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Wii U Impressions: Day 1 A8BOlsNCAAAERSp
Nintendo Land has voice acting. Already a must buy title.

There is a funny story when receiving my non-preorder Wii U Deluxe Set. I went to Target and the store has 3 stories and near it is a parking structure with two stories. I waited outside for 30 minutes before the store opens along with very small group of people. Once I enter and suddenly I'm in a back of a huge line. didn't occur to me that the actual Wii U line is on the second floor with a bridge between the store and the parking. Fortunately, there were in Deluxe Sets to go around. Another interesting thing to note is that the store I went only has three Wii U titles in stock.

Then is time for me to set up. I had my first worrying moment as a Wii U owner when syncing the GamePad to the Wii U. After the confirmation of them syncing, both screens froze to nothing but white. After reading the Nintendo support page and discovered that there isn't any solution involving this situation, I had no choice but to unplug the Wii U. Fortunately, after turning on the system for the unnecessary second time, both the system and the GamePad were running smoothly and I didn't have to sync them again.

Then my least favorite part in the first day as a early Wii U adopter, Updating. It's expected that there's going to be traffic of owners simultaneously getting this system update on Day 1 out of the way, which takes a lengthy process. However, there is another update that I didn't expect, which is from Nintendo Land.

Surprisingly, Nintendo Land has a software update. Just like the system update, there is an option to do it later and starting playing Nintendo Land. I decided to get this out of the way as well. During the update there is an estimate completion timer that isn't every efficient. The timer lock-on multiple time approximation and then suddenly just stays at 6 seconds, which the update is not even half way done. I'll blame that on the Day 1 traffic for now. Unfortunately, once the update is completed, the installing process begins.

I think I should do the Wii transfer another time.

By that point the GamePad batteries is running out and had only a few tries of Nintendo Land. Those 20 minutes of Nintendo Land are my highlight of this Day 1 adventure.

I wasn't expecting voice acting because of the focus of Miis. Then Monita (image above), the tour guide, shows up and reads the first shown written dialogue for you and continues throughout for you in a monitor-like voice. The only part when Monita doesn't speaks is during the rule sets in the attractions since not every player in the asymmetric multiplayer follows the exact same rule set. I try out Mario Chase and Animal Crossing Sweet Day in 3 players. More details on my impressions of Nintendo Land soon.

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Comments

Amufungal
on November 18th 2012, 5:25 pmAmufungal
Nice article Smile
KingreX32
on November 19th 2012, 10:44 amKingreX32
Dude I encounter everything you did. LOL
Anonymous
on November 19th 2012, 1:05 pmGuest
I can't wait to read your day 2 article! I love you
DigiDestined
on November 19th 2012, 1:34 pmDigiDestined
The WiiU launch and the problems I'm hearing about are reminding me of the XBox 360 launch and the disastrous RRoD issues it had.
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