We’ve been an XBox family since I can remember. The Playstation 3 was in out home for a while but it was purely for blu-ray stuff and decided that wasn’t a good enough reason to keep it around. Now we have an Xbox One and 360 sitting side by side by I wonder often if a Wii U would suit us. Here’s a few things I’ve been thinking about to give you a rough idea on why we are finding it hard to decide.
Mario Kart 8
I love Mario Kart, missed playing these games but this game is still strong and recently my son has asked if he could play this. I also know a few families with kids similar age to my son who also love this game so I think this could be a chance for him to play with other kids. Also I love the idea of racing with my son. I don’t really think I have a downside to this game. Not that I know of yet!
Super Smash Bros.
Been playing this since N64 and it’s painful that for a long time this was my only game I wanted on a Wii U. I know I could get it on a DS but doesn’t seem as fun or as cool. This could be a game all of us could play together. It’s fun, silly, exciting and got loads of cool characters. Downside? My son doesn’t like losing at these sorts of games, but perhaps it’ll teach him people can win and it’s okay to lose once in a while.
Not out yet but what I have seen looks great. I think we’ll all have a good time with this, I can see my son certainly liking the shooting ink, the fact you’re a squid (guess why he likes that idea!) and for me I also like the music. Downside? Not knowing huge amount about it except what I’ve seen from trailers, also doesn’t look cheap either.
Finally… the other issue…
The Age of The Wii U
The Wii U has been out for about 2 years now, 3 years in November. Is it a good idea to buy a console already over 2 years old? And do we get second hand or new? My fiancé seems best to go new due to warranty being offered but then is a brand new price worth it for something fairly dated? Although Zelda game has been pushed back does mean should be out next year so that would be something we’d like to play as adults.
Thoughts? Should we go for it? New or second hand? Love to hear from Wii U owners!