After months of working overtime and saving every penny I can, next week I'll finally own a Wii U. As 30 November draws close, I've been reading the reviews in the new-look Official Nintendo Magazine as well as other reviews on the internet to try narrow down which Wii U games on my shopping list. Here are some of the games that have caught my eye.
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Having enjoyed the previous title: Batman: Arkham Asylum and the new Batman films, I've really been keen to pick up Batman: Arkham City: Armoured Edition on Wii U. The use of the GamePad to hack doors and aim at targets more precisely really appeals to me. The Armoured Edition also includes all the DLC that was available on other formats at no extra cost.
Just Dance 4
I've only recently been converted to the fun of the Just Dance series after playing it with the family last Christmas. I had never played before and managed to get top marks on every song I played against other people. Eventually I picked up my own copy of Just Dance 3 and despite not being the most accurate of games, is still a lot of fun. Just Dance 4 on Wii hasn't received the greatest review scores but there isn't much you can improve on in a game like this.
Having said that, the Puppet master mode is exclusive to the Wii U version is. This allows you to select the next dance moves with the GamePad as other people are playing. You can also take pictures and videos of your crazy dance moves.
If there has one thing about Just Dance 4 that is really tempting me, it's that you can now get Gangnam Style as DLC!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
I'm a big fighting game fan (even though I'm not very good at them) so when I heard Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was coming to Wii U I was interested to see how well it would play. I was lucky enough to play TTT2 on Wii U at a recent Nintendo Unleashed event.
As player one, I was using the GamePad to play, whereas player two was playing using the new Pro Controller. Recently, it was announced that a Hori brand Wii U fightstick peripheral will be released which is great news for people like me who prefer to play fighting games with a fightstick.
I've not played much Tekken in the past so I was a little unsure of the controls and the demo I played had no move list or tutorial so I felt a little disappointed at the end of the session. After reading some great reviews about the final copy of the game I'm still tempted to pick it up and give it another shot. The Wii U exclusive Mushroom mode looks like great fun.