Two Franchises Making A Strong Comeback
The Nintendo console has had several strong reoccurring series throughout the years, and in their latest incarnation of the Wii U two titles in particular have shown that you can in fact re-invent the wheel. While such games as the Super Mario series will always hold a place near and dear to my heart there are two that have been released so far that have been shining stars that revitalized the lagging console. While everyone has their vision of what games would constitute as the best it’s these two in my opinion that truly embody what the Wii U was built for; a console that brings people together.
Mario Kart 8
A racing game that has survived longer then most in it’s genre, Mario Kart 8 continues to bring a fun but competitive game to the Wii U. The level design is breathtaking as they have both new courses as well as a revamp of several old ones. Old and new characters have also been included in the game and a new go kart design system allows the player to specialize their cart however they wish, and the controls themselves can be designated to the Wii U gamepad, the Wii mote, and several other controllers that are compatible with the system. While the battle mode had been toned down considerably the Grand Prix is something that players will enjoy over and over again, and with the reasonably priced DLC that’s dropping on it there will be even more for Mario Kart fans to enjoy.
Super Smash Bros for the Wii U
A call-back to the original Gamecube version, the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros takes the competitive brawler and includes many of the old mechanics that were lacking in the previous installment for the Wii. There are a multitude of modes that the player can engage in, from solo modes where the player matches wits with the computer to the impressive eight player match that is a flurry of fighting. With dozens of stages and the ability to create your own as well Super Smash Bros for the Wii U is not only one of the best fighting games for the console but one of the better fighting games all around.