Should Nintendo bring back the Wii-U?

Even though, the Wii U was not as big in terms of sales in comparison to other Nintendo based consoles the recent situation regarding regarding the Nintendo Switch and Gamevice could lead to a potential return for this game system.  What is interesting about the Wii U is that the console was discounted in late January  prior to the release of the Nintendo Switch in early March of this year.  While the Nintendo Switch has been doing great in terms of worldwide sales the cease and desist order from Gamevice could potentially ban the sales of the game system altogether.  


While there have long term projects and plans for new video games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and other titles going into 2018 many are questioning the future of the Switch console.  However, if the Nintendo Switch becomes banned due to the issues with Gamevice then the value of could increase on places such as eBay and Amazon. Also, Nintendo would have the option of bring back the Wii-U for a cheaper price in comparison to what it was worth when it was first released back in late 2012.  But if Nintendo is successful in resolving their dispute with Gamevice then the Switch console can possibly go one to be one of the best selling video game consoles of 2017-2018.  

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Will there ever be a direct sequel to Super Mario 3D World?

Super Mario 3D World is without a doubt one of the best selling platform games for the Wii-U.  While the idea of having Super Mario 3D World ported for the Nintendo Switch would be a great idea some are wondering whether or not we will ever get the chance to see an actual sequel for this title.


As of right now there is no news about Super Mario 3D World being ported for the Nintendo Switch or the development of a sequel in the future.  One reasons is because Nintendo is currently focusing on games such as Super Mario Odyssey which is set to be released in October 2017.  However, we do get to see a direct sequel for Super Mario 3D World it will probably take place years from now.  

Should Xenoblade Chronicles X be ported for the Nintendo Switch?  

Xenoverse Chronicles X is one of the few RPG titles for the Nintendo Wii U that many people would like too see ported for the Nintendo Switch. In terms of sales some might argue that the game could have been much better than it was.  In terms of worldwide sales Xenoverse Chronicles X came close to selling over one million units worldwide for the Wii-U.  


If Xenoblade Chronicles X could sell to close to one million for the Wii U just imagine how it would do for the Nintendo Switch.  Recently, the idea of Xenoblade Chronicles X coming to the Nintendo Switch was discussed by the owner of Monolift Soft Tetsuya Takahashi.  While Monolift Soft is mainly focused on the release of Xenoblade Chronicles II they are also aware that many people did not have the chance to play Xenoblade Chronicles X since the Nintendo Wii U did not do too well in terms of overall sales.  If Xenoblade Chronicles X was released for the Nintendo Switch then there is the possibility that it could be overshadowed by the Xenoblade Chronicles II.  However, its still something that Monolift Soft should make s prior after Xenoblade Chronicles II is released for the Nintendo Switch.

Should Super Mario 3D World have been backwards compatible? 

Super Mario 3D World is one of the many st popular games for the Nintendo Wii-U along with games such as Mario Kart 8 and the New Super Mario Bros U.  In term of sales Super Mario 3D World had managed to sell over 4.7 million units worldwide since its release back in late 2013.  Super Mario 3D World unfortunately was an exclusive title for the Wii-U which makes people wonder how much the game would have sold if it was backwards compatible with the original Nintendo Wii.

Super Mario 3D World for the Wii-U is one of the few 3D  multiplayer platform titles of the 10’s decade that has high replay value and its a lot tougher than it looks to complete with or without help.  In fact, the lack of backwards compatibility feature in Super Mario 3D is probably one of the things that helped it out in terms of sales.  Also, exclusive titles such as Super Mario 3D World played a role in drawing  the interest of people who probably thought twice about purchasing the Wii-U console.

Which Zelda game was better Twilight Princess or Skyward Sword?

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When it comes down to video games in the Legend of Zelda series a majority of them are simply masterpieces.  If you were to ask anyone who has been a fan of the Legend of Zelda series since the 80’s and early 90’s on which game is their all time favorite it would probably be difficult for them to answer.  But if we were to narrow it down between the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword then the responses among people in regards to which game is better would be polarized.   Both Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword were great Zelda games but in terms sales one obviously did way better than the other.

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In fact when it comes down the Legend of Zelda series as a whole Twilight Princess is the best selling title of all time.  Since its release Twilight Princess has sold over 7 million units worldwide for the Nintendo Wii while the HD Remix by itself managed to sell over one million on the Wii-U  There were so many things about Twilight Princess that was awesome including the visual presentation along with the soundtrack which captured the vibe of the game perfectly.   Twilight Princess had cool soundtracks such as Midna’s Lament, Gerudo Desert and Hidden Villege which were beautifully composed along with having beautiful cinematic cutscenes the made the game feel like a movie at times.  The inclusion of having Gannondof as the main villain in the game was fun since it was reminiscent of some of the older Legend of Zelda games.  Also, the concept of Zelda becoming a werewolf in the game was not only interesting but it was an element in the storyline that was unexpected which added more excitement to this title overall.

