Reviewing The Wii U And Every Launch Game
00:00:03:05 - 00:00:45:19 Rich Oh, hi, everyone. Rich of review tech USA here and I finally have my wee you video. This is the new we you I bought from a reputable eBay seller. 00:00:46:05 - 00:01:06:05 Rich It was not new they said it was new and box and it looked like this but even though I got scammed it worked and I decided to do it. Overview video anyway. So enjoy the footage of me getting scammed by an eBay seller and I also decided to do a quick overview of every single launch game for the wheel.
00:01:07:09 - 00:01:51:03 Rich It's a hell of a video. Enjoy bird breasts. Some of I hate people yo. I get less even try to put the tape back on Oh, come on, dude. 00:01:56:14 - 00:02:14:07 Rich It's oh, man. Boy, did they. Ah ha ha ha. Oh, I am so, so so complaining about this. Look at the top. Look at the top. 00:02:17:15 - 00:02:21:19 Rich Oh, man. Do they really think I'm that stupid?
00:02:24:02 - 00:02:49:19 Rich Thank God I bought this through PayPal. Anyway, holy shit. People are such liars. People are such liars. Oh, man, don't you just love my brand new we you new inbox that I got that looks totally brand new and not like it's refurbished from GameStop. And someone tried to spin it off is brand new to take more money out of my pocket because they knew it was new in-box to be able to get more money for me. 00:02:50:01 - 00:03:08:23 Rich Man, this is such a great new and box cut. It's not new in box. It's not new in box.
It's used. The eBay seller lied. Look at the listing. Here it is. Brand new in box. Nintendo Wii U. 32 gigabyte Super Mario 3D World Deluxe app. Like, what would you think when you saw that? You would think that it is brand new in box. 00:03:08:23 - 00:03:32:16 Rich But here is where the seller got me and they're covering their own ass. Look at
the description. This is brand new in-box. All items are in original wrapping. Original owner daughter never used. Now it goes from being new in box to just being never used. One very light scratch on console by not on screen. Hardly noticeable missing pen. 00:03:33:02 - 00:03:58:12 Rich Does this sound brand new and box never used. I just I. And then it had a pin for the parental
controls. It was locked behind them. So it was definitely used without a question. At best. This eBay seller, maybe they bought it. Refurbished from GameStop. They thought the box was in really good condition and they could just swindle someone and say, oh, yeah, it's brand new. 00:03:58:12 - 00:04:17:19 Rich It's never been used and hope they never open it. But at least the console works.
So there's that. So I got screwed over, but at least we could have some Wii U gaming fun, huh? I spent a lot of money on this. Okay. So moving right along for me, getting screwed over by the eBay seller. What the hell is the Wii U? 00:04:17:20 - 00:04:48:05 Rich Well, I'm going to give you the Cliff Notes version of what the console is. It was released by Nintendo in 2012. It is the successor to the we and it was a huge giant flop. It was a giant turd in Nintendo's toilet that they want to forget. When it came to mistakes that Nintendo made with
the Wii, Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that the we lacking HD capability held it back against the Xbox three 60 and PlayStation three and with the Wii U they wanted to remedy that. 00:04:48:11 - 00:05:11:02 Rich And tablets around 2012 were a big thing even Android tablets. So they put a screen on the controller which had really bad battery life. A lot of developers including Nintendo didn't know
what the hell to do with the Wii U gamepad screen so they just let you play the games on the screen. So if someone's watching a football game on the TV you could play your games on the Wii U gamepad. 00:05:11:02 - 00:05:33:12 Rich Yay! On top of that, you needed to have the Wii U GamePad to use the EU and the Wii U GamePad was expensive if something went wrong with the because it was 140 bucks because it had a screen on it and kids like to play Nintendo consoles and that controller would break so you couldn't use your WI you if the Wii U gamepad broke. 00:05:33:12 - 00:05:58:07 Rich And on top of all that, for the limited capabilities of the Wii, you keep in mind this was Nintendo's eighth gen system. So in theory it was going toe to toe with the Xbox One
and PlayStation four. It was slightly more capable than the Xbox three 60 and PlayStation three, but not by March. So it really was just as capable as the seventh generation consoles. 00:05:58:13 - 00:06:29:20 Rich So Nintendo was asking eighth generation money for a system that pretty much was on par with the seventh generation offerings from their competitors. It was an absolute recipe for disaster. And even though I actually like the Wii U better than the we and it has backwards compatibility with the we and all of the we accessories, it was by far Nintendo's worst selling home console at just 13.56 million units sold during its lifetime.
