"The Nintendo Switch is currently flying off store shelves across the globe, but the Switch wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the Wii U. Released in November 2012, the commercially failed successor to the massively popular Wii may have produced less than 200 games during its brief run, but there was a lot of gold to be found among that paltry library. Join me on a journey to pay tribute to the severely underrated black sheep of the eighth console generation!"

If I was pressed to buy a console from the PS4, XBox One and Wii U generation I would have picked up the Wii U. As a PC gamer I feel the games we get fill in the gaps that console exclusives often leave open except with Nintendo games. There is nothing like Mario Maker, Mario Kart 8 and Zelda being made by other companies right now and I honestly believe that Nintendo offers a different game experience than most companies. That said, I didn't get a Wii U but really respect it even if it didn't have the largest game library or a very long lifespan. As the Nintendo Switch is now launched Cygnus Destroyer takes a look at the Wii U and some of his most favorite games on the console. As Nintendo launches it's last game on the Wii U in Breath of the Wild I see the Wii U maintaining a long lifespan well beyond it's years in the retro and collector communities.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:11pm

Mario Kart was the most played game on my Wii U. My problem with the Wii U was the second screen did not live up to expectations. If I wanted to play my game just on the controller screen, I had to be in the same room as the Wii U. As soon as I left the room, the connection would be dropped.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:26pm

The Wii U was the Switch prototype and it seems the Switch does the mobile thing way better.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:28pm

^ I just ran into this same problem. I was playing Zelda and wanted to move the bathroom, but couldn't. Poor me had to switch to a game on my phone! #ItsAHardKnockLife

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:36pm

Yeah, it feels like the Switch is what the Wii U should have been.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:38pm

Adam: your solution is in your sentence. "Poor me had to SWITCH to a game on my phone!" Switch is where it's at.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:42pm

LOL, seriously. I just don't want to buy a new system yet. Also, Zelda looks AMAZING on the Wii U still :)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 03/07/2017 at 05:47pm

You just can't play it on the toilet.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/07/2017 at 06:00pm

Eventually I'll move it in there ;)

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