The Nintendo Wii U is a completely different ball game when it comes to gaming. Almost everything has been improved, changed, or expanded in some way, mostly for the better.
The most obvious change is the new Wii U controller. It’s kept simple, with the standard d-pad and 4-button dual-bumper setup that we all know and love. Near the left and right bumpers are two analog sticks, allowing for more precise movement controls in gaming mode than the d-pad could ever achieve.
The touchscreen located right in the center of the controller is an interesting addition that works well with many games. If this wasn’t enough, the Wii U controller is also equipped with motion controls that work just as well as the standard Wii.
The Wii U is also compatible with most Wii items. Wii motes can be connected to the Wii U. You can play with up to 4 Wii motes and a Wii U controller, giving the console a new grand total of 5 players at once.
Old Wii games are also compatible with the new console. You can even import online and game data from your Wii. Now you don’t have to go back and do the whole game all over again, if you stopped in the middle!
The new Wii U compatible games are excellent. One thing that held back the Wii was the lack of really good third-party support. Looking at the list of available Wii U games and looking at games like Assassin’s Creed 3, Mass Effect 3, Call of Duty Black Ops II, and Batman Arkham City. I can say that this should never be a problem for this generation of Nintendo consoles.
The games also work amazingly well, better than the Wii in any case. Nintendo did a lot with this console and it is reflected in the specifications of the system.
The first thing anyone would notice is the best graphics that are on par with the PS3 and Xbox 360. This is achieved with a high definition Radeon GPU and runs smoothly thanks to an IBM multicore processor.
The storage leaves a bit to be desired though, with just 8GB of internal memory in the standard package. There is a better option available at 36GB, but it will cost you an additional $ 50 for the deluxe set.
Price is one of the weakest areas of consoles. At launch, the Wii U Deluxe Bundle is $ 100 more expensive than the Wii. This won’t kill the Wii U, but it will absolutely prevent it from exploding like the Wii did.
While Nintendo didn’t reinvent the wheel with the Wii U, I think they built a great system to carry the torch through this generation. By combining pieces from all corners of the market, Nintendo has delivered us a solid system to last the next 10 years. .