Have you ever had one of those days? I had one of them yesterday. I work with computers and usually have success but yesterday it seemed like everything I touched stopped working properly. It was kind of like being King Midas except everything was turning to dust rather than gold. In addition to work, I’ve been working on a few computer problems for friends – and those haven’t gone too well either. So I will continue my game reviews for the Wii U and perhaps my mood will improve. It’s not like the world is going to end or anything….
Call of Duty Black Ops 2
One word. Seasick. I have never done very well with first person perspective in a game. I know things have improved since the days of Castle Wolfenstein but I couldn’t get past the second mission of Black Ops 2 without almost losing my lunch. I quickly took this one to Gamers Alley in Cramerton, NC and traded it in for store credit. However, I noticed that at the store they had a Wii U and the owner was playing Black Ops 2 online using the Wii U controller. He seemed to be having a good time.
Assassin’s Creed 3
I picked out this game because I knew it had high graphical standards. I have to say that Wii U certainly plays well and the game looks fantastic. I’ve waited a long time to use the words “High Definition” and “Nintendo” in the same sentence. What makes this game so captivating to me is the location and time period of the game. The game takes place in colonial America and your character interacts with many people from that time such as Ben Franklin, Sam Adams, Paul Revere, and the list goes on.
This has not been a perfect game though. From what I understand, it is using a newly designed game engine and there are glitches all over the place. I killed this one enemy and instead of falling to the ground he stopped mid fall with his arms flailing. He was stuck doing the back stroke of death. Another time a dog came up to me floating about 2 feet off of the ground.
I am currently about 26% of the way through the game and I’m kind of stuck. I’m in prison and I’m trying to pickpocket another prisoner. Every time I try I either get caught by the prisoner or spotted by one of the guards. I have a few other things I want to try but I’m kind of stuck. AC3 is by far the game I’ve played the most, especially since I can play it on the controller screen while watching football. I give this game a score of 9 out of 10.
This odd little game from the makers of World of Goo kept me captivated for a while. It was a game built by only three people so that’s impressive. Gameplay consists of the Little Inferno fireplace – where you burn things such as toys or household items. Each time you burn something you get coins. But you really make the game move forward by burning combos.
At first I was captivated by the story, but as the game progressed and ultimately finished I came away more disappointed than satisfied. I would have enjoyed it more if it had been 8$ rather than 15$ – maybe even a 99 cent Iphone or Droid game. It is currently only available for the Wii U. I score this game a 7 out of 10.
So as I reflect on the games I’ve played, the one I enjoyed most is a multi-platform game. I’m still waiting for the game that will make me say to myself, “This is why I bought the Wii U!” How about you? Do you have any game recommendations for me to try? Be on the lookout for my final post of the Wii U experience. It will cover the process of transferring your Wii games and settings to the Wii U. Talk about something that put me in a melancholy mood…..