Man, time is almost up. The Nintendo Wii U should get many game experiences. This is not just to have certain titles on the Wii U. It is more games I wish Wii U could get to take advantage of the Wii U Gamepad as a concept, in different ways. First party titles, like Mario Kart 8, use the game pad in a very specific way.
It is the only means of controlling a game. However, Wii U does not just have one way of playing games. Nintendo created the Wii U Pro Controller for a different way to play.
With the coming of Devil’s Third, for Wii U. wise words, at https://www.facebook.com/tomonobu.itagaki/posts/1594416470822465?comment_id=1594437650820347¬if_t=feed_comment_reply, indicate a pro controller, pro, method of playing this game from its creator, Mister Tomonobu Itagaki .
This brings up an interesting idea. While a warm pro controller is in your hand, what do you do with a helpless Wii U Gamepad? Have fun with it just before the release of the Nintendo NX.
Below are ten games I wish could come to Wii U, make use of the Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller, and Gamepad, in the latter half of its existence to rejuvenate the platform, and reconfirm the basic concept that Nintendo always innovates.
10) Gauntlet– I wish this would come to Wii U. The game, from Steam and Warner Brothers, seems meant for Wii U for not only a solid, single player campaign, but an innovative multiplayer, on and offline. As players only use the pro controller method, Gauntlet could use the Wii U Gamepad, to implement special devices like a looking glass to get to certain places in the game faster, and in multiplayer, players can use the game pad to distract, or help other players on screen with content on the game pad.
9) Grand Theft Auto V– While using the Wii U pro controller only, this Rockstar title would be interesting. The Wii U Gamepad, as players go wild in the game, and push up their warning level, can be a device for the artificial intelligence. The game can use the game pad to distract players from causing chaos, or players can, while online, can communicate, call to, and distract opposing players with content sent to other players’ game pads.
8) Sonic the Hedgehog- Sega’s game could use a boost on the Nintendo Wii U. The blue hedgehog, and a pro controller, in a single player campaign can use the Wii U Gamepad as a map for short cuts, and special options only on Nintendo’s version of the game, at points in the title. An online multiplayer for Sonic can use these same special options to create a speedy, competitive foot racing game that calls out players in the Miiverse, uses certain special options online, and creates distractions on the game pad for players focused on their television.
7) Nintendo land 2– This game is very good, but I always wished Nintendo would add a multiplayer online element to the game, a pro controller option, and ability for Nintendo to update the game with newer games online. Using only the pro controller, Nintendo could make the Wii U Gamepad the opposing player in games, and distraction for players from the television screen. In multiplayer online, players online can use the Wii U Gamepad to distract other players from their game, and force other players to complete fun tasks on the game pad while focusing on their game as well.
6) Evolve– This would be a nice title to bring to the Wii U. The online multiplayer itself would suit the Wii U and Nintendo’s special additions would make the game unique. Using only the pro controller, the game pad could be a scare tactic, and distraction for players in the game. In online multiplayer, players could use the game pad to send distracting material to players as they hunt, and make them fearful of losing their edge.
5) Fatal Frame V– While this game will arrive on the Nintendo Wii U and use the game pad in great ways, a pro controller only Fatal Frame would provide a unique game perspective. Any horror game, specifically this one could use the game pad to distract players in the greatest ways. The game could use the game pad to send messages and horrible elements to the game pad’s screen. An online element could use Miiverse feedback, and Wii U players online, to send messages while in game, and scares at inopportune times in the game to the game pad, from the MiiVerse.
4) NBA 2K– The game currently on Wii U is nice. A meter, on the game pad, tracks players’ health that comes on screen if you use the game pad. A pro controller only game could set a different stage. Players can play a game and receive small mini games to distract them from their game. In online play, gamers can use the game pad to talk trash while in the Miiverse.
3) Street Fighter 5– Nintendo and Capcom go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. A Street Fighter title, with pro controller only option, can use the game pad, to establish a coin-op display as other players online, or in game, watch you play, and wait for their chance to combat you. In online mode, players can send mini-game distractions, on the game pad, to distract opponents on the television.
2) Afterburner– This was a spot reserved for Starfox. However, that game will be its own beast. Nintendo could bring another arcade classic to Nintendo Wii U. A pro controller based game could open the door for single player campaign with a game pad that issues threats from the enemy artificial intelligence. Multiplayer online can have players online talk trash throughout the game pad and send mini-game distractions.
1) Wrestling– This spot could be for Mario, Zelda, or even Metroid. Instead, a WWE type game could use a pro controller style and use the game pad to send locker room distractions to players during matches and mini-games. Online play could allow players to send distractions to opposing game pads, call out players from online, and allow players, during tag team matches, to exchange advice, and even special health options.
Many of the options, offered above, are to send distracting material through the game pad to players during their game play. The Wii U game pad has other uses. That is the whole point of this piece. Play on the Wii U Gamepad is one option. Another way to work with these games is to use the pro controller and find other unique ways to use the Wii U Gamepad in the background.