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Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:47 am
by noiseredux
It sounds awkward in my head... Does that tablet easily stand up on it's own so you can use a Wiimote or whatever?

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:02 am
by racketboy
noiseredux wrote:It sounds awkward in my head... Does that tablet easily stand up on it's own so you can use a Wiimote or whatever?


Oh -- you point at the sensor bar just like anything else. Typically, I just set the tablet down and play on the TV like normal. I guess I wasn't focusing on your comment of playing on the tablet only. So yeah, that would be a little awkward. But if there's certain games that don't use the Wii mote much, it might not be too bad.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:08 am
by noiseredux
yeah, I'm strictly thinking about how comfortably I could play games on just the tablet. Like, I know I could get a Wii Pro Controller, but I mean... does the tablet stand up on its own pretty well? Will I have to get some kind of extra stand for it? I guess I'm trying to see how comfortable or cumbersome this might be.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:10 am
by Ziggy587
The Wii U comes with a stand for the tablet. Actually, the charging cradle is a stand in and of itself. And it comes with an additional stand. If buying used, keep an eye out if it's included or not.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:25 pm
by Reprise
What Ziggy said. Also playing Wii games on the tablet works better than you think. It has a sensor at the top of the screen and generally it all works as well as playing on a TV. I found it pretty helpful to play Wii games whilst my wife watched TV.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:31 pm
by noiseredux
Reprise wrote:What Ziggy said. Also playing Wii games on the tablet works better than you think. It has a sensor at the top of the screen and generally it all works as well as playing on a TV. I found it pretty helpful to play Wii games whilst my wife watched TV.


It is sort of enticing. With gift cards I got for Christmas, I could get a console for ~$50. My wife has a bunch of Wii games already. And it looks like some of the Wii U titles of interest to me are less than $20 each. :0

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:37 pm
by racketboy
Oh that is interesting and good to know -- thanks, everyone!
I saw the port for the dock, but my used one didn't come with one.
Maybe I'll pick one up sometime.

I think we actually enjoy ours, I might actually pick up a second Wii U at some point to do some jailbreaking and put downstairs on the big screen.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:40 pm
by noiseredux
How good is the range on the Gamepad? I'd probably be playing it a lot outside of my game room, where the actual console would reside.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:46 pm
by Reprise
The range isn't great. I don't think I ever managed to get it too far out of the room my Wii U would be in.

Re: Wii-U thoughts so far

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:18 am
by noiseredux
oh so I did end up grabbing a used Wii U. I grabbed a copy of Wind Waker HD for under $20 which seems like now is probably a good time to buy Wii U games. When I plugged the console in, it turns out it had come bundled with some digital games as well. Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land and Wii Sports Resort were already on there.