00:06:29:21 - 00:06:51:11 Rich And yes, I know the virtual boy is a thing, but the virtual boy is not a home console. It is not a home console. Why do I have to say that every time I talk about this and here is what the Wii U itself looks like, a giant black, shiny scratch prone slab of Nintendo love. Look, I've mentioned this before. 00:06:51:11 - 00:07:11:17 Rich I actually like the Wii U better than the we especially because it's fully backwards compatible with the Nintendo we and it has HDMI in its HD. But
the design of the console from a form standpoint leaves a lot to be desired. When you look at the Nintendo Wii U was sleek. I like the stand that it had for it. 00:07:11:17 - 00:07:42:05 Rich It look nice next to your TV where it would mostly collect dust because mostly soccer moms bought a wee and then they never touched it again after we sports. But it was a good looking system. The Wii U is just kind of there. All right. Let's take a gander around this big, beautiful plastic piece of Nintendo beef. It comes with an optical drive slot because the Wii U actually utilized Blu ray discs don't try to play a Blu ray movie in it, though, because this is Nintendo and they wouldn't do things like that.
00:07:42:06 - 00:08:09:14 Rich You got an eject button for the Blu ray drive. You got your power button, your controller sync button. And under this big, beautiful plastic door here, you have an SD card slot and two USB 2.0 ports the SD card slot could take an
SD SD card up to 32 gigabytes. And if you wanted to deal with the super slow USB 2.0 external drive you could actually store games on one of those two up to two terabytes. 00:08:09:19 - 00:08:29:06 Rich On the rear of the console, you have the AC adapter port because the Wii U had to power supplies one for the gamepad and one for the system. You also have an AV out which utilizes the same a port and cables that the Nintendo we used. So if you're using the same television and you upgraded to a Wii U, you were in luck.
00:08:29:06 - 00:08:49:12 Rich You didn't need to buy new AV cables, of course, because the Wii U is fully backwards compatible with the way they have the Wii Sensor Bar Connector. Right next that you have HDMI out because the Wii U could output HD resolutions up to 1080 P and then you have a fan to cool the system in two more super slow USB 2.0 ports. 00:08:49:13 - 00:09:10:16 Rich And there you have it folks. That is the Wii U. It is a system
it is plastic. It is uninspired and confused, just like Nintendo was during the we use heyday. So what are the specs of the Wii U? What are the specs of this supposed eighth gen beast that's supposed to go up against the peers for the Xbox One? 00:09:10:23 - 00:09:34:02 Rich What does it have under the hood, Richard? Oh, it's basically an Xbox three 60 on steroids. It features a triple core PowerPC based CPU, two gigabytes of DDR, three memory which games can only access one gigabyte of that. The other gigabyte is meant for the operating system and it has a custom AMD Radeon GPU. I'm not going super detailed with the specs on this. 00:09:34:11 - 00:09:58:22 Rich It's a seventh gen console on steroids like Nintendo. I get it. You wanted to get into
the HD era, but you shouldn't want HDR like your competition was about to do. A year after you dropped the Wii U, you come out with the system to bring back the core gamer. That's still a step behind your competitors. Upcoming consoles the Xbox One and PlayStation four. 00:09:58:22 - 00:10:25:20 Rich So think about what you did. Nintendo, you made a system to compete with the Xbox Three 60 and PlayStation three. When Microsoft and Sony were moving on to the PlayStation four and Xbox One, what the hell were you thinking? But ah ha. You know,
Nintendo had an ace up their sleeve, right in that ace up their sleeve. That was the Wii U GamePad. 00:10:26:10 - 00:10:47:17 Rich It had a 48 EP screen that you could play games on, and they were hoping that someone could figure out what the hell else to do with it. And excuse me for a second. I'm going to go a little bit regular car reviews here. And now it's time to talk about this tech boy fix as thick, as thick as thick. 00:10:49:20 - 00:11:20:13 Rich Thick as oh, this is the Wii U gamepad. Nintendo thought that this was going to be
the system seller here it wasn't. All right. So Specs first, the gamepad has a 6.2 inch screen that has a resolution of eight 54 by four 80 yes. For HP, it is a touch screen, but it is a resistive touch screen, not capacitive meaning that it's sensors pressure meaning that it's not going to be as accurate as a capacitive touch screen. 00:11:20:14 - 00:11:49:04 Rich It has a front facing camera which I think literally no one used dual analog sticks, which are actually quite nice. It has nine axis motion detection via a three axis accelerometer, a three axis gyroscope and a three axis magnetometer. And the gamepad supports NFC
so if you're into amiibos, there's that. You could you could use those. The nicest thing about the Wii U gamepad is the screen, and not because the thought of innovative things to do with it. 00:11:49:04 - 00:12:12:20 Rich No, you could actually just play games on it. I was actually playing Sniper Elite V2 on the Wii U GamePad screen and it was great. It was fine. There was no latency to the screen even though it's only four 80, P has a really crisp picture with good viewing angles.
