It’s Saturday, and that means the Wii U comes out tomorrow!
We’re starting to panic a little. Gamespot’s ZombiU review leaked early, and their score isn’t very good — a 4.5 out of 10! Not that we put a lot of stock into reviews from sites like these, but that’s such a low score that it’s giving us Red Steel flashbacks. ZombiU is one of the most hyped Wii U launch titles. As a result of this news, we’re now seriously contemplating whether or not we’re going to get ZombiU or hold off. We don’t want to pick up only one game tomorrow (New Super Mario Bros. U) because that’s underwhelming for a console release. Scribblenauts and Nintendo Land appear to be getting decent reviews, maybe that will suffice.
On a somewhat lighter yet unhealthier note, we saw a commercial for Wii U themed kids meals at Burger King, and obviously had to go check it out. The six piece chicken tenders and fries were tasty, but left us wanting. The toy that came with it is a Wii U gamepad inspired pinball type ball snapper. There’s no strategy to it at all given how flimsily the balls stay on the platforms, but it’s a nifty kids meal toy. We tend to collect these types of things — our bookshelf has many tchotchke toys for Nintendo and other games.
Are any of you going to a midnight release? The Toys R Us we have ours pre-ordered at won’t give them out until 8:00am. Whenever we finally get it all set up and play the games a bit we’ll be sure to let any of you holding out know which ones are a bust.