The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)

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  1. MagnarTheGreat

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    Console: Wii U
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Developer: Platinum Games
    Release Date: September 15, 2013 (North America)

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    Demo available in the Nintendo Wii U eShop!
     
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    Is this an RTS?
     
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    I think it's more like an arcade-style action game/beat-em-up with things like QTEs thrown in. You seem to control a massive party simultaneously.

    I don't have a Wii U or know anyone personally that has one (unlike the Wii) but I hope to get a chance to check it out in a kiosk somewhere eventually.
     
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    It's an action game more in the style of DMC. The other heroes with you serve the main purpose of transforming into weapons (giant fists, gun, swords, etc.). They can be used in other ways, too, such as having them jump on to enemies to momentarily stun them and do extra damage. They've said you can use them in a variety of other ways, but we won't know for sure until the game is out.

    Here's the blog for Platinum, where they've been detailing the mechanics more in depth:

    http://platinumgames.com/2013/08/09/w101-blog-ep-11-go-the-people-need-saving/

    That's the latest one, but you can go back and check out the others.
     
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    I think W101 looks awesome, and I definitely plan on buying it. :up:

    [BLACKOUT]Whenever I get a Wii U.[/BLACKOUT]
     
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  6. MarvelWarrior

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    Game keeps looking weirder and weirder lol
     
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    Thanks MagnarTheGreat and Tron Bonne :)
     
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  9. Matt Mortem

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    The Wonderful 101 Direct that Nintendo showed this morning actually sold me a little more on this game. It looks really, really different and that's great. I hope Nintendo does a few more of these original, creative titles.
     
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    MarvelWarrior Does what a Spider can

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    Demo is up in NA
     
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    I just got done playing the demo. The videos don't do it justice. It's actually a whole lot of fun once you figure out all the little tricks.
     
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    MarvelWarrior Does what a Spider can

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    What type of genre is it? I won't get to try it till after work
     
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  13. Matt Mortem

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    IMO it's a beat em up. There are other elements that they've shown in the trailers, but the demo I played was mostly just the combat. The combat in this game is a good bit of fun.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Ahem...

    Thought this was a rather clear post about the genre. I know people are getting somewhat confused based on the nature of having 100 heroes at a time, thinking it's like Pikmin, but it's an action game. The best way to think of the other heroes in 101 is that they are basically your weapon of the game. Instead of a regular fist or sword or gun, they morph into said weapon. They will be able to utilized in other ways, but that's the core of it.
     
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  16. MarvelWarrior

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    Well playing it now and I have no idea what I'm doing lol.
     
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  17. Matt Mortem

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    I was pleased how well the right stick works in the gameplay. I thought it'd be clunky to have to stop and draw on the gamepad, but being able to quickly do the shapes with the right stick is fantastic. IMO it works as well as popping a special move in a fighting game during a combo.
     
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    I"m on the pro controller and can't do the shapes at all. I'm really not feeling this game. Played for 45 mins and don't have a clue. It's so chaotic.
     
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    Yeah, if you don't like the pace and chaos of action games like DMC, Bayonetta, and Ninja Gaiden, game probably isn't for you.
     
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    [​IMG] The Wonderful 101 Allows For Auto Combos, Like Bayonetta And Devil May Cry

    By Ishaan . August 13, 2013 . 8:30am Just like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, Hideki Kamiya’s latest game has an auto-combo option available to players that just want to coast along for the ride.



    also

    [​IMG] Bayonetta And Wonderful 101 Creator Kamiya Details His Origins As A Director. August 13, 2013 . 12:30pm

    Hideki Kamiya says that he owes a lot of his success and growth as a designer to his ex-boss, Shinji Mikami, the creator of the Resident Evil series.






    source:Siliconera
     
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    Seems the controls have been a mixed issue for a lot of reviewers. But I'm reading from a lot of others that the controls are fine, they just take time to get used to. It reminds me a lot of God Hand, many reviews trashed that because of the controls, which took awhile to get use to, but once you did you realized it was a masterpiece. But just to let you know, the game was designed for the Wii U from the beginning, so all of the gamepad features were in mind.
     
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    Yeah I basically played the first chapter and then replayed it once I had my head around the controls. This game is probably my favorite Platinum game out there and that's... that's saying something.
     
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    [​IMG] How The Wonderful 101 Became The Game It Is Today. September 2, 2013 . 2:00pm

    In a brief interview with Siliconera, director Hideki Kamiya touched upon different aspects of The Wonderful 101′s development, including the original design with Nintendo characters, and how it grew into the title it is today.


    source:Siliconera
     
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    Here's a test and it's review.






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      The Wonderful 101

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      The Wonderful 101 is brought down by the bane of many superhero teams. The individual aspects are interesting alone, but they have trouble working together.
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    Reviews


    The Wonderful 101 Review



    Shaun and Marissa team up with the realm the Wonderful 101.



    synopsis: They entered the wonderful 101. it's wacky fun that's bright and colorful but the controls can be problemmatic.
    [​IMG]Marissa's score 6.0 [​IMG] Shaun's Score 8.5




    source:GI & GT & EPD.TV/ROTR
     
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