Firebrand Games creative director Peter Shea has admitted that Wii U isn’t as revolutionary as the Wii Remote but says that consumers and developers should never underestimate Nintendo. Shea says that Nintendo has been written off too many times, and the simple fact is people will always love Nintendo’s first party efforts.
“There is still a degree of uncertainty about exactly what you can, should and must do with the Wii U, almost as if Nintendo is still working this out for itself, or not quite ready to show all its cards.”
“Even though we have the hardware in house, we won’t really know what it’s all about until we see the first wave of first Party Titles, and see and play what Nintendo have been working on.”
“It definitely has a lot of scope for experimentation.”
“The combination of a second viewport on handheld screen, very accurate gyroscopes and accelerometers, and front and back cameras seems to offer a lot of possibilities – and you’re seeing some of the more obvious ideas already in titles like ZombiU.
“The Controller itself is light, nice to hold and has a great display on it – it feels impressive and natural in the hand; once you hold it and play with it, it does make sense – perhaps not in the revolutionary way Wii Remote made sense, but it is intriguing nonetheless.”