Our Wii-U-logy is a warning for Nintendo Switch
So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. We pay homage to the Wii U as Nintendo finally pulls the plug.
Our Wii-U-logy is a warning for Nintendo Switch – QorC Ep. 77
Few will mourn a console doomed to failure by a botched unveiling, poor choice of name, an awful OS and its failed ‘asynchronous gameplay’ gimmick. But, there were moments in its life – Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Mario Maker and more – that lit up the games industry. It’s just a shame that few were there to witness them
In our obituary we explore one of the strangest launch line-ups in history (that, bafflingly, looks set to be repeated by the Switch), as third parties flooded it with rehashed old titles before pulling support. We scoff at Nintendo’s seeming reluctance to release games that took advantage of being on the very first Nintendo console with a HDMI port. And we question why Metroid, Mario Galaxy and Zelda (we don’t count remasters and Breath of the Wild is too late) skipped the Wii U altogether.
Of course, we couldn’t resist contrasting the Wii U’s fate with that of the Switch. A console that – with its mixed messaging, paucity of third party games and strangely lacking launch lineup –already seems to parallel many of the Wii U’s shortcomings. Here’s hoping that Nintendo can learn (rather than link) to the mistakes of the past.
About Quit or Continue
Want to know more about Quit or Continue? Well, the short version is that we’re four 30-something blokes who love games, don’t have the time we used to and want to guide people like us to make the right choice when they buy games.
We review games in the book club-style to tell you if a game is a waste of time. And, even better, we’re here to make your voice heard, so please let us know your thoughts on this or the game’s we’re playing right now @QuitorContinue.