I'm going to be using the phrase YTTH, which will mean “You're Trying too Hard” with this blog, because I'll be using this phrase a lot and it pretty much says what nintendo is doing.
In a way, I hated seeing the wii succeed. I had one, and I enjoyed it, but it's success gave competitors the idea of copying them while improving upon it. It was a pretty dick move by Sony and Microsoft. Microsoft at least tried to make it something all new altogether, while Sony just made it better and made a blatant copy of the wiimote and painted it black. Oh, and added a fancy ball onto it. Is Sony's Move better? I dunno, I've never used one. I'm guessing it is from all that I hear about it.
So now that everyone's done copying Nintendo (for now), Nintendo had to come up with some new revolutionary idea, and quite frankly....
Are we honestly going to do the “add-a-letter-to-the-new-model” thing like we did with the DS? I'd prefer all new names to be honest. And WiiU just sounds terrible no matter how you try pronouncing it. You either say (WEE-YOU) or (WEE-OOH). Neither of those are fluid or enticing. The name is a very small factor, but still, Project Cafe sounded MUCH better than this. If I were given the money to buy either a Project Cafe or a WiiU without knowing what they were, I'd buy the Cafe.
If there's anything we've learned from the last generation of gaming, it was that Sony and Microsoft don't care copying others ideas if their ideas are successful. Honestly, I friggin HATE Ctrl+Alt+Delete comics. They're downright awful. But this is solid truth. If Nintendo succeeds, I can't help but see others follow suit with some form of screen in a place other than a TV.
As I've stated through this entire blog, Nintendo's trying way too hard. It has broken more things than it fixed, and honestly, switching to a tablet fixes nothing. Those who support this WiiU are people who want their cake, they want to eat it too, and then finish off by eating everyone else's cake in the restaurant. They want everything brought to them and are unwilling to take the extra step of pushing a button to see your inventory on screen rather than have it right in front of you.
LOOK WHO CAME: