Posts Tagged ‘Impressions’

NBA 2K13 (Wii U) Impressions

Nintendo World Report has some impressions up for NBA 2K13. Here’s part of their impressions:

“NBA 2K games on the Wii have had a pretty rough past, from bad control setups to sub-par graphics when compared to the same games on other consoles. Therefore, when I found out that the Wii U version of NBA 2K13 would be playable on the show floor at the Wii U Preview event I was ecstatic.

First of all, the game looks sweet. The high definition upgrade really makes all the difference for the Wii U version, and anyone familiar with how HD console graphics look will feel right at home with 2K13. For this year’s version, 2K Sports is also introducing what they are calling “The Control Stick”, a neat addition which if you have been using a Wii Remote for a long time you might not care about but if you are a fan of dual analog control, you will love. The idea behind this is that while moving your player with the ball, you can use the right analog stick to control their dribbling, enabling you to pull off advanced techniques like crossovers, spin moves, and dribbling behind the player’s back. Realizing that there are players out there who like using shot stick controls to dunk or shoot the ball, 2K has made it possible for players to easily enable the shot stick on the fly by holding the left trigger.”

Read their full impressions at the link below.

Source: Nintendo World Report

Even More Wii U Impressions From Nintendo World Report

Nintendo World Report has posted some more Wii U impressions. Check them out:

Nintendo Land

Rayman Legends

Source: Nintendo World Report

Slashgear’s Wii U Impressions

SlashGear has posted an article looking at the Wii U. Here’s part of what they had to say:

After an exceedingly long wait, Nintendo announced recently that the Wii U, its next-generation console, will launch on November 18 in the U.S. The Basic Set will set customers back $299, while the Deluxe offering will cost $349.

For those who haven’t spent too much time focusing on the Wii U, the console will ship with HD graphics – a major omission in the Wii – as well as 8GB or 32GB of onboard storage, depending on the version customers pick. Add that to the touchscreen-equipped GamePad, support for Wii remotes, and a traditional, Pro, controller, and consumers will find the whole package Nintendo is offering.

Read more of their impressions at the link below.

Source: SlashGear

Nintendo Land – Balloon Trip Breeze Footage & Impressions

Destructoid has posted some impressions for the Balloon Trip Breeze attraction in Nintendo Land as well as a video. Here’s the video and part of their impressions:

Ever since the Wii U was announced in 2011, Nintendo has made a point to show off at least one game for the console that shows of their disconnection with the gaming enthusiast community. At E3 2011, it was Measure Up, a game where you use the Wii U’s capacity for HD graphics to… draw lines on a white screen. At E3 2012 it was Panoramaview, a “game” where you look at people, and also, at things. There are definitely people that would love these Wii U applications. It’s just that very few of them work in the videogame press.

At Thursday’s Wii U event in New York City, the game that didn’t seem to gel with the crowd was Nintendo Land: Balloon Trip Breeze. Thankfully, it wasn’t shunned to the same degree that Panoramaview and Measure Up were. Part of that is because Balloon Trip Breeze has beautiful, LittleBigPlanet style graphics (which sadly aren’t entirely clear in this video) and shares ties to one of Nintendo’s oldest arcade titles.

For more info, check out the link below.

Source: Destructoid

Madden NFL 13 & Nintendo Land Impressions

Nintendo World Report has some more impressions posted. This time they look at Madden NFL 13 & Nintendo Land:

Madden NFL 13 Impressions

Nintendo Land Impressions

Source: Nintendo World Report

Nintendo Land – Metroid Blast Impressions

Destructoid posted an article with their impressions for the Metroid Blast attraction in Nintendo Land. Here’s a portion of it:

There is no denying that Other M didn’t live up to the standards of many Metroid fans, and you can count me among the people that felt let down by the game. Though I didn’t find Other M’s writing to be as bad as some made out to be (it make sense that an orphan raised by alien people who spends most of her time inside a giant robotic suit might not have the best social skills), the way the game handled combat often left me cold. Auto-aiming in a Metroid game just felt wrong.

That’s part of why Nintendo Land: Metroid Blast felt so right. It offers an arcade-style take on how a third-person Metroid game could play, and despite the fact that it’s just part of a “mini-game collection,” it still plays more like the other Metroid titles than Other M did.

Check out more at the link below.

Source: Destructoid

More Nintendo World Report Wii U Impressions

Nintendo World Report has some more Wii U impressions posted. This time they look at Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and ZombiU. Check out the links below for their impressions:

Assassin’s Creed III

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2


Source: Nintendo World Report

More Nintendo World Report Wii U Impressions

Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Skylanders: Giants

Trine 2: Director’s Cut

Nintendo Land

More Nintendo Land

New Super Mario Bros. U

Source: Nintendo World Report

2 Wii U Impressions From Shacknews

Shacknews has a couple of impressions up for Wii U. The first one is for the interesting Nintendo TVii service and the other is for the Deluxe Set pack-in game, Nintendo Land. Check them out below:

Nintendo TVii

Nintendo Land

Source: Shacknews

Destructoid’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Wii U) Impressions

Destructoid posted an article looking at the Wii U version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Here’s part of their impressions:

“One of the bigger announcements at today’s Wii U event was that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be making it to Nintendo’s next home console on November 13. So is there a good reason why you should get the Wii U version of Black Ops II over the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions? Well, maybe not, but by the same toke, there isn’t a reason you shouldn’t buy it on the Wii U either.

The Activision reps at today’s Wii U press event in New York City made it clear that all the features found in the other versions of Black Ops II will be present in the Wii U version. Basically, it’s essentially the same product.”

Check out more of their hands-on at the link below.

Source: Destructoid