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Buying my first Nintendo...its a Wii U...what 5 games will give me the Nintendo Oeuvre?

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In no particular order (*= Wii game that requires Wiimote/Nunchuck. #= need/better with Wii classic controller):

- *Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
- Zelda Twilight Princess HD (U)
- Zelda Wind Waker HD (U)
- *Mario Galaxy 1 and 2(Wii)
- #Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
- Xenoblade Chronicles X (U)
- Bayonetta 1 and 2 (U)
- *No More Heroes 1 and 2 (Wii)
- *Madworld (Wii)
- *Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (U)
- ZombiU (U) if you like hardcore survival horror
- #Murumasa Demon Blade (Wii) probably expensive second hand though.

You know what if I think of it later I’ll just take a picture of all my Wii/U games it’ll be easier.
 

Hulk_Smash

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I’ll try to mention recs that haven’t been mentioned yet.

No one said Zombi U so I’ll say it. Pure action horror that makes full use of the gamepad.

Breath of the Wild since no one mentioned that either it seems. Completely playable on WiiU.

If you’re looking for a good party game, don’t sleep on Nintendo Land. It’s probably only a few bucks now.

And the WiiU has the best version of:

-Call Of Duty Black Ops 2
-Splinter Cell: Blacklist
-Need for Speed: Most Wanted
-Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Wii games I would get:
Red Steel 2
The Last Story
Sin And Punishment: Star Successor
Dead Space: Extraction
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
Goldeneye
 
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cireza

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So far as best as i can summarize. I've bought some games today, in bold, and marked in red some of my likely next purchases... but my gosh some of the prices are a little rich for me:

10x Wind Waker HD (holy shit the $$)
4x Twilight Princess HD (holy shit the $$ - bought the Wii version!)
4x Xenoblade Chronicles X
2x Super Mario galaxy 1
Yoshi wooly world
5x Donkey Kong Country (bought)
5x Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (bought)
4x Bayonetta 2
11x Super Mario 3D World (bought)
Metroid: Other M
5x Metroid Prime Triology
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
Star Fox Zero
Mario Tennis Ultra Smash
Wii Music
7x Mario Kart 8 (bought)
2x Splatoon (single player only) (bought)
5x Pikmim 3 (bought)
2x New Super Mario U (bought)
2x Smash Bros (bought)

2x Cooking Mama
Game and Wario
Earthbound
3x Zombi U (bought)
Mario Maker
3x Hyrule Warrior (bought)
Nintendo land
NES Remix
Wii Sports Resorts or Wii Sport.
Excite Truck Wii
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom Wii
Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Fast Racing Neo
Need for Speed Most Wanted U
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor Edge
Project Zero
Sonic Lost World
Tokyo Mirage Sessions





I'm 54...was an Atari guy, Commodore 64 then PlayStation and PC since...i've bought a advance/DS/3DS for the kids but I'm fleshing out the games room now for me and a WiiU popped up on my radar :)
Games are not so expensive on the eShop.

You have already bought plenty of great games, have fun. Some stuff is going to be a bit rough, 30fps or less. Like Zombi U. Still a great experience, worth the "eye-straining" effort at least once, in my opinion.
 
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Your first Nintendo console.

You will finally get to experience that infamous Nintendo Magic.
It really is special.
 

Kdad

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The collection this far...




Question...to play a Wii game I MUST hook up the sensor bar and use Wii controllers?
 

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I always thought Red Steel 2 was an exceptional showcase of pointer controls. Such a shame that wasn't the RS game that launched with the console.
 
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NintendoLand, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, Splatoon.

That's what I consider the tip of the iceberg on the Wii U...try not to limit yourself and explore what's possible on the system, plenty of wonder and surprises on the Great Wii U!