I Need That Wii U Hotness | E3 2014

I Need That Wii U Hotness | E3 2014

I have to admit, I was one of the guy’s who would shit on whatever Nintendo put out because of how much I hated the direction they took with the Nintendo Wii, and now the Wii U. I didn’t like the way things were going. I was a grumpy gamer who wanted my fun Nintendo memories on the Snes, N64, and Gamecube not to be tarnished by some bullshit motion controlled gimmick.

However recently, and especially over the last couple of months I’ve opened my heart up a little to the Wii U and what they’re trying to do. I joked on our E3 Predictions podcast this week that all I needed was a new Zelda game (not Hyrule Warriors) to sell me on their console. Now I feel like a toss-pot because not only did they tease a new Zelda game, but they also teased some other games for their platform that tickled me where my bathing suit goes.

If you can’t tell from the preview image for this article, Captain Toad is one of those games. When they first revealed the game I thought it was just going to be some boring, rehashed Mario game. But once they showed some more gameplay after their Digital Event I was really, really hooked and curious on this game. It doesn’t seem like they’re making a huge, cheesy, gimmick out of the gamepad motion control stuff. It actually looks good! I love the whole camera control aspect out of the game.

Nintendo didn’t stop there with their presentation for me. Sure, Captain Toad may be one of the more games I’m curious about but that’s not all. The open-world aspect for this new Zelda title is really what sells me entirely. I can’t wait to sit down and dip into this game. It seems to be mixing the art-style between Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword. Even though I thought Skyward Sword was a “meh” game I’m still really curious in this game, and really dig the art-style we were teased.

But the real question I have about this new title. This new “Link” looking character we were teased. Of course Link has always been joked about being a feminine character, but this time around “he” looks more feminine than usual. So, the question to be asked and considered is that maybe for our new adventure into the Zelda universe will be tackled with a female playable protagonist. I don’t know if this is 100% true, but it would definitely be a unique take on the series, aside from the open-world theme we’ll be getting.

Of course I joked about a Zelda game selling me on the console, but I had no idea we’d be getting something of this scale. Give me a Wii U, and this game dipped in chocolate and covered in flakes of gold. I need this.

So, congratulations Nintendo. You’ve sold me on your damn console.

Justin Ross

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