Drift into a new console
So my wife gazed up at me with those dazzling eyes, flickered her eyelashes and sweetly said, “Can we get a WiiU?” I said, “This is why I married you.” I’m sorry for the lack of posts recently. A lot has been going on. I just got married, went on a honeymoon, and dealt with all the things that go along with that. Truth is, I’ve been wanting a WiiU for a little bit now and after the wedding we had a little bit left over. So we got a WiiU and of course, Mario Kart 8. I’ve always been a fan of the Mario Kart games because while I’m not a huge racing fan Mario Kart is just detached enough from racing to not feel like a racing game. At least it’s not hyper competitive like Burnout or Need for Speed. Anyway, Mario Kart 8 has really added some needed changes from the Wii version. I like that the WiiU’s controller is back to being centered around a hand-held button mashing device, but the WiiU gives you options. You can use the tablet, the WiiMotePlus or the ProController. I myself recently purchased the Nyko Pro Commander, 2 of them actually. They are great little controllers and only half the price of the Nintendo brand. Mario Kart 8 comes with all kinds of new tracks but also still contains the old ones. All of the features and enhancements they’ve incorporated do not distract from the main part of the game. I overall just generally like this game. My wife, Lainey, and I have already spent too many hours on it. The online lobby system is a little bit clunky but the actual online play is fantastic. There, to my experience, is no lag. Its relatively easy to play with in real life friends but also get new friends by playing with random people. If you already have a WiiU or are highly considering it, I believe this is the push you need. This game and the other features the WiiU has natively is single-handedly worth the purchase.