You could definitely see how the Wii U GamePad was the rough draft of the Nintendo switch. 00:12:12:20 - 00:12:30:06 Rich Without question, the battery life on the GamePad was about three to 5 hours. I would say more so on the three hour side, depending on how bright you kept the screen. So for a gamepad, its battery life kind of sucked and out of the box. This is the only controller of the Wii U came with the Wii U gamepad.
00:12:30:07 - 00:12:58:23 Rich And to make matters even worse, the Wii U system is dependent on you having a working with you gamepad so if you're Wii U gamepad brakes, you better get ready to fork over a decent chunk of change to replace it. Now, to get a Wii U replacement gamepad would be about anywhere from 110 to $140. So it's not as expensive as I thought it would have been, but it's still a lot more expensive than a regular gamepad.
00:12:59:06 - 00:13:17:16 Rich So when you bought a Wii U, you better make sure your kids don't drop that big expensive controller or you're going to have to put out a third of the money to replace it. What were they thinking? Making a console solely dependent on a singular controller? Jesus Christ, Nintendo. All right. So what about the innovation, Rich? Come on, it's Nintendo. 00:13:17:16 - 00:13:38:02 Rich They're the same company that had my grandma swinging around a white dildo in her hands pretending she was playing tennis. They have to have something here. And yes, they do it. It's not good. Though. Well, Nintendo thought the big selling point was going to be using the Wii U gamepad and incorporate it with the gameplay experiences like with Nintendo Ireland.
00:13:38:18 - 00:14:06:02 Rich I'm going to go more into this when I go over Nintendo land. But there is for example, there's mini games, the Legend of Zelda battle quests. You use a bow and arrow you move around the gamepad using the accelerometer to aim. It's something that could be done on a smartphone. Nintendo was hoping this would be the next revolution for the WI family, hence why they called it BYU confusing naming and people thought it was just a gamepad.
00:14:06:02 - 00:14:23:22 Rich Add on for the original we. But anyway however, unlike the we move to we u gamepad was nowhere near as approachable and easy to use. You didn't just oh I need to swing the Wiimote like a rocket. I'm going to swing it like a rocket. I need to hold it like a baseball bat. I'm going to hold it like a baseball bat. 00:14:24:05 - 00:14:43:08 Rich This was look down at your new game pad. Look up at the screen.
Look down again. Turn the Wii U gamepad this way. It was not approachable. Grandma's. We're not going to want to do this. They are going to smack you across the face with the white wi mote dildo if you try to make them play with the Wii U gamepad. 00:14:43:08 - 00:15:11:10 Rich It was confusing and it wasn't fun. There is one positive, though, I will say about the Wii U gamepad. It is the most comfortable controller I have ever used. I'm including the dualsense for the PlayStation five, the series x controller. It is just so damn comfortable to hold and use. I
have a little bit of carpal tunnel and it doesn't flare up at all when I use the Wii U GamePad. 00:15:11:13 - 00:15:34:12 Rich I definitely can't say that about the Nintendo switch because it's ergonomic suck unless you get a satisfying gaming grip link below in the description. Shameless plug. They also have gaming grips for the new Nintendo switch. All right, which makes it more comfortable to play. Tell your dad about it. But whether I was playing Super Mario 3D World or Sniper Elite V too were Call of Duty.
00:15:34:23 - 00:15:56:00 Rich I really enjoyed playing all of the games with the Wii U GamePad. So for all of its other flaws, at least, it's really comfortable and playing games on the Wii U GamePad screen is pretty enjoyable to a useless and obsolete feature now with the Nintendo switch existing, but back then it was pretty cool. Well, all right, that's enough about the consulate's self. 00:15:56:00 - 00:16:06:06 Rich Are you're ready, ladies and gentlemen, because we're about to take a look at every single launch title that came out for the Wii U. Oh, dear God, help me oh. 00:16:09:15 - 00:16:34:19 Rich Assassin's Creed three. Another console poor came to the Wii U launch lineup this time it was Assassin's Creed three. Unfortunately, the game looked a
bit low rez compared to other console ports, which is really sad because at that point, the Wii U was approximately seven years newer compared to the Xbox three 60 and the Wii U gamepad was underutilized, according to most reviewers of the game. 00:16:34:19 - 00:16:58:15 Rich You could use the gamepad as a minimap to help you identify enemies and find objective locations. You can also press the touch screen to whistle to call your horse over to you. Oh, oh. And you know how much I appreciate horse touching. Oh and it's an Assassin's Creed game. You play a little bit, there's a cut scene, you play more, there's a cut scene. 00:16:58:16 - 00:17:18:04 Rich Oh, look, I'm going to totally stealth for the climb up the side of a theater like an asshole, and no one will see me. How? That's the thing. I don't know. Then there's a cut scene.
