One of the most interesting things at E3 this year was the Wii U’s lack of spec information during the Nintendo press conference. The focus was literally 100% on the Wii U controller and the games that could possibly be on the system, but not once did they cover the actual console and whether or not the games were actually being played by the Wii U. But the biggest discovery was at the Nintendo booth while everybody waited to get their hands on the new Wii U Zelda game. The game turned out to be just a
video a “tech-demo” and nothing more. Gamers were fooled!
Gamers were super excited to get their hands on the new Zelda game, but as soon as they got their hands on it, you can see the disappointment on their face as they walked off, some going as far as saying “what a waste of time”. I too went in to the booth and the demo, thinking I would actually be playing the game, but as soon as I grabbed the controller, the Nintendo booth babe/rep explained how it was only an example on what the Wii U could possibly do with video games — she even shared how I could change the demo from dark to bright.. WTF? Where is the gameplay?
I left the booth unhappy, thinking to myself, “this shit feels rushed, and as if they wanted to show it off to the world before the competition showed off something new”. It seriously felt that Nintendo was covering something up and the Wii U controller was the perfect distraction. Everything you read on the internet about the Wii U is all hype (right now), these big sites even giving the Wii U the best of the best new tech of E3, but the honest truth is that they didn’t even show shit. The concept is great, although I would change the design, I love what Nintendo is advertising with the Wii U, but this E3 didn’t show what gamers were looking for. Perhaps we will see the real Wii U in action later this year. Until then, take everything you see about the Wii U with a grain of salt.
Check out the video below as the gamer is completely confused on what he is supposed to control.