@Zero The point is now you people can download the absolutely fantastic Wii Punch-Out for ten dollars (within a week of launch). For just two dollars more than the pretty good Super Punch-Out, you can buy the far superior Wii Punch-Out. That's the megaton of this Direct.
I don't expect Gamecube games to ever hit the Wii U. Nintendo doesn't seem interested in meeting demand for Gamecube adapters, so why would they put out VC games when most people can't even use the necessary controller? And I don't see them patching together a solution for the Classic Controller or Pro Controller or whatever either.
I'd say the difficulty is about the same. It's deeper, with cool challenges, a lot of control options, and a title defense mode that changes some of the opponents' moves. Also, the 2 player mode is a hoot.
@PogueSquadron Tough to say. Punch Out Wii doesn't require the insane reflexes that Mike Tyson's Punch Out did. But you still have to be able to read opponents quickly, and they're trickier than they used to be. I think it makes it a much better game, though.
@Secret_Tunnel Yeah, sounds like a compilation type thing, but with some new games. Hoping we get it.
@ludist210 Pretty much what I expected. Would have been nice to have Miiverse and restore points, but I wouldn't expect those to be in the cards. Still, $20 is a great deal for some excellent games, and $10 the week of launch is incredible. I was expecting these games to be $30 minimum.
@deathly_hallows It's a two-fer. You get Puzzle & Dragons Whatever and Puzzle & Dragons Mario in the same card (or download or whatever). I'd never seen Puzzle & Dragons before, but I knew it was big. I can kind of see why, seems like a pretty decent and unique puzzle game with RPG stuff going on. I'd consider grabbing it.
@chrisguy Yeah these $10 Wii deals are great, but I'm pretty sure I already played all the first-party Wii games I'd be interested in.
No regular New 3DS in North America? That's so strange. I'm not interested at all in an XL, so it looks like I won't be getting one any time soon. And in Canada, the MSRP is $230, which seems kind of pricey.
Sure, sure. Obviously, more power can never really hurt. But I'm finding that a lot of games this gen (at least so far) look pretty darn good despite there being a gap in graphics processing. It's not like we are dealing with the same gap as we did last gen, with Wii games "vs." PS3/360 games. There is still a difference, sure. But it's much smaller, at least IMO. (and I'd argue that even the gap last gen could be overlooked sometimes thanks to art direction)
Just having the games rendered in 720 or 1080p makes a huge difference, because of the way TVs these days have fix pixels. I found it pretty difficult to make out what was going in in Skyward Sword because of the blurriness. Small objects were hard to see. I ran the game in 1080p through dolphin and it was like a totally different experience. Even made the art design stand out.