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Wii U Launch Review Roundup (latest: GameSpot full ZombiU)
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November 15, 2012, 20:26
 
NDAs are being lifted, sites are being refreshed, and the world watches in wonder as the verdicts roll in with Nintendo's newest home console. Keep an eye on this thread for the latest reviews hitting the internet!

Mass Effect 3

Joystiq
Shack News

New Super Mario Bros. U

1UP
Destructoid
DigitalSpy
EGM
GameXplain (video review)
GamesRadar
GoNintendo
IGN
Joystiq
Kotaku
MTV
Polygon
VentureBeat
VideoGamer

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Destructoid
Digital Trends
GamesRadar
IGN

Nintendo Land

1UP
Destructoid
DigitalSpy
Edge
Game Informer
GamesRadar
GameXplain (video review)
GoNintendo
Kotaku
IGN
Joystiq
VentureBeat

Scribblenauts Unlimited

1UP
IGN

SiNG Party

1UP
GamesRadar
Joystiq

ZombiU

GameSpot
GameSpot video review
Nintendo World Report - 9

**The following scores are from Official Nintendo Magazine, according to a subscriber at NeoGAF.**


NSMBU (WiiU) - 86

TTT2: WiiU Edition (WiiU) - 88

FIFA 13 (WiiU) - 80

ZombiU (WiiU) - 92

Epic Mickey: The Power of 2 (Wii) - 80

Nintendoland (WiiU) - 90

With ZombiU, they love the fact that it is truly a survival horror game, and a legitimately scary one as well. The attention to detail is apparently fantastic as well, they use the example of the ingame depiction of London Underground stations, featuring status boards, announcements, turnstyles, the round help buttons, etc. They also see the gamepad as being used excellently, for example as a scanner, inventory, controlling security cameras, etc. They have a few minor issues and glitches with the gameplay, but nothing too major. They also wished it had online play and Miiverse functionality. Overall, they claim that it is 'the game you'll be switching on to illustrate why the WiiU is so great'.

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Posted: 11/15/12, 20:26  - Edit:  11/21/12, 06:11
 
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thanks for this, the reviews are good so far and i will keep checking back periodically. Mario is a must play, thanks to review i may now actually take the wrap off my nintendo land copy i get for free. I am waiting for ZombiU now and to see how stable Darksiders 2 is as a Wii U title, as well as Black Ops 2.....

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:28
SiNG Party reviews are in! I know you are all excited about this game! Right?





*crickets*

...anybody?

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:38
@Zero

Still adding it!

And that GamesRadar score is kinda decent...

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:43
Good to see IGN getting behind Nintendo Land, to a degree.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:49
Tototilla thinks Battle Quest is the hardest attraction. Nice.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:56
Totilo said on twitter that NintendoLand is worth paying $60 for if you are getting the basic white console.

Hype!

I can't wait to play Balloon Trip again.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 20:58
Nintendo Land looks more fun than I thought it was going to be. Also, it wasn't the Wii U version yet, but I'm happy to see IGN gave Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed a really good score.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 21:01
o.0 SO EXCITED!

Looks so cute and pretty! Like Meep from F+F

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 21:04
@Guillaume
I hope the Miiverse leaderboards are up to snuff.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 21:09
What the heck? I added more reviews and all the links died. Is there an easy way around this?

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 21:35
So far I have only read the IGN NSMBU review and I am psyched!
Contrary to the review though, I really enjoy the multi.

VERY excited for the challenge mode.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 22:04
TriforceBun said:
What the heck? I added more reviews and all the links died. Is there an easy way around this?

I've noticed stuff like this happening when I've made posts in the past. Its like you can only add so many extras, likes colors, bold print or whatever and then it you use to many, none of it works.

Major NW FAIL!!!

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 22:16
@TriforceBun If you use too many tags it dies. As you are an editor, you can just use HTML instead. I started doing it for you, but got called onto something else.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 22:38
Thanks! I wasn't aware that HTML didn't have a limit. It should be fixed now, so I'll check a few other reviews.

Posted by 
 on: 11/15/12, 22:45
Official Nintendo Magazine has posted five blurbs and review scores for five different Wii U games, including Sonic and FIFA!

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 00:42
@TriforceBun They seem to suggest that there is an NDA on ZombiU reviews until midnight saturday night? Or is that just a personal decision of theirs?

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 00:49
@Zero

Considering IGN moved their ZombiU review to the 18th as well, I think it might be embargoed. That's not a great sign, though, since you'd think positive reviews would be good for those on the fence about the game (like me). But since we've heard a lot of good things about the game, I'm hoping the embargo has nothing to do with its quality but rather something unrelated.

At any rate, I'm definitely curious to see how that game ends up. We could all have mostly guessed that Nintendo's own titles would work out, but ZombiU has been the big launch wild card for awhile.

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 00:57
NSMBU is lazy and I don't care, but will it be a 100-hour adventure?

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 01:12
Too bad everyone is saying all the boss fights are cake. But then again, the boss fights in Mario 3 were also very very easy after a few times.

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 01:12
There's no way I'm buying ZombiU without some review scores. There's a lot of potential with that concept, but I think we all still remember Red Steel too well.

Posted by 
 on: 11/16/12, 01:15
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