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This Week In... Oh Here Comes The Wii U

Oh man. The Wii U. Sweet lord above it has a lot of launch titles. A lot of those titles are just ports of previous 360/PS3 titles, and a lot of them exist as perfect definitions of ‘shovelware’. A handful are probably worth buying. But first a general question: who’s buying a Wii U this week?

Assassin’s Creed III (Wii U)

What is it? LOL
Should you care? I didn’t like it. But it is Assassin’s Creed. Tough choice.

Batman Arkham City (Wii U)

What is it? Arguably the best superhero game ever made.
Should you care? I loved it. You probably already have it.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Wii U)

What is it? LOL
Should you care? I honestly don’t think the Wii U is the platform for this. You can’t even plug a LAN cable into it for online!

Darksiders II (Wii U)

What is it? That game I forgot to play that some people liked.
Should you care? This might fall into the ‘games I meant to play but didn’t get round to’ category. Could be perfect to try out on the Wii U.

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What is it? I don’t know.
Should you care? NO!

Far Cry 3 (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? The biggest non-Wii U release of the week!
Should you care? Hearing some really good things about this game.

FIFA 13 (Wii U)

What is it? Arguably the best sports game on the planet.
Should you care? Again, is the Wii U the platform for this? I’d say no.

Funky Barn (Wii U)

What is it? The other Wii U game Australian developer Straight Right is working on.
Should you care? Probably not.

Game Party Champions (Wii U)

What is it? STAHP.
Should you care? No.

Just Dance 4 (Wii U)

What is it? Nuttin but a gangsta pahty.
Should you care? Sure.

Mass Effect 3 (Wii U)

What is it? It’s Mass Effect on the Wii U!
Should you care? Hard to recommend it with the trilogy being released for the same price on PS3 and 360.

New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)

What is it? The big one.
Should you care? I say yes. Looks amazing. Same old Mario, but it’s Mario.

Nintendo Land (Wii U)

What is it? I’d argue it’s the must have launch game for the Wii U.
Should you care? See above.

Rabbids Land (Wii U)

What is it? Another Rabbids game.
Should you care? I always liked the Rabbids game, so I don’t want to dismiss this, but I haven’t played it at all.

Ratchet & Clank: QForce (PS3)

What is it? It’s the new Ratchet & Clank game.
Should you care? Sony has been quiet on this one. I’d say skip it.

Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS/Wii U)

What is it? The game that lets you summon anything and forces you to realise how crap your imagination is.
Should you care? Yeah, I think it’s worth investigating.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U)

What is it? A sonic karting game.
Should you care? I’ve heard this is actually quite good.

Sports Connection (Wii U)

What is it? A Ubisoft developed sports game.
Should you care? I was all set to write this off, but Ubi do good stuff.

Tank! Tank! Tank! (Wii U)

What is it? This is actually an arcade port.
Should you care? Nah. (Update: seems like loads of people love this! I honestly haven’t check it out, so I recant my ‘nah’.)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Wii U)

What is it? It’s Tekken. On the Wii U.
Should you care? Same thing applies — with online you might want to get this game on another platform.

Transformers Prime (Wii U)

What is it? Game based on a US TV show.
Should you care? Not sure about this one.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013 (Wii U)

What is it? A fitness game.
Should you care? It’s well made, but real life exercise is also awesome. I think these games work well as motivators though.

Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper (Wii U)

What is it? One of dem hack and slash things.
Should you care? No.

ZombiU (Wii U)

What is it? Ubisoft’s premier core Wii U launch title.
Should you care? I’ve heard people compare this to Dark Souls. Reviews have been mixed, properly mixed. From super strong, to weirdly low. Personally, I’m hyped for it.


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