We all knew it was coming. I even warned you. After a particularly heinous week at work, bolstered by the sweetness of a tax return, I decided to treat myself and give into the Nintendo gods. I bought a Wii U.
I have never claimed to be a person of sound judgment.
I will proudly state that I am a Nintendo enthusiast.
Having officially made the decision a couple weeks back, I had been researching the best method of purchase. Because I’m the kind of person who makes decisions based on which color I like, I knew I was going with the deluxe version, not the basic. The basic Wii U is white, 8 GB, and about $50 cheaper. The deluxe version is black, 32 GB, and comes in a variety of bundles which include a game.
There is a Best Buy near where I work, and I happen to spy the Mario & Luigi Deluxe set. It advertises 2 games included— Super Mario Bros. U and Super Luigi U. Super Mario Bros. U is pretty much a given, right? It’s like new Nintendo system 101. I was additionally intrigued by Super Luigi U because I’ve been played Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon lately, which has kind of made me fall in love with Luigi! At $299, this is the price of any deluxe set, and considering games run $40-$60 apiece, I thought two games sounded like a great deal. To me, this put the system itself around $200, which I what I wanted to pay anyway.
I went ahead and picked up this bundle and, because I’m clearly not about saving money, a bunch of games. Why not go for broke? I got:
- Pikmin 3 — a game I’m super excited to play! I haven’t played any Pikmin titles before, but I’ve heard great things about this one, and from reading about them, it seems to be my type of game.
- Wind Waker HD — because Zelda! I didn’t want to get the Wind Waker bundle because I already owned Hyrule Historia and I didn’t know what I’d need two copies for. Buying this was a no brainer, though!
- Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze — admittedly, I’m a little scared of this game. I heard it was hard and I’m sure I’m going to suck. But I absolutely love DK and crew; I especially can’t wait to use Dixie again! This might have been the game that pushed me over the edge to buy.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be having Wii U Wednesdays in which I’ll talk about my experience with this new system and games!
Oh, I also happen to be completely afraid of setting up electronics because I’m positive I’ll break them immediately. I cried setting up my XBox 360. No, I don’t know what is wrong with me. Since I installed my TV and Roku in my room, I was pretty confident I could set up the Wii U tear free… but my friend was on standby incase I called him crying. See how I did next week when I talk about bringing this baby home!