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TowaHerschel7

I've been completing my Wii U collection since Wii U games are so cheap now. Are any of you still playing your Wii U's in 2019? The hardware is pretty durable and as long as you don't abuse your Gamepad it really does last FAR longer than a traditional controller. Tokyo Mirage Sessions and Xenoblade Chronicles X alone are enough to make the console worth purchasing, assuming you can find a complete system for a decent price.

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I've still got one but haven't played it on probably over a year now. Especially now that most of the games I would've played have now been ported to Switch with a few added features.

I quite liked the Wii U though. Yeah, the UI was a bit naff and the gamepad feels like a toy but there's a lot of solid games there and like you said it's nice that they're dropping in price now too.

I never had a Wii (well have now but didn't at the time) so when I did get a Wii U I had a massive backlog of games I'd wanted to play for 6 or 7 years.

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Ryall

It’s still plugged in but I haven’t switched it on yet this year. The only game I have for the Wii U but I’ve yet to play is Pikmin 3. Since I’ve had it for years and haven’t felt like starting it yet it is probably time to admit defeat and put the Wii U away. @TowaHerschel7

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Tasuki

I didn't even play it in 2013.

Seriously though I got a Wii U on launch day but hardly played it except for MK8 and Super Mario 3D World.

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Arugula

@Tasuki That's like me with the Switch now.

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Rux89

The truth is that I have it a little parked, now I'm with PS4.

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FullbringIchigo

yep, i was playing Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed on it yesterday as a matter of fact

and the day before i was playing Skies of Arcadia on my GameCube

i still play ALL my old systems (well apart from my XBOX's because they all stopped working)

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KratosMD

So today I decided to set up my Wii U to the TV again since I've had the urge all week to play Wii and Wii U games that I haven't finished from my backlog.

I decided to also refresh my memory in terms of what Virtual Console games that are available on the Wii U eShop and there are SO many good ones that I've completely forgotten about: Project Zero 2, Pandora's Tower, Zelda: Minish Cap, Metroid: Zero Mission, Advance Wars, Golden Sun, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky (arguably the best PMD game), all the Pokémon Ranger games, Mario & Luigi Partners in Time, and so many more. And they are all extremely cheap compared to their physical versions! I might focus on getting the DS games like Pokémon Ranger and PMD just because I doubt they'll be brought over to the Switch. GBA and N64 games will probably be added to the Nintendo Switch Online service in the future, so I'm going to be more hesitant towards those.

Regardless, I already have so many games to play on the system: Donkey Kong 64, Metroid Prime 2, Mother 1 and 2, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Paper Mario, Super Mario RPG, Pikmin 3, Paper Mario Colour Splash, Bayonetta 2, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Sonic Lost World, No More Heroes, Pikmin 2, Resident Evil 4, Little King's Story, Red Steel 2, Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, Okami, Trauma Center New Blood, Zack & Wiki, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams and so many more.

Not to mention all the aforementioned VC games and Wii/Wii U titles that I still haven't bought, like Battalion Wars 2, Disney's Epic Mickey, Trauma Center Second Opinion and more. Now that I'm listing all these games, I actually have no idea why I even put away my Wii U to begin with. Its library of games across all different systems is so freaking vast. Maybe I just didn't appreciate it enough since I was ready to move on to the Switch. In actuality, the Switch doesn't offer this many games from different systems as the Wii U.

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Kidfried

@KratosMD I was about to reconnect the Wii U again too for similar reasons, but also there's still some great Wii U exclusives I missed out on.

There's still so much I want to play on it.

Unfortunately I couldn't find the charger for the Wii U screen so I... just went and play on my PS4 again. One of these days I'll make an effort to find it.

Kidfried

KratosMD

@Kidfried That's one of the annoying aspects with the system in my opinion, i.e. keeping track of all the accessories that come with it (including all the Wii related stuff), especially since the charger for the Wii U Gamepad is proprietary. Hopefully you'll be able to find it eventually!

Out of curiosity, which Wii U exclusives are you planning on getting down the line?

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FullbringIchigo

@Kidfried @KratosMD there are some third party chargers you can buy if you really have too, i had to buy one when mine broke and it's not caused any issues for me

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Kidfried

@KratosMD I meant to say Wii exclusives - mistake on my part. I have played most if not all exclusive Wii U games that had my interest. But still, like you, I have missed out on quite some games. I still want to play Zack and Wiki, The Shake Dimension, Mura Masa, Epic Yarn, among others.

I still need to finish some Wii U games, though: Pikmin 3, Breath of the Wild and probably some more.

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Ralizah

I play all of my old consoles. Just depends on what I'm into at the moment.

With that said, the controller, imo, isn't terribly durable. I've already had one die on me, and Nintendo makes it difficult and costly to obtain another one. Thankfully, a friend managed to access another one and sell it to me for $40 or so.

Between Wii U exclusives I like to play (3D World; Pikmin 3; Wind Waker HD; XCX; etc.) and full backwards compatibility with the Wii, it'll be a long time before it's not actively hooked up to the TV.

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KratosMD

@crimsontadpoles I still need to play through Bayonetta 2. I finished the first one on Wii U and thought it was a great game, so I'm looking forward to playing the second one. Moreover, I'm actually playing through Super Mario Galaxy 2 now and it's a lot of fun. Definitely one of the best games on Wii so I hope you get around to playing it eventually!

@Kidfried Oh I see. Yeah Wii had tons of hidden gems among its vast library of games. Zack and Wiki is one game I really need to play, as well as The Shake Dimension. Kirby's Epic Yarn is overall an enjoyable game, definitely worth playing through. Although finding physical copies of it at a cheap price is going to be hard, I just bought it off the eShop for €20, which was worth it.

Other hidden gems that I really need to play through are Red Steel 2 (probably the second best Wii MotionPlus game after Skyward Sword), Little King's Story (sort of like a Pikmin game), Deadly Creatures and the ones I've already mentioned as well. It's a good thing that a lot of these games are rather cheap too.

@Ralizah I might add Wind Waker HD on my replay list eventually. It's such a good Zelda game, probably my second favourite one after Breath of the Wild and the Wii U version is definitely the best one to play, so it's a win-win. I'm also contemplating on getting Xenoblade Chronicles X, although I am cautious that Nintendo might release it on Switch in the future. But I might be willing to take the risk, seeing as how the Switch is going to have two XC games and an expansion, as well as tons of other JRPGs, so I might as well play XCX on Wii U.

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WhiteTrashGuy

Still in the same spot under my TV since launch. Bought a splitter to have it and the Switch hooked up to the same input. My kids still play SM3DW all the time. However, GamePad is crapping out, so I have not been playing it as much. But I seriously have 80 games on my external drive for it, all my Wii downloads on an SD card, and about 120 physical titles between WiiU and Wii titles. So, yeah, the WiiU is not going anywhere.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD XCX would be better on Wii U anyway. Text is small and it makes hugely heavy use of the GamePad as a second screen. One of the few games where the GamePad felt integral to the experience.

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