Thursday, August 23, 2012
Is the Wii U's Launch good enough?
People are wondering if the Wii U's launch titles are good enough for them to buy the Wii U. Let's take a look at the PlayStation 3's launch titles in North America: Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, Call of Duty 3, Genji: Days of the Blade, Madden NFL 07, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire, NBA 2K7, NHL 2K7, Resistance: Fall of Men, Ridge Racer 7, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Tony Hawk's Project 8. That is a total of 12 games and the only game that stands out is Resistance: Fall of Men. Is the PS3 doing good these days, software wise? Some will say that the PS3 is indeed doing well. Now let's compare it to the Wii U's launch titles. Pikmin 3, a solid and long awaited title made by Nintendo. This is what the 3DS lacked when it launched: Big games made by Nintendo. We also have Super Mario Bros U. Sure, you may think it's similar to the one on the Wii, but Mario is a system seller. Remember that. Two major Nintendo games at launch already. We have ZombiU, a game made for the hardcore audience, we have Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (Developed by Nintendo and Team Ninja) which is going back to what Ninja Gaiden is all about, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition (Some people will complain that it is a port, but still, a lot of people haven't played this game yet) which holds a 96 on metacritic, we have Rayman Legends which is developed by the same people behind the critically acclaimed Rayman Origins, Assassin's Creed 3, one the most anticipated games of 2012, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (another system seller), Trine 2 (another critically acclaimed game), Darksiders 2, Mass Effect 3, etc. Is the Wii U launch good? Yes. You can complain as much as you want to about ports but as long as they're ports of great games, I'm not complaining.