Hey there! Welcome to another (how many of these could there be??) recap of your Monday blogspace. I'm not sure if you guys heard, but we now have recaps of the recaps! It's kind of like the old feature, but focused on the c-blogs. What do you reckon? Should we fold the forums back into it? Should we not? Should we put our finger in there?
Err...what else is going on? Maybe the Wii U. That's a thing to talk about a bit.
Personally, and I know this is a total shocker to some of you, I'm looking forward to it. I like the possibilities of the controller, I like HD Nintendo games, I like the RAM (oh god sweet sweet RAM,) and I like how the launch window is shaping up. (Hmm...there's a lack of negativity here...you guys got that covered? Good.)
I'm actually surprised that more people aren't digging the launch window. With around 50 games in six months (that have been announced anyway,) there's a pretty good range of stuff to play. There are even some further down the line that don't have dates. There are, as expected, a lot of ports, and a few shovelware-looking titles. Shame. However, there are far more things than I thought there would be that I actually want. Games like Pikmin 3, NSMBU, Rayman Legends, Lego City Undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Scribblenauts Unlimited, The Wonderful 101, and Zombi U. Fingers crossed for NGIII: Razer's Edge. It looks more like Ninja Gaiden than the first version. Also, online/offline co-op. True story.
There are some third-party games I want too, but it remains to be seen if there will be any improvements in most of them.
Some of the games without release windows sound good, too: Bayonetta 2, anyone? Then Dragon Quest X (come on, U.S.!,) Medium (haha hopes,) Project CARS (3rd party,) and Retro's game. It's Retro, ffs. Of course there's the surprisingly good-looking eShop, too. It was very lightly touched on at last week's event, but I really think they should have highlighted it more. Almost all the games hold some interest for me. 1001 Spikes, Biker Bash, Runner 2, Chasing Aurora, Cloudberry Kingdom, Little Inferno, Mighty Switch Force HD, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Nano Assault Neo, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (holy crap,) Shantae, The Cave, Toki Tori 2, Ghost Recon Online, and Trine 2, Director's Cut. Seriously, that is some tasty digital candy. Pretty Indie-friendly, too.
I forgot what I was talking about...oh yeah. My point: There is plenty enough software for the Wii U to get me on board. I think it's important to remind people of last gen's launches. It helps put the Wii U launch into perspective.
Maybe I'll be able to do CAPS from the Wii U browser!