So it seems people are still a little wary about what Nintendo's funky new controller is going to bring to the table. Many people are planting their foot firmly into the 'wait and see' camp regarding the potential of the device.
Nintendo have already showcased a few possibilities, but the what other untapped experiences could there be?
For example, I'd like to see the streaming ability expanded. We can already stream WiiU games to the tablet when the TV is otherwise occupied, so why not stream other things? More specifically, content from our 3DS units. The ability to play some of the 3DS's exclusive portable Virtual Console titles on a larger screen would appeal to many (I'm looking at you Stacheman!).
Or why not take it further? With the use of the TV as your top screen and the pad as the bottom screen, you can easily emulate DS/3DS games (although the 3D would have to be sacrificed).
So I put to Negative World, what are some of the creative possibilities you would like to see, either from novel use of the hardware or creative gameplay experiences?
Dungeon Master, Dungeon Master, Dungeon Master. In all types of scenarios and settings.
There are an incredible amount of asymmetrical possibilities. Tablet cloaked Predator vs. TV soldiers. Tablet trap-setter vs. TV spelunkers.
But what keeps coming to mind is some sort of card-flicking game. Sort of like Magic, but crossed with real-time action. So a bunch of monsters are coming towards you, you get a random shuffle of cards, and then you flick the Ice or Shield card at an incoming fireball, combine two Fire cards and then flick them at an ice monster to instantly melt it, combine the Poison card with an Area Effect card and shoot it out to cast a poison cloud, flick the Instant Hole card at the ground under a particularly nasty beast, and so on. With real-time results. I think that sounds really fun. Just like I always thought that a level-based WiiWare platforming game based on something like the swinging from the 3D Bionic Commando would have been fun.
But none of these possibilities will be realized, because publishers suck.
Oh geez, I totally forgot about the card scanning thing.
I don't think Anand was talking about actual cards as you are (but rather digital cards in a game), but I could totally see a popular card game taking off on the Wii U. Look at how much is sold WITHOUT a digital reader as such. Can you imagine Magic the Gathering, or something more like Yu-Gi-Oh or a BRAND NEW Pokemon Card game that scans in and works with the Wii U, and you can SEE (possibly predetermined, possibly not) battles / actions right on your TV screen?
My goodness, they're sitting on a billion dollar powder keg.
Yup, I fully expect to see a new version of the Pokemon TCG to be the flagship title for this feature. Heck it might even get me back into the game if this gives us online play. I stopped collecting the original TCG because I had no-one to play with.
I want to re-create my awesome Water/Psychic deck.
The thing I don't like about those games is how the black market? ruins everything. I hate that cards get so expensive, and then people buy them. There was a wrestling card game called Raw Deal than myself and TheOldManFromZelda played among other folks. I'm not sure if he ever went to a tournament, but I went with a couple other buddies a few times a month. Near the end, it got so freakin' hard to do anything, but their decks were JACKED with good stuff. I just played recently against another friend at our yearly Super Bowl Party, and my Chris Benoit deck DESTROYED him. I guess I built that one well enough (Benoit's deck has successful moves with an accumulation effect. The first successful move on a turn does +1, the second does +2 damage; hit 3 or 4 in a row and we're talking about some pretty big damage).
i just want to use it as an rpg inventory. im not really big on using it as a scanner, but maybe ill get used to it; who knows....
im terrible at making up game ideas, so i wont. i just hope they are creative and try hard NOT to use the gyro sensor. I hate when 3ds games try to force tilt gameplay on to me. sometimes i completely forget 3ds has motion controls.