|I have no idea where this picture came from, but |
that girl playing Ms. Marvel is hot!
(But don't tell Sally I said so because she gets a
little crazy about that kind of thing.)
Nintendo has caught some flak for the Wii U, and especially for the way the console has performed in the marketplace, and I can sort of understand that. The console isn't cheaper than the other consoles on the market, and it doesn't outperform them either. Moreover, it's kind of a gateway drug. People get into games on the Wii (or the Wii U), but then they spend their real money on more complicated systems. And in a world full of complicated systems, a simpler system--albeit one with excellent HD graphics--it kind of a tough sell. Gamers want the best games, and the Wii system concept is for novices; the games are all straightforward and easily playable.
Some of us don't feel like committing to this computer game thing. Some of us work, have families, real lives... Hell, some of us even coach a little triathlon club on the side, and for us, a simpler game isn't just a selling point, it's an actual necessity. I myself have absolutely no desire to cram complicated combo moves into my brain and muscle-memory, so that I can waste hours and hours per week playing anything. But I still like to have fun ways to kill time with my kids, and that's kind of where the Wii, and now the Wii U, come in.
Anyway, like I said, we kicked ass today on the game, and it was a total blast. The thing I like best about the Wii U is just that the controls are intuitive, that to punch somebody, all you have to do is just punch, and voila! There you go, punching.
So then Emma and I were looking at what we might buy next, and the game that struck us was called The Cave. I have no idea what it's about, but it looks like a hilarious little RPG-type dungeon crawler, and it's a $14.99 download. So that's probably on our shopping list.
I'd like to get Batman: Arkham City (Armed Edition), too, but unfortunately, the Emboo thinks it looks a little scary.