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  • Raiko101 9 Mar 2014 10:24:51 6,715 posts
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    I've never had any issues with Mario Kart Wii online, but then again I didn't with Monster Hunter 3. I do wonder what's going on there.

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  • Erek 9 Mar 2014 11:25:19 262 posts
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    I've always felt there should be a little cross pollination between smash and Kart. I'd love to see greater customisation options so I can get rid of the the power ups I don't like in Kart, choose stage music, etc. On the other hand, Brawl was nearly perfect but it's online mode really paled in comparison to Kart on Wii.

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  • CompetitiveDad 9 Mar 2014 15:33:37 2,860 posts
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    So, spending a little time with Mario 3d world today, I'm currently up to world 3-6

    It's such a great game.

    Must make more of an effort!! I forget sometimes gaming is about fun!
  • VG_Addict 9 Mar 2014 20:14:35 62 posts
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    Could the Wii U at least do better this year, with Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, and X?
  • jablonski 9 Mar 2014 20:17:14 4,871 posts
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    I bought one after Christmas.
    Cained Mario in no time at all, like Rayman but only played for a few days, and gave up on Zelda as it is just so drawn out and I just don't have time to put aside to exploring every island for 4 hours to get one piece of info.

    So the WiiU is gathering dust.
    Please be great Mario Kart.
  • Pinky_Floyd 9 Mar 2014 20:36:56 8,353 posts
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    VG_Addict wrote:
    Could the Wii U at least do better this year, with Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros, and X?
    Bound to but how much and how long is anyones guess.
  • Pinky_Floyd 9 Mar 2014 20:38:51 8,353 posts
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    jablonski wrote:
    I bought one after Christmas.
    Cained Mario in no time at all, like Rayman but only played for a few days, and gave up on Zelda as it is just so drawn out and I just don't have time to put aside to exploring every island for 4 hours to get one piece of info.

    So the WiiU is gathering dust.
    Please be great Mario Kart.
    Wind Waker drawn out? But its so compact and bijou! Its a great game, dont let it pass you by like I did when it was originally released. Like you, I played a few hours and never went back until recently where I discovered its not just good but sodding brilliant.
  • jablonski 9 Mar 2014 20:58:09 4,871 posts
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    Pinky_Floyd wrote:
    jablonski wrote:
    I bought one after Christmas.
    Cained Mario in no time at all, like Rayman but only played for a few days, and gave up on Zelda as it is just so drawn out and I just don't have time to put aside to exploring every island for 4 hours to get one piece of info.

    So the WiiU is gathering dust.
    Please be great Mario Kart.
    Wind Waker drawn out? But its so compact and bijou! Its a great game, dont let it pass you by like I did when it was originally released. Like you, I played a few hours and never went back until recently where I discovered its not just good but sodding brilliant.
    I've only done a couple of islands, but it's so drawn out.
    I've got a new job which often keeps me back till late, so if I've only got an hour of free time before bed, I can't waste it on walking round a fake island.

    Edited by jablonski at 21:03:26 09-03-2014
  • Pinky_Floyd 9 Mar 2014 22:03:51 8,353 posts
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    Oh, yeah, fake islands are the worst.
  • jablonski 9 Mar 2014 22:11:22 4,871 posts
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    I've no idea why I wrote the word 'fake'
  • Cappy 9 Mar 2014 22:49:15 12,118 posts
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    I'm surprised they haven't announced an Animal Crossing game for the Wii U yet, they're low budget since they always heavily reuse assets from the prior release and the games themselves are pretty low end, they're basically not much further along than the N64 original.

    Surely they could come with some interesting pad functionality, adding custom designs to clothing and furniture would be easier at least.

    Though I could see it being a repeat of the infamous E3 2008 if that's all they've got for surprise announcements this year.
  • Raiko101 10 Mar 2014 09:37:44 6,715 posts
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    There already is custom clothing and furniture, town flags, wallpaper and carpets.

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  • zoolophage 10 Mar 2014 10:41:25 2,265 posts
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    3ds is the perfect platform for Animal Crossing. A Wii U version would look better and probably have some new features but wouldn't be any more fun.

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  • DFawkes 10 Mar 2014 10:55:12 24,056 posts
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    I far prefer Animal Crossing as a portable game. I never played the GC or Wii ones added together nearly as much as I've played the 3DS one, as it's far easier to quickly pop on and do whatever tasks you like. Quite a lot of my playtime has been on the bus too.

