Wii U, entering the world of hardcore gamers?
The Wii U is set to be released on the 13th of October 2012 and has already been receiving some positive, and a lot of negative feedback. Many websites and newspapers have already started slamming the console. In this article I will discuss the question “is Wii U trying to compete in the hardcore gamer’s category.”
Now before I start, I don’t like the term hardcore gamers, but I have struggled to find a better word so bear with me.
Nintendo have released a list of games that will be on the new system, and plenty of them don’t appeal towards their normal youth audience. There are a lot of action games in this line-up, therefore not limiting the console to young children. Some of these big name games include:
- 007 Legends
- Assassins Creed 3
- Batman Arkham City
- Call of Duty Black ops 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Tekken Tag Tournament
Secondly the controllers, the main controller, the Wii U gamepad is basically a tablet with a gamepad on either side. This feature allows for the user to toggle modes of view, whether it be showing a map on the television while playing on the gamepad or vice versa, or you can turn off the television screen and play with just the tablet. Pretty cool! This is a nice little innovation that Nintendo brings to the table to compete with Sony and Microsoft.
The second controller is the Wii U Pro Controller. This controller basically looks like a fusion of the PS3 and Xbox 360’s controllers. The design mould replicates that of Xbox and the buttons seem to be a flipped version of the PS3. This will allow players to play many games (shooters) with much more ease. Playing Call of Duty on Wii is a hard sight to watch, the clumsiness of the controls, the lack of accuracy, all of these things ruined the overall experience. Hopefully this controller fixes that!
All of these factors definitely suggest Nintendo’s trying to play a hand in the hardcore gaming category. Nintendo does say that the Wii-mote will be compatible with Wii U and that the Wii U will be backwards compatible with Wii. If Nintendo is successful in this market, it may be revolutionary for all gamers, if not it may financially hurt the company. And it would be nice to have a third party in the mix, creating lower prices, higher competitiveness etc.
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Article from Gamersyndrome.com