In the best of times, “quality over quantity” has been the way of the Wii U.
If you bought into the system knowing that you’d more than likely end up playing Nintendo-backed games and not a whole lot else, this isn’t your first rodeo. That reality was my expectation going in, and I continue to have no regrets. We had some good times together! And while 2016 saw a particularly slim release schedule as Nintendo shifted its focus to next year’s Switch launch, there were a few gems.
Here are the nominees for Destructoid’s Best Wii U Game of 2016:
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE
- Pokkén Tournament
- Paper Mario: Color Splash
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
- Star Fox Zero
[Incomplete products like Steam Early Access titles, and episodic titles that are not fair to assess as standalone experiences, without a full episode count, were not eligible for this year’s awards. The cutoff for entry into Destructoid’s 2016’s Game of the Year awards is December 6, 2016.]