Boy, there's another cut scene, another loading screen, another cut scene. That's Assassin's Creed three. It is assassin's cut scene three. Oh, my God. 00:17:18:05 - 00:17:45:14 Rich Oh, and it's an it's an Assassin's Creed game. You really want to play Assassin's Creed three? You can get this on the switch to moving on. Oh, oh, of course. Touching Call of Duty. Black Ops two black ops two had a unique selling point when it came to
the Wii U. It had the ability to let two players play online and not have to share the TV one player would use the Wii U GamePad, and the other one would use the TV to play the game online. 00:17:45:14 - 00:18:10:17 Rich While sales numbers were never released to the public, it's rumored to have only sold 23,000 copies. And Activision employee called the numbers, and I quote here, abysmal. And I would agree So how the hell does Call of Duty Black Ops to play on the Wii U? It occasionally hits 60 frames per second. I mean,
it's fine. It looks just like it would on the Xbox three 60 or PlayStation three. 00:18:10:17 - 00:18:47:01 Rich But honestly, your best bet is to just play Call of Duty Black Ops two, either on your PC or via backwards compatibility on your Xbox series console but hey, unlike the Nintendo switch, at least the way you got a couple Call of Duty installments, am I right? Yeah. Don't play them though. Did play Call of Duty somewhere else Darksiders two While most hardcore Nintendo fans demanded a new legend of Zelda for the Wii U, which they got right when the system was on its way out with Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild, they got Darksiders two, which many at the time considered to be as close as you could get to a Zelda in terms 00:18:47:01 - 00:19:15:00 Rich of gameplay. Unfortunately, the game suffered from a large amount of
screen tearing when playing on and off the TV and on the gamepad. Overall, Darksiders two was reviewed as a great homage of the Zelda series and received mostly great scores, but it was riddled with performance issues. And look, I absolutely love the Darksiders series, and Darksiders two is a great game, but it doesn't play great on the Wii U frame rate issues galore. 00:19:15:00 - 00:19:38:13 Rich And yes, there is a decent amount of screen tearing on top of that. This is another title that you could get on the Nintendo switch or virtually anywhere else. So as a video game, I highly recommend Darksiders two, but I cannot in good faith recommend the Wii U version Epic Mickey to the Power of two and man, this game was a huge disappointment unfortunately.
00:19:38:13 - 00:20:08:02 Rich Epic Mickey to the power of two didn't take advantage of the gamepad, only displaying a map and giving you quick access to some abilities in-game. Now Disney had projected the game to sell over 2 million units worldwide, but the game failed to reach 600,000. It went on to ultimately sell only 529,000 copies. This led to the demise of its developer Junction Point games and put the final nail in the coffin when it came to the future of the series.
00:20:08:02 - 00:20:27:07 Rich So here's how this game works. Mickey has a paint brush. He could either shoot, paint or paint thinner, and with paint he can make an object appear. And with paint thinner he can make an object disappear. You also have a partner called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and with Oswald you figure out puzzles in this puzzle platformer. But there's some bad news here. 00:20:27:08 - 00:20:50:18 Rich If you don't have a friend to play with, the A.I. that controls Oswald is really dumb, and Oswald is a complete idiot. On top of that, the game is littered with issues like
weird camera angles, a choppy and inconsistent frame rate, and somewhat frustrating controls and combat. Great idea. Bad execution sadly, I'd say avoid this one ESPN Sports Connection. 00:20:50:19 - 00:20:55:00 Rich Oh, Jesus Christ. Oh, jeez. This is this. This is hell. 00:20:58:01 - 00:21:42:22 Rich Oh, God. So here we go. Another Ubisoft Wii U launch banger. Remember we sports? Of course
you do. It was the packaged game that came with every week. It was sitting at 82.9 million homes across the world. And Ubisoft thought it would be a great idea to capture some of that magic. But the game shed its. Yeah well Nintendo life gave the game of four out of ten saying ESPN Sports Connection's biggest problem is that it feels like it was slapped together in a matter of months with seemingly little interest to exist beyond merely existing Someone had to make a motion control tennis right noble perhaps to take one for the team like that but families looking 00:21:42:22 - 00:22:12:14 Rich to replicate wee sports magic this hardware launch are better off with a ticket to Nintendo land. They couldn't have said it any better. All it is
is you take wee sports for the wave you suck every ounce of life out of it. And that is ESPN Sports Connection. There's nothing to it except the cart racing. It's take all the fun out of Mario Kart and that is caught racing and ESPN Sports Connection. 00:22:12:15 - 00:22:38:05 Rich If God himself tells you to play this game, you tell him no. You avoided at all costs. Next game please. FIFA soccer 13 joy while the gamepad did feature unique gameplay elements that could only be done using the gamepad screen. Overall, most reviewers felt the
ability to touch the screen to pass the ball and send supporting players on runs was frustrating. 00:22:38:05 - 00:23:09:09 Rich And this was due to your own fingers blocking the screen and gave FIFA soccer 13 a six out of ten saying and I quote FIFA 13 on Wii U is a decent game and uses the gamepad intuitively but it's not really FIFA 13 wait until next season and yet it's a soccer game or a football game depending on where you come from and I don't really know much about soccer I kicked the ball around seem fine I'm sure there has been many soccer games since that you should play instead of this it's almost a decade old. 00:23:09:21 - 00:23:42:04 Rich Moving on game party champions if you can even call this a game. Oddly enough, Game Party Champions is the fifth game in the game party series. It included eight mini games, ping pong,
Skee-Ball, water gun, mini golf, air hockey, hoop, shoot football and baseball. It's the worst game out of the launch lineup. It currently holds a 24% on Metacritic and Nintendo life gave it a one out of ten saying game party champions is, to put it nicely, a bad game. 00:23:42:04 - 00:24:03:22 Rich So you're wondering how I feel about game party champions personally. You know what you do. You find someone that you hate, you despise them. You go on eBay or you go wherever a flea
market and you pick up a copy of Game Party Champions for the Wii U. Then you sit them down. You force them to play air hockey using the Wii U GamePad and they will torture them. 00:24:04:02 - 00:24:25:07 Rich They will suffer more than they've ever suffered in their life. This is something that should be used in interrogation rooms. This is the worst game I have ever played on any platform,
ever. This is not a party game. This is not a video game. This is a vile, horrible piece of shit. Avoided at all costs, please. Thank you. 00:24:25:22 - 00:24:44:22 Rich Moving on. Just stands for. Not that I was expecting a lot, but the Wii U gamepad is mostly put aside while playing this game. Ubisoft did, of course,
try and implement the GamePad while you danced around, but most players found it to be awkward. This, however, is one of the games that help keep sales of wee motes alive. 00:24:45:03 - 00:25:07:13 Rich Players would hold the WeMo in their hand and copy the character's dance moves on the screen. At the time, just dance was a major success for Ubisoft, and Ubisoft showed its
dedication to Nintendo when it released the final we game ever. Just dance 2020 that's over 13 years after the we was released and yep it's more just stance. 00:25:07:13 - 00:25:27:05 Rich You follow the moves on the screen the more accurate you are the higher you score I rather play Beat Saber in VR, but that's just me. New Super Mario Brothers you with new Super Mario Brothers you Nintendo brought Mario out of the standard definition world of the we and into the HD world of the Wii U. New Super Mario Brothers.
00:25:27:05 - 00:25:56:12 Rich You was the third highest selling Wii U game with 5.3. 8 million units sold worldwide and a new version called New Super Luigi sold 3 million units worldwide just seven months later making seven of the top ten best selling Wii U games revolve around the Mario franchise, and it's another new Super Mario Brothers game. If you've played them on the Diaz, the 3D, US, the We, or on any other Nintendo platform, you know what to expect here.
00:25:56:12 - 00:26:18:11 Rich Don't go out and buy a Wii U for this because you could actually get the same exact game on the Nintendo switch right now. Buy it there. Ninja Gaiden three Razor's Edge. Razor's Edge was a console exclusive at the time of its release. Its an enhanced port of Ninja Gaiden three that includes all the DLC from the original title, as well as introducing players to a new way to select weapons. 00:26:18:11 - 00:26:40:12 Rich Using the touch screen on the gamepad. The game received mostly mixed reviews at the time. Kevin Orden from GameSpot said it's harder and more varied than its original release. But Ninja Gaiden three Razor's Edge doesn't reach the greatness of its forebears. Well,
you know what Kevin Von offered? You could stare at my review Tech USA Holes, because I thought this game was friggin awesome. 00:26:40:13 - 00:27:05:23 Rich I think its frantic, fun, hack and slash gameplay at its finest, so much so that instantly I went and purchased the ninja guide in Master Collection Trilogy for the Nintendo Switch. I can't recommend this game enough. Go buy it for your switch right now. Nintendo Land when Nintendo releases new consoles, they tend to release a game at launch that will demonstrate the concept of the new system.
00:27:05:23 - 00:27:33:08 Rich And in this case the we use gamepad functionality Nintendo Land features 12 mini games based on existing Nintendo game franchises such as The Legend of Zelda and Zero that each use a different function of the GamePad as of March 2020 Nintendo Land has sold 5.2 million copies, making it the fifth highest selling Wii U game, which is kind of obvious because it was a packaged game for many Wii U systems. 00:27:33:09 - 00:27:56:09 Rich Well, how does a play like a bunch of mini games that you would play in a cheap Android tablet that you would get off the Google Play store for about $0.99 each? Or maybe they would even be free. Hey, I know there's people that love tomorrow's Ninja Castle and using the Wii U gamepad to throw ninja stars, but it's just really awkward and feels really dated to play Nintendo Land.
