Remember two years ago, when the Wii U felt like an add-on to the Wii, and many gamers were confused by its existence? Moreover, remember when Bayonetta 2 was confirmed to be a Wii U exclusive? A lot of fans, including myself, got really pissy. A lot of us just wanted to play the sequel to a game that touched our hearts using the console it was released on. Reflecting back, it sure was an immature thing to rant about, given Platinum Games’ position. As always, before anyone could cool off and apologise, the joke that is gaming journalism swooped in and ratted out those who engaged in such comments, naming and shaming them all for Nintendo fans and “true” gamers to throw rocks at.
“Fucking Nintendo Fucking Wii U fucking everything up fuck. I want Bayonetta 2 on a real console!”
It’s actually quite hilarious how mad I was back then, and just goes to show what changes over the years. Personally, Nintendo’s Treehouse event at E3 2014 was a turning point in my life, that made me appreciate how great – and fun – their games can be. Their hardware on the other hand… Let’s just say I would be more invested in buying new products if they didn’t constantly update ‘em with better versions all the time.
Recently, I’ve been getting back into my Wii and DS by buying second hand Japanese games in order to improve my Japanese. maybe I’ll also grab a 3DS should the new Super Smash Bros be as good as everyone is anticipating!
Lastly, it goes without saying that now I have had time to appreciate the Wii U, I am stoked for Bayonetta 2. It’s looking a lot better than I expected it to be two years ago!