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Wii U (formerly Project Café)

posted by Woodsyblue on - last edited - Viewed by 718 users

I'm sure we've all read the rumours about Nintendo's Project Café by now. There are rumblings that Nintendo want to recapture the hardcore market.

What do you think? Is this exactly the direction they need to take or are people skeptical?

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  • See what i'm thinking is that the controller's gonna be more conventional, but what about the motion controls? To take them away is to say that they were a failure. maybe something Kinect-esque is in the making.

    I'm a bit of a Nintendo fanboy so I can't wait to see what they've come up with. For all the hate they get at least they try to keep things fresh

  • I dont see why they don't just inculde a wiimote style controller in the box as well as this fancy ipad controller. Ps3 and xbox give developers the option of using motion control or not. I know the classic controller for Wii did this but not everyone has them so It wasnt supported. Surely nintendo wont be ditching motion control, just doing something similar to sony and microsoft

  • I'm genuinely intrigued. Hopefully Nintendo gets it right this generation.

  • One thing you can say about Nintendo is that they are pioneers.. they are not afraid to take SOME risks... on top of that they own some really beloved intellectual properties. I would LOVE for Nintendo to be my favorite console again.... Having been a kid in the 80's and 90's Nintendo and their characters almost seem like family.

  • I'm not even sure if this is going to be a Wii 2.

    For all we know, Nintendo could be splitting their console lines in two!
    Wii 2 for the casuals (eventually)
    Project Cafe for the "hardcore"

    (A pipe-dream I know, but who knows what could happen!!)

    I mean the Wii got a lot of bad rep for not having many great "core" games on it, (I personally agree with that. In my experience I gave up on the wii a few years ago (this is from the guy who stubbornly stuck with the Dreamcast!!). I was almost drawn back by Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Donkey Kong Country Returns, but the 360 still keeps me hooked in!

    The "Wii" was meant to be universal, but in reality people really do want different things out of a console. I grew bored of the gimmick controls, and then got annoyed at how restricted they really were once mastered.

    The lack of hard-drive and the poor online store really killed it for me.
    (I mean in a 360 retail glut, I can at least use the Arcade store. There was nothing to help me cross the Wii's abyss)

    Also Wii Music.
    Once that came out, I knew it was game over....

  • I was so excited when I first got the wii. I really thought it was grand. Now I just don't use it anymore. At all. I have about 8 games for it and only 2 use the motion controls. I wish I had never bought it. (Except that would mean I'd have never played Okami and consequently would probaby never got Okamiden). I'm only holding onto it now in the hopes that the wii2 (or whatever it is) is going to appeal more so I can trade in and swap. If it doesn't then I guess I'll end up getting a 3DS. Either way Nintendo isn't really going to loose me.

    I think my main problem with the wii is the party games. I have no one willing to play with me, which kind of defeats the object. So I'm forced to play single player games and there just aren't that many good ones out there for the wii. :(

  • @jeeno0142 said: I think my main problem with the wii is the party games. I have no one willing to play with me, which kind of defeats the object. So I'm forced to play single player games and there just aren't that many good ones out there for the wii. :(



    Yeah, and even when you do get people, there is no garuntee you're going to have any fun either.

    Typical Mario Party 8 game with family.

    -First few turns, everything is going well

    -Half way through dad start accusing everyone of cheating

    -Soon after everyone begins mocking and heckling each other

    -Someone goes too far.

    -Game plays with more awkwardess and shouting (as dad is still accusing everyone of cheating) till the end, or someone leaves and the session ends abruptly

    (THANK GOD WE NEVER PLAYED DOKAPON KINGDOM!!!)

  • After the Wii, the possibility of the name Stream frightens me.

  • It's too close to Steam. That'll never fly.


    See what I did there?

  • Cafe will be for hardcore gamers?

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