00:27:56:10 - 00:28:16:07 Rich You have to remember the Wii U GamePad is a resistive touchscreen and honestly, Nintendo lan I even had fun with back in the day when I first got my Wii U. But looking back at it now in 2022, this wasn't the watershed game that was going to get people to run to the Wii U in droves like we sports was for the Nintendo Wii. 00:28:16:17 - 00:28:38:21 Rich Okay. Moving on. We have a lot more games to go over. Jesus Christ, Ubisoft, you're back again.
This is Rabbit's Land. Long before the rabbits would team up with Mario on the Nintendo switch in Mario plus rabbits kingdom battle, the rabbits failed to reach a larger audience on the Wii U with rabbits land a game that outright ripped off Mario party but ultimately sucked even worse. 00:28:38:21 - 00:29:02:00 Rich And again, another Ubisoft Wii U console exclusive that received mixed reviews and gave it a five out of ten, calling it a mediocre party game mini game collection. And that's exactly what it is. Sure, some of the mini games incorporate the Wii U gamepad, but who cares? This is more shovel where garbage from Ubisoft trying to cash in on Wii U gimmicks.
00:29:02:05 - 00:29:27:07 Rich Quality over quantity. Ubisoft learned. Hey guys, am I going back and forth between Ubisoft left and Ubisoft, my say in Mario and Mario in the video here? Yeah. Yeah. You know what? Potato. Potato. You're going to deal with it. Don't like it. Eat my ass. Oh, finally, another game. I could actually recommend Scribble Notes Unlimited. Now, here's a unique game that was only made better when played on the Wii U GamePad, and it really actually worked. 00:29:27:07 - 00:29:50:02 Rich It featured a combination of the Wii U GamePad, touch screen and physical control options.
Using the gamepad to summon objects made the whole experience seem even more immersive. Overall, Scribble Notes Unlimited for the Wii U. Received great reviews. Nintendo Life said this is the kind of game that looks great, controls well, and provides a whole heck of a lot of family friendly fun. 00:29:50:02 - 00:30:09:00 Rich And you know what? They are 100% right because this one does kind of slap you could pretty much type in any object you could think of on the Wii U gamepad minus you know things like a dildo and they'll appear on screen and then you could use those to solve puzzles. I love the art style. The gameplay is brilliantly done and Scribble Notes Unlimited. 00:30:09:00 - 00:30:33:22 Rich It's definitely a game. I could see myself playing with my kids.
And now it's time for a sing party. So it's spreading that new cruise. I'm leaving today here. Oh, Jesus Christ, this game sucks. All right. What they were trying to do with this game is bring the experience of going to karaoke night at your local bar home. 00:30:33:23 - 00:30:57:12 Rich But what Sing Party failed to do is bring the feeling of singing your drunken heart out to the Wii U. The game received overwhelmingly crappy scores. IG and said, and I quote, the functional karaoke mechanics and effective gamepad integration make sing party a passable option. It's not for those gamers looking for a little musical accompaniment to their parties.
00:30:57:12 - 00:31:26:11 Rich But a weak tracklist festers underneath sing parties, accessible, bland exterior, and without an adequate progression system to encourage repeat play. Sing Party misses its leap for gaming greatness. Oh, for Christ's sake, they're being kind to it. Look, I'm not a karaoke aficionado here. But I could. I could probably see this avoid this game
at all costs. Go on Amazon right now and buy the cheapest Chinese knockoff karaoke machine. 00:31:26:16 - 00:31:50:12 Rich Get an app for your phone, get an app for your tablet. Get get an app for your ass cheek. Anything else? Anything. And do karaoke on that. Enjoy a karaoke experience there. Go to a bar, have a few drinks, get a buzz, sing there, do anything else except play this game. It is a ga big karaoke experience. It shouldn't even exist. 00:31:50:14 - 00:32:13:19 Rich Skylanders Giants at the time of release, Andy Robertson from Wired.com called Skylanders Giants
for the Wii U. The quote unquote definitive version of the game. The reasoning behind this was the ability to create a family game night where two of his kids would play on the TV while he would take control of the game pad that displayed mission details and player stats. 00:32:13:21 - 00:32:38:02 Rich And let me tell you something, I was pleasantly surprised at this game, and I think Activision should reboot this series. The starter pack that I purchase
actually comes with this little USB device called the Portal of Power. And you get these three figurines. There is the Jet VAC character, cinder undead or tree recs, and each of them have different abilities and you place them on the portal of power.