    There is still potential for a new home AC game though, and like Cappy says I'm surprised they haven't announced one given they can't be that expensive to make. The 3DS one did add quite a bit more, but the Wii one barely seemed to build on the DS one.

    I'm surprised they haven't even went for the MH3U model and just ported the Wii U one across so you could play it on 2 platforms.

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  • CompetitiveDad 10 Mar 2014 19:35:10 2,860 posts
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    Can I play on the wii u without switching the gamepad on?
    Using just the pro controller for example?
  • Gambit1977 10 Mar 2014 19:54:37 10,384 posts
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    @CompetitiveDad the pad automatically turns on when you turn on the console...but you can control the dash with a wiimote or pro controller, its a bit fiddly though.
  • CompetitiveDad 10 Mar 2014 19:59:11 2,860 posts
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    @Gambit1977 cheers for the reply. I just wanted to play Mario with just the pro controller on the tv as I find myself looking at the gamepad instead!

    Bizarre that you can't switch it off. What if the pad breaks? :-/
  • Gambit1977 10 Mar 2014 20:01:04 10,384 posts
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    @CompetitiveDad you have to get a replacement. Bit of a chore all in all. But yeah, when you play Mario just use the pro pad to select your character. When my mates are around we give the pad to the worst player all the time and hes always player 4...bear in mind though, you can't do the Toad missions on a normal pad, only with the gamepad.
  • CompetitiveDad 10 Mar 2014 20:03:24 2,860 posts
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    @Gambit1977 I love them Toad missions!!!!!

    Don't get me wrong, I think the pad is great, I love the off tv play but it's a bit odd to play with the same display on the pad as well as the tv at the same time.
  • DFawkes 10 Mar 2014 20:27:04 24,056 posts
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    Some games support just the TV. Afraid I can't remember which ones, but I've definitely played a few multiformat games without the Gamepad. I think Skylanders Giants was one of them.

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  • midi82 11 Mar 2014 08:49:09 692 posts
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    DK turns off the pad if you play on TV.
  • Raiko101 11 Mar 2014 10:29:45 6,715 posts
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    For anybody comfortable with digital downloads, Bit Trip Runner 2 is going for 3.33 from Thursday. I cannot recommend this game enough. It was one of the best games I played last year.

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  • Sid-Nice 11 Mar 2014 11:27:41 15,851 posts
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    I agree Bit Trip Runner 2 is brilliant and hilarious.

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  • Pinky_Floyd 11 Mar 2014 12:21:52 8,353 posts
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    @Raiko101 I will have a bit of that, at that price.
  • zoolophage 14 Mar 2014 08:52:42 2,265 posts
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    All quiet on the Wii U front lately (and the 3ds thread too). I guess there's not a lot to talk about until Mario Kart arrives.

    /tumbleweed

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  • midi82 14 Mar 2014 09:36:32 692 posts
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    Maybe everyone is just too busy playing all the great games.

    Wait... that can't be right.
  • LeoliansBro 14 Mar 2014 09:39:21 44,956 posts
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    Maybe the next gen happened :D

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • nickthegun 14 Mar 2014 09:39:44 61,322 posts
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    I think literally everyone, forumites and press alike, have just got bored with saying what a hash nintendo are making of everything.

    Plus the XB1 is filling the void of awfulness quite nicely.

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  • Armoured_Bear 14 Mar 2014 09:48:35 11,911 posts
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    zoolophage wrote:
    All quiet on the Wii U front lately (and the 3ds thread too). I guess there's not a lot to talk about until Mario Kart arrives.

    /tumbleweed
    Yeah, it'll be a quiet few months.

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  • AceGrace 14 Mar 2014 09:57:31 1,294 posts
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    I was thinking the same the other day. Since DK appeared last month it has all gone quiet on the Wii U front. I think it is partly to do with lack of releases and a lot of current focus on the Bone and PS4 despite their lack of releases.

    I was reading in MCV yesterday that retailers are expecting Mario Kart to revive the Wii U's fortunes. It might, especially as Nintendo are turning off the online mode of the Wii version. Will it force everyone to upgrade?

    Edited by AceGrace at 09:57:58 14-03-2014

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