I actually prefer the Rayman Origins levels in Rayman Legends… lol
Fitbit a better deal than Wii Fit U?
I’ve read some negative and mixed reviews of Wii Fit U… some even saying that Wii Fit U + Fit Meter is a poor value compared to a Fitbit. OK, I own both and in my opinion I completely wasted $90 on my Fitbit. The $20 Fit Meter does the same thing and has WAY better software accompanied with it (The Wii Fit U game). $90 for Wii Fit U, Balance Board, and Fit Meter (on sale for $65 now at Amazon and Bestbuy) > $90 for Fitbit + Crappy online services (Myfitnesspal is better than their homegrown app).
im playing wii fit u and the male trainer showed up and said ‘hope you don’t mind I’ll be filling in for ur regular trainer’ and im like I DO MIND THANX
I want to exercise with the grey mannequin lady who will be in smash bros, not this vaguely southern chump
what is she on digital vacation or something
Actually he will also be in SMASH as a costume alternative for the female Wii Fit trainer. :)
Wii Fit U with Balance Board + Fit Meter on sale at Amazon for $65
Nintendo’s struggle to capture the “casual” crowd again.
Core gamers are really vindicated. They mocked Nintendo for not targeting them and choosing to reach out to a larger audience. Now, Nintendo is “paying” for it with the poor sales of the Wii’s successor. The masses have moved on to smartphones and the Wii was just a fad it is said. However, I think that the Wii U can be the console for everybody again.
1) Nintendo needs to pursue exclusive content like we have never seen before.
When we think of exclusives we think of Nintendo games, Sony games, or Halo for the Xbox. But I think Nintendo needs to start aggressively pursuing partnerships with the companies and brands that matter in the mainstream.
Hunger Games. Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit. Twilight. Marvel. DC. Nickelodeon. Dr. Who. Game of Thrones.
2) Great apps that you can only find on Wii U.
Wii Street U is a good start and it is an excellent app. You can find nothing comparable on iOS or Android. Panorama View has a lot of potential but needs more (higher quality) videos. Art Academy is also a great app.
Nintendo needs more as there are a lot of experiences the Wii U can provide beyond gaming.
Interactive digital novels (the Hunger Games?).
Educational apps with interactive elements.
Lifestyle apps. Cooking. Exercise and diet. ALTON BROWN’S FOOD LABORATORY? Where you can use the Wii U gamepad to conduct recipe experiments. Oh yeah.
These apps are bigger and better than what you would find on tablets.
3) Utilize their competitive advantages.
These apps need to use the Wii U’s gamepad functionality such as the accelerator, camera, mic, gyro controls, touch screen + stylus, and rumble. There are a number of things that the Wii U can do that the iPad cannot. Nintendo needs to make their services appropriate for families. iPads are personal devices, but the Wii U is a home theater device so apps and games need to cater to that difference.
Sonic Lost World is…
kind of amazing, actually. Sure, the controls take some getting use to and I think I would have raged quit had I bought it at launch before the update (that changed the amount of lives from 4 to 9 and allowed you to gain lives by collecting 100 rings) but I have found the game to be a great challenging platforming adventure with beautiful graphics and awesome music. Oh, it also helps that you can use the free Yoshi DLC to easily get a massive amount of lives.
P.S. some of the Deadly Six quotes are hilarious
"Casual" vs "Hardcore" gamers
In fact, “casual” games like Nintendo titles are actually more difficult than the games so called “hardcore” gamers play. Lol
Example: NSMBU is more difficult than any of the shooters out there.
Sonic Lost World for sale at Best Buy for $35
Got my copy today with Xmas money :)