Everything is Wonderful now...
Sorry for no posts for over a week, but a lot of personal stuff went down and I didn't have a whole lot of time to right. Stuff should be back to normal for the forseeable future for now.
But yes, another week another Wii U title. This is almost becoming a regular thing. The Wonderful 101 is easily one of my most anticipated Wii U titles and if you own a Wii U or are picking one up soon it should be on your radar as well. The game looks incredibly fun and bright and colorful in contrast to the more serious overdone grim "gritty" stuff we usually get, and the demo was a ton of fun. Reviews are already out, with many praising, but some damning it for not explaining everything. It at least seems like the kind of game that allows for plenty of experimentation and figuring out how you want to play rather than holding your hand. I'm picking it up later today and will give impressions in the next couple of days, most likely Tuesday.
Exceptional big platformers has been few and far between this gen, but there seems to be a pretty good last-minute burst of them coming out at the end of this year with the releases of classics like Ducktales and Castle of Illusion, major new titles Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong on the horizon and recently Rayman Legends (and arguably even the new Ratchet & Clank hopefully). One title that has sort of just quietly come out with little buzz is Puppeteer, but if you are a fan of great platformers or just unique games and gameplay in general, you should check this title out. I've only played a few levels so far, but it's incredibly charming and has a great hook with these magic scissors you use to get around. The presentation is like if you are watching a high-quality puppet show and it works incredibly well. I highly recommend at least renting it and it's got a fairly attractive budget price of $40, so it's probably worth it for anybody looking for a great unique game.
That's it for today, but I'll almost definitely post some thoughts about GTA V pre-release tomorrow and hopefully have impressions up not long after that. And I'll fit a gamer cinema in there somewhere so there should be plenty of posts in the coming week.