote! its much appreciated :)
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Aug 5 2:33
Hi oakste.

Closing the trilogy, here is Pick Ten Redheads! I hope you like it.

http://www.listal.com/list/pick-ten-redheads



It's not the end of everything though. There will be another one, the last, that will end up the Pick Up! Series. But that's in the future.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jul 19 13:48
Hi oakste! First of all, thanks for the comment and the vote on my SNES list!
About the game you're asking, there is for both consoles, SNES and Mega Drive, try looking it up on youtube to see which is the one you've played.
And if there's any other games you can think of that is missing from any of the lists, let me know! I want to make it as complete as possible.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jul 14 3:43
Thank you oakste for your vote and your participation.

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