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Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« on: April 15, 2013, 03:54:59 PM »

The Wii U's launch window was filled with delays and no-shows, but still, some awesome games came out.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/feature/33858

Nintendo defined the Wii U launch window as a more than four-month period, which is a little bit ridiculous. Still, that window of time, beginning with the system's launch on November 18, 2012 and ending on March 31, 2013, produced a lot of quality games.

The quantity might not have been there, but this list, assembled by some of our staff, was tougher than we thought to finalize. While the Wii U game drought has been often disparaged, we still have more than five great games on the system after just four months. Unfortunately, some of those were on other systems, too, but nevertheless, a good game is a good game.

Check out our Top 5 Wii U Games from the launch window over the next week.

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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 04:37:23 PM »
The puzzles in Little Inferno are no where near as rewarding as Picross because they involve association not logic. I really don't think it's much of a game and find it boring. I regret spending $5 on it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 04:43:50 PM »
Wii U's post launch has been slow, but the launch itself was pretty awesome. A top five is really tough. Looking forward to seeing all of your picks.

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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 05:38:48 PM »
I agree about Little Inferno being top five. I find the cat the most disturbing so far.

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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 11:39:01 PM »
Little Inferno is on sale for 5 Euro right now...

Still doesn't feel like a good price from what i read though.
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 10:22:28 PM »
I don't think Little Inferno is for everyone, but I'm a huge fan of point-and-click adventure games and I think that for some reason Little Inferno REALLY scratched that itch for me. I was really happy to have bought it at launch for that reason... or maybe I just really wanted to burn things...

Also... I am very happy that Lego City: Undercover is on this list. I haven't beat it yet, but I really enjoy being able to freely explore such the city, and it's such a wonderfully dense environment in terms of things to look at, puzzles to solve, or collectibles to discover.
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 12:18:58 AM »
Completely agree with this. I'm still confused about some of ZombiU's bad reviews. Example: a "weak link in the Wii U's launch." Really, GameSpot? It is still the best game on Wii U.

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 10:07:04 AM »
I'm baffled when I see poor reviews for Zombi U. I've had some friends, hardcore gaming enthusiasts, come by recently. They haven't really seen the Wii U yet (why, Nintendo?! How they've failed to promote this thing so much is beyond me), so in these cases, I bust out Zombi U. That's about four new Wii U owners, thanks partially to the merits of this unique game.

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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 10:40:10 AM »
Can't disagree with a single entry so far. Funky Barn will, of course, be number one.

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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 02:44:22 PM »
I don't have a WiiU yet, but a big sad part of me wants to buy one just to play NSMBU.

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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 05:13:12 PM »
So I love it that the #3 game, ZombiU states that it is the best game on the Wii U period.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 05:39:57 PM »
NSMBU for #1 Seriously...
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 10:32:38 PM »
NSMBU is the only game i played of top 5, so i agree.

I have a feeling that even if i played other games nothing would change.

The game is still tremendously fun.
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2013, 10:43:54 PM »
Did no one like Nintendo Land, or does it not count because it was a pack-in?

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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 01:18:43 AM »
I really liked Nano Assault Neo as well.

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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 02:22:21 AM »
Did no one like Nintendo Land, or does it not count because it was a pack-in?

Having the game require multiplayer for most of the good games probably hurt it.
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 04:31:12 AM »
Of those top 5 the only title I've spent any significant time with was NSMB U.
 
Not to be a downer, but I can't help but feel vindicated in my decision not to purchase a Wii U until I feel it's warranted. For as much as I had fun playing NSMB U on my sister's Wii U, I can honestly say it holds a limited appeal for me. It was a low impact fun, and yet at the same time kind of...boring.
 
Zombie U does look super interesting. I'd love to give it a shot, but it's not necessarily something that I would buy the system for.

Runner 2 looks incredible, and I have no doubt I would enjoy that just as much as I enjoyed the original; but then again, it's not a game that I have to play on Wii U (Once I'm done with Fire Emblem I think I'm going to pick this up on Steam).
 
Hopefully some day soon there will be enough Wii U games which pique my interest, or one single game which I can't live without (Metroid Prime 4?), and when that happens the weights will tip. Until that happens though I'm happy to remain on the side-lines.
 
Great feature guys.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2013, 01:47:23 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 06:10:31 PM »
So I love it that the #3 game, ZombiU states that it is the best game on the Wii U period.

It's my personal opinion that ZombiU is the best, but the voting didn't come out that way. So NWR says Mario, but I say for ZombiU :p.

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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2013, 02:36:23 PM »
One day people will look back, see how Nintendo Land was relatively ignored and dismissed by early adopters, and weep great tears of shame on behalf of their ancestors.
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2013, 02:50:27 PM »
One day people will look back, see how Nintendo Land was relatively ignored and dismissed by early adopters, and weep great tears of shame on behalf of their ancestors.

Or we will look back and wonder how Nintendo thought they could get away with making several mini games which were effectively variations on hide 'n' seek.  :P:
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 02:57:54 PM »
One day people will look back, see how Nintendo Land was relatively ignored and dismissed by early adopters, and weep great tears of shame on behalf of their ancestors.

Or we will look back and wonder how Nintendo thought they could get away with making several mini games which were effectively variations on hide 'n' seek.  :P:
Until Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, I'm Sure NintendoLand was easily my most played.  My Son loves to play it.

If WiiU had the Activity Log from the 3DS *Hint Hint Nintendo* I could tell you exactly.
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Re: Top 5 Wii U Games: Through the Launch Window Glass
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 03:02:36 PM »
One day people will look back, see how Nintendo Land was relatively ignored and dismissed by early adopters, and weep great tears of shame on behalf of their ancestors.

Or we will look back and wonder how Nintendo thought they could get away with making several mini games which were effectively variations on hide 'n' seek.  :P:
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 03:03:54 PM »
One day people will look back, see how Nintendo Land was relatively ignored and dismissed by early adopters, and weep great tears of shame on behalf of their ancestors.

Or we will look back and wonder how Nintendo thought they could get away with making several mini games which were effectively variations on hide 'n' seek.  :P: :

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 03:21:16 PM »
Ahaha. I'm not knocking it. Hide 'n' Seek is a lot of fun...when you're 5.  ;D
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