Played on the Wii U for about two days now, so first impressions really. I've been bitching about it the same as everyone else has, but let's face it: all the things you're saying are pretty theoretical until you can actually properly use it, and ultimately see how it affects you.|
The controller looks and feels pretty hideous and cheap at first. You quickly get over it but it feels more like a toy than anything else I've paid £300 quid for. I definitely will not be playing anything like Halo or COD on this things - but that's not why I bought it.
Luckily, the screen on it is excellent. There's definitely a bit of a wow factor there. Resistive gets a bit of getting used to again due to our phones being capacitive for a while now, but whatever, it's not a problem.
What is a problem however is something like Nintendoland. There's major fun to be had here, and the gamepad is pretty much a stroke of genius within some of the games. It may be a novelty, but it feels different than anything I've really played. It's just those little touches that's hard to put your finger on.
The problem arises when I can't play two of the damn mini games because I don't have motion plus. What the utter fuck? Luckily I have some Wiimotes, but with the Wii being pretty dire in terms of games for me, there's no reason why I'd have motion plus, let alone MULTIPLE ones. This is a NEW console Nintendo ffs.
ZombiU is good, but feels like a launch game - potential to be had, but not quite reaching it. Scanning the environments is a hassle as well, it's just something they threw in there to make use of the gamepad. Ubisoft all over then, really.
Battery life is complete wank also, and it definitely needs sorting. The Miiverse looks interesting but it is still not up to something like Xbox Live which is fully integrated into the way we used our 360s - the Miiverse feels like a pretty distraction.
So yeah. Overall, I am really liking it, I don't necessarily take back anything that I've said but the vitriol really isn't needed.
It's a competent console.