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Nintendo Nerds Want To See These Titles For Wii U

By Kevin on May 13 2013 03:21 PM
Recently, I reached out to random fans, readers, and fellow Nintendo Nerds for their personal opinions regarding the Wii U library of games. While I appreciate and respect everyone's opinion, I chose six members to provide a short answer for what single game they would like to see make it to the Wii U.

As you'll observe below, the game choices range widely. Thanks to all who contributed their time and thoughts!

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Kyle Church: "Diddy Kong Racing had a great cast of characters and a semi-open environment. The fact that it was one of the first racing games to include cars, planes, and hovercrafts made it something new and fresh. The boss races were always fun. While a remake/port was created for the 3DS, it never had a sequel and I think it's about time."



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Ian Haupert: "I suppose I would like to see an amazing successor to the Metroid Prime series really push the Wii U controller and visuals, particularly the latter. A visually modern Metroid Prime game could be absolutely stunning with Retro's art, and amazing to explore, while Samus' technologically advanced world could provide a lot of opportunities for the Wii U GamePad to shine."



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Richard Denker: "The Sonic Adventure series has a different feel than the Sonic games of today and the Wii U would be an ideal platform because of what the GamePad brings (access to a map, items in the game, interaction via touch screen, etc.) and its possible connectivity with the 3DS. You could take items from the game with you to trade with friends, like you could do with the Dreamcast VMU."



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Travis Hendricks: "I would have to say the next Oblivion. I know they haven't announced one yet, and it likely won't be until 2014 that they do, but Skyrim was such a wonderful experience on its own merit and having the GamePad for inventory management would be stellar. So ideally, the Wii U would get the next Oblivion title as well as a Directors Cut of Skyrim with all DLC to tide us over. It's basically a grown up version of Zelda, just without the "Nintendo polish" and puzzles."



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Alex Lopez: "I'd love to see a Final Fantasy VII remake released as a Wii U exclusive: completely redone from the ground up with gorgeous, modern visuals. Throw in some off-screen play and Miiverse to give Final Fantasy fans a home on Miiverse. An announcement/release like that would really get the kind of attention that the Wii U needs right now from gamers, especially with competing consoles being prepared for launch."

Benjamin Aquino: "I would love Final Fantasy VII on Wii U. This game was my entry point into RPGs and the first game I ever invested over 90 hours in. It was such a great story and I became emotionally attached to the characters. Though I would love a re-mastered version to come out, I would gladly take the original to be playable on the GamePad."



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Kevin McMinn: "Dragon Quest VIII is one of the most enjoyable games I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. In fact, it's one of my all-time favorites. It was released exclusively on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and was one of the most popular RPGs of its time. Can you imagine how this game could make use of the Wii U GamePad technology? I can, and every time I do, those nostalgic goose bumps take over my entire body and tears of joy pool in the corners of my eyes in anticipation of a remake."


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Comments: 12

I really like this article. I like seeing what other gamers would like to see on Wii U. I'm with Kyle Church, I'd like to see a new Diddy Kong Racing. Wii U version that interacted with a 3DS version would be awesome!
Great article. I knew I couldn't be the only one interested in FFVII! I also very eagerly await Metroid. Lastly, I agree with Kevin, DQVIII was amazing and I would jump for joy if it was ported. Of course a re-master would be preferred. DQX looks stunning but it being an MMO kills it for me.
This is really cool.  I love that it takes from NN statements and throws in a gamepad picture.  Great Job!

View Postaquizero, on 13 May 2013 - 05:32 PM, said:

Great article. I knew I couldn't be the only one interested in FFVII!
I still cannot get over how much I love FFVII. It was my entry into anything final fantasy, great in every way. There was just something about that world, and those characters, and that storyline. Man o man.


Now I'm not important enough to make this article, but if I had my Wii U wishes granted then we would see Square Enix dust off the Chrono series. Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are both fascinating games. "Chrono Break" was rumored once upon the time but that was it. I would love nothing more than to dive back into that rich world with a brand new Chrono game.

View PostAeonHunter, on 14 May 2013 - 12:22 AM, said:

Now I'm not important enough to make this article...blah, blah, blah...

Really? Please, elaborate...you clearly don't know me or how I operate. I'm...intrigued.