00:32:38:07 - 00:32:59:08 Rich And as you place the character on there, that's the character as you play is in the game. And it's a really intuitive, interesting idea and it works really well. And as soon as you put a different character in the portal of Power, they show up on the screen. Granted, the game visually is nothing to look at. But it's a pretty fun platformer with an interesting twist. 00:32:59:12 - 00:33:25:12 Rich And I could totally see me playing this with my five and four year old. Very unique game for kids, and I recommend it if you could get your hands on it. Sonic in All-Stars Racing transformed
at the time karting games that didn't have the word Mario in the title didn't set the sales charts on fire. Unfortunately, Sony's attempt at a Mario Kart clone Little Big Planet Karting also failed to capture the magic of its mainline game. 00:33:25:17 - 00:33:45:05 Rich And it was time for Sega's Little Blue Hedgehog to change all that. The Wii U gamepad was used to display a map of the course, a weapon camera and even a rear view camera. Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed was also the first we use third party title to reach number one on the sales charts during its release window. 00:33:45:05 - 00:34:02:18 Rich And you know what? This is a pretty damn good game. And at least for me,
it was a really damn hard or a just suck at video games. And I wasn't using the drift properly. And I suck at video games and I just wasn't playing it right. And I suck at video games, but it's a damn good card game. 00:34:02:21 - 00:34:21:17 Rich The only complaint I have is I wish it was 66 instead of 30, but I'm sure that was a hardware limitation of the Wii U. But if you could get your hands on Sonic and All-Stars racing transformed, I would say pick it up. It's fun. Tekken Tag Tournament to win you edition. So what did
Tekken Tag Tournament offer on the Wii U that it didn't offer on any other version of the game? 00:34:21:17 - 00:34:46:10 Rich Mushroom Battle Mode in this mode, various emotions from the Mario series would fall into the arena and it is a hell of a lot of fun. This would cause players to grow or shrink in size or take extra damage, and it's really frantic and crazy and I really enjoyed playing it. I wouldn't say this mode specifically is a reason to run out and get the Wii U version of Tekken tag tournament too, but it's definitely a nice bonus. 00:34:46:10 - 00:35:04:14 Rich The GamePad was used also to tap to pull off certain combos and moves during matches. So if you're more of a casual player, that's a nice perk as well.
Tekken Tag Tournament two looks gorgeous on the Wii U. It's frantic, it's fun and it has Snoop Dogg in it. What more can you ask for? Put a mushroom up my ass and play this one. 00:35:04:14 - 00:35:31:09 Rich It's awesome. But now it's time to discuss a big giant turd of a game and that game would be Transformers Prime Oh God. Transformers Prime was based on the animated series of the same name. It even featured the whole cast from the animated show, which included Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and Frank Welker as Megatron. It received fairly positive reviews at the time,
which is somewhat surprising for a game based on an animated series. 00:35:31:09 - 00:35:54:02 Rich And even more surprising for a game that I feel is complete crap. It has all the stuff you would expect from a Transformer game. It's a third person action platformer slash shooter, but it just has really dull, uninspired gameplay. The combat is exceptionally boring, and the visuals look like something from the sixth generation There is better transformer games out there.
00:35:54:03 - 00:36:24:05 Rich Avoid this one warrior's Orochi three hyper kind of sound like the announcer from Soul Caliber. Soul Caliber or I don't know why I did that. Anyway, here's a game that mixed up the launch lineup of games. This is a crossover of the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors games. On paper, the idea seemed great. Bring the fans of each game together on a Nintendo console, but unfortunately, most reviewers felt the game was an uninspired port with a ton of missed opportunities.
00:36:24:05 - 00:36:47:09 Rich Regarding the We use game pad, the producer of the game spoke on the system's poor CPU performance, saying four games in the Warrior Series, including Dynasty Warriors and Warriors. Orochi. When you have a lot of enemies coming at you at once, the performance tends to be affected because of the CPU he said. Dealing with that was a challenge, and I've heard that before about the we use lackluster CPU performance. 00:36:47:09 - 00:37:05:20 Rich And to be quite frank with you. I've never been a big fan of the dynasty Warrior Series. You just go to a big group of enemies, mow them all down and go to another group of enemies. Mow, maul down,
rinse and repeat. It bores me. Never been a fan. This game is more of the same, and honestly, the way you version doesn't run great. 00:37:05:20 - 00:37:36:22 Rich Even if you are a fan of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, I would pick another game in the series on another platform to play. Skip this one. But now we're digging deeper into the pile of Wii U launch title Asari with Wipe Out three. No, this isn't the futuristic racing series from the PlayStation. I wish it was. It's an insane
game based off of the ABC hit game show, one of the main complaints from reviewers at the time was that this game literally didn't have a way to fail during a challenge. 00:37:36:22 - 00:37:56:20 Rich No matter what, you be forced into finishing the levels, unsurprised only the game received mediocre reviews and I don't even know how the hell you could call it a game because there's literally no consequence to anything. You swim in the water, you swim on rails, you, it puts you in the direction you need to go. You cannot go in any other direction. 00:37:57:00 - 00:38:32:14 Rich You could fall a billion times and not fail. It's not a game night trip for the sake. A CD was more of a game than this. Avoided at all costs. What a piece of shovel. Where crap.