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As far as Zelda: Skyward Sword is concerned this game was also fun for many people because unlike Twilight Princess the game looked and felt like it had a lighter tone. Also, Skyward Sword presented players with an exciting plot with a new set of villains including Ghirahim and Demise.   While Zelda: Skyward Sword did not feel quite as dark as Twilight Princess the villains in this game seemed like they were more dastardly than Ganondorf in Twilight Princess.   While Zelda: Skyward Sword had amazing visual quality along with an excellent storyline similar to Twilight Princess it would be difficult to choose pick between one of the two games.  However, people want to rate which game is better based mainly off of worldwide sales than more fans of the series might be inclined to move closer to the decade old Twilight Princess title opposed to Skyward Sword.

Retro Games- Kirby’s Return to Dreamland: (2011)

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When it comes down to the platform genre of video games the Nintendo Wii & Wii-U consoles had some pretty cool titles during the early 10’s.  When it comes down to multiplayer platform games Kirby’s Return to Dream Land was one of the most exciting titles that one could play on any console.  Kirby’s Return to Dream Land was developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo back in 2011.  Since this game was released in managed to sell well over one million units worldwide and is seen by some people as one of the most fun multiplayer platform titles of the early 10’s along with games such as Super Mario 3D WorldKirby’s Return to Dream Land gives people to either of complete the game by themselves versus finishing it with up to four players using co-op mode.  This game gave  people the option to choose multiple characters including Kirby, Meta Knight, Woddle Dee and King Dedede.

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Each character has their own health bar and there are numerous battles and boss fights that players engage in through out the game against the likes of Galacta Knight, Grand Doomer, Whispy Woods and Magolor.   One of the coolest things about this game is that the developers were able to find a nice balance between utilizing 2D gameplay with 3D graphics and character design.  It’s not too often that we get four player 2.5 dimensional platform games such as Kirby’s Return into Dream Land.  The cutscenes in this game were also impressive despite the lack of voice acting.   The dialogue between characters along with the cutscenes did a great job in terms of storytelling without voice acting which makes this game stand out similar to some of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.     Kirby’s Return to Dream Land is one of the most exciting titles within the Kirby series and a game that one must have if they are fans of the platforming genre.

Are Multiplayer Platform Titles Highly Underrated?

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When it comes down to multiplayer platform games they are always so much fun to play especially on Nintendo consoles.  Some of the coolest multiplayer platform titles are the ones that allow up to four players as they progress throughout the game with multiple lives and while fighting various bosses.  When it comes down to the Nintendo Wii & the Wii-U  we got some pretty cool multiplayer platform games for those consoles including Super Mario 3D World and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland.  Both titles were released during the 10’s and can be considered two of the best multiplayer platforming titles that  one can play for any Wii console.  The idea of having up to four players in 2D or 3D platforming games was something many people did not believe was possible.

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In fact, during the 16 & 64 bit era many of us was so accustomed to only having up to two players in platforming games that  the idea never came to mind to exceed that number of players.  Also the success that platform games like the Super Mario and Kirby series has achieved without three or four player modes is self-explanatory in terms of sales and worldwide popularity.   As far as the platforming genre itself is concerned it not considered to be the most popular one of them all for game consoles such as PlayStation 4  or the Xbox One.    Mainly when it comes down to other game consoles outside of Nintendo the most popular genres are either first person shooters or RPG’s.  The fact that multiplayer platform titles similar to Super Mario 3D World and Kirby’s Return to Dreamland made exclusively for Nintendo would mostly likely prevent such games from selling far more units worldwide than they currently do.

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Not only do multiplayer platform titles have interesting stories, excellent gameplay and amazing graphics but the replay values are as well.   Having strong multiplayer offline gameplay on platform titles makes the game itself much more exciting as opposed to being limited to single player mode.  While being an optional feature the main argument that some people would probably have against having up to three or four players on platforms games includes the expenses.  The cost of gaming has significantly increased over the past two decades.

Also, the price for controllers and other accessories for the Wii-U were very high in the early 10’s.  Trying to buy other controllers for friends may or like the game or not is such a huge investment unless they have the accessories themselves.   While platform games are generally designed to be adventurous and challenging once players complete the game there is nothing to do but play through it again.  However, the same thing can be said for RPG’s, action adventure games along with a few other genres.  In terms of whether or not multiplayer platform games are underrated usually depends on what type of gamer you are.  While some might argue that multiplayer platforming games are not as popular as they should be others can make a similar argument about many other gaming genres.