It’s been quite a few years since the industry went next-gen. The Xbox 360 and PS3 pushed visuals and entertainment hub ideas to new limits when they arrived several years ago, with the Nintendo Wii ushering in a new age of interactive gaming. Albeit an age of shovelware that overshadowed some of the great games on offer. The Wii U is attempting to draw gamers back though, with third party support and some nifty ideas, but will it convince you to do so?
On the surface, there are some great ideas present, such as asynchronous gameplay, and social gaming through a TV and the tablet style controller. There’s a blatant imitation of the Xbox 360 controller, the “Pro controller”, so playing more traditional games is but guaranteed (Bayonetta 2!).
But can these new features convince you to favour buying a game on that platform over an Xbox 360 or PS3 version? Besides the social aspects, there’s bound to be some risks here, with some features in a game being left out for others. The Wii U is a great looking device, make no doubt, but at the end of the day, are you inclined to purchase it?
Last Updated: September 14, 2012