Since I started gaming, I’ve been a loyal Nintendo gamer. I briefly considered buying an Xbox because I enjoyed playing Viva Piñata Pocket Paradise so much but I didn’t do it. I must admit however that I was a bit disappointed in Nintendo over the price drop of the 3DS only a couple of months after I’d bought mine on release date. That was one of the reasons I didn’t buy a WiiU in the beginning, afraid that I’d pay too high a price again.
Another reason for not being eager to buy the WiiU was that I’ve found it difficult to do console gaming. My DS hasn’t left my side since 2007, but my Wii was very lonely for a long time. Not that it didn’t have great games that I loved to play, but because it was too much of a bother to play it. Let me clarify. During the day I don’t have time to sit down and play my games, my gaming time is mostly in the evenings. And as I’m sure you’ve found, it’s difficult to share the television in a family. So, I hooked the Wii up to an old telly, but I found I just couldn’t force myself to sit there all by my lonesome while the rest of the family was holed up together. So, the Wii was used less and less. And of course, buying the WiiU didn’t make much sense.
All the same I was tempted to buy one a couple of months ago, when the Zelda Windwaker edition was released. We loved playing that game together on the GameCube, so we decided to give it another try. I was so wrong about not buying the WiiU of course! Because the WiiU has one important feature that the Wii didn’t have, it has the GamePad. And some of the games offer the possibility to play the game on the GamePad only, not using the television at all. That has become the main selling point for me when buying WiiU games. The WiiU is hooked up to the main television and if I can’t play a game on the GamePad alone, I don’t buy it. Well, except for Lego City Undercover. That game is so much fun I couldn’t resist. Sometimes the images are tiny like in The Hobbit, but I don’t mind. At least I can find the time to play them now!