Your shape fitness evolve 2013. So there's about 43 and a half million of you that bought the we fit and it's accessory the balance board so you know that Ubisoft had to try to milk more money out of your pocket with your shape fitness evolve 2013 to change your cash cow you you bastard we're Ubisoft give me your money give me all your money. 00:38:32:14 - 00:38:51:23 Rich So Ubisoft used the gamepad to display your data for each of the 49 different workouts. Well it's tough to actually get sales numbers for this. It's safe to assume
the Wii U version didn't sell well and this put an end to the series. Look I know I don't have the physique of a Greek Adonis but I do like workout games. 00:38:51:23 - 00:39:27:22 Rich But I like VR, like beat saber or superhot, where it's engrossing and you don't feel like you're working out and you're having fun and breaking a sweat. This just feels like
a workout. Instructional VHS tape from 1987. I know a lot of people like these kind of games, but this actually didn't sell well for the Wii U and it probably killed the series Zombie You Are the Game that was supposed to be the Wii U system seller Zombie you sold a total of around 1 million units for the Wii U and had some of the best GamePad integration from a Ubisoft game to date. 00:39:28:04 - 00:39:55:17 Rich However, there's an asteroid so that it will get to it in a second. The player used the gamepad to scan the environment and maintain the main character's inventory. Overall, the Wii U version received good reviews. Jim Sterling of Stroke Toy at the time wrote that zombie use
zombies were intimidating by comparison with other zombie games. Sterling called it an oppressive experience since players were diverted by the gamepad while the game continued in real time. 00:39:55:19 - 00:40:11:22 Rich But yeah, that's good and all. You could consider it immersive.
I consider it annoying I don't like zombie you at all, and the game in and of itself isn't bad. You want to know what kills it for me? The Wii U GamePad. Every single time you got to do something. Look down at the pad. Look up at the screen. 00:40:11:22 - 00:40:31:10 Rich Look down at the pad. Look up at the screen. You do an
inventory, look down at the pad. You want to pick something up. Look down at the pad. Oh, it's not. It adds nothing to the experience except in convenience. You know what, though? The combat's pretty good. The graphics are pretty damn decent. It's a pretty good survival horror game. 00:40:31:14 - 00:41:05:05 Rich But get the version for the PC Xbox One or PlayStation four. Avoid the Wii U version. The Wii U gamepad is not a selling feature. It actually makes the game crappier. And last but definitely not least, thank God is Batman Arkham City Armored Edition
it's Batman Arkham City, just like it was on the Xbox three 60 PlayStation three or PC, but with tacked on gimmicks for the Wii U gamepad that you won't care about, you could play Arkham City on the actual Wii U GamePad, which is now an outdated feature. 00:41:05:05 - 00:41:25:10 Rich Just get the Batman Arkham collection, which is coming to the Nintendo Switch. You can use the gyroscopes in the gamepad to look around the room for clues like an idiot. It's awkward and no one cared about it. Just use the analog sticks to look for clues. Look, it's Batman
Arkham City. It's a fantastic game, and some argue it's the best game in the entire Arkham franchise. 00:41:25:10 - 00:41:48:22 Rich But the gimmicks for the Wii U version aren't worth picking up. This version for the Wii U version also suffers from performance issues, and you could get vastly superior versions of Batman Arkham City on a variety of platforms, including the Nintendo Switch very soon. Great game map port played elsewhere. Man, what a hell of a journey. Making this wee video has been see me walking through the entrance right here. 00:41:49:07 - 00:42:07:16 Rich This is the mall entrance I walked into to pick up my Nintendo Wii U preorder. Back in the day in 2012. I had a lot of high hopes for the Nintendo WiiU
and Nintendo delivered on virtually none of them. There was great games on the Nintendo Wii U. Many classics that you could now get most of them on the switch. 00:42:08:05 - 00:42:38:05 Rich But this was Nintendo's biggest home console failure. It wasn't that much more powerful than the Xbox three 60 and PlayStation three. And we were going into the PS4 and Xbox One era,
and the screen mostly was gimmicky. Save for scribble notes. Most other games it just wasn't necessary. And when they made the Wii U GamePad integral to the gameplay, it just was really cumbersome and inconvenient. 00:42:38:07 - 00:43:05:18 Rich So interestingly enough, Nintendo's biggest home console failure, the Wii U, may have been the rough draft for their biggest home console, mostly success. The Nintendo switch
let that sink in. Going back into history with gaming is interesting. This is Rich Overview Tech USA signing out. Have a good one. And don't trust eBay sellers no matter what their rating is. 00:43:07:11 - 00:43:08:00 Rich I'm proof