Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Video of someone playing Zelda on the Wii U



This doesn't look appealing at all. Although I certainly understand that Nintendo wants to trick people into buying a seemingly cheap console with cutting edge graphics and then coerce them into buying three more extremely expensive controllers.

8 comments:

  1. You're being facetious, right? If not, you should probably consider that neither of these "demos" are of games-in-progress. They were created solely to show off what could be possible with the Wii U. In the case of the Zelda demo, it was to show off the HD graphics capabilities; in the case of the second demo, it was to show off how the controller could be used in multiplayer games.

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  2. You anti-Nintendo sentiment is getting old. Why the hate?

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  3. Supposedly, the Wii U can only use one touchscreen controller, so there would be no reason to buy more of them.

    In Wii U Chase Me, only one player uses the controller, the person being chased. The TV display is for the other four players, who use regular Wii remotes. It is pretty similar to Pac-Man Vs for the Gamecube with GBA link.

    Zelda is a single-player game. Most everything shown with the touch screen controller was either single player, or turn-based multiplayer at most. Mii baseball would work well enough with a single touchscreen controller. For it, the touchscreen controller stuff was all for the pitcher's team. Batter could easily be done with a regular Wii remote.

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  4. It also sounds like that you will be able to use the 3ds as a wii u controller ala gamecube/gba. There is not much details on it yet but wasn't it announced that the new smash bros games on the wii u and 3ds are going to be compatible?

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  5. well all nintendo has done here is made a 3D version of their DS and this apperently very large version of the DS that requires a freakin TV. Honestly it if you look at both of their new products there is no innovation it is still just dual screen and touch screen technology tweaked in different rather predictable ways. there isn't much to be excited about. This coming from someone who still plays super mario world every once in a while.

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  6. As long as it actually has games come out for it unlike the 3ds it is fine for me, I hate sharing the screen on New Super Mario Bros. But seriously Nintendo, don't release a console before the software is there, otherwise it's just a pretty looking tech demo.

    The controllers shouldn't be that bad in terms of price, it uses resistive touch screens which are cheaper, however when a simple 360 controller costs $45 one has to wonder.

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  7. Since I can count on one hand the games that made worthwhile use of the DS and Wii's special features, I'm not holding my breath.

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  8. I like it. One DS feature I liked in theory, but didn't work well, was writing notes on the maps in Phantom Hourglass. The fidelity just wasn't there.
    I'm also kinda liking the demos where putting the controller between you and the screen shows a new view. I'm imagining some cool possibilities beyond just a zoomed in view, as was seen. Perhaps X-ray / and thermal visors...
    by the way, I'm really impressed by the lighting in this demo and the depth of field tricks in the bird one. Seems to be a pretty neat console.

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