Well first off, the name. I actually like it, Will U. Rolls off the tongue well and keeps the Wii brand, keeping that sense of involvement for everyone that the original Wii did so well. From here on though I’m kinda less impressed with what I’ve seen so far of Nintendo’s next ‘next generation’ console.
From what has been released and of what I’ve seen so far its all about that controller, similar story to last time round with the ‘Wiimote‘ but as with the console in general (see below) it seems to be a bit confused. The Wiimote had a very clear design and purpose, it looked like a magic wand and worked like a magic wand. You wave it at the screen and your character or actions are translated into the game, the face buttons were laid out so you could easily reach them with your thumb and index finger. This brings me to that new ‘controller’, my view is that it appears to be Nintendo’s attempt at combining the Wiimote from its last console with a conventional game pad, this is where I think it all goes wrong. Continue reading