Jonathan Ross: Wii U is “the Wii on steroids”

Television and radio presenter Jonathan Ross has shared a positive opinion regarding the Wii U, describing Nintendo’s new console as “the Wii on steroids.”

“Seeing as Nintendo are paying for my hotel they currently have the lion’s share. Which, conveniently, they have also earned, for at least showing us something if not exactly new, at least different, in their next generation home console, the Nintendo Wii U,” Ross wrote within his column for The Guardian.

“It’s not new because they showed it last year as well… they promise that it will be out this year, before Christmas, and you will want one.”

“It’s the Wii on steroids – faster processor, better resolution and with delusions of grandeur that has encouraged it to grow a screen on the primary controller that not only serves as a backup, so that you can keep playing if someone else comes in and wants to watch another three days of piss-poor jubilee coverage from the BBC on the main screen, but also adds to the gameplay in some rather fun ways.”

Ross was particularly impressed by Pikmin 3, “which looked absolutely gorgeous and introduced a new type of character – the rock-pikmin – and a more immersive, deep-strategy gameplay that seems to benefit from the extra screen.”

Having secured Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition, Assassin’s Creed III, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Mass Effect 3, he also praised Nintendo’s bid to attract core gamers to the platform.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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