For the first time since the Nintendo 64, I will not have Nintendo’s newest home console at launch. I have my reasons, but at the end of the day, Nintendo released a new joybox, and I won’t be getting it for a while. It came down to some key factors, so let’s parse through them. If nothing else maybe it’ll keep me from drunkenly wandering into a Target and throwing $350 in crumpled, sweaty bills at a Wii U kiosk, screaming for Miyamoto to give me a “Wii 2.”
Here, dear reader I offer you two choices: Below you can click to view the entire presentation for yourself:
Or after the jump you can read and watch along as I break down the entire show, offering up my sleep deprived ramblings along the way (complete with extra details and full trailers and stuff). But choose wisely, for while one of these options will bring you life, the other will take it from you…
Nintendo devoted five demo stations with rather large TV screens at their Gaming Lounge to showing off NintendoLand for the Wii U. It was also the final game shown in their E3 press conference this year, where it elicited responses ranging from, “… okay, that’s nice, I guess,” to “What in the fuck is Nintendo doing?” Well, one thing they appear to be doing for certain is pushing the game fairly aggressively, if such prominent positioning betrays anything. What they also appear to be doing is repeating the Pac-Man Vs. situation, where a very fun but unspectacular (meaning not much of a spectacle) game was used as the keystone of the conference. Oops, did I just give away my impression before the body of the article? I’m a terrible writer! Read on for more!