Yesterday I was perusing both Amazon.com and GameStop for any announcements of strategy guides for Xbox One and PS4 games. As I said in my post yesterday, this will greatly affect which next-gen console I will purchase first. Of course I found nothing in my search, but I stumbled across a couple of GameStop listings that piqued my interest:
Like I said yesterday, I have to have 3 games for a new console/handheld to warrant a purchase. One reason why I don’t have a Wii U is because I’m not that into first-party Nintendo games. Sure, Zelda will always have a soft spot in my heart even though I’ve never finished a console game, but I’m not into Mario, Pikmin, Smash Bros., Pokemon, etc. However, the fact that Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive has always tugged at my heartstrings. I want to play that game when it releases like you wouldn’t believe, but there’s no way I’ll buy a console just for that one game. Then I sampled The Wonderful 101 at PAX East, and I fell in love. That’s 2. Looks like Wind Waker HD is going to be my 3.
It’s honestly ridiculous for me to even consider that game. I still own it for GameCube, and I still own the GameCube. I meant to finish it, but I got distracted with something else, and when I tried to pick it up again, I was too far removed to really remember how to play. I’ve always known I would have to start over. So now they’re releasing an HD version of it, it looks gorgeous, AND Prima Games is coming out with a strategy guide for it.
I’ve tried to talk my way out of this. Surely I don’t want to go down the Wii rabbit hole again, just to sell the console again a couple of years later. But then I started to think of Gabe, how he has played Mario Kart on the Wii at his daycare and how he always asks about getting it at home. Even if I don’t play the Wii U a lot, Gabe most likely will. I could introduce him to Mario games, the games I was horrible at but still played when I was young. He may love platformers even if I hate them. Plus, I know he’d love LEGO Undercover City.
In other words, the time for resisting the Wii U is over.
And it’s all Prima Games’ fault.