The offical Wii U Wiki News Blog, written by Wikidude1234.
Issue #2 (November 19th, 2012)
Wikidude Reviews: The Nintendo Wii U
Happy day-after-North American-launch, Wii U owners and Wii U Wiki readers! I got a Wii U myself, and of course, I decided to write a review on it. So, get ready for an extremely long review, folks!
Okay, so first off, I got the basic bundle, not the premium. So, there won't be AS much stuff to review about, but I'm just gonna review what I've done, so far. Also, please note that not all the features are automatically included with the Wii U, and that some features will be included in future system updates.
So, first up, there's the Miiverse. When I first heard of it, I thought, "Oh, boy. There's gonna be some idiots that go around swearing and spoiling the game." But, after finally tried it, I have to admit, Nintendo layed down the rules of Miiverse quite well, making it enjoyable for everyone. Also, if someone goes off breaking the rules, you can block the user. So, no matter what, Miiverse will be something that everyone can enjoy!
Secondly, I know everyone that's used the thing has said this, but I have to agree... The GamePad is quite big, but is also very comfy. I know, what I said doesn't make much sense, but seriously, you have to see for yourself to understand what I'm talking about. The GamePad also works perfectly as a Television Remote. And, the system includes absolutely incredible HD, which will make you stand in awe for a couple of minutes.
And, the Wii U includes a Internet Browser, which is the best Internet Browser I've ever used on a Video Game Console. I'm gonna be honest, here: The Wii U's Internet Browser is about the speed of Internet Explorer. (Depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi). Still, that's a lot to say for a Video Game console's Internet Browser, am I right?
I haven't tried Netflix yet, so I don't know exactly how good or bad Netflix is, yet. And that's basically my review on the Wii U basic package. Overall, the Nintendo Wii U is another excellent Nintendo home console, and if you have the money, it's worth the price, I'd say. Oh, and if you can afford it, I'd suggest getting a game or two to go along with the Wii U so you won't get bored with the thing in a couple of weeks. Score: 8.0 out of 10
The Day-After-North America-Launch-Special!
Considering that the Wii U has finally been released, (And I got one on Launch Day), I decided that I should review the two things I got: The Wii U itself, and the game, New Super Mario Bros. U! So, I hope you enjoy this issue of Wii U News, and find these reviews helpful!
Wikidude Reviews: New Super Mario Bros. U
It's Review Day, today! And, our next review, here, is New Super Mario Bros. U! The Launch Game I wanted most! So, the game seems to be a bit more like New Super Mario World than anything. But, honestly... Who doesn't love Super Mario World? I know I love it. But, I mean, it's like Super Mario World in so many ways -- The worlds are connected into one big world -- The new suit, the Flying Squirrel Suit, seems to be similar to the Cape... Oh, and not to mention that the Koopalings appear in this game, just like in Super Mario World.
Then again, what New Super Mario Bros. game DON'T they appear in? (Besides the first one, of course). But honestly, this game is so much fun. It, in my opinion, is better than New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and New Super Mario Bros. (I haven't played New Super Mario Bros. 2 yet, so I don't know how good that game is). Believe it or not, one of the most fun features is the Challenge Mode. Speed Runs, Mini-Games, whatever, it's just something that you'll keep wanting to come back for more.
The Co-Op is a lot like New Super Mario Bros. Wii -- You just can't stand it when you accidentally get thrown into the lava, or off an edge, but you always want to have a buddy playing right by your side. I actually don't know how the GamePad Boost Rush mode is, because I've never tried it before. To me, it seems like something made for Speed Running. Nearly everything in this game is completely different from New Super Mario Bros. Wii, but in a good way, of course. The worlds are different, the Mushroom House mini-games are different, the level design, of course is different, and the graphics... They're beautiful.
The bad side? I haven't even played through two whole worlds, but there's something that bugged me from the start -- not all, but most of the music in the game is just recycled from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. I ask you, Nintendo... As a fan of Video Game Music... Why must you recycle the same New Super Mario Bros. Wii music? Why...? That aside, this game makes the purchase of the Wii U alone much worth it. Easily the best New Super Mario Bros. game I've played yet. Score: 9.0 out of 10
Who knows what I'll write about next time, but I'll make sure that the next issue will be as interesting as the issues that you've been reading! Until then, see ya!