The only good “smart TV” stuff I’ve ever encountered is WebOS, which is on LG TVs. Even that has some problems though. Like when I signed on with one profile on SlingTV, there’s no way to sign out of that profile other than to delete the app off the TV and redownload it. But I suspect that has more to do with SlingTV’s shitty app than WebOS. SlingTV is also really bad on the Xbox.
Xenoblade is huuuge. W101 will be a fun palate cleanser between Xenoblade sessions (well, the other way around, really. W101 will give you a heart attack if you don’t take breaks), but I wouldn’t plan on playing FE until Xenoblade is done.
All three are fantastic games. I’d say FE took me the longest to get into.
I wouldn’t suggest this one unless you’re playing with 1 to 2 other people. It’s very fun co-op, but very dry and straightforward solo because a lot of the fun comes from the interactivity with your friends/family. And it’s a fun co-op game, not the type that leads to divorce.
Hm, I wonder if the Europe store doesn’t have a lot of those. Not seeing any of the Capcom collections, Megaman11 etc … then again, I probably have access to all of those on PC anyway if I wanted them, discounted as much when Steam sales hit… not too much point putting them on my Wii U.
I pretty much have ever disc game I could want, bought at a pittance on ebay. Some were pricier, like BotW and Marumasa, but still sub £30.
Okay, I’m not saying I’m buying all the games on this list…but I’m not not saying that either.
One game I think everyone can agree on: Affordable Space Adventures is a game that won’t ever be available anywhere else. With three players, one person navigates the ship, the second person operates the scanner, and the third person uses the gamepad to operate the ship’s systems: turning heat shielding on/off, changing weapon types, diverting power to various systems, etc. It’s a unique game that really wouldn’t be playable on any other system. If you buy one game, get this one.
Here are the rest of the games on my list, in no particular order. I don’t think these are available on other systems:
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (There are no plans for either of these games to move to the Switch)
Game & Wario
NES Remix 1/2
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars
Yoshi’s Wooly World
Fast Racing Neo
Games that are playable elsewhere but maybe better on the Wii U:
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (uses the gamepad to take photos)
Duck Hunt (uses the Wii Remote for aiming)
Year Walk (iOS game rebuilt for for Wii U)
Games that are on sale right now:
Mighty Switch Force series
Gunman Clive HD collection
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
Mr. Pumpkin Adventure
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3: The Wii U version has all the eReader levels which are no longer available on the GBA. You can get them if you have Nintendo Switch Online, but the Wii U is the only place that doesn’t require a monthly fee
Drill Dozer for the GBA uses the rumble feature on the Wii U gamepad, if you don’t already own the physical GBA cartridge
If you’re a fan of the TurboGrafx-16, I believe this is the only system where you can legally buy those games for the Virtual Console
Let me know if there are any must-haves that I missed!
Woof. In the end I bought nothing that I didn’t already have on disc (and I already bought the DS Zeldas a while ago) … the prices were just too high for a dead system, and most could be found on Steam and go on sale there eventually anyway.