It has been a few weeks since the WiiU launched, and I am loving it. Miiverse is amazing, ZombiU is amazing and New Super Mario Bros U is pretty close to topping Super Mario Bros. 3 is terms of being my favourite side-scrolling Mario game. While the game journalism side has already been torn apart by Grubdog, its time for me to tear apart the other BS part: the third parties.
If third parties of the western portion have already failed massively in supporting the 3DS (though then again, they suck as making portable games full-fledged…), then I am not going to be surprised or shocked if it happens to the WiiU. Hell, its already happening! Did you watch the recent VGA awards? …No? Oh, ok, I see you are a normal human being and that is a good thing. Yet if you decided to be curious, then you noticed they announced some games. What did all these games have in common? Hmm… NO WIIU VERSION.
I will spout the obvious, but I am not going to yet; instead, I am going to ask a question for you, third parties: What is stopping you? You constantly whined about the Wii not being powerful enough for you (how hilarious your bloated budgets mostly did you in… hi Free Radical and Factor 5!), and you constantly wanted Nintendo to make a Wii HD with online and HDD support. Well guess what? They DID, its called the WiiU, so what is stopping you? What is keeping YOU from making games for it? How about we ask the guy behind Bioshock Infinite?
“I bought one and I like it. I play games on it! But in terms of development, nothing is brewing right now.”
Ken Levine, the face I’m making to you is both a “huh?” and a flat “what.” face. I heard ports are pretty easy to do on WiiU since the hardware is balanced in comparison to, say, the fucking PS3, which has had terrible ports not made by Japanese developers since… 2006. Nothing is brewing right now in the western developer big budget brain of yours? What is keeping YOU from porting it?
The answer I will now give: they are scared. Sans UbiSoft, which spouted lies upon lies at the Wii launch and launched with a shitty game, launched with an amazing WiiU game called ZombiU and Rayman Legends is coming out in February next year. Granted, I think Nintendo’s piggy bank helped with it, but, you know… (third party joke). WiiU finally gives them the things they have whined to Nintendo for, the things Nintendo bent over backwards for them to give. What does Nintendo get in return? Nothing, except a “I don’t know what to do with it,” excuse. Remember the 3DS launch? Remember how the year prior Nintendo showcased TONS of third party games, we hardly got any of those. Who is to blame for that?
All I do know is that thanks to things like Miiverse (which thankfully has idiots for me to troll), Nintendo can now see us telling the truth to them, when they were the ones blamed for the problem; third parties are at fault. Hell, here at Pietriots we’ve said it for YEARS, but now we have a way for others who own a WiiU to say it to them. The silver lining in this bullshit is that Nintendo is now fully embracing digital downloads and head-hunting indie developers, and making partnerships with developers and not publishers (AKA Platinum Games).
Now please pardon me, I must troll some idiots on Miiverse and draw more pictures showing Monita as an evil bitch.