Not a good week here, my friends. Behind-the-scenes shenanigans in both my personal and business life. That's what's been keeping me so busy late at night, explaining the lack of EoD posts. Things seem to be calming down now, hence the EoD return! With that said, I hope you all are having a great week! See you in a few, short hours.
As with any piece of new Nintendo hardware, I am super excited for the Wii U. To think of how little we know now and then pair that with the fact that the system comes out this year, it boggles my mind! In just a matter of months we'll go from knowing very little to a wealth of information. E3 cannot get here soon enough!
While I have a lot of excitement for the Wii U, I can't help but be a little worried as well. I'm not bothered by the power of the system, the tablet controller's design or the software that will/won't come to the system. I'm worried about one tidbit that was announced last year, and it all has to do with local multiplayer gaming.
From what Nintendo said last year, the best we can hope for when it comes to Wii U controller support is two per system. Keep in mind, that's the best-case scenario Nintendo mentioned at E3 2011. We still don't know if the system will be able to hit that two tablet goal. I don't know about you, but the idea of two tablets at most is something that makes me nervous.
I know you can use Wiimotes and Nunchuks along with the Wii U, and I do happen to think that backwards compatibility is great. The issue comes up when you have a group of 3 or more people playing. If you're play a game like Smash Bros., who uses the tablet and who uses Wiimote/Nunchuk? Isn't there going to be a bit of an unfair advantage one way or another, depending on how you look at things?
I'm sure Nintendo will think of some unique ways to pit tablet against Wiimote/Nunchuk, and those experiences surely dazzle. When it comes to more traditional local multiplayer experiences found in games like Mario Kart, Super Mario Bros., StarFox and others, I'm not resting easy. That's not to mention third parties, which don't exactly have the best history of innovating and building for Nintendo platforms.
Is this something about the Wii U that bothers you, or am I just fussing over nothing? Leave a comment and let us know.