It was high time I added a new console to the house…given that my PS3 had given up the ghost many months ago…I saved until I had enough to buy a Wii U.
I opted for this for 2 reasons, firstly watching E3, scouring the internet and paper gaming mags, I have found that the games for this platform just appeal to me more than the exclusives that the other 2 main platforms have coming out soon. Secondly, for the price. I got the premium console which includes 2 games for £200…well, slightly less than that, as I had a couple of discount codes to add on.
+ The console is sleeker looking, heavier and feels of a better quality than the Wii and than what I was expecting.
+The gamepad is a joy to use, ergonomically designed and some of the demos I played of other games used it extremely well.
+The interface is super easy to use and very customisable.
+The Youtube app has become my favourite way to watch videos on the site.
-The massive update I had to download upon switching the console on…taking almost an hour.
-Battery life of the gamepad isn’t superb…I get about 5 hours use before it’s completely dead.
The only issues I have with the console are minor niggles, and I am super happy with my purchase, I shall let you know my thoughts on Lego City Undercover when I have got my teeth into it properly. (After 3 hours of game-time, it’s excellent and comes highly recommended.)