So I was perusing some gaming sites and came across a Top 25 list and I thought I haven't done one of these yet. So here's what I'm going to do my top 5 for each of the big three console manufacturers. So each week you will see my top 5 for one of the big three. First up is Nintendo and my personal top 5 for the Wii U. Let me know what your Top 5 is in the comments.
5. The Wonderful 101
I can't say enough about this game. It's developed by one of my favorite developers in the gaming industry, Platinum Games. Now this game got flack from the mainstream gaming media because of the controls, however, I found the controls to be intuitive and work well with the game design. There is a learning curve but it isn't as bad as you would think, also you can difficulty level until you get accustomed to the play style. The games story revolves around 100 heroes and there struggle to save the world from an alien invasion. The game mixes humor and over the top action in that Platinum games signature style. Just imagine Pikmin and Viewtiful Joe had an hyper active baby and you have got The Wonderful 101. Great game for the Wii U library.
4. The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD
Well y'all had to know it was going to be in my Top 5, I mean seriously its my favorite gaming series ever. Honestly, I like what Nintendo did with this one. From the things they added to smooth out the game play (Fast Sail FTW) to the HD visuals. This will always be one of my favorite Zelda games and this one delivers a lot of content. There is a lot to do in the Zelda games and this one is no exception. The cel shaded visuals work well for this game and adds a lot to the overall tone and feel of the story. A classic in every sense of the word, if you never played the original on the GameCube now is the perfect time to dive into this one.
3. Hyrule Warriors
Koei Tecmo is known for their Musou titles most notably the Dynasty Warriors series. Add that game play with the Legend of Zelda and there is magic to be had. I think what I love about this game the most is this is the first time that as a player, you get to play with multiple characters from the Zelda universe. Each player feels different and has a moveset that is inspired by their particular game. Their are multiple weapons to get and treasures to find and the Adventure Map(s) (if you get the DLC, which you should) will keep you busy for hours. The story isn't that bad either as it actually introduces a new character to the series that could possibly turn up in future games. So, yeah add this one to your Wii U library, its worth it.
2. Mario Kart 8
Just another lovely day at the virtual kart tracks of the Mushroom Kingdom. You have to love a game that knows not to take itself to seriously. The game is simple gorgeous and the tracks are well designed. There are multiple shortcuts that you can take (or miss) on each track. The soundtrack for this game is awesome and the kart and bike variety are well put together. The DLC for this game is cheap and completely worth it as it adds basically another game worth of tracks and cups to run through. The online for this game is smooth as well, oh and before I forget you'll love 200cc.
Why, you say. Well its pretty simple. Its two games for the price of one. It is a complete game with no DLC needed. There is a lot of replayability in that there are multiple difficulties to play through to unlock characters as well as an online component where you and a friend can take on different enemies from the game and fight the occasional random boss type character. Plus it stars one of the best, badass, female heroines in gaming today. Also the gameplay is awesome. It is a mature game, it is over the top, and it is that crazy action that we love Platinum Studios for bringing to us gamers.
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