News: Games Industry Needs Wii U to be Great, says Molyneux

22 Cans’ co-founder has a few things to say about Nintendo.

By Mel Turnquist. Posted 11/30/2012 16:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

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No pressure, Nintendo. Co-founder of 22 Cans, Peter Molyneux, has upgraded his opinion about the Wii U from “unimpressed” to “mixed”. Speaking with Games Industry International, he said:

“I think the Wii U is good, but I don’t feel it’s great. I’ve played the experience, I’ve played Nintendo Land, I’ve played ZombiU, and they’re good. I find holding the device in my hand–looking up at the screen and looking down at the device–slightly confusing as a consumer. It’s good, but it’s not great.

“And we really need these new pieces of hardware to be great in today’s world, because the competition is not just consoles anymore. The competition is everything, all the technology. When you’re holding a Kindle Fire or an iPad in your hand, it’s just amazing technology. It really is. It’s expensive, but it’s amazing technology. And people like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft need to match that. They need to match that in my mind, and exceed it. And I’m not sure the Wii U really did that.”

But even if Wii U doesn’t live up to the same success as its wildly popular predecessor, Molyneux has said that he still has faith in Nintendo, and he’s intrigued by the potential of asymmetric gameplay.

What do you think about Molyneux’s reservations? Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Games Industry

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