Saturday, December 7, 2013

So Many The Wind Waker HD Wii U Bundles...

This must probably be the most unlimited limited edition of something Nintendo ever since the Limited Edition of The Wind Waker (though it was nice to get a new version together with Master Quest three years after the release for 25€... :-D). I went to an electronics retailer and they are absolutely everywhere. Piles of them! It's so sad, either Nintendo overestimated the demand or noone's buying them. Probably both.

At least this gives me the hope that buying this bundle wasn't a mistake that gets punished by some golden Wii U bundle later, when the new Zelda game gets released. Because whenever that might be, they'll probably still have to get rid off the Wind Waker bundles...

The 3DS Zelda Anniversary bundle with Ocarina of Time 3D on the other hand was sold out quickly and quite some Zelda fans didn't manage to get one, so there was actual demand for golden 3DS XL, which seems to be selling out as well. When they first announced the second 3DS bundle, I wasn't happy about it, because I felt betrayed as an "early adopter", but I grew to like it. It's nowhere as good as the first bundle with Ocarina, but it's nice to be able to play my 3DS games on a bigger screen and it allows me to fake StreetPass hits, which was very useful with A Link Between Worlds. So, the golden 3DS XL prove to be useful after all and not just a mere collectible, so I can somewhat justify the purchase.

However, it would be hard to justify buying a second Wii U, unless you live in a big house and want a second one for your bedroom. Also, I'm rarely using the first one. After The Wind Waker HD I stopped using the system alltogether. Mainly because of A Link Between Worlds, but overall there aren't any must-play games for me. The Mario games are certainly nice and I will probably play them some day, but after the mediocre Marios on the 3DS I'm really sick of Mario games right now. I tried Nintendo Land, but I don't like it at all. I'm anticipating Mario Kart 8 and Retro's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, but I'm not even done with the predecessors. I'm still missing some golden kart parts in Mario Kart 7 and in Donkey Kongy Country Returns I stopped at 160% or so. The completionist in me wants to finish those, before starting the new ones.

I think the first big must-play title for me will probably be Smash Bros. And I'm eager to learn, how the Zelda game will look like, of course.


K2L said...

What keeps me busy is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and Mario Party 9 (though I'm playing that one, sooo....).

Regarding Mario, they've overexploited the franchise in the latest years, but I do look forward to 3D World after what I've seen in the most recent trailers.

K2L said...

" and Mario Party 9 (though I'm playing that one, sooo....)."

...on my regular Wii. forgot to mention that. >_<