View PostAeonHunter, on 14 May 2013 - 12:22 AM, said:

...but if I had my Wii U wishes granted then we would see Square Enix dust off the Chrono series. Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross are both fascinating games. "Chrono Break" was rumored once upon the time but that was it. I would love nothing more than to dive back into that rich world with a brand new Chrono game.

Great choices. I, too, would also like to see Chrono Trigger.
I'm surprised no one said chess. No fans of turn-based-strategy games here? :P

This was a great article! I love seeing the names of members in articles. It makes for more of a community-feel, yes indeed. Now onto the discussion:

The Wii U. The first console to brave the chilling new world where the latest economic disaster changed so much for so many people. The Wii U is a symbol of hope, a gaming system bursting with potential. I doubt the next-generation of competing consoles will be able to compare with the Wii U's uniqueness.

This is also an age of digital distribution. All of Nintendo's new Intellectual Properties are releasing solely through the eShop.* Would it be so strange to see a series renewed this way as well? Nope. Not strange at all.

For a company to only recently start the transition to HD graphics in games, there is good and bad in that. Being late to the party could mean that many details have already been ironed out. Unfortunately, it can also mean longer and more costly development time.

Nintendo blew my mind when they announced the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past successor for the 3DS. I'm sure they have fantastic surprises in store for us with the Wii U as well.

People often say that the Wii was a bit of a disappointment. It sold extremely well, but they don't remember that. They just know that it didn't captivate them thoroughly. I think the Wii U has the potential to succeed in the ways that the Wii never could. Will it out-sell the Wii? I'm doubtful, as it's a different time economically-speaking. Time will tell.

...I suppose I wrote all that because the only game I've played that was mentioned was Diddy Kong Racing. XD I loved the tiger character and the 10 Missiles item. Racing planes was awesome.

* = The Wii U already has an exception in the works with The Wonderful 101, a new Nintendo IP that looks to be very promising. I think it will be retail as well as digital, because I thought I saw box art for it in a Nintendo Direct.

View PostKevin, on 14 May 2013 - 01:06 AM, said:

Really? Please, elaborate...you clearly don't know me or how I operate. I'm...intrigued.

lol - No worries Kevin, it's just a little self-effacing introduction. I didn't mean nothing by it except that I'm still fairly new around here.

It is true that I don't know you, though. I know you live in Japan and run this website (thank you! btw), and generally seem to be a pretty cool guy, but that's about it. So... how do you operate? Now that's a fascinating question. One that has me... intrigued.

View PostAeonHunter, on 14 May 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:

lol - No worries Kevin, it's just a little self-effacing introduction. I didn't mean nothing by it except that I'm still fairly new around here.

Age is just a number. It means nothing at all and holds no other value other than wisdom.

View PostAeonHunter, on 14 May 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:

So... how do you operate? Now that's a fascinating question. One that has me... intrigued.

That's the golden question. ;)

View PostKevin, on 14 May 2013 - 08:06 PM, said:

Age is just a number. It means nothing at all and holds no other value other than wisdom.
But age wasn't what I was referring to, rather it was familiarity within the community. To follow your point though, if all age has to offer is wisdom then it is still so much more than just a number.

Oh the tangentiality!

View PostAeonHunter, on 15 May 2013 - 03:11 AM, said:

But age wasn't what I was referring to, rather it was familiarity within the community.

You said you were "fairly new around here." Your age...your member age...is what I meant. I mean, you're just one month old. By the way, happy one month! :)

View PostAeonHunter, on 15 May 2013 - 03:11 AM, said:

To follow your point though, if all age has to offer is wisdom then it is still so much more than just a number.

...but is it?

View PostAeonHunter, on 15 May 2013 - 03:11 AM, said:

Oh the tangentiality!

Where?

View PostKevin, on 15 May 2013 - 03:19 AM, said:

You said you were "fairly new around here." Your age...your member age...is what I meant. I mean, you're just one month old. By the way, happy one month!


...but is it?


Where?
There!

And it so is... age brings wisdom (your admission), experience, the memory of success, the scars of defeat, proof of persistence and commitment, the thickness of tradition, to name a few things.

Age is not weakness, or blindness, or powerlessness, or calcification (at least not necessarily). It's also not strength or greatness or intelligence.

Age is much too complicated to be just a number.

View PostAeonHunter, on 15 May 2013 - 03:32 AM, said:

...experience, the memory of success, the scars of defeat, proof of persistence and commitment, the thickness of tradition, to name a few things.

...all qualities that shape and mold wisdom.